Hello to EVERYONE
Another day, another dollar... LOL -- well, more like a BUNCH of dollars... on their way to the IRS.
That was the big thing here today -- accountant called and he had our taxes ready, so we went to Next Town and got that. We've paid more, I guess, but ugh... nobody likes to pay taxes, I'm pretty sure.
But all in all, we had a good day. DH ate at his favorite greasy spoon hamburger place, and I came home and ate at my favorite local drive-in. It's kinda like Sonic, but waaay better, if I might say so. The owners go to church with us and they have been here forever. (I think it WAS a Sonic when they first opened, but it is independently owned now, and has a different name.) However, they are having trouble keeping enough help -- probably Covid-related -- and they have cut their hours back. They close at 5:30 on M-T-W now, and they are closed on Sundays, so we don't eat there nearly enough, since we try to eat at home more.
Any day we don't eat at home is cause for celebration for me though. I know we are healthier, especially dh, if we eat less salty/less fatty stuff at home... but my goodness I get tired of it!
That reminds me, I need to divide and put hamburger meat in the freezer, because that was what we planned to have at home tonight and today is the use by date.
DH, with some help from me
, finally finished the towel/underwear laundry and that is all put away. Everything in our house is clean except the clothes on our backs! (All the clothing and bath items, I mean.)
The kitchen, laundry, master bed & bath are also vacuumed, but that is as far as I got tonight. * I used the tube-attachment and vacuumed out the place where the dryer lint screen goes, also. Lots of lint in there, even after cleaning the screen. I'm sure the whole hose going outside could use a good cleaning, but it is almost impossible to get the hose re-attached if it is undone for any reason -- the dryer sits much too close to a built-in cabinet, and a person has to be something of a contortionist to get in there and make sure it's tight. So -- I just hope for the best.
DH has been listening to a softball game on the computer all afternoon, and now he has a basketball game on the tv in the den, so I'm using that as my excuse to stop work. Sooo nice to have that much done, though.
Tomorrow he gets his 2nd Covid shot.
I finished my e-book (local library app) this afternoon also, so now I'm back to my hardcover Christmas present books. For some reason, I seem to read MUCH faster on the phone app than I do with a real book, and this is so surprising to me.
I have never done the grocery pick-up. Once I did a car pick-up for a couple of Christmas presents -- I think they were trying to have everyone do curbside at that point. It was nice, but I do like picking out my own groceries, making my own decisions about what to substitute if necessary.
I know one thing -- I would NOT want to be those people who DO the shopping for all the pick-up orders. I have a hard enough time finding the particular brands dmom wants when I do hers. I can't imagine having to find all the different things everybody asks for.
))) -- hope you feel better soon! I love hearing about your horse adventures too. Tell me again, how did these horses come to be at this particular site? Are there lots of wild horses still roaming around the country in different areas? I think there are some on the East Coast as well -- Georgia, North & South Carolina, maybe? I tried to read up on them, but I couldn't find the ones in your (I think) area.
Oh my goodness, Dee
, Mr. Dee's dbro sounds so much like my uncle! Negative... negative... negative. I probably have 41 pictures from 41 Christmases (ever since dh & I married) of duncle in the same pose, slumped in a chair with his arms crossed over his chest. It would be funny if he didn't make my aunt so miserable.
Oh -- I am going to cook something good next week, too! Dmom's birthday (76) is Monday, and I am going to cook spaghetti (homemade sauce!) and we'll have supper here for her and ds/family. I have not cooked spaghetti in so long, and I love it. I asked dmom if she wanted to go out or if she'd like for me to do spaghetti, and this was her request.