Monday, November 30, 2009

For Today... Nov 30, 2009

For Today... Nov 30, 2009

Outside my window... The sun is setting, now with lots of dark pink where the sky touches the earth. Today was pleasent outside, considering it's the last day of November. I was outside in a heavy jacket and was warm enough, while walking the dogs.

I am thinking... Beth came home from her friends' house after spending three nights away. Jerry got a text from her yesterday late afternoon. She should have called or texted us at least once each day so we would have known if she was going to come home or not. 21 or not, she should have checked in with us, since we are in her home, right now. I can understand if we were not here, her not checking in, but we are here.

I am thankful for... Warmer than normal weather. I don't like being cold.

From the kitchen... Don't know, yet, what to fix. Food is about all I can say, for now.

I am wearing...Brown Sweatpants and a blue sweat shirt, Now that the sun has gone down, I'm feel a bit chilled

I am reading... web sites on different crafts and lots of blog spots

I am hoping... That Jerry gets a job soon. We really do need out of here.

I am creating... nothing

I am hearing... The washer filling up and the noise of the tv in the other room

Around the house... I've done the dishes and need to do a bit of picking up. I'm thinking, if Beth wants her Christmas tree up, she should be home for it. Not going to put it up for her. I did work a little in the room our stuff is in. I need to do more in there.

A few plans for the rest of the week... I need to finish up straightening up our stuff in the other room. Would like to clean out the back of our van next warm spell and get it ready to go.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Slow Cooker Meatloaf

Here is another crockpot recipe I thouught looked intresting. I really miss my Mom's meatloaf and have never been able to come close to how she fixed hers.

Slow Cooker Meatloaf
2 lbs Ground Beef
2 eggs
2/3 cup quick oats
1 pkg dry onion soup mix
1/2-1 tsp liquid smoke
1 tsp ground mustard
1/2 cup ketchup, divided

1.Combine ground beef, eggs, dry oats, onion soup mix, liquid smoke,ground mustard and all but 2 Tbsp of ketchup. Shape into loaf andplace in slow cooker.

2. Top with remaining ketchup.3. Cover. Cook on low 8-10 hours or on high 4-6 hours.

Crock-pot Salsa Chicken

My brother mentioned that he loves using his crock-pot for cooking for it's convience. When I saw this recipe I thought I would try it soon, but also wanted to share it as well. Last night, Jerry and I watched Alaska State Troopers.. I just can't imangine paying $13+ for one gallon of milk. It makes me wonder how much the Sour Cream in this recipe would cost "Up there" as well. I don't want to even think what a dozen of egg may be, since they are around $1.18 here in Missouri.

Crock-pot Salsa Chicken
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 envelope taco seasoning mix
1 cup salsa
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup light sour cream

Spray crock-pot with cooking spray. Add the chicken breasts. Sprinkle with taco seasoning. Top with salsa. Cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours.
When ready to serve, remove the chicken from the pot. Place cornstarch in a small amount of water and stir well. Stir the cornstarch mixture into salsa sauce. Stir in sour cream.
Serve with hot, cooked rice.

Friday, November 27, 2009

For Today... Nov 27, 2009

For Today... Nov 27, 2009

Outside my window... it's dark, now, but the day was full of sunshine and a bit of wind. The tempature was nice enough.

I am thinking... I want to do more than just sit at this computer and read emails and save caft and recipe ideas. I just don't know what.

I am thankful for... Jerry, trying to keep me happy. He's been trying to get my laptop to work again but no such luck. He did get an old tower to reserect and work with the sprint wireless service so I can get on line. I've lost all my files and have to start from scratch, again.

From the kitchen... Jerry made dinner, tonight. Box of hamburger helper, peas and whole wheat buns.

I am wearing... Brown sweats and a purple and pink printed top

I am reading... emails and trying to catch up with them, after fighting my computer for 3 days I'm way behind.

I am hoping... That Jerry gets a job, soon. That once he does, we can take the laptop to a comptuer expert and see if the pictures and files can at least be saved from it.

I am hearing... Jerry is watching "Pinks" on the tv

Around the house... Beth bought a new phone today. She'll be paying for her own service as well. We will "carry" the service for her phone for about another month, then have it expire.

One of my favorite things...

A few plans for the rest of the week... Plans for the weekend, really. I need to go into the middle bedroom, sort and repack our stuff. It's getting a bit wild in there.

Life, and the day after Thanksgiving

Hello, Life is good. luck not so much. My laptop is not working at all, right now. It get's to the Dell logo, then just keeps looping back to it. With Jerry not working, we have no money to have it looked at. This is way beyond our ability to fix, this time. When I left Beth's home in Spring of 08, I left behind a desktop computer because it was having issues with aol... I've got it back, but none of my old files are still on it.. I guess it just sat for too long for any of them to be safe. No pictures, no recipes, nadda. But at least I can still get on- line with it, using our Spring wireless access. Now today, on the tv, I see Sprint has a newer access and it will be a year at least, before I can get one of them.. it says it's a 4 g. I'm good with the one I have, for now.

We had a great day yesterday. The turkey was falling off the bones, cut in the pan, serve yourself. I never made the banana bread like I had wanted, but we had so much that there is no room in the fridge for it anyway. I deboned the turkey and seperated the dark meat from the light. We have enough meat for at least a week's worth of sandwiches. The dressing turned out ok.. I doubt any one ate any of it, but me. Beth is the on who wanted it. The cranberry sauce turned out good. I used about 2/3rd of a cup of sugar compaired to the cup of sugar the back of the package called for and it's still sweet enough. MaKeya made up the deviled eggs, she did a great job of it, Espceally when you consider she doesn't eat them at all. I baked a sweet potato, I think I'm the only one who had any of it, as well. I know Josh ate some of the brownies and I think all three of the younger people had the no bakes I had made up the day befor. We had the usual cut vegetables, cottage cheese and olives at the table. We also had some finish baking rolls that went fast. I made gravey, but I think the dogs all got to enjoy it. MaKeya also made up the mashed potatoes with the recipe Beth knew so it was a joint effort. All in all it was a great day and no arguing from anyone.

Monday, November 23, 2009

For Today... Nov 22, 2009

For Today... Nov 22, 2009

Outside my window... ( 11 am)It's foggy but the fog is going away. Cloudy and gray. In the mid 50's. Typical Missouri weather for November

I am thinking... (11am)Payback are, well.. Jerry has a habit of just changing the channel on the tv without even checking if I'm paying attention to what's on. I did it to him today and he didn't like it at all. He

I am thankful for...

From the kitchen...(11 am) don't know yet.

I am wearing... (11 am) Dark grey sweats and light blue sweat shirt. I'm tired of being cold

I am reading... emails

I am hoping...(11am) That Jerry hears from a job soon. I

I am creating...(11 am) Stil need to make place mats. Think I'll work on that this afternoon, now that I have my computer back in a back bedroom and away from the tv set.

I am hearing...(11 am) Beth taking a shower. I had to help remove the dressing so she could get wet.. I'll be glade when that drain is out and she can totally take care of herself. I'm sure that is what Beth wants as well.

Around the house...(11) Need to finish cleaning the kitchen where I started it yesterday. Clear the counters and get ready to do some major cooking for Thanksgiving. I am hoping that someone will call with a job for us to be on the Monday after Thanksgiving. That would be great timing, for sure.

One of my favorite things...

A few plans for the rest of the week...(11 am) Cleaning the rest of this house, cooking Thanksgiving dinner, repacking our stuff and keeping it all compact and ready to go.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

For Today... Nov 18, 2009

For Today... Nov 18, 2009

Outside my window... It's dark, now but it was cloudy and cold out all day long, today. All of yesterdays snow has melted and it's a muddy mess outside.

I am thinking... McCoy is a great Fellow. He called Jerry with news of a job in PA. too bad it's too far away. There is no way Jerry can get there, take a test and set up for just a couple of weeks worth of work. But at least the Lady at Fagen knows Jerry is looking for work, again. We are trying to figure out a way to get Jerry there, but we just can't figure out a way to do it.

I am thankful for... Heat. I have been "cold" all day long. I Know I'm not cold but my feet are cold.

From the kitchen...

Since Beth is feeling better, I have a roast in the oven. I sprayed the oven pan with some oil spray, put in the roast then I diced up a couple of large potatoes into large chunks. Opened a can of green beans and peeled and chunked a couple of large carrots as well. We have some rolls in the fridge that need to be warmed up, Going to do that closer to dinner time while the roast rests. I better go see if I can find the pudding that Beth requested as well.

I love a roast, they are so easy to fix, just drop every thing into the pan, cover and pop into the oven.

I am wearing...

Maroon Sweat-pants and a purple sweat shirt.

I am hoping... That a job comes up soon, for Jerry and that we can figure out a way to get him to it.

I am creating... Not much. I do need to make some place matts for Beth's table soon. Thanksgiving is next week.

I am hearing..."Pellum 123" on the tv. intresting

Around the house... Doing a few here and there things. Cleaned out the storage area under the stove.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Nov 16, 2009

For Today... Nov 16, 2009

Great News. Beth is coming home from the hospital today. She was released about 9:30 and after a stop at Wal-Mart will be on her way home. I'm rushing to get her bed cleared off and made. I have almost all the clothes washed, now and in basket on the bed. Easy to clear but still needs putting away

Outside my window... It's raining with a good chance of switching over to snow this afternoon. I'll do my usual and go dance in the first snow of the year (Yes, I'm 52) and enjoy this first snow.. There are 3 snow falls I love each year.. the first one, A Christmas one and the last one.

It's dark now. No snow. Although we had a chance all day long for it, it didn't happen. We are still under a snow advisory until in the morning

I am thinking... How Happy I am that Beth will be home and healing soon. It really was a bit of touch and go there for a bit, I'm sure. When I look at the pictures that were taken of her insides, and how black and ugly that thing was.. I wonder just how in the world she put up with all that pain.
It's time for bed. I wrote all the stuff in black this morning around 9am

I am thankful for... Excelsior Spring Hospital, and the Doctors and Nurses there that took such great care of my daughter. She is one tough cookie.. I don't think she really knew just how tough until now.

A roof over our head tonight.. sleeping in the van would be very uncomfortable right about now.

From the kitchen... Beth is on a bland diet. For dinner I'm thinking o making some Chicken noodle soup. Without onions or garlic in it. (I can add those to my bowl, won't be the same as cooked in, but still... better than no flavor) I have a cake mix I think I'll make up for dessert. If I get enough time, I may even make some biscuits to go with the soup.

Ended up making Chicken and dumplings.. turned out very good even if I do say so.. usually my "dumplings" turn into goo. Not this time although they did thicken up the soup a lot, it was still very tasty even without garlic or onion in it. Didn't make the cake, maybe tomorrow.

I am wearing... Dark Gray Sweat and my Rebel Wild and Free t-shirt.

I am reading... Nothing right this minute.. hope to start a book, soon. I realised I have started several books over the last few months and not finished one of them.

I am hoping... That the snow hold off until Beth is save at home, That Jerry can find Beth's keys. He had them last and lost them.
That Jerry will get that phone call we have been waiting for. Driving us up a wall that he hasn't had a call, yet. We have even talked about how we would handle things here if he got that call.

I am hearing... Tv in the background and the dryer. Price is right is about to come on. I need to go fold the clean clothes.
The rain on the metal roof of this barn. Yes I said barn.. Beth's place is a living quarters built inside a morton building. Many people in this county do that, to get around some of the "rules" of building a house on less than 20 acers of land.

Around the house... Putting away The clean clothes, made the bed. Need to clean the kitchen up, again. I did vacume the carpets a bit ago. Need to clean the bathroom as well.
Got all the laundry wash and folded. Not all put away yet. Now to just keep up with it, and do the rest of the general cleaning. Tomorrow will be a through kitchen clean up (again) and from there the living room and bathroom.
One of my favorite things... Anticitpation of first snow. I may not like any other snow this year, but I have always loved the first snow fall of the season.

A few plans for the rest of the week.. Work on my Craft letter that goes out on weekdays. Plan Thanksgiving dinne since we will have 5 here for dinner, (if not more) and doing some more cleaning

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Nov 15

Beth should be home tomorrow. We don't know what time, yet. They hung one more bag of antibotics this evening right before Jerry and I left her with two friends, watching the movit "UP". Josh brought in a DVD player from his home and hooked it to her tv. that was a show in and of it's self. Jerry has been a true sweetheart in helping me clean up in here. He's done both back bedrooms with me doing her bedroom. I still have to make her bed and I'm doing laundry still. I forgot to ask her which set of sheets she wants on her bed. I have my coat in the washer now. soon to go into the dryer. Want it nice and clean an dry for her to come home in, tomorrow. Jerry will have to call me and let me know when they are leaving so I can walk our two dogs and then put them in kennels.. I'll only let one out at a time when she gets in and the first will be Macon.. he's much more calm than Rocky is. I'm sure Beth will have plenty of instruction sheets to read and follow. I plan on Chicken noodle soup, since she's to be on a bland diet for a few more days.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Nov 14, 2009

Hello, Beth is on the mend. She should have her drain removed in a few days. The stuff coming out is a healthy light red and expected to change to a clearer color soon. She will be on I.V. antibotics until Monday and then on a round of pill antibotics for a while. She's on Dilodin for pain but the doctor said he was changing that to a pill as well. She should be coming home on Monday and then I get to spoil her rotten for a few days. She's stressing about losing all this work but she's young and will learn that no matter what goes on. She will survive this as well. Sure it's a set back in her time table of buying a car and a few other things. But I'm sure, over time, she is going to realize that even the best of plans need a margin for the unexpected as well as the expected and to add at least a third more time to any plans, to be on the good side.

Jerry is still job hunting and got a lead from a friend yesterday that he' will follow up on, On Monday when their office opens.. Would be nice as the job that was talked about is on the Texas coast line and he'd love to go there for a while. Don't want to jinx it so we will just wait and see. We have already talked about what he'll take with him and how he'll live for a couple of weeks before the next pay check would come in. We will make it, won't be easy but we will survive, just like we tell Beth she will.

We were only with Beth a bit over an hour since she was falling asleep. She had just been given her pain shot. We've been cleaning her house for her. I can hope that, once we get it back into shape she can keep it up, once we leave. Beth is not a house keeper, but she's trying. Working two jobs does not help with trying to keep up with house work. But she will learn that she's got to do it, when she can, as she can, even if it's only one part of one room at a time.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Nov 11, 2009

Beth went in to the hospital this late morning and after a few tests, it was confirmed that her appendix had ruptured, a few days ago. Surgery went well. The doctor said that out of over 2000 of these that he's done, this one ranks up in the top 5 for being so bad. We have pictures. (on man) Barring any complications she should be home in 3 to 5 days, and I get to help take care of the drainage tube until it comes out. There is a slight chance that she may have to have more surgery if the area of her small colon where it was stuck the mess that was once an appendix doesn't heal like it should. I'll keep you posted. When we left she was sleeping on her side and was still pale but feeling much better. Post surgery will be closely watched for a few days.
Jerry posted the horse trailers on Craigs list, went to take pictures of the larger one and found it had been stolen. Going to file a complaint tomorrow on it.. Too much going on today to worry about it. It's been gone about two weeks according to a neighbor.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

For Today... Nov 10, 2009

For Today...

Nov 10, 2009

Outside my window... Well, right now I can't see anything outside my window as it's dark, but earlier, It's been a coler, cloudier day. Still. the tempature was above "normal" and I didn't really need a jacket when I walked to dog. Just didn't stay out that long is all. A bit longer stay outside and I would have wanted that jacket

I am thinking... I really need to make Beth a lunchbag to carry her lunch to work in. A simple bag would be best.
I really wish the phone would ring with a job for Jerry. This sitting around waiting for a call is really getting to me. Jerry spends way too much time sleeping in the chair. He turns on something on the tv that I really have no intrest at all in, then falls asleep. If I change the channel, he wakes up and unless I'm sitting right there watching the tv, changes it again. I have the tv on for noise during the day, but I don't sit in front and "Watch" it. I have certain shows that I like for background noise. forensic or crime shows are not it.

From the kitchen... We (Jerry and I) share the cooking when he's not working. Jerry did the cooking tonight. He grilled some chicken strips, fixed a package of Alfredo noodles and a can of green beans I found in our stash. For our having a balanced meal, we all three were still grazing afterwards. Jerry eating chips, me going for more dairy items and nuts.

I am wearing... Dark Grey sweats and a light blue t

I am hoping... Still hoping for the same thing, a job for Jerry so we can get out of here.

I am creating... Nothing at this time.

I am hearing...Sam barking at the deer, news on the tv, the fridge running

Around the house... I did a couple of loads of laundry. Did up some dishes before Breakfast but that's it. No motovation to clean around here.

A few plans for the rest of the week... I really do need to get motovated to clean. It's not my house, it's Beth's. She doesn't care. She doesn't care that, even when I'm here doing for her, she's making more work for me. She "forgot" to take her belt out of her pants. No big deal. I just didn't do any more laundry today. I can it later. Instead of washing her dishes in the standing washing water in the sink, she will put her dishes by the sink. I even said she could wash up her dishes when she finished eating. Jerry will at least put his dishes in the water. Jerry has been doing most of the dog walking. They go to him when they need out unless he's asleep, then they come to me.


I took a tumble off the arm of the couch yesterday morning. I didn't get hurt, I'm just frustrated in that, I have to sit on the floor to get my right foot close enough I can put a sock on. I was proping my leg on the couch to get my foot close enough but I can't afford another fall that may hurt me. It's not the fact that I'm on the floor, it's the getting up off the floor that hurts. I have very little fat left in my knees and they hurt while I'm on them. I'm just lucky that I don't get the urge to wash the floor on my hands and knees as in the old days. I would never get it done.

For Today... Nov 9, 2009

For Today...

Nov 9, 2009

Outside my window... It's dark, now. but earlier it was cloudy but warm. We just had a rain shower a few minutes ago. We were out, shopping and going to storage and I didn't need my jacket even. So even though it was gray out, it wasn't cold

I am thinking... Not much. Just keeping busy finding links to crafts for the crafts newsletter I put out on weekdays. Jerry is still job hunting. We did some shopping for Thanksgiving and Beth picked up a few things for Christmas.

I am thankful for... Warm clothes. I hate being cold and clothes are nice to have on.

From the kitchen... We are having baked potatoes, baked maranated pork chops, and cut up fresh vegetables for dinner.

I am wearing... dark gray sweat pants and a light purple tshirt from Reelfoot lake

I am reading... I was looking at books at Walmart, but Jerry was ready to leave and was pushing me to hurry up. so I didn't pick up any new books.

I am hoping... That Jerry gets a job soon. I hate going shopping with him because once he's done shopping, he's done and doesn't want to wait for me to finish looking.

I am creating... A craft links notebook

I am hearing... Jerry snoring and news on the tv

Around the house... after shopping and putting away no one did much of any thing else. I hate it when it's like this.

One of my favorite things... Jerry walking the dogs for me. Yes, I know, I need to walk them, but we walked all over Walmart and my feet now hurt.

A few plans for the rest of the week... I am going to make a cleaning plan for Beth's house. I know she won't help with it or stick to it, but if I make a plan I know I can work with it and get things done for a while.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

For Today... Nov 8, 2009

For Today... Nov 8, 2009

Outside my window... The sky is a bit cloudy but still can see plenty of Blue as well. I was just outside. I had to untangle our two dogs, then call up Sam and put him back on his line as well. He had slipped off and was running amoke with Molly having a grand old time, much to the dis pleasure of our own two dogs. We have tied them out for a few hours today while the weather is still so nice.. soon enough we will have to keep them inside more.

I am thinking... Jerry and Beth can sleep through almost any thing. The dogs barking. The clanking of buckles in the dryer and a boring tv show. But if I tried to change the channel, they would both wake up, I'm sure. We need to go to the store, but both of them are too alseep to go. We can go tomorrow just as easily as we can go today. We do need milk, but Beth can pick that up from work just as easily. This is her last week at Casey's. She's quitting because she can't get enough hours to warrent the drive in to work and there have been times that she was scheduled to work until 10 when she clearly told the manager she can't work past 9.

I am thankful for... A roof over our heads. Yes, it's a barn, and yes it has problems but we could still be in a motel someplace, which would be more uncomfortable than here. We have food enough, even if it's not on my diet,

From the kitchen... Catch as Catch can, tonight .we have lots of left overs than need to be eaten or tossed. I don't know what Beth wants before she leaves for work.

I am wearing... I'm wearing maroon sweats and a light purple, darker than lavendar t shirt.

I am reading... Emails. I had to rebuild my crafts links stash for a news letter I put out 5 days a week

I am hoping... That Jerry gets a job soon.

I am creating... A mess, Still trying to get to a tub with lots of material in it that needs to be washed before I try to make any thing with it.

I am hearing... Some boring thing on the tv about scurvy and old bones and it's been on a long, long time

Around the house...Just doing some laundry. Nothing else today. I try to take Sunday's off of all but the most basic of house work.

One of my favorite things... I enjoyed a few minutes outside today, just feeling the breeze on my cheek and watching Beth's dogs romp. Sam is an easy catch when he's loose and knows he's not in trouble. He's allowed to run when we are not here, but he has a problem with our two dogs. He gets to run at night and is put back on his line in the morning. It's always fun to watch dogs play. They don't care what they look like when they do it, they just enjoy.. I think, as an adult, I have forgotten what that's like to do and not worry what it looks like to someone else.

A few plans for the rest of the week... Well, I'm going to have to get serious about cleaning here, I guess. Beth sure isn't doing any cleaning at all.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Some craft link to share

Hello. I can sure tell it's mid fall in Missouri. Almost all the leaves have fallen off the trees in the back yard. Luckly we don't have to rake them as the wind does most of that for us. (ha ha) . As many know. we are staying at my younger daughter's home while my Husband is job hunting. It's one of the pit falls of working heavy construction. Sometimes there are longer breaks between jobs than anticipated. Luckly we get along with our kids and she is loving the company right now. Getting some of Mom's home cooked meals and Dad is driving her to work at night. The van she drives really should have gone in for cash for clunkers. If that program comes around again it just may. We had frost this morning outside, when DH went to pick up DD.. our dogs insisted on going for a ride in the back of our van. They were very happy to come inside where it's warm when they got back home. Don't forget to check the links at the bottom of the news letter. They are great ideas and I'm just passing along craft ideas I find.

Easy and Inexpensive Christmas Wreaths


Memory Jar.. just a picture, great idea

Candy Pockets, ( I know, Halloween is past but this idea could be used for Thanksgiine and with different colors, Christmas)

Easy to make Thanksgiving Crafts

Thursday, November 5, 2009

For Today... Nov 5. 2009

For Today... Nov 5. 2009

Outside my window... The sky is blue and the weather is cool but clear. Need a jacket but not a coat when going outside.

I am thinking... I am going to have to clean up Beth's house. Jerry told me this morning that he called all the offices of the major construction places he's worked before and none of them are hiring at all until after the first of the year, if then. If we are going to stay here for much longer it's got to be cleaner. I took a dust mop and took down all the dust webs in the ceiling corners and off the walls and ceiling in the kitchen, living room and hallway this morning. I do not "want" to clean my daughter house. It's her house, to clean. But if I'm going to be here till the first of 2010, I want to feel comfortable and not icky. I know she would want me to clean it. But she'll not maintain it after we leave. I'll do it for us (Jerry and I), because I need to, not because I want to.

I am thankful for... An understanding Husband. He knows I'm stressing over his not having a job. I have certain meds that are costly. No way can we afford them when he's not working and have insurance to help cover their cost. I "can" live without them. but I'd rather not. I'll have to wean myself off of the one as just stopping it is not a good thing for me. The one we can afford is my insluin. I can buy it over the counter at most any pharmacy. It's not ideal, but possible. When I first went on Insluin. My doctor at the time wanted to put me on pills and I told him, shots would be better because we never know where we will be from month to month and I can buy needles and insluin without having to have script for them. He said that was smart of me to know and he understood what I was saying. The pills may be better, but not as easy to get at times.

From the kitchen... Jerry cooked last night. I'll cook tonight. Beth works from 7 to 9 at the convience store, comes home long enough to change clothes, pack a lunch then goes to her 11 to 7 job. So what ever I fix, will have to be done before 6 so she has time to eat. Beth's been great about taking left overs with her to work. I have been trying to keep a few Non left over items on hand for her because I know how it is eating left overs all the time.

I am wearing... Dark Gray sweats and a blue tshirt we got from the Reel-foot lake area.

I am reading... I found a few books I saved on my computer and one is from the 1850's. I started it this morning and want to read more of it, soon.

I am hoping... Jerry just went to the local library to get a better connection for his computer.He's tried using this sprint service on his and he can't get it to work like it should. He's going to check with North Carolina's job search site to see if a job in Rockinham is hiring or not. He hopes to be able to get on that job. We were supose to go to that one when we left Memphis. of course, Memphis was supose to last until Christmas time.. so that's a lot of suppose to, that didn't happen.

I am creating... A mess. No really. I have a box of cloth scraps in the bottom of a tub that need washing and ironing that I need to do. I have to remove everything from that tub first and that is what is making the mess. I'll have to sort and repack that tub when I get done. I hope to make a few doll clothes while I have those scraps out.

I am hearing... Martha on the tv. I'll be changing over to Y&R here in a few minutes

Around the house... Beth's kitchen sink has a good drip for water. No water stream at all, so we have to carry water in a bucket from the tub to the sink in order to do dishes. (feels like I'm a kid again, back in Colorado when whe had to carry in water for just about every thing, for 2 years) I'll be doing the dishes here in a bit because there are only enough plates for one meal at a time. I'll be sweeping and moping the floor in a while as well. I think I better clear off this table and take care of a few things on it so we can sit at it to eat. That means moving my computer to the back bedroom again. but I can deal with that. I may bring in one of our little folding tables for my computer. that would be easier as well.

One of my favorite things... Early morning, just as the sun comes up.. looking out and knowing that a new day is starting and that there is still life. We will get through all this, I just dont know how, yet.

Monday, November 2, 2009

For Today... Nov 2, 2009

For Today... Nov 2, 2009

Outside my window... Today was beautiful. Pleasant tempature, A few high clouds and Just plain nice. A couple of weeks ago, I would have sworn that we were going to have snow on the ground by now from the way things were going. According to the forcast, we are in for a very nice week. with little chance of rain, and highs in the 60's almost unheard of, for this time of the year.

I am thinking... We had a good weekend. Although we didn't "Do" any thing for Halloween, we had fun toghter. Beth dressed up and we went shopping at Walmart. We sat and watched Ghost Hunters. Today I helped Beth die her hair a dark blue black. I've not done that before with her. I helped Heather, once, long ago. Far as I can tell I got all of her hair with the dye and it's not a bad look on her.

I am thankful for... Pleasant Days. We are still waiting for a phone call and it's eating at my nerves that Jerry still does not have a job this close to Christmas. We will get through this as we always do, together. I did take the dogs out a couple of times today. We share that responsiblity and it's always fun to see who the dogs will ask to take them out. Usually it's Jerry they go to, I think because he will walk all around the yard, where as I walk down the gravel a bit then back once they do what they are out for. I'm not sure where Beth takes them as I don't see her, when she's walking the dogs. Beth for taking us out for Breakfast this morning.

From the kitchen... I made a pork soup. Beth says it's soup not stew because it's not very thick and doesn't have any tomatoes in it. It's still good. I braised a package of cut up pork pieces in a bit of bacon grease in the bottom of the pan. Seasoned with some W-sauce, garlic and onion salt and a couple of good shakes from the season all can. Added lots of water, a package of Frozen vegetables from the freezer and a 1/2 cup of rice and let cook an hour. I then added 1/2 a package of noodles and let simmer a while more. It's nice and thick and filling. Jerry has no idea what he's missing. He didn't want any, and opted to cook something for himself instead. Now Jerry is making a dessert for us. Cake.

I am wearing... Dark grey sweats, and a blue t-shirt. I have three pairs of dark gray sweats.

I am reading... emails

I am hoping... Jerry gets a job soon. We can survive off his un-employment but only just. It's not enough to get us to the next job and in a motel room for two weeks, before the next paycheck comes in.

I am creating... I am thinking of starting a yahoo group, much like Susan's daily dose. She shares pictures and recipes and such and I thought that might be a fun thing to do.

I am hearing... Ncis on USA,

Around the house... I helped Beth dye her hair. Helped wash a load of laundry. Still need to fold what's in the dryer. Started cleaning off Beth's table. She wants to put a nice table cloth on it.

One of my favorite things... Watching the dogs play. They do so with no qualms of looking funny doing so. They just "Play".

A few plans for the rest of the week... I am going to work on Beth's house a bit. The kitchen will be first.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Nov 1, 09

For Today... Nov 1, 2009

Outside my window... Today was nice outside. Didn't need a jacket to walk the dogs. A couple of weeks ago I would have sworn that we would have snow on the ground by now. Instead it was a very pleasant day outside.

I am thinking... I'm going to have to do some "real" house cleaning around here soon. Just to have something positive to do with my time.

I am thankful for... Family. I had a blow up this afternoon. Mainly due to stress. And my family forgives me for it.

From the kitchen... Jerry cooked. Little smokies, mac and cheese, and fixed a can of peas as well. We also had a roll to go with it.

I am wearing... light grey sweats and a blue and white print shirt. doing laundry today so I can wear something differnt tomorrow

I am reading... emails from the past

I am hoping... That Jerry gets a job soon. We may not have enough money left to pay two weeks of motel even if he does get a job.. That would really make it bad.

I am creating... nothing at this time

I am hearing... The dryer running. Earlier I was outside and heard some geese high up in the sky.

Around the house... Just doing a bit of laundry, because I need some clean clothes. Beth did dishes. Jerry did some cooking

A few plans for the rest of the week.. Need to go through my suitcase and the clothes in the van and see if I can leave some behind that I no longer really need.