Oh No, the Leftovers are Gone!

So now I'm faced with a half-frozen pound of hamburger.  If I could look back over my looooong marriage, I wonder how many days I've been in this same situation.  I imagine it would be hundreds, if not thousands!  Hamburger is a staple of life in the...

Now I'm Toast!

I went to the pain specialist today.  He's a cute little guy - kind of chubby and fresh-faced.  We get along fine, which I think is important.  I figure he won't be giving me bad advice if he likes me.  I also like that he goes right out to his little...

Men can be Strange ...

You should see my husband care for his aging cat.  He brushes her several times a day.  He has always done that for her because she loves it so much, but lately it's more than ever necessary because she has almost entirely stopped grooming herself. ...

Visiting Mom

We went out to the nursing home this morning to visit Mom.  While we were there, the nurse, a sprightly young thing named Tiffany, came in to change the dressing on Mom's foot.  I hadn't seen it for several weeks, and was horrified by how much it has...

Too Much Walking for This Old Lady

It's Saturday, so we went downtown to buy some veggies at the farmer's market.  We found a parking place pretty close, but then saw that Main Street was blocked off and there were antique cars and hot rods all over the place.  It was Car Show Day. ...

So, Where is it?

Hubby is gone for the morning.  He has an optometrist's appointment, then errands to run.  Since I have this nice free time, I thought I'd make another run at my sewing machine before I give up and take it to be repaired.  I think I've just got it...

They was Robbed!

Anyone else watch "America's Got Talent?"  The American Hitmen got the sack and that little kid went through - Anna Christine.  She's very good, don't get me wrong, but the Hitmen rock!

Off to the Nursing Home

Tomorrow, Hubby and I and my father-in-law have been asked to come to the home for a meeting with the financial person.  We'll also get a general health update, some of which may come as a shock to Dad.  We've been trying to keep him updated, but he...

It's Hell Getting Old

I hate getting dressed; I hate even more than that having to change clothes later.  My husband changes clothes five or six times a day and I don't see how he does it!  He takes care of the cat pan and their food the first thing in the morning, while...

My Back ... Again!!

I hurt my back Wednesday night, turning over in bed.  I should've known that was too strenuous!   I didn't want to tell poor Hubby, as he's having crisis after crisis with Mom & Dad.  I made it through Thursday morning, making up a huge pot...

Thought We Had Everything Planned ...

  Silly us.  Everyone knows that you can't plan anything at all.  Oh, everything is still set for Dad on Thursday.  It's just that now Hubby has to go to a vascular surgeon with Mom tomorrow.  They're riding the Senior Citizen's Bus, so at least he...

Off to Yet Another Doctor

  Thursday, Dad (my father-in-law) has to go to the podiatrist.  He has a callous on one foot, he's diabetic and his toenails need to be trimmed.  God, I dread the day when I can't trim my own toenails!  Anyway, his appointment is at 3:45PM.   ...

I Survived Hubby's Reunion!!

I not only survived it, I actually enjoyed some of it.  It was really too hot to have it outdoors, but we were in a pavilion and there was a nice breeze some of the time.  One of Hubby's cousins sat and talked to me for probably twenty minutes.  We...

Oh, No, Say It Ain't So!

I had a baking failure today.  I baked my double batch of chocolate chip bar cookies to take to Hubby's reunion tomorrow.  The batch that I put in the glass pan didn't bake in the middle!  We actually put them in the microwave for a few minutes, and...

Getting a Haircut

  I've had short hair for years and years; so why do I still dread going to the beautician?  I'm probably not supposed to call her that anymore.  Anyone know the politically correct name?  Hair cutter person?  Anyway, Hubby and I go to the same...

I'm Such a Housewife!

Okay, here's my pie crust recipe.   4 cups flour 1 tbsp sugar 1 3/4 cup shortening   Cut the shortening into the flour and sugar until it's the size of peas.  Mix together and add:   1/2 cup water 1 egg 1 tbsp. vinegar ...

Eating Too Much

Today I baked a chicken pot pie.  No, not a little thing in a tiny tinfoil pie plate; a huge, made from scratch pot pie with home made pie crust on top.   Hubby wanted chicken and broccoli (brocolli?) stir-fry yesterday, and I had two small...

Washing Diapers

What? you ask.  Washing diapers?  Who does that?  Well, I did, for one.  The "new" disposables weren't very good and they were too expensive for us, so it was cloth diapers and plastic pants.  Ugh.  I did a load of diapers every day, so it wasn't so...

Having a Baby the Old-Fashioned Way

When I was expecting my son 46 years ago, we were living in rural Virginia.  We lived on an island called Chincoteague, which wasn't close to anything.  It's a barrier island and was (and probably still is) the base for lots of shrimp boats.  The only...

Calling the Pharmacy

One of the not-so-great things (and there are many) about growing old is all the prescriptions I have to take every day.  I just got through calling all my refills in to the pharmacy.  They have a handy-dandy automated system; I just enter the...

Good News from the Nursing Home

We went to visit my mother-in-law this morning.  She was still in physical therapy, so we waited just a few minutes.  When the therapist brought her back to her room, he told us she had walked 8 feet (with a walker).  That's totally amazing!  It's the...

The 4th - Time to Eat!

When I was a kid, some 60 MMMMPH years ago, we always went to the Ice Cream Social on the 4th.  I may be mixing two events, but I'm pretty sure the Lion's Club also fixed barbecued chicken on humongous half-barrels, putting about 20 flattened-out...

Things my Grandparents Told Me

So if you all think I'm ancient (which I am), then imagine how old my grandparents would be!  One set was born in the 1880's, the other set half in the 1880's and half in the 1890's.   My Dad's father told me to go fry an egg on the sidewalk to...

The 4th of July

  The 4th is one of those holidays, not unlike Thanksgiving and Christmas, wherein (usually) the lady of the house does a hell of a lot of work while everybody else just eats and dozes.   For instance, I started cooking today, which is the...

Not our Best Day

We went to the home to visit Mom this morning.  She was in a bad way.  The nurse said she doesn't like the looks of the sore on her foot and is having someone come in to look at it tomorrow.    She said Mom had asked for a pain pill for the first...