Monday, January 27, 2020

An Errand and a Mix-up

Today we needed to get a battery for the garage door opener. Instead of parking in the alley at the back door of the hardware store, we parked in front because the batteries are near the front door and the cashier is there. We pulled up in front of the Ace Hardware. There was a sign. Use the back door cashier because the cash register in front is out of order.

So, I backed out and drove to the alley where we usually ALWAYS park. I went in and walked to the front of the store. No one was there and I could find no batteries. As I was returning to the back, a clerk asked if she could help me find something. I said yes, this round flat battery, #2032. They are now at the back of the store where I had originally entered, near the cashier. She said they had moved them recently!

I guess that was my exercise for the day.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Soup's On!

That is how my mom used to tell my dad and me that supper was ready. Yes, we call it supper our here in the middle of the country - except for those that have been influenced by the coasts.

This shows that at 7:20 a.m. the crockpot was full of roast, carrots and onions. No soup today.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Too Much in One Day

I didn't have a burst of energy but I did more today than usual. Cleaning the kitchen floor, doing several loads of laundry, folding and putting it away is not a hard job. I usually do those two things on different days.

And then there was the trip to buy pet, food - for feral cats, squirrels and our dogs. Luckily, that was all available in the same place! Then to buy yarn and some coffee that isn't available at our grocer's lately.

On to the grocery store about two o'clock. I thought the crowd would be thinned out. There were literally no parking places in the lot unless I wanted to walk a block and a half in the cold. I did not. We just went home and decided to go back later.

About four fifteen we went back. There were still lots of people but we found a parking spot. I had a new (to me) coupon from Dillons/Kroger. Buy $70 worth of groceries and get $7.00 off. Worked for me.

By the time we got all the food put away (the cashier said I saved $33!) we both were ready to rest. No nap!  Just sitting down.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Another Quiet Day

Feeling better today. I got up so early after an unusually early bedtime last night, that I had to take a nap about breakfast time We had lunch at 10:30 a.m.  Can you tell we are not on a schedule?

I love this necklace. It's from the Vietnam era and says 1968 on the back.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Throw-back Thursday

This was a vine on the back porch of our former house. Hoping for some flowers sooner than later.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

What Happened to Tuesday?

I can't believe I didn't post anything yesterday.

Now I remember - we had to pick up a prescription and some cash. Then I came home and watched the tv to see Dr. Phil and then the history going on in DC.

The reason I watch Dr. Phil is that my sister-in-law and I talk every day on Skype. One of our subjects is whatever Dr. Phil has discussed that day. We think his guests are not as interesting as they used to be. Either that, or we are tired of screaming arguments between family members.

I am so thankful our immediate family hasn't had any of that activity.

We got another tiny snow. I was amazed at the things that were cancelled or were moved back a couple of hours. I do not remember school closing or starting late. We all walked to our neighborhood schools and took a lunch on snowy days. (No school cafeterias then in our system.)

I guess I shouldn't talk about cancelling with an inch of snow.   We cancelled two doctor appointments we had for today.

Monday, January 20, 2020

A Little Heart

I made the first heart today from information I saw on a blogger friend's blog! This is a project to place these hearts where folks can find them. A tag will be attached with a positive message of hope for someone who might be experiencing a rough time in their life from bullying.

Here is the link:

I made the loop too short so this one will remain with me. All the instructions are included for knit or crochet and where to send the finished hearts.

There are so many kind people in the world helping others.

The rest of my day was spent sleeping off and on! Hope for a better tomorrow!!