Saturday, June 16, 2007

Sunday Dinner, June 17, 2007

Father's Day is tomorrow. Jessica is taking her Daddy out to eat for the noon meal. It's a daddy/daughter kind of thing and I won't be going along. Jessica and I usually have our time together for Mother's Day so I think it's great that Jessica and her Daddy will be having some time together tomorrow.

I know that Lamar, Jessica and Jason WON'T be here for the noon meal. Once again I have no idea who WILL be here for dinner.

Did you see it coming? I'm not cooking for Sunday Dinner this week. If I had a better idea who might be here it would be different. So I'm planning on eating out. If my sisters or whoever may show up would rather scrounge around and have a sandwich or whatever, that will be fine with me. Whatever.

Now, what're your plans for your Sunday Dinner? Just share your menu and/or your plans in the comments.
That divider there might give you a hint of what I've been spending most of my time on Friday and Saturday. Although to be truthful I do have to confess that I've been using my dryer and not hanging anything on the line out back. It is 92*F right now and miserably humid. I'm afraid my laundry might sweat and come back in wetter than it went out. I guarantee that I would, for a fact!

I washed, dried, folded, hung and put away my wearing clothes all day Friday. I also finally put away all my winter clothes until next Fall. For some reason I really don't anticipate needing a heavy sweater or sweatsuit any time in the near future, seeing that it's so HADES HOT right now and for the foreseeable future.

Today I've been washing heavy winter comforters and bedding to store until next fall plus my usual sheets and bedding. I'd rather hang my sheets and bedding outside to dry but.....yeah, the BLAZING HEAT and humidity makes this fat girl sweat so that wasn't EVEN an option today. I could and have written volumes describing in graphic detail how much I despise being hot and sweaty.

Even so, cold weather, come quickly. Yea,verily, let it be soon!
I believe I've mentioned a time or several that I need to clean and sort here in my computer room/spare bedroom. I started that project Friday and I'm still working on it between loads of laundry and cooking meals and various other bits of life.

I believe the problem is a combination of too much stuff/too little space and my dreadful affliction I've mentioned here in the past --- a malady I call "packratitis.

I have several things that I really don't need or want, but they're too good to just throw away. I have a perfectly good heated massage mat that you use in a chair or on your bed. I've never used it but I hate to toss it.

When Jessica moved out she gave me a twin comforter and sheet set. They're leopard print. Other than on a living, breathing beautiful cat, I despise leopard print beyond all imagination. BUT....this comforter and sheet set still has a lot of use left in it and I just can't carelessly pitch them in the trash. I've already asked all the family if they want them with no takers. I'm thinking I'll just take them to church with me on Sunday morning and give them to the first one that acts like they need them, along with that massage mat.

I also have my old computer and all its components still set up in here. I'm going to fire it up one more time and look at the files to make sure I don't need to copy anything, then retire it to the closet for the time being. That will free up some much needed room for other things.

Then there's the rest of this STUFF. Don't you just love how descriptive and eloquent I am? Some of this stuff needs to have a prayer of farewell said over it and then be relegated to the Gladbag grave, but a lot of it is good stuff that I want to keep that just needs to find a permanent place to call home.

That's my mission for the next several days. I'm making inroads on the clutter, slowly but surely. I'm taking my time, not just because I'm lazy and tend to get distracted from the job at hand, but also because I don't want to do too much at once and burn out before I get the job done. My arthritis is the main dictator of how much I can do without hurting myself and then paying for it for days afterward. I could push myself and get it done faster but it's not worth it in the long run. Or the short run either. For that matter, there's no cleaning nazi riding me to get it done, already. This room has been cluttered a long time and a few more days one way or another won't make a bit of difference. I'm just tired of stumbling over things and having to search for buried treasure in here.
I'm cooking supper and doing laundry between blogging tonight. I have pork chops I'm going to flour and fry, then make cream gravy from the drippings for Lamar, plus I have fresh from the garden green snap beans that I cooked with bacon and added some potatoes during the last 30 minutes of cooking. It's already smellin' good in here, folks. I'm about to get hungry now, so I'll post this and be back to read your new comments and new posts after supper and between laundry and cleaning/decluttering here in my computer room.
Now that I've bored you beyond all tolerance with the cluttered state of my spare room and all the laundry I've been doing, I want to take this opportunity to wish all the Daddies who visit my blog a very Happy Father's Day. You know who you are. :-)
All my love, and blessings to all of you, dear friends and family. May God meet all your needs, and may He bless you with enough to share.


Jen said...

hope Jessica and Lamar have a nice time

do you use ebay? I use a New Zealand auction site when I want to get rid of stuff. You get rid of the stuff to people who really need want it and in return you make some $$

its always good to pace ones self

we celebrate fathers day here in NZ in September
happy Fathers Day to your dear hubby

Morning Glory said...

It appears that you and I should hook up for dinner tomorrow. My husband won't be back from England until late, late tomorrow night, so it's just me for dinner.

Your declutter project sounds rather large. Maybe you should have a great yard sale!

Granny said...

At some point I need to declutter but it's difficult when one is married to the worst packrat of all time.

The wounded look on his face is almost too much to bear.

And so it continues to pile up.

If I were to hang things out in this weather, you would find me in a little puddle in my back yard. It's too hot to breathe and summer hasn't even started.

Our weather isn't that different from AR except we don't have snow (although Yosemite certainly does).

Linda said...

For some reason I'm getting the feeling you don't like hot, humid weather Diane! To be perfectly honest, neither to I. I don't like freezing cold weather either. If it would just stay a clear, sunny 75 degrees all the time, I'd be quite happy. Ah well, I suppose the contrast makes me appreciate those 75 degree days when they do come.
Take your time with that room. I find when I just try to push through too quickly, I don't do a very good job. Often I end up throwing away things I'm sorry for later. I know you'll get it all done.
Have a blessed weekend.

BooMama said...

Mama's cooking tomorrow. Fried chicken, squash casserole, green beans, butterbeans, creamed potato casserole (she creams the potatoes, adds sour cream, butter, and cheddar, then bakes all that yummy goodness at the same time), green salad and rolls.

And, of course, coconut cake for dessert. :-)

Lyndy said...

Oh sweet sister, is it any wonder I love make cream gravy. Yummy!

How nice that Jessica and Lamar are going out for Father's Day.

I agree with you completely on the cleaning and the heat. This girl doesn't like to sweat.

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

Love, Lyndy

Rachel said...

And dang I missed that yummy supper you had tonight! Made my mouth water just reading about the pork chops, gravy, and fresh peas with potatoes. Mercy, this is pure torture Diane!!! I'm going to have to come and dine with you sometime sure as the world!! :)

I know what you mean about packratitis!! I have the same thing! It just amazes me how it accumulates so fast! We live in a small house and I need to get rid of lots of "stuff." Trouble is I keep bring in more "stuff." Sigh.

I have no idea what I will have for Sunday dinner.

Have a blessed Sunday Diane!!

Big Mama said...

I don't know what we're doing for Sunday dinner. I'm thinking something on the grill, but what exactly will have to be determined at a later date.

We're having some serious weather here right now, so I may have to rethink my plan.

Hope y'all have a lovely Sunday, Diane.

Myrna said...

Sunday Dinner is just the two of us this week. We're having black-eyed peas, squash, fresh tomatoes, melon mixture salad and cornbread--All Mr. L's request!

If it would just rain--a real rain--I think I could stand the heat a little better.

Judith said...

Can you believe we used to drag all the laundry out to the lines, and pray that the metal in the clothes pins didn't rust and ruin something.

How I survived years of that in Beaumont,Texas, I don't know. Of course I hung laundry out here in Colorado once, and it froze completely stiff. Sure was glad when we got a clothes dryer.

Your little grand daughter sure is growing. I am so happy for all of you.

Sunday dinner here, since I'm working, will be whatever looks good, and easy to bother with, when I open the fridge.

Barb said...

I seriously cannot think of anything more ridiculous that YOU having a heated massage mat. Or a heated anything.

Gee. Is it hot there? LOL

I feel sorry for you having that room to tackle. I know it's a big job. Maybe if you just took one little area at a time it wouldn't feel so overwhelming?

I can even think what I'm cooking today. Well, nothing, if I don't get to the grocery store. I think I want to make a big pot of something, maybe spaghetti, that will make meals easier through the next week.

I suspect my bet bet would be to shop for good sandwhich stuff today. I know I don't want to spend every evening in the kitchen between now and Mandy's wedding.

When you talk about how hot it is there, I can feel it. It's hotter than blue blazes here, too. One of our cars, the one we always seem to go everywhere in, is NOT air conditioned. I thought I'd die yesterday, just getting to the salon and back for my haircut. So mostly I stay hidden inside. I don't think I want to see our next utility bill. LOL

Hope you have a nice week coming up, Diane. Don't overdo. You're right. That cluttered room isn't going anywhere and there's no deadline for getting it all sorted out.

Love you,

Gran - (Angela) said...

Have a good afternoon...and try to rest a little before you tackle your decultter project. That sounds like a time consuming job. Please make sure to give yourself breaks so that you don't over do and hurt yourself.

Emmy is growing so we say here...she's growing like a weed! She is so beautiful!

Have a wonderful week!

Belizegial said...

I am envying your Sunday dinner plans! YUM

I've often enjoyed visiting here and seeing how well the baby is doing :)

Sunday blessings to you,
Enid from Belize City

Mountain Mama said...

All your talk of cleaning and storing away has me feeling like I should be getting at the same project! Oh I have become a lazy woman! It takes me a few weeks to talk myself into doing a project, then in just a flash I can talk myself out of it. Hmmmm. Maybe it's time to increase my thyroid medication.
Reading about your pork chop supper made me hungry. I have a big kettle of chicken vegetable soup that I made this morning. I'll be having some of that for supper.

Dawn said...

It's been hot here today - 96, in fact. but low humidity. I decided to shoot a wad of cash and take the whole bunchout to dinner for Father's Day - my dad, my husband, my son-in-law, and hopefully a future daddy, my son. We went to Applebee's and had such a good time. The kiddoes were even patient when we had a long wait.

I wish you'd been sitting on the front row with us last night at the hymn sing - it was great. I'll write about it in the next day or two.

Alex said...

howdy doody

Nashe* said...

im hungry too! hehe

Dawn said...

I knew you'd be first commenter because of your Nightowlism! I am still awake and it's 1:00. For some reason I can't sleep tonight. I'll be sorry at 5:00 when I normally get up to get ready for work.

What 3 songs didn't you know? There was one I hadn't ever sung, but it was the tune to something else familiar.

Susie said...

Hi Diane,
Well, our Sunday dinner has come and gone, but it was an anniversary celebration we totally enjoyed. Hope Jessica and Lamar had a wonderful father daughter time together.
Don't overdo in the heat..

Kristen said...

Hey Diane!

Just wanted to let you know I've "moved". My new spot is

Stop by and visit sometime! ;-)

kansasrose said...

Hi hon! You take it easy on this heat and work...that humidity is killer right now. I have that packratitis bad too! I can't keep ahead of it. Took a bunch of things to Goodwill last weekend. The girls want to have a garage sale this summer. I told them maybe October it will be cool enough to sit outside. Sure enjoy seeing the precious pics of you and Lamar with your beautiful grandbaby. Emmy is growing so fast! She looks so content and "blissed out" after her feeding and diaper change. :) Your pork chops and gravy sound like my Mom's method of preparing them. It was one of my Daddy's favorite meals she made... mine too! I grilled steaks for Dh for father's day, salad and pasta w/cheese and plain old raspberry jello for dessert. Sometimes cold jello hits the spot in hot weather. Good luck with the mucking! Love you, Jen xxxooo