Shopping Day!

It has been a while since I shopped for anything other than books and magazines. So, today, in a weak moment, I decided to indulge myself.

In a quest to try to provide treats for my diabetic husband, I am always looking for something that will not do him too much harm. I always try to buy “sugar free” which usually falls flat — his take on it is “buy regular and I will just eat less” which usually falls flat as well. So, after tasting some really pretty wretched all natural, hand-made, hand-packed pricy ice cream and finding it to be entirely too sweet for his eating plan I decided to make my own. So, this morning I headed to my local Williams Sonoma and bought this —

I haven’t gotten it out of the box yet — I hope there are some recipes in it — and I have to find room in the freezer to freeze the thing but I feel like I will have much more control over the amount of whatever I decide to put in it.

Then, I just couldn’t stop there — I had to have this from Target —I had been looking for a chicken fryer for sometime and, even though there is a brand new Ace Mart right down the road from me, I decided on this on. I don’t fry food very often but when I do I am always saying I need a deeper pan because I really don’t like getting popped with grease. Plus, it is big and I can cook all the shrimp for my hubby and me and one time instead of smaller batches. And—-it has a lid — I always need lids. So, now I have to find a place for it as well. Sounds like a reorganization of the kitchen is in my future.

Anyway, that was my morning. All that and groceries bought before 11:30! What can I say — I don’t shop unless I know what I am going for, go straight there and get it — no messing around. Well, except for the books but that is a whole different blog!


Wordless Wednesday

“A rooster was chasing the mayor in front of Town Hall, a hog rodeo was in progress on the town green and, above everything, a small man in a model dirigible floated over the square, dropping firecrackers.”

“The Shroud of the Thwacker” — page 139

Week #334

1. divorce: bad, sad, John minus Kate
2. napkin: cloth
3. camera: never leave home without it
4. leather: jacket, Fonzie
5. fractures: fairy tales, Laugh In (for some reason)
6. flip out: Rollie
7. coroner: I don’t know what to say, I don’t think about the coroner
8. atomic: clock, bomb
9. Liz: Claiborne, Houston, Taylor
10. Leave: go, vamoose, vacate, get along lil doggie

Simple Woman’s Day Book — June 22, 2009

Outside my window I am watching my husband head off to work. Now it is all quiet out there.

I am thinking about what my day holds — mostly ironing.

I am thankful for today, my family, Swedish Bitters Capsaisin ointment and Tylenol Arthritis

From the kitchen I am thinking about making soup for dinner.

I am wearing shorts and a tshirt, DOK cross and again, no shoes (hey, I am a southern girl — it is hot here!)

I am reading “The Shroud of the Thwacker” still — haven’t had much time for reading this last week but hopefully I intend to catch up in the next few days.

I am hoping that my knee continues to improve — at least I can bend it some now.

I am creating a clean counter in the laundry room — time to relocate all that quilting stuff.

I am praying for the ACNA Assembly being held today through Wednesday.

Around the house I am thinking about a major decluttering project.

One of my favorite things and most unfavorite things at the same time is Monday! I really hate for the weekend to end and yet it is nice to get back on my regular routine even if that does involve copious amounts of ironing.

A few plans for the rest of the week include crafts and reading — I absolutely have to use up some of this quilt stash I have — see, I need to shop and I can’t because of THE STASH so I have to do something about THE STASH.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you


I have to say that this weeks fill-ins are a lot more in thought provoking — I will see what I come up with —

1. All children alarm their parents, if only because you are forever expecting THE PHONE CALL — this could mean many, many things.

2. Show me a good loser and I will show you a personal in denial (I didn’t really want to say liar).

3. Finding something that fits at the first store is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs at one time.

4. Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy being wives and mothers.

5. I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine getting lost and asking for directions.

6. It is impossible to think of any good meal, no matter how plain or elegant without my husband or potatoes in it. Hahahah! My husband and potatoes — my two favorite things!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I am looking forward to watching “W” and icing my knee, tomorrow my plans include icing my knee and Sunday I want to be able to walk unaided.

Science Fiction or Fantasy?

I have never been a reader of science fiction. It just never caught my attention even though my father was a comic book artist that drew LOTS of science fiction. I don’t know why I never tried it, I just didn’t.

As far as fantasy goes, I would have to say the closest I ever came was “The Wizard of Oz”, “Alice In Wonderland” and “Stargirl”. Do those even count? I did love those books but that is about the extent of my fantasy reading.However, I do believe that “The Shroud of the Thwacker” would fall into this catagory.

I guess I am just more of a dramatic or historical fiction reader. Even as a child I would seek out things like the “Little House” books and the Kate Seredy books. Now, I still read those sorts of books — I have never read a chicklit book.

I am wondering if I should expand my horizons?