Gently through my YARD.....
It had been a cold and wet week here in Bellaville. If it were about 9 or 10 degrees colder, it would snow...in Florida. It has not snowed here ( enough to stick to the ground ) since 1989.
Sorry I have been so quiet..it has been one of those weeks. Alex driving me crazy, the rain has me feeling blah, and I just have not had much energy this week. It will pass, it always does :)
I have a to do list of projects I want to do this week. I need to apply shelf paper to the shelves Jack built us in the pantry. It already had shelves, but very impractical ones. Very narrow, and one of them was only a tiny triangular corner shelf. Held a bag of sugar and not much else lol. So my handy dandy husband made REAL shelves to go in it, and it is now a pantry on the top shelf ( I have a cabinet style pantry here in the kitchen ) and the other 3 shelves are for our pots and pans. The were made from salvaged wood so they are not the most good looking...but I have a ton of shelf liner to dress them up, I just have not had the energy to do it lol.
It is also time to break the dehydrator back out...I have been perusing the sustainable living and homesteading sites again..and it has rekindled my interest in it once more. Since Jack was diagnosed with Diverticulitis, he has not been able to have whole nuts or seeds, which is torture for him because he LOVES trail mixes and such, as do I...but I have not eaten anything of the sort because I do not think it is fair, even though he said he does not mind. Well *I* mind lol. But anyway, I have a TON of raw pecans and peanuts in my freezer..that have been sitting there since he was diagnosed...and then it occurred to me, I could roast them, or dehydrate them, and powder them! It is not the nuts themselves that bother him, it is the fact that normal chewing does not break them down small enough to not get caught in the pockets in his intestines. If they were powdered, then I can use them in stuff and add the flavor, without causing him excruciating pain later.
So that is on my list, as well as dehydrating a lot of garlic cloves Jack bought ands I have not used, and some onion and other stuff.
Tomorrow we are going to the store, to see about a tree and some xmas decorations, and I promised Alex we would get some glitter and construction paper and make glittery decorations to hang around. As I am on this kick of hording shiny and glittery things like a crow these days, It will be fun for me as well lol..
I need to gather up the couple of dozen books we have bought and read recently and take them to my parents, whom we book swap with.
If money permits, we are redoing the tiles on the floor in the kitchen, laundry area and bathroom...so that will be awesome.
We still have not gotten the first gift for the kids...we usually do a flurry of shopping the week before...we really only buy for the kids, and I grab my parents a couple of new books a piece...both my parents and us are usually broke....so I do not look forward to that part of things. I might make my parents some bread and stuff as a gift...but that won't work for the kids....I dont know, I will figure something out, we always do lol.
I guess that wraps it up for now, nothing is really going on. It has been a slow and lazy kind of week ( lazy on my part anyway lol ). It is weird, I am alone ( with Alex ) all week, but I never have the energy it seems to do the stuff I want to do until Jack is here with me. I think I am making myself look bad by doing that lol...
Oh well...long as it gets done...right?