Saturday, June 26, 2021

Saturday, Quite day, so nice.


I finally cleaned the shop.  Son in law was bringing the kids down and I just set a timer for 15 minutes, and kept resetting it. Kelsa sat in the hall in her bouncer and watched me. It actually only took me 1.5 hours to straighten the whole house, sweep and vacuum and clean the shop. I still have to mop floors and clean bathrooms, but I can do that later today or this evening.

I enjoyed the grand kids and Schmills and I went to wal-mart after Hubs got home to get a lego set he thought he needed.  HE and I love to put together lego kits.

I should have been working on a wedding dress, but I will do that on Monday.

Today hubs and I went to get a diet coke, we stopped by the Albertsons pharmacy to get prescriptions refilled. I wanted to buy some steaks to grill tomorrow and came upon a mother lode of marked down beef (50%).  I bought it all as I had a $7.00 off beef coupon I had earned  through points.  So we are stocked up on beef for a while. Plenty of steaks and a nice roast. I had not bought groceries last week or this week so that gave me extra money for this.

Hubs thinks we need a generator, so we are going to look for one this afternoon. We have talked about it for some time.  Our old house had two fireplaces so we could keep warm if we lost power.  Up here we have no source.  We have lost power in this area for days at a time due to storms (ice). The neighborhood we live in is more prone to power grid shut downs.

We have two missionaries tomorrow for dinner.  I am doing a rice pilaf, grill your own steak, yellow squash from the garden, corn on the cob, tossed salad and some kind of dessert, don't know what yet but I will find something in the freezer. I really should make a cake as I have mixes that I need to use.

It is so nice to have a day with no real plans. Hubs bought a new small tent yesterday as the one he took camping, that he had used for years fire fighting had only one stake with it and a broken zipper.  I am sure one of the kids used it about 7 or 8 years ago and this is the condition it was returned in.  Hubs has been retired for 6 years and had not been out on fire for about 2 years when he retired.So it sat like this.  When we camp we have taken the big family tent. When I was Wal mart last night I bought 10 heavy tent stakes.  He was thrilled.  Those little pieces of metal they give you with tents often won't go into the ground.  Anyway when I woke up this morning (I slept late) he had his new tent set up in the back yard.  Roscoe did not like it and barked at it until he took it down.  I think he thought it was a blue cow or something.

We also need to go look at block to build a wall for our blueberry bed.

Well I am off to putz around and enjoy my day.  What are you guys doing?

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.



  1. This morning I did a couple loads of laundry. Then went outside and watered the herbs and flowers. We had a good rain yesterday that took care of the garden. Then I sat outside for a couple hours soaking up some vitamin d and reading. Now I've showered and am ready to do a few odds and ends around the house before I make dinner. Don't be jealous of all my excitement. ;-)

  2. Shop looks great. What a deal on beef!
    I have a whole house geni - but any is better than none. Don't just think heat and AC - but freezers!! You can loose a lot of good food if no way to keep it on. It would probably be a good idea to get one - you just never know with the way the world is today.
    You made a good decision - the dress can wait - kids are only little once!
    Have a great day tomorrow.

    1. Yes we have bit the bullet, we knew we needed one.

  3. Quiet night here=debating cracking open a bottle of wine, but I decided I need to drink water-not wine into the evenings when I'm not being sociable. I wore one of the new to me pants, and while they fit, they are not super comfortable due to extra weight and I sized Up! Incentive to not open wine. Great deal on the meat. I had made a turkey meatloaf yesterday when I made stuffed shells so as not to have to turn oven on twice, so dinner was easy peasy.

  4. We went to get my mail, go to my lot, Farmer's Market where I bought lots of produce, shopped sales in local store, then home again. It was a really good day, happy day.

  5. Great job on the cleaning front! We've also discussed getting a generator. Here, we are more likely to lose power due to rolling outages for wildfires or heat, but it would be miserable in a heat wave to have no power as well, and our fridge/freezer would certainly defrost. I'd like to get a generator - we just haven't gotten there yet.

    1. Well we finally bit the bullet. It is just too hot here not to have one.


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