Monday, April 17, 2023

Master To-Do List and Menu Plan Monday - April 17, 2023

After a cool and windy weekend, the week ahead promises to be much better. Right now it's 52 degrees and sunny; the high today is expected to reach 70. How was your week and weekend? 

Springtime at the Creek

My week here was long, but good. I worked a lot more hours than usual and that trend will continue over the next several months. In the flesh, I'm not thrilled about it, as I have more to do at home than I can keep up with now, but the money will be good and, ultimately, it is a gift from God. Therefore, I will rejoice and be glad in His provision.

My lilacs are blooming! After the cold snap we had I wasn't sure that they would make this year, but they did! Lilacs are one of my absolute favorites!


The kittens, Bear and Tiger, celebrated their first birthday this week. I can't believe that they're a year old already! Seems like just yesterday that they were two, tiny, little babies born in the bottom of my bedroom closet; now, here they are, both big, ol' full-grown, adult cats. Another gift from God! He knew that I needed them at that particular time in my life and what a sweet blessing they've been!

Bear and Tiger

Bear is especially attentive. When he's in the house, he has to be sitting beside me, laying beside me, laying on me, or touching me. A lot of times he'll crawl up in my lap, turn on his back, and put his paw on my face. He's such a sweet boy! 

Bear and Tiger as Newborns

Tiger and Bear in That Same Bed Yesterday Afternoon

I love both of the kittens and their sweet mama, too. She's turned out to be an awful good cat and all three of them are excellent hunters! Not a single mouse, rat, vole, mole, or shrew is safe around here! Almost daily, I am gifted with one or more of the above mentioned rodents on my front door-step. I have received other offerings as well...birds, rabbits, and squirrels. I don't like it when they catch birds, but, at least, they consume them; the rodents they don't.

I had my six-month check-up and bloodwork drawn Thursday and, praise be to God! My thyroid levels are finally down in the normal range and everything else is GREAT! I praise God for health and healing in every area! He is so good!

Well, as usual, my day is getting away from me and there is much to do. I will get right on in to this week's post and, hopefully, be able to share more with you later in the week. I've got to get myself together and post more often. Even just snippets here and there would be better than nothing. Thanks for bearing with me though and for remaining faithful as a reader. You are much loved and very much appreciated! 💗

Eastern Meadowlark

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

- Clean house
- Do laundry
- Sort through some boxes out of the shed
- Mow
- Answer and mail a few letters and cards
- Work

At the Eagle Tree

This week's menu plan...

I have a lot of odds and ends in the freezer and fresh items that need used up. I will concentrate on them exclusively this week. 

Breakfast Ideas - 

- Apple-cinnamon oatmeal
- THM pancakes with blueberries, yogurt, and sugarfree syrup
- Mini bagels with cream cheese and fruit
- Eggs scrambled with asparagus and fresh greens and toast
- Cottage cheese on toast

Lunch Ideas - 

- Sandwich with chips, carrots, and dip
- Soup and grilled cheese sandwich
- Hummus with Wheat Thins and fresh vegetables
- Bean and cheese burrito with fresh vegetables and dip
- Leftovers

Supper Ideas -

- Ham slices with potatoes, green pepper, and onion
- Butter and garlic pasta with oven-roasted chicken and mixed vegetables
- Pork chop with baked potato and fried cabbage
- Chicken ranch salad with French bread
- Turkey burger with macaroni and cheese
- Breakfast for supper
- Leftovers

Cherry Blossoms

Well, that's it for today! You have a great week ahead and I'll be with you again soon! God's blessings over all!

Until next time...

P.S. - Please pray for Ron and Shelly Hamilton and their family. Ron (Patch the Pirate) is in the final stages of life and, even though there will be great rejoicing in Heaven when he arrives there, my heart aches for Shelly. I can feel her pain and know that sliding-towards-the-edge-of-a-precipice-with-no-way-of-stopping feeling. Just pray for them, please. Pray God's peace, comfort, love, and care over them in this particularly difficult season. Thank you so much!

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  1. Hi Rebecca!
    It's so nice to be back in blogland. I love seeing your lilacs! Feeds my soul as we still await for Spring to fully arrive up here. Your furry babies are so cute! Happy bday to them. ;) Yes, praise the Lord for your great check up!! 🙏 Prayers sent for your friends. It's the cycle of things and we know he'll go to paradise - but still so hard for those loved ones we'll miss. Blessings on your week. xoxo

    1. Hey, Carrie! Thanks for stopping in! I'm hoping that spring arrives for you soon. It's actually cooled back off here. We had temperatures below freezing last night. Thank for the birthday wishes and prayers. Have a great week ahead! Blessings! <3

  2. Sorry to read about your friend in the final stages of life. Sending good wishes.

    The flowers are very pretty. Love the idea of foods you jotted down. I do that when I'm writing recipes that are more than one thing. I just let the ideas flow.

    1. Hey, Ivy! I always find your comments bright, cheery, and uplifting. Thank you so much for stopping in! Blessings!


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