Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Mid Week and Almost Month End.... Wow

 My back feels better today, not that I ever manage to get through a day without an aching back and sore hips, but at least the pain level has dropped. However sleep is not something that is happening right now. At least not uninterrupted for many hours sleep. I do hope that improves very soon as it is not nice to feel exhausted all day and not have much interest in getting things completed. This is not me at all.

Then last night Harvey hurt his knee coming up the stairs and is still in considerable pain. He won't go to the emergency here in the city as the wait times are terrible, and is using heat, ice and gentle walking to keep the pain at bay. Seems to be working, but as he says he has a very low pain tolerance so things are rough right now. 

The day has been pretty overcast and I have stayed very close to home, talking to family on the phone, working on a couple of crafts, tidying the sewing/craft room, and of course cooking. I just can not concentrate on anything for any length of time.

I was asked how I made my coleslaw and my baked spaghetti. So I will try to answer.

For coleslaw I usually very thinly slice cabbage and then grate a couple of carrots into the thinly sliced cabbage. Stir to combine them. Then I make a vinegar dressing to pour over and put in the fridge to allow the dressing to meld (not the correct word but all I can think of right now) with the vegetables. Harvey likes a creamy dressing and so every once in awhile and when Kraft Coleslaw dressing goes on sale I purchase a few bottles to give him his fav.

Baked Spaghetti is super easy. I take leftover spaghetti (I always make more than we need) and leftover sauce, mix them together in a bowl. Then using waxed paper to press everything down put it in a 9X9 pan and make sure I have pressed it well so it holds. Then I use a sprinkle of parmesan over top, and a good layer of cheddar cheese grated over that. Stick it in the oven and cook until cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbling. Usually about 30 or so minutes. Let sit for a few minutes and then cut in squares.

We had another 10 cases here in my corner of the southeast of my province. The whole of the southeast corner is getting bad and we have fewer and fewer people being vaccinated. I am really glad that I decided to try and stay out of stores as much as possible. Even shopping yesterday, while all were following masking rules, many were not following directional arrows. I was beginning to lose it and really felt like screaming.

The few things I could not find and a couple that I forgot to add to the list are down on the list for the next shopping trip. I am almost tempted to try for a month between but I do not think that is doable right now.

Tomorrow I hope to have pictures of finished projects to share with you. Though I did forget to take a picture of my friends quilt. Perhaps I can get one tomorrow.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.


  1. Thanks for your recipes. Sounds like your province is in the thick of a Covid surge so glad you don’t have to be out and about.

  2. I sure hope both you and your husband feel better! When you can't get enough sleep it really does affect your whole day. I hope your sleeping improves along with your back. Thanks for the recipes!

  3. The baked spaghetti sounds so good!

    I hope you are back to regular sleeping hours soon, I am an erratic sleeper and you're right it just makes it so hard to find the energy to do the things you like to do. Best wishes.

  4. Yikes, I hope you both heal quickly from your injuries.

    I didn't watch much of today's press conference with Moe, but based on the questions I heard asked, I'm hopeful he's announced some measures to ensure the safety of those of us who have done our part for so long.

    Take care, stay well.

  5. I'm with you in the sleeping issues and it's annoying for sure. Playing solitaire on my tablet in the middle of the night isn't exactly what I like to be doing.
    Stay safe - and take care of yourselves.