Next I have to get my vision tested (6 years since the last) and get new glasses. Since I have a Costco card I have made an appointment in 3 weeks time to get both the test and to potentially buy glasses there. I have looked at their frames and have seen several in the less than $100 range that would work well. It costs $110 for the test but seniors get the same test for $60 - why such a big difference! Mom was with me, that is how I found out about the senior rate. Usually senior rates are only a little bit cheaper. I am happy for seniors but don't really want to pay so much. This is a proper Optometrist versus Optician. Optometrists can also spot things like major health issues when they look at your eyes, definitely worth the extra $20 over the Optician at Walmart which I've researched is the next cheapest. Before I buy my glasses at Costco though I intend to check out some online options. Have any of you ever ordered glasses online? Hubby orders his contacts through clearly contacts and has had great luck but glasses might be a different story. Mom is scheduled to have cateract surgery in both eyes this winter (they keep setting the date back though) and is happy not to have to buy any more glasses at that point.
Hubby has come down with a terrible cold/sinus infection and had to cancel a lot of his appointments this week. That is tough as it just makes future weeks all the busier. He doesn't do "sick" well, so I have been trying to be patient with him. I am also trying not to catch whatever he has. I've sneezed a couple times but feel fine so am hoping I am in the clear.
Tonight we are having chicken in mushroom sauce over rice, one of our comfort foods. In the slow cooker I put 3 skinless boneless whole frozen chicken breasts,2 cans of mushroom soup, add cut up carrots, celery and a can of whole mushrooms to the sauce. It cooks for 2 hours on high and 1 hour on low then at the very end add a cup of frozen corn and leave it in there only long enough to heat up the corn. I will make extra rice so we can have fried rice later in the week, another of our favorite dishes.
It is our 12th wedding anniversary this weekend. We decided that rather than go out to dinner we ordered a pasta machine on amazon and will be making pasta. That is if he feels better. If not I will make him dinner and we will make pasta together the weekend after. We have been wanting a pasta machine for a while, primarily to make fettucine and for pasta for perogies. He has made perogies before but has fought with the pasta part of it. He is Ukrainian but although his mother made a lot of perogies he never learned before her Alzheimers set in. We normally don't do much for our anniversary, just supper out. The cost of the machine was almost the same as dinner for two with wine at our favorite Greek restaurant.
Does it seem like a lot of our life revolves around food? It is a love of ours, especially home cooked meals so something we look forward to. We are often disappointed when eating in restaurants so it is fortunate that we are both good cooks. I am still doing my 10,000 steps a day every single day so I don't regain any of the 10 pounds I lost. I have started to plan for our Canadian Thanksgiving in a few weeks as we have invited two of our friends over to share our meal along with Mom this year. I need to buy a turkey pretty soon, they have just started going on sale so will scope the flyers out this weekend.
The weather this week has seen a lot of rain. They've taken the fire ban off our area and many of the forest fires in the interior of BC are now out or under control. Just this week they finally lifted the state of emergency for the Province as nature has stepped in to help with cooler temperatures and rain. Between 200-300 structures were lost in this year's fire season. Those are homes, businesses, seasonals and outbuildings. Very sad but almost all of those were insured. I haven't heard of any loss of life, which is a complete miracle based on all the fires that happened, over 200 different fires at any given point in the summer burning at one time.
My heart goes out to all those affected by the hurricanes and the devastation of the earthquakes in Mexico. I cannot even imagine what they are going through. As we live in a major earthquake zone there has been some talk of us buying an emergency tent (in case we had no where to stay) and backup generator. We already have a fully stocked medical kit, water, candles, 2 extra cell phone battery chargers that we keep charged up, food stock piled, and cash kept on hand. I guess being over prepared is better than being under prepared so we will likely make the investment. We also have the best earthquake coverage possible through our home insurance, although it has a very high deductible (percentage of loss) it is best that we can do to protect our asset.
And that's what's shaking in our world this week, no earthquake pun intended.