Thursday, December 30, 2021
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Sunday, December 26, 2021
Most of the business of the holiday is over. I do have a big gathering at my home today - then Christmas will be in the books for 2021. The year is almost over and another will soon be upon us. WOW
- Well, you all saw the pictures of the jelly I made. Made juice and then jelly from grapes from my yard (from summer)
- Made cookies - many for gifts
- Made a turkey roaster full of snack mix - Boy, was that a hit with the guys - they loved their homemade goodies
- I used my last garden tomato
- I used comics, puzzle pages and sport pages from paper for wrapping kid's gifts
- Walked about the neighborhood picking up trash after one super windy day. Got a black bag FULL!
- Washed windows, doors and mirrors
- My jerky and summer sausage SHOWED UP Thursday. None too soon - but heck it made it!!!!!
- I did run to Kroger very early Thursday morning for fresh veggies and buns for Sunday. It was great when I arrived but was a zoo by the time I left. So glad I didn't go for much!
- Aired the house again this week!
- House clean, laundry done, everything wrapped and ready.
Thursday, December 23, 2021
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Just a few items that may make you smile or wonder. I love trivia and when challenged I try to find things out. I like finding out different and unusual things - I think I got that from Daddy.
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Happy Tuesday! It is officially winter today! LOL!! Shortest day of the year here in northern hemisphere - YAY! Now the days will start getting longer - very slowly - but at least it is the right direction. So far we have made it through December without any seriously frigid or snowy weather, in my area. I love that.
Sunday, December 19, 2021
- I made up some cookie dough and froze
- Cleaned out the corn storage can (feed). It was icky at the bottom - old and nasty tidbits of corn.
- Made a feed store run as I was almost completely out of everything for the critters. Stocked on birdseed and corn and sunflower seeds. Got a FREE 20 lb. bag of bird seed!
- Using up leftovers and using up odds and ends I am finding in the pantry/freezer. A box or stove top stuffing, small container of corn in freezer, buns, gravy, turkey and today a can of Campbell's bean soup (over rice)
- Got most of the items that needed holiday bags - done. Still have a little wrapping to do
- Got to air the house out again on 2 days
- FINISHED all 3 little girl nap blankies! All steamed and ironed and ready to wrap. I will show pictures on Tuesday. Doubtful I will do doll blankies (maybe if I find time)
- Got everything I had on hand paid for the year. I think I am done for this year!
- Got a notice of Soc. Sec. for next year. Even with Medicare going up some, my check will still be over $90 higher each month! I will gladly take that. It all helps.
- I did a trim and root touch up on hair at home
- Using up what I have (trying to use all the older stuff), cooking from scratch, laundry, cleaning, using soda stream, just doing all the normal stuff.
- NO grocery store this week
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Sunday, December 12, 2021
- Used all leftovers this week - nothing wasted
- My mobile home phones quit working over the last weekend (they are a 2 pc. set) and I figured I needed new batteries. That was going to cost about $50 for both. I did much checking and trouble shooting and finally found a loose connection on one phone (I figured cat must have pulled it loose). Trouble shooting can sure save money. It was worth looking around and crawling around under things a little. All working fine now, and no money spent.
- I ordered the jerky and summer sausage I get every year for gifts at the first of week. I almost forgot. I sure hope it all comes in time!
- I got my cards all mailed
- I have started getting a few cards this week. I got a gift in the mail from a friend! I opened it and lo and behold there were 3 wrapped packages in it. I opened 2 - a cute Christmas pair of socks and a pretty angel. Trying to resist opening #3 until closer to Christmas!! I am such a kid at heart!!!
- Did a little sewing
- I do believe I have finished my shopping! I still need one Aldi GC - but can run there any time.
- I got to see sis at rehab this week. She is improving slowly! She is not happy with progress, but we all know she is doing good. She just wants to be home - bless her heart. I feel so sorry for her.
- While out shopping and visiting I stopped at Fresh Thyme Market. I hadn't been there in ages. I got 2 - 3lb. bags of navel oranges for less than $6 total. I also got some OTC supplements I needed
- I did some bulk cooking. I made a bunch of fried chicken and cooked up extra pork chops this week. Extras (cooked) were frozen for easy future meals.
- All my usual things - using what I have, cooking from scratch, cleaning, laundry, etc.
- Actually aired the house on 2 different days this week! Crazy in December.
- Got a call from a friend at Kroger that they had stocked cat food shelves! I ran up there and got quite a bit of canned food for kitties. While there I looked around and found bread on clearance. And they had ham on sale. I got a shank ham for .79/lb. Almost 7 1/2 lbs. for under $6! I didn't need it for now - but couldn't pass up the price for future meals.