Monday, 7 January 2013

A Few "B" Moments Today

Before I get going on what my today has been spent doing, I must note how many wonderful gals have came along"on board" with me for the 52 Week Money Savings Challenge, which the link to can be found at the side bar of my blog.

I am pretty excited to find out what everybody will be deciding what to do with their savings at the end of 52 weeks.  Be prepared to "share" this Toni, Judy, Stacey, Michelle, Diane, Ellen, Debby, Cathy, Jean, Karen, Elsie, Gill, Darlene, Vicki, Abby and Marg.  I will be posting a reminder at least once a month to see that everyone is still "on board" with the Challenge... if you have decided to drop out, please let me know so I can keep "tabs" on who is still in !  May all of us see the end of 52 weeks with a little bit fatter account for whatever "special" item or event we each decide on for ourselves.

I am so excited about the prospect of having $1,378.00 saved by the end of this Year, the possibilities of what I could spend this amount of money are unbelievable !!!  Could it be towards a vacation we haven't had for at least 3 years? a home renovation? a pay down on the mortgage ???? Endless I say, endless !!!  Can you tell I am "over the moon" excited about this Challenge?

Yes there were "a few "B" moments today", here and there, and actually pretty much throughout my whole day now I stop to think about it.  The second "b" moment was making my "bed", as usually the first "b"  moment includes ....

"Bandit.  After coming in from being outside with the girls I get one of many many *smiles*.  He then sits back to get his photo taken "handsomely" before he moves in further to get me with a "nose" moment ! "

After a bit of this and that this day in the way of the most usual humdrum "have to get done" things, it was on to my third "b" of the day .....

"There were some bananas on our counter top that required my undivided attention this afternoon that paired up with a can of crushed pineapple.  Dry ingredients first mixed."

"Pineapple well drained through a mesh strainer then mixed with the remaining "wet" ingredient.  Wet meets Dry to be folded together until "just" moist, then before you know it there are three pans all oven ready."

"There were a few more "b" Bandit moments while the "b's" of baking Banana Pineapple Bread was going on.  What a good Boy, our Bandit is while balancing his treat on his nose ... not certain if the girls would be this good, but then again the don't have "b" names either, and they definitely  are not boys."

Really I think I am being quite silly today.  This happens when one is feeling tired now doesn't it?

"Bravo !!! before I knew it the Banana Pineapple Bread was done.  Oh it is ever so good, it really really is."

Recipe please?  PRINTABLE recipe just *click* HERE.

On his way home tonight Rob dropped his "Crabby Cabbie" vehicle off to our mechanics for an oil change.  On our way home, after I had picked him up from there, we had one more stop to make after the Pharmacy, at my friend Lynn's place.

"Thanks Lynn, for donating the pennies you had been saving to the Grey-Bruce VON Piggy for Pennies.  And even volunteering to come help me when it is time to roll all the change my "Crabby Cabbie" has collected from her being fed in his Cab?  How sweet is that !"

Honestly there is a whole plastic juice container almost full right to the brim with pennies and other change needing "rolled" up before we deliver it to the Grey-Bruce VON offices in February.  I will be doing a big SHOUT OUT for helping hands before February rolls around, so keep your ears open for that time.

When I am tired and not in the mood for making a big meal, I always have the versatile egg on standby to help me out .....

"How Easy Peasy as 1-2-3 is it to throw a really good  cheese and veggie omelet together with whatever you happen to have on hand?  Tonight it was sweet red peppers, red onion and Cheddar cheese, along with a pan of home fried potatoes.  There was no complaints from either Rob or I when we sat down to enjoy this Dinner together this evening."

Not sure if anyone noticed or not, but I got me a new Badge up in the right hand corner of my page.  I really am a Proud Canadian Blogger !  Isn't it lovely.  I went looking for one after I had seen Gill had one on her Blog.

I have duly noted two new followers who have joined me here for my daily journey in life, along with the odd opinion or two, or three, and rant or rave, I might have from time to time.  Welcome Mama G of the Frazzled Shell, and  Diana of Diana Rambles.  Thank you for being here with me.

Had I mentioned earlier how tired I was today? of course I did.  Spelling or Grammar errors, so sad, to bad, so sorry, too tired.....on that note I believe I will tie up some loose ends with shortly calling it an early night here, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".


  1. not sure what I'll do with my money I save. I just pray and hope I will be able to save it all. Our savings need a big boost, so may just put the money in there.

  2. Like Gill I don't have plans for the money. I would be nice to throw the extra in the bank at the end og the year

  3. I don't have any real plan either BUT am leaning towards making a lump sum payment on my student loans.. That amount would cut off about 2 months. Considering by then I will only have 6 months left, that would make a HUGE dent in the loan and my "student loan fatigue". :-)

  4. Love the banana bread. I made some and oh they were awful - I kinda doubted the recipe I got from a friend.
    Bandit is sooooo cute! I miss my dogs - I haven't seen them since yesterday.
    Aimee from Craftmates

  5. What a great idea. Thank you for visiting my blog, now I invite you back to my link party, it's started today.
    Wanda Ann @


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