Sunday, April 22, 2018

Sunday Ramblings

This week I got struck by the baking bug. While I didn't get much in the way of baking done I did manage a few items.

Bran muffins for a bit of a switch up from yogurt for breakfasts.

Some one bite muffins made with some of the dehydrated cherries. Sorry I forgot to take a picture of the one bite muffins made with some dehydrated blueberries. 

Before you all think all I did was bake muffins....

One bite brownies. These are always a big hit around here.

Then I had a sheet off puff pastry that needed using.

Cinnamon and sugar coated puff pastry sticks. 

I think I am baked out for awhile or at least until we gobble all these goodies up.

Harvey and Kris got the floor laid on Saturday. Tomorrow chair rail and baseboards will be worked on. Looks as if the room will be finished before we (or should I say Harvey) heads outside to work in the yard.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Frugal Friday

Time for me to list my frugal 5 for the week. I hope I can find 5 new things we have done this week to live simply and frugally.

1.  Used a few coupons when shopping this week. While they were not high value coupons I at least kept $1.15 in my pocket this week.

2.  Used up all leftovers in the fridge in other meals this week.

3.  Made two tinfoil suppers for Kris to take back home with him out of leftovers that just might have been tossed.

4.  Harvey finished painting the ceiling and walls (I thought he was waiting for Kris to come home to do that task) saving us almost $1K as that was what the estimates were at by various painting companies.

5.  Using up, wearing out, making do and substituting where ever possible.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thursday Tidbits

Good evening.

We had sun for most of the day today which always cheers me up. I even managed to have a couple of walks today. Very little wind so things were much better.

Harvey put the primer on the walls and ceiling yesterday and today painted the ceiling. I have a feeling that Kris will be painting the walls when he is home. Harvey on the other hand will be measuring, cutting and using his router on the chair rails. Perhaps he will even get to painting them as well. I am amazed at how quickly things are coming together now. It just might be finished enough to move the big TV in and give me even more room to sort clothes on wash days.

I planted up some seeds today and plan on doing a few more tomorrow. While it is not a great deal it should save us a bit come time to start making the yard pretty once again.

Most of my day was spent baking, and I hope to finish up early tomorrow. After all my baby (yeah Kris would be happy with that designation) is coming home and I plan on sending a few treats back with him for helping out. Will post pictures very soon.

I did the next set of exercises today and all I can say is I am sure glad that I only have to do them once a day. Even holding that 1 pound weight causes me a few problems. I can feel it after that's for sure and that is after doing one set, I am supposed to build up to 3 sets. Arrrgh, could be fun (not). 

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A Day Of Appointments

Today was spent mostly at this establishment.

I got up this morning and after coffee and the household chores I headed here to attend my 3rd visit to the physiotherapy department. Slowly but surely things are improving and I got some more exercises added in. These are designed to build up my strength. I am to do these along with the ones for flexibility.

Came home, had lunch, made a few phone calls as well as texts, and did up the lunch dishes before heading back to have x-rays and a visit with the bone specialist.

I had to wait for a very long time after my scheduled appointment as the doctor was running behind. This time I brought a book with me (getting smart in my old age) and the time passed a bit faster.

He says things are going well, everything is healed up. Only one problem. I may never get the full range of motion in my wrist, but to keep working to get as much as I possibly can.

I don't have to see him again for a month!!! Just have to remember to wait a few weeks before I phone his Regina office to make my next appointment.

When I arrived back home it was time to make supper and return yet more phone calls (something that never seems to end around here).

Baking and potting up some seeds after shopping tomorrow is planned and I will be staying close to home for the rest of the day. Kris is coming home this weekend to help Harvey in the basement (and bring in the rest of my books), so I want some treats for him (and us of course).

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Menu Monday

My goodness this week came up quickly.


A container of leftover stew is being pulled from the freezer. It will be served over thick slices of homemade bread.


Spaghetti and meat sauce. Served with garlic bread.


Soup and sandwich night. Just not too sure what soup as of yet.


The leftover spaghetti will be turned into Baked Spaghetti and once again served with the remainder of the garlic bread.


This is supposed to be a tuna casserole, but as Kris should be home it might be changed to breakfast for supper. He doesn't really like tuna.


Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberries....well you get the picture. Kind of our Easter meal a bit later.


Sausages, I am thinking along the lines of an easy sausage casserole. It will be one I haven't made in awhile so it is a test to see if we still enjoy it.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Frugal Friday

I wonder if any of you had the same problem as I did yesterday while posting. Every time I came on to my blog my anti virus said that it had blocked a downloader Trojan that was on one of my widgets..... It seems to be fine right now though, so perhaps Blogger has fixed the problem.

On to my Frugal Five for this week.

1.  I have been using up various hotel sized bottles of various personal needs items. I find it amazing not only that I have collected so many, but that there is actually a great deal of product in those bottles.

2.  I went shopping for the first time in 9 weeks by myself and stuck to my grocery/household products/pet supply lists.

3.  Using up leftover yarn on that blanket. While I can't seem to knit very much at one time I can see the blanket slowly growing.

4.  Eating out of fridge, pantry, and cupboard. My shopping list consisted of mostly dairy and fresh produce.

5.  Using various appliances to cook meals rather then the oven. If I do use the oven I it is filled to capacity.

6.  Actually tried to bake two loaves of bread. This might have to wait a bit longer.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Projects Started, Projects Finished

Thought I would share a few pictures with you of our various projects. Both finished and unfinished, but being worked on.

First off, Harvey decided rather than try to do the  renos on both of the rooms in the basement, he would work on them one at a time. He chose to work on the smaller bedroom/library room first.

My book cases are installed, now just to get the books on the shelves once again.

I need to make some new window coverings.

Then on to my finished project. 

I had cut out a red knit skirt the morning of the day I took my tumble. So once the cast had been off for a bit I started sewing. Slowly day by day for 5 days I would complete a seam or two.

It really is a lovely red, I just can not figure out why sometimes the camera isn't true to colour.

This is my blanket of Many Colours. Every day I knit a few more rows and it is slowly growing. Mt stash of orphan skeins and small leftover balls of yarn are slowly disappearing as well.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.