Thursday, December 24, 2020

Thursday, Christmas eve.


So my well laid plans took a turn when daughter called from the courthouse and asked if one of us would run out and get some fennel, that she had forgotten to pick up for a salad she makes every Christmas.  

Hubs and our oldest grandson and I had to go into 4 grocery stores before we found fennel bulbs.  I also wanted to pick up some diet coke to take with us to my in laws.  Not one store had any!

It was crazy busy in two of the stores.  Well all were busy, but two of them were like a nightmare. We finally found fennel, but I do not want to do that again.  It was a good laugh with all of us and Danny will certainly remember this trip.

Last night daughter and I made another batch of caramels, and I did some mending for her and bound a quilt she had embroidered for Oliver. Usually when I come she puts the word out and I have a pile of alterations from her colleagues but I think they felt sorry for me as it was Christmas.

Thrifty Thursday:

1. Ate all meals at home no fast food

2. filled our gas tank at the reservation before we left and found the least expensive gas we could when we filled up in Nampa. 

3. stopped no where to eat on the way down. just drove through to avoid contamination

4. found 3 pennies while I was down here, all at Winco

5. Did a lot of shopping down here, without buying.  Just fun to look.  If I did not need it why buy it?

6. talked daughter into cleaning out fridge to eat left overs instead of going out.

7. really cut back on stocking stuffers.  Just a few edible treats. Saved a ton of money

8. saved my 10% off coupon from my flu shot for daughter to use at Albertsons for the seafood saved her $20.00.

We will have a large meal tonight and then again tomorrow at mom and dads.  Hubs and I will not eat until we get to our meal tomorrow or I am afraid we would get too much rich food and not feel well.

Have a very Merry Christmas all of you.



  1. I could not find Coke Caffeine Free, so switched back to Diet Coke Caffeine Free. Now, most of that is out, too.

    1. I asked the Coke guys and they said the plastic bottles of drink are not being made right now, the drink, not the bottle.

  2. I think the coke issue has to do with the tin can it comes in.
    You’re still too busy. I hope you find time to relax.
    Happy holidays!

  3. Yesterday around 1pm when I left work I was going to stop by the local Kroger just to pick up a couple of extra things. The parking lot was so full I said forget that and drove on home. We have everything we need and a crowded grocery store is the last place I want to be. Merry Christmas!!

  4. I have everything I need for my Christmas day. I don't plan on going anywhere. Tomorrow will be watching family movies, videochatting with family, and listen to Christmas music.

  5. Slow down!!!!! Enjoy the family, the music, the lights and just be a part of everything. Merry Christmas!

  6. hope you have a lovely Christmas Day with the family, don't eat too many caramels lol!

  7. Hope you’ve had a very merry Christmas
    I think I would of skipped or substituted the fennel after two strikes. You are a persistent mom to keep looking for it

  8. I'm glad for you there were no mending takers this time. You deserve to relax. Since I weaned myself grom Diet Coke, I can do pretty much any diet cola for the occasional pop indulgence. I'd have skipped the fennel as well but then, I'm lazy. Merry Christmas.

  9. We definitely overindulged on rich food and had a fabulous time together