Monday, November 6, 2023

Master To-Do List and Menu Plan Monday - November 6, 2023

Last week we had our first hard freeze with temperatures dipping down into the teens; this week it looks like we'll have plenty of sunshine and highs in the mid- to upper-70's. Beautiful!

Barred Owl

Tuesday morning the weather was perfect for finding 'frost flowers.' As a result I conducted an impromptu 'frost flower hike' at work. 

Frost Flower

Five brave folks weathered the elements to join me, but, unfortunately, I wasn't able to spend as much time with them as I would liked to have had because my van was acting up. The engine was overheating, but I had absolutely zero heat inside. My fingers were absolutely frozen! 

I nursed the vehicle home a little at a time and when Bud got off work he came over to take a look at it. It turned out to be exactly as he suspected...the engine was air-locked. He bled the air off and had it fixed in no time. He checked everything over, made a list, and told me to pick up the brakes, oil, filters, and other items needed, and, that instead of taking it down to the vo-tech, like I usually do, he'd do the work on the van himself. I plan on picking the parts up today.

We had a nice crowd turn out at the park Saturday in celebration of National Bison Day. 

There were hikes out to view the bison and crafts for the children, as well as bison chili to be eaten and enjoyed . I'm pretty sure that everyone that came had a good time!

I pulled up this year's zinnia plants after last week's hard freeze and piled the dried plants in two gigantic piles on my front porch. I spent a couple of hours yesterday afternoon cutting the dried flower heads off of many of them for seed, but only made my way through about half of them. When I'm finished I should have an ample supply of seed for my own garden next year, plus plenty to share with family and friends. If you would like to receive zinnia seed from my garden just contact me with your name and address and I would be happy to send you some.

Well, the day is getting away from me and I need to head to town, so let's take a look at the week ahead...shall we?

Tiger and Bear

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

- Clean house
- Do laundry
- Wash bedding
- Deep clean bedroom
- Pick up van parts
- Pay personal property and real estate taxes
- Grocery shop
- Finish collecting zinnia seed
- Vote
- Visit Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area with d-i-l and grands
- Work
- Present 'Terrific Turkeys' homeschool program
- Attend granddaughters' (Alysia and Kayla's) birthday party
- Get the van to Bud so he can get the brake job and oil change done

Morning Sky Over Tallgrass Prairie

This week's menu plan...

Monday - Turkey Italian sausage link with fried cabbage and baked potato
Tuesday - Leftover beef and beans with cornbread
Wednesday - Chili dog with oven fries
Thursday - Beef stroganoff with oven-roasted carrots
Friday - Turkey burger and oven fries
Saturday - Out
Sunday - Leftovers

Well, that's it for today! I hope you're having a nice day and that your week is off to a great start! 

Until next time...
(#24 in the line-up over at Grammy's Grid's Unlimited Link Party #137)

Recent and related posts that you might enjoy reading...


  1. Replies
    1. Awesome!!! Great minds think alike??? :) Have a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving season! <3

  2. Looks like you've been busy and even more planned to do. Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedLinkParty 137. Pinned.


I value your readership and love reading your comments! Please leave one today so that I know you were here! Have a wonderful day and God bless you!