What are you doing today? (besides shopping)

Today, I will be organizing paperwork: ie, moving piles from the table and into a drawer or cabinet.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope

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Today, I begin the latest shredding project. Is it more impressive to calculate by the pound or the filled shredder bag? Hmm. There are a few more things to take back to storage (weather permitting) and ten more episodes of 'Ladies of Letters'. to watch. You know about all the stuff that has to be sorted... yawn...

Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It's about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity. - Guy Fieri


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I was in a store today, and a little, old sweetheart of a lady asked me if I knew where the local appliance store was. I looked it up on GMaps, and it said they were closed for good. I told her where the next closest one was. This sweet lady tried to give me $1 for helping her! I didn't accept it. I told her she could pay me by helping the next person. That way, we both could make the world a better place.

I lost my remote control.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
It's been quite the kitchen day. I made a batch of pumpkin muffins for the freezer, put together a hot lunch of random leftovers for myself and Hubby, used my semi-original recipe to make some breakfast barley--two servings for tomorrow and two to freeze for down the line, and put together a rice/fresh asparagus/vegan queso cheese sauce dish for dinner.

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt
Breakfast barley? That is brilliant! Barley is filling and nutritious. I keep barley in the freezer but I forget about it.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
I am glad you are feeling better, my gosh but you have been busy!

@CoffeeQueen wrote:

I went through my emergency supplies to rotate them . i always bag rice in baggies one cup each with a boullion cube. Pulled them out to use and will bag up another lot with the rice I just bought. Also pulled out the canned goods and will replace them with new ones. Also lots of beans and oats with flavoring packets. Ann has always rolled her eyes but Im feeling good about it at the moment. Did a bunch of cleaning on my shelf project. Two large shelves now empty . They can be moved out to make space for a twin bed. Next is figuring out whats for dinner.
JAS, this is the remote for the TV, not the cable box. I can't adjust the volume or watch Amazon Prime video. It has to be in the bedroom somewhere.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
I cook the barley in fruit juice with a little brown sugar or syrup and whatever spices catch my eye. At the end I mix in dried fruit and nuts.
@HonnyBrown wrote:

Breakfast barley? That is brilliant! Barley is filling and nutritious. I keep barley in the freezer but I forget about it.

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt
@CoffeeQueen wrote:

I have to venture out and pick up my dogs meds and a grocery order. i am quite leery of entering the vets office but have no choice. i will attempt to keep a distance from other people but it's a tiny office. And of course i will sanitize my hands with my tiny bottle of sanitizer I'm hoarding after leaving. Then over to kroger to pick up the order and then home where I will wipe all products down with Lysol wipes before putting them away and washing my hands many many times in the process.
I probably won't get any work done on my project today but have high hopes for tomorrow.

My vet is not allowing pet owners inside the building, only employees and critters. Vets and/or techs will come to your car and get your pet. Rigorous sanitizing inside is practiced. Phone contact only with humans.

I have a cat on a prescription diet. I'm not affiliated in anyway, but in my experience, Chewy is an excellent, mail order source.
Today, I went to work at my regular place, where there were very few customers and caught the bus which only had 2 other riders. Funnily enough, it was right in front of the liquor store that had a full parking lot and it reminded me (too late) that I should get another bottle of bourbon and gin.

I also lost my remote to my Blue Ray player. My cable remote works my tv and is the only one I've used for the 2+ years I've lived in this place...until now, when I want to watch a DVD I was given. The stupid player doesn't have buttons on it and you can't buy a universal remote or use a remote app, so basically it is useless and I can't watch Trolls lol.

And finally, Mert, I second Chewy! Besides their amazing corporate culture, they have pretty good deals. Not to mention that their "models" are actual pets of employees and you can follow them on YouTube (I know it's kinda odd that I know that, but I'm ok with it lol) .

Shopping the South Jersey Shore
They only had 3 chairs in the vets office and a sign that said to wait in the car and they would come get you. Luckily I only had to walk in and she handed me the bag of meds and I walked back out and sanitized my hands. There were two other people in there chatting away like nothing was wrong. One of them was leaning over the counter to talk to the receptionist.
I'd feel a lot better if they had their office set up like Mert's.

I enjoy awkward questions and uncomfortable silences. This gas station pavement is $%^@*#& hot.
As for what I've been up to, nothing much today but the dog threw up on me after I shared my salad with her. I guess that's what I get. I currently have a batch of oatmeal cookies in the oven.

I enjoy awkward questions and uncomfortable silences. This gas station pavement is $%^@*#& hot.
Work. Gather all kinds of information for various eventualities. Work on whatever projects inspire me.

Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It's about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity. - Guy Fieri
You make a porridge! I'm going to do a lumberjack breakfast and add sausage, peppers and mushrooms.

@KathyG wrote:

I cook the barley in fruit juice with a little brown sugar or syrup and whatever spices catch my eye. At the end I mix in dried fruit and nuts.
@HonnyBrown wrote:

Breakfast barley? That is brilliant! Barley is filling and nutritious. I keep barley in the freezer but I forget about it.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Cooking. Browning a pound of hot Italian sausage to the freeze in 1/3 lb bags to add to sauces later. Braising 2 large lamb shanks, to strip the meat and freeze in small portions to add to various meal prep ideas.

Tracking down the source of a phantom charge on one of my store credit cards.

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel

Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.
You can make a barley risotto too. I had a recipe once upon a time. It's your basic chicken broth, various veggies thing. The recipe I had wasn't that great. I thought it needed more flavor, possibly something like sun dried tomatoes to perk it up. I found that the barley was better when I added it to soup. But I really like barley and that fruity one sounds appealing.

I enjoy awkward questions and uncomfortable silences. This gas station pavement is $%^@*#& hot.
I am making a small crockpot of bean soup with andouille sausage. I used chicken broth and water to cook the beans. Oh crap, I should add some onions. I am going to go do that. On hold with BOA, wait time is 1 hour. Got it on speaker, LOL!
I use Chewy all the time for my two cats. They have everything and they are fast at filling orders.

@Mert wrote:


I have a cat on a prescription diet. I'm not affiliated in anyway, but in my experience, Chewy is an excellent, mail order source.

Kim
They’re currently running behind. I ordered NexGard last week and it hasn’t shipped yet. Glad I didn’t wait until I was out.

@kimmiemae wrote:

I use Chewy all the time for my two cats. They have everything and they are fast at filling orders.

@Mert wrote:


I have a cat on a prescription diet. I'm not affiliated in anyway, but in my experience, Chewy is an excellent, mail order source.
I used to make Lobster Risotto on New Years' Day when I was married. It was a lengthy process because of the rice. No way am I doing that for just me.

I'm going to make a lemon-rosemary barley in turkey stock. While that's cooking, I'm going to brown the peppers, onions and sausage crumbles in a separate pan, then mix everything.

I went to the market after my wine run. No SPAM on the shelves.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Honny, I am not sick. Can I come over you and you can cook for me? I will bring the wine! Or maybe I will make some dirty martinis, LOL!
JAS, you just reminded me: I need vodka. And you are more than welcome at my table!

I'm on hold with Verizon. It's close to 45 minutes.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
I found some at Walmart today

@HonnyBrown wrote:


I went to the market after my wine run. No SPAM on the shelves.

Kim
SPAM. I was in WM for an app shop yesterday. I didn't think about grocery shopping.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
So is calling it "mystery meat." It's SPices and hAM!

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Now, when many courses are switching to online for health reasons, I am thinking about education in general and remembering the story of Dr. Joyce Bishop. Apparently, her eye doc noticed that she was overcompensating for something by overusing her vision. There she was, a grown-up in grad school, when she finally was diagnosed with a learning disorder. She goes to educational therapy, gets a master's and a PhD, and gets a real job in human resources development. She was teaching teachers how to teach online long before COVID-19 forced many into this mode as well as writing for the 'keys for student success' series. In a short youtube video, she tells this story and mentions 'Pathways to Independence'. She and her hubby developed this program for 'throwaway' girls. The board of directors is made up of 50% program graduates and 50% administrative people. I wanna be like her when I grow up!

I thought SPAM was aka 'Miracle Meat'. I call mystery shop food 'Mystery Meat'. I learned something.

Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It's about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity. - Guy Fieri
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