Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Things that made me happy yesterday

Vacuum-sealed apricots, milk chocolate and cinnamon chips.
I got great deals on them and figured they would hold their quality better this way.
Did I mention how much I love my vacuum sealer, even though I paid more than I could have if I'd waited another six months for the Screaming Penny deal?

Oh, and the eggs off in the northeast corner?
Fifty cents a dozen at Grocery Outlet.
The checker was very surprised when I told her that many foods were just fine after the expiration date, eggs included.

Little Jeff stayed and played with me for a while last night.
The furnace is broken. Lucky for us we have a wood stove.

My second bag is almost packed for Haiti.
It's a monster. I'm going to have to abandon my principles and rent a cart at the airport.
Unless I can find one that someone else has abandoned.
A cart, that is.
Not a principle.

Today is our 31st anniversary.
I'm going to hustle around as soon as I post this and make Jeff one of his favourite dinners.
And work on my apology list.
It's quite long.


  1. I am still waffling on whether to get one or not. I hate to spend that much money and not use it.
    Sorry to hear about your furnace, I am glad you have a wood stove though. It amazes me that there are regulations on wood burning stoves. I understand that it pollutes the air, but I can't imagine there are that many wood burning stoves left in houses that it would make a problem.
    Hope you have a great trip and return to us safely. I am amazed by people like you who do stuff like this. Oh, and Happy Anniversary.

  2. What a bummer about the furnace - thank goodness for the wood stove.
    So you like your vacuum sealer - does it really keep things fresh? You should do a post on it!
    Happy Anniversary!

  3. Happy anniversary! I read a study once on eggs and they really do last an unexpectedly long time, especially in the fridge. I can't remember details now, but I want to say something like 6 months or longer. Even left out they will last longer than you would expect. And you'll know if they are bad! :) Apology list? What's that for?

  4. I haven't used my vacuum sealer yet. Can't seem to get myself to take the time to learn how. Also, you might hold off on fixing your furnace because some areas are banning wood stoves unless it is your the only heat source. It seems silly since there are so few of them now.

  5. Happy Anniversary Sue and Jeff...belated as usual I am behind. A January wedding? I need to hear this whole story!! Wade is perusing maps and muttering about "going to see your friend" this summer...if he gets his chores done! Have a good time in Haiti, come back safe.

  6. Kathy, I'm just not a very nice wife sometimes.
    Brenda, it's the easiest preserving thing you will ever do. I'll have to look up about the woodstoves.
    Deb, that would be fun. Tell Wade to keep muttering.

  7. Don't feel bad about the Screaming Penny deal - I've looked & nvr found it at that price. And I learned from our PrepPro 'friend' that you can store eggs for up to 9 months!

  8. Happy Anniversary! I hope you have a wonderful time in Haiti and that none of your luggage ends up floating around Saturn. :-D

  9. Hope you two had a truly delightful anniversary! Congratulations and many many more! Cinnamon chips sound so good. I am nervous about your Haiti trip but it will be such interesting blogging when you return! And I bet you really could find abandoned principles at the airport if you knew where to look ...

  10. aw, i love that picture of my little nephew!