Sunday, March 24, 2019

Sunday Ramblings

It was a quiet day, even Mass seemed to be a bit quieter than usual. Perhaps it is because it is Lent and a time of reflection and hopefully spiritual growth. Father is pretty much back to normal, I think his trip home (India) tired him out a bit. Now he is back to being his joyful self. However there are a few things that have been happening lately that have me a bit worried. I will need to pray on these things to see if I can find some resolution or at least peace about them.

I have always loved the reading from Exodus where God says "I am who I am".  That Moses saw a burning bush that wasn't consumed and actually spoke to the Lord fills me with hope and love. In the world we live in today we need more of this kind of faith, we need to hear God say "I am who I am" and believe with all our hearts and souls.

I have finished a few projects over the past week. I do hope to get a couple more done over the remaining week this month. Seems as if there are never enough hours in a day for me to get done what I want done. How did I ever manage when I worked?????

The weather is supposed to be a bit colder over the next few days and wet snow is forecasted for tomorrow. I wonder if it will happen, sure hope not as I have a dental appointment on Tuesday for a cleaning and I hate driving in that kind of weather.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Frugal Friday

Well I hope I can come up with 5 frugal things this week. Some of these will be repeats.

1.  Solar lights back out on the deck.

2.  Using up all leftovers as quickly as possible. I managed to get 2 extra dinners (suppers) for Harvey and I this week.

3.  Blinds and drapes open during the day to take advantage of all this lovely sun.

4.  Found a frame for a cross stitch picture in my collection of frames. I will be mounting and hanging it later this coming week.

5.  Reading a free novel on my ereader.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thursday Tidbits

It's been a funny month so far. My goal list is as long as it was at the beginning of the month. Nothing completed as of yet, a couple of things close to being completed though. Hopefully tomorrow I will get a few of them done. 

The fact is with the nicer weather I am on a cleaning and decluttering spree and that is taking up a great deal of my time. I still get to knit in the evenings and even manage a bit of hand quilting during the afternoon. But and it's a big but I am just not in the mood. 

Plans are whirling around in my head and Harvey even agrees with some of them. That is totally amazing to me, but I think he has been worried about me over the past couple of months and now that the results we have been waiting for are near, he wants me to be a bit less anxious. I am slowly coming to the conclusion that whatever the results we will both meet them head on. 

Since the days in February were cloudy and cold Harvey's depression really hit him hard. Now it is sunny and he can get outside and work things are much better in that department as well. The fact that his doctor left and he needed to find a new one was another obstacle to hurdle. Amazingly the doctor he went to today accepted him as a patient. I just hope this one sticks around until they manage to find a few more doctors to fill the areas we are short in here. 

I overheard while shopping today that we could have snow again next week. It is March and the weather is nothing if not unpredictable this time of year. One great thing is that if it does snow, the white stuff will not stick around for long.

Well off to do a bit more knitting.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Thrifty Tuesday

What with the trip to Regina this has not been the most thrifty of weeks, but I did have a few thrifty happenings.

Harvey managed to fix my treadmill for a fraction of the price of a new one or a gym membership. I am a happy person now that I can once again do my walking every morning.

I have been making my own sweet kale salad instead of buying the prepackaged mix. The salad lasts longer as well.

A friend took me out for coffee today. We had a lovely visit and hope to get together again very soon.

Next month the government imposed carbon tax will be taking effect here in Saskatchewan. I am hoping for many lovely sunny days so that I can have the blinds open and use less natural gas or electricity generated by coal. The less we use the less we will have to pay. This month so far there have been very few days that the sun was not shining and the temperature decent.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Menu Monday

For some reason one of my widgets on Blogger is sending a message to my antivirus saying it is contaminated with something or other. This has never happened before and having the message pop up every time I go to visit one of you is annoying. I will need to figure this out very soon.

I did not do the roast meal yesterday. Instead we cleaned out the fridge of all and I do mean all leftovers. Made for very interesting eating to say the least.


The frozen pre made Turkey Tetrazzini along with asparagus.


There is a bag of leftover pork that will be made into a stir fry and served over rice. I might use some more asparagus up here as well.


Chili and toast (leaning towards trying a veggie chili and will see if we can sneak it by Harvey).


A package of leftover ham made into a casserole. Served with salad.


Maple glazed salmon fillets, rice and leftover salad.


Leftover stir fry, rice and salad of some sort (we are really liking kale salad).


Roast Chicken, roasted potatoes, roasted carrots and the remaining salad.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Sunday Ramblings

It has been a lovely day here on the Canadian prairies. Melting snow seems to cause ice build up at the end of our street, so even though by the end of the afternoon water is everywhere morning brings icy conditions. Still a person can finally see the beginnings of spring and the new birth of everything around us.

I am still taking it fairly easy, but am hoping that by tomorrow I will be back up and getting things accomplished. Not that I didn't get things done today, more that none of it was very active. No extra cleaning was done for the last few days so that list needs some work.

I no longer hurt at all, still bleeding a bit though. I am also keeping a close eye out for any symptoms of infection. That is the one thing that really scares me as I would need to contact the specialist and probably make a trip up to Regina in order to combat it. No temperature, no heavy, foul smelling discharge as of yet. I do hope that keeps steady and clear. I am not nauseous, or have any other indication of infection.

Goals are slowly being accomplished. Just not as quickly as I had hoped. I will do a post on that later on. I will be carrying a few things over, but I will be crossing a few things off the list. That makes me happy.

Harvey and I discussed getting a smaller computer desk and moving this one into my sewing room. I could actually have all my machines out if this set up was in there. I would have to sell the sewing cabinets, but that would be a good thing. We just have to figure out the correct configuration for the office area. Perhaps an L shaped work station with a small bookcase.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Saturday Roundup

Yesterday I had my appointment in Regina with the specialist for my cervical biopsy. 

This was not a pleasant experience, as I told Harvey I would much rather break a bone or give birth to 12 babies in a row than go through that again. It hurt (I have a very high pain tolerance)!! I could feel every snip of tissue being removed and there was lots of snipping.

I am not sure if I want the biopsied tissue to be cancer free or not...… It seems that if it is cancerous removal would be preferable to having to go through this every six months or every year (that is if it is one of the diseases that could turn to cancer and they need to keep an eye on it).

Left the room very much in a haze of pain. When I got out to the waiting room Harvey took one look at me and asked what was wrong. I told him I wanted to go home, which meant no visit with Kris. The remainder of yesterday I had major cramps, today they seem to have gone. However the bleeding has not really lessened, and I am busy watching for signs of infection. Hopefully that will not happen and tomorrow everything will be back to normal or at least as normal as it can possibly be.

I need to phone the specialists office on Monday and set up an appointment for 4 weeks. I should know what if anything will be done (or if anything needs to be done) at that point. Four weeks of waiting this time around will be a breeze.

In other news I have almost finished hand quilting the blocks I only have two left and then I can start on the slashing. I may just be able to mark this project off the to do list this month. This means I could almost start another quilt or two to use snuggling into in the living room. Could also mean lots of other sewing getting accomplished as well.

The cleaning and using up of the chest freezer is moving right along. Amazing what a person can do when they put their minds to a task.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.