Monday, September 28, 2009

I'm still holding out

I received another Facebook invitation yesterday. I haven't signed up yet. Still holding out. But not for long I suspect. And considering how short some of my blog posts are, perhaps I should consider Twitter too. No matter what, I still like snail mail and phone know the personal contact, not mass blasts.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

It's fall

How do I know? No, it isn't the weather since we're having a little heat wave (is it summer again?), alternating with morning fog (June gloom). It isn't the grocery store since there has been a lot of produce on sale; isn't that supposed to happen in the summer. My garden is giving me hints since there hasn't much to harvest. And I never check the calendar for the official start of a season. So how do I know? All the new TV shows have started and we're watching waaaay too much tv, lol. Oh, and the leaves are falling in Webkinz World.


Good thing I waited a few days since the price went down two cents.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Photo 112/365 Bargain of the day

I don't normally buy candles...I have dozens of Partylite tealights and votive candles in the closet...most of the scents are discontinued, they're so old. But I couldn't resist these since I'm interested in trying soy candles (why??? I hardly ever burn them). Resistance was futile since I got them for free with coupons, woo hoo!!

Photo 111/365 Harvest

Pathetic, isn't it? It takes a week to get enough for a meal. Most of the vines are dead, but there are a couple that are holding on.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Jillibean Soup Sketch Contest

Jillibean Soup is having a sketch contest, so of course, I had to enter since I love Jillibean Soup. It is one of the few products that I bought when it was first released and I'm glad I did since most of that release is sold out everywhere. You still have time to enter...barely since the contest ends tomorrow (or today for most of you reading this).

supplies: Jillibean Soup patterned paper and felt flowers, Lasting Impressions brads, Scrapworks ribbon, American Crafts rubon, Quick Quotes ink

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Photos Naptime

This is what I wanted to do after we finished playing outside.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


The price went up to $3.09 for Labor Day and I was hoping it would go back down after the holiday. But when I went to my usual gas station, the price had zoomed to $3.15! So I drove several blocks out of my way to where it was still $ little protest against rising gas prices.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Photo 110/365 More home cooking

Mom sent me some "gow gai" via J. Don't ask me what the translation is. All I know is Mom's been making this vegetable into a soup for as long as I can remember. Of course, my version is much simpler. Canned stock instead of homemade, tofu, and the gow gai. Three ingredients and a lot of memories. (Sorry I didn't make the soup when you were here J.)

She also sent some cuttings so I could have my own. I did have a couple of plants but ended up tearing them out because they kept getting mildew. Hopefully, I'll have better luck with this batch.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

My taste buds are dead

After a couple weeks of home cooking for J and dining out for Asian food (since there's a lack thereof where she lives), I resorted to TV dinners (yes, I'm old enough to call them TV dinners) tonight since J is gone (boo hoo!). The heat has tired out both me and Mr. Fix-it, yet another reason to not cook. My verdict on the first bite was, it tastes like soap. On the second bite, yucky and too salty. On the third bite, hmmm, not bad! I wonder what kind of drugs they put in this fake food so that it eventually tastes good to someone??? Maybe "tastes good" is an overstatement, lol. At least I didn't spend a lot of money on them.