Breakfast consisted of half a left over grilled cheese sandwich and some left over green beans. (cold) I added a protein bar because the sandwich and veggies didn't fill me up. I found I'm in love with Cliff bars, specifically, the peanut butter ones.
Yesterday morning my daughter's family and I went to Golden Corral for breakfast. I ate like I had never seen food before. This kept me filled up for the day with the exception of a Cliff bar for dinner that I shared with Marley. (just a small piece.)
I spent a couple of hours on Sunday watching videos on yoo toob. The plan was to watch videos that were about Lottery winners, then watch videos at the other extreme end - about billionaires - to get a feel for people who have been blessed monetarily. The one about lottery winners was interesting. There was a group of 16 small town women who worked in a school cafeteria that won 95 million dollars. Their lives changed little. The money did not change them. One of the ladies was more impressed with a garage sale find she got for ten cents than with the lottery winnings. She and her husband continued to build their home themselves from the ground up. Her only desire? A refrigerator with an ice maker! Now that's class.
There were two men profiled in the video as well. They were both from NYC and their behavior was quite the opposite. Each won five million dollars in the early eighties and are currently penniless. Their money was spent on - you guessed it - limos, alcohol, large homes, drugs, and sex. I thought this was quite interesting, the opposite reactions to the windfall.
The billionaire video highlighted men who were hedge fund CEOs. I'm glad I watched this one because even in this top of the food chain slot are people who are wise and good. They just happen to have a gift of making money grow. They admitted; 1) they didn't need so much money, but continued to work because that's what they do, 2) would not want their children to grow up thinking life would be handed to them 3) were concerned about donating money to charity. This group of billionaires had little to do with the ones who were flashy and wanted to accumulate toys. They had little respect for them. I'm glad I watched this one. There is a difference in goals and life style even in the billionaire group. The only difference between this group and us is they have more money. Just as we would come across materialistic middle class people, they come across materialistic billionaires.
On to this morning's activity. The house got a bit of a cleaning that is generally done in the spring or fall. The bathroom fixtures and all of the lamp shades got a cleaning this morning. I used the home made orange cleaner to clean the light fixtures and a lint roller from the dollar store to clean the lamp shades. In just a few minutes the house felt cleaner. Then all three screens in the house were cleaned with dollar store electronic wipes. I only have my computer, a TV in the living room and a small one in the bedroom. Since it seemed like a waste to pitch the cloth after just doing those three items, I cleaned all of the glass on every picture in the living area then followed up cleaning the front of the refrigerator.
|A year's worth of built up crud on the bathroom|
light fixtures. The orange cleaner leaves nothing behind.
|When the living room and bedroom get cleaned the shades|
get dusted. Who knew all of this dust is left behind? The cleaning
strategy just changed. The shades will get the lint roller once a month
from now on.
The plan this afternoon is to wash and break up a head of lettuce. After it's dried, it will get sealed in a jar for salads during the week. I bought a block of blue cheese that will be used to make a salad dressing. I would also like to find a recipe for Italian bread that I can make in the bread maker. If I accomplish these things, dinner will be a large salad and home made bread. I guess I can have that for dinner anyway because I have the bread I made last week in the freezer.
For my California pal, look what's popping up out of the soil. Two centuries old heirloom melons are greeting the world. I'll transplant these in a couple of days when the plants are a bit more hardy so they can grow into lovely plants. I'm so looking forward to these melons. I've saved a spot in the strawberry bed to grow them.
|They shall be named Robert and Steven and planted in the same hill.|
They better get along! LOL
|The total, with tax, was $34.21. Over $5.00 less than my budget amount.|
That's it for today. I best stop yapping and start working on preserving the lettuce.