Saturday, July 14, 2018


I told you yesterday that I would show you my Target haul.  Have a cuppa, pull up a seat, make yourself comfy and let me show my purchases.

I don't spend a lot of money on food at Target, but I do pick up some things now and then.  Joe is making a pineapple upside down cake for church next Sunday.  So he got cake mix, pineapple rings and maraschino cherries.  I picked up a can of tomato sauce for the pantry.  I always like to keep a couple of cans on hand.  And we got a couple of bottles of hand soap for the bathroom.  We really like the moisturizing soap and when you can get it for 79 cents, it's a good deal.

I found this kitchen apple towel for $3.00.  My kitchen has lots of apple things in it and this was perfect.  And so cute.  I also found this amazing measuring set for $1.99.  It has a cup, half of a cup, a third of a cup and a quarter of a cup measuring cups and a tablespoon, teaspoon and a half teaspoon spoons.  They are gray, black and white and all snap together to store.  My measuring cups and spoons are so old and some are missing.  Some have broken handles.  So out with the old and in with the new.

Of course we couldn't forget about Jack.  We got this box of canned cat food.  He is so picky.  Won't eat anything but pate and hates seafood.  I also got him a pack of his favorite treats.  He gets these very seldom because they are so expensive.

And I got two new summer tops -- a yellow and a striped.  I have a long-sleeved striped top for winter that I wear to death so I thought I would get a lighter version of it.

They are from "A New Day."  Have any of you heard of them?  It is Target's line and the clothes are really nice.

So guess where Joe and I went today.   Back to Target.  We had forgotten a couple of things yesterday.  It was an in and out thing.  We got Pop-Tarts and Graham crackers. Barbecue seasoning and distilled water.  Joe said if the bowl I loved was still there he would get it for me.  But it was gone.  It was not meant to be.

It is late and I must get some sleep to be able to get to church tomorrow.  I didn't sleep well last night.  I hope I do tonight.

Until later...


Friday, July 13, 2018


I've had a busy couple of days.  Yesterday I went to see my oncologist.  I see him every six months.  I think he is the BEST doctor I have ever seen.  I have been going to him for about 15 years now.  I began to see him as a hematologist and then when I got cancer he treated me for that also.  He said that all my blood levels are great.  And he talked to me.  A lot.  I can trust him with anything and he never hurries me along.  I told him about all the things that were going on with my primary physician and he gave me some great advice.  He also got the tests I needed to have approved for the last six weeks in the works and I just have to schedule them on Monday.  In fact his staff apologized that it would take them 24 hours to get the information to me.  What a difference!

Today I went and had my hair cut.  It needed it so very badly.  I love Kim at Mane Connection.  Originally I saw Deb and she is good but Kim is way better.  I tell her what I want and she makes it come to life.  I love the new cut.  What do you think?

Joe and I went to Target to get a few things this afternoon.  A few things turned into a lot of things.  Mostly food.  But I did rein it in and not get everything that caught my eye.  Here are some of the things I was considering but they did not make it into my cart.

There were tons of pretty mugs.  Like I need more mugs.  I have tons.  But these were very nice.  No K though.

I loved this bowl.  It was wood on the outside and china on the inside and so pretty!  But it was $17 and I don't need it.  But boy do I WANT it!  We don't always get what we want, do we.

Here are some more dishes that I liked.  They are in the Hearth and Home collection by Chip and Joanna Gaines.  The striped ones look like pillow ticking and the others like gingham.  I'm hoping to go back and get a set.  I love little dishes.  *sigh*

Here's one of the little stray cats that I feed.  Isn't she cute?  I call her "Kitty."

I will try to do a Target haul post tomorrow and show you what I DID get.  I'm really tired so I think I will end for tonight and get ready for bed.  Have a nice night everyone.


Wednesday, July 11, 2018


Hello, friends!  Hope you are enjoying your Wednesday.  Today I hope won't be quite as busy as yesterday was.

I began by teaching the regular Tuesday morning Ladies Bible Study.  We are going through the Fruit of the Spirit and this week talked about Joy.  There is a difference between joy and happiness, you know.  Happiness comes and goes, but joy is something you have deep within you.  I am liking this new series I am doing and think I will get more books in this series to do with the ladies.

After the study Debbie, Kathy and I dropped off some things to the Salvation Army.  We do this once a month.  I got rid of two bags of things this month.  I hope I can get rid of two bags every month.  There is just too much in this house.

Then we went to Shoprite for lunch.  This has become a monthly thing also with us taking turns treating each other.  It was my turn this month because Debbie and Kathy both have July birthdays.  Debbie told the lady checking us out that we were the "Prayer Posse."  She liked that and said she could remember us that way.  She has been very positive towards us in the past and so I wasn't hesitant about inviting her to visit our church.  She said she knew where it was and would try to stop in one Sunday.

So here are a couple pictures of the "Prayer Posse."  Debbie is on the left and Kathy on the right.

The fruit was really good and sweet.  I love the summer just because you can get such good produce.

After we ate I had to get a few things at the store.  For one thing we were completely out of water.  In this hot weather we go through bottled water like crazy.  So I got a case of water, some beautiful pork chops that I will have today, and a few other things.  While I was walking around I saw Holly the store dietician and got to talk to her for a few minutes.  The last time Joe and I were there we met Sean the store manager.  He remembered us from the nutrition class we took there and even remembered our names.  We even have some of the cashiers greeting us.  I've never had that at a supermarket before.

We took Kathy home and then Debbie and I headed to the library.  My book was due.  Debbie was nice enough to head in to renew it for me because my knees were killing me and I didn't want to do all the steps.  I miss working, but realize that the way my health is now there is no way I could still be doing that job.

After I dropped Debbie off, I headed home.  I put all the food away and then told Joe I was going to lay down for about half an hour to try to get the swelling in my knee to go down and the pain to stop.  Well, you know where that ended.  I woke up 3 hours later.  Three hours!  Oh my!  No wonder nothing gets done around the house.

I had fried cod and steamed mixed vegetables for dinner.  I noticed that I am not eating enough veggies and am trying to include them more with my meals.  It's so much easier to grab a burger and fries, but then I miss out on the vitamins I need from green growing things.

So I hope I can get some things done at home today.  I'm on a roll now and want to get more things out of the house!