We ran errands yesterday morning. Walmart’s app is new and I’m old and I don’t do well with change. I accidentally hit “pick up curbside” apparently, though I was sure I had “delivery” checked so my choices were to cancel the entire order and go back and re-enter everything for delivery or just drive 6 miles to Walmart, get my groceries curbside and drive 6 miles home. But, I forgot that I’m married to the shopper who can’t stop shopping. He said “Oh, I’ll go with you.” How can I say no to him? We went to Aldi, we went to Natural Grocer, we went to Home Depot. I said . . well, heck, while we’re driving all the way through Joplin, let’s go by my dermatologist’s office and pick up some meds they have more! Then we got to Walmart, picked up the curbside groceries because we were almost late. Started to go in so I could get my flu shot, realized I didn’t bring my wallet so without ID and insurance info, they weren’t going to give me a shot.
Got home, put away all the groceries, waited for the floor guy, then I heated up lunch and the rest of the day was mostly spent stitching. Vince’s sister called and they must have talked for well over an hour. They did! I just checked his phone. Two hours and 35 minutes! He hasn’t talked to me for 2-1/2 hours in the last five years. Not a straight 2-1/2 hours and probably not if you add it all up over the last five years. It was fun chatting with her. They were on speaker and we were all laughing so that was a good time.
I’ve seen this chart over and over and I’ve always wanted it but I always talk myself out of it. First, you know my record with finishing large projects and second, I’m going to run out of wall space and I really don’t want my house to look like there’s too much stuff on the walls. Who am I kidding? I’ll never finish enough to make the walls look cluttered! 🙂
Anyway, Snooty Parrot is the chart I keep seeing and wanting. I think it’s pretty but I love the name. So, I ordered it because I needed about 6 skeins of floss and it seemed silly to order just 6 skeins of floss so the floss and Snooty Parrot can travel together.
I should change my name to Leftovers Queen. We had the leftover Beer Braised Chicken for dinner. It has carrots already but I made kale chips to go with it. Good keto food!
Videos I Watched:
No videos. Honestly, so may of the videos I had liked have turned into commercials and I don’t like that. There are a few I still enjoy but some of the ones I once loved, I start watching and say . . no . . can’t do this. Maybe it’s just me.
I finished Winter Cardinal Etching. I am definitely procrasting working on A Changed World.
Plans for Today:
Chad and Nicole are coming this morning to get the stove, then after the game, I will meet them halfway and get Addie since she’s out of school Monday. I’ll make chicken salad with the leftover smoked chicken from Thursday, serve it in avocado halves. That will be quick and easy before I go get Addie. She’ll probably be hungry after the game so I’ll fix her a sandwich or an egg and ham roll up when she gets back here.
I will hopefully get some cross stitching done today. Once I get back with Addie, she and I will find something fun to do. She may be tired after the game and end up going to bed early . . never know about that girl. I think she’s had a rough week.
There’s a new hamburger restaurant in their town and Chad, Nicole and Addie had gone there to eat Wednesday evening. There ended up being a shooting at a gas station next door. A young man died. His daughter is in Addie’s class and cheers with Addie so Addie knows her. Chad said he didn’t know how much Addie saw but they quickly finished eating and left and Chad was telling Addie “Do not look over there!” From what I’ve read about what happened, I doubt she could see anything if she did look but that’s a lot for a little girl to take in. Like I said . . the world is a crazy place.
I’m not going to mention any of it but if she brings it up, I’ll talk with her about it . . unless some of you have other advice for me.
I’m looking forward to spending a couple of days with her since my time with her has been cut way short due to school and cheerleading.
If Addie brings it up absolutely encourage to talk it out all she wants. Open ended questions, feelings, and talk about grieving? I don’t know if she’s too old for the book “Fall of Freddy the Leaf”. Leo Buscaglia is amazing!
I would ask Chad and Nicole what they want….I always answered the questions truthfully, but didn’t go into a lot of detail. Especially for something like that….
She may want to come and see you so she can talk about it with some one she knows and trusts and who was not there, let her talk then just answer questions if she asks then be there to hold and cuddle as she cry’s,it may be what she needs.
Cilla HouleTyler says
I agree with Elizabeth….My mother never allowed me to cry over sad situations. I’m 70+ now and now find situations like that very trying.
Nelle Coursey says
I worked with a lady at the state school and her friend and friends mother were shot by her father! She didn’t see it but it was very traumatic for her and she still remembers it like it was yesterday! I hope Addie does not have to go through this. That is very traumatic for someone so young. Even though she probably didn’t see it, she will see her friend at school. Just tell her to be there for her friend and if her friend wants to talk about her dad, let her. She is going to need some counseling and I would be willing to bet the school will offer it to anyone who should need it. It is scary for kids wondering if their parent will be next. Just reassure her and let her know her dad is safe and she has her mother, you and Vince as well if she needs help. I pray she doesn’t need counseling but it might be a good idea.
It makes my heart hurt to think of a little girl growing up without one of her parents. 🙁
I LOVE that verse on Snooty Parrot. It’s also the same verse on Sarah Elizabeth Brook by Scarlett House (it is where Tanya got her logo from). So few verses on the old samplers speak about a girl being independent and free. I think Sarah was a bit of a rebel and I just love that!
Yes, apparently being independent and free has lost its appeal. 🙁 I do have Sarah Elizabeth Brook too and some day, I plan to stitch it.