06.05.21 May 30 – June 5, 2021 old folks luncheon, seafood gumbo, Thanks Leanna, I love God, plumbing problems, homemade Wendy’s frosty, BUNN tea urn, Buddy and Benny, pulling weeds, Buddy’s vet visit, blueberries, Roy’s email, my selu.edu email, haircut, second tomato, new pots for plants, and more!

My love for my God has grown so much lately and I have to give him Praise and all the Glory for what He has done in my life. This was originally the last sentence in this post but it is the most important sentence so I moved it to the top. My relationship with God is the only thing that has kept me from sinking into a deep depression since Roy died. I’ve learned to give Him all my pain and sorrow and ask for joy and peace. He always provides.

We’ve had problems with our plumbing here at our home in Amite since we first moved in. Roy tackled it a few years ago by replacing the underground pipes with bigger, more sturdy pipes and creating two access points to get into the pipes when they get clogged up on their way to the septic tank.

What a lovely way to start off this week’s blog post! Chip worked and worked and worked on it but finally figured out that the septic tank needs to be emptied. That is not a cheap adventure but we had an appointment on June 10th to get that done. Last Friday Chip figured out that the electricity was turned off to the system and that was the cause of our recent problems. Now that it’s turned on we can cancel the appointment! Yay!

Sunday – I drove myself to church and back and even stopped at Walmart to get the last ingredient I needed to make seafood gumbo. I don’t remember ever making seafood gumbo before so I got my friend Leanna’s recipe so I’m sure it will be great! And it was especially after it deepened its flavor overnight. Thank you so much Leanna Traylor. I’ve found a new favorite meal!

I bought an ice cream maker a couple of months ago. Chip made a version of Wendy’s chocolate frosty ice cream!

I’ve tasted the ice cream and had a bowl of the gumbo and I do believe I love both! We are thinking that gumbo with shrimp, chicken, and sausage (with okra of course) would be a nice new gumbo tradition. We’ll see how that turns out! The ice cream has been in the freezer which we watched Beetlejuice and Evan Almighty. Both good old movies!

The BUNN tea urns that I wrote about last week now have pretty flowers in them!

Both Buddy and Benny (I’m changing Bennie to Benny and I just hope he doesn’t care!) had a bath and had their hair blown dry and they stretched out for a good nap feeling all handsome and snazzy!

Monday  The gumbo does taste better the next day. My friend Cindy V came over to visit and we had a nice, though all too short, visit!

Seems like some of my best photos lately are of me sprawled out on the grass.  The grass and the Gravel are supposed to, in my mind, form a straight line but they don’t so I have to make them be straight by pulling weeds and grass and adding gravel along the edge. When Chip posted this picture on Facebook he wrote, “My mom lives for God and pulling weeds.” Someone noticed the baseball bat on the ground… Perhaps that’s how I landed there!

Tuesday – Chip took Buddy to the vet since his cough has come back once the steroids ran out. He’s back on steroids again, got his nails clipped and has his dental cleaning and the little eye skin removal scheduled for next Monday morning early.

I picked four cups of blueberries off the bushes today. Last year I didn’t bake anything with them but this year I am determined to do that.  A blueberry pie is planned for those blueberries. UPDATE: The blueberry pie was sooooo delicious!

We had a long and hard rain today. As always I hear the plants and grass singing the Hallelujah chorus!

Wednesday – Found out that I really will have to change my rosalyn@selu.edu email address as it will no longer exist at Southeastern due to some data security thing they are doing. If you’re not a current student, faculty, or staff your account will be deactivated sometime this Summer.  I’ve created a new one at rosalynchauvin1@gmail.com. Please use my rosalyn@selu.edu until around July 1st as the new one has a couple of kinks that need to get worked out.

I closed Roy’s email account, roy@rchauvin.com, today which set off my heart hurting and tears. I haven’t had to deal with things like that in a while.

Thursday our church, Trinity, had a Senior Adult Luncheon today. I drove myself there and did really well! Here’s a link to the post I wrote about the fun time we had. I did some shopping in Hammond since I was there and drove myself back home!

I am working slowly to be more independent and truly want to get back to having a settled, more normal life. I hope you all can see that in my writings about my life now.

Friday  I got my hair cut, a bit shorter this time.  Seems to be a trend and I love it! Do not ever expect my hair to ever look like this when I am fixing it! Harriett, am I looking more like you?

Benny and Buddy are learning to live with each other and are so precious! 

Buddy is sharing his bowties with Benny! We had some seafood gumbo juice leftover and some cooked drumsticks in the freezer. I pulled the chicken off the bones and added it to the seafood gumbo juice and it was delicious! I love experimenting like that!

Saturday was supposed to be a family day at the baseball field in Baton Rouge. The rain made them cancel the games. I miss my little ones in Baton Rouge so much and was really looking forward to seeing them and visiting with their mom and dad. Next Saturday there are games so I’m hoping we can see them for those.

I enjoyed my coffee and breakfast out on the patio and listened to some gospel music out there. Several days ago Chip made me 8 cheese omelets and I’ve been enjoying them one each morning since they do not cause my blood sugar to go up!

Our second tomato from my one tomato plant! I picked three cups of blueberries off the bushes today.

Yesterday I bought pots for two plants and this morning I worked on replanting those in the new pots this morning.

That wraps up this week in Rosalyn’s life!

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