My husband and stepson are away for the weekend

@shaggin (56199)
United States
February 19, 2021 8:18pm CST
We have only had one day of in person school this week due to so many snow days. I made two new recipes this week. Last night for dinner I made the guys “Chili-Pasta Skillet” from my Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. My son liked it but my husband and stepson said it had no flavor. For about 5 months oatmeal had me running to the toilet. The past few days I’ve been able to eat granola I had in the food cupboard. It’s all gone so I decided to make homemade granola using a recipe in the same cookbook as last nights dinner. I got it all done and cooled and put into a 5lb. empty cleaned out peanut butter jar. I set it in the cupboard and somehow didn’t set it in there correctly as it fell to the floor. The plastic lid broke completely apart and half the granola fell on the floor and had to be thrown out . Darn it how this pregnancy makes me drop everything. So my husband, my stepson, their three beagles and their lab went to Maryland today. They are staying at my mother and father in laws house to visit and to go hunting down there. They will be coming home Monday sometime. We are supposed to get more snow Monday. The photo is of the book I am reading. I no longer like romance books like this but when my husband and I were trying for a baby and I saw them in a little free library I grabbed them. Now I feel I have to read them. It’s okay but really I’d rather be reading something else. I read 10 other books so far this year.
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@snowy22315 (108126)
• United States
20 Feb
Enjoy your weekend. Sorry about your granola. I made chili mac tonight. I have made goulash and chil of course, but never chili mac.
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@shaggin (56199)
• United States
21 Feb
@snowy22315 I have made chili Mac before. I think today since I'm not going shopping I will make myself vegetarian Crock-Pot chili. Hopefully I have all the ingredients. If I lack one I'll grab it at the local supermarket where I need to buy my son some juice.
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@DaddyEvil (33353)
• United States
20 Feb
I'm sorry the granola got away from you, hon... Pretty does that a lot and she's not pregnant... she just can't reach the higher shelves in the kitchen. (I put stuff on the highest shelves so she'll leave it alone. If I don't she eats all the stuff I buy for me which leaves me with the stuff she buys . *sigh* Then, she won't close the packages up or close the cabinet door(s). She claims she'll just be right back in there, so why bother. I tell her because it makes me mad to go into the kitchen and have to close the packages and doors behind her. She just shrugs at me. ) Sounds like you might have some free time on your hands... have you considered heading down here to visit me? I promise to feed you good food and to not let you do all of the cleaning I don't like to do myself.
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@shaggin (56199)
• United States
21 Feb
@Daddyevil that drives me absolutely nuts when people don’t close the packages up. My husband is awful about that. It gets stale and in the spring we are going to have ants come in and they will get in the containers and the food will have to be thrown away. All I can eat is vegan food it isn’t very fun. How is the weather where you are? We got snow last night so that deterred my grocery shopping today.
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@DaddyEvil (33353)
• United States
21 Feb
@shaggin We buy the big bags of cereal... I have to get some of it right away or she gets some out and leaves the bags puffed full of air so it's stale when I go to get more... I complain about that and she tells me she never leaves the bags full of air. She told me that yesterday while I was pressing the air out of my bag of cheerios that she left it full of. *sigh* I don't understand what's so difficult about pressing the air out of the bags before you seal them back up? Yup! And she hates ants as much as I do but won't think about them until they show up and get into everything, then screams that they're in our food! *shake my head* And now you know why I keep food in my bedroom closet. I don't let her get into that so I still have good food after she messes up everything in the kitchen. It is 43 F outside so the snow is finely melting off. Yesterday, it was -3 F when I woke up and climbed to 13 F by afternoon. That's how the temps have been here for the last week and snow fell every day. I'm getting sick of snow!
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@shaggin (56199)
• United States
22 Feb
@DaddyEvil laziness is about what I’d sum it up as. It’s been in the 20s here I believe. We are getting more stinking snow tomorrow.
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@noni1959 (7522)
• United States
20 Feb
I read romance in my teen years. I like serial killer, some autobiographies, mystery and occasional silly stuff. Is the book good so far?
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@shaggin (56199)
• United States
21 Feb
@noni1959 it was okay. I finished it last night before bed. I'm going to start one by Debbie Macomber today. I do really enjoy mysteries and serial killer things. I tend to bounce around genres. I get bored if I stick to one genre for more then a few books.
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@noni1959 (7522)
• United States
21 Feb
@shaggin I bounce but like real crime more. I'm getting ready to read one of the books I picked up from a fund raiser yesterday. It's Oprah's "Live Your Best Life." After this one, I'll start Stephen King's "Institution."
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@shaggin (56199)
• United States
22 Feb
@noni1959 I’m not a fan of Stephen king at all he bores me
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• Midland, Michigan
20 Feb
It's too bad about the granola. I hate when I miss stuff like that too. I hope you have a nice time with your kids this weekend. Other than doing things are you now doing any better with the pregnancy?
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@shaggin (56199)
• United States
22 Feb
@Marshamusselman My nausea is gone I’d say except for short bouts of it now and then usually after eating. I did some exercising last night. The exercises are to strengthen my core as I think I’m developing Diastasis Recti.
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• Midland, Michigan
23 Feb
@shaggin you may want to ask your doctor about that as it doesn't usually show up until after delivery and not in the early stages of pregnancy. I know that I have a hernia that feels like it's under my ribs but it's actually near my navel. I was told if I lost weight it would heal and I've lost weight and it seems worse in certain positions.
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@shaggin (56199)
• United States
23 Feb
@MarshaMusselman I’ve had the hernia since my first child but I will definitely be talking to the doctor about it at my next appointment.
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@JudyEv (238613)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Feb
That's quite a few books to have read in two months.
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@shaggin (56199)
• United States
21 Feb
@JudyEv with the morning sickness I didn't feel up to doing anything. Reading was about all I could do.
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@JudyEv (238613)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Feb
@shaggin Fair enough. I hope your morning sickness is totally gone now.
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@shaggin (56199)
• United States
22 Feb
@JudyEv thank you
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@rakski (80063)
• Philippines
20 Feb
enjoy reading, I used to read those when I was younger.
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@shaggin (56199)
• United States
21 Feb
@rakski I used to like them when I was much younger but not anymore. I gave away two huge boxes of them recently.
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@rakski (80063)
• Philippines
21 Feb
@shaggin same here. We gave it to my cousins a long time ago
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@amnabas (13633)
• Karachi, Pakistan
20 Feb
So sorry for your granula and jar...i hope they are having quality time there.
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@shaggin (56199)
• United States
23 Feb
@amnabas hopefully. It’s been quiet and relaxing here. They should be home any minute now.
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@CarolDM (117320)
• Nashville, Tennessee
20 Feb
Hope you all enjoy the weekend.
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@shaggin (56199)
• United States
21 Feb
@CarolDM thank you. My daughters boyfriend came over yesterday. I watched some Netflix. My kids and I were going to go shopping today but we got some snow over night and I'm not a fan of how poorly they plow so it can wait.
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@CarolDM (117320)
• Nashville, Tennessee
21 Feb
@shaggin Glad things are going well for you.
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@RebeccasFarm (22292)
• Denver, Colorado
25 Feb
Good hope you get some peace Shanny
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@shaggin (56199)
• United States
19h
@RebeccasFarm I did thank you!
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@jaboUK (63552)
• United Kingdom
20 Feb
Sorry about your homemade granola, but hope some of it remained usable.
@prinzcy (18283)
• Malaysia
20 Feb
Sorry about the granola. I do that a lot too and I am not even pregnant. Enjoy reading!
@LadyDuck (326145)
• Switzerland
20 Feb
If you are not enjoying the book do not feel obliged to read it. I am sorry for your granola, what a shame you had to throw part of what you made.
@sallypup (43025)
• Moses Lake, Washington
20 Feb
That's too bad about that granola. I hope you enjoy your alone time.