Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Strolling about the Blog-o-sphere.


   I just spent about 2 hours leisurely strolling through blogs. Along the way, I picked up a recipe for homemade dish soap and another for an iced drink called switchel.   I connected with a woman who's changing the way she eats and going about 80%  raw.  I read about trials and tribulations and joys and achievements.  I had a good time,  except that I was really heading HERE  to blog and then get to bed early for a change.  And now it's almost a quarter of 2. IN the AM. Not good. sigh...


  I am going to the doctor tomorrow at noon with a friend.  She's going through some scary stuff, and I'll just be a warm body to hold her hand if she needs me.

  Today I met up with a friend who's moving to the Islands and she gave me a Laurel tree in a planter. It's not terribly big yet, but it was a lovely gesture.  I met her at her mama's house and we had tea and visited a little bit.  She's been coming into town and visiting her folks for supper every Tuesday before she leaves.  I'm sure gonna miss her...


  This morning I got some housework done and made a nice chicken and rice casserole for supper. It is one of those that goes into the oven at 250 degrees for hours and hours and comes out tasting like candy.  Yummmmmmm.  lol


  I also pulled out my copy of Amy Dacyczyn's  "The Complete Tightwad Gazette"  to read again. There is so much good stuff in there!!  I read it through about 2 years ago, and am loving it again. It's chock full of ways to stretch your budget, and now with another car payment, we need to watch what we spend. I am  pretty frugal, but there are always more things to learn and put into practice.


 I'm off.. a short post tonight, but I need some sleep.  Happy Trails, all y'all...




Namaste.



  


  


 

6 comments:

Garykfc said...

Have a terrific Wednesday.

Enchanted Oak said...

You got my curiosity up about the long-baked chicken and rice casserole. It sounds de-lish. Have a good Wednesday being a friend at the doctor's.

Kathy M. said...

I used to have The Tightwad Gazette. I don't think it was "complete" though. Maybe an earlier version. But it was great. I wonder where it is now... I do still remember a lot of the tips, though, and still practice them. I remember she wrote that someone once gave her a roll of tin foil. She made it last for 2 years.

Chicken and rice casserole sounds yummy.

DJan said...

Nice to have a friend hold your hand when going through scary stuff. And to have friends care about you really matters. Isn't the blogosphere fun??

TechnoBabe said...

I know you are going to miss your friend when she moves to the islands.
The gift of the Laurel Tree is special and meaningful I think. You are a great friend and I know people closest to you are grateful for your kindnesses. Just going with a friend to a doctor appointment is an act of love. You rock!

Prayer Girl said...

What a blessing it is to be able to be there to comfort another. In my past life it was always about "me" being comforted. Today, thanks to our beautiful AA program, it truly is better to comfort.

PG