Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Happy Homemaker Monday: Happy New Year


I'm linking up with Sandra for Happy Homemaker Monday! 

It's been quite awhile since I've posted.  2021 was completely insane.  I thought 2020 was bad - but it hasn't touched this year!  As many of you know, my entire family contracted COVID on Easter because my Dad didn't mention he wasn't feeling well.  Then he and I both were diagnosed with a heart arrhythmia caused by COVID.  I went to the ER with chest pains.  We've both had tons of testing.  We are both on medication. Mine is working, his is not.  Then I had to go back to the ER with appendicitis.  I had emergency surgery but couldn't have it out because I had a huge infection, a peritoneal abscess.  So I was in the hospital a few days after that surgery.  Then my dad got pneumonia.  He was so sick.  I thank God he made it through both COVID and pneumonia at 78 years old!  Then I had to go back to the hospital to have my appendix out.  THREE separate short term disabilities at my job.  That brings us to December. My Dad still couldn't breathe well.  I was recovering from surgery.  (again)  Dad had more tests and more specialist visits.  Cardiologist and pulmonologist couldn't agree which system was failing.  Finally got some results yesterday - it looks like there are calcifications on his thoracic aorta.  There are studies showing that patients hospitalized for COVID have a 55% higher chance of this happening.  (Dad's heart and lungs were great prior to COVID) He also has lung scarring and "ground glass" particulates (also COVID-related)  OH!  Did I mention that studies also show an increase in burst appendix with people that have COVID?  I know, I know - to some it sounds like conspiracy theory.  Had we not lived it, I might too.  I just know life hasn't been the same for either of us since we went through it.  So it's the New Year and we are both pretty depressed.  My sister has started drinking again (the one with cirrhosis) so there's that too.  NOT trying to get anyone to feel sorry for me!  I know it's been a hard year for almost everyone.  I just want it to be documented so some day I can look back and see what we survived! 

The weather::: 

It was a very mild December.  So far January has been colder with a little bit of snow - but nothing to write home about.  Today is mid-20's and sunny. 
On my reading pile::: 

On my TV:::  

 *2016 PBS War and Peace LOVED THIS!  SO SO MUCH! Free on YouTube
*Cobra Kai - Starting season 2 on Netflix
*Days of Our Lives on NBC (Peacock)
*Finished "The Great" on Hulu with my best friend - it was pretty good but WAY too vulgar for my taste
*Starting tonight:  The Silent Sea on Netflix- A Korean Drama on Netflix with my FAVORITE: Gong Woo! 

On the menu for this week::: 

Monday -   Chicken tenders and french fries LOL Some days you just have to! 
Tuesday -   Burrito bowls (black beans, corn, salsa, rice, cheese, tortilla chips) 
Wednesday -  Grocery shopping day - Rotisserie Chicken, salad, green beans, rice
Thursday -   Baked Feta Pasta   (This is SO delicious!  I make it a bit healthier - not as much feta or olive oil and I add spinach or kale for some extra greens.  But the combination of the fresh tomatoes and feta with fresh herbs is amazing!) 

Friday Shrimp and vegetable stir fry over rice
Saturday -  At Dad's for dinner 
Sunday - Great Northern Beans, fried potatoes & corn bread (my family is from the South!) 
On my to do list::: 

In late November I started reselling on Poshmark.  I needed some extra income and I had always wanted to try it!  So I dug through my closet, my daughters' closets and listed some stuff online.  I was hooked!  Since then I have been sourcing mostly clothing and shoes, but also a few other things.  I still have my 9-5 job with John Hancock, but this is my side hustle LOL!  It's been about 6 weeks and I've sold close to $500 on there so far!  It's actually quite fun.  So my TO DO list is: 

*Box up:  Dooney & Bourke purse, SHEFIT Sports Bra, Ralph Lauren Sweater and Birkenstocks 
*Drop off at Post Office 
*Watch "The Silent Sea" with Heather (we both turn on our Alexa's and watch together) 
*Work on my Reseller Planner and update my regular planner 
*Spend time in the Word 
*Watch a couple episodes of Cobra Kai 
*Start reading "
What I am reselling::: 

 My newest acquisition was a box of shoes from Thred-Up.  I made 90% of my money back selling the first of 10 pairs.  I also bought a few pieces of work-out wear - Nike sports bra and leggings, Athleta leggings and tops. They say January you sell a lot of that type of stuff so I wanted to be prepared! 

Looking around the house::: 

Still haven't taken down the Christmas decorations!  I can always say I'm waiting til Epiphany, right?  Other than that, things are pretty good.  A little clutter from the reselling but the house is presentable.  
From the camera::: 

Sunrise this morning 

Sammy, who is my work companion! 

Ollie Bear - our lazy baby
Something fun to share::: 

 Not exactly "fun" but since I've been typing up this post I had two more sales on Poshmark!  I sold a beautiful silk scarf from India and an Athleta dress.  

On my prayer list::: 

 *My Dad - prayers that his heart and lung issues will be repaired and he will get his strength and health back
*All those around the world with COVID 
*My workmates in Cebu still recovering from the typhoon 
Bible verse, Devotional:::