Thursday, August 27, 2015

Today is Thursday...

I picked up another quilt from the longarm quilter.  This is one my mother-in-law made.  I'm hoping to get the binding on it before she comes.

While I was out, I went to Trader Joe's and found figs!  I don't think I've ever seen figs in the supermarket before.  I bought 3 containers, and plan to make preserves this weekend.  I'm not sure how they will turn out, as these aren't as flavorful as last year's were from my sister-in-law's trees.

I also picked up several bottles of their French Berry Lemonade.  I love it, but it has a pretty high sugar content.  To cut back on the calories without losing any of the bubbles, I cut it with some of their Sparkling Mixed Berry Mineral Water.

When I was checking out, the cashier didn't want to put all the heavy bottles in a paper bag, so he gave me two reusable shopping bags...free!


I work tomorrow, so I thought I'd do a make-ahead, portable, healthy breakfast to grab on my way out the door.  Overnight No-Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal from The Yummy Life


I made one with figs, one with banana, and one with banana and figs.  I'm set for the next few days.


But the thing that absolutely made my day was when I stopped by Sonic on my way home to pick up some magic ice.  I had just pulled in, rolled down my window, and was about to order, when I began a sneezing fit.  A mustachioed young man was walking down the sidewalk...wearing a t-shirt, a bandana on his head, big dark sunglasses, and a tough-looking swagger.  Without breaking the swagger he turns my way and says, "Bless you."  :)  Oh how I love it when someone snaps me out of conclusion-jumping stereotypes in a good way.  I think I smiled for at least an hour.
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4 comments:

  1. Your quilts are just beautiful and so is your Trader Joe shopping bag. I was so sorry to hear about your Minne. It is so hard to lose them.

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  2. That quilt is beautiful...I've always loved that pattern.

    Can you believe, Mom's tree had tons of figs this year, and I didn't have a chance to gather and use ANY of them. FOR SHAME!! Guess you'll have to send me preserves this time. ;-) LOL!

    Happenings like you had at Sonic always make my day. God winks...

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  3. I am impressed that my mother-in-law made two tops in that pattern. It's kind of a hard one. She hadn't pieced before, and she hasn't pieced since. :)

    If I don't hurry up, they will go bad before I get the preserves made!

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