It was mostly a quiet indoor day yesterday. We started getting the smoke from the CA and OR fires. The sun was kind of eerie all day. Just a big orange ball behind all the haze. You could almost look right at it. We did make a quick run into town later in the morning. I needed milks and a couple things at the store. DH wanted to drop off the pop cans at the house that takes cans for recycling and also fill up his lawn gas cans. After we got home dh did do a bit of hand watering with the hose where we had added some grass seed near the fence and a bit on neighbors side. I was out checking for eggs and noticed my neighbor lady was out for a bit to try to do some yardwork, so I took her over a dozen and a half eggs I need to offload.
Off and on I worked on a jigsaw puzzle I had started the day before. 500 pieces. I took a nap. Read a book. Made a no bake cheesecake. I haven't had one of those since I was probably living at home with my parents. My mom used to make them. Cheesecake is one of my favorite foods. Well, apparently since then I have become a cheesecake snob, LOL. Real cheesecake is way better, haha. I have made real ones a few times (sometime I purchase them) and while this jello cheesecake is ok, I think next time I have a cheesecake craving I'll either make the real thing or buy some from the bakery section. Even frozen is better than this, haha.
I also received a post card in the mail from my health insurance that I could get a $25 gift card by filling out a health screening questionnaire. Took me about 10 minutes and this morning I received a $25 Amazon gift card. Perfect timing as dh just sent me link to some Stihl 2 cycle oil he needs that is $50 for a six pack, so I applied the $25 to that.
I've also been looking for a console table to put in one of my guest bedrooms. The room needs more decor, for sure. When you walk into the room there is a wall along the door, then the wall comes out as part of the dormer. The tables I found online last week were $100 on up. This morning I remembered we have a $50 Home Depot gift card. I have been to Home Depot like 3 times (last trip was for paint/staining supplies) and kept forgetting to use it. I know they have some furniture and decor they sell online so I looked at console tables. Found one that I think will work great for only $60.
Plus, the color looks like it will match the posts on the bed's wood. And I like how it is curved so when you do walk in the room you don't have to make sure you avoid the corner of the table. The website had an advertising of sign up for emails and get 10% off home decor. Grand total out of pocket, after applying code and gift card was $4.97. I think I'm going to put a small mirror over it, a small fake plant on the table, next to a buffalo sculpture I found online that I will buy next.
The other happiness yesterday was the bird bath was busy busy. A group of birds with blue on them we had never seen before, arrived for a short visit. I guess they were just passing through. The water was getting low so I went to fill up the pitcher. By the time I got it filled the blue birds had left and the regular birds had returned. I slowly walked up and a couple stayed and a few more returned while I poured. It's so neat :) Being so close I noticed their beaks are strange - the top and bottom beaks cross over each other. They are kind of a red colored bird too, so in my research it appears they might be "red crossbill" birds.
I finished up the puzzle in the evening. It's a nice diversion when there's nothing on tv (most of the time!) or I don't feel like reading. I had to order some stuff from Walmart and needed to get to $35 for free shipping so I ordered another puzzle. Trying a 1000 piece this time, so hopefully it takes me a little longer.
I'm not a sports fan. Used to be growing up. Watching football was big in my family. We had season tickets to the pro team and for a few years 2 of us kids got to alternate going with parents to the games. DH used to enjoy watching basketball. But as we got busy work, school, kids, etc. watching sports stopped. And then I got tired of these guys making millions acting like jerks. Now with all the politicizing of sports, I'm glad I gave it up a long time ago. I was watching the news the other night and they showed a pro football game, with fans in the stands very limited. They took their knees and the fans (what little there were of them) booed like crazy. So, if those fans booing are so against that (glad they are) then why are they spending their money to go support them? Just makes no sense to me. But, most of the world makes no sense to me anymore, so there ya go.