Monday, February 6, 2012


I'm getting over bronchitis and pneumonia so I'm behind on a bunch of things.  This past weekend I worked on the spare room again and have it pretty much packed up and neat.  Today I dusted the living room and bedroom and swept and mopped the living room, bedroom, and hallway.  It was a bit much and I was coughing quite a bit but it needed to be done.  I rewarded myself with a nice foot soak.

Over the weekend I stopped at an estate sale.  I haven't been to any type of sale in quite a while.  I didn't see anything for myself but saw a lot of tools that I thought Matt might be interested in.  We went out later and stopped so he could check it out.   He found a bunch of tools and a metal toolbox that he bought.  While looking through one of the rooms I found an box for a massaging foot bath.  I was really disappointed when I picked it up to realize it was empty.  I was rather surprised to see the foot bath sitting by a table as we were checking out.  It looked brand new.  The man assured me it wasn't any body's stash so I immediately grabbed it for $5.  I was at Meijers later that night and they had the exact same one for $49.  My chiropractor recommended a massaging foot massager for my plantar fascitis.

Last week I scored chicken leg quarters for $.25 lb / 20 lb. maximum so there will be a lot of chicken recipes.

Sunday:  Terriyaki pork chops, scalloped potatoes, and green beans
Monday:  Venison and barley soup and biscuits
Tuesday:  Brats and macaroni salad
Wednesday:  Venison stew and biscuits
Thursday: Chicken leg quarters, cheesy mashed potatoes, and carrots
Friday:  Taco Salad
Saturday: Chicken enchiladas and salad


  1. Hello fellow Michigander! I love your blog and I think we might be twins. :)

    Your menu looks delicious, I had a rotten bout of bronchitis/almost to pneumonia a month or so ago (get feeling better!), Aldi hams are the best, especially when they're on sale, I have a recipe for bean and bacon soup on my blog that I use the ham in, too, and great score on all that chicken (try mixing Coke, honey bbq, and ketchup, pour over, simmer 20 mins w/lid on and 10 with it off - YUM). Whew, see? We're twins!

    Glad you commented on my post over at the Farmgirl Connection so I could find and follow your blog. Thank you and nice to "meet" you!

  2. I enjoyed reading your blog. I hope your son is doing well. I'm in your yahoo group and clicked your link to the blog. Lynn from NE PA

  3. Kristen - We are twins and sisters! It's awesome to have one of my Mary Jane sisters visted my blog. I really should post my membership info like you did on your blog. I may have to try that ham recipe. Picked one up lasts week at Krogers when they were on sale for $1.29/#.

    Lynn - Thanks for checking out my blog and I'm glad you enjoy what your reading.