Showing posts from April, 2018

Money Saving Adventures For Last Week

April 29, 2018

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Well, the Pounce and Fang problem is calming down just a bit. I have been putting her outside for the day with the other cats, and when she comes back in it takes her longer than 10 seconds to lose her mind and attack him. I have been telling the big dope to stop acting like a victim, but he can't seem to stop hiding under my chair.

Monday we went to our family chiropractor for adjustments. His prices are reasonable, and Obie loves going to see him. We use chiropractic as a health maintenance measure. We've been going to see 'Doc' for almost 20 years, and he has helped us to stay healthy and sane throughout.

I bought four cat collars at Dollartree, so the girls can wear their new rabies tags. They all went a tad nuts when they first had them put on, because there is a small bell on each one, so with the bell and the tag there was a lot of noise and wrestling, but then they calmed down. The collars are the stretch type, in cas…

International Ordnance Museum In Saint Jo, Texas--Worth The Trip!

April 28, 2018

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The Redneck woke up this morning and said he wanted to go back to the International Ordnance Museum in Saint Jo, Texas. What else could I do but grab my camera and hop in the truck? Trust me, a trip there beats the heck out of yard work! Besides, I promised y'all photos the next time we went, and I couldn't let you down...(wink).

The museum is located at 201 South Main, in Saint Jo, Texas, about 25 miles north of Bowie. The building alone is awesome. The walls inside are exposed brick, very cool, and it sets off the ordnance displayed against it perfectly.

Just inside the door you see this, which is impressive, even before you learn it's history. It was mounted on the USS OLYMPIA, and used during the Spanish-American War. It was built in 1894. 
And that is just a tiny fraction of the historical information you will learn at the museum.

This gentleman is Danny Steadham, one of the people who operate the museum. He's very knowl…

I Have Had To Rethink My Position On Youtube

April 27, 2018

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(Fang pouting after his bath)
A while back I posted that due to YouTube becoming hostile towards gun channels, conservative channels, etc, I had deleted my two channels. I honestly didn't think I should be contributing to a site that was being so negative to channels that were about many of the things I feel are important. I told the Redneck this, and he seemed to be okay with my decision.

However, he came home this week and told me that he honestly felt I had been too hasty in my decision. He pointed out that if all the folks YouTube seems to be trying to force out actually do leave, then the voice of our viewpoint, our faith, and so forth, will disappear from the site. Most people only know of YouTube as a place to see videos on different subjects. So until another site that is just as user friendly is created, there isn't a better place to post videos to be seen by many people.

I don't do videos to make money (although I proba…

Cats Are Crazy, And I'm About To Join Them...

April 26, 2018

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I had my four female cats spayed last week, and not that they are healed up I am slowly introducing them to the outside. This is not going as easy as I had hoped.

Stripe has no problem with this idea, she goes out and spends a lot of time exploring. When she's ready she comes back in. She's gonna be pretty easy to transition I think.

Stormy, my youngest, only goes out if I put her out. Ever try to carry a weed whacker close to your chest--as it's running? She then sits and glares up at me through the glass door at the front, or the window in the laundry room door. The second the door opens, she shoots inside. She doesn't care if her food is out there, she wants in.

When I put Fraidy outside, she's not happy, but she allows it. She will search for a way inside, but she is pretty patient. I think she will be better about it as the summer progresses.

Then we come to Pounce. She's about 3 or 4 years old. She is the cat th…

To Zoodle Or Not To Zoodle?

April 25, 2018

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I have been hearing about zoodles, or zucchini noodles. for years. I have been curious as to whether they were any good, something I would like to add to my diet, or possibly just another fad to sell overpriced gadgets on TV. I wanted to try them, but didn't want to spend money just to find out they weren't something my family would eat. So I waited for years for someone to either loan or even just give me a spiralizer in a decluttering haul.

Well, that didn't happen, so I was zoodleless (Is that a word? I think it should be.) until today, when I realized that I had the means to at least try making them. All it took was looking to see what God had put in my hands.

Meet the Safety-Peel Potato Peeler. I had one of these years ago, and it worked pretty well on peeling potatoes. I would also pass the blade over the potato after peeling it, over and over, making little strips of the vegetable. These I would wad up into little loose ba…

Money Saving Adventures For Last Week

April 22, 2018

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Looks like I survived not having a weekend alone. In fact I had a pretty nice time. Saturday we went to get new tires, had a quick lunch at Long John Silver's, and did a bit of price comparison on a new saddle for the Redneck. It rained all day, so we didn't get a lot done at the house, but we did get some badly needed rest. Sunday was beautiful, and we had a great time at church. I even got a gig set up to go pick up furniture that a friend is getting rid of on Monday afternoon. After church the Redneck bought fence panels, t posts and fasteners, and together we built an enclosed yard for Obie and his dogs to enjoy. When Obie got home I took him out there, and finally had to MAKE him come back in the house, he liked it so much! He came in and told the Redneck "Thank you!" It made our hard work (and the usual arguments we have) worth it.

Well, on to money saving for last week.

I got my four female cats spayed at a low cost …

Weekend Plans Cancelled, But It's All Good!

April 20, 2018

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Have you ever had something planned, something that you really want to happen, just to have it yanked out from under you? Of course you have--that's just a part of life, and no one is immune from it happening. After the initial disappointment that shoots through your mind, you take a deep breath, smile, and say okay Lord, I am not thrilled with this, but I'm willing to see what You have planned.

Yep, I had that happen this week. You see, the Redneck was going on the church's spring trail ride, and I saw an opportunity to have some alone time over the weekend. I arranged for Obie to go to his father's, and then I set out to make sure I had a lovely time.

I bought some food I had been wanting--ingredients for a veggie omelet, a steak, ice cream, etc. I had all the goodies for a 'spa'--Epsom salts, essential oils, my mani/pedi tools. I had audio books to listen to while I worked on a couple of projects, and I had planned a bi…

The Verdict Is In On Aldi's Seedtastic Bread

April 17, 2018

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I finally got to try the Aldi Seedtastic Bread, and I am saying that it is a winner. It has good flavor, lots of seeds to give it a nice crunch without feeling like gravel in your mouth, and it toasts up great.

I give it two thumbs up!

Well, I got bedtime. Later y'all.
© Evelyn Edgett 2018

Money Saving Adventures For Last Week

April 16, 2018

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Excuse me, but I am a bit pooped today. The weekend was a bit of a whirlwind. Saturday we got up and got dressed for a wedding later that afternoon, and then ran errands. Since the guys wore nice jeans and t-shirts, and I wore jeans and a nice top, it made it easier. I seldom wear anything really fancy anymore, I am more of a biker/cowgirl/goth kinda gal.

The wedding was lovely, set outside, and then the reception was a pot luck dinner with delicious food from the kitchens of the guests. It was great, and then there was dancing out on a big enclosed patio, and I can't forget the margarita machine!

Sunday was our church grub Sunday, and I was busy from the moment I got there, making the tea, working with others making sure the food was put on the right counters, etc. I love that even if the person in charge of an event can't get there, we have folks who will jump right in and work to make things go smoothly. After lunch, we…

Though April Showers May Come Your Way, They Bring The HAMBURGER BUNS!

April 13, 2018

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We are definitely getting a few April showers the past few days, but they are needed--refreshing and cleansing the air. Very different from the heavy winter and fall rains that make the atmosphere feel heavy and claustrophobic.

Wednesday morning I planned to serve leftover pulled pork sandwiches for lunch, but I had no buns to put it on. I didn't want to drive to the store and spend money for just one item, so instead I pulled out my favorite hamburger bun recipe from the Raising Olives Blog I forgot to take photos of the actual process, so if y'all want to see them, just let me know in the comments below and I'll do another post with photos.

The recipe makes a good amount, and I ended up with about 15 or so regular buns. I had some dough that I tried cutting out with a bowl, and that gave me three big buns.

Thursday I used the three larger buns to make pizzas. I split th…