Monday, July 11, 2022

Master To-Do List and Menu Plan Monday - July 11, 2022

Good evening! It's after 9:00 p.m. and I'm just now getting around to working on today's post! How was your week and weekend?

I had a great weekend here. Patrick and Amber and the children were headed to Fort Rock Family Camp in Combs, Arkansas and they invited me to go with them. With the first anniversary of John's death coming up I was really hesitant to go, but, in the end, I did go and I'm sooo thankful that I did! We had a great time and a lot of fun!

Blockhouse #1

The cabins (blockhouses) were spacious, the Boston Mountains were gorgeous, the food was fantastic, and there were lots of activities to keep us busy!

The View From the Window of My Cabin

The children enjoyed a 200-foot-long slide that was partially underground, zip-lining, hatchet-throwing, archery, fishing, paddle-boating, games, and more. I joined in on a few of the activities, but I mostly took a lot of pictures.

Horseback Riding





Family Games

Front Porch Sittin'

I had my own cabin and got to spend a lot of much-needed down time without distraction. I spent time in the Word, took naps, walked, and enjoyed God's beautiful creation in all its glory. My mind hadn't been that clear in years.

My Cabin

In addition to all the fun and games, we had devotions each morning and a short chapel service each evening. We had fellowship with other believers and met some new friends along the way. 

It was a wonderful get-away and it's one that, we hope, can be repeated someday, but, next time, in the fall. I'm sure that the Boston Mountains would be even more glorious then than are in summer!

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of my husband's death. I have dreaded the day coming for weeks, but, once it finally, arrived it wasn't so bad. We were traveling home from Arkansas that morning and that evening a friend was here and she and I, along with Tony's help in lighting it, sent off a lantern to commemorate the one-year mark as close to the time of death as possible. For me, it was a letting-go, of sorts...not of my love for him, but of the holding on so tightly to the memories. 

It's hard to explain, but, the Lord did a great work in my heart this weekend and it was good. Yesterday was the one-year mark; today it was time to arise, wash myself (2 Samuel 12:20-23), and get on with life. It's time to focus on, and pour myself into, the living. 

Fort Rock 2022

Okay...enough about all that! The day is getting away from me! On with today's post!

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

- clean house
- do laundry
- wash bedding
- clean and wipe down the fridge
- pick up new glasses
- set a vet appointment for Fiona
- shop for groceries
- figure mid-month budget and go over finances
- go to the bank
- answer a letter or two
- spend time with family and friends
- work

This week's menu plan...

Monday - Sandwich and chips
Tuesday - Turkey Italian sausage, baked sweet potato, and sauteed spinach
Wednesday - Tortellini, sauce, and garlic bread
Thursday - Cheese burger and sweet potato fries
Friday - Broiled salmon, baked potato, and green beans
Saturday - Breakfast for supper
Sunday - Leftovers

That's it for now. It's time for bed. You have a good night and a great week ahead! 

Until next time...

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