Simple Sunday on Monday

The days of the week are a blur with Christmas last Wednesday and now NY on Wednesday this week. I am definitely off track.

Yesterday was a nice day though with going to the gym and then doing the LR zone. If you do Flylady there are 2 zones this week LR and then on Wednesday Entryway. That should add to all the confusion.

I made a broccoli cheddar soup for dinner last night and tweaked a Moosewood Cookbook recipe. I added some cream cheese to the soup as I didn’t have heavy cream. It came out really good although it was as thick as Panera’s it still had excellent flavor.

Today I’m going to brave driving down to Galleria area to Old Navy to pick up a partial order. I’m going to try their leggings and I also got two dressy blouses to wear on our dinner date in Chico. Well, I’m only going to wear one, of course. I had hit up Goodwill and Cancer thrift to find something and there just wasn’t a thing. Our Goodwill has gotten so bad. it’s mostly junk and things are picked over daily. I’m not sure what is happening in that store. There isn’t another Goodwill nearby so maybe that’s it. Plus our Salvation army store closed this year as well. I was actually trying to find something by JJill which is one of my favorite but no luck. I like Old Navy and the price, with sales, is pretty good. Anyway, I think I will try them on before I leave and if they don’t fit right I can return right then and there without a second trip.

Then that will be my big excursion. Tomorrow I am getting groceries for NYE ( we always do sub type sandwiches) and for the Chruscikis. They are Polish or Russian or basically European cookie that is a very rich dough that is fried.  They are not sweet but powdered sugar is sprinkled on top. My brother loves these and it’s one of the good memories he has of his childhood. So I’m the only one in our family who makes them.

I’m determined that we will do some traveling this year as we are both ( hopefully ) well enough. I’m going to plan our annual Santa Barbara trip that we missed last year. Of course this year B’s company won’t be paying the hotel for work. But that’s okay we will figure it out. Santa Barbara is about 7-8 hours drive but it’s doable. We have the things we like to do there and the beach trail is the best.


What a way to start the day…

Well, after I walked my 2 miles, I go to open the car and it’s locked with my keys inside. At the park ,I never take my keys and I don’t lock the car. Somehow, I must’ve pushed the lock button. So after searching the wheel wells twice , I found the spare key. I do live only a mile from the park, so I could’ve walked home, but still….geez, is that how my day is going to go?

yesterday was a busy day. My son came with me to whole foods. I’ve decided to get my meat there, especially after reading “Eating Animals”. No factory farmed meat! Which I did before, but whole foods has a great selection. So, I got some chicken , ground turkey, and some burger stuff. Also, a few misc like Baliene salt. Spent $62 ,not bad. I shopped only the perimeter. 

Then we went to REI, so he could get a few more back pack things. I told him we’d help with some and consider that extra birthday stuff. 

Then we went to old navy as I had a great coupon, bought 2 t shirts, a pair of shorts for my husband and my son got 2 t shirts. Saved over $50. I like old navy as I’m not a big clothes person. I have a pretty minimalist if waredrobe. I wear  black, white or navy tops, jeans, or black pants . I like it since I did this. Much easier. Sometimes I wear a royal blue top( I have 2), with a black shirt over. I wear a shirt over my t shirts to cover the bruises on my arms. Myeloma side effect. I bruise really easy. 

I also made a quinoa salad, and WW bread. 

Tonight were having pizza.

i also have bookclub, so I’ll go over to the library later. 

Wednesday walking and other miscellaneous stuff!

imageWell, I just lost the whole post I was trying to publish ,so this is a rehash. Went walking alone as B is working out of town till Friday. Other post exclaimEd what a great job he has. Also, I walked 2 miles and it doesn’t seem easier lately, I’m not sure if that due to the myeloma cell activating or what. On that note still waiting to hear from Celgene. Since revlimid is a controlled drug and very expensive, it takes time to get I insurance on board and everything else. So today’s Wednesday, we’ll see. 

On another exciting note, we recieved a small unexpected windfall. We paid off the Prius and I may be buying an ikea couch. As my other post stated, we’ve done expensive Macy’s

couches before. I don’t need or want that . Just an inexpensive ikea couch that has a mid century look. Also, we will have some savings and that is exciting.

Oh, I went to old navy and picked up a white shirt on sale. Wasn’t quite what I wanted but it’s summery .