Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Thrifty Tuesday

This social distancing is making me more aware of what we have and what needs to be done to maintain it.

So in that vein I have been checking buttons and sewing on any that are loose, darning socks, fixing hems, and I even put in a new zipper (something I really hate doing and need more practice at).

I have made a few masks out of pieces of leftover cotton, and used more stash yarn to knit another little baby dress to give as a gift.

I pulled all the turkey carcasses out of my chest freezer and made bone broth today. I got 6 containers after condensing it and a bag of meat to be used in sandwiches and as cat treats (our cat is slightly spoiled). I managed to use some rather wilted celery doing this as well.

Tomorrow I plan on going through my wardrobe at some point and seeing what still fits and what needs to be altered. I have lost more weight through this stressful time (just don't feel like eating much) and making an inventory of pantry and freezers. I want to get the most out of what we already have before running out and buying even more.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Menu Monday

This next while I plan on trying to use up a few things in the fridge freezer and chest freezer. Must make more room so that nothing is wasted.


Butternut Squash soup (container in the fridge freezer) and salmon salad sandwiches.


Leftover ham made into a casserole. Something new and interesting, with some leftovers for another meal.


A package of leftover chicken which will more than likely become Chicken a la King. Served on toast or maybe biscuits.


Hopefully the remains of the casserole from Tuesday. I will add some tossed salad to this.


Comfort food night, Glace and eggs (kind of like deconstructed perogies or really heavy dumplings).


Perhaps a clean out the fridge night.....or a Chef's Salad using up some more ham and some leftover chicken (saving some back from the Wednesday meal).


Roast beef, roasted potatoes, roasted carrots.

I also plan on pulling out the chicken and turkey carcasses and making stock tomorrow. That will clean out a bit more space as well. At least until I package up the stock.

Everybody have a wonderful evening. God bless.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Sunday Ramblings

The last two weeks we have been lucky enough to enjoy the Mass live streamed. It is very different and yet not. The responses are the same, and as we are social distancing the only hands we shake at the sign of peace is each others, and do not partake of communion, there is still a feeling of peace and being united with others during this season of Lent.

There were more cases of Covid-19 found here in my province today. Actually the highest amount since this whole pandemic entered my country. Still there are fewer cases here than in other provinces and we can be thankful for that. Yet the way they keep mounting that could change very easily. Still we are one of the few provinces that has not had a death from the virus and that is a very good thing.

The days are passing. I am using phone calls, texts, Facebook and Twitter to keep in touch with everyone. Thanks to a wonderful blogger I will be exchanging letters with another blogger from the UK. Interesting times ahead.

The rest of the day has been spent taking walks, making lists of chores for the week, a bit of sewing, and some knitting. I was all gung ho about cleaning and organizing the pantry, but just do not feel up to it right now. Same with the cupboard that I keep some larger items in. Well there is always tomorrow, I am not going anywhere.

I plan on finishing the masks tomorrow. I need to sew up three more, but I do not want to overwork my machine so even if I only get two done I will be happy.

Harvey's brother Loran and his wife Wendy had some bad news this past week. This is the second marriage for both of them and now this virus is playing havoc with the family. Not that any of them have contracted it, but two of Loran's children from his previous marriage are now without jobs, and the third has had to take a 20% pay cut. Wendy's two boys from her first marriage both lost their jobs. I am so relieved that our boys are still working.

Walking is my way of keeping sane during this time. Listening to the geese flying north once again, the robins singing, and the mourning doves are back once more. As there is less traffic I can hear them much clearer in the early morning.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Frugal Friday

Hopefully I can find 5 frugal happenings on the old homestead this week.

1.  Combined errands when I went shopping this week. Not that I had that many errands to run.

2.  We got a free loaf of garlic bread.

3.  I am using up fabric and yarn from my stashes to make things such as masks and dishcloths.

4.  Daily walks are keeping me sane, and seeing the daily changes in the world around me is helping me realize that each new day brings something exciting to see.

5.  Stretching meals to get as much as possible out of each item bought. For the first time ever I saw limits on various meats when shopping.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Thursday Tidbits

Beautiful day, even though we got a slight dusting of snow last night. I have taken my two walks for the day and sewed a few more masks. Not that the masks will give us total protection, but perhaps enough that Harvey will stop worrying when I go out shopping. It is a good thing that I have lots of sewing machines as the one I regularly use seems to have developed a problem. I pulled out the one I use as a portable and it sewed perfectly. I will have to work on the other one to get it working properly again. I did give it a good cleaning, but it is still acting up. 

I made cinnamon buns today. Not the best that I have ever made but at least something sweet to nosh on during this time. I should make some unbaked chocolate cookies, but that is beyond me today for some reason. Still I have lots of baked goodies to take up to Kris's tomorrow, a loaf of rhubarb bread, cinnamon buns, and a loaf of banana nut bread.

Shania, our rather elderly cat, was not at all well yesterday. She had very loose bowels, did not want to eat and meowed piteously most of the day, spending lots of time hiding in her tent and only coming out to use her kitty litter and have the occasional drink of water. Today she has eaten, drank water and moved around the house a great deal. I am hoping that we don't have to make a very hard decision very soon.

I saw my first robin yesterday afternoon. I guess that means spring has arrived. I just hope it stays. The weather this year so far has been nothing but strange. Beautiful above freezing days followed by cold and snow. Mother Nature is as confused and discombobulated as the rest of us right now.

Off to read and then watch a movie on Netflix while knitting that final dishcloth.

Everybody have a wonderful evening (remember social distancing).

God bless.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Wednesday Social Distancing Post

It is a beautiful day here in Southeast Saskatchewan. The sun is shining, birds singing, woodpeckers pecking at the power poles (why do they do that when there are trees available).

I did our shopping today, rather then tomorrow, mainly because I wanted to pick up Kris a few things and once again Shania (our elderly cat) is not well. This way I can keep an eye on her for the rest of the day (she is hiding in her tent right now) and if necessary be available to take her to the vet tomorrow. Hopefully there will be one open or at least they will open for an emergency.

I have noticed a lessening of vehicles on the road as well as shoppers in the stores. I think people are starting to take this Pandemic social distancing to heart. We still have those that think it is fake by our Liberal government, but the vast majority of people are heeding the governments directives. While social distancing alone will not totally prevent you from acquiring the virus it will make a difference on how many get it.

I spent yesterday sewing some masks. 

I managed to get two made and tomorrow I plan on making a few more. Providing of course that my machine decides that it is going to work correctly. Had a few problems with the first two and what could possibly be a dull needle. 

I have put aside the second knitted baby dress and pulled out some leftover cotton yarn from my stash. It amazes me that with all the dishcloths and washcloths I have made for Kris, he does not seem to have very many at all. Two are finished and I am on the third one.

Kris's specialist appointment has been changed to a telephone conference. We will still go up on Friday, take him some groceries, do a bit of a clean up in the apartment and find out the news. 

Off to work on the dishcloth and watch television.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Menu Monday

Ahh, a kind of regular Monday post for a change. Though in this time of hard to find grocery products I hope you will forgive me if things change slightly once in awhile.


A package of leftover ham made into a casserole that hopefully feeds us for a couple of days, and gives a bit more so that I can take a frozen meal up to Kris. Served with salad.


Leftover pork roast to be made into another casserole and another two days of eating from a few slices. Served with the remains of the salad.


Leftovers from Monday along with raw veggies and dip.


Leftovers from Tuesday served with the leftover raw veggies and dip.

Friday and Saturday we will be in Regina to take Kris to the doctor's (though not staying in a hotel, rather in Kris's apartment so I have a feeling we will be heading home on Saturday). I plan on taking at least something to cook on the first night. I figure on pancakes so I will take up what I need to cook those. Then on Saturday we can go through a drive through and pick up a meal after his appointment.


Roast ham, rice, mixed veggies and perhaps a salad of some kind.

Everybody have a wonderful day. 

God bless.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Sunday Ramblings

Sunny and fairly warm today, and it made my morning and afternoon walks very pleasant. I enjoyed both immensely. Being out in the fresh air, even if there is no one else around, gives a person the ability to face social distancing.

Once home this morning I watched Mass on my computer, said a prayer (or two) for all those who are having problems social distancing or fighting Covid-19. Then started on the days chores. 

I managed to make my rhubarb loaves.

I even got a dish cloth started for Kris as he never seems to have enough.
I hope to get a few finished before we go back up this Friday. I will be using up some of my leftover cotton yarn doing so.

My lady wipes are finished. Nicely washed and folded. They are in the bathroom just in case the time comes and I need to use them.

Fabric for the face masks is washed and dried. I plan on ironing and cutting them out tomorrow. While I know they will not completely protect us, the little protection they will in fact give will be enough to let Harvey feel a bit of peace.

My list of household chores was completed for next week, and a few ideas for baking are percolating around in my head.

All in all a pretty good day.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Saturday Roundup

Quiet day once again here on the old homestead. It started with snow, but I took my morning walk any way. Bad thing was the snow hid ice and I did feel myself starting to slip a couple of times, caught myself though so nothing untoward happened. Since this is a weekly round-up I may as well tell all of you I managed to get out for at least two walks every day.

I also managed to get my "lady wipes" finished today. I was going to do a rolled hem, but decided that a narrow zig zag stitch all the way around would be enough. Now after washing I am beginning to wonder about my choice.

Here is the stack of leftover flannelette fabric I found to  use.

There are 36 rather large squares that I can use. I decided that they will be a last resort if I can't find any toilet  paper and am close to running out. If they are never used I will recut and use in other projects.

I have done some of my  bucket list. Made the heart for my front window.

Cleaned up the pots and pans. I think I will make some fabric inserts to put between them at some point during this period of social distancing.

I have also done a bit of baking, more to follow over the next few days.

Today was two banana nut loaves and tomorrow I plan on making 2 rhubarb loaves. Got to get the frozen rhubarb used up to make room for the fresh this spring.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Frugal Friday

So here we are with another addition of Frugal Friday. Though I am a bit concerned over how unfrugal the past few weeks have been. Hopefully from now until we go up to the city I can tighten the belt a bit.

1.  Got free bananas from a friend. She does not bake and did not want them to go to waste, so gave them to me as she knows I make banana bread.

2.  Doing lots of walking outdoors while the weather is nice, remembering social distancing.

3.  Continuing to use up stash wool knitting things for gifts and for us. Next on the list after this second dress is some more dishcloths for Kris as those seem to be in short supply for him.

4.  Found a couple of patterns for masks and will sew a few to make Harvey feel more at ease.

5.  Stretching food as far as I possibly can. A spaghetti and meat sauce dinner that I made a little while ago has stretched to feed us three times and given Harvey a lunch.

6.  Pulled out some leftover cotton flannelette and am making some wipes (just in case). Pictures to follow tomorrow.

7.  Streaming series and watching them on the television while I knit.

So even while I have been spending like a mad woman there are still frugal things happening on the old homestead. 

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Thursday Tidbits

It has been a quiet day here on the old homestead. I have managed to get all my chores completed and a few things ready for sewing over the next few days.

I even managed to get out for a walk this afternoon. Sure it was only to get the mail, but it was lovely to feel the sun on my face.

Shopping was still an adventure. There is still no bread flour, toilet paper, large packages of sugar and surprisingly no beef granules. Those are items I will need to look for in a couple of weeks. The meat counter in my favorite grocery was well picked over as well. 

Still I got my heart up on the window and hopefully more of our citizens will follow suit. 

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

A Bucket List

While I won't be writing a best selling novel, I do plan on making my own bucket list for this time of social distancing. 

Here are a few of the ideas I have to begin with.

1.  Organize fabric.

2.  Organize my yarn. 

(really those should be ongoing at all times)

3.  Make a heart for the window (something that someone in the city started just to give people who are walking outside a boost during this time).

4.  Sew those patterns I have cut out and have put off doing.

5.  Clean out the pots and pans to make them easier to access.

6.  Bring up those novels I want to reread from my downstairs library.

7.  Get back into doing a daily devotion in the evening before bed.

8.  Phone people to make sure all is okay with them.

9.  Write some letters.

I will be adding to this list as time progresses. Some of the ideas on the list will be done very quickly, others will take awhile. Still at times such as these it is good to keep busy.

What is on your bucket list during this time of social distancing?

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Heading Home

In a few hours (after a final tidy up and I think garbage run), I will be on the road home. There to stay until the 27th of this month.

Once home and tucked up safely, I think a few days of just stopping and listening are in order. I have already sent an email saying that this Thursdays Bible Study will more than likely be my last. There are only 2 left after this and the way this session has been set up my help really is not needed.

That day will also be my hopefully last shopping day for a bit. I hope to buy extra milk and freeze it, and before I leave the city today I am going to check and see if there is any bread flour (heck even regular flour would be fine). I may even stop at Indigo and buy a new ereader.

I really do think it is time for us all to hunker down and just be for awhile. It is time for us to kick this virus to the curb and help flatten the curve.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Cleaning, Disinfecting

I have managed to get all the planned cleaning and disinfecting done here at Kris's. Stew meat is simmering on the stove. Now I am taking a rest before I get to do a bit more straightening of his cupboards and make some pudding for our dessert tonight.

Kris got some good news today. The city is going to let him work from home. Just a few hours a day to begin with, but that makes him very happy. However with the Covid shut down that is happening it could take awhile before the set up of the laptop is complete. To tell the truth I have a feeling everyone will be working from home shortly.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Monday, Monday

So here I am in Regina once again.

Kris is continuing to heal and heal very well. Today I went with him to the laundry room and he managed to get his own laundry done. That is a first. However  tomorrow I will strip his bed and gather the towels and dish stuff to be washed. Right now those items will not fit in his backpack laundry bag.

It will also be clean the apartment time. Floors washed, bathroom cleaned, sinks and counters cleaned, vacuuming and a cupboard cleaned out. I have groceries sitting out that need a place to live.

Tomorrow will also see me heading out at some point to buy him a few more groceries, and he would like me to mail something for him.

Right now we are watching Expanse on Prime,and chilling out with an adult beverage. Lovely way to relax and just be.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God  bless

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Sunday Ramblings

It has been a snowy day here at the old homestead. I have kept busy sewing a laundry bag for Kris. Though I do think it might be a bit long for him to be able to handle on crutches. I have also been packing for my trip back up to see him and get his garbage and apartment cleaned.

Now that we have 6 presumptive cases of Covid-19 here in Saskatchewan things are really going crazy. 

Shelves have been emptied and I can just imagine what the stores are like in Regina where the last 2 presumptive cases were located. I did manage to pick up a few more items for Kris to help keep him fed for at least another week or two. 

Kurt, our oldest son, teaches in Alberta and is planning on doing some stocking up at some point today. He is worried though, as schools have now been closed indefinitely and they are not set up in the division for video conferencing or having the Grade 12 students write their diploma exams. He says it is going to be a logistical nightmare. He figures they will learn more tomorrow when they get to the school. Hopefully their Education Minister helps a great deal. He is also very worried about his Dad and I as we are in the age group mostly affected by the virus. 

We are living through times that will forever change us.

I have a to do list in the worst case scenario of things to keep me occupied and busy. Of course there are always walks in the fresh air, sewing, knitting, reading and watching old television series. I hope to add to it as time progresses.

Everybody have a wonderful evening. Stay safe.

God bless.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Saturday Roundup

Just a few pictures from my finished projects for the month so far.

The pants I sewed at the beginning of the month, after I used the remnants to sew the infinity scarves.

The knitted baby dress.

Baking to take with me to Kris's when we go.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Frugal Friday

Once again I have been missing in action. Not deliberately, but more because life happens and I get caught up in it. This has been one of those times.

After weeks of watching almost every other province in Canada hit by the Covid-19 virus, this week my province was. One case is at least a 5 hour drive away from us, the other a bit closer. Things are being cancelled left and right, people are beginning to panic a bit more (the Costco in one city sold out of toilet paper quite rapidly). Even I am starting to wonder..... More about Kris and worry that I may not be able to get up to help him out or that the doctor will cancel his appointment (must make a reservation at our favourite hotel). He has already more than self isolated over this broken hip.

Anyhow, enough of this whinging and whimpering. Time to get on with it.

Frugal happenings around here were the usual.

1. Washing of laundry was done where possible in cold water, rinsing is always cold. I hung what I could on the lines downstairs.

2.  Harvey bought a water saving showerhead and decided last night to actually see how much water he uses. He measured 1/4 inch in the bottom of the tub when he was done. Not too shabby.

3.  I watched the Great British Sewing Bee on the television this week and have been inspired by their recycling of clothing and scraps. I think once I get the pants I have cut out sewn, I am going to start another quilt top (a denim one as Harvey took the one I made a couple of months ago). I have lots of denim cut from old jeans and I just love me a denim quilt.

4.  I saved $34.11 at the grocery (mind you the resulting bill was horrendous) buying on sale items.

5.  Still using up those partial balls of yarn on the new temperature blanket for this year.

I hope to have some pictures of finished projects for you all tomorrow. 

Everybody have a wonderful day. 

God bless.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Thrifty Tuesday

I am busy using up all cleaning products, getting the last little bits out of each and every bottle.

Then I am going to use this book,

and this book,
to make my own cleaners. I have been collecting spray bottles in order to do so. 

There will of course still be store bought cleaners in my home, I just want to cut a few of them out and see if things can be cleaned in a more thrifty manner.

I have darned a pair of socks (actually two as I did one of Kris's as well), and fixed a hem on one of Harvey's t-shirts.

I managed to use up the thread on a couple of bobbins as well.

Everybody have a wonderful day. 

God bless.

Monday, March 9, 2020


I think the world has gone a bit crazy lately. 

This Covid-19 virus has brought out the worst in people around the world. Fights over toilet paper for crying out loud, people coughing in others faces, shelves stripped of antibacterial products, shelves stripped of food, and because of this limits being placed on what people can buy.

These things are not only happening in places where there is a great outbreak of the virus, but in the larger centers of relatively virus free cities (okay some of these cities are hit by the virus). 

Panic causes people to do some very strange things, and it seems like when one person starts, more follow. Kind of a herd mentality I think.

I watched a video today on Facebook of people rushing into a Costco store in the United States all heading to the toilet paper. People could have been seriously hurt as the carts were pushed willy nilly towards that area of the store. Once there the shoppers threw package after package into their carts. Not content with one package of 48, I saw people putting 6 or 7 packages into their carts and pushing their way out of the crowd, not caring if they hit the person behind or beside them. 

How much toilet paper do you really need?

I do stockpile to a certain extent, but never would I need that much toilet paper (probably would last us at least 6 months). 

My friends husband cleared off a shelf here in Walmart of hand sanitizer and keeps going back to see if they have more. He has also been stockpiling Lysol disinfectant, wipes and sprays. In fact he was quite happy to note that he had cleared the shelves of those items as well.

I told him maybe he should concentrate on food as they seem to always be heading to the store to pick up some edible or another.

Me, well I am very well stocked in the meat department, and my canned foods (tuna, salmon) are good as well.

I am not going to go overboard, just pick up my medication, buy some tinned fruit, and some fresh veggies that stay in good shape for at least a week as well as some frozen veggies as well. I will make sure I leave plenty for others as well. 

I will also make sure to take some items to our food bank. After all those that use this service need the food as well.

Everybody have a wonderful evening. 

God bless.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Sunday Ramblings

I am home once again and hope to be able to head back up to help Kris out by the 15th or 16th. We shall see what happens.

The drive home was okay, I have driven on worse roads (though at the time I was at least 10 years younger). The curves in the highway were quite slushy and there were areas that snow was covering quite deeply. I believe it was more from the actions of the wind than real snowfall. I just am glad that I came home during the day, as I am pretty sure that as the sun went down and the temperature dropped the roads became very icy.

Kris slept well (at least that is what he told me) last night. We both had a cup of Sleepytime tea and he took his herbal melatonin. He seemed contented over how much sleep he got at any rate. 

I did a quick clean of one of the shelves in the cupboard over his countertop dishwasher and now his kettle resides in there. The next time I go I plan on cleaning the other two shelves and getting a few more of the appliances on top of his cupboards rehomed so he can reach them.

Harvey decided that he is going to come with me on the 28th of this month for Kris's next appointment with the orthopedic surgeon. He has already told me to reserve a hotel room for the night of the 27th. 

Funny story, but I woke up at one point of the night and was patting the futon wondering why he was not in bed yet. Took me awhile to realize that I was not at home and Harvey was more than likely in our bed here at home.

I am hoping to get some sewing done this week and I have an idea for the next pair of pants I plan on making.... Hopefully some embroidery around the bottom of the legs, it will just take a bit of thinking and planning on my part.

While I did not get to attend Mass today, I followed the Lenten devotion by Tim Gray on the Transfiguration of Christ. Very interesting and it is really making me think. I am loving this Lenten program.

I am off to have a lovely soak in our tub. Heck I may even turn on the jets.

Everybody have a wonderful evening. I will visit those I missed today, tomorrow.

God bless.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Saturday Roundup

I did manage to get everything  completed before I made the trip to Regina this week. Much to my surprise.

This weekend will be spent doing things for Kris and trying my best to make him comfortable.

Yesterday we went to visit a doctor here in the city. Kris has bee having lots of trouble sleeping so he decided that it might be  a good idea to get something to help. After waiting for almost 2 hours he finally got in. By the time we picked up his prescription and a few other items it was well past 6. Supper was  very late and not a whole lot done on the tidying front was accomplished either.

This morning I got busy and cleaned the sinks, dusted, washed the floors in the bathroom and kitchen, cleaned the toilet and the sink.

This afternoon I completed the laundry, vacuumed and went for a walk. Then I came back and mended his quilt.

Now we are both ensconced in his living room  having a cold drink and watching Star Trek.

Kris took a herbal recommendation last night. But it did not work to help him sleep. Tonight will be another try along with some herbal tea.

Almost everything in the apartment is run off Kris's phone or by Alexa. Takes some getting used to, but it really helps him out right now.

Providing the weather behaves I will be heading home tomorrow. Then probably back up on Friday of next week.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Thursday Tidbits

Yesterday I headed out to do some shopping, both for our home and Kris. All I can say is my bills were extremely high. Strange as most of what I bought was on special. I have noticed that the sale prices now are very close to what the regular price used to be. I shudder to think what the regular price now is.

I spent time sewing over the last couple of days and managed to get a pair of easy elastic waist, wide legged, knit pants finished off this morning. One cut out project completed and another pulled out to work on when I get home again. I am hoping this means that my sewing mojo is back for a bit. I was getting slightly worried that I wasn't feeling the urge to get things completed. Once I have a few more projects done I will share pictures with you all.

I am a little concerned about the weather for Friday. Everything I have looked at says up to 10 cm of snow for Regina. I packed a few extra items just in case I have to stay longer, and will be asking one of the ladies at Bible Study tonight if she could fill in for me at Mass on Sunday if I don't manage to get home. 

I baked a cake to take part to Kris, and today I made some mini doughnuts to take as well. Last time we spoke he talked about ordering some Jelly Bellies (a type of jelly bean) from Amazon. I even added some on sale chocolate to what I purchased for him. Hopefully he won't be ordering candy online again any time soon.

Bible study tonight so supper will be started shortly in order that I can get everything done before I have to leave 

I am bringing my tablet with me so hopefully I will be able to do some blogging while there. The laptop is going to stay home this time. It is a bit large once in the case to lug up 4 flights of stairs.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Thrifty Tuesday

It has been a quiet day on the old homestead. I have been busy getting things completed in order to get up to Kris's on Friday (keeping my fingers crossed for good weather).

Thrifty moves for this week have been using items up. Food and non-food items are disappearing from my freezer and stashes.

Instead of buying cards I have been using my Cricut to make cards using up cardstock and paper from my stash.

I completed two infinity scarves from the scraps of leftover knit fabric.

I think they turned out pretty well.

I mended a pair of pants and darned a few socks as well.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Menu Monday

Wow March already, time flies by. I suppose the excitement and worry during the month of February had a great deal to do with the whole time flying by thing.

I seem to have a bit more time now that Kris is back in his apartment (though I will be traveling up to Regina on Friday to spend a day and night with him) and am slowly managing to get caught up on the little things around the old homestead.

Don't worry I managed to catch up on some larger scale items as well.

On to the menus for the week.


This was roast chicken with the remainders frozen in bags to be used later on in the week and month. I served it with roasted potatoes, and roasted carrots.


A bag of leftover ham will be used to fashion a meal. I am thinking Ham Pasties so I can use up some puff pastry and have a couple of pasties left for a meal on Wednesday.


Taking a package of the leftover chicken from Sunday and trying something new.


Using up the leftover ham pasties. I will make a salad to go along with them.


Since I need to be at the church fairly early today to help set up for bible study I am pulling some Lazy Cabbage Rolls from the freezer for our meal.


I will be in Regina this evening so I will leave instructions on Harvey having fish sticks (don't care for them, but he loves them) and fries (will buy a bag of frozen fries so he does not have to make his own). I wonder if he will follow directions.....


I should be back today and if Harvey did not eat the fish sticks we will have them tonight. If he did I will make hotdogs and serve them with some coleslaw.


Beef roast, roasted potatoes, roasted carrots and onions, as well as a tossed salad.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Sunday Ramblings

The First Sunday of Lent is almost over, and I have been trying to add some spiritual learning and giving to my daily routine. I am following a daily Lenten program by the Augustine's and am really enjoying it. There is a 3 minute video by Dr. Tim Grey, and then a question or task to ponder. It is causing me to stretch in ways that I never thought I would.

I spoke to Kris today and he is doing well, or at least he says he is doing well. Since the weather took a turn today (snowy, blowing and cold) I sure hope that Friday is decent. Think by that time he will want to get out of the house for a bit, and be more than ready for me to visit for a day and spend the night. He got to take the dressing off his surgical wound today and even have a seated shower (still no weight allowed on that leg).

We also spoke to Kurt tonight and he seems much more like his old self. I think whatever was troubling him has passed by. Now he is just wondering about his taking the students on their Easter trip..... Unless this Covid-19 disappears I have a feeling the trip will be cancelled.

The coming week will be one where I try and get caught up (almost done that, just a few minor things to do). I want to get some sewing done, and learn to use my Cricut a bit more. While I made some Sympathy cards (my sister-in-law lost her Father) and they turned out not too badly, I realize I need lots more practice using it. I had actually forgotten how it worked for awhile.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.