Working Smarter

I don\’t really mind at all, having to do his daily chores, along with mine. (That\’s how BORED I am) When it will get to be a problem is if he starts in, with his CPO attitude. So far, so good.  I did yesterday\’s list, no problem – in fact I did them faster and smarter than he would have. Today I was supposed to mow the lawns – I used to do that all the time. I enjoy mowing the lawns and we\’ve reduced our lawn sizes drastically due to droughts, so it is a fraction of what it used to be. Easy Peasy.  The only issue we have is, the tent trailer is blocking the gate to the street. He always had to lift the lawn mower up over the trailer. Something, my upper arm strength won\’t allow me do. Plus he has both push and power mowers in the back of his shed with the saw table in front that has to be moved. Come on now – why hasn\’t he made it easier for himself? That\’s just silly. So the saw table is heavy. I called my son, Navy to drop by after work today, to dig out the mowers for me. I will mow the lawns tomorrow. 

Right now I have him putting together a cute little \”windmill\” table I bought a couple of months ago. I harvested some figs and almonds yesterday and had him, taking off the hulls so I can sun dry the almonds. He needs some \”sitting down\” work to do. 

Years ago when I was a single Mom, I did everything. Of course I was 30 years younger, too. I ran a tight ship and little did I know I would eventually marry a Navy man. Then I get married and he took over some chores and that is how it all evolved. Like he takes out the garbage. It\’s not that I can\’t do it – of course I can. 

I know its a different animal – but his broken toe versus my knee replacement surgery last year. They had me up and on my feet the day after, doing physical therapy. For his toe, they told him to stay off his feet for 6 weeks. Just saying…


The school children have gone back to school yesterday. The bus stops in front of our house. I had wanted to place a homemade sign on my picket fence, welcoming them back to school, but forgot. I sure hope it all works out. 

Sunday, I ventured outside my comfort zone and actually went to church. I attend a Calvary Church and it is not a mega church so they were within the guidelines set by Gavin for our county. The aisles were at least 6 feet apart and usually only one family or \”unit\” with that – unless you were at least 6 feet from the next person. It worked. 

I was looking to purchase 1 inexpensive fitted queen bedsheet to place on my box springs – Little Susie has taken to scratching the side – I don\’t want her to tear it up. After pricing a cotton bedspring cover at around $60, I decide to just get a fitted sheet for now. YOU CANNOT FIND A FITTED SHEET unless it is with a set, anywhere in this town. At Bed Bath and Beyond, I found 1 – on sale for $69.99. Nope, I wasn\’t going to spend that. I will get out my sewing machine and make one myself, if I have to. I may have to order online, but even then, the supply chain is backlogged on just about everything. 

I\’m not a breakfast person, per se. I do like a particular cereal – no I love this particular cereal. I cannot find that cereal anywhere. Once again, I may have to order it online in bulk. 

Same with my brand of toilet paper and paper towels. I\’m picky about my TP. 

I\’ve had to make many substitutions – Costco has very little beef. It\’s not just food items. Walmart shelves are bare and picked over. From the looks of it, there isn\’t going to be much in the way of gift shopping available, for Christmas this year. You either do it now with what you can find or just call it all a wash, like the rest of 2020. Christmas isn\’t about the gifts anyway. Time to go back to the basics. 

7 thoughts on “Working Smarter

  1. Anonymous August 14, 2020 / 12:41 am

    I love that Great Grains cereal! Haven't had it in awhile either. Oh, my heart goes outto the children who have to go back to school right now. It's always nice when wego to church – I always feel better after. I'm picky about tp and paper towels too, but these days, I'll take what I get. : )~Sheri


  2. Anonymous August 14, 2020 / 12:53 am

    Always can do online shopping 🙂 That is great your school district is back to in person schools. Ours aren't here except for one district that is way southeast of us (like 35-40 miles away). Of course there's a big fuss about it and teachers resigning right and left. I'm glad my kids are out of school. Good for you for going to church! We are going to actually try a new church this Sunday who is meeting in person. Our church is not with no date on when they will reopen. We want to be back in church so we found one, liked a sermon the pastor had preached, so checking it out this Sunday. We let our pastor know we were going to check out new churches. He wasn't happy about it but said he understood as we said we felt the online experience was not fulfilling. We may go back there when/if they reopen or if we find something else we will stay there. We'll see.I loved mowing the lawn when we had one and shoveling snow. Good exercise! Stay hydrated!betty


  3. Anonymous August 14, 2020 / 2:14 am

    There are a few empty shelves here and the purchase of meat is sometimes limited. Many of the stores are not doing rain checks especially for meat. School does not start here until September so the kids have a bit more time off.I haven't gone back to church as of yet. Waiting until I get my surgery and then I will go.God bless.


  4. Anonymous August 14, 2020 / 11:25 am

    Our school district has hatched a crazy plan based on county ‘danger’levels, meaning number of cases (which seems bogus, too). So glad we don’t have to deal with that! I’ve had issues finding just a flat or fitted sheet. I’ve resorted to amazon, but sometimes the price is ridiculous!Thanks for stopping by my blog!


  5. Anonymous August 14, 2020 / 8:44 pm

    I looked online and bought the last 3 at Target.


  6. Anonymous August 14, 2020 / 8:45 pm

    It really was nice to get back to church.


  7. Anonymous August 14, 2020 / 8:47 pm

    When my kids were little and when I was a kid, we all went back after Labor Day in Sept. and summer vacation started in June. I like it better that way. Poor kids go back now, and it's 110 degrees. I feel sorry for them.


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