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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Just Eat It

So, for the past couple of months David and I have been eating what's in the downstairs freezer. It came with the house and it's one of those old Hide-A-Body sized ones - you could probably hide 2 or 3 actually if you bent them up right. But I digress. The problem with having so much food storage is we tend to buy the same thing too many times not remembering it's down there and we end up with 10 bottles of  coffee creamer. Then there is the things we thought we would like,...... but hmm, yeah no. We've learned not buy any new foods at Sams Clubs if we haven't tried it yet - it's one thing to choke down one small package of something, it's a whole other ball game to be faced with the Economy Jumbo Size. So,  I moved what was left upstairs and was left with an ice encrusted giant freezer with bits of schumtz plastered to the bottom. Ew.

I actually had to hang upside down to reach the bottom but I did get it cleaned out and it's airing right now, I may or may not plug it back in because everything that was down there fits upstairs easily. We have been really good lately not buying things we don't need, we're down to only shopping once a week which really cuts down on the impulse buying. If I go into  a store for milk, chances are I'll leave with more than that, bet it's the same with you. Now, on the flip side I've gotten rid of things I will never use. I pitched some weird flaked garlic that I have no idea where I bought that. If  I open it and it's disgusting - out it goes - but I also don't buy it again because no matter the claim it will be the same thing no matter how hard you try. There is a calorie free maynaise I've bought twice, it has zero calories and looks great. It's fine until you try to eat it - seriously if it needs to taste like a mouth full of chemicals can't they at least make they vaguely likeable? It's like licking a tire and is completely inedible which probably accounts for it being zero calorie....

The other stuff I threw out was a bag of couscous. Not that I don't love couscous BUT when I cooked it,well....there's a place that I usually don't buy any rice, grains or flour because of coming home with more than I paid for. This must've been a left over before I smartened up. I started boiling the water, dumped in the couscous and the Bonus Bug drifted up to the top, sigh. SO I hate throwing anything out, I didn't see any other bugs, just the one so I finished cooking it and put it in a container in the fridge. I took it out a couple of times and then gave up the ship and tossed it. And the rest of it. All I could think of is finding little bug feet or little bug eyes mixed in with my dinner. Or EGGS. So, out it goes and no more buying grain based foods at that store. 

Saturday, January 14, 2017


The other day someone posted some silly article about rules for visiting a new mother - it was the usual crap. So I just made a little comment about how it doesn't apply to grandmas, just something silly. Of course we immediately  had the Easily Offended who felt the need to make rude comments, such as "selfish", blah blah blah. I turned off the notifications as I've learned from experience ANYTHING you say will just esculate the situation, like a cyber dog pile. The thing is - the article was stupid in my opinion, all it really was was common sense and and somewhat offensive. Why would I bother visiting anyone that had a list of rules for me before I even hit the door? But that is neither here nor there.

What I found offensive was the people that felt the need to attack what really was, no matter how you read it, a silly comment. These are people that are raising our next generation and it's frightening. They have no filter, no common sense and are so focused on thier "rights" they take nothing else into account except thier own opinion. Any other view is attacked and destroyed - and the things people do and say are almost breathtaking. All I can think when Iread some of these things is - would you say that to someone face to face? If you were across the dinner table would you do all that name calling? Do you really behave like that in real life? 

During the election I probably unfollowed a dozen people - and unfriended a few more - that is something that doesn't need to be on social media. EVER. I know there's some people thinking now it's their right to voice their opinion - and you are very correct. But there's a bit differentce between voicing your opinion and being a screaming piece of shit bully that insists on pushing it down my throat - regardless of whether it's a manifesto on what is required to visit you and your baby (and just for the record I hope you like being alone, all the time with your bubble baby and list of rules) or an opinion on whether Trump should (NOT) be president. I can't say I follow my own rules all of the time, but I will tell you when I feel like I'm not - I stop and leave. I try very hard to read what I'm posting first before hitting send - if that person was in the room with me would I actually say that to them? Would it hurt thier feelings? And if it would - I don't.