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

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

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

May 11 - crazy Walmart delivery order

I bought groceries on Monday at Aldi for the week. 
But they didn’t have the sugar-free Gatorade that my husband likes to drink after he has been doing things outside.
 So I decided to do a Walmart delivery order. I ordered 2 12 packs of his Gatorade and then I needed to add a few things to bring the total up to $35 for free delivery. 
So I added two bags of flour, a box of Triscuits that my granddaughter really enjoys  and 12 big cans of tomato sauce.
 I  use canned tomato products often to make things like chili and big batches of homemade pasta sauce.
The Gatorade will be delivered tomorrow but I got the other items today.


So just imagine my surprise when there were eight or nine bags on my front doormat after the delivery.
I ordered 12 cans of sauce but I was delivered about 35 cans of sauce! I haven’t taken all of them out of the bags yet So I’m not exactly sure of the exact number they delivered.
 I have no idea how this huge this mistake happened-  

Circled in yellow are the 12 that I ordered and had put away. And then my husband said wait, what about all these other bags? 

I have notified Walmart about the mistake but I have not heard back from them yet.
 Other times when I have received extra Walmart things I didn’t order, they have said sorry about the mistake and please keep them as a gift or pass them onto someone else.

Crazy, right? 




❤️ Rhonda 


Tuesday, May 10, 2022

2nd week of May -this week’s to do list, a YouTube link and what I did last week and comments

Hello everyone 
First, here is this weeks to do list.  It’s very simple and loose as things come up and I can’t finish tasks I hoped to.  
I know y’all all understand that 

Last week is a perfect example of things happening that needed fixed 
We had a huge flash rain storm last week and I discovered in the middle of the night that water was coming into our house,  
We didn’t have any permanent damage or need to call our insurance company.  And we have worked on a few things to hopefully prevent this again.  Anyway, I was busy with lots of mopping,  removing water from the living room rug and master bedroom carpet,  washing several loads of towels that mopped up rain water - so very little was crossed off last weeks to do list while I spent 2 days dealing with the water in our house. 

This week is so far going just fine.  
It’s really hot so my husband grilled burgers for Monday supper.  We ate all the meat but there were leftover buns and toppings so I decided to just serve those tonight with a new to us recipe.  
It’s a recipe called mesquite grilled chicken sandwiches (but it doesn’t use any actual mesquite) 



I’ll let you know how they turn out.  

A project that has been on my list for sometime isto clean out a closet in our garage and make it exclusively a cleaning items closet. If you walk out through our laundry room, this closet is right there beside the door. It’s functional now but it’s not clean and it’s not pretty. I got the idea from seeing a YouTuber makeover her cleaning closet. 
I remember this homemaker’s cleaning closet was very pretty but she purchased a lot of stuff to accomplish her vision.
I looked on YouTube but I cannot find the exact video that I remember.

Then  last week I saw Emily Wilson on YouTube redo a closet in her home. Her style is much more like my style. She didn’t go out and buy a bunch of stuff. But she accomplished the goal she wanted to.



While I would like to get this closet fixed this week, it is very hot in Oklahoma right now. And there is not a lot of ventilation in our garage. So it might get done but I might have to put it off until we have a cool spill.


Terri left a comment but I accidentally deleted it. 

She is very right about the fact that we won’t always little boys to fetch things in hard to reach places. 
I certainly don’t know everything about children but I do know children are not children  very long.

❤️ Rhonda 




Monday, May 2, 2022

May 2- weekly to do list

Good morning
I’ve been to my doctor for a yearly checkup first thing this morning and I sorted the laundry and have  the first load started.  

Now I need to get busy doing some housework and I need to go back out and do 2 errands.  

Hope we all have productive weeks

❤️ Rhonda 

Sunday, May 1, 2022

May 1st- organizing a cabinet and things from our walk

Hello everyone 
After church,  I asked a grandson to help me with a corner cabinet in our kitchen.  
It has a narrow door but it’s open all the way back to the corner.  
It will hold lots of stuff but it’s very easy to lose and forget about stuff too.  



I went through all the stuff he pulled out and then made a list to put on that door to help me remember what’s in there 

The cabinets are not full and that’s fine with me.  
I’m guessing some of y’all would like a JJ to help you with some hard to reach places too 😊

Later in the afternoon, I went for a walk and the two grandsons rode their bikes.
This business that is closed on weekends has a great parking lot for bike riding. The boys look a lot farther off in this picture than they really are.
 But it is a good size area that they can make loops on and you have to go up and down the entranceway.
They both burned off lots of silliness during our exercise outing. 
This is in the yard in a house several blocks from our house. I think the plant is called clematis and it blooms every spring. 
The first year it bloomed, I thought it was  silk flowers as I had never seen a real lavender flower  blooming like this.
In case you’re wondering, the side of this house faces the west. 

   

We stopped at the little free library in our neighborhood. We know the teacher that runs it and it is OK to take whichever books we want.
I’ve been reading the Benjamin Franklin book to two of the boys. I read the Paul Revere book and have started the book about John Hancock.
 They may be intended for children but they have lots of good history in them.


In our yard, several rhododendron bushes are in full bloom, above.
Below is a peony bush that will be blooming any day.


Terri
We had a heavy rain a few nights ago and it washed away almost all of the flowers on the bleeding heart plant.
 So it may have lasted more than a week, but not much more.
 They are very pretty plants though.


Happy May Day to everyone 
❤️ Rhonda 

Saturday, April 30, 2022

BEDA - winding up

Sorry I missed several days of BEDA but my week went off track - 
Wednesday the youngest grandson chipped a tooth at school and was in quite a bit of pain and I just focused on his needs.  
Thursday my husband had an outpatient procedure done on his back and it was stressful but so far,  it’s seeming like it might be a success- it takes time to know for sure but we are thankful it went as well as  it did.  
So Friday,  I tired to catch up doing all the things I didn’t do Wednesday and Thursday.  I got a lot done but I also wore myself out.  
I’m pretty sure y’all can all relate……

So on to today
I’ve been looking for a good blueberry muffin recipe. I’ve tried several but they weren’t as good as I hoped.  Y
I baked this version from an older Betty Crocker cookbook this morning.  They were great! 

2 of them are streusel-less as one grandson said he didn’t like streusel 🤷🏻‍♀️
I made the recipe exactly as written except I used wild frozen blueberries and added more cinnamon to the streusel.  




We needed a few groceries so I went to Walmart this morning.
 I didn’t look at all the prices but I was shocked to see the cheapest eggs were $3.08 for 1 dozen and small watermelon were $8.47!
Thankfully we have 2 sources of home raised eggs.  
But I’m guessing all of you are seeing these shocking grocery price increases.  


We had a really nice treat  today that was free. 
My daughter entered a contest sponsored by a new local company that specializes in charcuterie type snacks and 6
She won a dozen snack cups.  

The cups were identical and I’ll try to list everything in 1 cup
Chocolate covered cashews and in shell pistachios on the bottom
A giant strawberry and 2 blueberries on a skewer
Giant grapes on another skewer
Mini Stroop waffle cookie
A flat pretzel cracker dipped in chocolate 
A salami rose
Long piece of cheese- maybe a mild cheddar?
A long pretzel and a twizzler

All 7 of us thought these were a very fun treat.  
This is not something I will buy but we live in a college town and I expect this business will do very well here.  


❤️ Rhonda 

❤️ Rhonda ❤️