Today, DH felt a real need to go to Costco, because we hadn’t been there this year yet and this Parkinson stuff makes him worry even more than before. So while he was putting on his shoes, I started out to the car. You don’t have to guess who bolted past me and past him, going from one end of the house to the other, with a pause in each room as if looking for something. Juliette won! She toured the entire floor (without mishap) before I could get her turned around with animal crackers. Then out the back door and up to where the other sheep are, she followed. She is now a sheep again, in the pasture with the other sheep. Grain does wonders.
And we did our damage at Costco. It is amazing how much one can spend without buying much food. We did buy raisins and figs, and some dog treats. The bulk of our buying was things like toilet paper, dishwasher soap, jeans, etc. and it added up fast. I was glad I had made mashed potatoes, with falafel patties and green beans to fill up before we went to a grocery store. It does save money.
Today was sunny, so I forced myself to go to the mall which is half an hour away. Why do I have to force myself to go where I once loved to go. I think it has to do with the traffic – both cars and people, plus I don’t need many things. I had to return 3 items of clothing that didn’t fit DH. The Nordstrom’s experience was absolutely delightful – the clerk there was so very kind and helpful. I will not darken the doorway of JCrew again. Maybe these clerks just see too many unpleasant people, or maybe they don’t care about their jobs. A shopping experience like today makes me think about how I treat people with whom I come in contact, because like them, I represent Someone.
I finished processing the split pea soup and I will be contacting Amazon on that. I just purchased a number of boxes of jar lids and had a 20% sealing rate. I popped all that didn’t seal into the freezer, so they are not wasted, but I think I may have encountered a bad lot of lids.
I managed to land sitting on the floor a couple days ago, rather unexpectedly, so I also worked a trip to the chiropractor into my day. What is it about an adjustment that demands a rest? Does it affect any of you that way?
The sewing didn’t happen and as the day was just not long enough to include it. But the laundry is done and the floors are swept.. Tomorrow is gym and a physical.
Did I mention that we did pregnancy checks on the sheep yesterday and we are looking at the first of February for lambing, which is good. I can sneak a few more things into this month before then.
And because I like to end positively, the closet shelves in my closet are now put up properly (when I originally put them up, I used molly screws instead of finding the joists) and the underground propane tank has been approved by the city, so we can now move forward on that. Life is good.
See you tomorrow.
I tried this new recipe today https://www.connoisseurusveg.com/vegan-mac-and-cheese/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=classic_vegan_mac_and_cheese_my_tips_for_making_amazing_vegan_mac_and_cheese&utm_term=2017-12-20 It was absolutely delicious!. If you don’t use dairy and want a nice creamy cheese for pasta, this is a keeper. (I was out of macaroni so used these noodles). I’d like to put it on everything I make for awhile, it is so good.
Then I worked some more of the tax material. Lambs start coming mid January, and taxes just get in the way, so I like to have as much as possible out of the way, or at least organized in Quicken. I’m behind this year, because other things popped into my life.
Between taxes, I did finish part 1 “On Ringo Lake”. Part 2 is 200 Flying geese, so that will take a bit longer. Now until Friday, I’m only 3 parts behind, which feels like I’m catching up.