Monday 5 November 2012

All In A Day's Lack Of Sleep !

This day seems to be mostly a blur within my mind at the moment.  I have been awake, once again, since before 3 a.m.  Really I am beginning to feel the effects of lack of sleep over the last two weeks or so.

"All in a Day's Lack of Sleep" I did manage to .....

.... strip our bed, make it up fresh, do up some dishes, as well as a bit of vacuuming before I headed downtown to the Wiarton Foodland.  Lean Ground Beef is sale on this week for $2.47/lb., with our freezer being "void" of any for the past month or so, off I went ....

"Of course I never came home with "just" the ground beef.  However I did manage to get all this for $61.25.  The beef alone was $48.57,  so I did pretty good on all those mushrooms, a celery and cauliflower for .49 cents a pkg., then $2.99 for the Cottage Cheese."

"That $48.57 got us 19 - 1 lb. packages of Ground Beef for the Freezer.  I think will be good for a bit.  It doesn't take long to use up once I start making "Big Batches" of Spaghetti Sauces, Chili, and such for back-up "quick" and "convenient meals."

By the time I was done weighing and wrapping it was Noon hour.  Time does fly by .... with in, out and about, inbetween everything else, with the "Checkerboard Aussies".  I don't know if it was because I was so tired or what, but it seemed they wanted in and out more then usual today.  I can not complain as all four of them had been "perfect" yesterday with all the company being here.

Speaking of Company, after being out for a Sub Supper, we returned home to one really happy boy who was considering his banishment to the basement officially over ...

"Right back up on his Dad, loving him up like there was no tomorrow."

"It didn't take long for the two of them to be back into their regular routine.  TV and sleeping."

I had taken some Italian Turkey Sausages from the freezer this morning.  I "googled" Slow Cooker Turkey Sausages and found a recipe I thought would work for me.  I got to getting it prepared so it would be done in time for when my "Crabby Cabbie" returned home for our Supper.

"Layered Vegetables with Italian Turkey Sausages in the middle of the mix.  Garlic, Oregano and Basil stirred into a can of diced tomatoes to be poured over all in the Crock.  Slow Cooker set on HIGH to cook for  5 hours.  Later a side of long grain rice prepared in the Rice Cooker."

"I must say I really enjoyed all the flavours brought together with the veggies, sausages and spices."


Later this afternoon I had full intentions of drifting off to sleep as my eyes were heavy and drooping, but alas this was not to be ... as it usually never is.  My girls needed my undivided attention, and there were a couple of phone calls with my Niece Joanne, my Auntie Gladys, and my Sister Donna.  Much more important then sleep any old day !  Ha !

My Niece Joanne had also participated in the Secret Sister Swap organized by the way too kind Carla over at My 1/2 Dozen Daily.  Joanne had received a most wonderful filled package this very day from her Secret Sister.  Since Joanne does not "blog" I have offered to "show off" her gifts for her.

"Feast your eyes on this unbelievable handmade Shawl in all those warm cozy colours, for Joanne to wrap herself in while she dreams away whilst reading "Style at Home", sipping on a cuppa Vanilla flavoured tea, while nibbling on a Lindor Chocolate Truffle or two...  Who would gift such a beautiful and thoughtful "Secret Sister" Gift, well none other then the very crafty talented Judi over at "Tales of a Blended Family". "

My dear Judi, you can be my Secret Sister anytime in my books !  Lovely !!!  Needless to say, Joanne is very very happy with her "Secret Sister" gift !

I almost forgot when speaking to my girlfriend, Leona, this past Saturday, we got caught up in so much excitement.  Her with telling and me being happy for her !!!  Leona's daughter, Steena Holmes had just landed herself a a Contract with Amazon for her published book "Finding Emma" .....  please do drop on over to have a "sneak" preview before picking up yourself or ordering a copy from  Just *click* HERE for that sneak preview.

Once again a very big "congratulations" to proud parents, Leona and Doug.  And a really really huge "congratulations" to Sheena !  Way to go girl !!!  you make your family proud.

I am tired with still "blurred" eyes.  The dishes are done, the kitchen tidied up, so I am thinking it won't be long until I am thinking my bed might be looking pretty good within the next hour or so.  Wish me sleep, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".


  1. I'm suffering from lack of sleep also like you. Love how Bandit has his own chair to relax into!!


  2. I haven't slept much in the last few days either :( We really do hate a time change thing because it's so hard for kids to adjust. Our bedtime is all over the place right now, and they sleep worse than usual. I really hope you will get some sleep tonight!

  3. Bandit is so such a spoiled pup and rightfully so!
    As always, I picked up a tip or two from you. It pays to stock up and store meat in "serving" pieces. My friend taught me this once but now that I live out in the country, I'll start stocking up on meat.
    Aimee from Craftmates

  4. What a beautiful secret sister package!!! I so feel your pain on the lack of sleep, last night I got a full 3 hours. It's gonna be a long slow day around here today

  5. WOW that is real cheap mince - ours on special is about U.S.$4.50 per pound. You got a lot done in spite of your tiredness. Love that shawl.

  6. Sleep well Cindy and have sweet dreams of beef!


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