Good morning. Today is cloudy and it's 25F degrees. At some time during the wee hours, it must have snowed for a while because everything outside is covered with a layer of snow. I'll have to run the car for a while to melt all the snow off it before going out to do errands later.
I did finish making the corn chowder yesterday, and it was delicious! I like my food plain, so there's not a lot of ingredients in my chowder. Just potatoes, whole kernel corn, creamed corn, onions, canned milk, whole milk a dash of salt and a sprinkling of pepper. If I'd had any bacon, I'd have put in a little bit of that too just for flavor.
I spent a few hours on the kitchen project yesterday, mostly deciding what to toss and what to keep. Of course, anything that I would keep also needed a new place to live. I was going to work more on it today, but I think I'll take today off.
As for my 365 photo project, sad to say I did not finish getting my two photos for days 14 & 15. Some of the topics listed are just not as easy, at least for me. My mind isn't as creative as it used to be in it's younger days. However, I will try to get them done.
Remember back before Christmas that I spoke of our local Ace Hardware store's pet food drive? Well it seems to be getting better every year. I received this thank you email from the hardware store. I wish a lot more stores would do this, and it doesn't have to be just at Christmas time.
Last night DIL Janet came by after work, and we finally got to open each other's Christmas presents. Janet has been sick since before Christmas, first waiting for an appointment for a root canal (for some reason, all the dentists in our area were totally booked until after the holidays) and then later with the flu. It was good to see her well and smiling again.
This afternoon, I have to make my shopping list. Later, when Joe gets home from work, we'll be making a trip to the market. I mostly just need a few staples plus a few tasty meals for Pogo. This is always a challenge, trying to figure out what he might actually eat. He's such a picky kid. He likes hamburgers, but if I cook two at once (one for today and one for tomorrow) he'll only eat it on the day I cooked it. Now where did that come from?
A few days ago, I order myself a "spin mop" from a catalogue. It arrived yesterday afternoon, so either later today or tomorrow I'll get to try it out. I have trouble wringing things with my hands, so I thought that this might make it easier for me. If it works, I'll get another one for out in the house.
Audrey is on the mend, but Dee Dee, Eddie and Kevin are still a bit under the weather. Hopefully, they'll be well really soon. As for Audrey's car, it was being towed away this morning by the insurance company. Now we're just waiting for the decision - is it totaled or shall we fix it?
Well, that's all the news for this morning. So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay warm and have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.