Daily Check In June 7, 2017

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Daily Check In June 7, 2017

Post by Jackielou »

Morning off to get coffee. Back really soon.

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Re: Daily Check In June 7, 2017

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Good morning fellow frugalites,

The sun is shining today so I guess that means no rain is going to fall. We could really use some rain for the grass and trees.

The middle of the week already, time flies by so quickly. I think the older you get, time seems to be passing by much too fast.

Frugal happenings here today will be as usual. Told you my life is nothing if not predictable. I did, however, do something really silly (read stupid) yesterday. I had thought I had broken in my new sandals and so decided to wear them for my morning walk about (as Hubby calls it). Well I got home, watered my hanging baskets, came in the house and as I put my feet up I noticed blood all over my foot. Seems the sandals weren't as broken in as I hoped. Anyone have a good way of getting blood off the cloth part of a pair of sandals?

Project wise now that Hubby has finished putting new cement in the cracks around the house, I am not too sure what he is going to do. We still have a smaller crack at the base of the house in the back so perhaps that will be next on the agenda for him. He should also weed his pole beans as the poor seedlings are having a bit of trouble with weeds.

Me, well I plan on continuing with my sewing projects and doing a bit of stash busting while I am at it. Today it will be another pair of shorts, this time out of some heavy greenish twill like fabric. I hope to be cutting out either another dress or perhaps a wrap skirt tomorrow. Slowly but surely I am getting that pile of spring/summer fabric used up. Hopefully everything will be accomplished very soon.

Supper this evening will be some of the leftover chicken. Not quite sure what will be done with it. I guess it could depend on the temperature around supper time. Casserole if cooler, main dish salad type meal if not. I hope to be able to use up dribs and drabs from the fridge and pantry no matter which way I lean.

Today I am grateful for everything I have and will have in the future. I am even grateful for the things I have not.

Everybody have a great day. Take care.

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Re: Daily Check In June 7, 2017

Post by NoisyPorkchop »

Sorry for my long absence....sheesh, where do I start?
My MIL has been very ill over the last six weeks and has been in the hospital with a plethera of problems. She was just too ill to go on and passed away on 5/29. Since then it has been an emotional rollercoaster of dealing with family and looking after FIL who is 85 and frail. I know he expected to pass away before her, but "she beat me to the race to the bottom" as my FIL says, in his attempt at dry humor. FIL is trying to put on a brave face, but my husband has seen him break down more than once. FIL is a sweet, proud old fella but this has taken its toll on him for sure. Hubby and I are doing our best to shoulder the 'heavy work' of dealing with the creamation, urn, obituary, loads of paperwork, etc., and have picked up the costs ourselves on things such as the obituary, urn, death certificates, etc., as we have bigger pocketbooks than FIL who is now having to live completely off of his SS of about $1,500 a month. I am glad he lives in the attached house and has very little bills, we always ask if he needs anything and to let us know if he wants us to get him anything. It has been a tough time and I am trying to turn everything around and try to infuse some of our old normalcy into our daily lives.
My healthy eating and regular exercise has gone completely out the window as of late. I am attempting to get back on the right track this week. We have eaten too much hospital coffee shop food and eaten out due to being too tired/frazzled to put together meals and quick comfort food seems just easier. I am back to doing my weekly meal plan and am going to try to work out after work this afternoon. I have packed our lunches, and am sticking to my budget. I finally got around to getting some flowers planted in my containers in my front yard. I normally would have had them planted awhile ago but better late than never, right! I am just trying to focus on a few things each day and work at being grateful for my sweet husband and many of the things I have going good in our lives. Just putting one foot in front of the other. Have a lovely, frugal day everyone :)

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Re: Daily Check In June 7, 2017

Post by mbrudnic »

Hugs NoisyPorkChop.

Jackie, Maybe try hydrogen Peroxide for the blood?

Hi everyone,

I finally heard for HR and will be talking with her later this morning. Then this afternoon I have a technical interview.

It is cool here, so I have the patio door open to bring in cool air. My feet are getting a touch cold. I will find some socks.

This evening DS1 asked me to come over and stay with the boys while he goes and works out. DDIL has plans also. I am happy to do it.

Have a great day,

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Re: Daily Check In June 7, 2017

Post by itspennyc »

I slept late for me almost 7 am. I have washed my hair, stripped and re-made the bed with clean sheets, folded and put away one load of laundry. I am did the other by making the bed. Of course I have sheets in the dryer and towels in the washer.

Now that I have done this much I have had breakfast. Since I can’t eat for an hour after taking my morning meds. So I did as much as I could before it was time to eat.

The cleaning lady is coming this morning. Then this afternoon the person from GE is coming to fix my refrigerator.

So I will have a busy day.


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Re: Daily Check In June 7, 2017

Post by LogicsHere »

Finally taking a "Betty Day" after visiting my mom for 15 days in a row due to her schedule and mine. Have a list of about 10-11 things that I want to accomplish today and have gone through a little more than half of it since I got up this morning at 6:00A.

Having a difficult time right now with a decision. My mom's eye doctor has diagnosed skin cancer on the inside of one of her eye lids no less. The alternative to not taking care of it seems just as bad as the treatment. I decided that I need a second opinion so made an appointment with another eye plastic specialist. The decision is so difficult that I think I'm going to even make an appointment to speak to a priest about it. I feel like I've been put in the position of playing God and that does not make me happy.

Well going to go for now. Hope everyone has a great day.

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