Good day all, cold here. Sue, did you get the snow? At least it is sunny here. Will take. The John Deere out just to run it so the gasoline in it won’t mess up the fuel line. Holy , have you had snow this weekend? My sister said they are predicting it for her area.
Joan - not sure about the ins. For medical through the car but unless it is serious probably won’t use it.
Yesterday while the kids were here we had the smoked salmon that myDDIL’s parents sent us. I made Mac and cheese and fresh green beans to go with it. Was so good.
I am up to 124 again. Wish I could exercise.
Knitting is going better but is so much slower than crocheting. I could have made 10 pair of crocheted socks for the one knitted sock that I have not finished.
Just odds and ends. I finished a blanket that I made to give to church and am getting ready to start a cowl. They’re collecting blankets and coats for those who need it in the county. Nothing much happening for New Year’s. It has been a difficult year on the medical front, but thankfully the blood pressure and teeth issues are resolved.
JoJo, have you heard of Tunisian Crochet? It uses techniques from both knitting and crocheting and you use a long crochet hook. I’m so sorry that things didn’t go well with DGS.
Been so busy! Dinner at my sister's on Christmas day was nice and low key, and no family drama
The next night I took my nephews out to dinner at a new restaurant by my house that I have been wanting to go to. It was pretty good, it is still their soft opening phase. Good bonding time with all my nephews.
Then the night after that an ex colleague who is now working in NYC visited us and spent the night. Went to a byob by our house that we hadn't been to in awhile, it was good.
Joan, I'm so glad you had such a great time with family and that DGS was sober and DGD17 in good spirits! Yellow fever is big deal for countries you are entering into coming from a country that has it. So leaving Brazil and going to South Africa, they want to make sure we don't bring it into their country. I think I read the Alienist a long time ago.
Holly, hope you had a relaxing short break.
Jojo, sorry about DGS22 situation...I'm still wrapping my head around my oldest nephew's "man bun". I hope your DGS matures soon! How is your rib feeling?
We didn't really get too much snow at all.
So ended up getting 2 packages of prescriptions, the original package, and the second one they sent to replace the first. Now I'm set for 6 months.
The problem today was I was supposed to get my watch that I had taken to the jewelers for new battery delivered yesterda or today. I called to check on status and then was told they can't find my watch!!!! Big miscommunication, finally found it in a secret safe and they are fedexing it to me for Wed morning, before I leave on my trip!
I made 3 loaves of banana bread today to clear out some freezer space—had 10 frozen overripe bananas. Now working on prepping the green beans for tonight. Will steam them with onions and bacon chunks. Thawing halibut and will lay out the steaks soon to get to room temp—-they are coming at 6—just want everything ready to grill and saute an steam last minute.
WE will just play cards like usual.
It is so warm and balmy here today—-ate lunch on the patio and DH cleaned it all up so we oiled be out there tonight—we have a gas heater so will turn that on and have the fire pit on and maybe even eat out there—-crazy weather! My roses are still blooming. My lantana has not even browned—is still green. I have no covers on anything.
DD will be back tomorrow—-will be glad—-I don’t think I like taking the dog during the day—-he just will not lie down—-stands and stares at me and waits with baited breath for me to drop something he can eat—-sort of just wears me out! wish he would hang out with DH more!
Very strange not to be in Sacramento for NYEve—-havne’t been here for several years now.
No partying here for New Yrs, Eve. Quiet except for fireworks heard everywhere. DS brought kids and all worked on the large fallen branches. Did a ton but more still to do. He brought a saw which helped. Afterward I made chicken and rice for all. DDIL was here too.
It is cloudy grey and pretty cool here today—59–feels cold without our usual sun. No wind tho.
Did Pilates and yoga and am meeting WW BF for lunch—she turned 77 yesterday! I sent her a gift card to our lunch place and told her it was for us so we would get back to our monthly lunches. It’s Hard now with her not going to the gym and us not going to WW—we sort of had built in contact before. Don’t know why but she won’t come to the gym anymore but she always loved it before.
Last night I went to bed at 8:30–managed to stay up till midnight NYEve and then I really crashed last night—I am such a whimp any more on staying up.
Wondering JoAnne about your injury.
DS from SLCity and his SO are home and I still have not bought them a gift and really need to get on with it.
Sue, you are leaving today or tomorrow aren’t you?