Monday, August 1, 2022

Master To-Do and Menu Plan Monday - August 1, 2022

July is behind us, and the last full month of summer lies before of us. I pray that you and yours had a great weekend and that your August is off to a great start! 🌞

I worked Friday and it was great because I hadn't seen the bison in several weeks. They had found the area where haying was taking place on the prairie, which provides plenty of new and tender grass shoots, and they were out by (and in) the road. It was wonderful seeing them after not seeing them for so long! 

Morning Traffic Jam

Morning Reflections

Saturday afternoon family and friends gathered to celebrate granddaughter, Heather, and her upcoming marriage. Her mother (d-i-l Angie) did a great job with the bridal shower and the decor was beautiful! I absolutely loved the color combination! Everything was so pretty! 💗

Table Settings @ Heather's Shower

After the shower, I caught up with some of the kids and their families at Patrick and Amber's. It was great seeing Buddy. It was the first time I've seen him since he got out of the hospital. He's still having to go for daily infusions of antibiotic at the hospital but is doing much better. The area where the spider bite was is looking much better, too. Christy still hasn't had the baby. Please continue to remember her and Buddy both in your prayers and the baby, too, for a soon, fast, and safe delivery. Thank you all so much! 👶

Sunday was granddaughter, Mercy's, seventh birthday. It was fun celebrating her at her monkey-themed birthday supper! 🐵

Mercy Mia w/her Monka Cake

Mercy's Monkey Cake

Now, here we's Monday! Let's take a look at the week ahead...shall we?

In the Van Gogh Room (a.k.a. My Office)

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

- welcome that new little granddaughter into the family (she's got to come soon!)
- clean house
- do laundry
- figure the August budget and bills
- vote
- go to the bank
- pay the bills
- work the Missouri State Parks booth @ the Ozark Empire Fair in Springfield
- celebrate several birthdays (Tony's, Ruth's, and Rudy's) and an anniversary (Patrick and Amber's)
- work at the park
- shop Missouri's tax-free weekend 

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly on Zinnia

This week's menu plan...

Monday - THM Crispy Salmon Siesta (pg. 80 THM Cookbook)
Tuesday - Out
Wednesday - Chili dog with chips
Thursday - Pasta w/sauce, meatballs, and garlic bread
Friday - Turkey burger with oven fries
Saturday - Breakfast for supper
Sunday - Leftovers

Sunday Evening Sky

Well...the electricity just went, so I'm not sure when I'll be able to post this, but I'm going to wrap things up so I can find out what's going on. You all have a nice day and a great week ahead!

Until next time...

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  1. Hope your power is fully restored now. A heatwave is not a good time to be without power! I love your granddaughter's monkey cake, so cute. Hope you have a wonderful week!

    1. It is, Jean! It was only out for about an hour and a half, but that was long enough in this heat. You have a wonderful week, too, and stay cool!


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