Dear Home Depot and others.

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Dear Home Depot, I see you have a few benches in the middle of the parking lot. I never see anyone sit on the benches, in the middle of the parking lot, surrounded by cars and shopping carts. I would love to have them in the store so when I go into the store with my husband and he looks at endless tools and boards and I get so bored waiting for him and there is never any place to sit down while I wait. If I have to go outside to sit on a bench, I will wait in my car.

Dear Kool-Aid,
I love your lemonade flavor. I had it today and it tastes like the lemonade at the mall where the girls stand there with their striped shirts and hats and pound lemons to make their fresh lemonade. I love that it only costs 10 cents at Winco. Walmart sells it for 20 cents a pack. Guess what Walmart, I am going to buy it at Winco.

Dear Food Network,
I find it disturbing that you have a cooking show called $10 dinners and the lady cooking those cheap dinners is cooking it on a stove that costs $9,000 and she has two of them in her kitchen so that is like $18,000. The blue kitchen in the 2008 shows. Melissa Darabia goes on and on about how she buys the milk that is about to expire for half the price and gets all her stuff on sale cheap. Why does she not have a stove like everyone else does. If she cooks on those stainless steel commercial stoves, 8 burners, thick grates, with two ovens, she does not need to be cooking $10 meals. She cooked her $4 pork roast in a Le Creuset cast iron pot, the big one that costs $360. (I just looked up the price.) All of her cookware is expensive and she goes on and on about how cheap her meal cost. It is not realistic for the home cook.

$3 prescription glasses

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I just ordered my son a pair of glasses for $3. It cost $6.95 to ship them. Total cost is $9.95. I buy them online. This place called Glassesshop.com sent me an email for a sale of $3 prescription glasses. Here is the link: http://www.glassesshop.com/promotion/week
He likes to stuff his glasses in his pocket at school and they get scratched up, but for that price, I don’t care. The one pair he does that with are bent and scratched and awful.
I saw the news the other day where they were giving free glasses to people. They had to wait in line for a day. This lady was so thrilled about getting new glasses, she said she could not see, her glasses got broken. She could have gotten a pair for $10 on the internet.
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The other day we went out to eat and I wanted to try a PHO noodle place. We went into one and it didn’t smell very good and the tables were dirty so we left to go find another place. My husband said he saw one across town so we drove over there and looked at the menu. The noodle bowl pictures didn’t look great so I saw this golden noodle with chicken and ordered that. The waitress brought this strange plate of food. It looked like a birds nest with stuff piled on top with chicken.
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I only had a fork, no knife and it was hard to cut and eat. It was very hard to chew, very crunchy. I won’t go back to eat there.
Saturday:
My husband saw this place called Egg Roll King and he said he would love to try that place. When we got home I looked up the number to call them to see if they had tables. I thought we could go eat there for dinner. This Chinese sounding woman answered the phone.
“Do you have tables in your place or is it just To GO orders.” I said. She didn’t really understand so she said wait. I waited and she finally came back and I asked her again. “Which one are you talking about?” I said I looked up the number and it only said there was one Egg Roll King, the one that I called. She didn’t really understand. I said again “Do you have tables?”
“What time you come, when you coming?” she said.
“I don’t know, all I want to know if you have a place to eat, sit down, at a table.”
“What time you come”, she said
I said “Maybe an hour from now.”
“Oh we have table in a hour, you come then.”
I hung up and looked up the reviews, it was rated one star and people said it was awful. We didn’t go to the Egg Roll King to eat. We went to the mall and had some chicken teriyaki in the food court.

Weekly photo challenge: Letters

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The Weekly photo challenge is Letters.
For this week’s challenge, share a photo with letters.
Today we drove downtown. My husband wanted to go to this cupcake store. Went went into the store and the cupcakes were $3 each. I thought that was too much to pay for a little cupcake. We left. So we were going down the street and we saw this car. It looked like the car in Back To the Future. I got out and took a picture. Perfect for Letters. The plate said “FLUX”. It is a De Lorean flux

This is the side.
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One morning and an egg.

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Yesterday I had to take my car to the dealer. My husband said the key was hard to turn so he made an appointment, first thing Monday morning to have it fixed. I drive up to the service dept. door and it won’t open. The sign said to drive over the cord and the door automatically opens. I drove over the cord, it did not open. I back up and drove over the cord again. It still did not open. I get out of the car and go into a door and there is this long, long garage area and the service guys do not even look up, they are on the phone. They are at the other end of the long garage. I called out, “The door won’t open.” Some guy hears me and comes over and opens the door. He looked at the cord, this black think that looks like a hose, was in a crack in the concrete. “The cord fell in a crack”, he says. I got in my car and drove into the service area. I had to leave my car there to be looked at. My husband met me there in our truck. We go get in the truck and my husband said he needed to go to Pep Boys. We go to Pep Boys across town, because he wanted to go to that one. I sat in the vehicle and waited for him. When he was done I saw a McDonalds and said “Go there, I’m hungry.” He just kept driving. I wanted the $1 sausage on a English muffin. I was hungry and I had not eaten breakfast. I didn’t have time, I had to take my son to school and then go straight to the service dept. I waited forever for him to walk around Pep Boys and I wanted to eat. “Lets go try out the breakfast at Rail City casino.” They have this big sign that you can eat for $3.33 if you were born before 1964. It is a casino, not real big. We had eaten there once last year and didn’t like it, but I was willing to try it again. We were seated and I ordered to one egg, with hash brown potatoes and 2 slices of bacon and toast for $3.33. I also ordered a cup of coffee. I figured a cup of coffee was $1. I didn’t know because the waitress took the menu when we walked over to see the buffet that my husband wanted to get. They had a lot of breakfast items on the buffet. My husband had the buffet and so went to get his food. He had them make a yummy omelet, with ham and cheese and onions and tomatoes. He said “Have a bite, so he gave me a bite. It was really good. I waited a while till they brought me my order. The coffee was served in the smallest cup I ever had. I bet it was a 5 ounce cup. The food was cold. They must have made it and just let it sit there a while before they brought it out to me. I hate cold eggs or should I say egg since it was one. They coffee tasted awful. I started watching the Keno board and was marking the numbers that came up. I then told my husband to play a game with the numbers that came up a lot. He marked a keno ticket and played two games. The numbers didn’t come up. We didn’t win, we never do. The waitress brought the check. The coffee was $1.75. That made my breakfast $5.08. My husband’s buffet breakfast, which he had an omelet was $7.50. The menu said it was $5.50 because he kept saying his was almost the same cost as mine, but it wasn’t. The bacon I had was so fatty and tuff, I could not eat it. It cost $13.50 with tax plus tip. I asked the cashier why the menu said the buffet was $5.50 but they were charging $7.50. “Oh the buffet is $7.50, it is $5.50 for the players card, you have to be a silver or gold to get it for that price.” Great, I don’t have one of those. You have to gamble a lot to be a silver or gold. On the way out the door my husband went over to the $1 mega slot machine and played $3.
The wheels spun around and then the bar with a diamond came up in the middle. One flipped down on the line and one flipped up on the line. “You won!” He won $30. “Go cash out and quit playing.” He went and got his $30. The casino just paid for my yucky breakfast.

Weekly Photo challenge: On Top

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The Weekly photo challenge is On Top.

There are a lot of hawks sitting way up high in trees. I have seen them swoop down and catch birds and carry them off.
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There is a water pond down the street. It is a wetlands area. I saw a swan in it. I stopped the car to take a picture of it. It mostly had it’s head under water, probably eating stuff. I would try to take a picture when it’s head was up, but it would put it’s head back underwater really fast. I finally caught it with it’s head up and got a picture. I don’t see swans ever around here.
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There it is on top of the water.

Weekly photo challenge: Threshold

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The weekly photo challenge is Threshold.

I was cleaning the kitchen and wondered where my dog was. She was in the threshold of her comfort, sitting in my chair at my computer. Sitting on the floor is too good for her. She looks like “What….why are you taking my picture.”
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I moved her and typed this. I looked to see where she went. She is curled up on my couch now.
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Chicken and sausage with blackberry reduction sauce.

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I was watching the Food Network Sandra Lee show. See recipe for the chicken and sausage with blackberry reduction sauce. She made this recipe and it looked so good so I went to the store to get the stuff to make it. This is what I made.
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I bought chicken sausage. It is the sweet Italian seasoned one. It tasted so good. I saw fresh blackberries so I bought those to make the sauce. Use the frozen ones. There was not much juice in the fresh ones. I was lucky to get 3 spoons of sauce. The black berries splashed purple all over my stove, it was a real mess to clean. On the TV show Sandra has a all white kitchen, white stove and she was wearing all white.
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There she is cooking those blackberries on her white stove. She is clean, not one purple splotch in sight. My whole stove was purple, dotted, spotted.
I cooked the chicken in a stainless steel pan. My husband bought some new stainless steel pans, plus Sandra cooked her chicken in one. It got the whole pan black. It took me an hour to scrub that pan clean. My husband complained because there was hardly any sauce. I went back to watch the show on Sandra cooking it. She ended up with almost a whole cup of sauce. I got about less than 1/4 cup maybe closer to 1/8 cup.
I used zucchini for my veggie and peeled it. She didn’t peel hers and made her cuts long. She also had artichokes on her plate but I could not find any frozen artichokes in any store around here. It tasted really good, but next time I will use frozen black berries like she put in her recipe or even cranberries, that would be good too.

Dog Collars

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I buy my dog different collars. I just cannot just have her wear just one. I had a red one that I bought at Pet Smart. That thing cost $8.
Then I found different ones at dollar stores. I can afford to buy lots of those because they cost $1.
I got this cute orange plaid one.
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I got that at this at a new dollar store. I went back in to buy more but he didn’t have any. He said they sold out fast.
Today I went to Dollar Tree. They have some with bling. They had a lot of different colors for just $1 each. I got a yellow one and a black one. I put the yellow one on my dog today.
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She likes to sit up with her front legs up to see better.
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The collar was a little big, so I heated up a nail over my stove and it melted a new hole real easy. Then I cut it the length I wanted and melted the end in the fire. It melts real easy.
These are to other collars I have bought. I bought a black one like the yellow one and a red white and blue one for the 4th of July.
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I went into a little pet store the other day because I see people coming out of it with their dog food. The prices were really high in that place. They wanted $35 and up for their dog collars. He had a pair of nail clippers for dogs for $20. I bought a pair of nail clippers for dogs for $1 that work great at the dollar store.
There is a beautiful dog collar that I want to buy online that is all rhinestones. You can see it here.
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I am going to wait on buying that to see if my dogs neck gets bigger.

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