Monday, April 10, 2023

Master To Do List and Menu Plan Monday - April 10, 2023

It's Monday night, heading rapidly into the wee hours of Tuesday morning, and I'm just now getting a chance to sit down, collect my thoughts, and try to put them down in a post.

Violets From My Yard

I intended to post several things relevant to Passion Week last week, but it didn't happen. The week and weekend turned out to be quite full with lots of good stuff and some not so good.

Some of the good stuff...

Seder Supper

Easter Eggs

Cream-filled, Faux 'Laura Secord' Eggs
 Handmade By Daughter Amber

Easter Baskets For the Grands

Grandlittles That Were Able To
Come To This Year's Egg Hunt

The not so good...

In the wee hours of Sunday morning, a block down the alley, my cousin's place burned to the ground. My cousin lost everything in the blaze; a friend that was visiting for the weekend lost his life.

We cancelled the planned breakfast for Resurrection morning, but, despite little sleep and the awful tragedy, we decided to go ahead and meet for Sunday morning Bible study. Everyone stayed afterwards and we had breakfast for lunch. Throughout the afternoon and evening family and friends came and went, gathering in love and support of my cousin. Monday morning Aaron and Amanda and the girls joined us.

Now, here it is, late Monday night and I'm absolutely exhausted. I wanted to get something out, though, before going to bed. Let's take a look at the week ahead...shall we?

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

- Clean house
- Do laundry
- Celebrate the kitten's (Tiger and Bear's) first birthday
- Go to the doctor
- Figure mid-month budget and bills
- Work

This week's menu plan...

I haven't had a chance to even think about what's on-hand and how to put it together, so, I'm going to skip making a plan this week and just focus on what's on-hand. Whatever needs used up first...that's what I'll eat. 

I hope that you and yours had a wonderful holiday weekend, a beautiful Resurrection Sunday, and a nice Monday! Have a great week ahead!

Until next time...

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  1. Oh, dear friend. I am so very sorry. Please know my prayers are with you, your cousin, and all the family. If you know of a way to help, please feel free to email me.

    1. I'm sorry, Billie Jo! This comment got lost in the list and I'm just now seeing it! Thank you so much for the prayers over my cousins and the offer to help. I think everything is going well. Another cousin brought the one that lost everything a nice travel trailer to stay in while he sorts things out and regroups. I know that many others have turned out to help in various ways. JR's Celebration of Life is scheduled in his home town for May 13th. (He wasn't from here and I had only met him once.) Please continue to remember his daughter and grandchildren in your prayers. Thanks for your prayers and concern. I'm just sorry that I didn't see this sooner! Blessings, Sweet Friend! <3


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