Monday, May 31, 2021

Menu Monday

 Hopefully I am back and posting as often as is possible once again. 

Today I am doing so early in the morning while drinking my morning coffee and planning my day. Which will be a busy one as I need to get my vehicle in for an oil change and Hubby needs an appointment for his 2nd jab....So far that last seems way out of reach due to a shortage of the Moderna vaccine here in Canada.

Here is my menu plan for the upcoming week.


Beef ribs (hopefully smoked), asparagus and a marinated veggie salad (trying to cut down on starches and carbs where possible).


Chicken thighs (don't quite know how I will prepare them), rice, and the last of the marinated veggie salad, or I will make another salad to serve with this.


Leftover pork roast made into a hash. I think having some raw veggies and dip would be lovely.


Soup and sandwiches. I have a container of beef soup frozen downstairs so I will use that up and make some salmon sandwiches to go along.


Clean out the fridge. Pretty sure there will be leftover hash and/or soup.


Taco salad


Roast beef, roasted potatoes, roasted carrots.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Saturday Roundup


Kris went back up to Regina around noon today. He wanted a couple of days to get things placed back in his apartment. I sent lots of containers home with him to see if that helps with the darn roach infestation that seems to be happening in that building. 

I also sent home a couple of meals with him, something I have not done in awhile. He mentioned when home how hard it was to shop and how costly meat was getting.... Time to help out a bit by sending meals home with him. This time it was leftover pork stir fry over rice, mushroom meatballs over noodles, turkey soup, and buns as well as some chocolate coated strawberries that he and Harvey made one evening.

Kris also got to take home his temperature blanket from the year he was born.

They are a bit out of order but you can see the change in temperatures since 1976. Summers are cooling down and winters are getting warmer overall. 

I just want to say thankyou to all that have commented that having a Pap smear even without a cervix is normal. It has put my mind at rest a little bit.

Everybody have a wonderful evening. 

God bless.

Thursday, May 27, 2021


 Well we got back late on Tuesday, and then the next morning I rushed around getting ready for Kris to descend on us while his apartment building (or at least the side that all the pipes traverse) gets fumigated. 

Surprisingly Kris arrived very early. Guess he had to be out of the apartment by 9, so left Regina at about 8. Spent a lovely day visiting and trying to coax Eiko out of hiding under the bed. I managed to do so a couple of times. Seems she is getting a bit more used to us each time Kris brings her along.

Now on to the other news. 

While not completely bad, it was not what I really wanted to hear. I started to get worried watching the OB/GYN flip back and forth in the pathology report. He then turned to me and said "I don't think you will need more treatment", and I breathed a sigh of relief..."But" he continued "there is an area of concern found. It isn't being called cancer, yet just to make sure I am reading this correctly I am forwarding it to the oncologists." Well he didn't say oncologist just kind of said that he was sending it to someone with more knowledge than him. I asked if he meant oncologist....

Dr. O said if I hadn't heard anything by the 4th of June I am to phone him and he will get to the bottom of why nothing has been done with it yet. Now that has me a bit concerned.

Dr. O said that he would like to see me every year for the next 4 or 5 years for a pap smear. Say what!!!! I thought once I did not have the parts that would be a thing of the past. Guess where the focus of concern is/was located he just wants to keep a close eye on it. 

I do like a thorough doctor, but this journey is taking a great deal out of me.

I will probably visit you all later when the men in my home have headed for the dam to fish.

Everybody have a wonderful day (or night depending on where you live).

God bless.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Today Is The Day

We will be heading into the city shortly as my appointment is pretty early in the day. However we will not be traveling our usual route as it has lots of construction and plenty of delays. Instead we will travel another way and hopefully miss most of that.

Please keep me in your prayers that all is well and nothing more then the surgery needed to be done.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Frugal Friday


So as the end of the week draws nearer I thought I would fill you all in on the frugal happenings around the old homestead.

1.  Some over ripe bananas were made into banana bread.

2.  Socks were once again darned and those that were in no shape to be darned were cut into rings to use to tie plants up.

3.  Windows were opened to allow a cooling breeze on those really warm days.

4.  Now that the weather has changed the windows are closed, and drapes wide open to get any solar heat from the sun/light as is possible. Keeps the furnace from turning on.

5.  Because the weather changed as many plants as possible have been brought in the house. The rest have been covered to keep any frost off if we get some. No way do I want to have to replace all my plants.

6.  Kris grew us some eggplant from seed in his little green house. He will bring them home with him.

Turns out Kris will not be home this weekend. Instead he will be home on Wednesday (or perhaps even Tuesday he was slightly difficult to understand). It seems his apartment building has an infestation of cockroaches once again. Even though these Canadian species do not get as big as the ones in some areas they are big pests in the apartments. So, once again he needs to remove everything from his kitchen in readiness for spraying. Then since he needs to be out of the apartment, he figures he may as well come home. Weather should be better and perhaps he and his Dad can go fishing.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Thursday Tidbits

 I have pulled all the plants inside that I can, covered the rest with blankets and sheets. Harvey has covered tomatoes, peppers, kale, and kohlrabi. Now all we can do is hope that there is no frost, no snow, and that things do not get too cold. 

I did my shopping today and even sticking to sale items and my list I noticed that prices have risen once again. I actually think things might get worse before they finally get better.

I am off to visit as many of you as I can tonight.

Everyone have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021


I thought that perhaps I should make a quick post. I am well, stressed but well (as far as I know). I have another visit with my specialist to go over the results of my pathology report at the beginning of next week. Trying to keep a positive outlook and hoping that if things were bad he would have phoned and got me in earlier.

So I am keeping busy, planting (though I might have been a bit early on that as temperatures are going to drop tonight), walking (lots), reading, and getting excited about finally getting my second covid vaccine (should be able to make an appointment on the 7th of June, Hubby can make an appointment on the 31st of this month). At least a bit of normal is just around the corner.

I have a haircut booked for Friday and really it is about time. Right now I look like everyone's favourite shaggy dog. I am forever brushing my bangs out of my glasses.

Managed to lose some weight I gained over the past year as well. Not much, only about 5 lbs (still have 10 to go to get back to what I was) but it is a start. Now that it is nice out I will be able to lose more hopefully. 

Eating down the pantry, saving where and when I can. Perhaps this is a bad thing, but I have actually learned how to order things online. Last thing I ordered were replacement paddles for my bread maker. Bread is now being kneaded perfectly again. I suppose that was really much more frugal than buying a whole new machine. You can even order the bread pan!!!!

We still do not go out shopping much, I am still combining trips for bill paying, and shopping. I have even done the same buying plants. 

Tried a few new recipes some have gone over well, others not so much. This is helping clean up the fridge and freezers a bit. 

Took on some sewing jobs and made a bit of extra cash. That has been put in my savings envelope and when we can actually shop in the big city stocking up is going to be great. 

I have also used up many a skein and ball of yarn over the past while. Put away the cross stitch as I just can't seem to find my mistake. I will get started on another cross stitch project. 

Kurt is still hunting down and posting about the bad guys. Another stress causer, but Harvey and I both know he will never quit.

Kris is still working mostly from home. Hopefully he will be home this weekend (it is a holiday weekend here, so three days off). He started some eggplant for me and will be bringing those back for us to plant in the garden. Love me some eggplant.

So life carries on pretty much as normally as possible here. The days come and go with great regularity. Nothing too exciting  really happens any more. 

Hopefully by Tuesday night I will have good news to share with all of you.

Everybody have a wonderful evening. 

God bless.