Friday, April 2, 2021

March Update on Plans for 2021

 

Plans for 2021

(Items marked with 🍀 were done in March.)
1. Repair LadyBuggy (Electric Golf Cart)
2. Replace cat flap
3. New bed and dresser🍀
4. Freezer❤️
5. Back porch furniture
6. Paint Fence
7. Paint Back Door
8. Windows Cleaned❄️
9. 12 new recipes
     Black Bean Soup & Jalapeño Cornbread ❄️
10. Read 24 books 
     A Promised Land by Barack Obama❄️
    The Guest List by Lisa Foley❄️
    Saving Freedom by Joe Scarborough ❄️
    The Jane Austin Society by Natalie Jenner❤️
    Seeing Trees by Nancy Hugo❤️
    Saving Freedom by Joe Scarborough ❤️
    The Plague Cycle by Charles Kenny🍀
    How to Avoid A Climate Disaster by Bill Gates 🍀
    Breath from Salt by Bijapur Trivedi🍀
11. Houston Botanical Gardens
      Mercer Botanical Gardens
      National Butterfly Center
      Houston Arboretum 
      Memorial Park Eastern Glades
      MFAH🍀

Thursday, March 4, 2021

February Update on 2021 Plans

 

February was mostly a bust as far as my plans were concerned. Granted for a week I was without power and/or water during a pandemic but still I ought to have gotten more done. So here we are. Things done in February are  marked with a ❤️

1. Repair LadyBuggy (Electric Golf Cart)
2. Replace cat flap
3. New bed and dresser
4. Freezer❤️Yea!! We got our freezer.
5. Back porch furniture
6. Paint Fence
7. Paint Back Door
8. Windows Cleaned❄️Done in January..
9. 12 new recipes
     Black Bean Soup & Jalapeño Cornbread ❄️
10. Read 24 books 
     A Promised Land by Barack Obama❄️
    The Guest List by Lisa Foley❄️
    Saving Freedom by Joe Scarborough ❄️
    Seeing Trees by Nancy Ross Hughs❤️
    The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner❤️
11. Houston Botanical Gardens
      Mercer Botanical Gardens
      National Butterfly Center
      Houston Arboretum 
      Memorial Park Eastern Glades
      MFAH

Monday, February 1, 2021

Plans for 2021–January Update

 


Plans for 2021 - January Update


Books read in January
   A Promised Land by Barack Obama
   The Guest List by Lisa Foley
   Saving Freedom by Joe Scarborough 

Household projects
   Windows cleaned inside and out

Health preservation 
   Received second Moderna Covid-19 vaccination
   Annual physical

New Recipies
   Black Bean Soup
   Jalapeño Cornbread 

Here’s the whole list:

Plans for 2021

1. Repair LadyBuggy (Electric Golf Cart)
2. Replace cat flap
3. New bed and dresser
4. Freezer
5. Back porch furniture
6. Paint Fence
7. Paint Back Door
8. Windows Cleaned
9. 12 new recipes
10. Read 24 books 
11. Houston Botanical Gardens
      Mercer Botanical Gardens
      National Butterfly Center
      Houston Arboretum 
      Memorial Park Eastern Glades
      MFAH




Saturday, January 16, 2021

February Menu

 


February Menu


1. Slow Cooker Farmhouse Chicken-Corn Chowder
2. Chicken-Sausage Casserole
3. Cutlets,GMP, Peas 
4. Leftovers 
5. Out
6. Bacon Sandwiches, Oven Fries
7. Beef Pot Pies
8. Baked Fish, Fire Roasted Vegetables 
9. More Casserole 
10. Stew
11. Leftovers 
12. Out
13. Macaroni and Cheese, Corn, Salad
14. Schwan’s 
15. Tuna Salad Sandwiches
16. Chicken Tenders, GMP, GB
17. Pizza 
18. Leftovers 
19. Out
20. Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Toast 
21. Chicken Pot Pies 
22. Shrimp Jambalaya 
23. KFC
24. Spaghetti and Meatsauce, Salad
25. Leftovers 
26. Out
27. CB Hash, CSC, Salad 
28. Schwan’s 


Sunday, January 3, 2021

Around OakMeadows

 

My sweet Angie



Monday morning I received an email from my physician group telling me to call for an appointment for JMM and Me to get our Covid-19 vaccinations. I assumed that it would be weeks before we could come in but they said for us to come in at 12 noon that same day.  I have seldom been so surprised in my whole life. So we went in and got the Pfizer vaccine.  We go back on January 25 for the second injection. 

The pandemic goes on. 350,000+ Americans have died of Covid-19 and hospitals are overwhelmed. It just seems incredible that this is happening but it certainly is. January is looking like it will be worse than December when 78,000+ died. Hopefully, the vaccinations will lower the toll as more and more people are vaccinated. But with so many Americans out of their minds with conspiracy theories, who knows.

I sent $500 to the West Fort Bend Food Pantry because so many people are out of work because of the pandemic. The economic consequences of Covid-19 will be with us for a long, long time.

After we get the second injection, it will be so nice to be able to go out to eat, to get a manicure/pedicure, and go shopping.  I need to see the optometrist and get a mammogram. And I can finally go shopping for a new bed and dresser. 

Speaking of doctors, JMM and I will be seeing our new doctor, Dr. Basu, for the first time on January 11 for our annual physicals.

Still reading A Promised Land by Barack Obama. It is excellent!! I’ve set my reading goal for 26 books in 2021 so I need to finish one book every two weeks. At 700+ pages, I have a lot of reading to do. Fortunately, it is interesting and very well written.






Saturday, January 2, 2021

Plans for 2021

 



Plans for 2021

1. Repair LadyBuggy (Electric Golf Cart)
2. Replace cat flap
3. New bed and dresser
4. Freezer
5. Back porch furniture
6. Paint Fence
7. Paint Back Door
8. Windows Cleaned
9. 12 new recipes
10. Read 24 books 
11. Houston Botanical Gardens
      Mercer Botanical Gardens
      National Butterfly Center
      Houston Arboretum 
      Memorial Park Eastern Glades
      MFAH

My personal self improvement plans;
1. Eat good food.
2. Read good books; watch good movies.
3. Look for the beautiful.
4. Share. (My word for the year.)

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Around OakMeadows

Tigger

This morning we had an early morning (8am) HEB curbside pickup for some items left off last Saturday’s grocery list—grapes, bananas, whole wheat bread, and my small canned Cokes. So I went along and we stopped at McDonald’s for an Egg and Sausage Biscuit to share with Angie. We talked about the strange things people believe to be true these days. I’m convinced that the Internet is responsible for the vast majority of it but still people do believe the most nonsensical things.

Yesterday was a grim day in that there are now over 300,000 Covid deaths in the U.S. The good news is that the first round of vaccinations has begun. I have no idea when Joe and I will be eligible for vaccinations but I should think that by March, we will have been vaccinated. Speaking of strange things people believe, there are those who will refuse being vaccinated for one reason or another. (There are valid reasons such as allergic reactions, immunosuppression, etc. for not receiving the vaccine.)  Anyway, I hope enough people will be vaccinated to induce a herd immunity. We shall see.

It is cold and dark with more rain expected. Needless to say, the cats are exceptionally affectionate. The fact that I have a heating pad on my lap is a major reason for.their recently acquired devotion to me.

I am reading two really outstanding books. A Promised Land by Barack Obama is just wonderful. He writes just like he speaks so it’s like listening to him. The other is The Ministry of the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson. I normally detest science fiction but this is so interesting (about the amelioration of climate change in the coming century) and well written that the 563 pages don’t daunt me.

Leftover Beef and Barley Soup and Joe’s bread machine bread toasted and buttered. I have put a container with 2 more servings in the freezer. Such a good meal for a cold, dark, wet evening.