Saturday, July 22, 2017

Hot Chicken, Time Crunch, and an ER Visit for Granny

Pepperfire Hot Chicken, Nashville
Yesterday was important to get all done at work before next week's trip.  I think I did pretty good, hopefully in knocking a few things out.  Always feels like the day goes by fast and never enough hours in the day.  

Mid-day had a little treat by going to lunch with George and Katy and Cody.  Was happy Cody could join us.  His work was happening later in the day so he was able to flex and be there too.  We all had a great lunch and enjoyed our "Nashville Hot" Chicken.  More and more places have it now.  I am quite fond of it but choose not to eat a lot of it b/c of all the grease.  Part of the charm is the bread below it sucking up the grease.  Many eat it, but I don't!  lol I got the mild and it was pretty warm.  Just right for me.  It was pretty hot for mild.  They said their chicken was hotter than other's ratings.  I was going to get the medium and the guy that took our order warned me against it.  lol  George got the next to the hottest rating.  He said next time he'd go hotter.  But, his lips were on fire I think.  Their red potato salad and fried okra were really good.  

Quarter Piece Chicken, Okra, and Potato Salad, Pepperfire, Nashville
My rib situation...I thought I had mentioned on the blog but maybe not - I figured out how I hurt my rib.  I remembered that I had reached over the arm of my chair (while I was still sitting in my chair) and reached for the laptop cord on the floor to plug back into my laptop.  I'd unplugged it the night before so I could use the lap top and watch TV at the same time.  So the next morning my laptop battery was almost dead and I had to plug it up to blog.  The weight of my body pressed my rib against the arm of the chair as I leaned over - is all I can think of that could have done it b/c it didn't start hurting until I stirred in my chair just after that.  By the time I got up to move after blogging I was in intense pain.  So....it must have been a bruised rib.  I still have pain on day 3 but each day it gets a little better.  The first day I had to have acetamenophen, but yesterday no pain meds at all.  I have managed.  The hard part is sleeping at night.  It's been very uncomfortable at times.  I like to sleep on my side and it's been hard to do that.  I can sleep on the side that the rib is hurt on ironically better than the other side as the other side makes my rib pull down (gravity I guess) and it makes it ache.  So the back has been the best option but by 3 or 3:30 I'm done with sleeping.  It's just uncomfortable.  So I've been up early the last two mornings.  Tried to keep sleeping with the chair pillow and probably could have done that but Tugie wanted to get up so UP we GOT.  

Anyway last night I came home and did a couple of loads of laundry and folded laundry and ironed.  I've done more this morning.  But George mowed.  So after the laundry and he came back inside, I fixed us a sandwich and a side of veggies (fresh steamed squash, orange bell pepper, and vidalia onion).  The sandwich was a panini with my own special aeoli sauce  - mayo, garlic, and basil and the only cheese we had was horseradish cheese curds, but that melted pretty good and went with the Patrami pretty well.  It was really good.  We watched Below Deck.  More like George let me watch it.  He disappeared to go do other stuff after he ate.  lol  Oh well.  

Patromi w/Basil and Garlic Aeoli, hoseradish cheese w/Onion, Pepper, Squash veggies~  Chef Sonya
There is Tugie the Toy P, and I think she was wanting us to finish up with dinner and TV to take her outside, so we did just that and I went to bed. 
Tugie the Toy P

Oh Sybil had asked about my comment of time passing by and did we have fun?  I was referring to a saying - "Time flies when you are having fun".   So I was referring to that in a previous entry.  I'm not sure if that is a southern clause or what, but we must be having fun since time is flying!  We do have a lot of fun and for that I am thankful.  

We are really in a time crunch this weekend, although you know me, I sit here and blog!  But I've been up since 3:30 and have accomplished much.  That is my productive time - early day til lunch!  Second wind b/w 3 and 5 p.m. with coffee - lol.  

So...this morning I have done the following: 

*Laundry
*Ironing
*Cleaning on the kitchen
*Retrieving suit case from basement
*Wrapped Mom's bday gifts
*Wrapped today's baby shower gift
*Started to wrap the next upcoming baby shower gift but decided I needed a toy - have room in the box!
*Have written check to order Southern Living for the next year for $10
*Have written check to order Eating Well and Better Homes and Gardens for $11 for two years and get two free cookbooks.  ;-)  Too good to pass up. 
*Have ordered our Eclipse glasses from Amazon and they are manufactured by the correct company and have the correct code as per NASA guidelines. 
*Have placed a LTD Commodities order for some Christmas gifts and a couple of things for me.  I ordered some of those chalk labels.  Now I need to order a chalk pen.  
*Ordered George some K-cup Keurigs from Amazon b/c we are running out and he'll need them while I'm gone.  We only have flavored and running low on the others.  I did the two day shipping thing so they will be here Tuesday I think. Maybe Monday. 
*I had Alexa add some things to the calendar, and to the grocery list. 
*Added several things to my to do list that I don't want to forget
*Stripped sheets off of the bed for the laundry (need to put other sheets on it)
*Opened up the orders that came in this past week - Walmart and Amazon - household needs, pet food, etc. 
*Added more things to the cart in Walmart. 

I am about to color my hair and get a few things done.  I may go and join George who is currently at the ER with his Mom getting her checked out to make sure there are no broken bones after a fall.  She has fallen twice in two days.  So we think she is ok but just want to make sure nothing is broken.  So I need to do a couple of things and I will check in with him.  If his sister joins him, I may not.  I just want to make sure to help keep them occupied for the long wait if needed.  Bless him.  He had all of his time planned out which was already crunched up and I know he is dismayed at the change in sudden plan, but it is what it is and we have to make sure Granny is ok.  So I need to get off of here and be available if need be.  

More tomorrow!  Gotta try to get packed and clean up some here too!  So George won't have to endure a messy place while I am gone.  He's looking forward to me being gone a little too much I think, ;-).  He has bought a big steak (which I think has been sitting in the fridge for too many days if you ask me).  And he is going to have chicken livers he says.  Ahhh we all love to have some time to ourselves.  I'm even going to enjoy mine.  I like the hotel time - except for when it's lights out time.  Then I want him beside me.  But I have to turn on the weather channel or something. lol 

Anyway better go...








5 comments:

  1. hot chicken is too hot if you ask me. mild would be hot enough. smart move sticking with it. hope your rib improves.

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  2. I hope your mil is ok. Hospitals can be such a scary place. I know what you mean about not wanting him to be alone. You are very brave going to hot chicken place. They say hot and spicy food is good for you. I can't eat it ..mexican cornbread is hot as I go. I want to see a pic if he gets the hottest chicken. I bet more than his lips was on fire. I don't see how people eat those hot peppers. They can burn ones mouth for hours. lol..
    I grocery shopped today. Then ordered a pizza. After putting up groceries and shopping I was not in mood to cook. Then we mixed up a smoothie for snack tonight. so good...enjoy the rest of weekend.

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  3. I am so pleased that you have managed to get so much done this morning. Poor George having his one day off disrupted..well I know he has Saturday of as well...but....I'm sure you know what I mean. Hope his Mum is ok. What a bind getting old is....I havnt been to church today as our church was having a joint service with Ditteridge church and I can't park near enough and the path up to church is not wide enough for my wheelchair ....I'm sad about that as I used to like going there it is so old the church has a painted board inside with names of most of the ministers who have charge of that church I think the first one was in 1284 ,...can you imagine a church standing there for all these years and how many people must have prayed and praised the Lord there since 1284....the slab stone floor has been replaced in 1760 and then the stones turned in 1890 and now they will have to be replaced in the next 20 years or so. Just think how many feet that must have trodden on these stone slabs.......instead of going to church Lyn and I went to a garden centre nearby and I got a pond Lyn is going to site it for me by my front steps , it will be lovely to stand on the step looking down into the pond, we will have a couple of plants in it as well...I am all excited about it and hope Lyn will find time to get it settled in and then I can get maybe a few fish and water plants....hope your day is going ok. Also praying for George and his Mum...hoping nothing seriously wrong xxxx

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  4. Aww sorry to hear about the ribs. Rib pain can be the most uncomfortable ever! The chicken looks good. I used to like very hot but now I can hardly do mild. I like the idea of the bread to soak the grease. Haha.
    Lisa

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  5. I'm hoping too that Georges mom is ok. Not good falling at her age. Bones are easily broken the older we get. I'm catching up on your posts after a busy weekend here. Also caught up on my own blog posts as I was a day or two behind.

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