Good morning! I went to bed late last night and slept in a bit this morning but I woke up as the sun peeked through the shutter-- a pleasant sight from the cold, gray days we have been having. I got used to summer quickly and then poof! it was gone. Now it is back and I am happy.
So far this morning I have had a bowl of cereal and cleaned out the refrigerator since the trash men come today. I will be tackling the freezer and the pantry later. I declared today to be the pantry cleaning day. The pantry has become the storage place for a lot of things other than food -- mostly small appliances.
I had three crock pots -- two of my own and one of my mother-in-law's. I gave one of mine to my daughter-in-law and then put my mother-in-law's back out in the garage with the rest of her stuff we are storing. I will keep the one I have because you can put the liner on the stove and brown things in it before you set it to slow cook. I don't know why I bother though because my husband doesn't like food cooked in a slow cooker. C'est la vie!
I have a rather old bread maker which I don't really use anymore. I don't like the shape of the loaf. So, when we moved my MIL and I brought some of her stuff home I tried her bread maker. Better shaped loaf but I didn't like the bread it made. So, out to the garage it went. I find I prefer using my stand mixer and just making regular bread. My stand mixer kneads it for me and that is good enough. The bread recipe I use is great so it turns out wonderful. I really should make bread more often. And butter. Sounds like a diet destruction looking for a place to happen.
So, anyway, today I plan to reclaim the pantry for food. Then I have to grocery shop.
I really don't like Walmart. Yesterday evening, around 6 p.m., my husband and I went into the one across the street to buy some hair clippers for him. We checked out and as I was putting things away in my purse I was aware of a man VERY close to me. It was like he was shuffling around me, first on one side, then the other, then behind me -- it was like I couldn't get away from him. My husband was walking ahead of me and I asked him to stop for a minute and I just stopped walking. The guy almost ran into me and I stepped on him. I turned around and gave him "the" look and he just took off. I am sure I was about to get purse snatched or picked, one of the two. I carry a big tote and it has a zipper. I was putting my receipt away and then zipped the purse up. It was on my elbow and not my shoulder. I think he was trying some "fancy footwork" on me to confuse me. He just made me angry. That tote is so heavy, I could have hit him with it and done some real bodily harm. The only harm done was that I got angry, he got his feet stepped on and it just reinforced my dislike of Walmart.
I felt terrible yesterday -- I thought I was coming down with the flu in spite of getting the shot. Seems it was just my allergies rearing their ugly head again. So, after some aspirin and mucinex and a little nap I felt better and improved as the evening went on. I still wasn't in the best of mood when I encountered the guy at Walmart but I didn't feel sick so that was good. This morning, yep, I see the allergies are still there but I have energy and I think it will get better as the day goes on.
Still working on the cross stitch and have a couple of sewing projects I would like to work on after I finish cleaning out the freezer. I am determined to get my "stuff" under control here and get my spaces better to work in.
So, yes, that is what today holds. I will let you know how the pantry redeaux goes.