Saturday, June 15, 2019

Saturday, daughter in trouble

     We waited all day yesterday, so excited to see our Schmills and daughter shows up without him.  We had to explain again that we did not want to see her.  Then again as I sat through a three hour long graduation ceremony I realized she was right he never would have been able to handle that.  Then we had to run all over getting supplies for a taco bar.  This would have been over the top annoying for a three year old.

     She insisted on going to Costco for the supplies to make the taco bar we were in charge of and the only thing I would let her get there was the sour cream and the cheese.  We also picked up a gallon of nacho cheese sauce that I thought we would not be able to get any where else. 

     The chicken, ground beef, shells, lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, beans, and everything to make the rice was so much cheaper at Winco. Plus I made all the taco seasoning we needed from scratch.  Then we found the same gallon of cheese at Winco $2.00 cheaper.  Why can I not convince people that Costco is such a rip off?  I think daughter was convinced.  Even trying to feed a large crowd, beans, rice, chicken broth all bought at dollar store.  If you shop the sales you can always beat the big box store prices.

    So we were up until 1 a.m. prepping food and this morning we have been up getting it into crockpots ready to load to the community center where the event will take place.  I am anxious to have it over with as the kitchen is a blown up disaster.  I also want to get a few things done in the yard and get ready for Fathers Day.  But this event is one of the things that I need to get off my list of to do's for the month. 

     I think we made too much food, but a lot of it can be frozen, so I am not going to stress about it. I will just give away to neighbors what we can't eat fresh.

     I have plants that still need to get into dirt.  When will I find time to do that.  I am also hoping daughter and I can get in a long walk before she heads back home.

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.



  1. I compare prices, and there are a handful of items on my list that are cheaper at Costco.

  2. I don't want to sit through a 3 hour ceremony. We are doing tacos and burrito bowls for my youngest's graduation in 2 weeks. I hope there are leftovers because I am going to be exhausted the next day.

  3. I overheard two men talking before a city council meeting. It seems the grandchildren's parents keep staying around too much instead of just leaving after they drop off the grandchildren. I doubt I could have lasted through a three-hour graduation and then a shopping trip.

  4. I'm glad I taught at a small school, where graduation was done in an hour or less. I'm not so glad that we were required to march in ahead of the students, wearing long black robes, and sit through it behind the podium every year. I don't like feeling trapped, knowing I can't get up and walk out. What saved me was having a mental escape plan of where I could exit, JUST IN CASE.

    1. It was a long, long three hours let me tell you.