Good morning, Dear One! It's Monday! 💗
Not only is it Monday, but it's the first Monday of August! I'm so glad that July is finally behind us and I pray that August proves to be a somewhat brighter month by comparison! 🌞
Zinnias in Vase
How was your week and weekend? All things considered, my week turned out to be not too bad, but it has been long, as well as, lonely and sad at times.
I visited the new Dollar General store, for the first time, on Monday and, I think every day since, except Sunday. 😏
It was great having it so close by when I ran out of pertinent ingredients in the middle of making a recipe and I love their new app and coupon savings! Having the new store so close at hand is going to save the people of our little town a lot of time and money. It is forty minutes to two hours round trip to the nearest towns. Then, when you figure in the cost of impulse buying when shopping in the bigger towns, eating out, and gas money involved...well...it has the potential of adding up to REALLY big savings! Personally, I think it's great!!!
I managed to get thank-you notes written out to family and friends this week. There has been so much love expressed our way over this past six months, and so many acts of kindness committed, that I truly doubt that I got everyone covered, but I did get the ones that I remembered and were written down. Whether I actually wrote something out or not, I truly appreciate every single act of love and kindness show to John and I and our family during this past six months...during the time of his time of illness and subsequent death. It has meant a lot.
Well, I'm running late this morning, so I'm going to go ahead and get on with today's post. Let's get started...shall we?
- continue taking one day at a time...minute by minute 📆
- pray and seek the Lord in every area 🙏
- clean house 🏡
- do laundry 👕
- finish up data entry job for work (made progress last week, but still not quite finished) 💻
- put summer garden to rest (there's nothing left but weeds) 🌱
- make up hummingbird feed 🌺
- pick apples from a friend's tree 🍏
- make apple butter 🍎
- wish youngest son a happy birthday 🎂
- wish daughter, Amber, and son-in-law, Patrick, a happy anniversary 💞
- wish granddaughter, Ruth, a happy birthday 🎂
- wish oldest son a happy birthday 🎂
- say good-bye to my dear friend, Dorothy 😢
- just keep trying to figure things out (I need a lot of wisdom and direction right now) 🠞
This week's menu plan...
I've done pretty good about using up the fresh stuff I had on hand. I've thrown out what had gone bad (which really wasn't much), put what I could in the freezer, and planned meals around the rest. I still have a bag of sweet potatoes left that needs used, so that will be the common denominator in this week's meals.
Monday - Beef stew and biscuits
Tuesday - Broiled salmon, baked sweet potato, and sautéed spinach
Wednesday - Turkey burgers with sweet potato fries
Thursday - Oven roasted chicken breast, mashed sweet potato, and steamed broccoli
Friday - Taco spaghetti squash boat
Saturday - Out
Sunday - Leftovers
That's it for today! Have a beautiful Monday and a great week ahead!
Until next time...
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