Right At Home

My first full day in Wenatchee and I feel right at home and enjoying every minute.  I have a wonderful bed.  I have always loved a soft bed but a soft bed gave Norman back aches so we had to go with a harder bed than I liked and it bothered my hips the last couple years.  So last night I had a great sleep.  I got up only once in the night and then only after 4 hours of sleep so I wasn’t very tired and had trouble going to sleep after I went back to bed.  I planned my menus for the week and what I would need to get at the store today.  And finally I fell asleep again and got up at 6 thought this  morning.  I finished unpacking and got my things all put away except for a few things for in the kitchen then I came down and got my fruit for breakfast.  Shanti – the pears came today so I had one of those.  Those pears are the best so I’ll have one every day until they are gone.

I worked with Luke for a couple hours.  He went to bed early last night so he could get on “Ouma’s time” as he says.  He usually sleeps in and stays up late but I am a morning person and he wanted to be up to work with me so he went to bed early.  We did some math.  We reviewed place value and he didn’t need any help there then he did the exercises on place value and he got those done great.  Then we did some spelling and he knew how to spell all ten of the Ayers words I gave him.  We will do ten more tomorrow and keep it up at ten new word until they get too hard for him and then I will show him how to study and learn new words he doesn’t know how to spell.  Then we wrote complete sentences and talked about different parts of speech.  He learned what a noun was and a pronoun and a verb.  Then we did a few more sentences and started diagraming sentences.  He is a fast learner and so eager to learn new things.  Then we read a chapter in a book.  He is a pretty good reader but could use some practice and we will get that now.

Then we got our clothes changed and went shopping.  I am going to do the shopping and cooking so there is no more stocking up the pantry and planning the meals for the rest of the week.  We went first to ” Cash and Carry”  an out let store.  We were looking for wine glasses for Holly’s hotel and a container to put the hot cider in but could not find one.  Then I saw the meat room.  WOW a whole room, cold as ice because all the meat is out on tables and you walk around and get what you want.  The whole room is a refrigerator.  I was in heaven.  It was like BJ’s only is large size.  You do have to get everything in bulk like at BJ’s or Sam’s and everything is so much lower in price than in the store I was in yesterday.  I got a pork loin, a pork butt for pulled pork, and a ham.  Then we went to the vegetable room and got lots of fresh vegetables.  The prices were great.  From there we went to Verison and got me a new phone and put it on Joe’s plan.  I got an iPhone 6 and case.  My new number is 772-359-2207.  I could have kept my old number if I had done this before I cancelled the other phone but I didn’t know that so I had to take a new number.  I did keep the Florida area code as in a year at most we will be back there and it made no difference to the company or the price of the plan.  Of course my email address remains the same.  Now Joe will help me set it up tonight and the kids will teach he how to use it – one skill at a time and I will record every new thing I learn in my book so I can take full advantage of my new phone.  Joe got that for me for Christmas and so I got him a freezer for Christmas.  It is a small chest freezer like the one I had in Florida.  Now there is a place to put all the meat we got.

Lastly we went to Fred Meyer’s and got all the things on my shopping list.  I also got some chicken breasts and hamburg so now I can cook all the meals for next week without having to go back to the store.  Tonight we will have sliced chicken sautéed in butter.  Norman always like that and I am sure Joe’s family will like it too.  Tomorrow Joe will make a soup they like with Italian sausage on spinach.  I will have to learn how to do that so I can make it next time.  And we got lots of potatoes, everyone here likes potatoes like Tyler does.

I wrote to Gina today.  I hope she will answer me.  Maybe then she will see there is some good reasons to learn how to read and write.

It is cold so now I am resting and wrapped up in a blanket.  I think it would help if I go put on a sweater so will go up stairs and get one.  Have a great day.  Talk to you tomorrow.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
This entry was posted in cooking, Daily updates, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.