Instead of starting a new thread each day, I'm going to post under this one thread each week. Feel free to post also.
4/10 I'm going to visit my parents today and eat lunch with them.
Tonight I'll take dgd to her practice so her dad can do some work at home without distractions.
Not sure what dinner will be. I have plenty in the pantry and freezer. Trying to eat better. I think the arthritis is setting in. I know the junk I eat is what is causing most of my pain and weight.
I want to look for a new bird feeder for the yard. I already have a shepherds hook and want to get something to hang from it. My deck feeder will become a flower box for the summer with a couple of hummingbird feeders attached. I have a rebate from one of the stores so it shouldn't cost me anything out of pocket.
04-10-2019, 11:57 AM
nice! need to find places for all our bird houses that the cats can't get too or be in the heat. so not much. had planned side of garage since we finally got that small piece of land back after years. but then dh did my thinking for me and said to the neighbour put the high fence all the way to the back so now can't put them there because the cats will get them. was going to hang them on the side of the garage.
04-17-2019, 02:14 PM
4/17 Cloudy day today, storm coming tonight.
Need to lay some sod pieces before the rain tonight. Hopefully we can get that done.
Not feeling well today. Not sure what it is, but not feeling like doing much of anything. So far it will be a stay at home day.
Last night we laid some carpet squares at the inlaws and installed the washer and dryer. Probably won't get back to the floor until Friday.
Dgd is spending the night since she won't be here this weekend. That little girl has papa wrapped around her finger.
Not sure about dinner now. Needs to be something dgd likes and will eat. We may just take her to McD's unless I think of something else.
04-24-2019, 10:41 AM
4/24 Going to visit and eat lunch with my parents today. Dgd may be coming with me. Waiting for a call to see what's going on.
Need to finish up a load of laundry. Towels always take more than one cycle to dry. Drives me nuts. Then start another load.
We'll do more work at the inlaws. We'll be so happy when that is finished. Just needs a few things hung/attached and the bathroom and bedroom need a good cleaning and we will be done. Then to set up the beds. The rest is up to the other siblings. They need to help too.
Dinner will be chicken with leftover mashed potatoes, rice, green beans and broccoli. Kind of a clean out the fridge day.
04-24-2019, 05:30 PM
Not much happening today since it is rainy and yucky. Took the puppy to the vet for 2nd set of puppy shots and then back home. Leftovers for supper so an easy day.
05-01-2019, 02:46 PM
5/1 Happy May Day!!!
Stopped at the library this morning to pick up the books I requested. They were all in, so that's done for the month.
Picked up dgd and we went to have lunch with my parents. My niece's kids are there too, so she has someone to play with. Came home and now we'll have nap time. Hopefully I can get a few things done while she's asleep. We stopped at McDonalds for a "soda lushy". She loves the frozen cola. She needs a lot of encouragement and things to make her feel happy right now and I knew that would do it.
Need to make some new nectar for the hummingbirds. I've seen two. Hopefully we'll get more once they figure out there is food for them here. I love my little hummingbird area. I got some flower boxes and put them in the bird feeder we use for the winter. Then got a hanger that connects to the deck and hung two hummingbird feeders on it. We love it and dgd loves watching the birds.
It isn't raining now, but will rain again tonight. It is so wet and the grass is getting tall, too wet to mow.
I have ham and bean soup in the crockpot. I'll probably make mac & cheese for me and dgd. I'm having tummy troubles (crohns) so bean soup probably isn't the best for it. We'll see, I may just eat a little just because it's sooo good.
05-08-2019, 12:13 PM
5/8 Started off raining this morning, but has cleared up for now. It's supposed to rain again tonight. Ugh!!!!
Didn't sleep well. We have one dog this is terrified of storms. The two big dogs got me up at 4:00 this morning then the phone rang and someone had hit inlaws tree. I don't know why they had to wake us up for that, the police had already been called. Never did go back to sleep. Tried, but no luck. My head hurts.
I was hoping to go to Joanns to pick up a few cake items. Dh wants a good cake for his birthday and he watched youtube trying to find the perfect cake. So I'm going to pick up so new pans, because I don't have that size and some bake strips. I know we could probably just make some, but with the coupon it's not a bad price. And it will be cheaper than Amazon. Dgd will spend the night so it will be a good time to test out a cake before our birthdays. She loves cake. I also need to pick up a few other items from the grocery store.
Dinner will be grilled chicken and rice
05-15-2019, 03:27 PM
5/15 Another sunny day. I'm afraid our spring is gone and used up by too much rain. Now it's starting to turn hot.
Visited my parents today. My mom made my favorite meal for lunch for my birthday this week. It's so yummy. Macaroni, tomato, hamburger with fried potatoes and cucumber salad. Cheap, easy and delicious. Brought home some leftovers for dinner tonight.
Put a load of laundry in to wash before I left. Still need to put it in the dryer.
Dh will mow the lawn tonight, hopefully. Always seems like something comes up and we don't get everything finished. Needs a good edging this time too.
Time to pick out the paint and get started painting before it gets way too hot to do anything.
Kitchen is cleaned finally, now I need to declutter. For some reason everything gets dumped on the kitchen counters or doesn't get put away. Drives me nuts.
05-22-2019, 05:05 PM
5/22 Waiting for the next storm to come in. It looks like it could rain any minute. Got the dogs out to potty before it starts.
Visited my parents and had lunch with them. Mom cooked frozen pizzas. She's getting better at not spending a lot of money on lunch for us. Last week was my birthday and I was fine with her cooking my favorite meal. Nice and cheap. Everyone else goes out to eat for their birthdays and my parents foot the bill. If I'm there, I always contribute, but most times, I'm not able to go.
Not sure if we'll do anything tonight. Maybe get gas for the mower and fill the propane tanks. We've rediscovered grilling. It's quick, easy and oh so yummy. If we don't get out, we'll be just piddle around her. Always lots to do. If the rain hold off, we need to paint a white spot on the house to test some of the paint we've picked out. Putting it on the house as is, nothing looks quite right. I think I have the color picked, just want to see it not on top of what's already there.
Dinner will be shrimp and rice. Dh's choice. We're again trying not to eat out. Dh even helps with the grilling. We save so much and we eat healthier and less when we do.
05-29-2019, 03:21 PM
5/29 We made it through the storms last night with about 5 minutes of rain. Other areas weren't so lucky. Hope everyone affected by these storms is okay.
We went to home depot last night for dh to get some things for work. We ended up at Sonic for 1/2 price burgers. So, tonight we will have the steak and broccoli stir fry I was going to do last night.
I visited my parents today. I wasn't going to go, because the little dog came in smellling horrible. He had to have another bath. I don't know what he is doing out there, but it's got to stop. When I told my mom I probably wouldn't make it, because I hadn't showered yet, I could tell she was disappointed. I hurried and got everything done and made it almost on time. Just a little bit late.
Today, I will start working on the mound of laundry. Since the little dog has had a bath for the past 3 days, the towels have piled up.
We were able to get the back yard mowed, before the "storm". We still need to use the weed eater and maybe mow the front. The front isn't as bad as the back. Maybe we'll do that tonight. Not really much else going on here.
06-05-2019, 11:28 AM
6/5 Didn't get to the laundry yesterday. Maybe today. I don't know. Still feeling a little down since losing two dogs this weekend.
I will go visit my parents for lunch today. They enjoy us visiting them.
Go to Walmart to pick up some picture frames I ordered. We do a collage of picture when a pet passes away and I couldn't find the one I wanted in store. Also need to get cat food and some light bulbs for the inlaws.
Dgd called first thing this morning and wanted to come over. I told her maybe this afternoon. We want to get started on the exterior of the house. Dh wants to try and powerwash it tonight. We already bought the paint. There was a rebate at home depot.
Not sure about dinner. Probably pull some porkchops out of the freezer for dh and I'll have a tuna sandwich. My crohns is acting up and that helps to calm it down.
06-05-2019, 12:43 PM
Sorry to hear about your dogs. It is always hard to lose a furry friend. Enjoy your collage and the happy memories.
Staying home, doing some crafts, sorting the in sewing room. Leftovers for lunch. DH has free movie tickets for tonight, I think we get popcorn and a drink. Will have a snack before I go and call that dinner. Trying to figure out what the smell in the kitchen is coming from. Poured bleach down the sink, sprayed Lysol all over the inside of the dishwasher.
06-06-2019, 11:49 AM
Check your refrigerator. We had water leaking under the drawers. We took everything apart and cleaned it and found one of the water hoses for the ice/water was crimped and had to replace it. Smell gone.
06-12-2019, 11:33 AM
6/12 Going to visit my parents and eat lunch with them.
Need to go to walmart for oil and filter for ds' car. Happy father's day, son! Also want to pick up some gardening supplies. Dgd keeps talking about planting lettuce, so I'll get a pot and some seeds and we'll plant some lettuce.
Will also stop at Aldi for some fruit and baking supplies. Dgd has some issues and I'm going to try some gluten free/sugar free items to make banana bread and cookies for her to see if that does any good. Really trying to get her to eat better.
We'll take ds' car back tonight. Dh took it to have new tires put on (ds is paying for that). It's easier for dh to drop it off while he is at work. Also getting a new spare tire for my car. That tire looks brand new, but dh says it is super hard. Just put 4 new tires on mine a few months ago. Needed to get a spare done and all the tire pressure monitors reprogrammed.
Dinner tonight will hopefully be grilled chicken. We didn't run out of gas yesterday. Here's hoping we make it through tonight. If not, there's the stove top!
06-12-2019, 08:26 PM
Ham bone/veg soup turned out good. I went to Target for something else but got Crystal Light 2/$4. For some reason they refuse to ship that as an internet order and I have been wanting some.
Requested the trash company give me a "missed pickup" credit (about $10) for today. My complaint is valid, they missed 3 of last 4 pickups and I'm really tired of it. They opened a "case" # so I guess I can start adding onto my complaint every week. 12 minutes on the phone plus the time spent shifting the trash around. My time should be worth something.
06-19-2019, 10:17 AM
Got a few things off my to do list yesterday. Dgd came over and we replanted the cucumber plant and planted lettuce seeds. I'll repot the tomato plant today.
Going back to comcast. Wasn't thinking clearly. We currently have gigabyt internet. It was the cheapest deal 2 years ago. The only problem is our computer isn't capable of that speed. So why do I need to keep it. I'll see if they can drop us back to just regular internet. It didn't help that the guy helping me looked and sounded just like Patrick Mahomes. I really dislike utility companies.
I do need to get a load of laundry done. Dh was mowing next door at his brother's and ran over a dead squirrel. All the dust and fur was gross. I need to wash his clothes. Yuck! Dh is afraid he'll get sick now.
Going to visit and eat lunch with my parents and then dgd will come over later. That was planned before she came last night, so I can't disappoint her. I'll take her to the library too, to get her free book for the summer reading program. She loves the library. I wish her mom would take her more often, especially for story time and activities. Grandma can't do it all.
Not sure about dinner. Dh made some ham fried rice one night a few weeks ago for his lunch. It looked so good. May have him make it again.
06-19-2019, 09:24 PM
Incorporated some leftovers into supper and had leftovers for lunch. Re-making some fabric items into more useful things like dish towels and storage bags. Made muffins for breakfast since the oven was on for meatloaf.
06-26-2019, 11:35 AM
6/26 Not sure what all I'll do today. I usually visit my parents on Wednesday, but yesterday was mom's birthday and we went to Red Robin for our free birthday burgers.
I've been having back spasms and leg craps all night, so I'm not going over to visit today.
There's so much here I need to do, but just don't have the motivation. Dgd called first thing this morning and wanted to come over, but I told her this afternoon after her nap. Hopefully I can get a few things done before she comes.
We have a new computer desk that needs to be put together, but we need to clear out the current computer area so we have a place to put it. It is such a mess that I just don't know where to start.
I may grill some chicken for dinner tonight. Right now, nothing sounds good.
07-10-2019, 09:45 AM
7/10 Today will be a slow day. Usually visit my parents, but not up to it today. Last night I did something to my back. I can't take a deep breath. I also have a bad cough. I think the back thing was from sitting on the stools at mcdonalds last night. It started on the way home. I couldn't sit comfortably. It is better than last night, but still hurts a lot. The cough is from a salesman at a store that was a smoker. All I have to do is smell it on your clothes and I end up with bronchitis.
Dgd is here, while mom is out of town. She didn't want to go. She's a big help and will help me do a few things here at home. She loves to do "work" and get paid.
Tonight we'll grill some steaks. Have rice and corn on the cob. Probably cook a few meatballs for dgd.
07-17-2019, 02:13 PM
7/17 Visited my parents today. It was short visit since I have dental appointment in a bit.
Not much else going on. Maybe do some more organizing of the desk area. Didn't get to it yesterday. Dgd and some of her cousins came over for a swim.
Didn't cook dinner yesterday. Dh wasn't hungry, so I'll be grilling chicken tonight. I made a salad yesterday and dh ate some of that last night. There is enough chicken to last a few days. I'm pretty sure we are going out for lunch tomorrow with our nephew who is in town for the week. I doubt I'll feel like eating tonight. Maybe something soft. I do have a sandwich in the fridge from yesterday.
Pretty boring day here. It's getting hot, so won't be doing much outside this week.
07-24-2019, 10:25 AM
7/24 Going to visit my parents today and then to babysit the grandbabies.
Didn't get anything done yesterday that I planned or we planned for the evening. Seems like everyone else has something going on and then needs help with it. I guess we need to learn to say no. Unfortunately, no one bothers to help us out. Oh well. That's life. We are just too nice.
Tonight, hopefully, we'll get to pulling up the carpet squares throughout the house. They were put down because the two big dogs couldn't walk on the kitchen floor or one of the bedrooms. Those need to be taken up and the sticky leftovers need to be clean up. That may just have to wait until ds leaves. Too many other things to do. We just have too much stuff. I know dh won't go through it and get rid of anything. He's always on me about throwing stuff out, but when it comes to him, it doesn't always happen. Maybe because we end up in a rush and it's just easier to stuff it in a box and stash it somewhere.
I'd better get a load of laundry started before I leave. I can put it in the dryer when I get back. I don't like to run the dryer while I'm gone. I have a fear of it catching fire. It's old too, so that doesn't help.
Maybe we'll get something done today. I have no idea for dinner tonight. Just not feeling it.
Sorry for the rant. I guess I'm in a mood. Got woken up too many times. Not enough good sleep.
07-31-2019, 01:17 PM
7/31 Cool temps and rain here. Can't believe this month is over.
Not much going on today. I thought about going to the DMV, but I think I'll wait until tomorrow. Since it's the last day of the month, it may be really busy. I have time. Just need to do it before Saturday.
Yesterday, I felt a bit better and got a couple of loads of laundry done and a couple more folded and put away. I could do some more laundry. Maybe I'll do another load, something that doesn't need to be folded right away. Still feeling a bit weak. Appetite still isn't there. I'm not eating much, but making sure I drink plenty.
Dinner may be another fend for yourself. There are some leftovers in there. Ds and Dh are going to lunch at their favorite Chinese restaurant. I asked them to bring me some soup. It will be a late lunch, so I don't really need to worry about dinner. I think dgd is spending the night. She loves her uncle and likes being here while he's visiting.
08-07-2019, 02:57 PM
8/7 It was raining this morning, now it is sunny. We needed the rain. Glad it wasn't too much.
Visited my parents today and ate lunch with them. I'll be glad when school starts next week. It is so chaotic with my sister's grandkids there. I can't wait to get out of there. But feel bad that my parents deal with it. The like having the kids there, but man it's crazy. I won't take my dgd there when everyone is there. It's such a mess.
Ds took care of the DMV from last week. It's his vehicle and since he was here visiting he went himself.
I'm taking dgd to her lesson tonight and then she'll come home with me for a short visit. She loves coming here.
I need to start another load of laundry and get the dishes loaded in the dishwasher. I wasn't feeling well last night, so just rinsed them.
Dinner tonight will be leftovers or whatever you find. Dh will probably make some fried rice from the leftover pork chops from last night. I'll probably stop and McD's and get dgd a happy meal, unless she wants chow mein from Panda express. She likes getting a special treat after her lesson.
08-14-2019, 02:59 PM
8/14 It has been a beautiful day. I took dgds and their mom to a farm. They had so much fun. Dgd loved feeding the goats. It was a nice day. It wasn't too hot or humid. I know this is something we'll talk about for a long time. Dgd said that was her job. That's where she works. She's funny.
We came home and dgd should take a nap and then I'll take her to her lesson tonight and then home. I doubt I'll get anything else done today.
Dinner...well, we'll see. We stopped at McD's on the way home, so I may not be hungry. Maybe I'll make some fried rice for dh so he'll have lunch tomorrow.
08-21-2019, 11:57 AM
I should be going to visit my parents today. I don't feel 100%, not even 50%. I know I should go visit them, but I just don't feel like it. Luckily most of the kids are back in school and it will just be the little ones.
I have a delivery coming today too. It's supposed to rain on and off all day, so there's another reason I don't want to go. I guess I'll go for a little bit, just so I can say I went.
I've been feeling a bit down the past two days. I guess because I'm never thanked or acknowledged for anything I do for ds and his family. I should take that back. Ds does say thank you and so does dgd. It's dil that doesn't. She'll post stuff on facebook and won't give a shoutout to me for anything. She'll tag and thank everyone else, but not me. I know why, but it still stings. So many times I just want to post, "oh btw, you're welcome". But I don't. Sorry for getting off topic, but that's why I'm not accomplishing much. I just need to suck it up and move on.
We'll probably get something for dgd for dinner on the way home. I'm thinking I may make some fried rice after I get back from my parents. We can eat some for dinner and at the very least dh will have lunch for tomorrow and Friday.
08-28-2019, 12:47 PM
8/28 I should be visiting my parents, but just didn't feel like it this week. I did go last week. I'm hoping the sickness is just allergies. Both dgds have been a little sick.
I feel a bit overwhelmed by everything i should do. I just have no motivation for anything right now. I have a list a mile long and just don't even care. I think I'll break that list down a bit into some little things I know I can get done. Then maybe I'll feel like I've accomplished something. The weather has been cooler and I feel like I should be doing some things outside, but nope, not happening. I told dh last night I feel like we are always doing for everyone else and everything is falling down around us. I know it's not that bad, but that's how it feels. Tonight dh has to go clean his parents house. Last time it took him two hours. I'll just do what I can and try to be happy.
I need to see what I have in the freezer for dinner. I'll see if the buns are still good, if so, I think there were some chicken patties in the freezer. Maybe we'll just have that.
09-04-2019, 11:19 AM
The temps are cooler today. Wish it had been that way all weekend. It was too hot and humid to get anything done outside. Tonight will be mowing and cleaning up the yard.
Going to visit my parents and have lunch with them. Taking the new puppy with me. I don't want to leave him here with the other dogs. He'd be in a crate, but you never know. Our other small dog isn't too sure. He's fine sitting with me and the new puppy, but if dh has the new puppy, he isn't happy. It will take time and I'm sure they'll be good friend. Ds' dogs are okay. The bigger one is a little rough so we have to watch them closely.
New puppy did well sleeping in the soft carrier last night. I put him in the bed next to me and left the tv on all night. He slept until 4am and really started whimpering. I took him to the potty pads and he pottied and then I let him play for a little bit to see if it would tire him out. Slept until 9am. He hasn't peed, but he pooped in the hallway while I was giving the other dog a bath. That's okay, poop is much easier to clean up. He'll get the hang of it. Once we get the yard mowed, and I get him on flea meds he'll be going outside more and hopefully learn to do his business outside.
I need to clean the kitchen. Ds and family came over last night to see the new puppy and then they ate a pizza and then dh prepped his lunches for the rest of the week. So...they all left me a big mess.
Dinner tonight may be a jambalya mix I picked up at aldi. I have some turkey kielbasa in the freezer. It will be quick and easy.
09-04-2019, 11:41 AM
Yes, you pay for a service and if they don't do their job, then they can't expect to be paid.
I think today will be pizza for dinner for the family. And hatch chile spaghetti for me. DH said he could eat pizza everyday. I will try to make pizza. I have a great Italian cooking magazine and their recipes look good.
I walked with DS2 to the bus stop and he is not pleasant in the morning. I try to be humorous but he wasn't having it.
09-04-2019, 12:13 PM
Another nice late summer morning. Cool enough to open some windows, but won't stay that way. Laundry and unpacking to finish up.
09-11-2019, 10:16 AM
9/11 I'll never forget this day, 18 years ago. :crying:
Today dgd & I will be going to visit my parents. She is one of 5 great grandchildren and my parents don't get to see her very often. My mom asked me to stop and get chicken nuggets from McDs on the way for the little kids. It's better for me to do it than for my dad to try and get out. They are at a point they really shouldn't be driving.
Dgd & I are making cookies right now. Just the Pillsbury ones that you break apart and bake. She was excited. Dh & I are both a little under the weather. We got sick from dgd.
Puppy and older dog are getting along better. I thought I was going to have to make a vet visit, but did some reading online and have been trying to keep a close on them. I kept the puppy from jumping on the other dog and fed them at different times so they each got their own attention. One of ds' dogs likes to get into the other dogs' food, so I have to stand guard over the little ones.
I'll have dgd until daddy gets home tonight. Then I think I'll get a one day break. For some reason, dh wants her here every day. I know he loves her, but she needs to be with her parents. She can be a real handful sometimes and I think it's because she basically has two sets of parents. Let her parents raise her. Dh doesn't understand that I need a mental break from her. I love her more than anything, but I need a break.
09-18-2019, 02:33 PM
9/18 Still having stomach issues. Got in to see the Gastro doc (nurse Practitioner) today. She jumped all over me for not coming in regularly. Sorry, I have to pay out of pocket and don't want to spend extra $$ if I don't have to. I just have my PCP take care of my prescriptions. Anyway, I walked out with 12 pages of lab tests. That would cost over $700. I can't get any meds until the test results come back in two weeks. Sorry, I might end up in the ER by then. I suddenly felt better. Tummy issues subsided a bit. She did give me a list of things like metamucil, probiotics and immodium to take while we wait. I started that.
I came home and set up an appointment with a new PCP (mine retired). His interests are chronic diseases, so maybe he'll work with me on the crohns or recommend a new GI doctor.
Anyway, dh and I will run to the store for a few things to get by until payday. He needs fruit and I need some mild, calming foods to eat.
I still need to get the laundry done. I do feel a bit better otherwise, so maybe I'll get something done today.
Not sure what we'll do for dinner. I just don't feel like eating. I did manage to eat half a baked potato for lunch.
09-25-2019, 04:10 PM
Still have a sinus issue. I think it's an infection. The bridge of my nose is sore and swollen now. Hopefully the antibiotics kick in soon. It's painful. Feels like I've been punched in the nose.
Visited my parents today. They ordered pizza for lunch. I brought a couple of pieces home for dgd. She's spending the night tonight. Daddy had to work from home and needed some quiet time. I picked her up on my way home. She won't like my dinner, so she can have the pizza. We are having bbq beef on buns from the leftover pot roast.
I do need to go to the bank, but I'll wait til dh gets home. We may do a bit of work on the yard. There are a few things we'd like to get done before winter.
10-02-2019, 11:32 AM
Tired of this itchy nose. As soon as the antibiotics are finished, I'm starting some allergy meds. This is nuts.
Going to visit my parents today. Then I'm not sure what I'll do. I got dgd a little pumpkin to paint. It turned out really cute. I think I'm going to get a few more so we can add them to the Halloween decor. Maybe they'll have some other cute things to paint also. It was $1 and she loves to paint and is getting better at it. Cheap fun for her.
I made the fritatta last night and it turned out great, except we ended up going to eat the bil. Dh took some of the fritatta to work for lunch, ds ate some last night and we'll have the rest with some fried potatoes tonight. Also have a bowl of green chili stew leftover also. Take your pick. I won't eat much so there should be enough left of something for dh to take for lunch tomorrow.
I'll start looking at the sale ads and making a list for shopping. I may do my target shopping tomorrow. The debit card doesn't post for a few days, so I can go a day early just to get that off the list.
10-02-2019, 05:47 PM
I just remembered to check my CVS Extrabucks and there was $8 from the quarterly spending and refilled prescription. So I need to get to CVS and use that before hubby does.
10-09-2019, 12:22 PM
I was going to go to my parents for lunch today, but I just don't feel up to it. My tongue now has sores on it, making it hard to eat. This sinus thing just won't go away. I've finished the antibiotics. I don't want to go back to the doctor. I'm kind of in limbo doctor wise. Mine retired and I have a new patient appointment next month. Right now my only option is urgent care and I've done that.
Stopped and walmart market last night to get some more ensure, yogurt and broccoli cheese soup. I should be go food wise. I also got some tooth/mouth ointment for the pain in my mouth.
Dgd will come over later this afternoon and help me finish the halloween decor. She loves my house. She tells us that all the time. I think she loves coming over because she's allowed to run and yell all she wants. She doesn't get to do that at home. She has so much energy she needs to let go of, so we just let her have at it. She also loves to help us do things at our house. She's such a sweet girl.
Tonight's dinner will most likely be jambalaya for dh and I'll have ensure or soup. Dh should have leftovers for the rest of the week for lunch.
I do have some laundry to finish up too. Dgd can help me fold all the wash cloths. She loves doing that. She even sorted them by color the last time. It was so cute.
10-16-2019, 10:36 AM
It's been a busy week. Temps have been great. Got a lot done this weekend. CLeaned the deck, put away all the pots for the winter. Got the bird feeder ready. Cleared one flower bed and started on another. We will finish that one tonight. Dh cleaned the yard and mowed yesterday. Spent yesterday with dgd. She was such a pleasant little girl yesterday. SHe's been having some behavioral issues lately. She just needs to stay busy.
Today I'm going to visit my parents for lunch. Haven't seen them in a while since I've been sick. Finally broke down and got a prednisone dose pack. The infection and inflammation are gone. I feel so much better. I wish there was something like prednisone that was safe to take everyday so I could have this much energy. It's been great the past few days.
Dinner tonight will most likely be chicken and vegetables. We are really trying to eat healthier and at home. So far so good.
10-16-2019, 04:57 PM
Have you tried eating fresh garlic daily, @jettsmom? That works for me. I put two cloves in my salad each night. I'm glad you are feeling better. I got a lot done today, too. I worked on my alpaca blanket that I'm re-knitting. I've picked most of the pomegranates, and have been sharing them with neighbors. I fed several of the citrus trees homemade compost, and watered it into the earth. Then, I replaced the mulch. I did another load of laundry, vacuumed, and plan to polish the furniture. It feels good to be home.
10-19-2019, 12:42 PM
Originally Posted by carfree
Have you tried eating fresh garlic daily, @jettsmom?
I've forgotten about using garlic. I'll have to give it a try.
10-23-2019, 10:19 AM
Watching dgds this morning. After they leave I have to go visit my parents. Probably won't make it for lunch. My mom has dgd's birthday gift and I need to pick it up. Maybe dgd should go with me for a little visit. We'll see when mommy gets back.
I have to change the sheets on the bed. Papa gave dgd some chocolate this morning and she just have dropped a piece and it melted on the sheets. I'll have to wash blankets too. What a mess.
I really need to get the house cleaned and organized. I just feel so out of it and not wanting to do anything. The house isn't bad, but right now it feels out of control. I've been really tired. Stay up way to late and then wake up every couple of hours to take the puppy to potty. He's still not doing well. He does okay during the day, but at night he just pees everywhere. He won't potty outside. He runs around and plays and then comes in a pees on the floor. You'd think with 3 other dogs, he'd get it. But nope! Eventually it will click. Our next youngest dog was the same way and then one day...now he just poops by the front door sometimes when he can't hold it and we're not home. I think I'll be happy once ds takes his dogs back. They are really starting to wear on me.
Don't plan to spend any money today. Oh wait, I need to pick up brakes for the van. It's on the way home from my parents. Then I need to get oil for two of the vehicles. I think that can wait for tomorrow or Friday. Never stops. Dh has to clean his parents house tonight.
Dinner tonight will be chicken and some vegetables. There's some veggies left from dinner the other night and I'll probably make another vegetable and maybe try out the riced cauliflower.
10-23-2019, 11:33 AM
Jett- Sounds like a lot of cleaning for you between the pup and the chocolate....I hope things get better real soon.
There's the church bake sale this weekend. So, not very frugal for me today as I'll be making bacon cheesy bread (2) and possibly lemon cake or something for it. I'm always requested to bring lemon cake. The ingredients will be pricey. My guess is $7 for 2 breads and $3 for lemon cake and $3 for pans. They usually make about $1000 at the sale over the weekend.
I have leftover chicken from the crockpot and may do an open face sandwich with Italian bread and gravy mix for dinner.