Monday, July 19, 2021

Master List and Menu Plan Monday - July 19, 2021

Greetings, Dear Ones! It's Monday!

It's been a little over a week since my husband's passing and I am trying desperately to find my footing. It is surreal that John is gone and I have no idea what I'm going to do without him.

The medical supply people came on Monday and picked up their stuff (hospital bed, oxygen, commode, wheelchair, transfer chair, walker, etc.) and our daughter, son-in-law, and grandgirls from KC returned home mid-week. I spent the later part of the week and weekend regrouping and cleaning house. 

On Tuesday my friend, Cindi, from Wisconsin came to see me. She has family here in town and just happened to be in the area when all this happened. It was good to see her and we got in a nice visit.

My Friend, Cindi, and I

On Friday our next-to-the-youngest son picked me up and took me to the funeral home to pick up John's ashes. His Celebration of Life will be held this weekend. 

The Urn That I Selected
and Ordered For John

While we were out and about we had lunch at a friend's new restaurant (Tu Casa's in Butler, Missouri). I loved the bright colors and pretty d├ęcor. I especially liked the rows of brightly colored pennants that hung overhead. It was very nice and the food was delicious! 

Tu Casa's in Butler, Missouri

The weekend was quiet. I have no idea where to go or what to do from here. My car is still down (right now I'm borrowing my daughter's van when needed), but I don't know when I'll go back to work. I still have data entry that I can work on here at home, but I imagine I'll think about going back to the park soon. Please pray for me as I try to figure it all out. 

Flowers From a Friend This Week

In the meantime, here are my plans for this week...

This week's master to-do list...

- day at a time
- pray...a lot
- clean house
- do laundry
- weed-eat
- get things together for John's Celebration of Life
- return dishes to people who have brought food in
- finish up data entry project for work
- attend John's Celebration of Life
- visit with friends and family
- just keep trying to figure things out (I need a lot of wisdom and direction right now)

This week's menu plans...

I'm not even going to try to plan anything at this point. Folks have been so kind and food is still trickling in. I will just continue to eat whatever is available. After we get past this, though, I've got to get a plan in place and follow it. All I've done for six months is sit in hospitals, and here at the house, and stress eat. It's time to get back on track with my own health now. 

Until next time...

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  1. Praying for comfort for you. Please accept my deepest condolences.
    Psalms 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit
    Psalm 147:3 He healeth the broken in heart and bindeth of their wounds (griefs)
    Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness

    Two blogs that have blessed me

    Blessings & many prayers,

    1. Thank you for the scripture verses, Susan! I have looked them up, marked, and highlighted them in my Bible and will hang on to them tightly in the days ahead. Thank you, too for the links that you shared. I will check them out. Blessings! <3

  2. You are in our prayers. Now is the time to find you. Take up a new hobby, start a healthy eating plan exercise and get out of the house. You can do all things in him.

    1. Thank you, Lisa! These words resonate within my spirit and, yes, I CAN do all things through Him which strengtheneth me! Thank you! <3

  3. Praying for you now as you try to pick up the pieces and move forward. Take your time. Allow yourself time to just rest and grieve in whatever way your heart and mind and spirit lead you. But by all means, try to eat right, sleep as much as you can, and get plenty of fresh air. Life will begin to fall into place in time, but there's no rush. God is with you and He will not forsake you. Praying for you and with you.

    1. Thank you, Pamela! I find your words encouraging and reassuring. Thank you so much for taking the time to share them with me. I am printing them off to put in my Bible to remind me. God bless you!

  4. I cannot imagine what you are going through. But, it sounds like you at least have a plan in mind.


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