Happy Monday friends!  I hope everyone had a good weekend. It was rather glorious – weatherwise – here and we enjoyed as much time as possible outside.  Ate our meals outside, too…which I always enjoy!  Looking forward to another week, but for now….here is the current “state of affairs” at my house.
Outside my window.  More sunshine!  I don’t understand what there is not to love about summer!!  We are expecting some rain later this week, but, today, you will find me on the porch (or perhaps the back patio) most of the day!
Around the house.  All is quiet.  Everything seems to be in order – and in its place.  A good start to a Monday morning.  There is a new dress – still in its Amazon package – on the table that I forgot to open.  So, happy mail this morning:)  And another package that needs to be put in the mail.  A little something for a bride-to-be friend (yes, a “little” something!)
Also on the to-do list.  I brought out my patriotic – or Fourth of July -things.  I’m sifting it.  Some to consign but most to donate.  I’m as patriotic as the next girl but the decor really does not fit in my house and I don’t really enjoy using it.  I will keep a few things but most of it can go.  I have been saying this for years but I always wait until it is too late in order to consign it.  I’m on the ball this year!
On the menu this week.  I am looking for a hash brown or other breakfast potato casserole that is yummy.  I need to take one to a ladies’ breakfast on Saturday.  The last one I attempted was super dry….so I’m hoping to do a “test run” on a new recipe this week.  Hopefully, there will not be three or four casseroles in our future.  I’m hoping for success from the start:)  Any good ideas??
On my mind as the week begins.  Nailing down a few plans for Father’s Day.  Also, making plans for our trip next week to Lancaster.  Just a few days away but we are going to explore a few new-to-us spots.  A change in curriculum for Junior Church…and some summer plans there as well.  Nothing major.  I am concerned for my uncle.  He has been in the hospital for over five weeks now.  Every week, I anticipate “big progress” but the steps forward towards healing (or even leaving the hospital) are baby steps, at best.  I wish there was more I could do to help.  But, for now…it is time for a cup of coffee and some time in God’s word!  Have a beautiful week.  I hope will you come back later this week.
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.  Romans 8:1
This is a verse I’m working on memorizing this week.  I (sorta/kinda) know it already but a good refresh this week will be good.  I joined Lisa’s memory challenge.  We will be working on several verses from Romans through the summer.

4 Replies to “Good Monday Morning 6.5.22”

  1. I’m sorry to hear about your uncle! I know that is hard to hear of him being in the hospital for so long. I’ve been enjoying the summer and the weather as well, even though you know it’s not my favorite. Thankfully I have clothes to help keep me cool and I don’t have to work outside. It’s so humid where I live, so that’s really my issue. It’s not so much the heat, but the humidity that knocks me over sometimes. It ends up giving me a sinus headache a lot of days, so I have to be super diligent about drinking more than enough water to stay hydrated so that I don’t have to keep on taking sinus medication. I dislike taking meds regularly.

    Your weekend and plans for the week sound lovely! I can’t wait to hear about your Lancaster trip and hope you have the best time away! I don’t have an actual breakfast potato recipe, but how about Googling the Cracker Barrell hashbrown casserole? It is SO GOOD and could be used as a side dish or as a breakfast item. It’s never dry and uses those shredded hashbrowns. I’ve seen other recipes that use Campbell’s soup to ensure they’re not dry. Just a thought! Have a great day, my friend!

  2. Wishing your uncle a full recovery, time always seems to drag when in hospital when the days become weeks, then weeks become months and the longer he is there it will be harder for him to get back to his normal life. Let’s hope those baby steps speed up a little soon.
    I have a feeling that your hash browns are different to those we have over here, there is no casserole involved in ours! Ours are just grated potato and onion shaped into a patty and then shallow fried. We would have them with ‘a full English breakfast’ of eggs, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes and maybe a small sausage.
    Have fun in Lancaster x

    1. Oh, I am sure we will. It will be nice to get away for a couple of days!! Thanks for the thinking of my uncle –

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