Middle of the week

This week has gone by quickly.

Yesterday, we spent  3 hours looking at small ultra light rvs.  We liked the Coleman again as we did last year. And we liked 2 others. Then we came home and talked about them.  WE weren’t sure about the Coleman for a few reasons and we both seemed undecided.  It’s a big decision so I guess were hesitant.  We’ve had our Coleman tent trailer 17 years and I guess we’ve always liked the space that the pop outs give you. But I really want a bathroom in the trailer. We do BTW, have a porta potty so you know…. Anyway, then we started looking at the hybrids that the sleeping area pops out like a tent trailer but the living space is huge. So, it’s more than I thought we’d spend but since this is the last trailer we I’ll get, I want to be sure we love it.  Plus, the Santa Fe can only tow up to 5000lbs. So, we’ll keep processing.

Yesterday I had another eye check up with my regular eye doctor. He took another scan and the macular pucker was still the same. So, for now, I will just continue to monitor it.

I made this amazing beet raspberry soap. IMG_0821  It’s a recipe from the New Vegetarian Epicure by Anna Thomas. It’s a cold soup and is only a few ingredients including a pint of raspberries. I grew up on Borscht and love it so this is a cold Borscht soup. Basically, cook the beets ( I used one bunch from the farmers market) till tender @ 45 minutes, then in a blender add the onion 1/4 of red, lemon juice 2 tbsp or so, then the cooled beets and a pint of raspberries. She said strain then and serve but I didn’t strain and it was fine. A dollop of sour cream and yum.

To have with this, I made a wild rice salad with green onions from the garden, a few small chunks of cheddar and it seems some thing else but I can’t remember.

Tonight, the family is going to see the Batman movie (an oldie) at the theatre so I’m just putting together some sandwiches. Veggie bacon tomato and avocado. I made some regular bacon for the meat eaters.  I’m sticking with the Morningstar strips.

I’ve been watching Janet King on Amazon prime. It’s quite excellent if you’re looking for a new series to watch.

I went out to the barn and worked on the new shelf area.  I got rid of enough Life magazines to empty  1/2 bin. Hurray, it’s getting there. I also put a few things of my sons in a bin since when he’s in SF he won’t need them. Then, I’m going to have a huge load to go to the thrift store.  Books to the SPCA bookstore, and just stuff to Goodwill.

We also dropped off 6 boxes of food for the food bank over in our little town of Applegate. It serves a wide area and isn’t the Salvation Army food bank. They never bring Jesus into the picture and as an atheist, I appreciate that. But they do good work for those that need food. I appreciate that they provide this service for anyone who needs it. So for me, religion doesn’t come into the picture.

Tomorrow is a gym day and ??

 

Tuesday incidentals.

 

 

So, the update on Target from Sunday. I spent sway too much, but I am going to make a call and say it was my birthday stuff. I have budgeted $100 for birthday, but wasn’t going to use it . But then, I saw a knife I really needed, and some kitchen shears…. So the only real household item was the shoe cubby for my sons room as I’m sick of his shoes everywhere. So that ended up $35, plus I got 2 bins that go into it. Those were $11. So right around $50. I’ll put that in household and try and get by for the month on another $100. Household always adds up here.

Yesterday, was gas in my van for $15.

Today, I’m off  to work and will be a no spend day. Hurray!We had glorious rain yesterday. Kinda weird for California in September, but so welcome. And it was really warm too.

Yesterday started my week 14 walking. Being on a steroid is hard on muscles, you lose muscle mass on dex and I can feel some leg weakness, but I’m determined to keep going.

Well, I’m off to drop food at the food bank, 4 boxes, and then to the library.

Food bank drop off and other miscellaneous things!

So, this week we dropped off 10 boxes of food to our local Applegate food bank that is run by a church. It’s right across the street from the library so it’s very convenient . B has lots of food samples that don’t always get used. He can only take so much to different stores. So this is a way to help our community get many organic, gluten free, and other stuff that many of these people would ever get because they’re expensive.  I’m glad we can do our little part.

I’ve finished labeling the bins in the laundry room. So that part is done.

I sold the 3 Navajo rugs on Ebay. Not for a lot but one did sell for $47, so I felt good about that. three more things gone. I’m going to put the few Easter things I have in another small bin, then I’ll put that out there too. As I said, I’m getting rid of the armoire and I’m going to look around and see if there’s any other furniture items. We don’t have that much in the way of furniture but I’ll look and see if something else can make room. I’m totally into space and eliminating extra stuff.

Next week I’m going to get started on photos and redoing albums. This seems like a big job.

All the monthly bills are done, except the very end of the month, which is the water and Verizon.

Dinner is either pizza or whatever because for some reason after I got home from the library at 2 pm , I got a terrific headache,and still have it. …they maybe on their own for food.