Saturday, December 10, 2011
This morning of course we where up and at it early, good breakfast and ready to go. DGD did good her first game and the little guy did a 23 his first game His average is 10 now so his 2nd game he did 14 going over his average each time. The other girl pre bowled and she was over her average too. DGD 's thumb was hurting the last game so she didn't make her average and they lost that game. The won the first so they are doing better than they where for several weeks of no wins. She holds the ball tight and doesn't let her thumb slid easy off it. She will get better and stronger as she goes just like the little guy.
We went to IHOP for brunch and she wanted pancakes. She got the Silver 5 which is 5 small pancakes, scrambled eggs and 1 piece of bacon. She had chocolate milk to drink. I order 2 blueberry pancakes with blueberries and whip cream, 2 link sausages, scrambled eggs, hash browns and tea. She ate all of hers and 1/2 a sausage, a little hash browns and blueberry pancake. She always tries whatever I have and that is good because then she will learn to eat more types of food. Needless to say I brought 1/2 of mine home.
We went to her house after eating and I gave her a tub of cookies and some fudge.
Her father had already left so she didn't get to see him. After I left her I went to the grocery store for bananas, grapes, cucumber and a few other things. Had to be few because there was no carts in the store and it was too cold to go back out for one. Left there and came home, changed my clothes, let the dogs out and took the slop from the food to the compost pile. Then I brought the food in and scanned it, put it away.
Went outside and tightened the strings on the pool cover so the wind would not pull it off. When I came in I changed the bulb in the shower and that is not an easy job. With my bad back and neck it was hard going but I got it apart and a new bulb in and then put the cover over it again after I cleaned it. Then I rested a little to relax my back and neck.
I got on the laptop and tried to find a nativity set but each one was out or too late to arrive. Now even some of the other decorations are not coming. I will just get what I can and after Christmas go in the stores and see if I can find something. After I rested it was time to turn the lights on so I started that.
When I finished I fixed the dogs their dinner and I ate the rest of the tuna casserole and a slice of meat loaf. I put the rest of the meat loaf in the freezor and that is why it will never get empty. When I finished eating I started to fix the storm door by putting a new handle with a lock on it. I took the old one off and started to put the new one on. Now I am doing things I never done before and it took 3 tries to get it together, Then the new piece for the door frame was 4 tries because I put it on and the handle would not stay closed so I took it apart and put the piece behind it and tried that so screw it on again. It still wasn't right so I took it apart again and put another piece behind it and it was too much so apart again. Now this is standing in the cold air because the door had to be open part way but I put some small washers behind it and that worked. Now I can lock it and I don't have to tie it closed anymore. Waiting for other people to do things is in the past. I may not get it done as fast as someone else and some things may not be as well made but by darn, it will be done.
Cleaned up my mess and then decided to start on the pantry but looked at the clock and knew I had to start my point page. After I get done this I am going to do at least 1 shelf in the pantry closet.
So on that note since Calliegirl is by the door she is telling me, she needs me, Have a great, blessed Sunday with the Lord. Enjoy time with family and friends. God bless you richly my dear friends.
Catch you tomorrow with my next project.
Friday, December 09, 2011
Today when I got up I started getting things ready for DGD to stay and the first thing was turn the heat up. From it getting so cold last night the living room was 55 and I had some heat on. The other rooms where just as cold so I turned them on around 3 PM so when she came back with me things would be warm. I ate breakfast and took a shower got dress and then cleaned the kitchen and started to go through piles of papers, throw away mail and a lot got pitched.
Then I did some on the Spark points because I knew with her here and all we had planned to do no time for it. I finished getting ready and went to pick her up and traffic was terrible. For me to get off Rt 13 to Rt 20 it took 3 light changes, there where so many cars. I was a little late but when I got there I blew the horn which I usually don't do but she wasn't at the door. I did that 2 times and then I went to the door and knock 2 different times and she finally came out. I told her to check to see if I am there and not to let me sit there. I can't go in the place because of the smoke so she has to check.
We came home first she turned the inside lights on and I turned the outside ones on. Then we fed the dogs and let them outside. I asked her what she wanted and she decided on the pizza so I gave her a small piece to see if she like it and then another piece because she did. I made a meat loaf sandwich and gave her a 1/4 piece of it. Then she wanted her fudge pop so she ate that and I ate another small piece of meatloaf plain. She wanted cookies but I had tuna casserole so she ate a small bowl of that. We had a buffet and now I know when I make those 3 things she will eat them. Good way to try foods. We read the directions for making the fudge from a kit and it was easy . We made the cookie and cream but it hasn't set too good. Then we made the chocolate and it has the Dutch cocoa in it and instead of 8 spoonful of butter I put 4 and 4 of crunchy peanut butter and it turned out really good. I am going to mix the cookie and cream again or in the morning it might be okay but it is suppose to set up in 30 minutes.
After the fudge I had a container of chocolate chip dough and we did those and I also made up 2 batches of the Spark peanut butter cookies. So very simple and so good, just 1 cup of peanut butter, 1 cup of sugar and 1 egg, mix and bake 375 for 8 minutes. Love it because no flour or mess very easy. So I have cookies and fudge which tomorrow a bag will go home with her. She left me after about 3 trays and I did the rest alone. Cleaned up the kitchen have 2 containers of cookies and 2 of fudge.
When I finished I gave her some grapes and a piece of fudge and of course we had to try the cookies too. Then we played Candy Land for 2 games and then she exercised. Now she is waiting for her Mother to call back so she can talk to her but she has fallon asleep on the chair. I listen to those children programs till 9:30 Pm from 5 PM and that was enough. Now I have a a Christmas program on to watch which I listen because I am on the laptop.
I am having a hard time trying to find a Nativity lighted set for outside that is at least 28 inches tall and not blowned up or cardboard. The 1 I had ordered they are out of it and it was really pretty so I will still look. I have some wreaths with long bows for the door and short one for the window or side of the house coming.
If I get my Nativity set I will not need anything else and it will look really pretty.
Electric bill should be pretty too but I cut down on the heat and hopefully it will stay low. I can handle cool temps because when I came out in the living room and it was 55 I put the heat up and when it hit 58 it was getting too warm for me. For years I have done this when I found out 62 in this house and not every room the bill was almost $400.00 and I flipped, temps went down real fast. When little one leaves tomorrow as we go through each room I will turn the heat down and when I come home it will still be warm but it is too warm for me right now.
One thing I am glad about last night when I went out to turn the lights off I slipped on the deck, it was covered with ice on the railing and deck. Needless to say I was very careful and made out okay but what I am getting too is the lean too in the garage was still 58 degrees and it stays real warm in it. When the temps where 67 it was up to 70 in it. I get cold in the house I can go sit with the flowers and have a cup of tea.
Well, little one is not going to be happy but she is going to have to go to bed because she will not get up early tomorrow. She will have a stiff neck if she lays on that chair any longer. If Mother calls I will wake her but I think she is probably going to bed herself. Just found out the phone was off the hook.
All have a great Saturday and don't work too hard have some fun. God bless you all and keep you safe in your travels.
Catch you tomorrow with little ones scores.
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
You know me early to rise and on the go but first breakfast, 5 hour energy and Ibuprofen and I was set for the first half of the day. Picked up my friend and it seems if we are to get rain in a week it is on Tuesday and Wednesday. So take the umbrellas in with us it case it rains. We took 3 of the games and I had 2 good games and and 1 low, but I made a series over 400 1 pin.
Then it was time to do the lunch league and I ate my lunch of flounder, lettuce and tomato. Then I walked for about 10 minutes till we started to bowl. 2 good games and 1 low and we took 2 games.
After I bowled I came home and took care of the dogs, made my daughters and granddaughters dinner of salad with turkey, cookies, banana and I also gave them some apples and oranges. I fed the dogs and ate some tuna casserole, fixed my makeup and off I went to get my hair done, cut and colored. No rest today and
I had packed my daughter's food and also 2 bags of sweet potatoes for my other daughter and the woman whose shop she works in. I arrived and now it is raining and my hands are full. Well she did the hair and it is white and she said it wasn't and it isn't all over but the front is. People at bowling even said it was white and it is pretty but I hate to see next time. She also cut it so I can handle it without taking all my curl away. Bad part of this is she is no longer going to be coming to this shop the 1 day of the week and I was hoping the ladies shop it is could take me but she isn't taking any new people. Well I have learnt how to do things around the house and outside so I guess I will have to learn to cut, perm and color my hair and believe me if I have to I can.
I was going to pick up my medicine but it was getting late and I had to get to the bowling lane. So tomorrow after bowling I will get it and use more gas.
Well tonight was not good and we will not know if we won any until Thursday when a girl on the other team will bowl. We beat them by 159 and 135 another game so we have a chance to maybe win 1 of those. I did not do good, did the reverse 2 bad games and 1 over my average.
Hope tomorrow will be better but the girl that is on my team had her husbands and her balls stolen out of their car in their car port. The car was not locked and if it was mine it would have been locked. I think it is someone from the neighborhood because who would go in the yard and steal bowling balls.
Came home and fixed a salad with the turkey and ste that since I ate dinner at 3 PM and only a very small amount maybe 1 1/2 tablespoons. Never did get a cup of tea today and that is not good.
I bowled the guy I thought we could be friends and we talked and had fun. At the end of the night I apologized to him if I had embarrassed him when I asked if we could be friends and do things together. He said it was no problem and he had a lot of things he had to take care of and I think one could have been his father because he has just died. So we may still get together sometime.
Well, time is flying and I have to get this in before midnight. Have a great Wednesday and have some fun. God bless you.
Catch you tomorrow with better bowling.
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