Showing posts from May, 2018

Sad News...

May 29, 2018

Hey y'all, it's me.

After such a wonderful weekend, I was met with a terrible situation a bit ago.

Obie and I ran to the store after lunch, while the Redneck slept in preparation for his night shift. When we got back home, we found Sue the tomcat on the front porch. He had been bitten by a snake, and before I could much more than get him in a kennel, he went into muscle spasms and died.

He was such a good cat, loving and gentle. He will be missed a lot.

Obie and I will bury him this afternoon in the big meadow. Then I am going on a snake hunt, and I hope to hang a few corpses on the fence.

Well, I have to go break the news to the Redneck. Later y'all.
© Evelyn Edgett 2018

Money Saving Adventures For Last Week

May 28, 2018

Hey y'all, it's me!

First, Happy Memorial Day, and Happy 2nd Homeaverssary to my family. It's been two years since we settled into our home here in Bowie.

I have had a wonderful weekend by myself, as Obie went to his father's, and the Redneck went on a church trail ride. I never turned on the radio or CD player, and it was lovely and quiet. I got a lot of projects done outside, and got the house caught up from my time of being sick. I watched some old episodes of Jonathan Creek, a BBC television show I had downloaded to a flash drive. I ate simply and slept well. As the time of my delicious solitude comes to an end, I will get this post done and await the return of my guys.

As I posted last week, I made Poor Man's Sausage from black eyed peas to save money on breakfast.

I used my Tuesday 5% Senior Discount at Brookshires, along with a clearance marked batch of 8 limes for only 25 cents, and a bag of green beans for $1.01. I also found a container of c…

Almost Blew My Special Weekend

May 24, 2018

Hey y'all, it's me!

Starting tomorrow, I will get my 'alone time' weekend. In the morning the Redneck will load up my mare Fancy, and they will head out to a local ranch, where there will be camping, trail riding, and fellowship with members of our cowboy church. In the evening, Obie's father will pick him up for the weekend. I will have at least until Sunday night before Obie gets home, and most likely until Monday for the Redneck to return. It will just be me, my animals, and a couple of projects I have planned.

I have simple meals planned, and several little self indulgences. I want to putter around doing quiet work, without the constant sounds that usually permeate my home. I love my guys, but I want QUIET for a while.

I want to listen to God, and I feel that a little solitude will turn up the volume--fewer distractions to keep me focused on other things.

I am not intending to go anywhere at all. I won't have any vehicle, and I just want to st…

Poor Mans Sausage

May 22, 2018

Hey y'all, it's me!

I'm happy to report that I am over the sickness I had last week, but I'm still a bit weak. The old saying about the less you do the less you CAN do is way too true--after a week of being a lump on the couch or on my bed, I have less energy than normal. It's just going to take time, working my way back to being the adorable dynamo I usually am! The Redneck says, "Baby steps, woman, baby steps!"

In the meantime, I am able to cook, and I decided to whip up a batch of Poor Man's Sausage for Obie's and my breakfast this week. Real meat sausage and bacon are cheaper in the winter months, so I make this Depression era version for weekdays, and save the real stuff for the weekend, when the Redneck is home for breakfast. Plus, while the imitations don't taste exactly like the real thing, they are still pretty darn tasty.

There are several good recipes on the Internet. My favorite is Ken Rollins' video:

I use the fo…

Money Saving Adventures For Last Week

May 20, 2018

Hey y'all, it's me.

This week's adventures may not seem too impressive, since I have been sick with a bacterial infection most of the time, too tired to do much more than sleep and do the basics that have to be done each day. I got the right medications, and now except for feeling tired, I'm on my way back.

I'm still trying to find a home for the dog I posted about a few days ago, but it's slow going. Fortunately the folks feeding him now will continue to do so until we find a better situation, and I'm helping out when I can. Thanks again for praying about this, I'll keep you posted.

Mother's Day was nice last Sunday. Instead of going out to eat, I put on a Missouri Pot Roast before we left for church, then made buttermilk biscuits when we got home. I had a nice meal with minimal work, and we saved money. Now, don't think I got cheated out of a special day, because after a nice long Sunday nap, the Redneck took us all to the movies…

Prayer Request For Wisdom

May 5, 2018

Hey y'all, it's me.

I'm asking for prayers for wisdom in handling a situation I just learned about.

There's a dog in our neighborhood who used to belong to someone who lived here. They moved away, and left the dog, but they kept coming back to feed him...until they didn't.

I told my neighbor today that I was afraid that her dog would be run over, since he stays out in the road at night. She said it wasn't her dog, it used to live at another place, and it just sort of 'adopted' their family, and they were trying to give it food just to keep it going, but they couldn't really keep the dog.

I was shocked when I learned where the dog came from, because it looks so different, I hadn't recognized it.

He is very thin, and I know he just feels lost without his people. I would gladly take him in, but I already have several animals, and no way to separate him from them to avoid fights. The woman said she tried to take him to several different…

Money Saving Adventures For Last Week

May 12, 2018

Hey y'all, it's me!

I am doing my weekly savings post tonight, cause I don't wanna work on Mother's Day. Let's jump right in.

On Tuesday I used some coupons that Brookshires Grocery Store had sent me. I only bought two items that didn't have a coupon to go with them (mushroom soup and tater tots. What can I say? I was craving John Wayne casserole that day.). The two gallons of milk were in the clearance section of the dairy aisle at $1.00 each. They also had coupons attached that gave me 55 cents off each one, so I got two gallons of milk for the freezer for less than a dollar. Between the coupons, the clearance items, the thank you store card and the Tuesday 5% senior discount, I saved $9.70--54% of the total bill!

I got free coupons in the mail from Retail Me Not. I don't know yet if I will use them or pass them on to a lady I know who coupons.

A quick check of a clearance aisle revealed a big tube of Crest toothpaste of only $1.50.

I was cr…

The Redneck Gets A New Coffee Maker, And I Love My New Zoodle Maker

May 10, 2018

Hey y'all, it's me!

Last Sunday the Redneck's beloved coffee maker died a tragic death, chugging and sputtering out its last pot of 'Redneck Plasma'.

Since the Redneck has been drinking coffee since he was a little kid, this was a full tilt disaster. So after church we had to go buy him a new one.

I don't drink coffee, because honestly, I am hyper enough, and I don't need additional 'oomph' to my day. But I don't mind making it for the guys. The Redneck knows this, so in order to make my brewing a more pleasant experience, he chose this cute red Mr. Coffee machine. It matches my microwave at the other end of the kitchen. I have been working on putting brighter colors in my work space, since the cabinets are dark stained wood. I love them, but I want a pop of color every so often. I enjoy setting up my newest 'employee' each night in preparation for the next day. The Redneck takes my preferences into consideration, and I lov…

NRA National Convention--Awesome Day

May 8, 2018

Hey y'all, it's me!

Saturday my family went to the National Rifle Association's National Convention in Dallas. We are card carrying members, and since it was right in our back yard we decided to risk Dallas traffic (thank you Lord it was a weekend--I can't imagine how bad it would have been on a weekday) and show our support for the Second Amendment.

It was at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, and that place is HUGE. I think someone said it is 15 acres big. All I know is, we walked the whole thing--twice.

We got checked in, and went in search of our friends, Kenny and Barbara, who were working the Henry Rifle Company booth.

They had been working all weekend, and they still had to get through Sunday. Look how gorgeous Barbara is, looking fresh as a daisy, even after a full day of standing up and talking with folks from all over. Kenny's kind of cute too!

Of course we had to find the booth for the world's best coffee. People lined up for cu…