This morning was a very typical start for myself and the "pack" ....
Today is my friend, Sharon's Birthday, who I walk with every opportunity we get. I transplanted a Jade plant into a colourful little pot I had bought last week, and got a couple of little books together for a Birthday Gift.
Sharon texted me after she had arrived back home from Church. She was having a wonderful day, as a Birthday should be.
Once I had returned back home, it wasn't too long before Rob woke up. Our tractor is in need of Hydraulic Fluid so Rob can use the bucket to clean the snow from our driveway. We needed to make a trip today to Owen Sound to the TSC Store to make a purchase of some.
I am sure when Rob has his "Crabby Cabbie" hat on, we never have time to go anywhere shopping. This can be a "good" thing, as our day ended up costing us something around the $250.00 mark !
I had first been at our Foodland store this morning to pickup a few grocery items we needed for approximately $50.00. The TSC store was a total of $75.00. I needed some black ink for my printer, and my PC's mouse gave up the ghost yesterday, so Staples was a whopping $114.00. Then to Giant Tiger for some Yogurt, Half & Half Creamer, and some batteries was another $50.00.
Crazy when you think about how much time and effort goes into making a "buck", then in almost in a "blink" of an eye it is gone ! I really don't know where the saying, "easy come, easy go", came from, as it is more like "hard come by, easy go", is it not? I don't know how some people get by, as I don't think we bought anything that was too "frivolous" at all (with the exception of the Eggies). There is always spending, spending and more spending ... this will never end ! LOL, unless we bring back the "barter" system, would that be so bad? Oh yes then there would probably be more arguing, arguing, arguing ....lol, always something.
I am absolutely thrilled today with how many New Members have joined Cindy's Recipe Exchange on Facebook lately. A total of eighteen (18) within the past couple of days, bringing membership up to 158 Members. How exciting is that ???
I can't wait to see what new recipes will be posted from everyone ... the Recipe of the Month for February was a recipe I had posted. This recipe has been raved about by many, with some even making it a couple of times this past month. Here it is:
This recipe is not only easy, it is so GOOD !!! I would also recommend marinading overnight, but from morning would suffice as well. Delectable it is .... yummy.
Other then the fact it was rather an expensive day, Rob and I enjoyed our day together.
I put together a Beef Stew in the Slow Cooker this morning, so I am now off to thicken it and fill our bowls for Supper, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".