By clicking around the site and logging in another way I finally got this to work. Crazy!
Got to finish up getting house chores done to prepare for my sister coming. Thanksgiving is always such a busy time around our house. it is supposed to rain here today but none yet. The wind is down so at least the leaves are not falling but I'm sure sill with the rain.
Just wanted to check for today. Not much to say as it is an uneventful day expect that I am alive and kicking and glad of it!!
We got our visas on Wed. The consulate for visas is only open from 2-4pm and when we got there, there was a long line outside the building entrance. We were the 28th to submit but almost the last to get ours issued. We were worried there might have been a glich and that they'd make us come back another day.
Yesterday dealt with insurance consultant, I can't believe how expensive it is, cobra is cheap in comparison. Since I'm unemployed, I get no tax subsidies. I could qualify for medicaid but the coverage is not what I'm used to, and I want to keep my drs and no referrals.
Joan, I'm so glad the surgery went well and you're recuperating nicely. So Sidney and Tanzi are still not getting along? I can't believe it they were fine before your trip, right?
Jojo, good job on finishing the xmas shopping. I think we're going over to my sister's for Thanksgiving. Let us know how your great nephew is doing!
Holly, great that you are meeting new people from the charity group. You should watch This is Us you'd like it
I think the shootings will just get worse and worse, they are happening with greater frequency and I really don't see an end to that, it all feeds on itself.
Rainy and dreary here today. Have been food prepping. Will go to gym later.
Happy Thanksgiving! Hoping you are all celebrating with loved ones.
We actually celebrated yesterday because my sister and her family left today to join my second nephew at his college and will be gone until Sunday. So I've been busy with food prep, etc. Made spatchcocked turkey for the 4th year. Really like cooking it this way. Use frozen stock that I had previously made from last years turkey bones for the gravy and it was soooo good, very flavorful. Also secret ingredient is a little soy sauce for the umami.
Today I'm relaxing. Just went out for a little walk. Gym was opened for a few hours but too early for me.
Happy Thanksgiving from Sacramento, too! This morning we did the Turkey Trot—-for the Sac food bank—-29,300 people did it—-was so fun—ended up walking a total of 7 miles since we had to walk to the walk and back after! Lots of community spirit here so it was great—-lots of music along the way—-small bands, a brass holiday group, a string quartet, singing groups, etc. Even one jazz group. I came back and prepped the sweet potatoes for DD’s sweet potato dish she does (took some mashed out for me as I don’t like sweets added to my yams), made an apple pie, and got the mac n cheese in the crock pot. Now DD is doing pecan pie—-and I will do shrimp soon.
Today was a bit of shopping—not hard core. I bought a top, a sweater and a dress at JJill for 30% off everything. Love it all. Also bought a necklace made by an artist—love it—will be great with the sweater.
Tomorrow we head back—had fun playing cards tonight—-also took a nice walk this afternoon late with DGD17–went to the old park she and I always walked to when she was a toddler—even went by a house we always stopped and “petted” the lambs ear plants in the side yard—-and they are still there! We did the swings and slide and monkey bars! Love that she spent the whole day with us today. So did DGD13 but feeling a little like with DGD17 our days are numbered since she will be gone next year!
Wow, huge party for TG at your sister’s, JoAnne! Nice that you got yarn on sale.
Heading back home in the morni1ng after we go out to breakfast with DD and DSIL and maybe both girls—if they can crawl out of bed in time!
Home safely again—-went to breakfast with DD and DGS13–since then have reorganized the big stash of cat food in the laundry room cupboards, tried to clean my iron which is not steaming right (ugh, my expensive Eurosteam so am really bummed if it does not get better), and made a grocery list, and hung the new guest bedroom shower curtain and liner with new better shower c hooks. Looks so much nicer.
Am heading to the grocery store with a plan for this weeks dinners. Have to clean up my eating after pie and ice cream and other non essential foods I have eaten the past few days!
Brought home a bag of persimmons so will slice and dehydrate them—-they are really tasty but will have to dry some to extend their life!
Hoping to get back to the quilt panels.
Bought the cutest ever moosehead canvas painting with christmas balls hanging from the antlers and you can turn it on and the balls light up with led’s from behind—-it looks festive without being red and green which is perfect for my living room. Will put the tree there this year as well. This wall art nearly sold out at Kirkland’s—-only 7 left on the west coast and we stopped in Visalia on the way home to pick this one up—-they had 2 and saved one for me! I saw it in the PT office when I took DGD13 for PT on Wednesday—-she is having some back issues and is having to learn not to use her back muscles in her dance.
Planning to put out a few Christmas items today—-probably not the tree yet however. Thinking I will do that next weekend.
Holly, such good news about your BP!
Learned something about my history teacher from HS—he is the one who made me read Rise and Fall of the THird Reich when I was 16—had a profound effect on me for a lifetime! He was orphaned as a baby in NYC in 1911 and at age four was put on one of the orphan trains sent west for the pickings—-luckily a decent couple in Minnesota picked him up at the train station there and raised him in a loving environment—-so many US orphans were not that lucky and were treated like child slave labor on farms across America. Part of me wishes he had told his students his life story—-we would have appreciated our own circumstances so much more I think! His son was in my classroom for 12 years because of being such a small town. He was our basketball coach and pe teacher and history teacher! Parents had come from Ireland to NYC.
Jojo, that is a lot of people, was it a buffet style dinner?
Joan, yours was very active with the turkey trot Interesting about your history teacher, did he tell you his background?
Holly, what new knitting projects are you thinking of doing? Glad your BP is good!
I've been obsessed with football. Trying not to jinx anything, haha
I did not overdo it with food during the holiday. Have the cruise coming up in mind. I'm going to do the 2 week low carb/high protein diet soon. I'm about 9 lbs more than when I was in the last cruise!
Sue, I figured you’d be heading toward that food plan soon! Your standard precruise routine—-LOL!
I have stayed off the scale since back—-promised myself I would do that in order to avoid feeling low self esteem for my week in CA—-so will get my tracking back on, started yesterday, and my exercise starting today and give it a week before I panic—-I think I can correct any issues in that time just by not eating and junk.
Last night I made an old WW recipe for meatloaf that has a ton of fresh mushrooms in it—-I love it—-half turkey breast and half beef. Had half of a very small yam and a nice romaine salad—-think we will have leftovers tonight and have brocolli instead of potatoes. I bought groceries at four stores yesterday—-have some beets to roast today in the crockpot when back from the gym.
Gloomy today and breezy even tho this morning it is already 64 degrees—-the leaves are now coming down off the trees so the yard is covered with ash leaves! DH is happy he did not start doing leaves yesterday!
Off to breakfast and gym—-then back to lunch, laundry and some quilt drawing.