Monday, August 15, 2022

Master To-Do List and Menu Plan Monday - August 15, 2022

As of today, we're half-way through the month of August and fall is just around the corner. I can hardly wait! How was your week and weekend? My week and weekend here were great! 

Tuesday afternoon and evening Patrick and Amber and the kids and I attended a Royals vs White Sox double-header at Kauffman Stadium, and we had a BALL (no pun intended)! 😆 

The Fam in Front of Kauffman Stadium
In the Stands

60-years-old, born and raised in the Kansas City area, and it was my first time to attend a Royals game, and I loved it! Don't know why I haven't gone before, but I sure do hope to go again and often! ⚾

The Kansas City Royals Playing Field
Salvadore Perez
The Fam Watching the Game

Friday evening I led a hike out on the tallgrass prairie as the sun was setting. Afterwards, the attendees stuck around to observe the Perseids meteor shower and the full Sturgeon moon. It was the last supermoon of 2022 and, oh! What an amazing evening! We had an absolutely delightful time and got a fantastic view of both celestial events!

I celebrated my 61st birthday on Saturday and, to be honest, it was one of the best birthdays ever! I heard from all six of my children (or at least their spouses), received birthday wishes from a whole host of friends and family members, and was blessed with a lovely evening meal. Amber made roast beef, potatoes, carrots, and onions in gravy and homemade rolls. This was the traditional birthday meal that my mother always made for me as I was growing up and it meant a lot. 

For dessert Amber served homemade coconut and chocolate cupcakes and vanilla ice cream with pineapple topping. It was all so good! There were a lot of sweet offerings from the children and grandchildren and...well...the whole evening was just perfect! I enjoyed it so much! 

Now it's time to get on with the new week. Let's do it...shall we?

Hay Bales and Tall Grasses

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

- clean house
- do laundry (have purchased an indoor drying rack and haven't used the dryer for the last four loads of laundry; am super excited to see how much using it cuts the electric bill)
- figure the mid-month budget
- go to the bank
- pay mid-month bills
- trim up around the edges of the yard
- celebrate two granddaughters that are having birthdays this week
- read (am currently reading "I'm That Girl" by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison)
- answer a few cards and letters
- listen to a ballgame or two on the radio
- work

Haying on the Tallgrass Prairie

This week's menu plan...

Monday - Taco salad
Tuesday - Pasta with sauce, peas, and sprouted garlic bread
Wednesday - Oven-roasted chicken with baked potato and oven-roasted carrots
Thursday - Siesta Salmon with sauteed zucchini and oven-roasted carrots
Friday - Turkey burger with black beans, brown rice, and sauteed zucchini
Saturday - Breakfast for supper
Sunday - Leftovers

Bear Watching 'Cat TV' on YouTube

Well, that's it for today! Have a nice day and great week ahead! 

Until next time...

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