Wednesday, April 29, 2020


H-E-B to provide masks, gloves to employees starting Saturday

Well, hello again.  Welcome back.  Anything new with you today?

Last night I got super lazy.  I had no desire to cook anything for dinner.  That means we needed to support one of our local restaurants.

Our favorite Mexican restaurant.  It is so easy.  You just call in your order, they give you the time to show up and then they bring your order to your car.  

I know I said I was going to make out menus last night after dinner.  Well, that didn't happen.  I decided to work on a bit of stitchery instead.

I am really enjoying working counted cross stitch again.  Don't worry, I am still knitting and crocheting each day too.

That meant, menus needed to be done this morning.

They are done.  I even made out the grocery list.  Today was grocery day for me.  Hubby and I each chose a store to go to so we only had to go to one each.  I have completed my shopping for the week.  Hubby is just now getting ready to go on his journey.  One of our stores had boneless skinless chicken breast on sale this week.  I grab a BUNCH of them.  That was the only meat we were low on.  Since we eat chicken 3-4 times a week, it goes pretty fast.

Hopefully having this menu made out and being approved by hubby, it will keep us from wanting to get dinner from a restaurant.  Not that I don't want to help out small businesses, I do.  I just like having control over what goes into my food and then into my body.

Before I went to the grocery store, I stopped off at my son's house to pick up some material from him.  One of his wife's employees asked if I would be so kind as to make some face masks for her.  She offered to pay for my services but I just can not accept money from someone for something that doesn't take that long to make.  So, I will be making 3-4 masks for her this week/weekend.  Silly me, I thought I was done with those LOL.

While on the trip to my son's, I saw the most beautiful tree.

This is the palo verde tree.  It is our state tree.  If you don't speak Spanish, Palo Verde means "green stick".   Here is the reason it got its name.

Can you see the green color of the trunk?  Compare it to the trunk behind it.  The only issue with them is.............when the flowers fall off.  Yellow stuff everywhere.  

I bought a watermelon today.  It is time to go and cut it up.  Hopefully it is good.  It is a little early for them to be in season.  Fingers crossed it will be sweet and yummy.  I also need to get the chicken packaged up.  Some of it will be frozen and some of it will go into a crockpot and then shredded for use in recipes later on.   Also, my sourdough is plugging along.  I actually think it might make it this time.  So, off to the kitchen I go.

Until next time.................happy crafting & stay well!

PS:  Our Governor will be addressing us in a couple of hours to let us know what he is going to do about the"stay home, stay safe" orders that expire tomorrow.


  1. CA is extended to May 31st here. Bless you on making masks for ppl.

  2. That is so nice that you do have a good restaurant you can go to. There are none here that I care for. Yes, bless you for making masks for others. You are such a good person and so generous with your time and talents. Good for you on the menu and grocery list. It is a lot of work but in the end it is so nice to know what you are going to make and knowing that you have the ingredients. Your cross stitch is lovely!

  3. No word yet from Maryland about Stay at Home Orders. Our governor is very conservative and has been exceeding cautious - and is much loved in our state. Hard times - glad to have someone with a level head on his shoulders leading our state now.


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