September 10, 2008

Been to Town...

I was planning to do a picture post of my pantry, but it hasn't gotten totally stocked up yet, so that will have to wait. For those of you who buy groceries at Walmart, I don't know how you do it. I hate it! It's always so busy and the layout just doesn't make sense to my brain, especially the refrigerated bins in the middle with meat and stuff in it- I always forget to look in there.

I much prefer stores that are just grocery stores and smaller. I just can't handle Walmart when buying food :) I actually made several stops today. I went to Goodwill looking for sheets, he,he. I came away with a pretty skirt, denim jumper and basic white knit top. I also bought a set of small juice glasses at $.49 each and a cute white enamel tea kettle for $1.99. But the best of all was finding a sheer white valance curtain with little daisies embroidered all over it- absolutely perfect for my daughter's yellow and white bedroom. It was $1.99. Now I don't have to sew one :)

I also went to the health food store to stock up on our oatmeal, pastry flour, honey etc.- we were totally OUT of everything. I was sad to see that the whole wheat pastry flour has gone up $2. I have got to get a grain mill- I've been wanting one for years. Someday...

So, we went to three stores, stopped for gas and at Sonic for lunch and there was no crying or fighting amongst the 2 and 4 year olds- wow! We're still working on listening and not wandering off, but much better overall.

I sat down and went through all of my fabric scraps to see what I had. I have a good little bit to get started on more quilts, but I'm not sure about it. It would be really nice to have extra income, but the time and work involved might be too much. I would hate to take 6 weeks on something for someone. However they would be smaller and more manageable, hopefully :) Still thinking on that one.

Well, maybe I'll have some pictures later. I feel very uninteresting right now. I have nothing profound or inspiring to say; no deep thoughts about life right now, no wonderful tips on mothering or homemaking or frugality. I am learning along with everyone else and I'm just plugging away at daily life right now. On the way home I was thinking what a paradox I truly am. On the outside, I look like a certain type of person- no makeup, homemade floral dress, hair piled on top of head, little girls with homemade dresses with me, white minivan, at the natural foods store... But, step in my car and be blown away with the heavy rock music. That is how I am. I enjoy being feminine and modest and a godly wife and homemaker, but the real me is still there as well. She peeps out in unexpected ways- suddenly sprinting down the road to race my girls, running around in the dirt barefooted or digging in it, making some exotic Indian dish that my family is scared of, finding the hardest rock Christian music available, figuring out how to make something myself even if we can afford to buy it, just because I want to see if I can do it.

You certainly cannot judge this book (me) by its cover.


Anonymous said...

Hello! First time (I think? Can't recall) commenting. Sorry...but I saw your comment at Candy's re: the salmon recipe. Here's a good one! If you want, use it like tuna. Since salmon tends to be stronger in flavor, I put some spicy mustard in with the mayo, put in diced cucumbers and shredded carrots on a roll. This is actually very yummy. My husband LOVES the red salmon (not my thrill!), and I get tired of frying. A little dill is wonderful in this! Hope you like this as well.

Anonymous said...

Oops! I am Eileen up there! LOL!!

prayzgod said...

I don't like Christian rock, but I do like Christian conteperary.

I too am in the dress, my little girl in one, my four children and I in a mini van when we go out, etc. However, see me at the park, and you may just find me doing chin ups on the money bars, or sliding down the tunnel slide upsidedown. :-P

It's fun to just be who we are. ;-)

Anonymous said...

It's good to be your self. I think that is who God wants us to be. Otherwize we would all be walking around like Stepford wives. Individuality is very important. We don't want to be fake. Then we are only fooling ourselves. And I think if I were ever to meet you, I would really like you for you. I think you would be a kick in the pants to be with. I love your blogs. God Bless and big hugs!

Anneatheart said...

Thanks for the recipe for salmon. I'll be stocking up on it today :)

Yes Candy, I know how you are :) I think we both get a kick out of confusing people :) Or rather shocking their perception of us.

Thank you Hunter- yes when I get 'hyped up' I can be rather crazy to be with :) Wish I could meet everyone that is so nice in the comments!

Kelly said...

Great post! I am a good example of don't judge a book by it's cover as well.