Thursday, February 11, 2021

Thursday Tidbits


It has been one of the coldest weeks so far this winter. I have only left the house once since Sunday. Didn't even go shopping today, good thing I have a well stocked pantry, freezer and fridge. Well stocked except for milk. I am hoping that tomorrow is a bit better than -52C with the wind chill. 

I am not quite as achy but the constant wind is giving me a headache once again. I am sleeping well however and that is a very good thing.

Since I have been unable to get out for a walk daily, most days are seeming to drag. That is even with doing projects and the usual household chores. Boring for the most part.

I do get some excitement tonight though. I get to watch a Zoom program on annuals that our Garden Club has set up. I just hope that I can manage to remember how to work Zoom. Keeping my fingers crossed as this course should be very interesting.

With all the anti-mask, freedom rallies, and such that have been happening in my province (not so much my city as others), I have been working on trying to control my reactions. I know the only one I can change is myself and have no control over what others think or feel. I just wish that people would realize the longer they do not follow health restrictions the longer we will be under said health restrictions. Especially since the country is having trouble getting vaccines. Oh wait, most of them will not take the vaccine either. Sighs. I have a feeling we will be struggling with this for a very long time.

I pulled some ice cream, bagels, and shredded cheese out of the chest freezer this morning. While doing so I noticed how many made ahead meals are in there. I will be doing a few changes in the menu plan and use a few of them up. If it is still this cold on the weekend one of the stew meals would really hit the spot. Lots of soups in there as well so I will be pulling those out to use up as well on soup and sandwich day. I don't want to waste any and even though I made these to use after my surgery, I have a feeling I can do more batch cooking before I actually get surgery. Or better yet I can forget about being frugal and order in every so often.

Off to use up a package of frozen roast beef. I am making a casserole that I have never made before. Should be interesting as it sounds almost like bubble and squeak that a friend of mine from the UK has talked to me about. Hope it is tasty.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.


  1. I don't envy your cold weather and I am sure you feel very housebound. Wish we lived close and I would pop over for tea!

  2. Cooking ahead is so useful, provided one remembers to label everything!

  3. I hope you get out to do your walks soon, Jackie. I know how important they are to you. xoxo Yes, all the mask revolters make me angry too and I find myself having to keep my mouth (aka: my fingers on the keyboard) in check. What is wrong with people?!! For the next time all the anti-maskers have surgery, how about if none of the doctors or nurses wear masks either?! And then have a nice big sneeze over the patient's open abdomen?! Sweet revenge! ~Andrea xoxo

  4. Gosh that's so cold, Jackie, I don't envy you that. Stay warm and try not to worry about what's happening elsewhere, easier said than done I know. Enjoy the Zoom! Xx

  5. Oh my goodness, it is cold there, Jackie. Brrrr.

    We have rain here today and I was feeling achy from it too, I finally broke down last night and took an ibuprofen because of it.

    We have about four individual soups in our freezer right now. I did a freezer challenge with a Facebook group in January, so our pantry is looking pretty good. I'm still working on it a little bit this month.

    Your roast beef casserole sounds interesting. We've done the bubble and squeak here too, so neat to make that. I need to do it again sometime soon.

  6. Oh, I'm so tired of this cold weather already, and it's really only been a week. I've had enough to keep me busy so I actually feel like time is flying but I'm sure that won't last.

    As for the anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers, I'm annoyed too but figure they'll find out when they try to travel they'll quickly decide to vaccinate and mask up.

    Take care, stay well.

  7. Wow, Jackie, that sounds very cold indeed and we were struggling at a few minus degrees here in London. Stay warm and well.