I ended up having this head/sinus cold thing. Not debilitating but still not great. I haven’t been to the gym as I don’t want to be THAT person I glare at who’s snotting away over by the weight machines. Maybe tomorrow if my nose dries up:)
The only logical place I got this was the hospital as I didn’t go out Monday, Tuesday was the procedure, went to the gym Thursday but then starting getting sickish Thursday. so that’s about the right incubation time 2 -3 days. Oh well, it’ll pass.
I changed my labs till tomorrow but I’d guess my WBC will be affected with a cold. The other tests aren’t really affected by a virus.
I did walk this morning and that was ok.
Barclay’s official last day of work was Friday. The end of 25 years with UNFI. I still wish it had been different that it wasn’t because of getting MDS and then having an allo transplant but life is what it is. Since we don’t have a much in the way of retirement it’ll be challenging but I guess we’ll do ok. If not we could always sell and go rent. Although rents are way more than our mortgage in this area. So who knows really.
Today is the super bowl and my son has a Hulu account so he’s going to log in and maybe we can catch some of the game. We used to love Super bowl and back in the day watched the games. I guess we stopped that, maybe 10 years ago. It started to just seem like they were Roman games with gladiators and kinda weird.
This coming week is open and that will be nice. I’m going to go to the Nevada Co library for some holds.
I might go to Ikea this week if the pantry I want is in stock. It comes and goes pretty quickly. Our space is so limited that it has to be a certain size and this one has on an open shelf for a microwave. We don’t use the microwave much except for popcorn and heating leftover coffee. I can make popcorn on the stove and its quite easy but sometimes the convenience of a bag wins.
I finished our taxes which were very easy as there wasn’t much in taxable income. With SS income and the money paid out from B’s sick leave( he had taxes taken out on this, thus the refund) so we’ll get a small refund. That’s why I feel okay getting the Ikea pantry which is about $200.
Here’s the marmalade I made.
the one jar lid is one from last year and I will put this one in the fridge.
It came out really well and has a beautiful color. I stopped at Whole Foods but they did not have Sevilles. These were just navel oranges from the store. Next time I would slice the rind super thin.
Plus 2 small jars for the fridge as well. I still have 4 more organic navels from Whole Foods so I might do another batch.
This week is the kitchen zone if you follow Flylady. I will start but probably wait till I feel better to finish it.
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Your marmalade looks great! I have a question. I used to buy bitter orange marmalade from the market. It usually came in a crock as opposed to the sweet stuff in a glass jar (like Smucker’s). We don’t see anything labeled “bitter” anymore. Is Seville marmalade the same thing?
Yes, Seville oranges aren’t for eating they are bitter and used for marmalade. They’re more common in UK but I guess hard to find here. I did see some on Amazon that specifically said, Seville marmalade.
Marmalade looks great! I’m ready for some time in Zone 1 this week… counters need clearing off
It is an easy recipe except for the first day you just bring the oranges to a boil and then let sit overnight.. The next day is when you bring back to a boil and cook till the temperature is 220. Where is zone 1? we’re zone 9
I meant Flylady Zone 1 😃. I don’t know where planting zone 1 is but I think I’m glad I don’t live there!
I’m actually excited about the Super Bowl. Columbia is 2 hours from KC, and Andy Reid even coached at Mizzou for a bit. I guess being from California you will be rooting for SF. I hope it is a close game (but KC wins, ha).
I saw some pictures of the KC crowds going crazy!!! That was fun. I thought they both played well and I’m kinda glad KC won as it was only their 2nd super bowl.
The marmalade looks yummy! Sorry to hear you are sick and hope it is short lasting.
It is very nice. I would definitely cut the peel extremely thin next time. My cold is on its way out. It’s one of those sinus things . with watery eyes. Not totally debilitating but still I didn’t want to go out.
You finished your taxes already? Impressive !
Our taxes were super easy as Barclay didn’t have much taxable income from work. So it was done quickly…