Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Sheet, Dryer, Cleaner and PSWs, Shopping, Soup,

After all that, it turned out that the mattress covder was just that, a cover, it went over the mattress like a fitted sheet. Easy peasy. I read that it was good for lots of things and was bed bug proof. Well for bedbugs it would HAVE to fit right round. However, we already have a bed bug cover so that's OK.

Happened to see the super this morning. Asked him about the dryer on our floor. It has been out of order for 3 weeks or more. He checked what the building manager had written him and said they should be fixing it on September 2nd. Fingers crossed. It is a damned nuisance only having one dryer especially when you want to do linen and towels at the same time as clothes.

Karen came to clean today. Matt really likes her, she was carrying on at him about not walking on a wet floor but in a while he could go dancing on it. She does a pretty good job. I had Hassan (PSW) and Karen today both talkers!! I also discovered, from Hassan, that the other guy's name is Deji I had been using a B instead of a D. Don't know how it is actually spelled. Will ask him tomorrow perhaps. I asked him when he called, he thought it was funny I had now found out his proper name. Deji is correct.

Of course Tuesday is shopping day and Kathy is away. I am hoping I can do it with the walkers again. Matt doesn't really want to go, so maybe what I will do is use his walker, bigger basket, and take the basket off mine as well. Might still have to do two journeys. I need to go to the bank too - I was teed off this morning, phoned, was told I had to wait for 10 minutes. Put it on speaker and after a while, it cut off. I couldn't be bothered to go through the whole rigmarole to get in line again.

Made some more leek and potato soup with leeks ladydog brought. Of course they were filthy again, but they are presumably straight out of the field. Make good soup though. It was good we had some for supper.

I think my rashes or whatever they are are being cured by the ointment. Thankfully it doesn't seem I have shingles. Been a bit itchy but nothing serious. Fingers still crossed.

I love cabbage and yet this is another dish I haven't tried. I must admit if I serve cabbage to 'company' it is often my favourite sautéed version which is delicious anyway.

Company Cabbage

This is especially pretty prepared with Savoy cabbage! Be sure not to overcook the greens so they

don’t turn mushy

2 tsp (10 mL) chicken bouillon
4 cups (1 L) coarsely shredded green or Savoy cabbage
½ cup (125 mL) shredded carrots
¼ cup (60 mL) chopped celery root or celery
¼ cup (60 mL) sliced green onions or chopped shallots
½ tsp (2 mL) dried dillweed (or 1 ½ tsp/7 mL fresh)
3 Tbs (45 mL) chopped pecans
1 Tbs (15 mL) melted butter
½ tsp (2 mL) prepared mustard
1/4 tsp (0.5 mL) pepper

1. In large saucepan, heat 1/2 cup/75 mL water over medium-high; add chicken bouillon, stirring until dissolved. Add cabbage, carrots, celery root, green onions and dillweed, stirring to combine. Cook, covered, for about 5 minutes, stirring slightly, until tender.

2. Stir together pecans, butter, mustard and pepper. Pour over cabbage mixture; tossing to combine.

Servings: 6

Source: Great Canadian Cookbook

Have a great day, stay well, stay safe.


  1. Fingers crossed indeed on the shingles front.
    And a big hooray for the assistance you have. And an equally big sigh at the obstacles in your path.

    1. Yeah, hope it's OK Sue.

      I could use more assistance mind you.

  2. Hi Jo - glad things seem to be coming together - and let's hope the laundry things are fixed tomorrow (2nd) ... take care and good luck with the shopping and bank ... all the best - Hilary

    1. Thanks Hilary. I hope it will get fixed too. 3 weeks is way too long for the laundry people.

  3. Our washer and dryer are getting pretty temperamental and I think that replacements are called for in the near future. They are both well over twenty years old so they have given us good service.

    1. I would think so David, especially in these days of built in obsolescence.

  4. I'm glad to hear your rash is improving. Itchy is no fun but definitely better than shingles. We got the shingles vaccination as soon as it became available as I'd seen my mother and grandmother both suffer severe pain with it. It was horribly expensive if you had to pay for it but luckily our health insurance covered it.

    1. I don't know if our insurance covers it, I should ask them Helen.

  5. That's the worst - you hold for a long time and then get cut off!

    1. It kept happening this morning too Alex, I thought it was maybe my phone so used my cell and the same thing happened. That was at least 4 times. Don't know what's going on.