We have had a very busy week with a couple of big events going on. First of all, my Dad has been in the hospital for eight days. He is now doing better and may go home tomorrow, but it has been a hard week and he has gone through a lot. My sister and her husband live with Dad and she has stayed at the hospital with him 24/7. They are both weary of being there! We are praying he will indeed be able to go home tomorrow. Here is a picture, taken a few years ago, of my Dad and my children and two dear-daughters-in-law.
Secondly, our church is seeking a pastor, as our long time pastor is retiring. Saturday evening, we hosted a dinner at our home for the pastoral candidate, his family, the elders, deacons, the search committee and their spouses. That adds up to 26 people. We were busy during the week preparing for the event. It turned out to be a wonderful evening, as we had hoped it would be. Lots of laughter and lots of talking. The pastoral candidate preached on Sunday and after church there was a church dinner so everyone had a chance to visit with them. It was great to meet the candidate and his family and we look forward to their next visit in September.
So we’ve had a week of two big, but entirely different, kinds of events. I am looking forward to this week, which should be much more relaxed…until Friday when my baby goes off to college! That may be a tough day…
At the end of the week before last, I was working on more spool ornaments.
I hope to finish those off this week and get them listed in my Etsy shop ChristmasNotebook.
Saturday, DH spotted a box turtle in the yard. We keep pictures of the box turtles we find and it’s always fun to see if ones we find in the current year have been spotted before. This big boy looks like a new one.
Sunday afternoon was definitely a day of rest. Even for Clark and Winston, who joined us in the library where we visited with Older Daughter who was home for the afternoon to give her best to Youngest Daughter who leaves for school at the end of the week. Clark had to be shaved earlier this summer because of fur mats. His coat is finally beginning to grow back in. Normally, he would have longer fur than Winston.
Down to business…here’s the menu for the week.
Marinated Chicken (leftovers from Saturday evening)
Corn on the Cob
Sliced Garden Tomatoes
Mongolian Beef in the Crock Pot
Thursday / Requests from Youngest Daughter before going to college on Friday.
Corn on the Cob
Baking Powder Biscuits
Chocolate Cake / Ice Cream
Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
Steamed Sugar Snap Peas
You can find more menus and ideas at Menu Plan Monday.