The kids stopped by on their way back to Orlando so I could see Landon.At first he was asleep in car and we never wake a baby.But I was very happy he woke up. Heather ran in house and grabbed my camera so I could video tape Landon in his Mom's arms. He is such a happy boy.He is on his way to see Grandpa bowl.I should have let you see Heather and Scott but Landon was the star and I was so glad he woke up. This is first time I have seen him since December
Ok Where do I start. I had planned to do this earlier but I was dragging my hinny so much I went back to bed around 11:30 and didn't get up til 1:30.Then had to get my chicken ready for new cast iron dutch oven. It was so much easier to brown the chicken in it.Biggest drawback is that it is heavy. But it has real good handles to hold on to. I checked it about 30 minutes ago and had to add another thing of soup to it so I could throw in potatoes,and onions. I used dry mushroom onion soup that I mixed well with water and then poured it in. I forgot I have a big bunch of chinese green beans or I would have thrown them in. I may add a can of green beans . I also got a turn table for extra spices.I will keep all the extra spices that I use a lot there.I have another spot of ones I rarely use. I got very frustrated at grocery store as they had no thyme or savory. Now Bill will look for it when he is out and about. I need then both as I use them to make my special blend that I use almost every day.
Here is my main cabinet where I sit to cook.The spices on bottom left are ones I use the most often. The big parmesan is my special spice mix. The one on second shelf left side is the turntable one we made.
So I enjoyed another trip to Walmart.
Bill played his team tournament today.They did not do too good.Hopefully he will do better tomorrow when he plays in the singles and doubles. It helped a little that everyone was doing below their normal. He did look spiffy before he left.
It was so nice meeting my spark friends. I did have a funny that happened.Towards the end of our lunch I went to bathroom and came back and resumed eating. It took me several seconds to see the oh so cute gift bag sitting right in front of me. Duh A real senior moment. But Shirley gave me a sparkpeople calendar and cool thing to carry money in. I have the bag right here and use it to put stuff in.Plus it makes me smile when I look at it.
Ok I still had a bunch of emails and posts to check out. It is a beautiful day here. Hope you are having a good weekend.
I am so exhausted I wll have to do a real blog tomorrow.
But I met two sparkers today.Shirley CSDAYS and her hubby Bob BOBALOO1 who is also a sparker.So I have met 3 sparkers in two days. Here is a picture of us at lunch. I have other stuff to tell you but it will have to wait til tomorrow. Just completely pooped.
Just got home awhile ago from having dinner with Susie and her hubby Paul.We had a good time.The funniest part was Bill got lost trying to find the place.He came from work but finally found us shortly after I sat down. It was great meeting Susie.They were so kind as to drive several hours to get close to me.Next year maybe Bill and I will head down their way.
But here we are with full tummies.
And just as I was leaving house I got a package from my cyber daughter Robin who had sent me a birthday gift by UPS that got lost.They found it and delivered it. It was so awesome. I was smiling from ear to ear when I got it .I have the chimes hanging close by until Bill hangs it outside tomorrow.Smile every time I look at it. Those are baby cadbury candy eggs in my one hand.
So it has been a great day.
Tomorrow I met another spark member for lunch. Will have a picture tomorrow.
I finished straightening out the spices. I need to get a small turntable. Time to make my special italian seasons. i have two jars of reg italian seasonings I think I will just add to my mixture. Since I make my own I haven't been using it. Each time I made a big container I do it a little different. I am going to try to measure everything this time.Maybe.
Ok I have stuff to do. The fluid has been good today and joint pain was better last night.Probably won't last long but will enjoy it while I can. I was able to exercise some today which is good. Hope you all have a great weekend. I will be a bowling widow as Bill is in a special tournament Sat and Sun. I may get to see Landon for a few minutes.They are in town and are going to watch him bowl the last game.They are going to swing by here for just a few minutes.I am hoping he is awake so I can see him walking. Ok I do have to go.
Had a rough night with joint pain.On top of that I have lost almost 13# of fluid weight. That wears me out.
I had a visitor in back yard today.He has been here before. He really is a cool cat.Has a big busy tail.
He never stays around long. I still haven't made up my mind about getting a cat. I am still inclined to not get one. If I see one I really want I might change my mind.
I made my roast in the oven today and Bill loved it. A crock pot is much easier and not nearly as messy as browning the meat. But it was good. I put some lipton dry soup mix on meat and then dredged in flour and brown it all over.Then pour remaining soup mix over meat and 1 cup of water.Covered with foil and baked for 2 hours at 340 deg. Then added red potatoes,carrots,an onion quartered,and a few pieces of celery. Lightly dusted with garlic powder. Covered and cooked another 2 hours. The broth was great.
Just missed a great shot. Two mockingbirds squaring off on side of pool . Just couldn't grab camera fast enough.
Ok Nothing new here.I am meeting sparker tomorrow evening .I am looking forward to it.
Have a good evening. I am going to go put a heating pad on my knees.