sorting out my dehydrated foods shelf and getting the stray bags into the proper boxes. I have more than I thought of some foods and less than I thought of others. And I need more boxes. I am concentrating on dehydrating right now and leaving the canning for later when the Farmers Market is in full swing or if there is a really good sale on meat to use for soup to can. I am pretty near capacity on home canned foods right now.
This is my week for grocery delivery, so I made out my order this afternoon. The packaged cole slaw mix of green and red cabbage and shredded carrots is on sale at 10/$10, so I am ordering 10 bags. Red seedless grapes are on sale and I am ordering enough to snack on as well as enough to experiment with dehydrating a tray or two of them. I'm not drying them for raisins but more as a dried fruit snack. I'm trying to get away from the Oreos and chocolate chip cookies (Not entirely, but cutting down on them.) and going more towards healthy snacks.
Roma tomatoes and onions are on sale too, so 10 lbs. of each are on the list, as well as 12 bunches of celery, all headed for the dehydrators. Looks like I will have enough to keep both running for a few days. Delivery day on Wednesday will be a busy one, I think.
Yesterday Youngest Son delivered my new bed. His sister came with to help haul it in and he set it up for me. He also had an early birthday surprise for me, which was a new comforter/sheet set for the bed, and a new pillow. I had no bedding the right size for a single bed and thought I would have to order some, but bless his heart, now I don't need to. So thank you, Son and family. That was a really nice gift that is appreciated. I tried out the bed last night and slept like a baby. It is comfy and I like it. Now I need to sort through my fabric stash and quilting supplies to fill the storage drawers in the base of the bed. I think there will be room there for extra yarn, too. I'm loving all this new storage space and it will make getting to my crafty materials a lot easier than digging through a closet for them, which is what I have been doing up until now.
Oldest Son came over earlier to help me change the bandages on my legs. I was pleased to see that there is no sign of infection. The weeks worth of antibiotics I took seem to have done the job. I added more antibiotic salve and bandaged them one more time just to be sure. I have all the patience in the world when a loved one is sick, but none when it is me who is ill. Odd, that.
So I think I have done enough for one day. Time for a little background music and another couple of chapters of my murder mystery book. It has been a good day.
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