Menu Plan Monday – July 11, 2022

I am so sorry for being late in posting my menu for this week. WordPress just was not cooperating, getting locked up on autosaving drafts.


Italian Sausage with Peppers & Onions
Potato Salad


Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
Tomato Red Pepper Soup
Stuffed Eggs, Pickles


Shepherd’s Pie
Tossed Salad
Paleo Lemon/Poppyseed Muffins


Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

(From Last Week)

Lemon Garlic Cod
Green Beans



Have a Blessed Week,

Menu Plan Monday – May 16, 2022



Thracian Chicken with Tzatziki sauce
(I use Symeon’s spices that can be purchased online for the marinade.)
Lettuce, Tomatoes, and Feta Cheese



Chili Rellenos Casserole
Mexican Chopped Salad
Caramel Flan



Spaghetti Pie
Garlic Bread


Deli Roast Chicken
Potato Salad
Prince Edward’s Medley Vegetables (From Aldi’s)

Gen & friends leaving for a week in California
Left Over Spaghetti Pie for Rick

I will not be posting a menu plan for next week as I will be in California.
Rick will be enjoying some prepared ahead meals from the freezer.

Have a Blessed Week,

Goals and Projections for May 2022


Continue with daily devotions from “Morning by Morning” by C. H. Spurgeon and Turning Point Magazine by Dr. Jeremiah. This month’s topic is “Can I Really Make a Difference.”

Ladies Bible Study – “Women of the Bible” Volume 3: Helpless & Hurting by Shirley Starr
Chapter 3 – “Jephtahah’s Daughter – A Tragedy In the Making” May 5th
Chaper 4 – “Naomi – The Bitter and the Sweet” May 19th

Reading through the Bible in a Year – Books of 1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Chronicles, 1-2 Kings and Psalms

Continue with daily prayer – specifically praying daily for those listed on our church prayer list and pray for family, friends, ministries, &  government.

“Put together “Love In A Box” package for May-Mother’s Day
Touch base with Daughter and Grandson in NY weekly.  Daily message our grandson morning and evening.

Spend special time with my husband, Rick, taking a drive, eating out, etc. We will be celebrating our 55 wedding anniversary on the 13th of May. How very thankful we are that the Lord put us together so long ago.

Household & Gardening
Meal plan for the month of May and post on blog weekly.  Rick does the shopping, so I put together the shopping list for him.   He finds this form really handy. (I also put which Aisle he can find the items in.)  Shopping List

As we watch the grocery store shelves becoming more delpeted, I feel the need to keep adding to our food storage by purchasing a few extra non-perishables each shopping day.

Prepare freezer meals for Rick while I am in California at the end of the month. Make menu plan for trip to California and get some packing done.

Keep up with dusting and vacumming the whole house.

Love this garden idea and would like to do attempt doing a version of this in our backyard. I need to research some plants that will withstand the heat and require little watering.

Keep working on keeping my patio garden flourishing. Already enjoying peppers and tomatoes.
Squash bugs are giving me a challenge right now.

Continue to watch my carb intake and start intermittent fasting again.

Pack supplements to help with heart, diabetes, and joint issues and be religious in taking them each day. Continue with juicing.

Need to get out and purchase some new clothes. Pretty needy for sports clothing. Sure wish I enjoyed clothe shopping like I did when I was younger and slimmer.

I need to be more disciplined in doing leg and neck exercises given to me by Dr. John Bergman, my California health restorer. I, and several friends, will be going back to his office in Huntington Beach at the end of May.

Take time to relax and  enjoy self.  I love scrapbooking and cardmaking…it is my therapy.  I also enjoy doing crossword puzzles.

Intellectual Goals
I want to continue to be a life-long learner. At at age 75, I feel I still have much to learn.

Last week, my friend Jeannie and I enrolled in Dr. Bergman’s “Apprenticeship Hour with DrB” Live workshop which will be airing the last Thursday of each month. He will be teaching anatomy, physiology, neurology and topically on health related issues. Our first session was on
“How to Rebuild Your Body”. It truly was so informative. Order Anatomy and Physiology Coloring Books from Thrift books.

I recently put together a gardening notebook to help me learn more about Desert Gardening here in Arizona. Angela at “Growing in the Garden” has been a tremendous aid in learning how to be a more successful gardener. Check out her site at

Emotional Goals
I have a tendency to misinterpret what others may be thinking.  I need to develop the habit of sticking to the facts — as far as I can unearth them. When I think I might be jumping to conclusions, ask myself, ‘What evidence do I have for assuming this?”  My misinterpretation is usually distorted reality.  I will work on this!

It has been great to be back at church and enjoying fellowshipping with my beloved church family.  It is truly wonderful to experience that human connection.  I pray that I might be an encouragement and blessing to those I encounter on a daily basis.

Phone, visit, email, text, send cards (handmade) and pray for who are in need of help and encouragement.

A goal is an objective I can accomplish, I want to see happen in my life, and one that I have complete control over.

A desire is something I have no control over because it often involves someone (who might or might not be cooperative) or something else (circumstances.)

Continuing to reach my goals,

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