Thursday, January 27, 2022

Tuesday Treasures and Wednesday Wonders and Plain Old Thursday.....

 I love a good Tuesday and especially one that includes a hair cut!
Yulisa works at two salons so it was a happy thing that she could cut my hair in Irving that morning.
It was driving me crazy and I told her I needed it to be short again!

I'm always amazed at how good she can make my hair look.

She's a really special lady!

After my hair appointment, I had just enough time to show Family Dollar for Valentines before meeting Brenda at her office for our January lunch date.

We went to Fuzzy Tacos and wondered at first if it was open since there weren't very many cars in the lot. We forgot for a moment that we were eating a late lunch (2:30) since Brenda gets off early

She had been sick during the entire Christmas holidays so I opened my gifts!
I absolutely love this prayer journal and will begin using it in a few months when I have my current journal full. By writing my prayers down or at least the names and requests, I can remember to pray for them regularly. We just had a big answer to prayer this week when our friend Dawn down in Florida was released from the hospital. We were pretty scared for her but she is going to be just 'fine' - as soon as she can regain her strength.

We took our time at lunch and then hit up two thrift stores!

I seemed to hit the jack pot but it was partly due to Brenda finding things for me in the clothing section.
I ended up with 10 really pretty tops!

I love this sign and it is hanging in the hall now right above the clothes hampers.

I couldn't NOT buy this sunflower crock!!
See the tiny bee??

I scored with these Life Stride Velosity 2.0 boots and they fit and were comfortable for both of my feet!
I'm grateful for the toe surgeries I've had but I still have to pay attention to my shoes.
It's best if I don't have to break them in myself.

I'll be glad to have these sandals in a few months and they went right in the washing machine and came out looking like new!

Sue Grafton wrote murder mysteries with titles from A - Y, and she passed away unexpectantly before she got to Z. I love her books.

Paperbacks were only $0.75 less the senior discount - which is 30% at Texas Thrift but only 10% at Goodwill now. It used to be 30% too. They have sales on the color of the tags with, say the yellow tags being 50% off and the pink ones 30%. I will have to watch the colors and save that way as even the thrift stores seem to have become more expensive.

This is such a good book!
Amber and Benjamin and I read it back in our homeschooling days and there was a second one as well.
I bought it for my grands and I think they will enjoy it as much as their mommy did.

Rosamunde Pilcher is my all time favorite author and I may have already read this one but I shall read it again! She was a British writer and died at the age of 94 in February 2019.

I couldn't pass up these 5 glasses!

I retired some dime store quality ones and washed these and put them right into the cabinet!

Same thing with the 5 TMD Holdings glasses.
Tall, slim glasses and heavy!

I left the house on Tuesday at noon and didn't get home before dark!
It was a really good day and, to top it off, Summer arrived to spend the night!

Wednesday morning I received a text message from my sister, Luann, asking me if I would like to meet her in South Lake for lunch and a little shopping. I'm not much of a spur of the moment kind of lady and usually plan out my calendar a month at a time and update it week by week. However, I do love my sister and I didn't have my plans set in stone - so I had two days back to back with lunch and shopping!

We chose Corner Cafe and it is always good!

Trader Joe's was our first stop and I loaded up on their frozen orange chicken, vegetable fried rice and other favorites.

Second stop was Central Market!
I dearly love to browse their fruits and vegetables!
Seldon do I buy any of the exotic things I see but it's fun to look!
They had some really fance mushrooms for $100 a pound!!

So I suppose these were relatively reasonable.

Buddha's Hand is in the citrus section.

Someday I may splurge and buy something unusual just for fun!

Summer spend Wednesday night with us and we enjoyed getting to catch up with her.

So many friends and loved ones have been ill with Covid and this afternoon Sabrina's mom was admitted to the hospital with Covid. Sabrina and Rayne will be flying back to Texas from Puerto Rico tomorrow - they just left Saturday - and Sabrina has not recovered all her strength from being sick after Christmas. You know, we are all such needy people and I am so very thankful that we can take all our cares to the Lord. We can hold our loved ones up to the Lord in prayer and that is a very real way to show our love for someone and as well as our confidence in the Lord.

"Casting all your cares upon him for he careth for you."
I Peter 5:7

Washing hands and using hand sanitizers has become second nature as well as keeping our distance in stores and staying away from crowds.
Nowadays, every time our throat gets scratchy or we develop a cough, we think - Could this be Covid?? So last night Louis Dean started coughing and choking and hacking. He gets allergy induced asthma from time to time but it's been over 2 or 3 years since he's been sick.
But he was sick today and I have been hovering over him like an old mother hen.
I know he's sick because he's been in bed all day. He got up a time or two and sat in his seat on the couch in the den - which is like a recliner. He's only had some chicken noodle soup and a few crackers to eat all day. I did give him pumpkin spice cheesecake filling - I didn't have things to make acrust - but he only ate a little bit. I have taken his temperature all day long and he hasn't run any fever.
His chest was hurting so he took a nitroglycerine tablet earlier this evening. And he felt like taking a hot bath. He's been chilled all day and is under a heavy fur cover we hardly ever use because it IS so heavy! I really don't think it's Covid.....but it concerns me to see him sick.
When I gave him his medicine tonight he was some better and certainly not any worse.
Still,I shall hover and check on him through the night but I plan on sleeping in the guest room.


Jutta said...

Hopefully LD feels better when he wakes up tomorrow πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ

Brenda said...

If people would vaccinate, mask, and isolate more this would not be happening…prayers for your family and friends…

Hootin' Anni said...

I hope it's a mild case of winter flu and NOT COVID!

Great thrifting.

MimiG said...

The "crud" is going around here. A friend (that I had breakfast with last Friday) woke up Sunday feeling awful, went for covid and flu tests - both negative. They told her she had the crud. Felt better Wednesday so tried doing a few things, but 8 o'clock Wednesday night, she was so tired she could not get out of her chair! Her husband finally got her to bed, took her back to doctor yesterday. She got a Z-pack plus 2 more prescriptions. She said they told her she probably has another week before she's really ready to do anything! So far I'm ok. Have to be very careful - the doctors have decided to change out the skin graft inside Devin's mouth, they say the skin is too think and is hindering his being able to open it properly. So, he'll have more scars on his leg. Surgery will be 18th with Physical Therapy continuing so he can have implants, hopefully by end of March. What a trouper this kid is!
Take care of LD and of LINDA!!
Much love and prayers to you all.

NanaDiana said...

It looks like you had a fantastic time and could spend some "Christmas time" with Brenda, finally. I hope that LD feels better fast and that all those connected to you with Covid/illness feel better soon...and that it is actually NOT Covid but a 'bug'.
Love the sunflower pitcher.
Happy Thursday - xo Diana

ps-Your hair looks great-always feels good to get a trim, doesn't it?

Deanna Rabe said...

Praying for LD! Praying too, for Sabrina's mom.

Your week sounds like mine, meals out with friends! You scored with your Tuesday Treasures!

Changes in the wind said...

Sound like you had a great time with your friend and sister for lunches and love the boots your found. Hope LD is feeling better,

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Hope LD is better are right, we are all on edge if we get the slightest symptom. Oh I loved Rosamund Pilcher books. I have several that I re read from time to time. And Sue Grafton...I always waited impatiently at the library for her latest books when they were released. I hope all those who are sick are well soon. Hopefully we reach herd immunity with this latest wave of Covid.

Jackie See said...

Our entire community has covid including my mom and me. We are all vaccinated and avoid any crowds. We tested negative until the 5th day. I'm just tired, very tired, and feel like I have a head cold. My cousins symptoms are very different than mine, strange symptoms for each of us. We have been isolating for over a month and we still got it. Tell LD I feel the same and will pray this passes and our bodies heal quickly.

Jackie See said...

This omicron is so contagious.

MadSnapper said...

prayers for Sabrinas Mom, hospital is not good news. just like you, every time one of us coughs or has trouble swallowing i think Covid. I hope by the time I am reading and writing here, LD is feeling better. I did not no Sue Grafton died, i have read about 90 percent of her books. I read G Dazee comment and have found others saying the same thing. seems no one has the exact same symptoms and that some are 2 or 3 days others a month. I am wondering if us old folks will ever see the end of this virus.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I will be praying that all is well with Louis Dean and Sabrina's mother too. One of my son's has the covid right now and we are praying its only a mild case as he has been vaccinated. It is a worry we all have right now. Too much of it going around. It is an honor and privilege, I think, to be able to pray for anyone. Hopefully all will be well there for you.

Rain said...

It's very scary when you start to feel a little sick, I think it's natural now to think it's covid. I hope your Louis Dean feels better soon!

You got a lot of great finds at the thrift store! I love the glasses, I have some of those round ones too!

LC said...

Praying for your husband and you. Your visit to your hair magician produced lovely results. And you really rock the thrift store adventures.

photowannabe said...

Praying for LD and a speedy recovery..and praying for you that you stay strong and healthy caring for family.
Love all of your Treasures you found.
I agree that even Thrift store prices have gone up.

Bluebird49 said...

Praying for Louis Dean! I hate to he's not well. 😱
You got some great treasures.
Hope you will be able to stay well, honey. For the last couple of days I've run a fever and it sure doesn't feel so great on us old folks. Seems like it's staying about 100.5 and I'm taking Tylenol every 4-6 hours. I guess the older we get, the harder it is to shake a fevet. πŸ˜‘
Y'all take care!

Vee said...

Saying a prayer along with you. It's also important to advocate for our loved ones and request the medications that help not harm. Your hair looks so cute!

Vick said...

Here in Ky covid is rampant and the flu isn't far behind. Strange when daughter and gdaughter had covid and soninlaw did not. Do hope your hubs is better by now, and that you are taking care of yourself. Thinking of Summer, Rayne and Sabrina also, and pray they aren't exposed.

Brenda said...

They say five in ten will get Covid
Three of mine had before vaccine
Two after
Biggest difference

Betty said...

I pray for you and L D every day but will add your prayer for the sick.

Donna said...

Hubby and I have had our vaccines.. and haven't had any problems...maybe just some lethargy, but at 70 and 74, that's to be expected sometimes.
Praying for you two, and I love a good Thrift Store!!
Have a sweet day friend!

Susie said...

Linda, You look fabulous. I liked some of your treasures. No way would I pay even a dollar for those creeping looking mushrooms. Food has to look good too. LOL Glad you had a fun day. Praying for LD to hurry and get well. Take care of yourself too. Blessings to all, xoxo,love, Susie

Carole said...

Hoping for LD to have a very speedy recovery. Thinking of you both. Cheers

Eva said...

Linda, we'd like an update on LD if you have time, dear! Perhaps a Covid test would be in order if you haven't already--it has similar symptoms to those you've described. Your post has me a bit concerned..... Praying for him, my friend.

Eva N.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I was hoping to hear how LD is feeling too. I like to keep up with you both! Take care and God bless you my friend. Hugs, Diane

Debbie said...

my hair is short like your and i definitely need to keep up with cutting it. yours looks great!!

fuzzy tacos, that's an interesting name for a taco joint!!

that sunflower crock was made for you!!