Saturday Musings: Week 4

Sitting last night with my son trying to find a time for he and his friends to get together he suddenly had the realization that there wasn’t much time left before the end of school. Because seniors don’t take finals in our district they get out of school 2 weeks early. He will be done…

Top 5 Recipes on “What’s for Dinner Moms?” – April 2021

It’s interesting to see each month what are the top recipes each month. There is a brand new one that was the topped searched recipe on my log the “Jimmy Dean Crustless Quiche.” The other 4 were repeats from past months with a new order. The “Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Sauerkraut” is going on…

Saturday Musings: #3

I have been in Physical Therapy for the past month and a half. During this time they have been working on my back and hips. I have severe arthritis that I am working on keeping limber. The problem is about 4 weeks ago my “good knee” (the one I lead with going upstairs and down)…

Saturday Musings: 2

This is a year of significant birthdays in our house. I am the only one in our house who doesn’t have a birthday during this six week period. My baby boy turns 18 and my big girl turns 21 this year! The passage of time has never really bothered me until recently. I always tried…

Saturday Musings: 1

I have decided to change up my Saturday postings a bit. I had been doing a Checking In weekly during the past year. Then I got to the year mark and decided Covid-19 wasn’t going to be going any time soon so I needed to find another way to think about this time. I had…

Checking In: Day 371

Week 53: So after 10 days after my first shot I got Covid arm. I got a big red bump that is about 2″-3″ in diameter. It is hot and itchy. After calling my doctor we are thinking all my health problems over the past two weeks are linked back to the shot. I am…

The Summer of …

Last year was the Summer of Grilling for us. We grilled everything and anything we could. Ordinary chicken, steaks, and fish to the extraordinary turkey and whole ham. It was fun for us and made us really be creative in what we were having and we found we will only grill a turkey from now…

Checking In: Day 365

Week 52: Schools are closing. Toilet paper, rice, canned meats, and frozen foods are in short supply in most grocery stores. It is a pandemic. We will be closed for 2-4 weeks. Stay safe. Stay in place. That’s how it began one year ago. I have been crying a lot this week. All my emotions…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! It is the biggest holiday, other than Christmas in our house. In this time of Covid there is little live Irish dancing and music happening but my daughter’s dance school put together a video for us this year. My daughter is in the first group in the center. She is dancing…

Check in: Day 357

Week 51: It seems almost impossible that it has been nearly a year since we started with the “Stay Safe. Stay in Place.” here. This past week kind of blew up for me in so I didn’t post much because Michigan opened up quite a bit and now everyone has decided everything is going back…

Check In: Day 350

Week 50: Well here in Michigan we are getting closer to getting the shot. Next week they are lowering the age to 50 for people to get Covid-19 shots. I am on the wait lists at several places so we will see if and when I can get one. My mother gets her second dose…

Some Days are Like This

Yes, it is cereal, milk, and bananas. Honey Nut Cheerios to be exact. We hit the wall. The almost year anniversary, ten more days, of the Covid-19 shutdowns are hitting my family hard. Though it is becoming the new normal for us there are still days that my kids struggle and we all are tired….