Bavarian Pizza and Shopping Excursion

George’s Bavarian Pizza
Kielbasa and German Smoked Sausage

Saturday night George fixed an excellent German meal for us. Despite losing Roger, he continued on with his plans for this excellent meal.

The pizza was pumpernickel bread, pizza sauce, Swiss cheese, and thinly sliced kielbasa or sausage on top. It was really good. Lots of starches in this meal. I did not eat breakfast Sunday morning as it was still with me! lol I had one of my hydrate drinks instead.

S H O P P I N G E X C U R S I O N

Some of you wanted to see what I bought when I went shopping. I actually took *some* video in the dressing room after I put on each top for a vlog later on but I’ll likely have to do voiceovers instead of the audio b/c the music was so loud. I think the music is supposed to make you buy more but it was ruining my video time, lol! So I began just giving a thumbs up and thumbs down. Likely it will be Christmas time before it comes out b/c you know how behind I am.

So here is the shopping excursion. I had prayed before I went. I often do that now. I don’t want to spend too much, I want to buy what I need and will use. I want to find bargains. I want to find clothes that will last. My summer clothes had dwindled down. And some of my tops are too small now. But I did lose 9 lbs apparently from my LAST doc visit so it seems I’m going in the right direction despite all we have eaten. But we had really gained a lot during COVID. Maybe we have been so busy and on the move lately that we’ve kept some of the weight off. Moving helps with that. lol

Liz Claiborne White Skinny Capris but Stretchy! And a Green Top.

I was so happy to find this green top. When do you ever see this color? I loved the texture. It was lightweight. And I’ll have to iron it. I think it was completely rayon or something like that. But I have other linen tops I wear from time to time and don’t mind the ironing. I watch YouTube shows now while ironing, LOL!

I love stripes! And I bought a couple of striped shirts. I also found some cropped jeans. They were not capris but are very summer like and cute with the cuff at the bottom.

Bought a couple of flowery designed tops. I will also have to iron this one too, it’s rayon. But very lightweight for July and Aug months. All of these are work worthy and casual too and can wear to church so it fits nearly every occasion. And LOOK AT THOSE PRICES. You can do a clothing spree at places like Ross, TJ Max and Penny’s when prices are this good.

Flamingo Shirt

Look at this Flamingo Shirt! I absolutely loved it. I wore this to church yesterday with the white pants. It was so comfy and cute. Guess what! It was $6.99!

This one reminded me of the Pioneer Woman. The whole thing was cute. The back has pleats in it too if I remember correctly and the details n the sleeves were cutely made.

Well this little fringy thing is actually a kimono of sorts. I had the whole family trying to figure out what you call it. Cardigan, cloak, moo moo, duster…..lol. Everyone was throwing their ideas in the ring. But I’m not sure any of these are the word I was looking for. It’s open in the front and you wear over another blouse. Anyway, I’ll have to dry clean this b/c of the fringe, but I have another one too and I keep the home drying kits on hand. That way I’ll just wear these with a week or two of each other and dry clean them. Of course I think you can do a couple or three wearings of these as they are only overlays and not against your skin. Whew that was a brain workout this morning but I think we’ll call it a kimono. lol. Now I’ll be staring into the closet trying to figure if it’s black or blue on my striped tops and this kimono, but I think this kimono is blue.

And a cute little black floral top that I’m wearing today with some black pants. This one is polyester blend and these last forever. This one is very summery with short but flowy double layered sleeves. Covers the arm flab on top but tapers to almost no sleeve underneath but still very airy. LOL A unique top to me actually. I’ll have to wear my wool cape though at work lol, it’ll freeze me out wearing short sleeves in the office. I will try to remember to take my black sweater today. But I’ve discovered if I keep both my heater on one side and the fan on the other – it makes it quite comfy in my office. It seems like now it shuts off more so it goes from hot to cold to hot to cold and if I have both on it makes it consistent like it used to be before they hooked up this snazzy system that doesn’t work as well that everyone complained about. But I keep my wool cape there always in case I need it.

I bought two pair of black pants. Two sizes but both fit. One was just a little looser. But look at that. Wherever it used to be – it was $68. Now $14.99. Of course we all know these regular prices are usually not there for the long haul as companies run specials at 30% off and such. But one could typically pay $40 for these out somewhere when they are new in their shelf life. I pay thirties usually or twenties if I’m lucky at Belk. But on this day I chose to do the sale shopping first. So when I got to Belk I really did not buy anything. They had good sales, but maybe not this good. That is a good lesson. Always do Belk last. lol. I was hoping for another short jean capri but didn’t find. That’s ok. I might try to find the favorite kind I have now online somewhere as I know it fits. But I’ll give it a few weeks since I just did this spree. My car payment ends soon but we have flooring to pay for in it’s place for a while doing the 24 months same as cash.

C H U R C H / S U N D A Y

We went to church Sunday and all went well. There IS instrumental music – very lightly – before church starts but not during the worship service. I was surprised Mom went back after last week. There was no mention of church until Friday night when Mom asked if we were going. I told her we were planning on going. I wasn’t sure she would go or stay home and do her on line thing. She DID tell me yesterday she liked their preaching. And I think maybe she is ok with the Sunday school class. We have had some really good discussions in there. It’s really meant a lot to me these last few weeks to go to that class. It’s so good to be with and discuss issues of today’s time and it lifts us all up and also makes us think and ponder. It’s just really a good thing. I would hate to break away from that if Mom chooses another church. But I will keep my promise to take her where she wants (even if it is to drop her off and pick her up).

After church we went by Mom’s house. Her villa is on the left side. There was this truck there – huge truck – and a man and woman digging up stuff out of the dumpster. I took a pic of the materials laying about and also their truck and them, in case any materials were missing. They probably shouldn’t have been there. But I personally don’t have any problem with someone getting things out of a dumpster if they can use it. The man said they were throwing away perfectly good materials. I chose not to call the police but took a pic of materials, the truck and even the people. I called Good All and told them and also told Mom’s realtor.

In the afternoon I did MANY loads of laundry, cleaned on the kitchen some, changed George’s sheets, picked up and washed Roger’s blankets and watched a huge rain storm come in. I was so thankful for the rain and not having to water the flowers yesterday as it was a scorcher of a day. Very hot and humid.

And I started moving things around – emptying china cabinet and moving things we don’t use into the sunroom so it won’t be so much to move at the last minute. We are awaiting the call to see when they can do the flooring. I told George NOT THIS WEEK now, b/c they have waited to give me the transport side of the numbers to try to close month end (still don’t have them yet) and I am left to scramble this week to get that done and won’t be able to take off. Matter of fact, may have to work Saturday since I won’t get to work on it much until Thurs/Fri now that the data is coming so late. But still there is a LOT TO MOVE. So we’ll see what happens.

This morning Mom has a doc appt at 8:00 so gotta hurry and get out the door for that.

My focus for the week is to: 1) Get quarter end finished – working on unemployment returns for Transport side of the business and 2) Getting things moved into the sunroom. 3) Working on my photos/files for setting up for future videos and doing my photo storage to keep.

And I gotta go get ready!

Meanwhile in Texas, Little Roo outgrew his car seat and got another! He looks like the King of Breckenridge here in the new one, LOL LOL. I notice it has a place for his sippy cup!

Did you have a good weekend? I was thankful for mine even though it was busy.

What all did you do and what is YOUR focus for the week?

Poop Saves the Day, Buying Casual Clothes during Pandemic, and My To Do List

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I’ve kept calling this a roller coaster ride. I knew it would be. Life is like that. Forrest got it wrong. It’s not a box of chocolates. But I have good news and I don’t know what to say but just to say it outright. Maisy POOPED! Well, maybe life IS like a box of chocolates!

Since “THE MOMENT” she has been a bit more perky, walked more, felt like moving around, jumped on the sofa by herself. She has had more of an appetite. She has eaten more. We bought two rotisserie chickens – one for the dogs and one for us. They were 2 for $10. It will last a few days for them I think and likely this is even cheaper than the Fresh Pet. Roger doesn’t even want fresh pet anymore either, much like Maisy. I’m wondering if we had a tainted batch or if there is just such preservative or something in them that is impacting them. So I’m not buying any more of it. I have a feeling these two will be eating steak and chicken – sometimes from a can. That is way too salty but we’ll probably be keeping Kroger’s in business with rotisserie chickens.

So yeah, a turnaround. Also the meds are almost all finished except for the liver pill. We are cancelling tomorrow’s vet appointment as she is not “suffering” now. The simple act of a POOP can literally spare one’s life. That made all the difference. I think the perkiness is coming back because the meds are ceasing. However, she has yet to bark and the cough she had has ceased which is a good thing. When she barks and stands on her hind legs again, we’ll know she is a LOT better.

So for now, we are happy that we have her for a bit longer. Let’s hope she keeps up the eating and the poopin’ and that is her sustenance. My spirits are lifted. I rested a lot yesterday despite laundry, kitchen cleaning, refitting the bed with fresh sheets, and shopping online. I played a lot on that game, just dreading the inevitable.

When I took my shower yesterday and went to get dressed, I wanted to wear sweats and a warm but comfy tunic of some sort – all in the laundry which I was in the middle of doing. We are just home so much now I’m needing more clothes for “home”. All of my pants are cropped for summer wear around the house. I guess I’ve always just stayed in jammies until I shower and we go out somewhere – but now I’m wanting to hang in the day time with sweats and a long comfy shirt. I couldn’t find anything in my closet to meet the criteria. We had a couple of places where some $$ came our way recently so I decided “what the heck” – order something for once to wear around the house. Here’s what I ended up with.

Who doesn’t need some GOOD VIBES?

I debated about “was I getting too much grey?” And decided “yeah I probably was”. I went back to change colors and ended up with the grey again. I just liked the grey better. It goes good with jeans or black legging/gym pants, or the grey sweats I ordered. And it matches my persona which is mostly just boring and working on to do items, or pondering some mission, or using up my energy with grey matter. It’s the color of rain. It blends in. How perfect. And the 2nd two on a cold day with my dress pants I could likely add a necklace and call it work clothes too. Other colors would have certainly spelled out “sweatshirt”. So I went with my first pick in the colors. Now to see if they fit.

I’m hoping these work ok in size. I will disappointed if they do not. But they seem perfect for the house and to grocery shop in. I normally didn’t wear sweats to the store or gym pants – but guess what, I do now!

Yesterday I decided I was not going to dress up much for the world anymore. I mean I don’t really have a job that I see people anymore but those around me. I’ll honor our dress code, but I have already been changing my wardrobe this past year. So this is not a new thing. I have starting ordering more casual and picking out things to wear that are more casual. Those dressier items – unless they are uber comfy – they are going into the office closet where I keep my off season clothes. I don’t want to completely strip of them. You never know when you might need them. Of course in the COVID world – we can’t even go to a funeral without a huge risk.

Speaking of risks. We have a party we are invited to next Saturday. I’m not sure we should go. I’m not even sure what the rules are for parties. I’ve not heard that it is cancelled. And it makes me sad to think of it, but I’m wondering if we should go. We have really been laying low other than groceries since about Thanksgiving – maybe even a week or two before that. I had hoped the virus would be less cases by now but the numbers of someone having the virus at a gathering is a much higher percent than it ever was. This makes me sad. I’m so ready to see people. I heard there was a no gathering rule of 8 or more but not sure whether it was Nashville proper, or Nashville’s county (Davidson) or a Tennessee rule itself. I wasn’t paying much attention. But we’ll have to decide that in the next week and how much risk we are willing to take. And the decision may come for us if the host cancels. These things just make me sad b/c I’m ready to see people and enjoy the holiday festivities. But so many events have become virtual or none at all. We certainly don’t want the virus for Christmas and we want to be able to go see our newborn grandson in January or sooner if he comes early.

We’ve all slept good even though we had a overnight outing to “do pp business” with Roger and Maisy, we were able to sleep in this morning. And so far this morning I’ve used up my games energy and have probably just finished up Christmas online.

So today’s agenda?

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I need to go to the dollar tree or the dollar store and get some more Christmas cards. I was sure I had enough and was trying to be frugal, but I’m about five short. What happened to sending a few? lol I worked on them yesterday and realized I’m running out. So I’ll dash out for that.

I need to sort through all the Amazon boxes and start the wrapping process. We need to prep a shipment to Katy and Cody. I can pick out my new Audio book as the month has turned again. That one is not urgent as I have plenty.

I need to change my autoship in the system I use to include Strawberry shake. I was trying not to order more shakes til I finished the canisters but I have an aversion to the canister shakes now. I think too much air gets in them and tarnishes the flavor over time. I’ve held on to the ones that have not expired to soothe my guilt. I bought every flavor when it came out and just didn’t finish them fast enough. I will not ever do that again. But back then I was making some money off the business and getting a lot of product free. But I miss my strawberry flavor so I’ll add that into the next auto ship.

And if I get through with all that or get tired of wrapping, lol, I will take some pics of the Christmas decor. I’ve not done that yet. I also need to video a segment of it. I think I’ll wait til closer til Christmas. But I could also work on the next video some since I’m ready to do that. And we will see where that leads.

My mood is so much better today with Maisy’s turn around. Her ability to poop had become crucial. So let’s hope her digestive system continues to work. Thank you for your prayers and comments everyone. I could feel your support. I knew you could feel my sadness and hurt. That means so much to know that people connect even through web pages. To be honest I could feel people’s support that never even said a word. I appreciate those “thoughts” too.

So off be with the day and it will fun to see what all I get done. Right now, I’m gonna go eat! I’m on the 3rd cup of coffee but it’s kindof a little cup so that is ok. 😉

What are you doing today?