Monday, July 26, 2021

Master List and Menu Plan Monday - July 26, 2021

Good Monday Morning, Dear Ones! 

It's the last Monday of the month and, I can honestly say, that I'll be glad to get past July. It's been a long month.

How was your week and weekend? 

I barely remember the early part of the week at fact...I don't remember it. Our youngest daughter and her family arrived on Wednesday. Other than that, the whole week has been a whirlwind of people and activity.


We said goodbye to my husband on Saturday. We had a Celebration of Life and potluck dinner with visiting following. There was a good turnout (standing room only) and much testimony. I feel that John had a good sendoff, but, jiminy Christmas! I can hardly stand it! I miss him so much! 😢 

My Husband, John

I am determined, though, to keep pressing forward and doing...something! I'm not sure what at the moment, but, with the Lord's help, I will figure it out. My goal today is to get the house back in order and the laundry done. 

I've had a lot of company in since Saturday and, although they've all offered to help straighten things up, I've insisted that they leave it so I will have something to concentrate on and do while I think things out. Besides, I like creating order out of chaos. It will feel good to accomplish something, even if it's something small.

I am going to go ahead and just take the plunge into this week's post. There is much to be done and I need to get started. 

Zinnias From My Garden

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

- take one day at a time...minute by minute if necessary 🕛
- pray and seek the Lord at every turn 🙏
- write 'thank you' notes to a number of people 📧
- clean house 🏡
- do laundry 👕
- clean fridge 🍲
- take inventory of food on-hand 📜
- take a look at the finances and make a plan 💵
- finish up data entry job for work (didn't quite make it last week) 💻
- check out the new Dollar General store in town (it opens today) 💲
- celebrate granddaughter, Mercy's, 6th birthday 🎂
- just keep figuring things out (I need a lot of wisdom and direction right now) 🠊

First Margarita Pizza of the Season
For the recipe click HERE.

This week's menu plan...

I'm not even going to try menu planning at this point, because, the truth is, I don't even know what I've got. There is food everywhere and, until I start sorting through it and figuring out what's what I have no idea where I'm headed with any of it. BUT...after I get everything sorted and figured's going to be a whole 'nother story! I've done nothing for six months but sit in hospitals and at home stress-eating whatever. It's time to put the brakes on and get back on track with my own health. Putting the Word first coupled with good food and getting back to walking! THAT has got to be my #1 focus in the days ahead...period!!!

My Husband's Bible and Magnifying Glass

I guess that's it for now. I do hope to visit with you all more in the days ahead. I've just got to get my head straightened out a bit and figure out what's what. Bear with me and, please, pray for me. I've got to figure out how to embrace this season in my life and make it work. I love you all!

Sunset Over Tallgrass Prairie

Until next time...

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  1. MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU MY DEAR. This is going to be a time of testing for you. I wish there ws some way I could be with you and we could just have a good cleansing cry. Know that you are in my prayers as you travel this rode of grief. The holy Ghost will comfort you as promised by the Savior.

  2. I'm so sorry for the loss of your husband.
    Words are just not enough. But I know from reading your blog that your a women of great faith. Know that we are all praying for you.
    May the Lord keep you in his grace miss Rebecca.

  3. Hugs to you! Your flowers are wonderful and so is the pizza. Take care

  4. Prayers for you at this time. God bless you in your loss. This is a hard season for you, and God in His grace and mercy will be there to help you through.

  5. Praying for you - you are so strong, and such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your faith, and your courage to keep on...... God bless.

  6. Praying for comfort, peace, wisdom and strength. Staying busy and focused will help alot. After my MIL passed away, there was so much food from two churches. We used meal prepping Containers to fix up individual meals and put them into the freezers. It lasted for a few months. Nothing got wasted. I hope this idea helps.


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