Wow I can't believe it is May already. I am not ready! There is so much yet to do outside to get the garden ready. The temps don't quite feel like May in my opinion. But it is here, and I know I need to get myself in gear and get things done.
I have been M.I.A. most of the week, do to being at the hospital a lot. My brother is still not out of the woods, but he is alert and pretty receptive to us, only time will tell. He had a feeding tube implanted this week, and they keep saying he won't talk or use right side again - but I am trying to stay positive. God has this, and all we can do is trust in that.
Saying that, I haven't really accomplished much of anything this week. I did manage to cook all our meals at home, and totally resisted the powerful urge to order out. I had days where I just didn't feel like cooking - but I did!
I did make a couple stops for things on the way to or the way home from the hospital.
- G and I worked on cleaning the garage some more last Sunday. He also 'helped' the grandson of our neighbor with some car work, by giving some of his mechanic knowledge
- Monday I got a half of pick-up truck load of 2 year old horse manure for FREE from my other brother. He didn't need it, so I got it! (It is covered and still sitting out there)
- I got some 8" deep chunks of cement FREE from discard of a neighbor. I will be using them to set pots on in the back part of yard to prevent pots from flooding
- I stopped at Dollar Tree and got a package of 4 watch batteries for $1. They will last me 2 years. I have been buying from there for years and they last about 6 months each!
- I stopped at Fresh Thyme (right by hospital) and got some more fresh salad veggies this week.
- I found a heck of a deal on coconut oil this week. The store had quarts for $12 and on the bottom shelf they had gallon jars for $12!!!! DUH! It is organic. Considering it has so many uses both internally and externally and it isn't even dated till 2019, I got 2 gallons. **I checked the price online and it was $42 a gallon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT'S A $60 SAVINGS
- Meals from home and from scratch
Sunday evening I grilled out steaks from the freezer and we had fried okra and a salad. That sure was tasty. We finished the balance of the shepherd's pie one night. Had sausage and eggs and toast, chicken/rice/cheesy soup, pasta and salad, and lasagna soup. Tonight we will finish the balance of both soups and have a salad and garlic toast.
I am hoping to get some much needed work around the house done this week. Praying that I don't need to spend as much time at the hospital and that things will improve there.
May you all have a lovely week. Please stop and tell those you love that you 'love them' and show them often - life can change in an instant.
God bless and keep you in His loving arms this week.
Peace my friends.