Hello Paulissa, Its good to see you here again. I've missed you. I can't remember what are you studying? I thought you were going to be a paralegal, has that changed? The photography course sounds like fun. I had a SLR 101 (press) camera when I took my photography class. I've since given that camera to my son because he was going to get it repaired, it leaks light. Anyway, I'm really glad to see you.
Ann, That is a great idea. I never thought of it because my hands are so big. But I'll bet I can find a pair of those gloves. It certainly will make doing the dishes much easier. Since I've had so many problems with keeping caregivers over the past several months I am learning how to do many things for myself. I think the biggest thing I need to do now is to pare down my "things" I have too much because I learned to hold on to everything. I need to let go, especially if I am to move into a smaller place.
Does anyone else around here have that can't let go problem. I never had that problem until I married my second husband who never let go of anything. I can remember making him get rid of all the junk we found in the garage when we moved into our very old house. That junk filled a utility trailer with the stake sides clear to the top and there were a lot of things he wanted to keep, "just in case" so I sent my sons with him to make sure the trailer came back home empty.
Now someone should do the same thing to me. I don't need all this stuff. I packed up things I wanted to move and now I can't find essential items, such as spare sheets. I need to go back through all those boxes and weed out things I don't really need. And you'll never guess, my son just sent me some ceramic knives, two sets of them. I can't figure that out except Mary likes my knives so she regularly appropriates some of them.
I woke especially early this morning so I am thinking I'll go back to bed later. I am thinking about breakfast for us right now. I wish I had some orange juice. It would taste really good right now. James wants sausage and eggs for breakfast. I have just a few of the Aidells sausages left. I bought them at Costco when they had a large assortment and they were very inexpensive. Now Costco doesn't carry them and they are too expensive at Fred Meyer, (Kroger Chain) They have been really good and I've made them last well. I won't be really hurt if I can't get them for a while.
I'm getting sleepy again so I'm going back to bed until James gets up.
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My neighbor lady stopped by. I haven't seen her since before Christmas, She's been checking in with me at least once a month. She's the one that knows all that is going on in our end of the street. I do enjoy chatting with her. I wished she had come before Christmas when I had the tree up.
Judy, get yourself a pair of Playtex rubber gloves. The long ones. Then roll the cuff back a bit and that should keep the water from running up your arm. They do last forever if your are careful and don't cut them by mistake with a knife or sizzors. Once I was cutting up something with sizzors and snipped the end of one finger off. Dumb thing to do.
This morning I made a treat for James, Carol and myself. I mixed up batter from the recipe for Jiffy pancakes I found. The recipe was from SparkPeople, but I didn't find it on SparkPeople. It was found on a Google search.
The recipe was great! I added to the mix some Trader Joe's dried strawberries and a fresh banana. Those pancakes were out of this world. Carol even asked for seconds. I made up two batches because the first batch wasn't enough. I will be picking up a lot more of those Jiffy mixes for when we have company.
I got all the dishes done today. I had James put away the ones that were left in the drainer so that I could wash those that have accumulated since I last did everything up. When the drainer gets full I have to wait for someone to come and put things away. James had gotten down a couple of bowls from the top shelf in my cupboards and I had him put them back. That required a ladder for him. You can imagine how very difficult it would be for me to get them back where they belong. They were on the top shelf because they are special. My daughter made them for me. I want to keep them safe and not treat them like everyday dishes.
Ann, It appears we are both on a cleaning binge. I don't get as deep as you, but every little bit helps. My new caregiver still hasn't shown up. She missed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week. We'll see if she gets here on Monday. The chores are piling up and most of them are things that I can't do. Washing the dishes gets me wet from hands to tummy. I sit below the level of the dishpan and sink so the water runs back down my arms. That is enough for me.
James is downstairs asleep. He is fighting a cold. Carol is in her room as usual and I am up here contemplating taking a nap myself. It is a sleepy day around here.
Good Afternoon, It is 74 degrees outside and DH is sitting in the garage with the door open listening to his blue grass music with his heavy fleece sweater on. Now the other day when we left the house to go somewhere it was below 50 and he had a light sweater on. I can't figure that man out. Also he left the family room outside door open and he'll never remember to close it.
I've been cleaning cabinets in the kitchen. I have got a bunch of Cool Whip Containers put in the trash. Didn't really get rid of much stuff but threw out some extracts that I've had forever and never use. The shelves I cleaned are the worse ones with and the ones that are left will be easier. For another day.
Ann in San Diego
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It's 34 degrees but I see blue sky and sunshine. It's very deceptive in the warm house until you open the door and get a blast of that cold air. It's also a bit windy.
Yesterday I went with a friend to a beach town about half an hour from here. She had some business to take care of and then we just roamed around the little shops, had lunch. Didn't buy a thing but had fun looking at all kinds of things. It's very quiet there with the tourists gone. In one of the shops there were the glitzyest sunglasses so we tried some on and the sales clerk said if we had a camera she'd take our picture so we did that.
Ann, It's good you have the surgery scheduled and things can move ahead. You've got a good plan for post-surgery meals.
Glenna, Thanks for the update on Sarah. I love your new avatar.
Patty, I hope you are staying warm today!
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Ann, I am glad they finally scheduled your surgery. I am sure it was annoying to have to keep waiting and wondering. I talked to Sarah last evening and she said to be sure to let you know that she is praying for you.
Sarah sounds stronger and better. Still dressing that wound. But it is much smaller now. Still on antibiotics so still has diarrhea and vomiting. Hopefully she will finish with the antibiotics this weekend. She says her shingles are still miserable. She is at Gulf Shore and the phone number directly to her room is 727 258 6501. We talked for 45 minutes last evening. That is the longest we have visited in so long. It was good to be able to chat with her again.
It is sunny here this morning and warming up quickly. We are getting a blast from the south, of warm air. Then cloudy tonight and snow towards day break. And bitter cold again next week. I think the high some days will only be about 20.
I am trying to stick with my food plan, Patty. Doing better than I had been. The water is still debatable. I have a problem getting it all in, especially in the winter. I am not so thirsty and have to make myself drink. I have been wearing my pedometer and keeping track of steps. I have been increasing a bit every week. So that is a good thing.
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