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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Highlights From My Day

This pretty little Limoges porcelain box was on a free pile at a neighbor's yard sale.

Free because the bottom part of the box suffered an accident. Still, I think the box is pretty, and I'm keeping it.

I ran a bunch of errands this morning. My last stop was at Walmart which is right next to Value Village (thrift store). I had been hoping to find a Farberware stockpot to go with the saucepans and skillets that I've thrifted or inherited. This is a previously-owned 8-qt stockpot, a good size for making a large pot of soup for the family. I paid $9-something plus tax. It's in great condition -- no dents. Similar pre-owned Farberware stockpots on Ebay are selling for a minimum of $25 plus shipping. New, the same pot retails for $50 minimum. I made a large pot of lentil and leftover soup for dinner tonight in my new stockpot.

I think my Farberware set is now complete. I love how shiny stainless steel cookware is.

For the last few months I've been taking this OLLY gummy supplement to take the edge off of anxiety. It contains GABA, l-theanine, and lemon balm. It doesn't completely relieve my anxiety, but it allows me to take a step back and rationalize my feelings, bringing about a more calm me. I'm mentioning this here because I think it really does help without overmedicating me. The other night I woke up in a panic again. I took two gummies and was able to go back to sleep shortly. I've also been taking these on mornings I've had stressful appointments and everyday for the past week. 

My surgery is Tuesday morning. I'm doing okay with it. I'm glad I've had all of this time to think through my thoughts and feelings.

Here is my trough of turnips. The leaves are huge, and the roots are now forming. I expect we'll have roots to eat in another 2 weeks if I can keep the trough well-watered.

And finally, our hanging baskets of nasturtiums have just begun flowering. This beauty ended up adding color to our tossed salad with the soup dinner tonight.

How has your week been?


  1. That's a great deal on the pot. We got a new set of pots with the stove we bought last year. I didn't think I needed any, but I quite like them. I was surprised with how good the quality was for "free" pots.
    I just planted a pot of nasturtiums and am looking forward to the blooms.
    I'm glad that you've found a way to handle some of your anxiety. Anxiety can be a terrible feeling. Good luck with your surgery next week. I know that it will go well.

    1. Hi Live and Learn,
      I'm really pleased with the stockpot and now my completed collection of cookware that actually matches. I'm glad the pots you received with your new stove are working so well for you.

      Thank you on the good wishes.

  2. I'll be praying for your surgery on Tuesday. I had my last dental work completed this week and it was the worst of pain this time around. But it's done. I struggle with anxiety as well but don't take anything for it. My husband knows what calms me by rubbing my feet, my hands and fingers, my scalp and these all help wonderfully well.

    We're in the last month of daughter's pregnancy, thankful that she has been able to nurture baby in her womb for this long.

    1. So exciting to be anticipating a new grandchild. :)

    2. Hi Alice,
      Praise God that your daughter's pregnancy is now in the last month. I'm so excited for you to have this new grandchild.

      Oh no, that's awful that your final crown had so much pain. I hope you're feeling better now. These appointments are now behind you.

      Thank you for prayers. I really appreciate them.

  3. I haven't heard of the Olly gummies. Good to know. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers next week!

    That's a wonderful deal on the stock pot. They are great for soups, and my husband uses them to cook applesauce, as well.

    Have an enjoyable weekend!

    1. Hi Kris,
      This particular gummy was recommended to me for the anxiety that has come with my thyroid issue. They're not a cure, but they take the edge off.

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. The procedure is tomorrow morning. I'm just wrapping up odds and ends today.

  4. Ashwagandha tincture and Rescue Remedy are great for calming anxiety. The latter is for sudden/ urgent issues and the former is for long term peace and calmness. I wish you well.


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