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bearcountrygg - Monday Apr 27, 2020
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Technically...yesterday was a carb binge....and today started the same way.........and as of this moment...I don't see any reason to do otherwise. 

I'm just rolling with it!

Group call from the Detroit Carpenters Union.....about pensions.........Last night..........yup....I'm just going to eat carbs to my hearts content.  End of story.

 

Donkey on 04/27/2020:
This too shall pass. As CEO of your life, if this is what you deem required, then so be it.

Is everything ok? D is retired; do you usually get calls about the pension?

bearcountrygg on 04/27/2020:
Only get calls about the pension when it's changing.


Donkey on 04/27/2020:
^Yep, that's what I thought. (((hugs)))

bearcountrygg on 04/27/2020:
Thanks.


Horn_of_plenty on 04/27/2020:
Praying for you and D :) stay well and sorry about the phone call.

bearcountrygg on 04/27/2020:
Thanks.


legcramps on 04/28/2020:
I'm sorry about the phone call...doesn't sound like it was a positive one at all...I hope you are managing through it.

Thinking of you.

bearcountrygg on 04/29/2020:
Not positive for sure...but I guess our pension is in the same boat as so many others.........I will admit...it does point out the need to save when possible.



bearcountrygg - Saturday Apr 25, 2020
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Up at 4:30 AGAIN.......not really wanting to lay around in bed...I'm now feeling like I'm wasting my time doing that...just to wait for a specific time...if I get sleepy later then I'm realizing that I will fall asleep then.  I did get 5 1/2 solid hours and calling it good.

Had a big breakfast of 2 fried eggs, an english muffin with butter and almond butter and a built bar with coffee............probably didn't need all that...it was more of a want than a need...but I know it will stick with me for  a long time.

Cranky dryer means daily laundry....I'm babying it along for as long as it holds out........so doing some small loads today.

Doing a lot of bedroom organization today....enough to keep me busy all day.

Paing a few bills and doing some online business....walking to the mailbox.....and ready for a little fresh air.

D is getting touchy.........and the snipeing is a bit of a thing again.......giving him some space...and I am ready for a little alone time myself...LOL....good day to spend organzing.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/25/2020:
I’ve been sleeping double your hours lol ! But lately I wake up time to time throughout the night ...not complaining:)

Absolutely love when my laundry is clean :-)

Space is what works best when people get that way - I’m having the same issue right now with Ricky

Enjoy your day it sounds wonderful

bearcountrygg on 04/25/2020:
I fell asleep in a chair this morning...then laid down after lunch and slept for about 20 minutes until the phone rang with a spam call.....LOL...I think it will be an earlier bedtime tonight.......I'm trying to break the habit of just laying there awake.......


Donkey on 04/25/2020:
I try to air dry as much as possible, either in the house or outside (weather permitting). My husband's clothes are so big, that letting them air dry a little bit makes the dryer drying time less. Right now, I have a bunch of t-shirts and sweatpants on every chair possible, drying for a bit.

Everyone is getting a little testy these days. I definitely felt it last weekend, Monday, and Thursday.

bearcountrygg on 04/25/2020:
The moisture is good for the air when the furnace season is here.....



bearcountrygg - Friday Apr 24, 2020
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Day 43 of home/car quarantine...........and decided to start blogging my day

I watched a YT video yesterday about using the 5 4 3 2 1 countdown technique to overcoming procrastination and it worked...seriously...it may just be a life changer for me...when a thought comes into my mind.....about something that I want to get done........I count down...5 4 3 2 1 and get up and do it immediatly before I can make an excuse to put it off.......it is so satisfying and it really does get things done.

We got up at 4:45 today......coffee, news, some discussion and here I am now at 5:50 A.M. writing here........today I will blog, photograph food and see what I did with my day.........

6 to 7....checked FB, Email and walmart order.......we aren't buying fresh produce right now...and decided to stock up on canned goods...primarily vegetables because we are running out of those...order placed last night to be picked up next wednesday... they already  have taken things off of the list....but we will just be happy with whatever we can get at this point..........so far...no in store shopping...but I see that coming eventually....until then...it will be walmart pick up.  Started laundry...dryer on the fritz...so doing small loads for now. Bath, dressed.

7 to 8.....Truck part arrived so followed D to the mechnics and back again. Into the forrest.

Love this walkway over the road......saw some deer...but thankfully they decided not to cross the road in front of me. Dodged a cute little black squirrel.....

Back home to reboot laundy and make a quick breaskfast of 2 small apples, and 2nd cup of coffee.

8 to 9 Took old printer things out of office/den ...found some things to file and shred.  Watched a little of Dr Phil.

9-10 Cleaning den/office continues as well as laundy...dryer is getting worse...no repairman or new purchase though...will use this as long as I can...and then start hanging the laundry up/out.  Added a little to the walmart pick up order.

10 - 11.....went to mechanics to pick up the truck....back home to wet laundry...hmmmmm.....

11-12.....checking facebook, mail, etc.laundry, watched Governors new quarantine rules

12-1....Lunch was a chili dog, a half serving of a Knorrs pasta corn and sauce pkg and applesauce, clean up kitchen a little, unload dishwasher and reload/run, laundry

1 to 4.....Watching some you tube, wrapping up laundry...getting mail....just relaxing...after 4...I will get some more things done.

4 until bedtime........Early dinner of grilled chese, yogurt and a built bar.........finishing up laundry....dryer being difficult....will be doing some cleaning in the bedroom....and the kitchen and then settling down for the evening.

Kind of interesting how our governor changed her daily report time from 3...down to 11 this morning....this afternoon the Michigan legislature was meeting to overthrow her decisions...so she had to open things up here a little more....and stop the crazy rules she made....we can now buy seeds, use boats, bike repair shops will open........and people can now come up north to their cabins but she doesn't want them to shop in our stores....LOL...good luck on enforcing that one....she also extended our quarantine until may 15th.........we will still remai quarantined in this house....but the traffic on our little gravel road is a bit crazy tonight....this will be interesting.

 

 

Donkey on 04/24/2020:
I'll comment now because I have time, but I look forward to reading more about your day! Good idea to blog!

bearcountrygg on 04/24/2020:
It was fun.


legcramps on 04/24/2020:
Love to hear about your day!

bearcountrygg on 04/24/2020:
It was a pretty boring day but fun to record.


Horn_of_plenty on 04/24/2020:
Yes I’ve heard of the 54321 method also !!

Good idea to start hanging laundry - if I were retired I would also prob consider it ! Not now though !

Beautiful road walkway overpass

bearcountrygg on 04/24/2020:
I'm hanging in with the dryer as long as it hangs on....but I've dried clothes on clothes lines for many years in the past...and I can do it again.....but when this covid thing is over...you can bet I will want my dryer back...LOL


Horn_of_plenty on 04/24/2020:
Lol :-)


Donkey on 04/25/2020:
Love my Blender Bottle! Mine is blue!

bearcountrygg on 04/25/2020:
I have a black one too,.......they are great...and they handle the dishwasher well too.



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!



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