Every Day

A Little of This and A Little of That

 Yesterday was such a tiring day! I have to keep reminding myself that I am “not as young as I used to be”. I have a birthday coming up soon and I will be “very old”.  Time flies when you are having a great time!

My day started at 6AM yesterday. I was out the door at 9:10AM and didn’t get home until about 2:30PM. I had to drive to another town and get routine medical tests done at two different medical places. Then I had to go to another place for blood work.

By the time I got done with all of that, I still had to go to the bank for the next few months grocery money, spending money, and to cash some checks. I had plans to do some shopping while I was down there but it was too crowded, traffic was crazy, and I was beat. 

However, on the way home, I did stop at my produce store and got some much needed romaine lettuce and a couple of tomatoes. The romaine was local and had just been brought to the store. The head was huge but wet and dirty.

So as tired as I was when I got home, I washed every bit of it, put it all through the salad spinner and laid it on clean kitchen towels to dry. I had 4 huge towels worth. After a few hours, I turned the leaves all over to let the other side dry.

Now it resides in our lettuce keeper, so that I can make some delicious salads.

The very large head of romaine was only $1.49 lb. Since my son and his family have only one car at the moment, he has not been out here since he picked up West. He usually brings us tomatoes. So I was out and in need. These beautiful ones pictured at the top were only also only $ 1.49 a lb.

Then I had to read our meters and submit the readings to the power company so that they don’t send us an estimated bill which I hate. It looks like we should have a rather low bill this month. That would be nice for a change.

Then it was time to make dinner. I had thawed some turkey cutlets because this is what I made:

I made enough for two nights so that I won’t have to do anything but heat it up tonight.

It tasted so good but I was so tired. Hubby did the dishes and I went to bed and slept until 6AM this morning.

I have to learn to pace myself a little bit. But that is very hard for me. I am a multi tasker and I love to just keep doing and moving. Many people over the years have told me that I outpace most of the younger people that they know. So for me to have to slow down just annoys me to no end. It’s not going to happen!

10 replies on “A Little of This and A Little of That”

We've gotten some really dirty lettuce as well. I do something similar, and salad spin it, then store it in a 9×13 (lidded) lined with a paper towel. It works well. I also mix cabbage into our salads, to give a little bit more crunch, and as a bonus, very inexpensive.

Our tomatoes continue to produce, which is awesome! We are finally getting good production out of our larger sized. We've had plenty of cherry tomatoes all season & will 4x our planting of the small kind next year.

Hi HP,

Thanks for the tip on putting the cabbage in the salad. I love that veggie. I am happy that your garden produced so well for you. Yeah on next year's plan.

Hi AD, this is Chris. Your day sounds tiring to me. I would have gone to bed early also. Our BLT's last night were just delicious. Our older granddaughter is going to have a sleep over here tonight. When I went to get groceries at Kroger today, I picked up a couple of the pizzas you can bake at home to have for supper with salad. I have not bought them before, but thought they would be fun to try. Hubby is going to take her to get donuts for breakfast in the morning. A little spoiling doesn't hurt. šŸ˜‰ Oh and the Kroger ad didn't really have a lot I needed this week, so just the usual milk, bread, produce and stuff like that.

Our son brought over his new puppy last night for supper also, and he was cute. Son is trying to train him and had him on a leash most of the time. The puppy was well behaved, but chews on things, like puppies do. Son had toys for him to chew on. Some of our little neighborhood kids were out and also excited to meet him. Does your soul good to see the little puppy running around with a group of 4-6 year olds. And our daughter social distanced with the baby outside so the parents could see her. It was a sweet evening.

Hi Chris,

Good luck on your granddaughter coming for a sleepover. I hope you all have so much fun! Lots of spoiling doesn't hurt! I spoil mine rotten and love every minute of it!

I saw the pics of the pup that you sent. So cute he is.

I am glad that you had a good evening last night. Family is the best!

I could accomplish so much when young, more than most people. I am appalled that I am so limited, not just in physicality, but in energy. It is a bitter pill to swallow.

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