Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tuesday 4: Around The House

I've been super out of the Tuesday 4 loop for quite some time now (October 10, 2019 was my last entry), so...I'm not sure what happened to Toni, but I'm glad that Annie is carrying on what Toni began. I do hope to be more consistant with this in 2020. 

Here are Annie's questions for Week 1 of 2020...

Around the House

1. Do you have pets ? What kind of pets do you have? Photos?

Our 18-year-old dog, Shep, passed away in 2017 and our 19-year-old cat, Stripes, passed away in 2019, so now we are down to one pet...a tarantula named Clementine.

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Miss Clementine
We inherited Clementine about a year and a half ago from friends who were returning to their native Brazil and could not take her with them. I could never imagine myself having a tarantula in my home, but Clementine has really grown on my husband and I and I'm afraid that we actually love her. 

2. Do you have a weekly menu you plan out? Would you share it with us, or perhaps a short list of meals you make often? It gives other people ideas!

Yes, I try to make out a weekly menu plan and it is typically listed in my Happy Homemaker Monday posts on my blog. Here is this week's plan...

Monday - Chicken soft tacos
Tuesday - Chicken and wild rice soup with homemade bread
Wednesday - Black-eyed peas, ham, and cornbread
Thursday - Oven-roasted chicken breasts, baked potatoes, and oven-roasted carrots
Friday - Broiled salmon, baked sweet potatoes, and fried cabbage
Saturday - Hot pork sandwiches with mashed potatoes and fried cabbage
Sunday - Leftovers

3.Where do you do your grocery shopping? Do you like that store or do you go to others to fill in the gaps?

We are 20 miles from the nearest grocery store, so trips have to be planned carefully and I fill in the gaps wherever I can. I prefer to shop at Aldi's first, then finish up at Walmart or other stores that happen to be in the area in which we find ourselves for whatever reason (doctor appointments, coming home from visiting our daughter in Kansas City, etc). 

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4.  What kind of house do you live in or is it an apartment. Describe it. What changes would you make to it if you could?

We live in the house that my dad built himself back in 1995. It is small (one bedroom, one bath, office, kitchen, and livingroom), rather rustic, and not fancy at all, but is energy efficient and suits our needs quite well. 

If I could make changes I would put on a new roof and new front porch, and lay new flooring in the kitchen, hallway, and bathroom.

Until next time...


  1. Thanks for joining in. Toni passed away a few weeks ago and I have taken over her meme. I am grateful that people are helping to keep it going.
    Love your menu!! Sounds so delicious.

    1. I'm sorry to hear of Toni's passing, Ann. How terribly sad. :( But I am glad that you have decided to keep what she started going and I sure hope to do my part in 2020. Blessings for a great weekend! <3

  2. Annie had been very close with TOni, and last week on Annie's page I saw where Toni had passed away She had had health issues for sometime. So now Annie is doing the link up

    1. I'm sorry to hear that Toni passed away, Schotzy, but am thankful that Annie has decided to keep what she started going. I've been out of the loop for quite some time, but hope to do better in the days ahead. Blessings! <3

  3. I had never seen this link up, but I am thankful that someone took over the work that I am sure Toni put into this to get it going.

  4. I shop at Trader Joe's and you shop at Aldi's, they're discount "cousin." Owned by the same company!

    When he was in Kindergarten, my nephew decided he wanted a tortoise because he wanted a pet that wouldn't die before he did. He's now a sophomore at college and his mother (my sister) is reluctant to let that tortoise go. Like you with the tarantula, she's surprised by how fond she's become of it.

    1. I didn't realize that Trader Joe's and Aldi's are owned by the same company. That's cool! And it's amazing how attached we can become to some of nature's most unlikeliest creatures. Thanks for stopping in and blessings for a great weekend! :)


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