Monday, August 1, 2022

Monday, Another chart, on the mend!


 Finished another chart on Friday.  I only got out of bed to greet two clients picking up dresses Friday afternoon. Spent most of the weekend in bed. Hubs went and picked up his mom on Saturday and I rallied to do a little housework but stayed down most of the day.  My cough was loose but really bad. I went to bed early Saturday night and slept until 2 Sunday afternoon.  Felt much better when I woke.  

We had Oliver's party last night at Signe's.  He turned two. He can say." I two!"  Which of course we find amazing. I took up a slew of green beans and fried them for a side dish.

Right now, I have chicken hind quarters in the crockpot, I cooked them all night.  I am making a large pot of homemade chicken soup with homemade noodles.  Even though it is in the triple digits here, we all need the soup to clear up our colds.  Lil sis's husband now has covid and is quite sick with it.  They are covid central so I will be dropping soup off on the porch later today.


Here is Schmills, getting ready to eat his strawberry pancakes at grandma's this morning. He just loves pancakes and so does grandpa.  Kelsa likes the whip cream.  She ate all of hers and then helped grandpa with his. 

I have much to do today.  A couple loads of wash to hang, and need to get to the store, for, milk and juice and bananas.  Need to get my soup ready.  Need to pay bills, need to check savings challenge and figure how much goes into my penny can this month. Need to stop at staples for printer paper.  I need to get three bridesmaid dresses done and a couple of piles, then I have three wedding dresses due out this week. 

Covid and a bad cold/flu are rampant around here.  Everyone I know is down sick or has been or is getting.  Then we have the triple digit heat which does not really help you feel better. So glad I am on the outward cycle of this crap.

So, we are officially in a recession.  But do not fear.  We have all the skills to manage this, without letting it greatly affect us.  Take frozen chicken hindquarters from freezer, that you paid .49 a lb for.  Add, carrots, onion (free) celery, make your own broth.  Add herbs (grown by you) now make homemade noodles with flour, salt eggs and water. Huge pot o' soup for pennies a serving.  Now add a homemade biscuit shortcake with strawberries you picked from your garden.  What could be better. Remember root veggies as a basis for many meals will save money.  Even if it is just potato salad with a few slices of bacon for flavor.  Just a little meat and a lot of veggies.

We will all figure this out and help each other get through with our awesome money saving savvy, or maybe just pure grit.

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


Kim

25 comments:

  1. So glad to hear you are feeling better. Now with covid every sniffle or cough is a worry. The numbers are getting higher here as well. Not sure what Fall and Winter will bring. Chicken soup is the best cure. I swear by it.
    Don't overdo it Kim!!

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    1. I wish I could not overdo but I am so behind....

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  2. Being sick is the pits! Especially in triple digits. You can't even sit outside for fresh air. Please take care of yourself as you mend.

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  3. Glad you are feeling better - You all need to stay away from each other and other people for a while - you keep spreading stuff. YIKES.
    I think we have been in recession for a while - just no one would say it!! LOL We got this. we have done much of it before and will do it again. Part of life anymore! Stay well my friend.

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    1. I believe that also, I love how the press try's to spin recession.

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  4. Thank you for the tips! I am passing them along to my girls. I hope you continue to improve and feel better each day. Precious little one there!

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  5. I picked up a cold too- stuffy and bouts of sneezing fits. Our heat comes back full tomorrow with 96° and high humidity predicted. I hope you're on the outs with illness. I too am trying to think of how to manage and to help others manage. Our food shelf can still get really low priced bulk items, so cash donations are good. I'll concentrate on tightening our budget and no waste so I'm able to keep giving where needed. Time to check on a few older relatives and make sure they're doing ok. Just like the bad cold and snowy weather, the heats hard on errand running and I can use my breaks to help out. My daughter's helping my brother do an outside project. He needs to be cautious with his strength and save for radiation treatment.

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    1. I am sorry your brother is going through that. You are kind to think of others,and that is what we all need to do.

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  6. Lovely pic of Schmills & his pancakes :) Glad you are feeling better. Covid and various viral infections are rampant here too. I will be glad when winter is over.

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    1. I have to laugh when winter is over, and then remember we are at opposite poles.

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  7. Get well soon! I just do SAMS plus Farmer’s market. Hopefully I won’t have to buy any garbage bags, dishwashing detergent for hand washing, dog food, tp or paper towels for a while. I also have ground beef, and bread from SAMS. Cindy in the South

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    1. Just ran into Alberton's to get stamps and hit a big 50% off meat sale!

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  8. I have not quit wearing a mask. Some people here are starting to wear them again. Do you wear a mask? I hate being sick in the heat. I am sort of stuffy but stay in the cool! Hot weather makes me even sicker! Cute picture! Where are my waffles? Oh, I have to make them myself? We are only going out for loss leaders and bananas! Thawing meat is where I shop...lol. I have a freezer full of meat, thankfully. If I can get a turkey out, I will bake one for lots of poultry meals.

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    1. I don't have a turkey, but I do have two hams, and a large prime rib.

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  9. I think I have finally come up with a way to leave blog comments.
    I’m sorry you’ve been feeling bad. My daughter and her family and in-laws all caught C-vid while on a beach vacation to NC. Thankfully they all had mild cases but SIL still has a cough, almost a month later.

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    1. For some it really lingers. My Lil sis has it for a second time, but she also takes an immuno suppressor.

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  10. I hope you feel even better tomorrow.
    Being well stocked with food will help tremendously. I feel very sorry for some of the younger generation who do not know how to make food from scratch or know how to substitute ingredients that are pricier for less expensive ones.

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    1. I just saw a mother with 4 kids spend $277.00 at the grocer, and I was shocked. I have never ever spent that. Even at Christmas, when we buy seafood it is only a little over $100. But then I have had a loss leader pantry forever. I just can't imagine shopping any other way.

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  11. So glad you are starting to feel better! I'm sure the soup will taste good!
    Cute picture of Schmills with his pancakes, and Happy 2nd birthday to Oliver. Hope Oliver's dad is doing ok.
    We enjoyed your shrimp salad recipe, thank you!

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    1. Thanks Kathy. YEs Dan is going to be okay. HE will be on anti-seizure meds for a year and one more MRI. But they believe that the fold in his brain was there from birth. He also finally got his cast off

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    2. Oh that is good news! I know that is a relief to all of you.

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  12. Summer colds are the worst. Glad to see you rebounding. When I didn't see a post this weekend, I sent a prayer. Every little bit helps. Thank you for the chicken quarter reminder. We can do this.

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    1. thanks Amy. I am even much better today. Much less coughing.

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