Monday, May 16, 2022

Menu Monday


Another week starting so a new menu plan, and because I have so many projects this month I will be using up some ready meals from the freezer. Getting it cleared out for the new harvest.


Chili and toast.


Vegetable soup and sandwiches.


Leftover chili on pasta.


Tetrazzini and a salad.


Eggplant Parma.


Lazy Cabbage rolls and salad.


Roast pork, roasted potatoes, roasted carrots and salad.

Kris will hopefully be home for the Victoria Day long weekend so I need to do some baking as well.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Friday, May 13, 2022

Frugal Friday

 Another rainy day, perhaps even more rain tomorrow, I think we are becoming waterlogged. 

With all the dark and dreary days we have been having our lights have had to be on a bit more than usual. But I have been making sure they are out in rooms not in use.

So what frugal things have I been up to this past week.

1.  Cleared the fridge out by eating leftovers for lunch or supper. Saved meat for other upcoming meals and being things only needed warming up time and electricity.

2.  Walked every day either inside (mostly) or outside when I could for frugal exercise.

3.  Watched some shows on Disney+ which our youngest son shares with us. Also watched some shows on Netflix.

4.  Since our mobility bill will be rising we got a phone call asking if we wanted to lock in at this years prices. The contract is being mailed to us.

5.  Bought lots of lovely fabric at the fabric sale at a fraction of the cost buying the same amount at a fabric store.

I am sure there are more, but I really can't think of them right now.

I also called our youngest son to find out how he is doing with all the rain where he is. So far all is okay with him.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Thursday Tidbits

 Another cloudy, rainy day. I think this weather system will be around for awhile. Well at least until Saturday and then head back for another go around towards the end of the next week.

So today was much the same as yesterday. I did manage to get a longer walk outside at 7 this morning and a shorter one to pick up the mail. Still the majority of my steps are coming from inside the house. I walk up and down our basement stairs at least 15 times and then make rounds through the main part of the house. It is surprising how fast the steps add up. I also march in place for at least 15 minutes every hour. It really helps that this new watch lets me know by a bit of a rumble that I have been sitting too long and to get up and move.

The vehicle now has it's tires changed over and we decided to store the winter ones at the dealership. Now we have a rack to use for another purpose and a bit more room at the side of the house.

Since this was another miserable day overall, I did a bit of tidy (not much really), did the few household chores that were down for today, almost finished sewing the pants I had cut out (not sure I like this pattern as the legs are very wide), and did some knitting which I will continue with tonight. The pants will be finished tomorrow and perhaps the skirt will even be started. Not much else to do on what is supposed to be another rainy day.

I don't know how many more boring days I can take. I really want to go plant shopping, and paint those pieces of outdoor furniture. 

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Rain, Rain and Yet More Rain

 After one day of lovely sunshine we have had two days of rain with yet more coming due to another Colorado low. At least it isn't snow. Mind you according to the weather pundits the rain over the next two days (until Friday night) could add up to 65ml (6.5 cm or almost 3 inches). We have already had about 50 ml in my city. The city where my son lives could get up to 85 ml though better check with him and make sure he has put out his downspouts. I think after this he may have to add an eavestrough and downspout to his deck roof as well. 

So because it has been slightly damp I have putzed around the house. Not really got anything completed, just tidied a bit here and there. Did my steps (need another 600 to make 10K but would prefer 11K) inside, and watched a documentary on the television while knitting. I did finish one side of the first small poncho though so that is a plus. 

In other words a boring day, but one that I have managed to gain a bit of my energy back. Perhaps rainy days are not so bad after all.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Mixing Things Up a Bit

 As I felt so terrible last week I could be nothing but thrifty which is always a good thing. I thought that perhaps I would play a bit of catch up and let you all know about the projects I managed to complete for last month and even got a start of sorts on this months (which I will need to list). 

April's challenges first.

1.  Sew hot pads. Done

2.  Cut out and sew knit dress.  Done

3.  Make embroidered table cloth.  Started and hope to finish this month

4.  Knit two scarves.  Done

5.  Make coasters.  Done

6.  Continue working on angel cross stitch.  Because of the cloudy and miserable days I could only work on this two afternoons.

7.  Knit two pairs of socks.  Done

8.  Embroider two napkins.  Done

I really didn't do too badly over all. I do wish I had gotten to work on my cross stitch a bit more.

Here are some pictures of those projects.

I would put a picture of my finished dress up, but for some reason the computer will not allow me to turn it from one direction to another. 

Now on to the projects for this month of May. Some I have already started. Not much else to do when a person gets tired out before the evening falls, or needs to take rests between projects.

1.  Shop for flowers and plants (going to be awhile as it is darn cool out still).

2.  Paint outdoor bench.

3.  Plant flowers.

4.  Knit baby blanket.

5.  Cut out skirt and sew.

6.  Cut out pants and sew.

7.  Make cover for my egg chair.

8.  Knit first blanket using leftover super bulky yarn.

9.  Knit two small ponchos for the silent auction.

10. Work on cross stitch.

11.  Make cushion for outdoor rocker.

12.  Move wardrobe around to see what if anything I need for summer/spring.

I was going to scrape and paint the deck, but now that the furniture is all set up I think I might wait until the cooler fall weather. I also think I just might tire myself out a bit too much if I take that on right now. Not sure if we even have the correct stain in the basement.

I went shopping on Thursday and got faint. I barely made it out to the car and home. Then it was just snuggle in my chair and rest for pretty much the rest of the day.

Then on Saturday the United Church here in the city finally had their Fabric Sale. I went first thing so it wasn't crowded and worked quickly. I managed to come home with these finds.

Fabric for sleep pants for Christmas, fabric for winter skirt making (or perhaps a jumper), fabric for the Christmas tree skirt, and fabric for a couple of tops. All for about 1/4 of what I would have paid in a store. I could have bought more, but decided to leave fabric for others.

Off to get supper and then I hope to be able to make it to visit all of you tonight.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Monday, May 9, 2022

Menu Monday


Well, I am back, sort of at any rate. I am still so very tired by the end of the day that doing anything other than sitting is pretty darn taxing. I am however managing to get through a bit more every day. I don't know why this booster affected me so strangely and so hard.

Any how here is my menu for the week. 


Leftover steak from Sunday, egg noodles and salad.


Short ribs, rice, salad (I really made too much on Sunday).


Cheesy Broccoli Soup and sandwiches.


Leftover Stew from the freezer.


Lazy perogies.


Leftover short ribs, rice, peas and carrots


Ham steak, egg noodles, mixed veggies.

Not the most inventive of menus, but a way of using things we already have in the house. 

Off to try and catch up with all of you. It may take awhile, but I will do my darndest.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Friday, May 6, 2022


 Just stopping by to let all know I am okay. Just trying to get over some really weird side effects from the last booster, and getting things completed around the house. 

I will be back next week hopefully.

Everybody have a wonderful evening. 

God bless