Progress! – Our kitchen renovation is coming along. Everything was gutted and the new cabinets are going in. The contractor is still projecting four more weeks but the countertops always lag. They can’t measure until the cabinets are completely installed and then it takes a week to two to get installed.
Speaking of major renovations altering your life – I’ve learned a few lessons about the food prep. I had made and frozen meals before the project started. Some are whole meals that just require microwaving. I thought I would use my slow cooker so I froze “parts” of a meal to put together like the tiny meatballs for Italian wedding soup. My working surface is so small that chopping and putting together a crockpot meal is more complicated than I expected. Good lesson (although there won’t be a next kitchen reno!) to keep it simple. With a mix of take out, meals out and from the freezer we are doing ok. Tomorrow will be day 10 of the project.
I hate buying underwear! – When I find something I like, I buy a case as they will discontinue it as soon as I decide I like it. My favorite bra was discontinued and the ones I have are stretched out. Argh. I went to a specialty store where they measure you and make suggestions. I got a sweet thing young enough to me my granddaughter with a shrill voice that reverberated in the dressing room. I’m hard to fit as breast cancer surgery left me with an “odd” pair that doesn’t remotely match. She insisted I downsize several cup sizes which left my larger boob without a place to call its own. It responded by squishing outside and around the back (the bra wearers know exactly what I mean!). At the end I bought the size that was sort of comfortable despite her suggestion that it was too big. There was a BOGO going on (buy one, get one 50% off). For another mere $3 (nothing in the store is $3) I would hit a magic number that would give me $15 off. So technically I could buy something for $12 which would give me $3 off the bra purchase and the other item (that I don’t need) would be free. I hate these tactics. I’m taking the new bra for a test run today. I can feel it. Most of the time I wear those wonderful stretchy things that you can’t feel at all but I needed one for those special occasions in life like funerals and proms.
Wrap up on new cell phone – I still don’t like the size or feel of it but I bought a nice pink case and that has improved my attitude 100%. I still plan to trade it in but until then, I have one that is visually pleasant but feels like kettle bell!
Gratefulness – This week we got some bad health news on the beloved husband’s side of the family. Bad health news is getting to be common. All our friends and relatives are aging and that’s what happens. I am very grateful that both of us (and currently all the cats) are healthy. When you don’t have your health, nothing else matters, not even a steady diet of microwave meals.
So how was your week?