August 2, 2020

Alexa! Turn Off 2020 !


My goodness it's been a busy few days which is why my blog has been silent. 

It has been incredibly, incredibly hot here in South Carolina on the coast. Temps in the high nineties (36C) with heat indexes of one hundred and five or more. Yesterday's heat index was one hundred and eight degrees. (42C). The humidity level has been so high it's hard to breath outside and forget about hair. My hair has been looking like I put my finger in a light socket for weeks now.

Thursday my Mr had his six month follow up with his cardiologist and it was hot and of course you had to wear a mask. I ended up going back in the car because first I did not want to sit in the waiting office with other people and two I can not stand these masks. I find them very hard to breath in. As to the people thing, I've always been like this when it comes to doctors office or hospitals. Everyone is always hacking or sneezing or something so I've never liked being in these waiting rooms, it isn't something new for me and yes, I've always been a germaphobe my whole life. 

So Thursday after the doctor hubby was out in the horrible heat finishing up with the generator house while I was inside doing some laundry and the things around my home that I needed to tend too. One of which was preparing the over run of banana peppers and shishito peppers to go into the dehydrator. 
Friday I placed a pickup order with Walmart for Saturday morning and then I got the brilliant idea to hit Costco at three thirty in the afternoon, on a Friday, during tourist season. I do this at least once a year and every year I say to myself, what were you thinking!! The ONE highway I have to take to get there is always like a parking lot in ninety eight degree heat full of tourists going to Myrtle Beach. Costco is loaded with tourists stocking up for their stay including the gas station but, at least this time I did have good reason for going at the time I did. 

Saturday morning I left here around eight thirty am. I stopped at Walgreens to pick up a prescription for my Mr, then I decided to go to CVS and check out some makeup by E.L.F. that I've been hearing good things about then onto Walmart to pick up the groceries. 

For those who don't know (look it up) we are in a canned goods shortage and not because there isn't any food. It IS because we don't even make our own metal here in the United States Of America! No, we get it from... wait for it..... you guessed it.. China! And so, we are having a hard time getting metal which means a hard time producing cans. I decided to add to my small stock of canned goods because with the way this year is going who knows what will be happening a month from now. 

I made sure to pick up lots of soup for my Mr because he just loves the Campbell's Chicken Noodle. I also made sure to grab what I could of canned vegetables because while I was able to get some frozen vegetables, the frozen ones have been scarce in my area for months as far as variety. I also stocked up on some essentials between Walmart and Costco. I think we are all finished now. We have at least a few months of food in the house plus left overs that I vacuum seal and freeze as well. 

I spent four hours in my kitchen yesterday putting things away, processing strawberries and blueberries for the freezer, extra bagels, tomatoes and lettuce. I was exhausted by the time I was done and in a ton of pain in every joint and muscle in my body. I took a shower when I was finished, made hamburgers for the Mr for dinner and I fell asleep by ten pm.

This morning I woke up at four forty five am which was early but I had been sleeping seven or so hours. It also gave me more time this morning to spend with Jesus in the Scriptures and prayer. I made my green energy juice for the week in our Vitamix and at ten am I headed over to my parish. I spent some time with Jesus in Adoration, afterwards I went to confession and came home. Still have to balance the checkbook and get the bills ready to be paid this week and that is it! I am one tired lady.

Oh yeah, we have hurricane Isais or however you spell it supposedly hitting into us on Monday night into Tuesday morning. I can not tell you how thankful I am for our new generator and the house for it my Mr built. He had the generator all up and running this morning. Worked beautifully so that's one last thing to worry about. Please send up some prayers this storm won't be too bad. We have had catastrophic flooding in 2015, 2017 and 2018. We don't need anymore damage or water and I have some family coming in this coming Wednesday for a week and a half..



13 comments:

  1. I did not know about the canned food shortage. Crazy times. My husband likes Campbells chicken noodle soup, too. Me? Not so much.

    Stay safe - Hurricanes I know nothing about. Living in their path would freak me out.

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    1. Hi Debby,
      Yeah I'm not so crazy about Campbells either or any canned soup really. I'd rather make my own... I'm originally from New Jersey and once every ten years we'd get a hurricane up there, mostly snow blizzards though..LOL.. I"ve gotten as used to these hurricanes and tropical storms coming through each year as I possibly can.. Thanks for coming by today :) XO

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  2. Blessings to you. I believe I need to go to the store for more soup. Think I could live off of it. Have a great time with company.
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    1. Hi Deanna,
      My husband could live off it too and I well, pretty much do... My whole family was unable to come this year but two of them will be here and I'll take it! We are a small family but we are extremely close. I can't wait to see them .. Thanks for coming by today :) XO

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  3. Hi Robyn, Wish this old country had stayed self contained. You know when we made everything we needed right here in the USA. We need to get back to those days. It would mean jobs and no butt kissing China. You look cute in your picture. I will mask up all the time....I will just stay in the car while Ted's at his appts. He goes to chemo alone. But I go with him to Indy to the bone marrow clinic. But I stay in the car. One less to catch something in those waiting rooms. Be safe honey, blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Hi Susie,
      I could not agree with you more. People think that China will one day soon end up owning us. What they don't realize is, they already do. We need to start manufacturing here again. We have very very brilliant people in this country. We can make anything we can buy from China but of course the politicians sold us out years ago so as to line their own pockets and those of their family members and so, here we are today....How is Ted doing? You too Susie, Stay safe, both of you XO

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  4. Hi Robyn. Happy Sunday! I love the look of all your cans....but we cannot use canned foods...the sodium is so high in all of them, even the ones that say low sodium. Because of my dearest CHF and his heart functioning at 30%. The battle for us is retention of fluid. Salt is the enemy. I do have canned meats, and canned food I can rinse. But I use dry beans and soup mix so I can make allowance for the sodium.

    You must be wearing your new makeup, as you look absolutely lovely.

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    1. Hi Wanda,
      I completely understand. My husband had a heart attack back in 2016 and that led to a diagnosis of right sided heart failure although from what I understand not too severe.. He is also on a water pill twice a day as well. He does pretty well with the salt intake with everything he eats but he does love his soup so I just keep an eye on his feet every day I look at them. May sound strange to most people but you would understand why I do that... And yes! Thank you so much. I tried out some new very affordable makeup this morning from the drug store and most of it is just as good as anything high end I own or have owned... I hope you've had a great weekend Wanda and thank you so much for coming by today XO

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  5. My goodness you've been BUSY!! No wonder you were achy and sore afterwards! So glad your generator is up and running, or ready to run. I hope you never need to use it but it's so good it's there if you need it! Did you grow those peppers, those look great! We didn't grow any of those but we do have green ones and red ones. I have been buying alot of the Elf make up too, I have loved everything I've tried! Their concealer is great and their make up primer is the best I've ever used and has quite a few "formulas" to pick from for our skin. Last I heard the storm wasn't going to be bad here, just rain. Hope it's the same for y'all! Stay safe! And stay COOL!!---it's so dang hot now!! LOL

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    1. hi there!!....I hope we don't need to use it either but as of this morning they are saying the storm is a category 1 and will come right over us. They tell us it won't be too bad but there will be some minor wind damage and trees down causing power outtages which is what they told us in 2016 with hurricane Matthew. That one was only supposed to be a cat 1 as also. Well it ended up slamming into us as a cat 2, ripped roofs off including mine, tore down an entire ocean pier, and catastrophic flooding so while I listen to what they tell us I also take it with a grain of salt. Storms can be so unpredictable but here's hoping this time they are correct... SO far I am LOVING the ELF products I bought. I'm going to review some of them soon. Thank you so much for stopping by! :) XO

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  6. PS...have a great time with your family!!

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  7. You are one very busy lady. By the way, I think your hair looks great in that photo you posted. If you really want to see some bad hair, just look at me. Nope, I'm not sharing a photo of it. It's not bothering me, and my little dog thinks it looks just fine. Now that everything is done, sit down with a nice cold drink and relax and enjoy your day. Hugs, Edna B.

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~Robyn~ XO