If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The past week ......

Hello.  I didn't mean to take a week off blogging.  But I was sick with a cold for 4 days, my husband was away at his parents for 6 days, and I was just off schedule.  But here are the highlights.


Our weather forecasters told us well in advance that an ice storm was coming.
Ice can be  the most destruction weather next to tornados.  If the ice is heavy,  it can can cause the entire power grid to fail and it can halt all traffic as roadways are just too slippery to use.
This is what we were concerned could happen-





Thankfully, in our area, we only had about a quarter inch of ice which was not enough to really harm anything.  

The trees and ground and all outside surfaces are encased with ice and it's quite pretty.  
It was just warm enough that the roads mostly were all clear and safe near us.  




Next week's forecast is for dry conditions and much warmer temperatures.  😄



My biggest household task was to work on our craft-computer room that just kind of became a dumping ground over the last few months.  😱
It took several hours but now it looks like this.  
A bit better, right? 
Now I can go in there and actually work on something. 


The closet - lots of assorted fabrics but  I didn't bother to refold them all,
Sewing table is cleaned and cleaned off.  

And I sewed up the mending pile- -a shopping bag that lost its straps, husband's holey shirt, sleeping pants that needed shortened and a ripped bath towel.

Lots left that messy room- a storage tub full of assorted smaller containers,  large bag of trash and a box full of recyclables.



Cooking- I didn't do much cooking while I was sick and while my husband was gone.  I had some leftovers and some frozen foods. 

Friday,  I cooked a small tritip beef roast in the crockpot with carrots and potatoes.  It turned out really good! 
We had  big salad with this meal.
I got the ingredients from the fridge.  All were purchased 2 days after Christmas.  I store most all produce in either plastic bags with most of the air squeezed out or in plastic containers with tight lids.
Produce most always keeps for 2-3 weeks when I do this.

The finished meal 

Dessert was chocolate pie- one grandson had whipped cream on top of his slice 
But the other grandson wanted his plain.  






18 comments:

  1. Wow, I would be a happy camper if MY craft room were that clean!!! I wouldn't have guessed that you were sick. Glad you're feeling better and that the ice didn't cause too much damage.

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    1. Thank you Bethany, nice to "meet" you.

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  2. Nice craft room, Rhonda! We all have those rooms that things get shoved into. Glad the ice didn't amount to much. It sure is pretty. Thanks for the tip on squeezing out the air on lettuce. I'll have to give that a try. It would be nice to have to shop less. Hope you are feeling better!

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    Jane

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    1. Hi Jane, I really do think storing produce sealed up tight keeps it fresh longer. I hope it works for you like it does for us.

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  3. I like lock-n-lock containers for storing produce. You are right that when stored keeping air out produce lasts much longer.

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    1. Dawn, I'm glad to hear you do this too.

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  4. Your grand boys are so cute! What a great craft room! Looks great after the organizing. Have a great week.

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  5. Our ice never happened. We had a little bit of freezing rain, but the ground was warm enough to melt it. Whew! I plan to tackle my mending/alteration box soon. It has been hanging around way too long! Your craft room is looking good.

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    1. Wendi, I'm so glad the ice storm missed you. They can be just awful.

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  6. Lots of organizing happened there!
    Oh your pie looks wonderful. I would like a piece with whipped cream and a piece without!

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    1. Thank you Anne, let me know when your coming and I'll bake one just for you. And you can squirt on you whipped cream however you like 😀

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  7. I hope you are fully better. If not I pray you will soon. Your room looks awesome.

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    1. Hello Mrs Chrissy, I am feeling just fine. I've even had a routine checkup since then and my doctor thought I was doing great.

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  8. Sorry you were sick. This crud is long-lasting!

    Your meals look good and the icy weather is beautiful, even though ice can be deadly.

    I love how you organized that room--much neater, and functional. You will have a great time working in there now.

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    1. Hi Becky and thank you! I am all the way better

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  9. I just have to say I love the name of your blog. :) Your sewing room looks amazing, and the dinner—wow! Glad the ice storm didn't shut everything down. We've had more snow than usual here and things actually did grind to a halt for several days. I guess I forget how much the weather can affect our lives. Hope you're feeling better!

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    1. Hello Dianna, nice to "meet" you too. ❤️

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