Monday, August 17, 2015

Accomplishments and a Confession (of Sorts)

I have to say I was feeling a bit sad Sunday evening, but decided I would take that time to say a few prayers - specifically - Hail Mary's.  I seldom feel lonely, but after seeing quite a few pictures of my grandchildren on FB, I felt an empty spot in my heart.  On the fourth Hail Mary there was a familiar knock on the door.  It was my son in law with a surprise dinner for me.  I held back tears while I thanked him and we chatted for a few minutes.  He's a chef that no one would turn away food from him.  He grilled a steak and a potato for me.  I thanked God for His care of me and chowed down on a delicious meal.  Of course, Marley had to have a taste, as well.  Just a small one.

I went to make the peppermint bug spray this morning finding out I had only a few drops of peppermint oil left.  I added tea tree oil and will order more peppermint today.

Since I pulled the cucumber plant I took the five small cukes that were left and cut them for snacks.  I also pulled the tomato plant that produced one red tomato and one green tomato.  The plan is to fry the green one and indulge in the goodness.  It was just last year that I discovered the yumminess of fried green tomatoes.



This morning the charity shop finds I posted about last week got washed and hung in the sun to dry.  I washed them twice, then rinsed them in warm water with a few drops of thieves essential oil in it.


Today the floors will get cleaned and the house will get dusted along with the tasks I perform each day.

It's been a few months since I cleared paperwork off of the counter and set up the armoire in my bedroom as an office space.  I was happy that the task was accomplished, but became confused as to where items were.  I had seven containers with supplies in them. When I was in TJ Maxx last week I found a six drawer unit with no price on it.  After asking, the associate priced it at 19.99.  I'll take it!  Most of the small bins went to new homes and all of my items are neatly behind the drawers.  I made a list of what was in each drawer to make it easier to grab what I need.



The pickled eggs finally went into the brine on Friday.  The recipe is simple and has been passed down from my husband's family to me, then to our children.  This morning's breakfast consisted of cucumbers and a pickled egg.  When posting tis is done, I'll add a peanut butter toast and a glass of milk.



A big warm welcome to the three new readers.  I'm not able to access the part of the blog that tells me who you are, but the welcome stands, non the less.

7 comments:

  1. The price for the six drawer unit seems very moderate to me. Good idea!
    As to shirts, pullovers and others clothes, -- I use to let them dry on clothes hangers to avoid fold marks
    caused by the clothes line. Makes ironing easier. But that just my personal opinion only.
    Pickled eggs have a long tradition in Germany too. Specially in Berlin. In our region they are rather unknown.

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    1. I'd be curious to know why pickled eggs are not known in your region, but are popular in Berlin. Have you had one? Do you like them? I made fun of my husband when he first made them. After testing one, I couldn't get enough of them.

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  2. What a nice thing for your son-in-law to do! He's a sweetheart. Now you have ME curious... what's your recipe for pickled eggs? The liquid looks like it has beet juice in it? They look yummy. LOVE your storage idea. I've got to confess I don't hang clothes to dry because I hate ironing, and if our clothes aren't dried in the dryer, they always seem to need to be ironed. As for accomplishments this week (so far), I made big batches of coleslaw and potato salad to last several days, prepped a beef tri-tip and a dozen or so boneless, skinless chicken thighs for my son to grill, made home cooked lunches for all my guys to take to work, cleaned, organized and took another trunk load of various things to the Goodwill donation drop off. The latter because I placed online orders for deeply discounted shirts for my husband and me; our new rule is for everything that comes in, something must go out in clutter busting. :-)

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    1. Hi, Elise! I'll post the recipe this morning for you. I meant to do it when I posted, but it got forgotten. You've been so productive. I think I may need a nap after reading all your accomplishments. You go girl!

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  3. Hii Angie, I am one of your new readers. I discovered your blog from a comment you posted on Down to Earth. I love Rhonda's blog and I now love yours too! I live in Northern California and hope to move to Oregon soon to be closer to my daughter, son-in-love and my one and only and very favorite Grandgirl Alice! I am reading through your archives and am enjoying it very much! Thank you for brightening my day!

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    1. A big warm welcome to you, Alice's Granny. You have confirmed what I have been wondering. Thank you for letting me know that you're happy when reading this blog. I also love Rhonda's blog. She's 'the bomb'!

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  4. Soleier is the German word for pickled eggs.I have never eaten any, as they are not so usual in this south-west part of the
    country where I live. Our cooking is more influenced by the French (Alsace-Lorraine) and Swiss cuisine. But they are indeed
    popular in Berlin.

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