The photo above is of my oldest two grandboys, Bradley and Isaiah first thing in the morning and yes, they are still in their jammies. Isaiah LOVES his very patient chicken "Roostie" and was very excited to find chicken halters and leashes online. He bought a package and there were two sets in there so of course Mr. Whiskers had to have one put on him as well. Roostie seems to like going for walks with his, but Mr. Whiskers, not so much! LOL! These boys are always keeping us amused with their antics.
I did not post a Frugal Friday update for this past week but I did keep track of things and will include it as part of a two week update this coming weekend. We got busy over the weekend helping (well Jeff did) Chris with his shop build and I spent some lovely time visiting with the grandboys, Heather, Heather's SIL Amber and her two youngest boys. Sunday we ran into town to do some shopping and found some incredible deals! My freezer is again filled to the brim.
Monday and Tuesday found me exhausted and I just needed to "down time". We did run into town Tuesday night to pick up more garden seeds from the Dollar Tree and some grocery and HBA staples that we always try to have on hand. I found a great deal on canned veggies for .48 each, so I bought a flat of each of those to add to the pantry. I am really worried about the state of our economy and all the supply chain issues so I am trying my best to make sure that we have what we need. I am now the proud owner of many seeds that I can share with my kids and still have enough for two years at least. I plan on doubling my garden output this Spring, Summer and Fall and will add more container gardens to help facilitate this. I talked to Jeff about building me a small green house off to the side of the house that gets sun most of the day. I want to start seeds there this Spring to give them a good head start.
Speaking of gardens, my kale loving moose are back. Momma and her babies have been up eating the fallen apples at our neighbor's house. I am really glad I had our fence between them and I. I love watching them. They really are beautiful animals. They are welcome to eat the kale and even the Swiss chard that is now uncovered since the snow has melted in the garden beds. However, once Spring arrives, Jeff will be putting up a fence to keep them out of the side garden area. I really don't want them to eat all the Spring planting that I will be doing.
The Winter "Blahs" have started with me. It happens every year at this time. When Caesar was still alive he and I would go for walks to help me get rid of some of my depression and anxiety. I sure miss my huge shedding happy dog. He was my buddy and I loved him so much. Without him to motivate me, I have spent most of my days inside the house and have had way too much time to let my mind wander to places that I have not allowed myself to go to for a long time. Those places are scary, dark, and filled with memories that I really would rather not revisit ever. The nightmares came back, but I now have the tools needed to deal with them, as painful as they are. Maybe now is the time to deal with them once and for all and then be done with it. Something to ponder upon...
Covid-10 has once again found its way into our lives. Lauren tested positive for it after coming back from Ohio and her uncle's funeral. More members of her family also have tested positive and Josh is pretty sure that he has it too. Lauren, Tate and Josh are now home in isolation with Lauren thankfully being able to work from home. Tate seems fine so far and for that I am very thankful. Lauren and Josh's symptoms are very mild and they both have been vaxed and boosted. On a side note, they met someone at the funeral who knows my Uncle Gary, who also lives in that area. They remember him as a police officer and also the owner of the ACE hardware store that he and my Uncle Ronnie and Aunt Susie bought and ran for years. Small world. Please keep them all in our prayers.
I suppose I should get going. I have a bed to make and laundry to fold. There is a list a mile long to get done and I have very little energy to do so. I may take a page out of my youngest grandson Tate's book and take a nap. Or...I may take a page out of my grandson Steven's book and make something sweet to eat, complete with lots of sprinkles on top! This could get interesting.
Be blessed my friends!