A few days ago, I was so looking forward to day. My first day actually being in MO without having to go back to Texas in a few days. My part of the packing was done. With Vince not here, I wouldn’t have to (1) go to town half a dozen times, and (2) go out to eat at least once today. I seriously thought I’d get up, fix some breakfast, sit and knit all day.
No! Didn’t happen quite that way.
I got up ad thought of all the things I needed to do:
- Go to the post office and pick up my mail, make sure they’re going to start delivering my mail, return to them the packages left at my house that weren’t mine.
- Go to the bank.
- Get gas.
- Get groceries.
I went to the post office. They’re closed for Columbus Day. Called the bank to be sure they’re open. They were. Went there and got what I needed. Went to Walmart and filled up with gas, which happens to be $1.53/gallon. What is up with that?
The grocery shopping . . what a chore! I needed Christmas wrapping paper, tape, vitamins, and real groceries, which meant I had to walk all over the store at least twice. I was in there over an hour! I was so tired when I left there. Came home, put everything away. At Walmart, they had some meat marked down and they had a huge hunk of filet mignon for $12. I knew I could cut it into three pieces for three meals for me so I grabbed it. I did whack off about 1/3 of it and cooked it for lunch, along with a baked potato, fried brussels sprouts . . forgot to take a picture (I was really hungry) but it was delicious and I only ate half the meat! That means I’ll probably get 5 or 6 meals out of that piece of meat and it was fork tender. So delicious!
Then . . I planned to sit and knit but then Vince called and said the movers should be here tomorrow around noon. WHAT?? I was kinda expecting them Wednesday.
I started a pot of chili. If they want to eat, they can have chili, sandwiches, chips and dip.
I don’t have any cooling racks here (or if I do, I can’t remember where I put them!) so that’s where the second oven comes in real handy. Leave the door open and let the bread cool in there. I have a ton of cooling racks at home. I hate to buy more but I’m not sure how I can make it without them til I get another load of stuff from Texas.
As soon as the gingerbread cools, I’m going to give half of one loaf to a neighbor and save the full loaf for the movers.
I pressure cooked two chicken breasts for Rita. She now eats shredded chicken and yogurt and while her tummy is doing better, it isn’t “fixed”.
Before bed, I’ll start a batch of yogurt in the pressure cooker.
I think my kitchen chores are done for the day – except let the chili simmer for a few hours, let it cool and stick it in the fridge.
Could there be the possibility of an hour or so of knitting time this evening?? Let’s hope.