Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.
I hope everyone had a good holiday meal and time with friends and family. I cooked the turkey at my house while my daughter made everything else at her house. We ate at her house.
I ate and ate. Should not have eaten so much but it tasted so good! I took leftovers home to be my meal on Friday but at about 3 am I woke up and ate those leftovers. Then went back to bed. Friday morning at 9:13 am I tested my sugar and got a terrible scare!
I’ve never, ever seen my reading that high. Its always less than 200 even after a meal. I panicked big time before I realized I had eaten all those carbs but in a rush I totally forgot to take my meds that day. That ain’t gonna happen again. Its way too scary to see a reading that high. Today at 9:40 am the reading is back to 133. Whew! Thats more like a normal reading for me.
I did a video of the food I got from the foodbank this month. I missed the first November foodbank day but managed to make it to the second one. If it were not for these food give aways I don’t know how I’d manage. Getting food every two weeks would be much better so I seriously need to do a better job at getting to the first one each month.
I gave my onions, carrots, and cabbage to my sister and she gave me her milk, oranges, and a bag of potatoes to be canned. I plan to start canning those tomorrow. Well I needed to fix supper for Ladybug so I made a meatloaf with mashed potatoes and peas. I thought I had found a rock in the meat and then had a good chuckle when I realized what it actually was.
Ladybug rarely ever asks for seconds but this time she did. She told me it was the best meatloaf she ever had. Really? Has it been so long since I made an actual meatloaf that she doesn’t remember eating it? Well yes it has been a very long time since I was able to buy ground beef and I hadn’t gotten any from the foodbank either. I’m hoping to get another one but that rarely happens.