Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Clearly, Dollar Tree is letting their standards slip.

My last shower cap lasted over 5 years.  This one?  It's been just over a year and the elastic is all stretched out.  Who knew Dollar Tree would stoop to selling cheap, shoddy products?  Hmmph.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


I had a simple, delicious meal planned for last night.  Baked ham, sweet potatoes, English peas.  Sounds good, right?  Then I got home and realized I hadn’t thawed the ham, which is not a huge problem.  Then I realized the sweet potatoes were starting to go bad!  So I had to rethink this entire meal.  I peeled the sweet potatoes and diced them, avoiding the icky spots.  I had half an onion left over, that got diced as well.  A sort-of-mangy bell pepper, some fresh broccoli that still looked good, and a handful of those English peas, and we’re in business.  I sautéed the veg with some madras curry powder, added some tomato sauce, dumped the whole thing over rice, and it was delicious!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I love it when a plan comes together

Remember how I started this blog to save money/make money so I could travel more?  Well, the first planned trip will be upon us soon.  We’re going to New Orleans for a wedding next month.  I have the money for that trip set aside, now I just need to call and make my hotel reservation.  Regarding my vacation, my hosts had asked that I come in May.  It was just too soon.  I don’t have enough money saved for that yet, I could get there but I’d have no funds to go and enjoy myself.  So I asked if we could postpone this til September and they said that was fine.  Yay!  That gives me enough time to do this up right.