Monday, May 8, 2023

Master To-Do List and Menu Plan Monday - May 8, 2023

The day is nearly over and I am just now getting a chance to sit down and work on my Monday post. How was your weekend?


Mine here was good, but, man! It pretty much went from cold to hot overnight and, now, here we are... ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿงจ

Latest Mystery Iris

Saturday, in celebration of 'the man from Missouri', I worked Truman Days at the Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site in Lamar (May 8th is his birthday).

Harry S Truman Birthhome

My job was to aid site visitors in making cornhusk dolls and other historic crafts.

Cornhusk Doll

That evening I watched the coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla on Youtube. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of either one of them, but, I sure did enjoy watching all the pomp and circumstance! Magnificent!

King Charles III and Queen Camilla

Sunday afternoon my cousin from Colorado called and we visited for quite a while on the phone; Sunday evening Amber, Audrey, Mercy, and I met Amanda and Alysia for supper at Freddy's in Nevada. Unfortunately, we had to leave before Kayla arrived, so we didn't get to see her this time. 

Pink and Purple Iris

This morning I went with Nicole to her prenatal appointment. Afterwards, we stopped by the nursing home to see Pat. Then, we ran a few errands. 

We stopped by the Amish greenhouse to pick up vegetable plants and soil. I had about decided not to do a garden at all this year, but, after thinking about it further, I decided to try something completely different...gardening in five-gallon buckets! Our last stop of the day was to stop at Walmart to pick up the buckets and topsoil.

Roma Tomato

After we got home, Tony helped me drill holes in the bottom of the buckets, then I filled them with dirt (topsoil in the bottom; good growing dirt on top). I planted onions in one bucket, Yukon Gold potatoes in two of them, Roma tomatos, green peppers, sweet banana peppers, and yellow crookneck squash in each of the others. I have one bucket left and I am saving it for zucchini plants...which was what I thought I had grabbed, but it turned out to be the crookneck instead...but that's okay. 

My Five-Gallon Bucket Garden

Anyway, I planted the vegetables, then arranged the buckets in a row on the old stepping stones that the girls helped the grandlittles make for my birthday back in 2009. At the time there were only seven grandchildren; now there are twenty-two (soon to be twenty-three) and the oldest is expecting a baby of her own. 

Stepping Stones  - 2009

The pretty paint washed away years ago, the pictures have faded to white, the grandchildren have grown, and Papa is gone, but the love that the old stepping stones generate in my heart, lives on. I think this is a great way to repurpose them. 

Stepping Stones - 2023

Oh, and I got an oregano plant to fill in that last space in the herb wheel, so it's full now, too!


Herb Wheel

Well, it's thundering and lightening and threatening to storm (I hope we get some rain...we need it so badly) and I'm running out of time here, so I'm going to go ahead and get started on this week's post. Won't you join me?

Irises in Bloom

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

- Clean house
- Do laundry
- Go with Nicole to prenatal appointment
- Visit Pat
- Purchase garden plants
- Pick up buckets and soil
- Plant garden vegetables
- Plant aloe starts from a friend
- Plant rest of marigolds
- Go to the bank and post office
- Pay bills
- Get tires on van
- Work

Northern Bobwhite Quail

This week's menu plan...

Will be focusing on fresh items and items on-hand that need used up this week.

- Homemade pizza
- Oven-roasted chicken, baked potato, fresh asparagus, and corn-on-the-cob
- Turkey burger and oven fries
- Butter and garlic pasta with mixed vegetables and homemade French bread
- Pork chop with fried cabbage, peppers and onions, baked potato, and corn-on-the-cob
- Breakfast for supper
- Leftovers

Dame's Rocket

Well that's it for today! I hope you've had a nice day and I wish you an absolutely fantastic week ahead!

Until next time...

P.S. - By the's RAINING! ☔๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’—

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1 comment:

  1. My husband and I took a weekend getaway. We actually planned it last fall. It's been raining here too, but today I think we will actually get some sunshine.


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