Brr! We didn't get the ice, but we sure are freezing. They are still calling for ice tomorrow and Saturday, DH has already made plans to work from home.
Still waiting on a callback from the medical office. I have called 3 times this week. If I don't hear anything by this afternoon I am calling my surgeon's office to see if they can light a fire under someone's a##.
Today's project is an inventory and list of items in the freezers so DH knows what is there and where to find it.
01-12-2017, 12:40 PM
Pinetree hope you lose that truck soon! Way to go on your blooming plants.
CH -I made the chicken recipe on the back of the stove top box the other day. It's all processed, but my DH actually said he liked it.
Yesterday I stained the baseboard. While I had the stain rag out, I thought I would go over the existing window trim. Didn't know they unhooked all the lights. So, not sure how that came out.
I baked some cookie dough I put in the freezer last month. I want to do that again. It worked out great.
The crew arrived & started asking questions about the creek rising over our bridge. I thought they were just shooting the breeze, but lo & behold, our driveway bridge was under water. DH went to work against my advice & drove through it. I told the crew that the property owner was officially instructing them not to drive over that bridge if it is under water. They laughed, but the head guy called someone & shared the info. I don't want them coming back on me if they float the company van down the creek!
Not sure what the thought process was, but they have the place for the lights way to high, so the head guy will talk to the electrician. They were in the attic yesterday & came out coated in blown in insulation.
They are swirling the ceiling today.
01-12-2017, 01:58 PM
Hope you don't get flooded out Winkie!
I have no energy today. Not feeling bad, just lazy. I did the freezer list. Brought up tomato sauce I canned last summer to make soup with. It's sunny and I just want to lay here with the cats and nap.
Decided that one of the chicken dinners will be fajita/soft tacos. I have everything for that. For another I think I will switch out fish.. there is one each of a tilapia filet and a cod filet, and that will get rid of both packages.
01-12-2017, 02:17 PM
Watching the Accountant w/ Ben A=very good. Havent started the chili. Thinking about hybernating the rest of the winter. Less work/less decsions/less drama
When the water saturated it came in the fromt wall. Best tool of the day-shop vac.
01-12-2017, 02:33 PM
FW, I take canned food, mix with a lot of water, and or mix in some baby food, and these guys will slurp it up, my first cat we would soak her hard food until mushy and mix with water to slurp.. my guys get on baby food and its hard to get them back off of it.. we sometimes use it as a treat too. not too often tho.
yep thunder snow,you were lucky to hear it..
CH, be careful, there a bunch of storm chasers that are heading to Kansas, bulls eye is Dodge city right now. talk is greater than 3/4 in of ice. hope you guys get missed.
Thats weird about your Drs. office, I think I would call to.
Thanks on the broccoli rabe, and the spelling, if its like broccoli, I don't need to spend @2.99 lb, when broccoli is .99lb.
I made you broccoli soup, it was a real winner and is completely gone!! Thanks!
I'll try to remember about your DH, that really puts limits on your cooking too. Between both of use, we have everything covered!
Gbug, I hope you aren't feeling ill too. Hope the wind changes soon.. I couldnt find a thing at King Soopers either, did Safeway this week.
winkie, be careful too with that water, that's kinda scarey too!
I'm waiting for the truck to fall off, wish it would hurry!! LOL
ILC, thinking about all of you..
We have snow moving in this afternoon, then its off to Kansas, so its not sticking around here very long, but will probably help with the storms out there tomorrow.
Chasers are moving around so will probably get in on it , find out the latest.. too bad my air tanks wouldn't last, would be a fun trip. but....I don't think I have an extension cord that long!! lol..
clean kitchen sink and stove
Have a wonderful day..
ILC, thinking about you guys, hope you have good weather for the funeral.. hope all is well..
dircpa, thanks for the recipe!
01-12-2017, 05:35 PM
Visitation was nice last night---there were people there that she had grown up with, people she had worked with, lots of family members, even a cousin who drove a couple of hours to be there. Today was the funeral and the weather was good, breezy and somewhat cloudy but about 70 degrees, and it was well-attended too. Everyone is having trouble adjusting to her death since it was so totally unexpected but eventually we all will. Afterwards we went out to eat with our best friends which was nice and relaxing. DH thinks he's gotten a bad cold so he's now in bed after taking Advil and making sure Kleenex and Vicks Vap-O-Rub were close by. He's been sneezing and sniffling and blowing his nose for two days now.
I read through everyone's posts but can't remember much. Sorry.
Tomorrow I hope to get back to regular life.
01-12-2017, 05:47 PM
ILC glad you got through that. Don't catch your husband's cold.
The crock pot potato soup is pretty bland but edible. I added salt, worchestershire sauce, ham and cheese. Not going to freeze that one. I'll go to the grocery store nearby for a few items tonight, hoping for mark-down meat since their sale runs Friday-Thursday.
01-12-2017, 05:57 PM
Today list i got done= read 3-chapters in Genesis
load of laundry
put some things back where they go and threw some away
Carried out bag trash
cleaned out refrigator
1- read some more in Bible
2-Work on sewing machine
3-work on filling garbage bag with clothes and things that will be taken to a thrift store where they sell things for a school that is for mentally challenged kids.
01-12-2017, 06:30 PM
I have been lurcking........
FW......please be sure to check the baby food ingredients and make sure it does not have onions in it. I am surprised how many of the chicken/turkey/beef flaovors of baby food have onions as an ingredient and they are toxic to cats. (Kidneys). We use baby food for kitties that will not eat at the cat rescue and yes they will usually eat it! Seems like 10 years ago onion was not on list of ingredients in baby food but now is on many. i have also had luck with mixing kitten formula with canned food or baby food to make a "slurry" as we call it that they lap up. The slurry can also be syringe feed to them if necessary. Maybe your vet warned of the onion or you already knew but I just had to chime in to double check FW.....just in case you were not aware my friend!
01-12-2017, 08:26 PM
TDN-IK onions are bad for both dogs and cats but I may not have thought of it so thanks. I am trying to avoid gravy too. His digestion is a bit delicate and if it doesnt stay it wont help. I will give him snicks of bacon or other meats because it tends to perk his appetite. I only pick him up 1x a day to cuddle because he is so arthritic. Not long now prob. but hes a good little guy so on we go. Most days he sleeps in his new bed by the space heater under my feet. The vet was kinda more -give him what he will eat at that age.
01-12-2017, 08:46 PM
Ahh, senior cats. Mine just turned 19. He has a healthy appetite, it's what happens afterward that we have issues with. I hope you find something yours will eat FW.
It's going to be interesting watching this ice storm. Our good (accurate) weather guy is saying mostly dry Friday and .11" accumulation Sat. I know it doesn't take much to make the roads dangerous, but .11 of ice won't bring trees and power lines down. Some of the other news outlets are predicting 3/4" of ice and encouraging people to stock up on food and supplies and reminding everyone of the 2002 storm which was a disaster. We had 3" of ice in 2002, it was horrible, trees down everywhere and frozen solid, you couldn't get out of the driveway, and no power for 5 days. But this is not 2002.
Anyway, going to watch it closely. We had plans to go out with friends Friday. There's a chance it will completely miss us tomorrow night.
We are completely stocked with food and supplies, so should be good if it does get bad.
01-12-2017, 11:15 PM
Be safe CH. The last time we had one pines were dropping lie flies and I lost a big tree in front of my face as i was talking on the phone w/ a friend. I was absolutely compelled to get out of the neighborhood and when I came back the neighbor was chain sawing his maple off the spot the car had been in. They sure are beautiful though. All the power lines and the icecicles off the plants and trees. Not cool for home owners though. This is the oldest cat we ever had.
01-13-2017, 05:07 AM
Good morning. Still no rain, but it is on the way. DH got the second tilling done on the garden. Working at the soup kitchen today, making cauliflower soup for dinner, and then planning on cutting up more squares for my quilt.
FW2--Going to get the accountant from redbox since it is going to be a wet weekend. Heard that it was good. Time for you to take it easy it sounds like.
01-13-2017, 08:44 AM
YEAH. woke up to Dh asking who we use for the bsmt drain. He now has to move stuff. I cant wash dishes or clothes so I may head out and pick up the few groc. I need. I always worry the dogs will get out though.
Got paid and put $1000 in the savings. Prob. wont stay but I'll try.
Slept a bit better.
01-13-2017, 11:01 AM
CH, ice storms are beautiful but dangerous around here---all the tall pine trees and all the crazy drivers who delude themselves into thinking they can drive normally on the iced-over streets. We had one January 6 years ago and we were stuck at home for several days. Our driveway was totally iced and since it slopes somewhat downward, trying to get out was useless. DD had a friend who had come over who ended up staying over for 2 nights. Luckily I had done a big grocery shop and had a well-stocked pantry because those girls ate like teenage boys after football practice.
fw, sorry about the water issue. Our Sophia was like that at the end---when we picked her up she would cry. We sure miss that old mama cat.
dlrcpa, sorry about the potato soup. Maybe more onions? More black pepper?
ermadunk, way to go on the Bible reading! Sounds like you're getting a lot done.
Gbug, hope you enjoy the movie.
TDN, hi! Nice to hear from you!
pinetree, hi, hope you're starting to feel stronger. DH said he feels better this morning. He wants to take the dogs to the river today since it's going to be warm but he may decide that he needs a nap more.
Anyone I missed, hope all is well with you.
2) Straighten up around my chair
3) Deal with almost 8 ft. tall corn plant---repot if DH will help me
4) Take out recycling
5) Straighten up our bedroom
6) Start catching up on Bible study homework
01-13-2017, 12:44 PM
Happy Friday the 13th!!
Sounds like everyones ready for the storms, hear people are already without electric.
We have a big snow storm coming in Sunday, I sure hope Kansas doesn't get it on top of all the ice.
We had to bring Fancy Pants home from the kids, she quit eating and wouldn't come out of the bedroom.. she came in here ate like she hasn't eaten for a month, then sat and googled eyed Trouble, lol, her and trouble just Love each other, hes so funny, he just watches her with all that love in his eyes.. good thing we didn't take her cat box out, she ran right in and used it, so everyone knows its hers..anyway, she should be ok until the kids get home., then maybe they can take her back.
Taking a lazy day, I'm just wiped out... stay safe and warm..
01-13-2017, 01:38 PM
Not a sprinkle or a flake here yet. It's all tracking way south of us. There's a low chance of very light/short precipitation later this afternoon. It is appearing now that nothing will hit the city until Saturday morning.
We are supposed to get a big storm Sunday evening right about the time the playoff game starts, and everyone is anxious about that. They are still saying that will be rain, though.
I am still waiting for one of the medical offices to call me back. Ready to spit nails, too. If I can't get this stupid test done in time and they reschedule, I'm looking at a March surgery date, which means I won't get my garden planted this spring.
01-13-2017, 02:53 PM
ILC-sounds like every winter here. We have services now but years ago the roads would ice and no one could drive it so they would park at the high school and walk up. Our neighbors were using their snow machines. I love hate the plows. They go too fast and plow you in but the streets are so much easier to drive. ( sewer issue actually-yuck. I let Dh handle it and he was freaking out. I HAVE # CRISISES i'm handling right now. I told him he could handle it thru the closed door. I'm like, what does he think I did all these years w/ kids and illness,school,money and break downs while he was on a business trip. I guess its easier to hear about it instead of living it.lol
Pinetree-I had a crier. We adopted her to a friend of Dh's from work and 2 weeks of crying back she came. I want my mommy. We had her 14 yrs. and her mommy 15. And her brother 16 or 17 I forget.
CH-call them and them call them some more. Free extra stress w/ every procedure!
well $275 later for less than an hrs work. He didnt even clean any water up. Hopefully things are done w/.
01-13-2017, 03:56 PM
Yesterday afternoon I went down to the bridge & removed all the debris that washed up. Luckily nothing sharp, but there were several good sized logs & sticks and a ton of grassy junk.
DH is sick with a cold. I woke up this morning feeling like an elephant was sitting on my chest. So now we are both sick. I don't usually work on Fridays, but I volunteered since I am kind of stuck at home. Worked 4 hours & that was enough.
Work crew got bedroom carpet installed, kitchen & dining room ceiling swirled & painted & new lights hung. Actually one in kitchen we bought last year, found a matching one for dining room. The old hanging fixture was SO ugly.
They have been working in bathroom, have vinyl flooring down, big mirror out finally. It seems to be going slow...
01-13-2017, 04:22 PM
Done bible reading Genesis 4-12 today
worked on sewing machine got it working but i may have to have some one that knows more then i do about sewing machines do more work on it
put 3 pair pants and another sweater in the bag got lot more things to go through
read in Bible
Not sure what else i will do there is always something to do
01-13-2017, 06:20 PM
CH I hope the doctors offices figured their problem out and scheduled you.
Winkie - actually sounds like a lot of work done to me.
Hubby is grilling burgers and making roasted potatoes. I want to skip cooking tonight, we'll see - the big piece of beef really needs to be dealt with. Tomorrow we get the snow and ice, hopefully just a tiny bit.
I shopped at CVS this morning to use a LOT of coupons and a GC. I picked up kindling sticks and hubby brought in wood so we are set for fire building for a week I hope. Saturday is more cooking and some baking. I would like to relax tonight. Laundry is done! :vs_smile:
01-13-2017, 09:12 PM
dcpa-I was going to grill. I found my ice skates to get to the grill but it was iced shut so I sledded back.JK. I wouldnt mind a grilled steak though.
Was watching "Go North" and its got a lot of settings in the post apocalyptic world that are just actually ruined Detroit. So sad to me.
Going to bed early.
01-13-2017, 09:31 PM
Going to take a free 9 week on line university course on 'Dementia" with the hope that I will be able to put the knowledge to good use with my aging parents.
01-14-2017, 01:36 AM
No, no one called today about the testing appointment. I am an angry stressed out mess. I have been planning for 6 weeks, got myself psyched and ready and now it is all hanging on getting this stupid test in the next 7 days. And no one will call me. Argh!
The first wave of rain/ice has come through the city. It was very light. It is misting now. DH and I got home from a friend's house with no problems, but I am sure as the night goes on the roads will get slick. Not planning on going anywhere the rest of the weekend.
Hope everyone else has a safe weekend.
01-14-2017, 10:16 AM
Be careful in the snow/ice, everyone!
For Saturday: continue from Friday with the addition of watching the Falcons-Seahawks game at 4:30. Pro football isn't really my thing but I'll watch it if Atlanta is in playoffs, etc. And I watched the Super Bowl last year because it was supposed to be Peyton Manning's last game.
01-14-2017, 10:44 AM
Living life on muscinex and lovin" it??
This break up freeze cycle is making my sinuses do the cha cha.
DH leaves tomorrow so I sent him for a haircut. Hopefully we can grab a sanwich and cruise the state park. So my new tabs w/ the pass yesterday.
Got a 1 liner from Ds that he's safe and just has no WIFI or cell service there. Mad as I am about the marriage I am still greatful to hear anything. Still need to open a friendly conversation w/ her that doesnt sound like the Spanish inquisition.
I think I will ask DH if he wants to do Thai lunch today. I wont see him for 6 days (or have to feed him) so that would be fun?
ILC-football is not a thing w/ us but have fun watching.
CH-so sorry. They used to schedule DH's surgery for 6 a.m. so driving 45 min and running across the parking lot and up to the floors got to be a reg. thing even though I begged them to make him 2 or 3. Seems like they like to mess w/ ya sometimes. I hope its scheduled soon.
01-14-2017, 10:50 AM
Good morning to all. Beef stew is cooking and will be done before noon. I mixed chicken/noodle/veg casserole and froze 2 containers + have some in the fridge. This ends the cooking marathon for my parents. I have 8 containers frozen plus a frozen fish entree I picked up on sale for mom. Also unfrozen potato soup w/ cheese & ham and some of the beef stew. I decided quiche experiment (freezing it) could wait until next time.
This afternoon: groom the dog, bake 2 loaves bread, knitting.
I hope everyone is not sick or getting better. Hubby's best friend and his wife are both down w/ flu. Ugh.
01-14-2017, 10:52 AM
FW2--Good going. Hopefully looking at savings by the summer.
Rainy and chilly today. Not much on the agenda. Everyone stay safe and warm.
01-14-2017, 12:27 PM
We had some snow this afternoon, but it's already melted.
I've had some tough days writing my exam assignment. Have been exhausted and my back and neck are killing me. I have to hand it in on Monday morning, and I'm only halfway done, so I have a lot of work tonight and tomorrow.
01-14-2017, 03:26 PM
Not much going on here. The roads have melted off and even though it is overcast there is no weather expected until 9pm tonight. I went out and did some shopping, got a rotisserie chicken for dinner. Was chatting with the lady at the deli counter and she said yesterday it was a madhouse. The parking lot was full and people couldn't get in or out, and there were fights, and the lines in the store went all the way to the back. I noticed the shelves looked pretty ransacked this morning, but almost no one was shopping and it was very peaceful.
I have let go of my anger over the scheduling snafu. It is completely out of my hands at this point and being upset about it only affects me. I choose to not be upset.
Good luck with your exams, Tine.
01-14-2017, 04:17 PM
GB-thanks. Have a Target number in mind. About $1500. more. It would be 10 months of Efund if Dh couldnt work
CH-may as well. They dont give a crap.
went out for Thai w/ Dh and then S.A. found 3 shirts for him,a cusinart blender LN,a New chevron collapable crate bag for DD's yarn,a fit bit pedometer for DH and a charger,a new manager set w/ plastic still on the peices of a gingerbread sort of house for the manger. .
We missed being out of cat litter and now Dh has to do a run before he leaves. Lots of surprise expenses in Jan.
Had a nice little conversation w/ DIL. She seems very nice. Likes camping and her dog is cute. Mackey=girl friend.
01-15-2017, 07:57 AM
Well, I am officially a geek. My laptop wouldn't get off the gray screen this morning, so I accessed a you tube video and fixed it myself. We ended up seeing the Ben Afleck movie, which wasn't stellar, and then using a gc at Red Lobster. We then took our free play money and met my BIL and SIL at the casino. I left without spending a penny and made $4 for DH plus got a free dinner buffet. It is very foggy today. It will be a great day to watch Dallas Cowboy game. We are going to church and then using the rest of our Cracker Barrel GC for brunch. Not doing much the rest of the day. Doing laundry and maybe cutting quilt squares while watching the game. Finished a book this morning since fur babies woke me up so early. Have a good day.
01-15-2017, 06:47 PM
Tine, Good Luck with your homework, fingers crossed for A+.
Gbug WTG with the computer!
busy day yesterday, had to peel all the garlic, freeze and a bunch in the dehydrator for garlic powder.. started going bad, and wanted to save it all, looks like we are switching to soft neck, it sure stores a lot longer.
The kids had a tough time getting out of vegas, flights kept getting canceled, but made it home last night. whew are the cats happy! Fancy was so excited they didn't leave her forever, and was stuck to DIL's neck until this morning, lol, she was even wrapped around her neck sleeping.. poor little girl, she was dumped once, I really don't want her to think she was again.
Todays my brothers 60th birthday, sure hope he had a good one. I remember the day he was born, I loved him so much then, and its never changed.. Happy Birthday big A.
Spent the day looking at pictures, going thru all the " junk" the kids brought home, it was fun.. thing have really changed back there again, but it always does.. Best things they brought home besides the kids are they brought me a whole bunch of my Ethel M's candy!! WHoohoo, enough to last a year if I can get in in the freezer!
keep you eyes on the sky, stay safe....
01-15-2017, 08:48 PM
We have a winner. Putrified beef w/ veg and Maxx is eating. Hunter is losing his miond trying to get in there. $1. a jar-oof but hes eating!!!
TDN-pretty much all the meats have onion powder. not onion. And wow I would make my own these day for cost and crap in it. Course my little buzzsaws had 4 teeth at 4 mo. and spent 3 weeks on the baby foods. I ended up w/ earths best.
01-15-2017, 09:19 PM
You're right FW, nobody really cares how inconvenienced other people are, as long as it doesn't come back on them.
I'm glad you got your kitty to eat.
Gb it sounds like you had fun. :)
Good news! I found the earring back I lost last week. I put that set back in the jewelry box with a note not to wear them. The bad news is that while searching for some other low profile earrings to wear I have discovered 3 other pair that are missing. My original stainless studs, a pair of swarovski crystal balls, and a set of iridescent hoops. No idea where they went. Nobody else has been around to "borrow" them. None of it is valuable. DH joked that he was secretly selling off my jewelry to fund his retirement. LOL!
The ice storm came and went... around us. Had a couple hours of freezing mist then it got above freezing the rest of the day. However other parts of KS and MO were hit very hard and there have been highway deaths.
Hope everyone has a good evening.
01-15-2017, 09:44 PM
CH-glad it missed you. Ask your Dh what kind of ramen he likes in regards to the jewelry. No very few people seem to care. I almost got killed at the groc. for wanting to unlock the door to go around the other side of the van to not inconveinence the little (insert favorite swear here).
The water coming from the wall/floor of the well pump room seems slower. Always something.Dh is feeling guilty. For leaving me to deal. hmmm! how can this work to my advantage.jk.
01-16-2017, 07:33 AM
A rare flurry of activity this morning in Aunt Bea's kitchen, lol.
Yesterday I stopped at the local corner store to buy some meat, this morning I packaged it for the freezer. The little store is not the cheapest place to buy meat but the quality is very high and they package many things in approx. 12 ounce packages that are just right for me, all things considered a frugal choice.
This morning I fed the freezer:
2 4 ounce ground chuck patties.
2 4 ounce pieces of hot Italian rope style sausage.
2 4 ounce hot breakfast sausage patties.
1 16 ounce package of ground beef crumbles with onion, garlic, celery and carrots. (mostly vegetables)
1 16 ounce package of hot breakfast sausage crumbles with onions, garlic, celery and carrots. (mostly vegetables)
1 4 ounce package of hot Italian sausage crumbles.
Lots of meals options from three twelve ounce packages of meat.
I also have a pot of split pea bubbling on the stove for lunches this week.
Dishes are done, floor is swept! I need to get cleaned up and out the door, make a stop at the post office, drug store, gas station and the local Wegman's for some frozen vegetables. Wegman's has great everyday low prices for no frills basic frozen vegetables, one pound packages for $.99.
Have a great day folks!
01-16-2017, 08:43 AM
Aunt Be a--Congrats on all your work. Sounds like you are set.
Today I am working at the soup kitchen,ironing, and making stir fry for dinner.
My old cats eye has been gradually going opaque. Yesterday he would his if you got near it and I found him cowering behind the toilet. Can't afford a vet bill, so I went searching for answers. I made a weak saline solution and put drops in his eye and rubbed apple cider vinegar under his neck. Don't know what that does, but we will see. This morning he ate well and the swelling had gone down. It's still red, but he doesn't seem to be in much pain. At least he didn't hiss at me.
01-16-2017, 10:01 AM
Gb-cant you make a payment arrangement w/ your vet or seek out a rescue group. He's is pain or he wouldnt have hid. O[que is usually a cateract forming but not the red. prayers for the best for him.
So my cat is now eagerly awaiting what ever is in those jars!!! yum.lol turkey wasnt as exciting but today was beef w/ veg pureed. I am hoping to putting another pound or 2 back on him. IK people would want to rescue him if they saw him unless he was lounging in his new bed.
Expecting more icy rain weather so I am trying to see if I need anything. So far So good.
long shower w/ shampoo I found.
01-16-2017, 10:53 AM
Today list need to get done
1-fill up med box
2-make 18 corn muffin freeze them
3-check air filter change if needed
4-empty dw start refilling it