Sunday, July 18, 2021

Weekly Wrap-Up 7/18

 Happy Sunday to all!  I hope this finds everyone safe, healthy and happy.  
We have finally had the rain stop!!!!  Oh my, did we have rain and more rain.  Everyday this past week.  I had a lake out back for over 2 days.  It really took a while to recede as the ground was so saturated.  This morning there are just lots of dead worms laying about and it smells very 'wormy'!!!  Is that a word?  LOL
I sure wish we could have sent that rain else where.  SOOOOOO many need it.

This was a family week for me.  Sometimes I go weeks without seeing or hearing from anyone other than neighbors - this week was an exception.  I went to sis's for dinner one evening and brother/sil were there too.  A niece I hadn't seen in about 5 years was there as well.  In town from Arkansas.  Later in week I saw another niece I had seen since Glen's funeral (2 1/2 yrs.).  She was in town and came by for a visit.  I went to lunch with Glen's aunt & uncle (hadn't seen in a year) and G's nephew came by Saturday for a visit.  We always have great talks.
Today I am going with bro/sil to another nieces house for a family get together with her growing family.

I am not feeding birds like normal - but have so many showing up.  Birds that never even came before.  The squirrels are a blast to watch - they love to play.  Had 4 young racoons the other night - boy those things can run fast.  They were chasing each other and playing.  Stayed for just a few minutes and left - nothing to see here kids!!!!!!

My week:
  • Cut and colored hair at home
  • No need to water anything this week.  Barrels are full and still haven't used hose for plants
  • Picking lots of goodies - zucchini, peppers, cukes, and onion
  • I got a new cell phone at no cost.  They are upgrading the system and sent me a new one - a SMART flip-phone!  Who knew?  I will not use it for anything other than a phone - but it does stuff!!
  • Renewed library book online until I get back to library
  • I did drop off paid bills at P.O. and I bought 100 Forever stamps before they go up in price
  • Sis sent me home with leftovers.  I got spaghetti, sauce & meatballs I froze for another dinner.  Extra meatballs I used this week.  Garlic bread I used.  Brownies - you know I ate those!!!!
  • My printer/scanner seems to have finally bit the dust.  I have been able to fix in the past - but I think it died this time.  I have options at library and a shop down the street and my neighbor has one - so I have time to look around and decide.    Lucky to have options in case.
  • I did a feed store run after I met aunt & uncle.  Stocked up.
  • NO grocery store
  • Eating from garden and home - just doing all the normal stuff
  • NO yard work this week - too wet.  I sure can't wait to get out there tomorrow - it needs help!!!
Meals this past week:
Tuna patty, leftover pasta/veg salad corn on cob
Dinner at sis's
Meatball & cheese 'sub' - using hotdog buns from frig
Burger on garlic bread (instead of bun) and salad
Ate out with aunt & uncle (Taco Bell)
Fried zucchini strips and cheesy mashed potatoes
Cheesy potato cakes and salad (used leftover mashed pots)
Ate brownies, fruit for snacks
                                 Fried zucchini and cheesy mashed - super tasty and filling!

How has your week been?  How are those gardens doing?  Anyone get any good deals this week?  Inquiring minds want to know!!!  LOL

I sure hope all are well.  Praying for rain for the dry and scorched areas.  Those in fire areas - prayers for safety.  Flooding, drought, fires, hunger....... so much going on in the world.  Please keep all in your prayers.
Blessings from my humble little home to you and yours.

Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life, he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst."
John 6:35

Lord, we pray for all the people of the world and for their safety.  Help us each to be better humans, each and every day.  Thank you for our many blessings - big and small.  Thank you for each new day.  We are blessed indeed.


  1. Send some of your rain our way! So nice that you were able to see so many family members. Our son lives 525 miles away and we are going to see him this week!

    1. The rain has moved on - hopefully your way!!!!!!
      Oh how fun - safe travels and ENJOY your visit.

  2. Sounds like a great week, Cheryl. I’m glad the rain ended for you and you were able to visit with so much family. Your meals sound delicious and right up my alley. I hope this coming up week is another good one for you.

    1. Thanks. It started well - got to see another group of family I haven't seen since Christmas!
      Plan on yard work this week - anxious to get back outside!!
      Have a good one.

  3. What a fun week with all the family! I'm sure it was wonderful to catch up with so many.

    Yep, I'd take the rain any time you want to send it here. I got my water bill this week and it wasn't as high as I thought it might be but was still higher than it has been in a very long time. Still no rain in sight...they keep saying we're going to get a thunderstorm but the clouds keep passing us by.

    1. It was fun. I love times with friends and family.
      Sorry no rain there yet - I will say a little prayer that you get some. So many in need.
      Glad the water bill wasn't tooooooo bad!

  4. Well we could sure use some of that rain my friend. How nice to have a week of visits. Especially when it is rainy and you wouldn't be able to be out in the yards.

    1. I wish I could send the rain to everyone.
      It was a great week and continued today!!! Looking forward to getting back outside.

  5. The week of visits sound nice. And, bringing home leftovers is especially nice.

    1. Great week for sure. I have really enjoyed myself!

  6. That fried zucchini looked delicious. Now, I'm trying to think at which restaurant I could get some. :D

    I love seeing family, which only happens when I invite them to MY house. :D

    My big save this week was dropping cable, but now were trying to find out how to salvage a few favorite shows. We'll undoubtedly pick up a streaming service or two.

    1. It tasted so good - not sure if it was because it was the first of year or what!
      Good for you - that is big. I am sure you can find a way to get your shows. We have lots of options today!

  7. We are happy to see a few dry days. The back yard was saturated, although not as bad as yours. Yup, wormy is a word! ha! Going to work on weeds again in the morning.

    You had a lovely week with family visits! Priceless! Leftovers was just a bonus. I would have eaten the brownies too.

    Can you believe folks are still setting off fireworks? Enough already!

    1. Happy for dry weather as well. My yard is calling me!!!! It looks so shaggy.
      It was sure nice to see everyone.
      I know - it is not as bad here - but still hear them. These people obviously have more cents than sense. So disturbing to others and they they don't care a bit!

  8. Sounds like a good week. Speaking of wormy, my granddaughter likes to entertain me with a “wormy wormy” dance that she does! 😂

    1. It was a nice week!
      Hmmm - would love to see that dance!!!! LOL

  9. I am so glad you were able to have so much family time...what a wonderful blessing! Sorry about the printer...luckily they should be coming on sale here real soon with school starting up again in the very near future.

    1. Thanks - it was a nice week.
      Not too worried about about the printer - don't use often -so I am good for while. True though - they will be going on sale!