It has been a long week. Last week I was very sick for four days. Bad chest/head cold. I didn’t leave the recliner from Sunday night till Friday morning except for necessity. Needless to say, nothing toward Christmas prep was done during that time. Genny came Saturday morning, as well as my dear friends Marsha and Paul. We all worked hard on Saturday. DH and I put the beads and popcorn/cranberry strings on the living room tree. One box of ornaments (of three) was emptied and the ornaments are on the tree. A ways to go there.
Sunday morning, I rested while Genny visited a friend who lives nearby. On her way back to our house, Genny got a call about the tornado that hit Washington, Illinois. Genny’s daughter and her family live there. Meanwhile, we were under a tornado warning, as well! As information came in, we found that Genny’s daughter’s house was hit. Thankfully the family was at church at the time and are all safe. The house needs a new roof and some other work. It was on the edge of the worst damage. Just two houses down from them, Genny’s son-in-law’s mother’s house was also damaged.
We appreciate your prayers on their behalf. It will be a long haul to get everything cleaned up, repaired, and rebuilt.
After all that, it is hard to settle down and contemplate something as mundane as the week’s menu, but here goes.
Chicken and Rice
Steamed Green Beans
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Mongolian Beef with Broccoli
Lentil and Sausage Soup
Lettuce, Tomatoes, Sour Cream, Cheddar Cheese
You can find more menu and recipe ideas at Menu Plan Monday.