See Midgy above, please don't be like her just laying around and not doing anything to prepare for the inevitable harder times that are coming our way. We all know that our world is going nuts at the moment with the horrible war being waged by Russia against the Ukranian people. My heart breaks for the innocent people who are being hurt, killed and terrorized by the madman Putin. We also still have the supply chain issues and the truckers protests here in the USA. In case I have not said it before, I support the truckers. Have you seen what the trucks looked like in Canada when the truckers there were finally able to get their trucks back from impound yards? The windows had been rolled down so that the snow could get in and some of the truckers had money stolen from their trucks. All I could think of is what is wrong with people to be so petty as to do something so childish and hurtful. So here we are with an unstable world, rapidly rising prices, and still, we have people in our lives who don't see the big picture and are not stocking up as a hedge against inflation and to make sure that they have food on hand to feed their family for at least three weeks without having to go to the stores, let alone long term food storage. We all face financial setbacks in our lives due to illnesses, a huge unexpected bill, etc., even in the best of times. Having lived through times when we faced having very little food on hand, I now make sure that I always have enough to get us through for a couple of months at least. It is an insurance policy against bad times. Now onto my week...
~Jeff built a case to go around a fluorescent light at work to help block the light from going into the office behind him. His co-worker suffers from bad migraines and the fluorescent lights bring them on. He did such a good job on it and I really hope it helps his co-worker.
~Sunday we had to go to Walmart to pick up 2 of my prescriptions. While there we found some great clearance deals on clothing. I got a shirt and 2 pajama gowns for $1 each and Jeff found a pair of fleece lined jeans at regular price, but given that they rarely have his size in those, we picked them up.
~We spent Sunday afternoon at Jaysn and Rachel's so that Jeff and Jaysn could finish up the baseboard trim in their house. Steven and I worked on puzzles and spent lots of time cuddling. 💓 Jaysn came back home with us and picked up our truck to use since Rachel's car is having engine trouble. Hopefully they can get it fixed for not too big a price instead of having to replace the car.
~Dinner that night was a cheese pizza from the freezer that I added chicken and some more cheese too. Really good!
Monday: (major fibro flare day...yuck)
~I had a lovely catch up chat with my cousin Jeremy over the phone. We have all missed him so much since he moved back to Oregon.
~Jeff had leftovers for dinner and I had a veggie burger.
~We watched "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" that I had borrowed from the library.
~It got super cold Monday night into Tuesday morning so I threw an extra blanket on the bed. Wind chills were forecasted to bring the wind chill down to -20F!😨
~Jeff and I headed down to the valley to Home Depot to get a new circuit breaker for one of our outlets. No luck, they did not have what we needed. We went to two thrift stores, nothing we needed. So no money spent at those stores.
~Winco's prices have gone way up and so has the Grocery Outlet! The only deal we found was buying some Italian Seasoning in the bulk section. It only cost me .17 that way. Bananas are up .20 more per pound that the regular price had been.
~Dollar Tree down in Clarkston had my pesto in stock so I bought all 7 that they had. They were $1.25 each, but that is still a great deal! No snack crackers to be found at that store either...so the search continued!
~We stopped at Dutch Brothers for a coffee (a real treat for us) and saw our youngest niece working there. It had been years since we had seen her due to unfortunate and totally uncalled for family drama that hurt us all. It was so good to see her and make sure that she knows we love her and are so proud of her.
~On the way home, we stopped at a grocery store in Pullman and scored on the clearance area. We found the huge containers of the cheese puffs (bought 2 of those and I will use the containers to store rice and pasta in later), family sized boxes of Corn Chex (got 3) and then found snack crackers in the Dollar spot area for $1.25 a box. Jeff noticed that the box was smaller than before but it still beat the $5 price on the store's own house brand.
~I made 2 loaves of homemade sandwich bread.
~All the living room blankets were washed. It has been really cold so we have been using them constantly. Unfortunately, one of our felines decided that throwing up on one of them would be a good idea. I decided to just go ahead and wash all of them and get some of the cat hair off them.
~My Berkey filters finally came in to the post office so I called and had them put them in a lock box so Jeff can pick them up on his way home from work.
~Dinner was chicken pineapple and teriyaki meatballs with a homemade sauce over rice.
~Jeff took leftovers for lunch.
~I met Heather, Bradley and Isaiah in town to do some stocking up. We had coffee at Starbucks before doing the shopping. It was so nice to have Isaiah be my helper both bagging up my groceries and loading them up in my car. I am a very blessed Grammie!
~I took cash out of the Credit Union from our savings. I am worried about the possibility of cyberattacks messing with our
~I spent the day at home getting a few projects done around here.
~I made a nice dinner in the crockpot of kielbasa sausage cut into coin sized pieces, potatoes, onions and cabbage cooked in chicken broth. I served this over the leftover rice. I also made cornbread to serve with it. It was so good!
I want to wrap this up urging everyone reading this to please please continue to pray for the people of Ukraine and the brave people in Russia who are standing up to Putin and protesting what he is doing. I cannot even imagine what they are all going through. Be blessed my sweet friends and keep on stocking up.