Friday, August 31, 2012

What happened to Thursday?

Thursday I went to the temple and didn't have time to write.

Today I woke up at 7 AM when Rosko spoke cherry greetings to the world. I was in the middle of a dream and woke up groggy. I was tired from not getting enough sleep but I had to get up and go lead the exercises at the senior center. When I came back, I went back to bed and sleep until lunch. After lunch, I went back to bed and read and snoozed some more, so my day was pretty much spent in the bed.

This week-end is Labor Day week-end so I won't have to lead the exercises Monday.

I don't like indexing. I'm going to give it one more try before I give up on it.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Usual Wednesday

Not really "usual" Wednesday, I just lead the exercises and then came home. Frank had a Dr appointment in H'ville at 11:00 AM. He had asked me to check on the old Honda the night before and I found that the battery was dead! I had just driven it the week before. There was some switch that broke and let the lights bleed the battery dead. We drove up in my car and after the Dr, went to the Honda dealership and bought the part and Frank put it in today while I was at Janet's. I guess we will use the car until the air conditioner dies. The hood is really getting a rusty look now. No telling how much longer we'll be driving it. It's got 240,000 miles or more on it. It's a 1990 model.

Monday, August 27, 2012


That's right, I did the usual Monday things. Frank wanted some gluten-free cereal with fiber but there was none. I got some milled golden flaxseed and some Ruffels and come corn chips. I got some Quinoa rotelli for the next time we want some pasta. Walmart has a small selection of gluten-free products. I talked to a woman whose daughter had to start eating gluten-free. Seems like they ate out a lot and would have to stop that.

After Scripture study, I came home and made a big pot of what we call goulash.
I asked Karen about some indexing stuff and she got her laptop out and showed me how to find a typed record to do. I wrote some things down that will help me do the records.

I got an invitation to Kirsten Hughes shower and she said she wanted me to be at the temple with them when they got married. That's the first time I've ever been invited to the temple wedding. I'll ask around and see if I can get a ride or someone could ride with me who knows the way to the Nashville temple.

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Mary Kate and kids came up to visit Trudy and Mary Kate and Nate came over and ate lunch with us and stayed until 5 PM. We had a nice visit. Sophia and Sadie went to a youth activity.

I washed clothes but haven't had any time to do any indexing today. Maybe some tonight or tomorrow for sure.

Friday, August 24, 2012


Did the usual Friday stuff. This afternoon Russ and Ann came over and showed me how to index. I did a batch of 25 WW1 cards and probably made a bunch of mistakes on them. I tried my best to do a good job with what I know (which is very little at this point). I am tired now and want to go to bed and read. Take me away, reading!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wednesday Things

Exercise and Curves and at 2:30 Pm Janet's for work-out. Friday, Frank and I will get trained in the LDS indexing program. Bishop Black set our ward goal at 500,000 names to be indexed. I'm looking forward to learning how to do it. Frank will be involved too and that will help.

Last night Ann, Glenda and I went to Homemaking meeting at Mary Lou's house.  She was showing us how to can chicken. She said she cans all year. I'm not up to doing that. It was interesting and I got to socialize with some sisters that I don't see on Sunday. I think I'll try to go to more of the homemaking meetings whether I like the subject or not.

Been practicing the choir music daily. My right hand hurt today. Maybe it's rebelling against all the work I'm making it do. As I get older, I know my body will refuse to do things that my mind wants it to do, but I'm not ready for that now.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Monday Things

I did the usual Monday morning things then went to Walmart. I bought some spices for baking and some butter. I got a gluten free brownie mix and made them this afternoon. The flour was brown rice flour and they made up fine. They tasted like brownies and we couldn't tell they didn't have white flour in them, and the mix wasn't that expensive. I still waiting on my almond flour to arrive and then I can make up a baking mix. I bought some rice checks and corn checks cereal, which is naturally gluten free. I think I'll eat some for breakfast tomorrow. Rice cakes and peanut butter are good, but I get tired of the same thing all the time.

Tomorrow night is the homemaking meeting at Mary Lou's house. She's teaching how to can meat. Ann is picking up Glenda and then me and we're all going together. Hopefully, we'll get to know Glenda better and help her get to know some of the sisters in the Ward. It should be a fun time.

Friday, August 17, 2012


Led the exercises today and then came home. Frank had wanted some potato salad for breakfast and we had eaten it all last night. He got 7 potatoes out of the sack and puts them in the microwave! I thought he might not have done it right and they would explode in my clean microwave. They cooked all right and they were cool when I came home. I hard cooked 4 eggs and used some onion flakes and relish and Miracle Whip and mixed them up and they were pretty good. I like the yellow potatoes. I'm waiting on the almond flour to get here. All my other flowers came in yesterday. I need a zucchini squash so I can make zucchini muffins.

We are reading Isiah in the Bible. I read but don't understand. I'll get the Institute manual out and see what it has to say.

Frank's working on a problem with his computer. He's been at it all day. He talked to Apple on the phone and now is working on his own. Hope he gets it fixed. 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Piano Lesson

I was practicing the piano when Sophrona called to say she didn' have the money for the lesson and wondered if I wanted to wait 'til next week for it. I told her I didn't worry about the money and to come on and we would have the lesson. Carrielee needs to practice more and her mom said when school started, she would have an assigned time to practice. I had some pieces she could play easily so we got some playing in. She has a few pages to go in the beginning book before she can get into book 1 and she'll have a theory page to do each piece. I don't think she likes theory much, but it will be so good for her and her mother, too.

I had a good workout with Janet today. I had had some caffeine early in the day and was a chatterbox, I think. I loaned her a Weekly Weeder I thought she might enjoy since she's a Master Gardiner, too.

Most all of my non-gluten flour came in today. I ordered the almond flour 1st but it will take longer to come. The packages I got today were done on Amazon Prime and came within 2 days with no shipping. It's $79.00 a year. I buy a lot from Amazon. Actually, most of it is books and with the Prime membership, I can borrow up to one book a month with no due dates.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Eagle Ceremony

Tonight I went to Chris Garbett's  Eagle Scout ceremony. It was very impressive and I can't wait until Forrest has his. I'm going to mail Trudy Chris's program and his invitation to give her some ideas about how to do Forrest's ceremony.

I led the exercises and went to Curves and to Walmart. I feel I live at Walmart. I had to get some potatoes and eggs and grapes. They had no Maalox so I went to K-Mart but they didn't have any either. They said something about a Maalox recall. I got Frank some Gaviscon for his stomach acid problem but he said it didn't taste too good. But it will do the trick.

Tomorrow, I won't go back to bed. That way I can practice the piano plus be ready when Carrielee comes for her lesson. I have a workout with Janet tomorrow, too.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Gluten Free

Frank bought me two books about eating gluten free and they came in today. One is a gluten free book for dummies and the other is a cookbook. Both have recipes. The cookbook gave the formula for baking gluten free. I ordered white rice flour, sorghum, tapioca, and cornstarch flours. I'll combine all of these flours and will have something suitable to bake with. We had some chicken nuggets for lunch but they didn't have any breading on them. It was just pure chicken nuggets. With the four combination, I'll be able to batter and fry the nuggets- see other post. I lost this one by fault of the computer and started over on the blog.

Gluten Free

I had already written quite a bit on this subject and the computer asked me if I wanted to log on to something I was already logged on to and when I said, "Yes", it sent me back to log on to my blog and what I had previously written was gone! Don't you just hate when that happens?

Anyway, I got two books from Amazon today that tells me more about eating gluten free. One is a cookbook and I've ordered 4 flours that I can combine and bake with. I don't bake that much, so the flours should last a long time. I need to check in H'ville to see what the health food stores carry. Maybe I can get them cheaper locally.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday Things

Led the exercises and went to Curves and to Walmart. I got some more cheddar cheese and some more rice cakes and a couple jars of unsalted dry roasted peanuts. I checked out and then had to go back and get a cheese slicer and a dough mixer. When I was at Trudy's, Sadie was using her fingers to work the flour into the butter for an apple pie. I'll get it to her when Mary Kate comes for a visit while she and the kids are staying at Trudy's. She can take it back to her and tell her how to use it. My mother got me a Betty Crocker cookbook when I was single and the cookbook told how to use two knife blades and work the butter into the flour for a pie crust. Maybe I need to get Sadie a beginning cookbook.

As I was going to leave for scripture study, there was a thunder storm and this time it had rain. It came down in buckets. I had to drive about 40 mph on the highway it was raining so hard. We got about 2" of rain today. We really needed it. The grass will need mowing again by the week-end.

I figured out how much money I had spent on myself and on groceries to date. I was amazed at how much money I had spent. Janet was $200 and the new Kindle was $145 plus tithing and many other things which I bought. I have spent the months money in two weeks! Whoa, Nellie! I have got to stop spending, period. I can only buy groceries from now to September. I get sucked into looking at the sales at Goody's and Land's End. Amazon is bad, too, with buying books. A debit card is a convenient thing as is online buying. Guilty say guilty, and I am.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Saturday Things

Today was the neighborhood breakfast at Shoney's. I didn't go last month and wanted to be there this month. I had two fried eggs over easy and a dish of apples and a glass of milk. That was $9.04. I could have bought two dozen eggs and a jar of applesauce for that price. It's just getting more and more expensive to live now days. The Sweenys and Adams and Tim and Eva and Sandra and I were there, 8 in all. All the girls hug and that's nice. Eva made me a potato cooker to use in the microwave. It's cloth with batting inside and you put the potatoes inside it and fold the top over and cook them in the microwave. You don't have to prick the potatoes or anything. I cooked a sweet potato in it tonight and it cooked just right! She had made the others one of them and just got around to me, I guess. It was a very nice gift.

I cooked and washed clothes and practiced the piano today. I even washed my temple clothes. I got them all packed up and ready to go in a couple of weeks. It was a little cooler today for a cold front came in yesterday. It didn't bring us any rain, though.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Thrusday and Friday

Thursday morning I went back to bed and Sophrona called me 15 minutes before Carrielee was to arrive for her piano lesson, to say they were running late. I jumped out of bed and got dressed before they got here. I've got to remember I can't sleep in on Thursdays! I didn't do much of anything else but go to Janet's for a workout.

Friday I lead the exercises and then went to Walmart. I took back a cactus plant that was dying and got my money back and then went shopping for the gluten diet. I bought lots of fruits and veggies and meat for the goulash and lots of canned beans at 69 cents a can. I spent a lot but we have to have something to eat when we can't eat bread. We really didn't eat much bread to begin with but the thought of eating good and loosing weight was a big attraction. If we don't loose weight, we'll still be eating good this week or so.

I came home and made a big batch of goulash and washed the strawberries and grapes. I had veggies and two pieces of cheese tonight for supper and so far I'm not hungry. Frank's had an apple and a rice cake. I took a dress back to Goody's that I had bought online. It was too short and too small plus the colors were too bright for me. I didn't get the receipt so I'll have to trust Goody's to take it off my charge card.

I bought a lot of Stephanie Plum books tonight. My reading hasn't been satisfying lately and I love her books.  

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Granny's Maid Service

Trudy left a voice mail this morning asking me to come at 12:00 PM instead of earlier. I came home from exercise at the senior center and rode my bike for 20 minutes and lifted weights and exercised with the tubes. I left home at 11:15 AM and got to Trudy's a little after 12:00. I gave Sadie her sewing stuff and we all talked a while and I treated them to a Sub Way sandwich. I then swept the living room and kitchen floors, mopped the kitchen floors and filled the dishwasher and began washing the large pots and pans. I don't know where Trudy got such large pots and pans but I got them all washed up and the kitchen spick and span. As I was leaving, Sadie was making an apple pie. I told Trudy to tell Sadie to be sure to clean the kitchen after she got through!

I had a nice visit and had stopped by the orchard and bought two baskets of apples. One for us and one for the Walker's.

Forrest's Board of Review for his Eagle Scout project is tomorrow night. If he passes it, he will get his Eagle Scout award! He turned 18 today and just barely made it. Frankie did the same thing. It's very trying on the mother when they wait until the very last minute like that.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Kindle Arrived

My 2nd Kindle arrived today. The 1st Kindle developed a flaw in the screen and I couldn't read the words that were under this smudge. The new Kindle arrived and I transferred my old books onto the 2nd Kindle. I have a new book, Wheat Belly, to read. It's about a gluten free diet. I also had to get a new version of the LDS scriptures because the 1st Kindle lost the other scriptures I had.

I'm going over to Trudy's tomorrow to help her clean her house. I've got some sewing stuff for Sadie and it is Forrest's 18th birthday. I have a cake mix and some frosting if anyone wants to make it.

Monday, August 6, 2012


I lead the exercises and then came home. I left at 10:00 AM for  an appointment with Dr. Sharp. I got there 15 min. early. I got my prescriptions and he wants me to cut down on some of my medicines. I don't want to fool with my Abilify or Effexor and the only other meds is Desiprimine. I've cut it down to 25 mg. instead of 50 mg. and will see if I have any reaction. I could maybe do away with the Ativan at night. We'll just have to see what works.

I went by Hancock's Fabrics and bought a beginning sewing book for Sadie. I'll be going over to her house Wednesday and Trudy wanted me to help Sadie with her sewing. I found the book quite helpful to me but I already know something about sewing. It did have the definition of selvage in it. When I was learning how to sew I saw that word, and said, "What's a selvage?". I hope Mary Kate will have time to help Sadie make a skirt from a pattern we bought her.

When Karen goes on a trip, she usually brings me a rock from the place where she went. Today, She gave me some rocks from San Francisco. They looked like granite rocks but turned out to be chocolate on the inside of a candy shell. They fooled Frank, but I had to tell him the truth!

Saturday, August 4, 2012


I did some chores and fixed meals and watched some TV and that's about it. I had a lot of time on my hands and not enough to do. I did practice the piano. There's lots of things to do if I wanted something to do, but they're not things that have to be done like the laundry or cooking. When we have to unload the kitchen cabinets, they'll be lots of things to do. I hope it will spur me on to a major clean up and throw or give away. My house is stuffed to over flowing and it needs a good clean out.

Tuesday, I'll go over to Trudy's to help her clean house. She wants me to show Sadie how to use her sewing machine. I've forgotten how to use a pattern and I'm afraid it'll be the blind leading the blind! I do have a skirt pattern for her that only has 3 pieces to it.  I may not be the person to show her how to sew. Mary Kate is the one but she lives in Georgia.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Friday, At Last

Did the usual Friday things. Took a short nap at 3 PM. Checked my mail on the computer and bought a John Grisham novel and a dress that was on sale from Goody's. I can always take it back to the store in town if I don't like it. Spending is so easy on the internet. I also bought a book, Eat Free, a hardcover book about eating gluten and sugar free. I also bought a book, Wheat Belly, for my new Kindle which will be here August 8th. I'll do some research about eating gluten free and see if that's the way we want to go. Mary Kate has to eat gluten free and milk free for it upsets her system when she eats wheat and other things.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Thursday, Thrusday

I stayed up today because I thought Carrielee was coming but she didn't, so I went over to the Decker's house to clean up after the cats. I thought they were coming home today but it is tomorrow, but I doubt the cats will make a mess in their litter boxes in one day.

We paid bills today. It is so easy on the computer. I worked out with Janet today. It feels good to work my muscles like that.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

New Kindle

I ordered a new Kindle today. It should be here in 3-4 days. I can still read with my old one. I just miss three or four words that are covered up with the flaw that is on the screen.

Did my Wednesday things. Went to Walmart and only spent $10.95. I only got bananas and walnuts. Rikki gets the walnuts. They were $8-9.00 a 16 oz. package. She just gets a small piece for a treat.

Trudy is in a lot of pain with her back. Their insurance isn't good and she is hesitating using it. I'm afraid she will be permanently disabled if she doesn't do something about it soon.

A guy from Flanagan Lumber Co. came out and measured for cabinets today. We've decided to get the cheap cabinets from Nixon, unless someone can match his price. They would be nice for us but not fancy for the person who buys the house. That might not be for another 20 years.