menu monday on tuesday :) / week of august 4

Last week was very busy. On top of party prep (had 74 people here for dinner after church Sunday), my mower quit, my frig quit, I lost a diamond earring in the lawn, cut my finger and DH had to put four stitches in it, MIL was in the hospital for a few days, DD had softball tournament games, and my housekeeping help and my garden help were on the mission trip. What a week. Here’s a shout out to my friend Margaret and her niece who came over on Friday and cleaned my house for me. What a blessing! Thank you, Margaret!

This week seems a bit slower, thankfully. The mower is in the shop, the frig is working, and I am rested from getting ready for Bethany’s going away party.

going away party

More about that in another post soon.

I had planned to make Crispy Baked Chicken for supper, but I was sick in the afternoon and didn’t want to cook. DH took DD to the DQ to pick up supper and I stayed home with some chicken soup.

hamburgers / buns
steamed green beans and red potatoes

eat out

beans and ham

chicken and noodles
peas / corn
green salad


Crockpot Chicken Cordon Bleu
spinach salad
green beans almondine

There are more menu ideas at Laura’s site.

The surprise lilies came up last week. I have some from my grandmother’s garden which I planted in my fenced garden. And we have some that were here when we bought the house. We’ve moved them all over the yard.

along the fence

I made a bouquet for church with the lilies, Althea, physostegia, and garden phlox. The lilies last so long when cut. I have several bud vases around the house with surprise lilies in them. Cheery and they smell good, too. 🙂

pretty in pink

It’s been too hot to work in the yard, but the next few days it is supposed to cool down and be in the low 80s for a week or so. That would be nice! I would love to work in the yard, but don’t go out much when it’s so hot and humid.



  1. Melody
    Posted August 6, 2008 at 7:36 am | Permalink

    Your flower arrangement is just beautiful! I have so enjoyed viewing the pictures of your gardens. I was also overjoyed to read that you have housekeeping and gardening help. I thought you were Super Woman! Now I know you are just regular people like me! LOL


  2. Rhonda
    Posted August 6, 2008 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    Super Woman? Ha! Not me! I am very grateful for the help we get. A young man from church weeds for us five hours a week. He had been working for us for seven years. And a young lady from church comes once a week to help with the cleaning. Tremendous help! ~~Rhonda

  3. Posted August 12, 2008 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    wow! what a week! hope you feel better. handy that dh can sew ya up :o) hope you find that earring soon. that’s a beautiful arrangement. I was gonna say you were super woman, too. I could never keep that big ole house clean as you do :o)

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