Sunday, July 28, 2019

Weekly Wrap-Up 7/28

Good morning all.  Another month just about to be in the history books.  This year is really flying by.
We cooled a bit this week and the humidity went bye-bye!  It really has been lovely.
Warmer temps starting today and humidity going up a bit - rain coming in a day or so - not going to complain.

I got to attend a family function yesterday.  My eldest sister's daughter had a cook-out and pool party at her home.  Wow, is all I can say about her home.  Huge and gorgeous!  It was a lovely time with nieces and nephews I don't get to see often.  We all had a good time reminiscing about the old days!

Glen's sister passed away suddenly this week.  She was just 60.  She had been in the hospital for a few days - but was doing better (it seemed).  Then she suddenly went into cardiac arrest.  I feel so bad for her son.  She passed away exactly 90 days to the date of Glen (23rd).  I will be attending her memorial service later today.  Just so sad.

It really has been pretty quiet on the home front this week.
  • Picked 5 little cucumbers and 5 tomatoes (1 nice one and 4 littles) YUM
  • Picked a bouquet from the yard
  • Received an almost $500 refund check from our home owners insurance!  It seems they have over charged us for quite a while!!
  • I went and ordered flowers for the funeral and was given 4 pretty carnations to bring home
  • I cleaned, decluttered and rearranged a lot of things this week.  I could spend weeks and weeks working inside the house!  It never ends.
  • I mowed and trimmed
  • Used all leftovers
  • No shopping
  • Laundry in cold and line dried
Meals this past week:
Mexican goulash - regular goulash w/taco seasoning and corn added
Leftover goulash and salad
BLT and a milkshake
Chef salad topped with chicken tender pieces
Baked fish and red beans/rice
Beans/rice/beef into burritos
Dinner at nieces house

How was your week?  Are the gardens thriving yet?  Mine sure is going slow.  I hope others are getting lots of goodies.
Any good deals this week?  How did you save money?

I hope you all have a great upcoming week.  Please stay safe and healthy.  Prayers for comfort, healing and happiness.
Blessings from my humble little home to yours.


  1. I'm sorry about Glen's sister passing away.

    $500 refund is great, how neat for you.

    We are enjoying a little cooler weather too. It was a great day to yard sale yesterday.

    I hope you have a great week, Cheryl.

    1. Thank you - so much sadness for the family.
      The cooler weather sure has been a joy.
      Have a good one!

  2. So sorry to hear about your sister-in-law. I hope you have a good week.

  3. I am sorry about your sister in law.

    Peppers are going crazy. I have picked 11 this week so far. We have been enjoying them in our meals. Kale and lettuce are still doing great. I dehydrated a ton of herbs this week since the temps cooled off some. Enjoyed our first zucchini this week. Eggplants will be ready soon. Maybe by the end of the week. Still getting a few raspberries every day.

    Hubby is smoking chicken and ribs for dinner. First time this summer. Can't wait. Have a wonderful week.

    1. Thank you.

      I am so glad you are getting so many fresh veggies!! That is fantastic. I have peppers out there - just not ready yet. Lot's of tomatoes getting ready to change.

      Smoked ribs and chicken - yum. What time is dinner?

  4. I am so sorry about your sister in law.
    Glad you were able to spend time with your nieces and nephews.
    I had my first tomato out of the garden this week, and it tasted so good. Looks like they are slowly ripening. Had lots of cucumbers and zucchini.
    Hope you have a good week.

    1. Thank you.

      It was a really fun time. Loved telling stories!
      YAY - that first tomato is always the best!!!!! Mine are very slowly changing color.
      Sounds like you are enjoying your veggies!
      You have a good one as well.

  5. I'm so sorry about your sister-in-law passing away. Your family has gone through so much grief in a short time.
    I, too, could spend weeks and weeks getting things done in my home. And what a nice surprise that $500 was! We have picked a few cherry tomatoes, green beans, and our first bigger tomato.

    1. Thank you - yes there has been a lot of loss lately.
      I could weeks - perhaps months going room by room top to bottom!
      YAY - gotta love a big tomato. Fresh green beans sound so good.
      Have a good week.

  6. Oh my, I'm sorry to hear your SIL passed away. I'm 60 and a death at that age seems far too young.

    No garden here, just flowers in my containers and fewer this year than normal as I'm trying to sell the house.

    1. Yes, 60 is way too young. Thank you.
      Good luck with selling and I hope you get a good deal and a great new place.

  7. I'm so sorry about your sis in law. It seems things always happen in bunches like that. I'm glad you were able to go to the family outing and enjoy.

    1. Thank you.
      It was a nice time for sure and I love getting with people I don't see often.

  8. Sorry about your sister-in-law. That is so sad. Glad you had a happy day with family.

    1. Thank you. It was a really nice day. Need to get with them more often.

  9. I am so sorry about your late husbands sister. You are suffering to much death in you life right now, my friend. Take car and know that I think of you and pray for your strength.

    1. Thank you so much - that means a lot to me. Prayers help me through each day.