Monday, January 31, 2011

Getting Ahead!


It's Monday morning -11:22 a.m. to be precise according to my computer's clock (although I don't rely heavily on it cause it tends to run a bit slow much of the time) and I am actually ahead of the game for a change!

Yeah, it's me -the one who usually starts out griping on her posts about how far behind she's been in posting, in reading blogs, in clearing out my e-mail -and various and sundry other areas of life too.

My reader now show zero posts to be read. My e-mail was, when I started this post, empty of new stuff. And now, here I am, writing a post and it's no where near to being midnight!

Incredible, huh?

I'm still working on the tulip motif tablecloth -52x70 inches worth of it -but am nearing the end there too. Thankfully! I only have two more areas to do with the green floss and I will then have all the leaves and stems and such completed. After that, just have to use the light blue colored floss to put the accent colors in on the "ribbon" I embroidered last week around the whole darned piece and then, will have to put the finishing touches on by outlining each and every tulip with a color slightly darker but brighter than the flowers themselves are. So, it is now a possibility that I may finish this puppy Wednesday of this week -sometime -or Thursday at the latest making this project a three-week number! Yay, yay, hip, hip, hooray!

Yesterday, since Mandy was out with her friend Ken and it was just my son and I here at the house since the kids were on their normal Sunday visitation with their Dad, I declared I was not going to cook a big dinner since I'm terrible at cooking in smallish quantities. Generally tend to prepare enough to feed small armies ya know.

But cooking or not, one still does get hungry and I got a bit of a yen for some egg salad. Since I had five hard-boiled eggs in the fridge, I got them out and chopped them up. To that, I added a little bit of very thinly sliced and chopped green onions and some celery -also fine chopped too. Then I decided to spice (and color) this up a bit by adding some (thinly sliced and chopped) black olives and about a tablespoonful too of sweet pickle relish before tossing in a little seasoning of Italian seasoning, celery seed and a touch of thyme (all lightly sprinkled, ya know). Then I added in the mayo -lovely Hellman's -and stirred the concoction up and spread it on a steak-um roll.

One bite into this mixture and I declared to my son that he might want to fix himself a sandwich of this stuff because I thought my combination was really "kick ass." He went out and did just that and told me he agreed too with my thoughts that the egg salad was, indeed, kick ass. He said it was the little bit of black olives and relish that really made it just right.

That took place oh, about 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon and kept me quite satisfied until after 8 p.m. when my stomach said it wanted me to give it a tad more food. So, I went to the kitchen expecting to make myself another egg salad sub type sandwich but when I went to get the container out of the fridge, it was no where to be found! Completely disappeared!

Hmmmm. How did THAT happen anyway?

Well, apparently my son liked the egg salad so much that when he left yesterday with his two sandwiches he had made up earlier for his lunch today, he was so impressed that he also took the whole darned container of egg salad with him too -along with what macaroni salad was leftover from our supper Saturday night!

Boy, the nerve of some people's children, huh?

This morning I had to be up, showered and dressed to go out in the public early. Early for me being up by 9:30 a.m. and ready to roll by 10:15 a.m. I had a doctor's appointment scheduled for 11:15 a.m. at the cancer clinic where I was supposed to have the port on my left shoulder (there for administering the chemo, ya know) flushed out. This is now the monthly thing I have to do since the chemo ended in December.

Mandy came out about 9:20 to my room to wake me up and prod me into hurrying a bit so we could get over to Clearfield in time for her to run some errands too.

As I walked into the living room though, Kurtis -who was laying on the couch watching his lovely cartoons, looked up at me, pointing and said "I'm busy watching my cartoons, Gram!" And he said it in a very loud, quite bossy tone in his voice too! Mandy cracked up saying that was his way of warning me that I best not have any ideas about changing the channel on the tv.

Alrighty there Son! You win. Today!

After my shower and getting all dressed, I came out to hunt down my snowboots and Mandy informed me the doctor's office had called to cancel my appointment for today and that they had rescheduled it for this coming Friday morning -at 9:30 a.m.! Sheesh! Those people over there are hell bent on trying to kill me with these early morning appointments!

So, with my appointment cancelled, but Mandy still had some errands to run, she took off to leave me and Kurtis here -alone and to our own devices. And, I see now -20 minutes after I started writing this post, that the cartoons must have been a bit overpowering for Kurtis cause he is now sound asleep on the sofa!

And I have my post done -nothing spectacular in it, just some ramblings.

Oops -one more thing to put in here. Blogger Friend, Sandee at Comedy Plus has a cute little thing on her posting today. Want to find out what your Ya-Ya name would be? Go to her blog and follow the instructions and you will find out.

I did that and the name it assigned me is one that my former school teachers (elementary and high school) and my life-long friends for the past 50-55 years or more as well as my kids will all be in accordance with the Ya-Ya name assigned to me.

Countess Babbles On.

I can think of several blogger friends who have been the victim of long comments I've made and lots and lots of rambling postings too, who would certainly agree with this name as well.

So, for now though, I'm going to turn the babbling machine off and head to my chair, gather up the remote and change the channels and work some more on my almost finished, but not quite there, tablecloth.

You all have a great day now!


Sandee said...

I love you to pieces Jeni, but that Ya-Ya name does fit you to a tee. I mean that in the nicest way too. It was indeed a fun thing and I'm happy Barb helped me with finding an appropriate name. All of us gals will be wearing tiaras and will be referred to by our Ya-Ya name. Who knew.

Okay, I'm coming over for some of that egg salad. I'll bring the fixings and you can whip it up. I love egg salad.

Have a terrific day Countess Babbles On. Big hug.

Kat said...

Haha! I love that nickname for you. Too funny!

And now I'm hungry for some egg salad too. Yum!

Hope you are having a lovely day! :)

Travis Cody said...

It's fun to get ahead once in awhile. But I find that when I'm able to get my reader down to zero, I feel a little bit lost.

Isn't that funny?

Lori said...

It sounds like you had a good start to the day. I am not a morning person but am forced to be because of the little's...bummer that after getting up and getting ready to go that they cancelled and now you have to be up and it on Friday...the one nice thing about getting up early is that more things get done...your egg salad sounds marvelous...I like your name and just so you know I like reading what you have to say so bring on the long dreams my friend. XX

Maggie May said...

The egg salad turned into a gourmet meal then it was stolen! Typical of sons that!
I'm off to make some lunch now........ I think I'll do something with eggs!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

terri said...

Viscountess Strong Cloud - that's me. Hmmm.... Not sure what the heck that means, but it sounds kind of cool!

Your egg salad sounds better than anything I've ever made. Will definitely have to give your version a try!

Linda said...

Oh my goodness, that Ya-Ya name could not be more perfect for you as this post indicates! It's just so you and we wouldn't know what to do if it wasn't so!

I'm not sure I know what "ahead of the game" means anymore as it seems like every time I think I've gotten ahead I find myself totally behind just a few moments later. It's that whole one step forward two steps back dance that we all do!

... Paige said...


I like egg salad & may borrow your tastey tippery

stay warm