Monday, October 26, 2020

Day #26 of de-cluttering

 This is starting to get a bit hard.  I know I still have things but the amount takes more time and I have other things to get done.....hopefully I can make it to the end of October!

Today there were 16 books, some paper plates, plastic utensils, 2 packages of holiday napkins, 2 badges, a carbiner, a Christmas towel, some adhesive tape on a roll, and a cosmetic bag.  TaDa!!!

I got the grands packages off in the mail today.  My mailman, Phil, picks them up for me...so nice!  I also froze the rest of the taco meat and make Fat Flushing Soup which is tasty and healthy.  I just put the spinach in to wilt.  It was a great day for it since it is cold and rainy and cozy!

I's off to get my jammies on and eat supper and watch some t.v.  The Bears are playing tonight but I can't watch it as I don't have satellite.  It wasn't worth $25 a month to watch a few games.  I miss watching football  though.  I hope you are warm and safe and cozy!

Happy Trails!!!


Sunday, October 25, 2020

YOP Week #17

 

No finishes this week...I've been busy de-cluttering and also getting the grands Halloween package together.  I did work on my sock  though and should finish the heel flap today...........it looks like there's a vertical zigzag pattern going on......
I'm hoping to have When Witches Go Riding done by Halloween but we'll see....I love it!   I'm over the halfway mark at least
 

I worked a bit on the The Bird with the Berries

The  only haul I got  this week was my first issue of Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher......and everything they say about it is true!  It is one great magazine...topnotch designers and appropriate ads for items stitchers want. I already have my first project picked out........


 

Here's my first project......by Kitten Stitcher..............a pin keep set in a rusty mason jar lid.............isn't it cute?

This morning I was up early so I made my Swedish Puff Pastry for breakfast..........yum!  I forgot how good it was.  There are plenty of recipes out there on All Recipes if you want to make it.  Just Google it.

I also managed to get rid of 25 items for the de-clutter challenge...........18 books, 2 plant pots, a vegetable "swirler"?...it  makes corkscrews of zuchini etc., a coaster, 2 willow angels, and a bird statue.

That's all for this week.  Have a Happy Halloween for those of you who only stop by on Sundays.

Happy Trails!!!

 






Saturday, October 24, 2020

Caught up again...at least on de-cluttering!

 I was able to do October 23rd Day #23 of de-cluttering...........23 books!

October 24th Day #24 of de-cluttering............more of Jim's clothes; 2 swim trunks, khakis and 2 pairs of jeans, and more books!

The nachos grande last night was very dry.  I talked to Amy, BTW she is feeling much better, and she said we used to put guacamole, sour cream, black olives and salsa on it.  No wonder!  I forgot a few things! LOL!    But I had some picante sauce I threw on and I managed to eat quite a bit! LOL!

I hope you had a good Friday night and are enjoying your weekend!  Oh, yesterday it was in the 70's but today we are in the 40's!  Yep, fall weather for sure......love it!  I took my walk and then closed all the house vents over the crawl spaces. 

Happy Trails!!!




Friday, October 23, 2020

A day late and a dollar short!

 I'm still a day behind on my de-clutter but I had a lot to do today and I stayed up late last night watching the  debate.  but here is October 22 Day #22  de-clutter items.....sort of ironic but they are  mostly organizing and de-cluttering books...sad but true! LOL! There are 21 books and a little planter.  Many of my books I am going to sell as they are like new.

I took my walk this morning before the rain started and the colors are really popping!

 





There's a lake lot across the street that evidently someone is going to be building on as they are clearing it and I can see the lake better now.  At least until they build the house.


Today I also made bread........

and I'm making Nachos Grande for supper.....

When I'm ready for supper I will pop it in the oven and then when it comes out I sprinkle it with chopped tomato and green onion.....YUM!  It's been a long time since I've had this.  I hope you had a great Friday and stay safe and well!

Happy Trails!!!




Thursday, October 22, 2020

Trying to catch up!

 Okay, now I'm behind a day in the de-cluttering..........here are the 21 items from yesterday.  BTW, thank you all for your prayers for Amy and her family...it obviously worked along with all the prayers from her church and her fellow teachers and co-workers!  I'm feeling more energized today and slept really well last night!

Okay, there is bird netting, a car window brush, a car grocery holder (the red thing), a license plate holder, 2 audio tapes, 3 books, an umbrella, a funnel, 5 ashtrays, a key board, a mouse, a hand carved armadillo I got in Mexico....now I live with them here in AR and I don't like them!  An air pump hose, and a cat toy.  Ta Da!

I did some laundry, cleaned Miss Peeps litter box.  Took some bags of de-cluttered items to the basement and took a bath and did my nails.  That was about it.  Tomorrow it's supposed to rain/storm so I'll be cooking and tonight is the last debate at  7:00 p.m. so I'll probably be staying up past my bedtime.  I hope you are all doing well and staying safe! 

Happy Trails!!!


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Amy's test was negative!!!

 I'm too tired to de-clutter today.  I went and did my grocery pickup at Walmart, unloaded, disinfected, and put them all away.  Amy called last night and was going to work today but is still very tired and her muscles ache.  I'm wondering if she has fibromyalgia.  I'm not a doctor but I play one on t.v. 

I changed my sheets and I am toast.  Emotions can be exhausting.  I still don't know how Sam is feeling today.  I'm sure she'll call me tonight.  I felt terrible that she had to go to work when she doesn't feel any better.  This is just an update and hopefully tomorrow I will catch up with you all again and my de-cluttering.

Happy Trails!!!  

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

20 items gone!

 This is the best way to get rid of things...for me anyway.  Here's today's roundup......more audio tapes, a few books, and a pillow cover

I also did some decorating for "the season"...I got this wreath at a Cracker Barrel restaurant years ago and I still love it!

I made these crocheted gourds a few years back......

My daughter gave me this years ago..........she knows I love Mary Engelbreit!

It's rainy and chilly so I lit my Dutch Apple Waffle candle from Bath and Body........it smells so good!


and of course I had to get out my "Frost is on the Pumpkin" that I finished last year........

I took my walk in the rain this morning.....I love any kind of weather except the heat!  Amy goes for her test at 4:30 at a Walgreens in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  She's not sure when she will get the result but she was home yesterday resting.   She still has no fever but very tired and very achy.  Sam is also not feeling good and he is coughing but again, no fever which is good.  But  that could change at any moment.  Sam will have to go to the doctor to get a test as he's too young to do his own.  I didn't sleep well the first night I heard about it but I slept good last night.  Today I made my menu, grocery list and ordered from Wally World.  I pick it  up at 7:00 tomorrow morning.
Here's the menu for this week and next probably.
 
Breakfasts:
non-dairy yogurt
egg mcmuffin
Chocolate orange overnight oats
Swedish Puff Pastry
  
Lunches:
egg salad on toast
tuna open face on English muffin with tomato and cheese broiled
mac and cheese
grilled cheese and tomato soup (Amy's Organic Tomato and Basil is the best!)
 
Dinners:
meatloaf, mashed potatoes and green beans
Fat Flushing Soup
Nachos Grande
 
Desserts:
caramel apples
apple cider doughnuts
peach cream pie 

Writing out my menu makes me hungry!  I think I'll go eat supper!
Happy Trails!!!