Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sunday Morning

I decided to make some more chicken soup. This time I cut up the chicken breast and browned it in butter. I added carrots, celery, onion, poultry seasoning, chicken broth and some garlic salt and pepper.

It's ok but it seems like something is missing. Maybe I'll add some Kitchen Bouquet.

Yesterday I was anxious to hear the speech at 3:00 p.m. our time. My mistake was to lie down and watch it on the big tv in the bedroom. I woke up at 8:00 p.m.  I must have been tired from the four hours waiting in the waiting room yesterday.

Today I want to be awake for the entire Chiefs/Patriots game. I'll make some coffee and NOT lie down.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

A Long Saturday Morning

We were at the E R from 7:45 till 11:30 a.m. Problems with dear husband. Kind nurses and doctor.

Back home and a long nap.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Winter Weather

We have a forecast for colder days and possibly some snow. Most of the expected stuff is supposed to be north of us but I decided maybe I needed to go to the huge grocery store and pick up some stuff.

I went early - about 8:00 a.m. Very few people were there. It was misting later in the day and now my phone weather app shows it is snowing.

Only two months till spring.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

A Start


A week ago today I started another afghan, using left over yarns.  Today I have almost nine inches done. With single crochet, this may take a while!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tuesday Car Repair Day

Today the car goes to the $garage for needed repairs. I guess you have to trust people but sometimes I wonder. The car is old - 1998 is old. Not too many miles and as long as it can go two miles there and two miles back, we'll be ok. That's the approximate distance from home to the grocers and the clinic.

But when the mechanic says the steering needs work, that gets my attention.

Another remark about a large rat in the front brake also made us pay attention. There are mice in the garage (eating the bird seed) but we hadn't seen a rat! The guy then said maybe it was a very large, well-fed mouse.

And of course, for the first time this winter I felt a cold coming on. So back to the over the counter medicine that I believe helps me. Drinking lots of water while I made chicken soup. I had planned to make it anyway but I've heard it's good for a cold.

I had it for supper and this morning for breakfast. The first time I ever thought about having something for breakfast besides cereal, bacon, eggs or French toast, pancakes or waffles, was when our boys were in grade school. The principal said if they want pizza for breakfast it's ok. It's better than no breakfast at all. Since then I have eaten many things for breakfast that may seem unusual.
If you want to have a Great Breakfast, check out what they serve in Germany. Now, that's a breakfast.

Now, off to the $garage for maintenance.

Later: The work was done by noon! I went back by means of their shuttle driver. Went to the cashier window and they advised me I needed to go out where I left the car in the $garage. The person who checked me in had the papers.  Back out to the place I had just walked through. Your agent just went to lunch but another one can help. So he tells me to go back to the cashier and he'd bring the papers in there.

What a weird way to make a little old lady in tennis shoes run around the business. They must have a good reason for this but I haven't figured it out yet.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sunday and Football

We watched the team from New England and I am not happy that they are who the Chiefs will play this next week-end.

I never have liked that team from the east. Here's hoping for a KC win!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Some Days Just Slip By

I didn't write anything yesterday. The most exciting thing we did was go to the store.

Another light bulb burned out. I don't know where they test these bulbs but they don't last as long as the claim on the package. Maybe they test them for five years and then put them on the market. Another year adds up to the six years they claim. And then they burn out.

It wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't a ceiling light. I don't want to see either one of us up on a step ladder. So the hall will be dark until one of the tall sons arrives. I'm thinking about buying one of those gadgets seen on tv that hang up anywhere and lights up the area. I haven't seen one of those ads for a long time. We'll have to check out the local hardware store to see if they might carry them.

And now we have rain for a day and possible flurries tomorrow. It is winter.