What are you doing today? (besides shopping)

Up early on first of two free days. Listening to a discussion of the Schaefers, L'Abi, and similar. This is so much me!!!!!

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Twice a month (the middle and the end) are "big" grocery shopping days. Today I popped in and out of multiple places stocking up for both the people and the cat who live in the condo. The bag I keep vegetable scraps in the freezer was filled so this afternoon I'm making broth.

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt
making braised pork chops in the slow cooker. Wishing it was October.

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

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/31/2020 09:11PM by walesmaven.
Me too!
@walesmaven wrote:

Wishing it was October.

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt
Slept until 4 AM. Astonishing! Having two free days is amazing!
Workout, work on something, and read.

Things are not to be judged good or bad merely because the public think so. - Tacitus
Rolled out of bed at 6:30, threw my breakfast food in a bag, and was out the door by 6:50. Drove to hospital, where I had (fasting) blood drawn in anticipation of doctor visit in a couple of weeks. Ate breakfast while driving back home, and whole project was completed in an hour.

Now, trying to decide if I want to go outside and walk before forecasted rain starts in an hour.

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt
I finally made an appointment to have the lump removed from my lower eyelid. I go in at 1:30pm. I chatted with Verizon to switch my FIOS bands. I was able to get my smart plugs connected (Alexa, turn on the bedroom light).

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
I finally got around to using my food processor. I cut the cauliflower head into small florets, placed some in the bowl, and hit pulse. Nothing. I thought it was operator error. Amazon said bad circuits and processed my return.

Never try to rice cauliflower by hand!

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Work. Two projects. Lots of little house tasks.

Things are not to be judged good or bad merely because the public think so. - Tacitus
I combined a purchase/optional return shop at an outlet mall with a whole bunch of errands to fill the hour until I could return the item I did not need.

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt
Being lazy.

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.
After another day of online learning, we went to the Forest Park for a small picnic. We cleaned out our storage last weekend and donated a truck load of toys to a good developmental therapist who needed them. It was bittersweet parting with the earliest memories of my daughter's childhood but I know they went for a good cause.
Tomorrow I take my new glasses to the optician to get lenses. After that is work. Today was a chill day! I took my cauliflower shrimp fried rice for lunch and it was delicious.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Forest Park as in St. Louis?
quote=Mum]
After another day of online learning, we went to the Forest Park for a small picnic. We cleaned out our storage last weekend and donated a truck load of toys to a good developmental therapist who needed them. It was bittersweet parting with the earliest memories of my daughter's childhood but I know they went for a good cause.[/quote]

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt
Work. Nap. Sort something, clean something, read something.
Workout.

Things are not to be judged good or bad merely because the public think so. - Tacitus
A couple of days ago I bought a new quilt for my bed at a thrift store. Today I went hunting for a flat sheet the right color to make a dust ruffle. Would you believe I found a ready-made one that I think might work!?! The color isn't exactly right, but it has split corners to accommodate my vintage bed frame. And it was only $4, so if I find something better I can get rid of this one with a clear conscience.

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt


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I love thrift store finds!

My Mom got a NWT Chanel purse for $6. I got some great deals also but I can't think of what they were.

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

Things are not to be judged good or bad merely because the public think so. - Tacitus
Quick trips to Aldi and wine store. Packaging and freezing planned-ahead meals.

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.


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/04/2020 04:23PM by walesmaven.
@HonnyBrown. I have a small Ninja processor that I use for ricing cauliflower. It is cheap and takes less space on the countertop. Of course, you have to process in batches.
I believe it's this one though I bought mine years ago for $22.

[www.amazon.com]
After dinner Hubby and I drove across town for our walk. At the end we stopped in Shake Shack, where I used a free shake coupon a manager gave me months ago. The manager on duty, who I had the most interactions with over the years, greeted me like an old friend.

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt
I miss Shake Shack. Not enough to pay for it myself. But I wonder if they'll ever start being shopped again.
I am finding bits of cauliflower in every nook and cranny of my kitchen. I will stick to frozen riced cauliflower and bottled pesto!

@Mum wrote:

@HonnyBrown. I have a small Ninja processor that I use for ricing cauliflower. It is cheap and takes less space on the countertop. Of course, you have to process in batches.
I believe it's this one though I bought mine years ago for $22.

[www.amazon.com]

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Work. Errands. Spend a few minutes re-arranging stuff and placing my new decorative plants.(I love real plants, but I need a certain constant size in the available space.)

Things are not to be judged good or bad merely because the public think so. - Tacitus
It was a fairly cool morning and the small front garden was in shade. So, long-time housemate and I carefully decanted pails-full of mulch from the bags that were stacked in the hatch of my car. Even together, we could not pick up a full bag. We then settled on a system where she was able to sit down and decant mulch which I would then take to dump and spread in the garden. This was slow work for 2 little old ladies with back issues, and we had reached our limits after an hour.

We have been battling successive great rounds of weeds out there, and waiting for a relatively cool spell to do this project since early June. Every weeding session has been followed by 4-7 days of heavy rain and excessive heat. That invited m yet another crop of weeds since there was not enough mulch to restrain weed growth. All summer we had "rinse-and-repeat+ cycles of weeds Until now there has not been enough of a break in the heat for us to safely tackle the mulching. My reliable teen neighbor boys, who had been glad to work that garden, have aged-into better paid work with far more hours than I can offer them.

Tomorrow or Monday we will do another hour of this task. That will finish the current mulch supply, but not the task.

I may have to look into having Honny's landscaping fellow do some work here when funds become available. Maybe next spring ?

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.
prince,
Frost ? I will be right over to see you! Really needing a cool-down !

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.
Bike ride this morning, then came home to take what I wanted to be a 15-minute nap. Forgot to set my alarm, though, and woke up 45 minutes later. Now I'm groggy and out of sorts.

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt
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