When you are an apartment dweller and have no garden to plant, spring can be a quiet time of year. I do have 10 flower pots that I will fill with soil this coming week. I think I can probably talk Oldest Son into picking up either herb starter plants or seeds and I will see if I can grow them on my windowsills. I tend to kill off house plants, but hope I can keep herbs alive.
Youngest Son called to let me know that he, my lovely daughter-in-law and their three sprouts will be stopping by on Sunday. He said something about bringing lunch with them and that is a real treat for me. Any time I can spend time with my kids and grands is time well spent.
I finished getting my grocery order ready this morning. My grocery store has chicken leg quarters on sale for 49 cents a pound. They come in 10 lb. bags with a limit of 4, so I ordered 40 lbs. The plan is to separate the drumsticks from the thighs and freeze them for fried chicken meals. The thighs will be boiled, the meat removed from the bone, chopped and canned. I should have at least a canner full of chicken stock to can from cooking the thighs. Can't beat the price!
I see that I am getting low on canned sweet corn and frozen corn is on sale for a dollar a bag, so I ordered 10 bags. I will can some of it in pints and most of it in half pint jars, which is just right for one person.
Getting out and about has become somewhat difficult of late. Things like swollen feet that won't fit into shoes and arthritic hips that require frequent rest periods have slowed me down considerably. I manage quite well at home though, where I can sit when I need to. With that in mind, I made a list of items I need to buy over the summer and have been researching places that will ship to my door. I haven't bought anything online before, but the time has come when it makes sense to do so. I am so very lucky to have grown kids who don't seem to mind running the occasional errand for me, but my goal to stay as independent as possible won't allow me to take advantage of their willingness to help. Amazon may become my best friend. :)
And now I have sat here long enough and it is time to get moving again. There are floors to mop and vacuums to be pushed about and I do believe a pan of brownies with chocolate frosting should be ready to be devoured by grandchildren tomorrow. I am looking forward to Mothers Day and I sincerely hope that all you Moms have a lovely day.
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