At least the men folk are trying to be frugal with coming home for lunch.. It is hard sometimes to avoid the lure of snack machines. I know when I was working it was always a bright spot to get a cold soda or a snack out of the machine.. my reward for working so hard all day.MackerelCat wrote: ↑Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:33 amLogics, I am so sorry about your BIL and hope he can recover well.
It is a bit warmer today and cloudy, so rain is probable. Still not that pleasant by any means.
Because DS is also paying off medical bills, he's been eating lunch at home this month and our fridge is as cold and empty as the tundra right now. Time for more Mama Magic from the pantry. DH has been good to come home to eat lunch as well, although he has not curbed his vending machine habit at work.
Today there will be housecleaning and job work. Just another day in the 149 days of January!
This is the front porch of our forum. Pull up a chair, and talk about whatever's on your mind.
Thank you Florida Cat.
I am so glad that you are feeling better and content. There are a lot of things in the world that are going on and I know I have no way of changing them so I have to let them go or else be miserable.
jckitty wrote: ↑Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:48 pmGood afternoon all,
This pantry challenge that i put to myself has been interesting LOL. I am going to have quite a grocery list when i am done.
Happy Birthday Janet.
Kitty I love doing a pantry challenge. It is amazing what you can come up with when you sit down and look or think about what you have and then putting it all together. Good luck with your efforts.
Thank you for the Happy Birthday.
Thank you Mackie especially for the lovely hug. I know what you mean about putting your pups around you. My computer is in my bedroom and as long as Teddi can curl up in a little ball, on bed, where he can peep open his eyes once in a while, and see me he is content. However if I go in to the kitchen or elsewhere for 30 seconds he is off on the hunt to find me. Although it is nice to be loved and adored.MackerelCat wrote: ↑Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:51 pmHappy birthday, Janet! You are a little dynamo for 75 and having your form of ALS. May you have many more happy years! *HUGS*
I have been "jobbing" away at my tiny desk here at home. It's like hunting for the white whale, but I keep plugging away. I put the dogs' beds around my desk so that they could visit with me while I worked. It cuts down on the fussing and whining that way.
HAPPY>>>HAPPY>>>BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!alliesmama4 wrote: ↑Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:26 amGood morning.. We had ice earlier and my computer satellite was iced over and I could not get on line. Then around 9:00 AM it warmed up a few degrees and was able to get on line. Now we have lovely big fluffy snow flakes. I love watching snow fall!
Today I turned 75! That is three quarters of century! Whoa..lol. Considering my medical history I am doing amazingly well for any age.
I saw my new ophthalmologist yesterday. I like her a lot. My eye Drs office has changed hands so many times and I did not like the last Dr I had. Anyway she is going to be my new and permanent eye Dr. I do have cataracts, which I was aware of, and they need to be removed some time in the near future. So I will be seeing a cataract surgeon next week. From what I hear from friends and family the surgery is a breeze compared to back in the olden days so lets get this over with as soon as possible.
Yesterday after the eye Dr appointment my aide and I stopped at a local family restaurant to celebrate our birthdays. We always go Dutch Treat but it is nice to go out and enjoy a meal and causal conversation. Then we stopped at Ruler which was just down the road. I needed some fresh food items and bird food. Then home to unload things, rest for a while, and then after she left I went back in to town. I went to the bank and Petco. Teddi would run out of his fresh dog food during the coming week-end and I did not want to have to mush in to town to get him more. We are expecting a repeat of this weather tomorrow in to Saturday. After Petco swung by Big Lots to see if they had any rice wine vinegar. They did so great. Also looked around and found some other food items that I will need for my leaky gut diet ie coconut water and jasmine rice to name a few things. Then I decided to be bad and went by KFC to buy some chicken for my dinner last night and have leftovers for lunch today. I figured the lunch I had was not gluten free so may as well eat KFC and endure the same symptom's all at one time. Also sort of a last meal that has gluten. I do not have celiac disease like Gayle and Sandi but I do react to gluten by sever itching and muscle pain which I medicate with generic benadryl and tylenol.
Came home and found a package in my mailbox from my nephew in Tennessee. He had sent me some books for my birthday. Last year one of the books was the first in the series of Game of Thrones and this year it was the second book in the series. Also a book about Elizabeth the I of England by Allison Weir. A favorite subject of mine written by one of my favorite authors. We have always related well on our love of history and fact or fiction enjoy reading about them. When he lived here we use to trade our books back and forth. Then to top things off my niece in Arizona called to wish me an early happy birthday. She would be unable to talk to me today due to her schedule. We talked for hours like we always do. We consider each other BFF. I am just 13 years older than she is and we are actually closer than my DS and I ever were.
So today home alone but happy and content. I did open a birthday card from my brother and DSIL this morning. He had given it to me in Dec at Christmas time but it had "Do No Open Until January 23rd." There was an extremely generous cash gift inside. I had told them no more presents but cash is good...lol. He had anticipated being in Mexico for my birthday but due to his DD needing him here he is not going to Mexico this year.