Thursday, February 18, 2016

Thursday Tid Bits

It has been a dreary couple of days around here. The fog has been thick and has not lifted until late afternoon, if it has lifted at all. The dampness makes it feel much colder than it is and I find my walks very slippery in the morning. I am so looking forward to spring.

Kris has gotten his car fixed to the grand total of $2568.00. Kind of scary as he does not know whether the parent company is going to start layoffs again or not. This will have cleaned out his savings a great deal. Harvey feels he should buy a new vehicle, but not knowing if he will have the means to make the payments is holding Kris back from doing so.

Today we went out and priced stoves.... We were offered a very good deal on a convection oven and so we took it. Money going out, but from our capital expenses and not our regular budget. I have removed all the items from the bottom drawer of our oven. Now just to find a place to put them, the drawer in the new stove is very much smaller and I really need all my baking pans!!! I could be spending tomorrow moving things around in the cupboards to make room. I am looking forward to having a stove where all the elements work properly. Cooking will be so much easier.

My BFF, Debbie went to visit a specialist in Regina today about her knees. She will be undergoing a double partial knee replacement. The specialist is going to do both of her knees at once. She has been told it will be up to 6 months before she has full functionality in her knees. She is however looking forward to being pain free very soon.

I am continuing to work on my embroidery project. Running out of one of the shades of yellow I need has moved me to doing the outline stitching. Hopefully I will still get this project done by the end of the month.

Still using things up as much as possible. I am trying to eat down the meat freezer before we head up to Regina for our big stock up shop. I know we will be going away in a little over a month, but I don't want to have to run out and shop as soon as we get home.

Today I picked up the Euro's we ordered for the trip. I am getting excited about seeing Spain and Portugal in the spring. Hopefully I will have lots of pictures to share with you all.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.


  1. I really enjoy reading your posts. I follow you daily. You exudecalm and peace. God bless .

  2. Good news about your friend, Jackie. We're going to the Canary Islands which is part of Spain, but situated off the north west coast of Africa, at Easter. It should be lovely and warm there. We went in February last year and were sunbathing the whole holiday. You'll love it in Spain I'm sure.

  3. Car expenses are always painful!

    How exciting for you to be visiting Spain and Portugal, I have never been to Portugal (or many other places for that matter). I'm pleased to hear your friend has some painfree time ahead of her too.