Thursday, April 2, 2020

Rainy Day


Two days ago it was sunny and nice. We had a grocery list as long as my arm....well, maybe just my hand. So off we went to get some preferred products. Alas, not my coffee creamer. Insert big sigh here.  HEB was so much fun!  Jim dropped me off and said take your time, which I did.  First off, at the entrance there were several employees handing out wipes for the buggy’s and before you could enter a nice young man asked me to use hand sanitizer.  

My first stop is always produce and there were no empty spots. I did have to buy cherry tomatoes because they were out of compari tomatoes, our preferred for salads.  Maybe 15 people milling around shopping.  For a treat I got us each some sushi, mine vegan and Jim had California roll.

No one handing out samples, no cheese tasting. I saw some spaces in the lunch meat section.  Signage! Just about everywhere. Limits on how many you can get.  Sensible.  No eggs!  I still had some from my delivery awhile back. Checking out there were signs on the floor.  Maintaining six feet between shoppers and don’t approach until cashiers signal you. You remain at the register while your groceries are being bagged, again, to maintain distance. And almost all registers were open!  I wasn’t aware of it when I entered the store but one door was an entrance and the other was the exit. At both doors the employees greeted us and thanked us for coming. At each register was of list of out of stock items and expected delivery dates.  Quite impressive with how they’re dealing with this.  Only a handful of shoppers were wearing gloves and masks.  And way to many complaining about the lack of items.  I mean seriously, no canned green beans?  Cracks me up.  Not sure how we’ll survive without cut green beans!

Wednesday I was out of bed early.  Experiencing pain in my back and stomach like when I passed a gallstone.  Fortunately I didn’t.  But the whole day I was out of sorts, laying down often.  Wasted a perfectly sunny day! Went to bed at my usual time and slept all night.

Today is rainy so we gamed and YouTubed it.

This little guy lives next door!  Friendly too, we both gave him (her) a scratch which it enjoyed 

I didn't notice these last spring.  White Iris planted under the oaks near the office.  Just about past



My goal again this year is to make 500 cards.  
2 April 2020...77 cards

Handmade Cards Because:

No one displays an email on the mantle
Or shows off a tweet on the fridge
Or saves a Facebook post in a box of treasure

This is a Sheetload of cards for March from Call me Crafty Al.  I picked three coordinating papers from a 12 x 12 pad and cut all the paper yesterday morning while being uncomfortable.  Then yesterday when Jim napped I glued all the papers onto the Stampin' Up! cardstock.  This morning I stamped the butterflies, punched them out and adhered it to the focal point with sentiment.


All is right in our world

Monday, March 30, 2020

Don't touch your face!


So, another thirty days of isolation.  I sure hope it’s helping with the spread of Covid 19.  We pretty much haven’t changed our routine. We stay home a lot anyway.  I do miss not popping into a grocery store often.  Now we wait until we have to go. How about you? Oh! Eating out ..... we both miss that.  

I never knew how often I touched my face until this virus came around and we get reminders all the time.  How often do you find yourself touching your face?  You're doing right now,  aren't you?  Stop!  Don't touch your face...unless you've just washed your hands.

Cooking has suddenly become a daily routine! Sunday I roasted a chicken for Jim.  Can’t remember the last time I did that.  So he’s all set for at least a week.  We had mashed potatoes and steamed  broccoli, cauliflower and carrots.  What a messy kitchen!  All the grease from the chicken, yuck.  Jim cooked some bacon outside for egg sandwiches etc.  He used the George Forman grill and he cleaned the grids. But again all that grease! Once the kitchen was all tidy and the grease was taken care of it started to smell better in here. Especially when I diffused some tangerine oil.  

Monday started with clouds, not one sliver of sunshine.  Jim emptied the black tank. Boo peed on the big throw rug. Now we need to find a big washing machine.  I fixed us a dinner of Spanish rice, leftover broccoli, cauliflower and carrots and some beets. Jim added some chicken to his.  My meals are small. I’ll bet it was a cup or so.  I was told to eat low/no fat and five plus times a day.  Hopefully this will help with the gallbladder issue.

The hummingbirds are back!  We searched high and low for our feeder and couldn’t find it.  I do remember it was hard to take it apart to fill and clean. I may have donated it and planned to purchase another.  Anyway, Jim ordered one from Amazon and since it isn’t a necessity it’s taking longer for it to arrive.

Speaking of necessities do you have what you need? We’ve got supplies for meals. They may get weird but they’ll be edible.  I am running out of produce.  I expect we’ll make a grocery run soon.

I’ve decided to start getting produce delivered again. Imperfect Produce has a full range of goodies and you can use this code to save http://imprfct.us/v/linda_4120.  Might be worth a try now that they’re tacked on the extra thirty days of staying home.

I’ve been trying to send two cards a day to my family and friends. I hope it makes them smile.  If you’d like to be added to my list, let me know. Heaven knows I have a lot of them!

My goal again this year is to make 500 cards.  
30 March 2020...68 cards

Handmade Cards Because:

No one displays an email on the mantle
Or shows off a tweet on the fridge
Or saves a Facebook post in a box of treasure

I love the look of these vintage cards from Pinecone Press. The fishes are my favorite. 


All is right in our world