A calm and rainy day ahead. Rain is indicated for most of today but at least it’s not too cold yet. We managed a walk in the park yesterday between storms and it was pleasant. I’m not used to being there in the late morning so things looked different:)
Yesterday, the baking bug hit and I made some chocolate chip cookies, the dough for sugar cookies( in the refrigerator now) then I prepped dinner, which was chicken with mushrooms and finally assembled two casseroles of enchiladas for tonight’s dinner.
The week ahead is not too busy. B has clinic on Tuesday and then after that, we’re going to shop Trader Joes. I plan to do Costco later in the week. I plan o getting what we need for Christmas dinner. Our tradition is fondue Christmas eve and then cheese lasagna Christmas day.
Today is a gym day.
Plus it’s the kitchen zone for those that follow Flylady. I’ll do some today and some tomorrow. It’s raining so no walk this morning.
It’s been a good week overall. The diverticulitis seems abated for the moment. I certainly hope that doesn’t happen any time soon. I hate being on antibiotics which generally my body rejects. This time it seemed ok with just minor itchiness which may have been psychological. Anyway, I guess I ‘ll just have to do a wait and see and if I notice lower left discomfort call the PA again.
It was sunny yesterday which did improve everything. More rain and snow are on the way tonight and thru the weekend.
Just got back from my walk and there are 2 geese back at the park. I’m guessing these are 2 that were injured and Wildlife Rescue helped them. So happy to see 2 of our friends!
Today I’m going to just stay home and putter around. I want to declutter some in the closet from hell and see how things can be organized more efficiently. The one closet in this house is for our clothes and it’s our overflow pantry. Maybe I should rethink the pantry part and get the one from Ikea. I’ll have to consider this after Christmas.
Well, off to do something productive!
Here are a few I took of our lovely little family dinner.
Nice and Simple.
This was Whole Foods natural turkey that really turned out great.
I woke up to clear skies and went for a walk in the park.
I haven’t had a chance to share the horrible experience of our beloved geese getting murdered. It started about 3 weeks ago now when I noticed there was a white goose missing. We have a gaggle of 12 geese in our park and 1 Muscovy. So I noticed one of the white ones ( there were 3)missing.. Then I counted the geese and there were only 9. So I thought that’s weird. There’s no feathers or carcasses on the grass. I was concerned as the geese stay on the water at night and after our 2nd round on the path when it starts to get light they start coming on to the grass. So I was definitely worried like where did the geese go?
So last week, posted on our town’s nextdoor neighbor, someone posts what happened to the geese? There are dead geese down by the post office. I flipped out. Apparently, at 8:30 the night before a car plowed thru the gaggle and murdered almost all of them. We saw feathers all over and a number of dead geese on our way down that morning to walk. I was beside myself. At the park 0 geese. Not even Uggy our beloved muscovy.
Many people commented including me, as to how could the geese have gotten down there from the pond. They NEVER go off the water at night.
Sadly, we will never know but I think it was maybe teenage boys who started on the first 3 earlier. Then 2 weeks later somehow got the rest of the gaggle down the road and ran them over. I know it sounds far fetched but I just can’t imagine them marching all the way thru town to the post office at 8:30 at night.
It’s been sad to go to the park and not have my friends there and I miss them. Plus I hope whoever did this to the innocent geese get exactly what they deserve.
It’s raining and I’m not walking and it’s 5:30 am. I haven’t bought the Frogg Toggs yet so I don’t have any rain gear. I guess I’ll get my ass in gear and do that this week as I don’t mind the rain as long as I’m covered up.
It hasn’t been a great week. I had some pain in my side last week and it turned out to be a mild case of diverticulitis. So now I’m stuck on antibiotics which wouldn’t be so bad but there’s 2 and one is one that is NO alcohol(wine for me) as it will give you a violent reaction. So not fun for me as I love my ritual of wine in the evening. Well, maybe change is good.
Then my CBC and CMP came in and they were all fine. Unfortunately, my Kappa light chains went up another 11 points to 55.7 and Lambda went down so that means the ratio went up( not good) to 5. 1. I’m not freaking out but it’s clearly not a good sign. Treatment is out there again the question would when is my doctor going to think it should start. He still seems to think my numbers too low. They are low and I don’t want to start Velcade soon but time is ticking and I don’t want to have fractures or let my numbers get too high. Granted they are still low as when I started treatment before they were over 1000mg/L. I guess it’s just wait and wait some more.
I did do quite a bit of house tidying this morning. I decided I needed to do something or I was going to go stir crazy. So I swished and swiped the bathroom, tidied my office area, mopped the kitchen floor and washed some of the entryway windows. I plan to go out and put on the gas heater and clean the sun porch.
Well, on that depressing note I’ll close.
Hope it’s filled with lots of good food, love, and gratitude!
It finally happened and with an arctic blast. I-80 was shut down yesterday to stupid people trying to drive to Tahoe when the snow was blinding. Now it is just raining here and undoubtedly snow, lots of snow up there. Tomorrow it looks like snow here even as the temperatures are dropping.
I’m so happy my daughter left the Truckee position with all the snow she would have been stuck up there or sitting in traffic. It was a good children’s librarian position but the commute in the winter just got to be too much. Now she is part-time at Sierra College as a librarian and I know she is going to love that as it is working with students and faculty.
Well, the good news is no more fire danger or PG&E power safety shutoffs. We did see a $100 credit due to the shutoffs on our bill so that was plus.
No walking today not because it’s raining. I actually like walking in the rain. But we somehow can’t find our Frogg Toggs. I knew mine was ripped last year but I thought I’d kept them anyway but obviously, in a decluttering moment I didn’t. So I’m going to order some today or at least soon as the rain keeps coming.
A nice day to stay home and sit by the fire. I finished the LOTR trilogy. It took me 2 months but always worth it. Now I’m re-reading The Historian which is one of my all-time favorite books.
I’ve made the vegetarian nut loaf and I’m baking it right now. I won’t cook all the way and can finish it off tomorrow ( I think, I’ll see how it goes).
Well, till next time, May your journeys be free of Incident and Live long and prosper. Not sure why I added that but…