Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Pondering

I promised to let you all know why I was missing in action for awhile, or at least not posting lengthy missives.

You all know that I finally got a doctor and while my blood and urine tests were about what I expected (my cholesterol was a bit high), one test was not at all what I needed to hear.

My PAP came back with cells that are indicative of cervical cancer. My doctor called me in and said she had referred me to a specialist in Regina. I finally heard from him at the end of the week and I have an appointment with him in 2 months.

I am not too sure if Harvey understands the significance and I still have to tell Kurt and Kris as well as members of our combined family. I do want to know how bad it is and what the treatment is going to be before I tell the others, but I know if I don't tell our sons they are going to be very angry.

This is not something you tell your loved ones over the phone and so I am going to tell them when they are home for Christmas.

Now if I seem a bit distracted you all know why.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Thrifty Tuesday

It has been a quiet day, and instead of walking outside I have been using the treadmill in the basement. I am sticking with 1.5 miles at 2.8 mph for awhile. In a couple of weeks I will increase the speed. 

Thrifty moves this past week are more along the lines of repairs. I darned some socks, turned a collar on one of Harvey's shirts, put up a hem on a pair of pants, and fixed a seam or two. Nothing really earth shattering. 

Harvey has been busy building a cupboard over top of the basement fridge. He is using up bits and bobs of leftover lumber from other projects. He even has the stain and protectant at the ready from doing the wood on the walls. 

I have some fabric from old shirts and pants sitting on the dining room table. I hope to cut it all into 4" squares at some point this week. 

I found a sweater at the thrift store that I have washed and will be pulling apart for my next prayer shawl project. I also found a sweat shirt that I will make into a bed for Kris's cat for Christmas. 

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Menu Monday

Wow this month is quickly disappearing. Time is flying by on those wings that seem to appear before special holidays. 

Monday

Stuffed Chicken, rice and salad.

Tuesday

Pork chops, mashed potatoes, and the remaining salad.

Wednesday

Hamburgers, homemade fries, and perhaps coleslaw (or peas and carrots).

Thursday

Leftover ham made into a casserole.

Friday

Salmon casserole (though this could end up being maple glazed salmon with rice and mixed veggies).

Saturday

Leftover ham casserole.

Sunday 

Pork Roast, roasted potatoes, roasted carrots and a salad.

Everybody have a wonderful day. 

God bless.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

Frugal Friday

Friday, once again and I have been MIA for a few days this week trying to get my head on straight and work a few things out. I will share what has been happening with all of you tomorrow. 

1.  Downloaded 4 free books and used a gift card gotten through points to download a couple more. I need to get a few more downloaded over the next while.

2.  Stuck to my shopping list and with the use of coupons and sale items managed to save $35.29 from my total bill.

3.  Using the treadmill to walk most mornings (at -15 C with a nice breeze on top of that) it is much too cold to walk outside. I manage 1.5 miles in less than half an hour.

4.  No leftovers tossed this week and lots of bits and bobs used up.

5.  Working on two knitting projects that use up yarn from my stash. The prayer shawl (I am adding some stripes so that helps use up small balls of leftover yarn) and the rug for part of Kris's Christmas gift.

Off to see what you all have been up to while I was missing (well at least until supper is ready).

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Thrifty Tuesday


Back in the day when I would cut out a pattern for clothing, unless the leftover fabric was a rather large piece I would toss it. The same goes for those small balls of yarn I always seem to have. Now every bit of fabric or yarn is kept and fashioned into something useful or decorative. Just like food nothing goes to waste. A truly thrifty and frugal way to live.

I am having trouble with concentration right now as I need to work something out in my mind. Hopefully I will be able to post about it in the next few days. Right now it is too raw.

Every body have a wonderful evening. God bless.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Menu Monday

I am actually sticking very close to this months menus. Sometimes things get switched around or there are more leftovers for another meal so what was planned is changed. Still that unmade meal can be made on another day of the month, perhaps one where there are no leftovers to be used.

Monday

Leftover ham from the fridge freezer. I also have one pie shell left that needs to be used. I think a pepper and ham quiche sounds pretty good. I will serve it with some biscuits hot from the oven, or at least warmed in the oven before serving (all depends on oven temperature).

Tuesday

Leftover chicken from Sunday's big meal. I might give the Chicken and Mushroom pasta another try (would use up some odds and ends in the pantry and in the fridge). Though I am leaning towards an old favourite. Chicken a la King served on toast.

Wednesday

Probably leftover quiche along with some raw veggies and dip.

Thursday

Pork ribs done in the slow cooker or pressure cooker if I don't get them out in time. Thinking sweet and sour served with rice (if not using instant pot to cook them, if so I will make egg noodles), and the remaining asparagus.

Friday

If Kris actually is home this weekend I will make pancakes (moved from another day last month). If he does not make it home we will have fish, homemade fries and slaw.

Saturday

If there is any chicken a la king left (and enough for the three of us) we will have this and salad for our meal. If not the sausage casserole from last week will be served today.

Sunday

Weather permitting we will be in the city for the first playoff game. Weather not permitting (too cold) I think we should order a pizza.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.