Monday, January 16, 2017

Menu Monday


Since last week got a bit mixed up due to our heading out for a Chinese meal on our anniversary. People may notice that meals that were not made last week will be made this week (only two that I see so far).

Monday

Hamburgers, homemade baked beans and a salad.

Tuesday

Stuffed Chicken Breasts, leftover salad, roasted veggies and rice.

Wednesday

Spaghetti and sauce. I plan on making another salad here or serving with garlic bread.

Thursday

Leftover ham made into a ham and rice casserole (using up the leftover rice and broccoli as well).

Friday

Perogies, sour cream and loads of fried onions.

Saturday

Baked spaghetti, using up the leftover spaghetti and sauce.

Sunday

Here is the Roast Beef that we were to have on the 15th. Serving this with roast potatoes, roast carrots and I may even make a gravy.

Lunches will be the usual sandwiches or leftovers, and breakfasts will be toast or yogurt for me.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Midmonth Goal Update


1.  Take down Christmas decorations.  Done

2.  Cut out three tops.  One has been cut out, two more to go.

3.  Sew two tops.  Not done.

4.  List Messy Bun/Pony Tail Hats for sale.  Pictures to be taken and this should be completed tomorrow.

5.  Declutter.  Ongoing goal.

6.  Burn our Spain/Portugal holiday and other pictures to CD.  Done.

7.  Work on projects to use inherited yarn, and cross stitch/embroidery items. On going goal which is worked on everyday.

8.  Have 20 no spend days this month.  I have managed to string 10 no spend days together so far this month.


The declutter project is still moving along nicely. So far this month I have managed to remove or recycle another 204 items from the house. Of course most of this was knitting magazines, but still removing something from the house that I "could or might" use has always been difficult for me. This time I gave myself permission to go through said magazines and remove those patterns that I might use down the road. Who knows perhaps next year those will be leaving my house as well.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Saturday Roundup

No real project completions so no pictures to share.

Still working on the lilies cross stitch, though I am getting very close to being finished, did sew up all the knitted pony tail/messy bun hats, did burn the DVD's of pictures from the computer (must delete those files and do a clean up tomorrow) and continued with the decluttering in the sewing/craft room.

While things are not totally completed (except for the sewing up of the knitting) things are being accomplished slowly but surely. Perhaps I will even have pictures soon to share with all of you.

I have started a shawl to use up two balls of yarn bought specifically for this project. Nothing like wrapping up in the cuddly warmth of a hand knitted shawl on cool spring and fall mornings or evenings. Heck, I even wrap up in one while in bed reading or watching Netflix.

We are going to be having a lovely week temperature wise and I am going to be starting my morning walks once again. It will be nice to be out in the fresh air, and perhaps I can manage to take some pictures of all our snow, and there is a great deal of it. The roads are clear however and that will make walking so nice.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.


Friday, January 13, 2017

Frugal Friday

My frugal five for this week:

1.  Blinds and drapes open on those sunny days to take advantage of the solar heating and light from the sun (and when it is -52 C with the wind chill having the bright sun beam into the front room sure keeps the furnace from continually running).

2.  Brought home the leftover Chinese food from our anniversary supper. We had another supper and a lunch from what we brought home. 6 meals, how wonderful.

3.  Using up the bits and bobs of yarn and fabric around the house.

4.  Getting everything together to list on the handmade site, plus some of the garage sale sites.

5.  Using the last of the DVD's to copy my pictures to. I have one completed (then the computer started acting weird...must have done something wrong) and hopefully will get three more done very shortly.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

What To Do

I have often spoken of the inherited craft projects from my Mom. I am slowly but surely working my way through them all. I do have to mix in a few of my own projects, but the end of the cross stitch kit projects seems to be in sight.

The following are the ones left from Mom's stash.

So a whole 8 kits left to work my way through (please excuse the yellowish pictures, for some reason the flash on my camera is acting very strangely).

I figure that doing the easy ones first will give me the most satisfaction, and perhaps the most bang for my time.

After these are done, I must get the stamped embroidery and the sugar bag tea towels completed. My mom always seemed to have something on the go, and it looks like she had planned to be busy for another 10 or so years.

At least now I will have room for a few of my own projects.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Not So Thrifty Tuesday

It actually did start off being a rather thrifty day. I had every intention of making a stir fry and enjoying a quiet winter's day here on the old homestead.

That is until Harvey realized something....
It is our 41st wedding anniversary today and so Harvey slipped out after lunch today and bought me flowers. Not my usual yellow roses, but one can just not help but smile at all the happy colours (and there is some yellow).

I had planned on spending a few hours going through all these knitting magazines.

Plus I have another shelf full after these are done. I am going through them and tearing out those patterns I may just try, and recycling the rest of the magazine to either one of the schools, or if I don't rip any pattern pages out they will be going to the Salvation Army. Guess I can work on this some over the next few days. Hoping to have those shelves cleaned out by the end of the week and have many more items leaving my home as well.

Instead I was whisked out for a Chinese supper (not complaining, the stir fry can easily be made in the near future). The remains of our meal have been brought home and will be used for our supper tomorrow.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Menu Monday

Here we are into the second week of January 2017 already and I am finally back to what passes for normal here on the old homestead. Actually, normal is not something that is always going on here, but to all intents and purposes I am at least back to being able to keep up with everything, and even finish what I start.

Looking out the window about an hour ago, it was clear and I could see the sun rising. Looking out the window now, well it is snowing and blowing. I think we might be headed into a bit of a January snow storm. The first of this year.

Here is my menu for the upcoming week.

Monday

I made meatloaf a couple of nights ago so we will be having leftovers along with some hash brown patties and salad.

Tuesday

I am going to use a package of the meat I put in the freezer last night and make stir fried pork. Serving this with rice.

Wednesday

The bag of leftover turkey that is in the freezer will be made into something new and different. Just have to pull out the cookbooks and find something that our taste buds will enjoy.

Thursday

Clean out the fridge night.

Friday

Tuna casserole. I will be serving this with a nice salad or perhaps roasted veggies.

Saturday

Hamburgers, homemade fries, and probably slaw.

Sunday

Roast beef, roasted potatoes, roasted carrots.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.