Greetings, Dear One! Happy Flag Day! 💖🤍💙
I hope you and yours had a good weekend. Ours was good here. Saturday was restful and Sunday was full with makeshift church in the morning and company and phone calls the rest of the day. It made the weekend pass quickly, for which I am thankful.
A Cactus Rose
Now...here we are...it's Monday! A whole new week lies ahead of us full of sweet blessings, as well as, difficult challenges, I'm sure!
Yucca Blooming in Our Front Yard
A side note: One of those calls yesterday was from my friend, Dorothy! Her daughter contacted me Friday to tell me that she was off the ventilator! Praise the Lord! So much for that 20 to 30% chance!
Dorothy and I
Dorothy is still in ICU with a feeding tube and all kinds of other things, but she is talking and, with her daughter's help, is able to communicate via facetime. It was wonderful getting to chat with her for a few moments and, even though she has a very long road ahead of her, I am quite confident that she will make a full recovery and be her old self again in no time.
Now...take THAT, COVID-19!!! 😡💪💣👊💥
Not much has changed with my husband. We continue to just take things one day at a time and all that comes with it...be it the good, the bad, or the ugly...and, usually, there's a little of each throughout the day every day. At last weigh-in he was down to 92.2 pounds. He eats little, but continues to keep up with the protein drinks (one to two a day) and has done well in upping the water and Gatorade. Each day is a blessing and continued prayers on his behalf are much appreciated. Thank you!
Red, White, and Blue Petunias
I moved my hanging baskets of petunias Saturday morning. They weren't doing so great in that hot afternoon sun on the west (front) side of the house, so I moved them to the back porch on the east side. I hung them on the double shepherd's hook that I hang the finch feeders on in the winter. I think they'll do quite nicely there.
Then this sweet thing happened over the weekend...
A swarm of honeybees visited our yard and overnighted in one of our mulberry trees. I took great pleasure in visiting and observing them and they were low enough that I could get some decent pictures. I'm hoping that they'll take up residence in a hollow tree nearby. 🐝
Well, let's get on with this week's post and see what's going on...shall we?
- spend as much quality time with dh as possible 💑
- take time to think, plan, and dream 🤔
- take time to rest and relax 😴
- read 📚
- wish our next-to-the-youngest dil a Happy Birthday 🎂
- wish my husband, our sons, and sons-in-law a Happy Father's Day 👴
- clean house 🏡
- do laundry 👕
- clean out fridge 🥶
- work fresh fruit up (make fruit salad, strawberry shortcake, and banana and chocolate-chip oat-bran muffins) 🍉🍇🍓🍌
- wash windows 🏠
- make hummingbird nectar and refill feeders 🌺
- work in the garden 🌱
- weed-eat the edges 🏡
- work from home (data entry-finish Bogart and submit) 💻
Monday - Broiled salmon, baked potatoes, brussel sprouts, and oven-roasted carrots 🐟
Tuesday - Ham, baked beans, fried cabbage, and biscuits 🐖
Wednesday - Taco salad with guacamole 🥗
Thursday - Chicken, rice, and mixed vegetables 🐔
Friday - Homemade pizza 🍕
Saturday - Turkey sausage, eggs, sautéed onions and peppers, and toast 🦃
Sunday - Pasta with meat sauce, green peas, and homemade bread 🍝
That's it for today you all! Have a nice day and a great week ahead and I'll be with you all again soon.
Until next time...
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