Reflections of My Life

katlupe

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Location
NY
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Sunday, Sonny took me to his cousin's stable. My cousin and her husband met us there and we hadn't seen each other in a long, long time. She is like a sister to me. Horses are good for me. We had a good time. She had 2 minis who paid a lot of attention to Sonny and me when they discovered I had a bag of apples and carrots in my walker seat.

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This is Mike. He was pretty good and Sonny's cousin's grandkids were riding him. But he is not for a beginner. We will be going back again. All together she has about 7 different horses. Two paints. One big Thoroughbred, which is a rescue and she is trying to put some weight on her. Very thin. I am partial to Thoroughbreds, as that is what my own horses were. It was a fun day.
 

katlupe

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Location
NY
28 degrees here this morning and foggy. I don't mind. I am tired of warm weather and being hot all the time. Yesterday, I had my air conditioner running! In November!

Two of the new rugs I bought go in my entrance way which is in front of the closet. The doors to the closets in this apartment are the type that pull out in the middle of two panels. They are on a track at the top. The problem now is they will not open due to the new rugs. So.......I either have to take them off the closet and maybe cover it with a curtain. Or have the bottom of the doors cut off so it will go over the rugs. The rugs are not a high pile but still too high for these cheap doors.

I started cooking some chicken in the Instant Pot just now to make Chicken Noodle Soup. Have to go cut up the onions and celery after I finish this post. I forgot to buy carrots, but have dehydrated ones in my Emergency Essentials, so will use those. They are good too.

Rearranging the closets so one closet has all my dresses, skirts, sweaters, jackets, etc.
 

katlupe

Member
Location
NY
Yesterday, an electrician spent the day putting new LED lights in the halls. Very bright out there now! Last week the maintenance man and another guy worked on the rooms on the lower level. There are some offices down there, our community room, the laundry room, a bathroom, the room with the water, heating and electrical stuff in it and our storage room. They took out a lot of office equipment, some water heaters and a refrigerator. Now it looks like they might be remodeling those rooms.

Our maintenance man and manager both, work at two other complexes owned by the same company but in two other locations. Not far from here. So they are not here every day like our old manager and maintenance man were. Right now we have 3 empty apartments and yesterday a man was here looking at two of them.

I have been limiting my computer time so I can do other things. I sit down in the morning at the computer and before I know it noon is here. I am always saying where did the time go?

If it doesn't rain today, I am thinking of going to the store. I am waiting for it to warm up a bit first though. About 30 degrees here right now. Need to get Rabbit some greens and parsley.
 

katlupe

Member
Location
NY
Well today Sonny is taking me grocery shopping after our hair appointments. I have a list and hope everything is not all ready sold out. But I am doing a real simple Thanksgiving dinner for 3 people (with leftovers for each) so shouldn't be that much work. I do not use the stove that is in my apartment, but my Nuwave oven (not an air fryer). So I am making chicken instead of turkey. I like it better. My plan is sweet potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and apple or blueberry pie. I want to make more than I normally would so Sonny & Jeff will both have leftovers to take home with them. Jeff will probably not eat with us, though I invited him. He will probably come and get his dinner and go back to his apartment. That is fine with me if that is what he wants. I just like knowing he has a good Thanksgiving meal.

I want to make an appointment to go to a new dentist for more dental work. I really need to do this. But........as well as being a dentist scared person, I do not want to go to any medical places until this virus has quieted down more. I have always avoided getting sick by avoiding places where sick people go or negative energy is present. So I will wait on the dentist appointment for now.

Friday my plan is to start working on my storage area. At least an hour a day going through stuff. A box or bag for things to donate. And big labels on the other things that I am keeping. I need room down there to put my carpet shampooer. It takes up precious room in my closet and I don't use it that often.

My new rugs look good, though the ones I wanted for my entrance could not be used there or else I could not open the closet door. So they are in my bedroom (what I call my bedroom, it is a studio apartment so not a separate room) at least for now. I could have the closet door removed completely but it is too dusty in here and I don't want my clothing getting dust on. Or maybe I could have them take a bit off the bottom of the closet door. I will think about this later.

I hope if you are reading this, you have a nice day and thank you for reading and caring about what I say.
 

katlupe

Member
Location
NY
Thank you for your comments!

I have old journals, notebooks that I used to write in. Now I write on the computer as I am afraid my hands can't take the physical writing for very long. I do manage to color with them though. lol I wrote in an old journal how it was the day before Thanksgiving and I had no money to buy food for a Thanksgiving dinner. I will never forget those days. So even though I have a smaller income than I had living with my husband, I have more of everything. Including peace of mind.

Now though I can buy the food for the Thanksgiving dinner, I am sad to say I am not making everything myself, from "scratch" as they say. I always cooked that way. No, this dinner is being cooked by me but I bought convenience foods (and did not read the ingredients labels........I could not bear to do that! lol). I bought chicken thighs because they are easy and I won't have to cut them up. Stuffing will be from a box and I have had that in the past and actually like it. I bought gravy in a jar, but will probably doctor it up, though I could possibly make gravy from the chicken juices and grease in the pan after they are cooked. Cranberry sauce in a can. I suppose the sweet potatoes are the only other things I will be making with no help.......cooked in the Instant Pot. And pies........I bought two pies baked by Walmart's bakery and cool whip to top them. I just cannot stand in the kitchen cooking and cleaning up for any length of time.

I figure we will have a good dinner together. Nobody will be complaining. Sonny & Jeff are not the type to say anything bad about my cooking, even if it was bad. When I think back to the previous Thanksgiving dinners Jeff and I have had, I think this one will be way better than those. It seems we always had dinners at my in-laws' homes. Jeff will remember waiting for the turkey to get done and being put back in the oven because it wasn't done yet. My first husband's mother was not a cook and that was the only meal she made all year. They lived out on Long Island and we'd spend the week there. Going out to eat or getting take out the rest of the time.

If it wasn't for Sonny & Jeff, well Sonny actually, I would not even be making a dinner like this. I am not real big on holidays. To me, they are just like any other day. I am just so happy not to be going anywhere!!! I love being home.
 

Aunt Bea

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Sounds nice!

I'm sure the Pilgrims would have stopped at Walmart to pick up a pie and a tub of Cool Whip if they could.



Wishing you a peaceful and relaxing Thanksgiving, kat!
 

katlupe

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Location
NY
Today is a beautiful day here in NY. I even have my window open a little bit to get that fresh air. Sonny had to go pick up his prescriptions at the hospital and then he is going grocery shopping. So not talking to me on the phone for awhile.

Since I made soup yesterday, I can eat that for a few days. Sometimes it is nice to not have to do too much cooking.

My cousin's wife is at home under hospice care. It has been hard as we didn't expect this right now. She seemed to be doing good and we were encouraged. She is in God's hands now. I loved her a lot and am going to miss her. 2020 has sure been a tough year,

Well going to go cheer myself up a bit. Watching a movie and coloring.
 

katlupe

Member
Location
NY
Ever since I changed Rabbit's diet, he has been doing so much better. The first thing house rabbit owners look at is their bunnies' poop. I belong to a house rabbit forum and that is always a big topic of discussion. I have noticed he has much more energy too. In the morning now he is running, hopping and doing binkys all over the place. So taking the oats out of his diet and replacing it with oat hay was the right choice. I am not buying kale for him either right now. Kale and spinach have something in their chemical make up that limits how much a rabbit should eat.

He still sleeps pretty much all day but that is normal for rabbits. They are what is called crepuscular - they are most lively at dawn and dusk, and get their sleep (typically around 11 hours a day) during the middle of the day and also at night. A good pet for someone like me. He is my last pet but when he is gone, I will have to watch myself or I will end up with a cat. I am such a cat person that is hard for me to see one and not want one.

This is a picture I just took a little bit ago. He has been investigating the shelf I keep my shoes on. He has never chewed any, but many rabbit parents say their rabbits do. He wants to chew the wood bookcase as it is not finished wood, just painted. I put cardboard under it to level it and he has been chewing on that. That is okay though.

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