Thursday, June 9, 2022

Wednesday in Review

The stitches in my gum (post gum surgery) were removed and I am thankful it was a quick and almost

painless process. I still get to go back in two weeks for a check-up of the healing process. The area is still swollen a bit and tender.  I was instructed to continue to swish with salt water after meals.

Today was my monthly haircut appointment.  I have been seeing my stylist for 33 years, which may tell you we are similar in age.  We both graduated in 1978, but from different schools.  He cuts hair in Orlando, and I live about 30 minutes north of Orlando but will travel to see him for a haircut and a highlight when necessary. Pretty sure I will be blonde forever lol.  

Afterwards, I hit up Publix for beef bones for bone broth.  We have been using chicken feet for bone broth but for the last two weeks, we could not find any chicken paws at Walmart or SavALot. I like the chicken bone broth better flavor-wise, but for now, we will have to make do with beef bone broth. I use the InstantPot to make the bone broth, and it really makes quick work of it.  My husband and daughter swear by it, my husband says it helps joint pain and my daughter says it is great for gut health. 

The second stop of the day was Target. After dropping off the Publix groceries, I went to Target to stock up on toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, paper plates, and Gatorade.  The paper goods were bought in prep for hurricane season. Just one less thing to worry about if and when a big storm comes through. I also picked up another watermelon, the one we got from Walmart earlier this week was kinda tasteless. But we are going to eat it anyway. Hopefully, this melon will be better.  We enjoy watermelon as a nightly snack, so I try to keep it on hand. 

The summer afternoon storms are here and they definitely cool things off.  Temps are in the high 90's with high humidity.  Outside chores are completed in the AM, walking the dog, watering any plants that need it and start cleaning the vinyl fence panels in the back yard.  I haven't counted them, but maybe when I am done I will let you know how many and how long it takes. It is a yearly chore that I try to get done before it gets too hot, but I  put it off until the heat gets here.

If you live in the south or are experiencing high heat, what do you keep your thermostat set at to keep your house comfortable and to not break the bank?

We try to keep our AC set at 78 degrees and keep the fans going to keep it tolerable and afforadable. 

Happy Thursday!


  1. Glad your dental surgery went well and your recovery is going well. The only thing about moving to the deep South is going to be Summer heat and humidity. Growing up in Southern VA I never liked Summer weather and being an old lady now I am sure it's going to suck even more. lol

    1. We can barely stand the heat and humidity as we get older lol. We But, we are not keen on moving north and then having to navigate the trials of living in COLD weather that includes ice, sleet and snow. So hot weather it is!

  2. So happy to hear the dental procedure went well. Praying that you will heal fast. I never knew that broth was so good for you. I might have to give it a try sometime. Go you for stocking up!!

  3. Thank you! Yes, google the benefits of bone broth. It definitely has benefits that are too numerous to mention. But chicken bone broth is so much better tasting (to me) than beef broth.