Tuesday, March 03, 2009

The news

UGH!! I had a big newsy post all full of "All Is Well!" kinds of news and it got eaten by the innernetses!!! Dang it!
Ok...in a nutshell then. Meeting not too bad. Still have job still have income. Good. Job will change and cuts are coming that will make the job still less of a funfest..not so good.

Budgetting for this househiold will continue to tighten because it just makes good sense to get a grip on our debt load and spending habits...This is GOOD. Except when I want to go to a bookstore or yarn shop, although in my own defense I have not used household money on yarn for sometime. I found 3 bulk purchase stores within a 30 minute drive from my house which can come in handy for some purchasing power (pillow sized bag of oregano anyone? No I did NOT buy a big bag of oregano). Things like flour, rice, and pasta are cheaper bought in big stinkin' bags, especially if its is something the family uses a lot of, like we do.

Can anyone devise a way for my kids to like and eat brown rice? Please? They just hate it and I have tried everything I can think of. Its better for them but they like white/parboiled nutritional wasteland type rice. NO I did not buy a big bag of brown rice. Just white "boulangerie" flour and a bulk buy of baking yeast to store in the freezer and refill my fridge bottle of yeast. I have slackened on the baking and am picking it back up to fill the Snack monsters that live here. Now I am out of Whole Wheat flour . GRR.

I recieved the wool for mom's sweater sleeves last week and they are on the needles and coming along just fine. Yay!

I accidentally came home with the last 3 skeins of grey Cestari 2 ply sock wool on Saturday. I can't help myself. I had store credit and it was screaming to be used and it was the last 3 skeins of light beautiful rustic looking grey. So soft and smooshy.

Ok...that is all. Be well my darlings and consider yourselves well and truly hugged and appreciated.

5 comments:

Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

I thought you were getting a magazine with your store credit. I can't be blamed for your yarn hoarding tendencies, dahrling!

Ali P said...

Uuuum...well...I did get the new Debbie Bliss too but just didn't mention it. It was also on store credit.

Brian said...

Al, anything whole wheat is disgusting. Whole wheat pasta - YECH! Brown rice - BARF! Even if your kids eat that crap they'll still sneak out and grab a cheeseburger at McDonalds. But edamame beans - now there's a delicious, healthy snack.

puffthemagicrabbit said...

Yay- so glad it wasn't earthshattering.

(no help on the brown rice front- and I really can't say much considering I tried to pass green m&m's off when my mother complained I wasn't eating my greens...)

Tara said...

Nope, no help with the brown rice sitch. But I'm with you on the baking your own bread. Wish I had the guts to try it! Should I be looking at one of them fancy breadmakers?