Net Stash Reduction Goal for 2008 – 150 yards
Net Used to Date – <42 yards>
Net Yards To Go – 192 yards
Remember when you were in school and you wanted to do something and you always said “everyone else is doing it!” and my mom’s response was always “If everyone else jumps off the bridge, are you going to do it too?” I don’t think mom would use the bridge example with me these days but back then, I wasn’t afraid of bridges. Every day I expect to hear my mother say “If CJ jumps off the bridge, are you going to do it?”
It all started with the smoker. CJ had one and talked about all the yummy things she smoked and I just had to have one too. We love the smoker so much that CJ could’ve recommended almost anything and I’d go out and buy one. She did sell her home and move into a 5th wheel for a few years and I had no desire to do that and she did buy a few new Bernina sewing machines and embroidery machines and I have no desire to do that so Vince should be real happy that there are limits as to how much I’ll do that CJ does.
CJ had her grain mill for quite a while before I got mine but eventually, I had to have a grain mill too. When I made homemade bread from homemade flour, Vince was thinking CJ is pretty special too.
Then it was the food sealer (although I didn’t get the same model she bought) and the half gallon jars. Speaking of those, I’ve filled 10 cases of jars and have 10 more cases in at the local hardware store (along with my clothesline poles!).
This is a downstairs storage closet.
This is the bottom part of one of my kitchen cabinets upstairs. I’ll finish putting everything in jars once I get the new load of jars picked up.
While lunch was simmering and I was waiting for Vince to get home, I went to CJ’s blog and she’s talking about a meat slicer! I’m not going into details about my experience in the deli at a local grocery store but it’s very similar to my pizza story and I will not buy deli meat from the local grocery store any more. There’s Wal-Mart and while I’m not 100% against (just 99.9%) shopping at Wal-Mart, ours has to be one of the dirtiest, nastiest Wal-Marts I’ve ever seen.
Just yesterday I was in Wal-Mart getting deli meat and cheese and thinking . . I have to come up with a better way to get deli meat.
So, back to CJ’s blog . . she’s talking about her meat slicer. Vince walks in and I said “CJ . . ” and I can see him thinking I wish you’d stop reading her blog but I explained the whole situation — we can smoke our own roast beef and ham and whatever we want and slice it ourselves and not have to buy it from the deli — and he agreed. So, this has been ordered and I’m never reading CJ’s blog again. Just kidding! 🙂