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..