First, I want to apologize to my friend Janelle, who is doing a series of posts about saving money on groceries on her blog At Home With My Monkeys. I replied to her post about looking for groceries in places other than the grocery store by suggesting she check out the Asian grocery store at our city's large open-air market. I found my favorite Lipton loose leaf tea there for 50% less than Wal-Mart; I think it's a great place to find bargains.
How was I to know she would almost lose her lunch by going in there? Really, I hardly even notice the dead-fish smell myself.
All is quiet here today; my daughter Jeanne went back to work today (still on crutches) and Kat is at her second-to-last day of summer school. I've been able to catch up on housework and bill-paying. Getting things in order, which is something I require to feel calm and peaceful.
Tell me, what do you think of this afghan?
Jeanne and her husband have asked me to make it for them for a wedding gift. At her request, I'll be replacing the red yarn with a deep plum, but otherwise it will remain the same. We bought the yarn yesterday afternoon and I'm looking forward to getting started on it. If you want to make it, too, the pattern can be found here.
Remember the motorized bike we bought in May? We've been having fun with it on our camping trips and cruising around town a little, but we have to take turns with it. Well, guess what? We bought another one. We got another great deal, this time from a craigslist ad. This one has a nicer ride in my opinion, so it's probably going to be the one I ride most.
The problem is that it's almost identical in appearance, and it's confusing to say "the old one" and "the new one", since the one we just bought is actually older than the one we already had (see what I mean?)
We think we should name them to be able to distinguish between the two. We've thought of several names already: Itchy and Scratchy, Beenie and Weenie, Phineas and Ferb, and even Mary-Kate and Ashley. Of course, Beavis and Butthead, but neither of us wants to ride Butthead.