Saturday, January 6, 2018

More in the life of everyday

So, this is an update. I have already spent $94.83 on groceries, I have $168 left for the month, see if I run over or make it! I spent the majority for 2 main meals, but I will have at least 4 days worth of meals. I found a website and the 2 recipes that I spent the $34 on are for chicken enchilada chili and pasta salad using ravioli 4 cheese, this will be my lunch for a few days. The website is chelseasmessyapron,com, she has some really interesting and easy recipes!
Update on my left leg and back, I plan on getting a shot in my back on the 17th of this month. I also intend to get another opinion of my back and if there is a remote possibility of help for it. Something beyond PT. My leg feels like shin splints 24/7, the pain is enormous! I feel like crying most days and just suck it up! Having the puppy is hard, as I can't keep up with her and she needs to be on a leash now, it's hard most days! Blessings!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

New Year, New Look

So, the new year is here and I'm hoping to be better in keeping this blog updated. So wish me luck. I intend to set some goals and please keep me accountable!
1. For the next 30 days to keep a ledger of what I spent on groceries, so that I can budget better the rest of the year! So, I gave myself a $250.00 allowance for January to spend on groceries. I need to realize that toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies are not in that budget, as I have for years clumped everything together. So this is a lesson in separating my budget.
2. Resting better, I sleep like crap! I have for many years and I think that is part of my weight problem. So this is the year to get more than 5-6 hours a night!
3. See another back doctor for a second opinion on my back and how to help it!
4. Dote on Gordon more than before, the kids say he's spoiled, but that is my doing and I plan to spoil him more, he's 71 and time is precious!
5. Join a girls Bible study! Hopefully I will find one soon!
So there's a few goals and that's not all, but it's a good start!
I hope to do something very special for someone, just waiting on the Lord for guidance! 
Lady at 12 weeks! She's a fun puppy, getting into trouble and licking us a lot! Puppy kisses are the best!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Puppy Love

We got a new puppy! We are smitten with her, her name is Lady! She is a German Wirehair! Bird dog! She is almost 8 weeks! Small for now, but now forever! So enjoy the photos!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

 I hope that all of you enjoy a day with family and friends during this weekend! We celebrate on Saturday as the guys hunt on Thanksgiving and they are pretty tired to celebrate much with family! So, we just changed the day! Kurt brought 4 pies from Bakers Square and I' m doing the rest! It's easy peazy! Turkey, stuffing or dressing, jello salad, potatoes, bakery rolls, and of course, gravy!
So, here's to enjoying the day! Being so thankful for family, our country, men and women who serve  our country in some sort of service(police, service men, firemen, and EMT's, this includes women). Thankful to God for living in this country! Blessings!!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Annual Craft show, year 14 for me

I figured out the other day that I have been making and selling my Mom's fudge for 14 years. No wonder after pan number 6, I'm all in, but there's more to do!! :) Anywho, I went yesterday and as always had a great time! The other vendors are so remarkably wonderful and fun to see again! Although, I live in the same area, some of these wonderful ladies I just don't see. So here are some of the pictures from yesterday, Enjoy!
Joni's items , so cute!!
Deb's ponchos! Quite a selection!!
Mom's fudge samples that I made, of course!
New vendor with mineral makeup line, fun to watch         the ladies get all beautified! And bath bombs!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

week of alone time

So, Gordon is gone for the week with Kurt out west mule deer hunting in Montana! They had really crappy roads driving out there yesterday and better today, but still a long trip! So, I hung around the twin cities area where Kurt lives waiting for the twins to get home from school, so we could go to the local Starbucks for coffee. I had 2 hours to kill before they got home, so I found a mall and Panera Bread to have lunch! I also found a Kirkland store which I hadn't been in one for about 15 years since the one in Eau Claire went out of the that mall. So I spent a few dollars there and found my way back to the house in time for the twins and I to go off! We also got a few extra coffees for Shea and Kora as they weren't home yet when I got there. I said hello to them and said I need to go before the roads get icky with the snow. So, I went home a different way and it was a great road to go home on! I would totally use it again! This shutter was at Kirklands, great gift idea, Starbucks coffee and lunch meal at Panera on the bottom, squash soup and grilled cheese.

Monday, October 30, 2017

end of October

Here it is an end of another month, one closer to winter, ugh!!! I have been busy working, cleaning, shredding lots of paper, crafting over at Erika's. Here's a few things I have done!

More in the life of everyday

So, this is an update. I have already spent $94.83 on groceries, I have $168 left for the month, see if I run over or make it! I spent the m...