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bearcountrygg - Wednesday Apr 22, 2020
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Quarantine day ( house, yard or car) ...........number 41

This time of lock down....has made me realize that the bottom line is that we are all responsible for our own existance.  That's really a good thing...it may sound scary...but on the contrary...it is comforting to me.

I truly am the CEO of my life.......I can make all decisions......I can run my life like a business....with the bottom line being my own welfare, what makes me happy, what makes me feel secure, what makes me healthy or unhealthy...all my choices.....no matter what past choices may have been unproductive.....I can choose to adjust...correct....move on....and ....look to what is best for me.

I can take inventory of what I have, spiritually, healthfully, materially, and financially.

I can determine what I need...what I am low on, what I need to load up on, what I may need, what calms me and makes me feel secure and safe.

I can choose to do what makes me feel safe and secure.

I am in charge.......not of the world, not of what happens outside my door, but what I make of the life I have within my walls........I can make it anything I want it to be,....I am the CEO of my life...I am a free thinker......I am not a sheep that follows blindly......I am one who often ( but not always) sees through the smoke and mirrors....at what is happening and I can choose what works best for me...I feel empowered..........and in control of what choices I make.......it is exhilerating actually....it makes it a lot easier to cut to the bottom line.....cut out the junk, cut out the excuses, cut out the distractions....put myself first and take care of me..........not the easiest thing to do for a caretaker type like myself.......but it can and will be done.........while I have always put myself ( by choice)...on the back burner...making it easier for others to fulfill their own needs while mine were left to fend for themselves......and by then I was too tired to care....I'm looking at what I really have not done for myself...and that is to seriously take care of ME. 

I'm looking at things a bit differently lately........

We are all the CEO's fo our own lives....while giving a nod to others and treating them with kindness...we can actually do what is in our own best interest...be true to OURSELVES and let others be true to themselves too.......and just manage our lives like they are  a business that needs a level head, planning, carrying out plans, and doing what makes the most sense to us..........take inventory.......and make a plan.....( for me...that will be spiritual, financial, health, food , medical, physical security, and other supplies.)..........

I have been sleeping like a log for about 6 to 7 hours each night....dreaming but not scary stuff......more like enlightening stuff..........If I don't actually lay down and take a nap every day...then I actully fall asleep in a chair...at the computer etc...so I'm assuming if I need to sleep I will...naptime or no.....it just happens...LOL

I'm noticing that the smaller the meal...the more energy I have....the larger the meal (or snack)...the less energy......

I'm noticing things.......that I didn't notice when I was taking care of everyone else.......it's me time....It's a new experience for me....( I have lived in a world of mostly people that were all about themselves...and I made it all about them too.)...MY FAULT!!!

NOW.......I'm CEO of my own life and it's all about me......WOW...that's a heady feeling!!!!!

legcramps on 04/22/2020:
Great post! I love it, and I agree wholeheartedly.

bearcountrygg on 04/22/2020:
Lots of time to think...LOL


Horn_of_plenty on 04/22/2020:
I love the way you are thinking :)

Despite feeling overwhelmed by a lot out of our control bc of this virus we are still lucky enough to have a lot of power of things that are totally in our control. There are so many things that are still left up to us to decide <3

bearcountrygg on 04/23/2020:
Very true...we still have a lot.


Donkey on 04/23/2020:
Very insightful post! Very centered in Buddhist thought!

bearcountrygg on 04/23/2020:
I think I was born zen...LOL


innerpeace on 04/23/2020:
i can plan, it's the carrying out I have the most problems with.

bearcountrygg on 04/23/2020:
Me too sometimes....i learned something today....when the thought hits...immediately count backwards 5 4 3 2 1 and then get up and do it before I can make excuses not to.



bearcountrygg - Friday Apr 17, 2020
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Days are flying by.....Yesterday was some phone calls....sons.....a friend from the past that it was so much fun catching up with....our lives have changed so much over the last 40 years....and 2 1/2 hours on the phone felt like 15 minutes...lots of laughs...some serious stuff for both of us...and it felt like we were back in the mid 80's again.........Loved chatting with her. 

Yesterday meant dropping the truck off for repairs...picking it up later...and will repeat the process again Monday when the last part comes in.  Hopefully we can drive it out of the garage monday...or maybe DRAG it out....??????????  Will have to wait and see.....but it's not going into gear.

Sleeping like a log lately....staying up later.....falling asleep in a chair at random times.....LOL......but bedtime sleep is perfect.........so enjoying that.

Getting some old magazines read....boy...they had piled up...I'm reaching the bottom of the pile...and finding some from 2018....no more subscriptions for me....need to start working on the bookcases soon........hopefully the free library in the foyer of the local grocery store is still there ( it may not be)...because I have plenty of books to donate to them...but tossing the old magazines..........the donations are piling up...hopefully soon I can drop things off again.........

My Mom used to say that her "stuff"...is what held her house down...I would always ask her if she believed in gravity....and I don't think she got it......Now her stuff is holding my house down...LOL.....

I feel like I'm full of energy today again....and need to just get busy around here....always so much to do.......I don't think It is possible for me to ever get bored here.....I LOVE being at home......

Bagels need to stop coming home with me...I think I may need an intervention........breakfast = coffee, bagel, butter, natural PB, honey and yogurt......

Spending the morning doing paperwork....

 

Donkey on 04/17/2020:
I feel like this week flew by as well! What's that all about? I'd think it would be the opposite. That's ok though, I'll take it!

I love being home, too. Once again, at work, we had that conversation that what the boss is saying we feel, is actually what HE feels and that the rest of us would be perfectly happy to be at home.

bearcountrygg on 04/17/2020:
D and I think the older we get...the faster it goes....but lucky you Donkey....you are young....and have a lot more time.... The boss is keeping the business open because he can....does he own the building...you mentioned that his daughter has a business downstairs.....he is probably mainly concerned with her business....one thing though......a paycheck is a paycheck.....


Horn_of_plenty on 04/17/2020:
Lol I was thinking If I wanted to get bagels but knew it wouldn’t help me - but chocolate is doing the trick over here :) now onto Hershey’s Hugs which are small and don’t kill ;)

You sound good and happy and it’s great to catch up with friends on the phone :)

bearcountrygg on 04/17/2020:
In a good frame of mind.....it takes a lot to get me down. Bagels are so carb loaded...UGH.


Donkey on 04/18/2020:
See, I would agree with you about the boss EXCEPT that most of us can work from home - or at least abbreviated hours at the office and the rest from home. It makes NO SENSE to have Male Co-Worker sitting at his desk all day, in discomfort, with nothing to do. Or Mistakes Girl sitting at her desk watching Netflix all day.



bearcountrygg - Thursday Apr 16, 2020
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Got out early this morning to drop off the truck at the mechanics..........and bring D back home.........one thing about staying home...it really doesn't matter how long it takes them to fix it......not going anywhere anyway.  Saw very few cars out and thats a good thing. 

D had shown some concern this morning about a cabin near us that a truck showed up at about 5 or 6 weeks ago...and  hadn't moved since.......he was saying he hoped they were okay.....but as we drove by to go to the mechanics we saw smoke coming from their chimney.....guessing they are okay.....these people are very elderly.......hopefully okay.

Light snow overnight.....but sleet yesterday........still too cold for me to want to be out there..........

Sons keep calling to check up on us.........we are lucky that they care that much....I know everyone is not so fortunate........we are in touch with neighbors......and ready to help them out if needed.......

Caught Sampson ( 9 year old cat)....saying HELLO!!!!!! to a bird out the window..........cracks us up!  We have only had him a year and we got him from the shelter....and so many times...I have wondered who had him for the previous 8 years.........I would say that is was someone who loved him very much.........last night I called him honey...and he just melted....his reaction was so dramatic....that I knew that it was a name he was familiar with.......I wish I knew all of the words he knows......right now...it's trial and error.....but a fun experiment.....he continues to entertain us.

Breakfast was coffee, bagel , butter, PB and honey...I HAVE A BAGEL PROBLEM!

Lunch was a casserole of chicken, potatoes, peas and carrots and biscuits

Horn_of_plenty on 04/16/2020:
Lol a bagel problem :-) thank you for reminding me not to buy bagels today :-)

That’s so cute with Sampson and talking what a smart cat!

I had actually trained my hamster when I had one to touch my hand before I would feed him....he is gone now and I have the guinea pigs. I do want to train them a little bit to be able to do at least what the hamster could do- we’ll see!

bearcountrygg on 04/16/2020:
Pets are really attuned to us....and the ones that like real contact are a lot of fun....some want to interact...and others just want to be fed...LOL...( introverts and extroverts...LOL).......but when they are so personable like that...they are a lot of fun...


Donkey on 04/17/2020:
I had a chuckle about your confession, thinking Bagels Anonymous as a support group!

All kidding aside, I'm taking an AA approach, not literally but mentally, to my nighttime eating situation.

I don't think you're there yet, which is a good thing! ;-)

bearcountrygg on 04/17/2020:
I swear they call me.......they know my name....we have a thing going on and I think I do need bagels anonymous!!



bearcountrygg - Wednesday Apr 15, 2020
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Slept really well last night.....no laying around wondering if I would be able to fall back to sleep.......refeshing!

Feel great....and full of energy today and will have plenty to keep myself busy....so....it will be just random things that need doing. 

Snow covering the ground....after a few 50 degree days...that is kind of a bummer...but it happens every spring so not really surprised..

Coffee so far.....and feel like veggies...so breakfast may just be veggies..........luckily...I can eat like that...

So far i have eaten, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, zucchini, corn, a johnsonville brat, coffee, bagel, buttter , peanut butter and a cake in a cup.

Donkey on 04/15/2020:
It is snowing here today, too. Definitely not the same feeling as when I woke up yesterday to sunny skies.

bearcountrygg on 04/15/2020:
25 degrees....and so much like winter.....but like 2 years ago when d had his knee replaced........it was actually even worse then on the 17...so bad that I slept in a chair at the hospital instead of coming home....so quite typical I guess........in a few days...it should get nice...it always does.


Horn_of_plenty on 04/15/2020:
Omg nooooooo snow!

Last night was the first night that I was up in bed :) it’s ok, I still got some decent sleep!

That’s good you want veggies :)

bearcountrygg on 04/15/2020:
Cravings are funny...I always seem to even things out over a couple of days....LOL


Donkey on 04/15/2020:
I read this entry early in the day. I hope the remainder of your day was fine as well!

Glad you slept so well! May you have a repeat tonight!

bearcountrygg on 04/16/2020:
Sleeping really well lately.



bearcountrygg - Tuesday Apr 14, 2020
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Woke up to everything covered with snow this morning........feeling great and full of energy.  It looks like a good day to achieve something...I'm not sure exactly what....but it looks promising. 

Michigan is angry....angry at our governor........for imposing ridiculous bans on things that make no sense.  It is stopping the elderly from having their kids deliver things to them  ...and neighbors calling the police when they see someone doing just that.....it's preventing people who have a motor boat docked at a lake in their back yard from using it on the lake...even though they are alone or have only people in their home in the boat.  You can't grab a potted plant or vegetable seeds or even a garden hose or a lawn chair from Walmart....when you run in to get your groceries....you also cannot buy a hammer or nails there either to do a repair on your own house.

I hope everyone is aware that Bill Gates has plans for a vaccine that contains a tracker...that will remain in your body forever so that you and all of us can be watched.  This free country is quickly losing it's rights.

I agree with the quarantine...it makes all the sense in the world....but it can be taken too far and we are on the doorstep of just that happening. 

I'm old....this won't affect me for very long.....but the rest of you are young and have a lot of years ahead of you.......this will affect your children if you have them............this free country is heading down a slippery slope and I seriously hope that we can recover from this without losing our freedoms.............

I personally feel that this virus is a horrible one for many to suffer through...others seem to easily recover....and we need to be vigilant in dealing with that...but it is at the same time being used as a tool to get control of us by a few unsavory people who have a lot of clout....and the main man there is Bill Gates........

I am old......all of this will not affect me in the same way that it will affect many of you......it will affect my younger family members in life changing ways...and these are the ones I worry about. 

They plan to deny drivers licenses to those not vaccinated.........they plan to use drones to keep us in line...this isn't a  game or anything to be played around with.  I don't say these things here to scare anyone...but to make everyone aware of what is being planned.........and it's in the near future. 

I've lived a long time and I've seen many things...but never anything like this.........Thankfully Our president was strong enough to come out in favor or using the drugs from 1955 that are now being used to save many lives...he bucked the system and he knows what is going on...............He may talk like a 10 year old boy much of the time...but his understanding of how things work....goes much deeper...and that is why we trust him......he knows what is going on and he is dealing with it..............Bill Gates ID2020 has to be stopped...or we will all be living in a way that we can only imagine in our worst nighmares.  I'm not afraid...and I'm not trying to scare anyone other than to make people aware......and realize...that this country is going to change if Bill Gates and his chronies get their way........I for one will not get the vaccination.

If you care to learn more about what is currently happening to all Americans....just look up ID2020

Okay...now that I have made  people give this some thought...and hopefully look up ID2020.......so that  we are educated in what a few have planned for us........we need to stay vigilant and watchful.  We need to be aware of what is actully going on around us.......one last thing..(.In July of last year 2019)...Dr Fauci was talking about a COMING PANDEMIC THAT WE NEED A VACCINATION FOR.....IN 2020.......!!!!!!!!!!!   

That is chilling to me.  All I can say rather a person is Republican or Democrat..........is that President Trump knows....he is working in ways that show he knows........he is a master at dealings and he is protecting our freedoms........Much of the time I wish he would stop talking....seriously......but he knows.........and he is on our side and he is fighting some big evil people............for us.

And now I will stop talking.

Breakfast was coffee, bagel, butter, natural peanut butter and yogurt

And then I hd a whole container of chocolate Halo top because i found it in the freezer....and I could.....!

Working on the 3rd load of laundry...cleaned the car...and now to do some folding and putting away.

EDIT

On a lighter note...........Has anyone ever had a cat that talks?  Sampson is a talker...if you say something to him he always meows back....but lately...he is actually saying HELLO...and NO........Every morning when I get up...I always say HELLO to him...and he now says it back to me...and this morning,...he SAID IT FIRST...and it WAS PERFECT!!!...when we go down ito the mud room..he always follows and want out into the garage.....we often say NO....and he stays back a little.....now..when either of us go into the mud room he starts saying No No No No...too funny!   He is saying something else which I haven't yet figured out...and it sounds like EH....now I'm on a mission to figure that one out.

Just watched a youtube video that made me laugh......making Easter dinner for the fam while quarantined... I find her funny....and cooks like I do...using a recipe but subbing what she doesn't have with something else......The channel is called  THE WADS...and the video is titled Easter Dinner Cook With Me! Sharing Recipes, It's a good Time!....VERY LIGHT HEARTED.......and she is funny....

Horn_of_plenty on 04/14/2020:
Those are some compounding thoughts !

Love that halo top. I’m totally out of ice cream and yogurt so I will be really happy to get some groceries soon.

Nope never heard of a talking cat ! Lucky you!

I for one cannot delve as deep as you yet into worrying about the future generations as well as our security. I do agree your mayor has banned some dumb stuff.

But around the world and in many European countries and def France bc I have a Friend there, we are a joke in terms of our quarantine and limits because in France you are supposed to not even go more than 1km from your home says my friend in Paris.

I’m a bit thankful to have some rights allowed still under This wartime act. I am happy to go and take walks and be able to enjoy the sunlight outside. Some people around the world aren’t allowed this as much I don’t think.

I don’t worry yet too much about long lasting effects because this is a terrible war time catastrophe and I feel the government should totally step in to limit things

bearcountrygg on 04/14/2020:
I agree in the quarantine.....it makes a lot of sense....Michigan has a governor that right now is playing the hopeful vice president card....and she is banning some very odd things. She is making a name for herself but it is more of an hindrance than a help for her and she is looking like a fool all across the country. The vaccinations with the trackers in them concern me more.

bearcountrygg on 04/14/2020:
She says we are allowed to walk/hike etc...but when people do they are getting tickets...people out of state can come to their 2nd homes here...but Michiganders can't........I have a brother in law that has to have his chemo port flushed and they got caught up at their second home and have been here now for 7 weeks.....and they have to go back down state to get that done where their main house is.....but they risk being ticketed....and are worried......our governor just took it too far.....they even charged people for a fishing license...and then 2 days later they aren't allowed to fish.....it's messed up.



bearcountrygg - Monday Apr 13, 2020
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Today is our big day...the walmart pickup is between 12 and 1....and we are about an hour away....but to make it more like a crazy video game...we get to dodge the 60 mile per hour winds and rain...with predicted trees and wires down....and to make it a SUPER adventure......the entire trip is through the FOREST....where there is NO WIFI CONNECTION!!! 

In Michigan we have been instructed to have home grocery deliveries only if we are 60 or over........LOL

Well......there is NO SUCH THING HERE!   So off we go like Hansel and Gretel..through the forrest...LOL

I'm kind of excited to see what we actually get in this order....from what I hear...people are getting only about half of their orders.

Keeping that in mind......I ordered enough for about a month...hoping for 2 weeks worth.

Personally...I will just be happy if they give us some eggs anad bread.....I can deal with everything else.  Most likely they will give us everything but.....and in that case.....I will place an order at a totally different store in a different direction.....for as soon as I can.

We have a sanitizing process plan figured out........the longer I think of it....the easier it sounds........getting used to this whole crazy life I guess.

Back later with the shopping results.

Went and picked up the walmart order and it went beautifully......the people that deal with the pick up area are such a great group of young people...always friendly and cheerful and today was no exception.  Things went very smoothly...D drove because of the weather...saw a downed tree...and then when we got home...a couple of the next door neighbors trees are down too.  With D driving...it gave me a chance to read walmarts substitutions...there were only 5...and the subs were all acceptable....and we were not denied anything...so we got it all...I was very surprised and happy.  We loaded up on eggs, breads, meats, a few canned goods, cheese, cat litter and Diabetic supplies for D...and a few odds and ends...but no real sweets or anything like that....mainly things to make meals with.

The disinfecting went well......youngest son had called this morning..he had gone shopping too and said he uses a spray of water with regular clorox bleach.....and i decided to go with that too....we had a regular assembly line going and it only took about 20 minutes....things are now drying...and will be put away when I'm done writing here.  I did spray the mixture on a paper towel to apply it as did he.........the winds are tremendous...and we saw rain and snow on the trip........good day to stay inside.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/13/2020:
Good luck with picking up your order - stay safe! We have that same bad weather here today too.

Let us know what you receive in your order :)

bearcountrygg on 04/13/2020:
The weather is really bad.....no desire to go out there. Lots of meat, cheese, eggs, breads, kitty litter, canned goods, vinegar for cleaning....mainly things for meals....there were 5 substitutions and all were fine...so we were lucky.


Donkey on 04/14/2020:
I'm so glad your shopping adventure went so well! Yay!!!

You made a good point about what is really essential versus what is convenient, when you mentioned that bread and eggs were most important in your list. With our current status, my lists usually involve a couple or a few essentials and then things we like, we use, but we could probably do without.

I'm so excited about your shopping trip though! COOL!!!

bearcountrygg on 04/14/2020:
I was kind of happy myself......neither D not i need the sugary stuff right now...and neither of us seem to be very interested in it.......luckily we have plenty of frozen veg as well as canned....so we didn't get those...but it went great....



bearcountrygg - Sunday Apr 12, 2020
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Happy Easter to everyone.

Drinking coffee and watching mass at the vatican and it brings back memories of my Grandmother and aunts taking my cousin Jill and I to mass as small children.....where they placed my Grandmothers doilies on our heads because ladies never enter the church without first covering their heads.(back in those days) It made a HUGE impact on my entire life and was a driving force in how I have chosen to live.  That was one of my first lessons in respect.

Today will be quiet........We aren't having any kind of traditional easter dinner...just using what is onhand and being thankful to have it.

Mainly just having a day of reflection and peacefulness........a quiet time to think and relax.

 

 

Horn_of_plenty on 04/12/2020:
In some Jewish religious places of worship,, women also cover their heads with doilies.

Happy Easter and enjoy the quiet. I am going to fully enjoy this peace and quiet today too.

bearcountrygg on 04/12/2020:
OOh I didn't know that...I had always thought the doilies were because they didn't have enough scarves. Interesting


Donkey on 04/12/2020:
Happy Easter to you as well!

bearcountrygg on 04/13/2020:
Thank you!



bearcountrygg - Saturday Apr 11, 2020
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Up as usual........and hanging in there..........life goes on and keeping hopeful that the world will eradicate this soon. 

We have plenty of "stuff" around here....but seeing things like eggs and bread running out....and I have been keeping an eye on the Walmart pickup availabilities....and was fortunate enough to grap a monday pick up time betwen noon and 1....so I grabbed it.....and placwed an order that will keep us covered for a good amount of time....of course we probably won't get everything on the order....but we will be happy with what we can get.  I debated rather to go ahead with it...and decided to do that.  I'm hoping that with what we have...we will be good........things like D's diabetic testing supplies and cat food and litter....are up there with eggs and bread.........so interesrted to see how this goes......there are some interesting vids out there showing how to disinfect food when you get it home........and  this will something new and different.

The printer arrived yesterday.....and it's living in the garage for a few days.....but it's here!!!

Our governor is losing it.........weird things...like using your own motor boat is now banned....you can use a kayak, canoe or sail boat though.......no golfing.....a guy on a bike ticketed.......no gardening supplies...but THE MICHIGAN LOTTERY......PAID FOR WITH CASH ONLY...IS STILL AVAILABLE!!!!!!!....I live in CRAZY TOWN!!!!

Breakfast was a cup of coffee.......tiny amt of hash browns letovers....from yesterday...and a small amy of summer sausage.

Feeling great and kind of losing interest in food.......pants aren't tight any more..it's  good thing that we don't have a lot of junk food around...I find it a lot easier when the main temptations are gone...( still some here but they don't call me as much and that's a good thing)....I had a cake mix that was sugar free...and baked it the other day....OMG....That was HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!   I blew up like a balloon..............didn't bother D at all!!!....But ended up throwing out the last half...he didn't want it...and I was not going anywhere near it!!!!..........I see there is a same brand...sf brownie mix here...that I will put a caution note on today........that stuff is ATOMIC!!!!!!!!!

Anyway..........plenty to do here...so need to get on with it.......

Lunch was roast beef, hash browns, mediteranian vegetables and a little leftover goulash

Added some sf lrmon tea mix in my water...i think I'm drinking less...and that seems to make me want to drink more.

Last food for the day will be sun flower seeds, peanuts and jerky...with a cup of coffee

Still doing odds and ends around here....but ready to relax for awhile.

 

 

Donkey on 04/11/2020:
Eggs seem to be difficult to come by in my local area. A lot of the time, it just depends on the luck of the draw. So I think you were wise to go ahead with your online Walmart order. I'm sure you already know this, but they do do the best that they can do to fill all of your requests.

Also around here, in my local area, the online Walmart orders can be difficult to get a time slot. They fill up quickly, apparently. I don't use this, but a lot of people around here, anyway, do try to use this. Especially folks in the retirement community, who are at higher risk.

That's so weird/scary about the sugar free cake! I've stepped away from the artificial sweeteners quite a bit from where I was last year. No more monkfruit or xylitol - I'd rather go unsweetened. No more Sweet N Low (I tell myself that it's a derivative of fertilizer or anti-freeze).

bearcountrygg on 04/11/2020:
I know that Walmart is working hard to stock their shelves nightly..........I have mentioned that my oldest son works in a large store....but haven't actually named it....but I will now......He does work for Walmart several hours from us......( he was a Detroit carpenter for 25 years until he had a health problem that stopped him from working in carpentry)....and for the last few he is in retail......and he loves it.....he has LOTS of stories to tell.....always good for a chuckle!


Donkey on 04/11/2020:
What an epic with the printer - it's a great story! And now it's here but it has to sit for a bit. I'm glad it did finally make it though.

bearcountrygg on 04/11/2020:
I am too......I had no idea how much we would miss it.....so...it hangs out in the garage for awhile...LOL...and i'm glad to be able to stop thinking about it.....now...HOPEFULLY IT WORKS LOL


Horn_of_plenty on 04/11/2020:
You know I’ve never heard of summer sausage!

What was the brand of sf cake mix ?

Interestingly, I have been drinking much less lately too!

Stay safe :-)

Soon or at least end of next week I need to pick up some things at supermarket - mostly veggies for my pets :)

bearcountrygg on 04/12/2020:
The sf cake and brownie mixes are from Pillsbury......Summer sausage is a shelf stable sausage log type thing that is sealed in plastic ( similar to salami...)...when you open the packaging you should refrigerate it.....it keeps well. We like it.


Donkey on 04/12/2020:
You know, I hadn't even considered the printer not working...

bearcountrygg on 04/13/2020:
Yup......Hopefully I get to that today....currently...it's still hanging out in the garage.



bearcountrygg - Friday Apr 10, 2020
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Things just going along here........strange doings on our road.........The scuttlebutt is that a pot growing facility is going in....down the road...and it will be HUGE....and it appears that is true......obviously they are still on the roads...........they are keeping it hidden....back on a large acreage parcel......within feet of a federal forrest...........life as we know it  is seriously changing...Huge tanker trucks, heavy equipment....construction trailers from other areas.....and trucks making 20 to 30 trips a day per truck....UGH

Our Governor Whitmer...has just banned stores from selling gardening supplies and lumber......no gardens in the back yard for Michiganders ........NICE..........UGH

There is more to this than a novel ( rogue) virus!

Just sayin................

And to top it all off.....Whitmer is one of Bidens picks for VP...LOL.......................................................

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donkey on 04/10/2020:
That's kind of how it was at my folks' house at the end, when they came in and started building the subdivision. Ugh -- and so sad. Humans ruin everything.

Did you know that all those environmental protections are, presently, being eradicated? Just unreal...

bearcountrygg on 04/10/2020:
The world as we know it is changing...sadly.


Horn_of_plenty on 04/10/2020:
Lol on the end part indeed ....

Wow this entry kept me reading in suspense all till the end, lots going on and too many changes. Of all things a pot facility :(

bearcountrygg on 04/10/2020:
And we thought we were moving to a peaceful place...NOPE



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It's beginning to look like winter weather is leaving finally...no buds on trees...but we have had a couple of robins...and a couple of young deer are hanging around.

I stayed up last night until 11 and slept really well........the key for me...don't go to bed too early and then hope for sleep.

We have  a fridge full of leftovers...so today eating will be super easy.....no real cooking but just reheating.

As usual...I will just get working around here and do anything that needs to be done........there never seems to be a shortage of things to do.........

I realized today that in 6 days.....it will be a full month since I went out into the public....the desire is there...but when I weigh it against what coul be,........it's an easy decision....I am staying at home.........

Coffee so far......granola bar and 2 dried fruit bars and a bite of a chocolate and nut bar.

Heard from both both sons...always checking up on the oldies...LOL....they are fine.

Sat down to some extensive paperwork.....that took hours....ended up eating some jelly beans and animal crackers........some really junky eating going on for me....but at the same time...i'm getting into some foods that had been put away in the closet...last night and this morning I did run into some things that were rancid......tossed them out of course....that is the bad thing when storing anything with any oils in them....like bottled oil, nuts, grains, organic dry goods, cereals, bars etc.......I tossed some kashi bars, breakfast bars and pirates booty and a chocolate/nut type thing........some things the rancid smell is there...others...the taste...i'm sure I will run into more things...and will deal with those as they turn up....all were past their dates......I do believe in the future that I will not store these kinds of things as much....but there is plenty more here...so will deal with that then.

Just looked at the clock...no wonder I was hungry..it's already 1.......wow.

Called sister in law and chatted for awhile...she is a shut in, widowed and scared...had a nice chat......

Dinner was pork chop, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole and sf cake.....

Coffee in the evening

3 loads laundry done

 

Horn_of_plenty on 04/06/2020:
i also enjoy cooking for several days and then reheating :) it def uncomplicates things!

when you say not going out in public, i assume you did go out around your house though?

enjoy your coffee, as i write this i'm drinking some too!

bearcountrygg on 04/06/2020:
Yes...I've been out in the yard...just not around anyone else outside of D. I love leftover days...LOL


Donkey on 04/07/2020:
Although it's the next day, I'm enjoying a cup of coffee while reading this.

Hopefully the mud phase won't last too long as the grass and foliage fills in quickly!

bearcountrygg on 04/07/2020:
Always the coffee......there is something about coffee. I came to the coffee party kind of late....Now I wonder why I waited so long. : )


innerpeace on 04/08/2020:
We are supposedly forecasted to get a winter mix this weekend...go figure!

bearcountrygg on 04/08/2020:
I hope we don't get it...it's really looking like spring around here.



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