Monday, September 19, 2022

Master To-Do List and Menu Plan Monday - September 19, 2022

It's the last Monday of summer and, here in southwest Missouri, there's not even a hint of fall in the air. Yesterday afternoon it was 97 degrees with a heat index of 103; it's supposed to be even hotter today. I'll sure be glad when the weather breaks and we finally get some cooler temperatures.

How was your week and weekend? My week and weekend here were great! 

Butterfly on White Crownbeard

On Monday Amanda and her family and I went on another one of our Missouri State Park adventures. We visited the Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site at Ash Grove, Missouri. 

Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead

Nathan Boone's Grave

Olive Boone's Grave

Inside the Homestead

Inside the Homestead

Inside the Homestead

Inside the Homestead

Afterwards, we had lunch at a place that I've wanted to go to for years...Van Gogh's Eeterie in Springfield, Missouri. The atmosphere was lovely and the Indo-Dutch cuisine delicious! If ever given the chance to do so, I would happily eat there again!

I worked at the park on Thursday and represented the park at a booth at the local fair on Saturday. 

Gorgeous Grandlittles Waiting for the Parade

Some of Our Veterans

I had one of these back in the day. Mine
was candy apple red with a black top.

I entered several of my photos in the photography contest at the fair and won a total of six ribbons in multiple categories. I think that I'm finally ready to start doing something with my photography.

Some of My Photographs

I got up early this morning to watch Queen Elizabeth's funeral. Thus far, it's been a lovely send-off. Does anyone else happen to be watching?

A Fond Farewell to Queen Elizabeth II

Well, let's get started on this week's post...shall we?

Pollinator on Native Thistle

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

- clean house
- do laundry
- clean the fridge
- take the kittens to the vet - it's time to get them spayed and neutered - prayers over them (and me) would be much appreciated
- go grocery shopping for fresh items
- get together with friends and family
- celebrate the first day of fall (hot or not)
- make Good Earth Rolls
- work
- celebrate the tallgrass prairie @ Prairie Jubilee

The First Copperhead That I've Ever Seen in the Wild

This week's menu plan...

Monday - Beef stroganoff over whole grain noodles with brussel sprouts and pineapple slices
Tuesday - Stuffed banana peppers over sauteed zucchini with homemade French bread
Wednesday - Chicken curry with brown rice, and salad
Thursday - Cheesy potatoes with salad and Good Earth Rolls
Friday - Breakfast for supper
Saturday - ?
Sunday - Leftovers

Oh, deer! This could be bad! 

Well, that's all for today. You have a nice day and a great week ahead and I'll be with you again soon!

Until next time...

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  1. Fun weekend trip - loved the pictures and the history. Sounds like a busy week. I hope it's a GREAT one.

    1. Hey, Threesides! I hope you're having a great week, too! A busy week here, yes, for sure. I got the kittens fixed yesterday...which was an ordeal for them AND me. The little boy handled it much better than his sister. She's so tiny! Anyway, it was a rough night and at one point I really thought Tiger was dying, but, praise the Lord! This morning she is up, eating, drinking, and trying to play. After this, the rest of the week should be a breeze! Thanks for stopping in! It was wonderful hearing from you!


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