Monday, October 4, 2021

Master To-Do List and Menu Plan Monday - October 4, 2021

Good morning! It's the first Monday of October 2021 and what a beautiful Monday morning it is, too! 

It's a cool 51degrees and a bit foggy, but the sun is shining and burning it off rapidly. It's shaping up to be an absolutely gorgous fall day!

How was your week and weekend?

I 🧑 Pumpkins

My week here was good! I got to get out of town and spend a couple of days with Amanda and her family. I left Tuesday morning and came home Thursday afternoon. On Wednesday we enjoyed a great day of sightseeing and visiting Civil War and family history sites. 

Lafayette County Courthouse
Lexington, Missouri

Battle of Lexington
Lafayette County, Missouri

The Anderson House
Lexington, Missouri
(My grandmother's aunt and uncle were caretakers here at one time.)

Confederate Memorial State Historic Site
Higginsville, Missouri
(My 3rd great-grandfather lived in the facility that was built
here for Confederate veterans. In fact, he died here.)

The Chapel on the Grounds
on the Confederate Memorial State Historic Site
Higginsville, Missouri

Confederate Veterans in Front of the Chapel

We visited several cemeteries and graves including the graves of the unknown soldiers at Lexington, the Confederate and National Cemeteries at Higginsville, and the graves of family members, including my 3rd great-grandfather. He actually died at the home for Confederate veterans that was on the grounds of, what is now, the state historic site at Higginsville.

Monument Commemorating the Graves of Five Unknown 
Union Soldiers That Fell During the Battle of Lexington

The Graves of the Unknown Soldiers

The Monument at the Confederate Cemetery
Confederate Memorial State Historic Site
Higginsville, Missouri

Grave Markers in the Confederate Cemetery

The National Cemetery
Higginsville, Missouri

My 3rd Great-Grandfather, Jonas J. Lewis
Private, 5th Missouri Calvary, Company B, C.S.A.
Under Major General J.O. Shelby and General Stirling Price
Alma, Missouri

Got to visit with a few friend and relatives along the way, including my girlhood friend and first-cousin, Teresa, and her husband, Gary...

Cousin Teresa and I

...and this dear lady, Charlene...

Charlene and I

Charlene is actually my cousin's aunt, but she was more like an aunt to me, than not, when I was growing up so I'm claiming her! She is a very precious soul and she's always been good to me and my family. I love her with all my heart!

Madonna of the Trail
Lexington, Missouri

This trip was a lot of fun and educational, and it's something that we plan to continue as time, money, and opportunity permits.

Canadian Geese
Confederate Memorial State Historic Site
Higginsville, Missouri

Okay...enough about that! Let's get on with today's post...shall we?

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

- work πŸ’²
- clean house 🏑
- do laundry πŸ‘•
- go to the doctor 😷
- check on propane (have already received a letter that the supplies are low) 🚚
- take apart and clean the heating stove πŸ”₯
- pick up a few groceries πŸ›’
- enjoy a game night with family 🎲
- visit a corn maze 🌽
- plan and prepare for the next adventure πŸš—

John and I got married on Valentine's Day and I collected hearts. We were always looking for hearts in nature. As we were leaving the Confederate Memorial State Historic Site, I spotted this cut tree stump near the parking lot where we were parked. I had to take a picture of it. He so would have enjoyed this trip. πŸ˜’

This week's menu plan...

Monday -  Chicken ranch salad w/ homemade French bread πŸ”
Tuesday - Turkey burgers and oven fries with no-bake cookies for dessert πŸ¦ƒ
Wednesday - Ham slices with cheesy zucchini, baked sweet potato, and sautéed spinach 🐷
Thursday - THM Hearty Green Soup with Ezekiel Bread toast 🍞
Friday - Stuffed pepper casserole with oven-roasted carrotsπŸ₯•
Saturday - Out πŸš—
Sunday - Leftovers

Well...that's it for this time. You all have a great day and a wonderful week ahead! 

And while you're here...

...don't forget to enter the drawing for the Sue Hooley 2022 Daily Planner giveaway! For more details click HERE or on the link below. 

Until next time...

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  1. Looks like a great trip . And the perfect time of year to visit.Enjoyed the pictures too. Have a great week.

    1. Thanks, Lisa! It was a great trip and one that I greatly enjoyed. Hope you're having a great week, too. Blessings!

  2. What a delicious menu for the week! We have a few of the same things on our to do lists; with three teenage boys grocery shopping seems endless.

    1. Thanks, Joanne, and, yes, I hear you! We had six children...four boys and two girls. The three older boys were teens at the same, yes...I definitely understand! Hope you're having a great week! Blessings!

  3. What an interesting trip- and how amazing the tree stump center is a heart.
    I like your giveaway but won’t enter as I’ve had several planners and never used them. Hopefully the winners are Homemaker’s that will put them to good use ❤️

    1. Seeing the tree stump with a heart in the center was definitely special. In that moment it made me feel close to my husband. If you don't think you'd use the planner yourself, there's always Christmas. It would make a great gift! I hope your week is going well and have a great weekend ahead! Blessings!


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