Tuesday, July 22, 2008

This and that

Stuff on the way to Other Stuff:

*I asked Husband about his favorite frugal foods, including the holiday ones, at which he cocked a skeptical eye toward me, "frugal holiday food??" Anyhow, here were his answers:
--meatloaf (figures), macaroni and cheese, fried chicken, chili

No surprises here. He loves this stuff, especially the meatloaf. The man would eat it every week, if I cooked it. He likes it cold and sliced in a sandwich too -- the very thought makes me a bit nauseous. (That congealed fat. Yuck.)

He also mentioned turkey and "rice with gravy" as his favorite holiday foods... "oh yes, and a ham, not too big."

Hmmm.

*I am slowly catching up on business stuff. What a relief! You really don't think about how this sort of thing weighs down on you, until it starts to lift. What is really helping -- the business in general is a bit quiet these days. Most people are on vacation, out swimming or fooling around in their gardens. Actually, I'd be out there too, if it wasn't so dingdang hot. On our way home from camping Sunday night, we dropped Jess off in Boulder. I happened to glance at the dashboard -- 100 degrees. At 6:30 p.m. Fabulous.
It's a lot easier to stay inside -- preferably in the coolish downstairs -- when you can literally fry an egg on the sidewalk outside.

*The second printing of CRAZY QUILTS just can't get here soon enough. We were out of copies for weeks, until I managed to snag a few dozen at the Crazy Quilt Retreat. And promptly sold 21 of those! Now we're down to 3 copies of the original edition...and they're signed by both yours truly and Nancy Kirk. I have a feeling they'll be collector's items in the future! (One is already spoken for, but we have two left -- and if you're interested, head over to the Brickworks site, http://www.cindybrick.com , pronto.)
We're supposed to see more books in mid-August. Hurry, hurry, hurry!

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Zzzzzzzz...

After four hours at Tuesday Morning's checkout line today, I can honestly relate. Okay, maybe a nap AND a cookie.