Sunday, March 14, 2010

Missing in Action

I haven't been MIA, just busy and apparently not thinking straight either; I can't believe I missed my first Way Back When Wednesday.  Please come back next Wed. I promise there will be something good.

What have I been up to?  Shoe shoppping just like I said I was going to.  I bought two pair of shoes and a pair of boots.   Hubby bought me two new Liz tops and I couldn't let the $85 fleece go by that was on sale for $9.50 at the Bass store either.  My savings for the shoes and clothing was $201.00. 

The shoes and boots were very necessary if you don't believe me, check out last weeks post here, where you will see just how bad I needed some shoes.

I've also been baking.  A coworker gave me some Amish Friendship Bread, you know--the starter mixture.  You then squish and mush the bag - add more sugar, flour and milk and squish and mush some more and on the tenth day you give three starters away, keep one for yourself and bake the rest.  This is where the story takes a very sad turn.  I took my starters to work to give away and not one single person would take one.  I was's friendship bread, didn't I have any people I could count on as a friend at work?  You'd of thought that I had bagged a plague the way people were fleeing from me.  So being the frugal friendless person that I am, I kept them all myself and did a lot of squishing, mushing and adding in my own kitchen feeling very much like the Little Red Hen.  But, this story has a happy ending.  I originally made Blueberry Cheesecake muffins.  Out of the starters I couldn't force on people (don't worry I'm never going into sales) I made Pumpkin Spice Bread, Cranberry Walnut Bread, Lemon Poppy Seed Bread and the most delicious Belgian Waffles ever.  Here's a picture of the Pumpkin Spice Bread with Cool Whip Lite as a topper.  Yummy!

Another project going on at my house is sorting, washing and boxing up of baby things.  I have a friend at work who's daughter just turned a year old and she's getting rid of everything, so she gave me first dibs on all her stuff.  Boy! did I ever hit the jack pot.  There's clothing that's never even been worn, some barely used and the rest lightly used.  I took both boys and girls clothing because the two new grandchildren arriving in Sept. is still a mystery as to which variety they will be.  I also bought two carseats, a Pack n Play, a tubby and a swing/highchair combination set.   I'll be ready when the grandchildren come this way and am willing to part with anything my girls can use at their houses.

Today I must clean my house, cook a couple meals, and pack as I leave for North Carolina on Tuesday.  I can't wait to rebond with Griffin and catch-up with Miss Sydney.   Hubby is sitting out this trip, he and the dog will have to maintain the fort without me.

1 comment:

Meghan said...

I wish you could bring bread on the plane, yummy.