Daniel and Sam and I went to Siloam Springs this afternoon.
I needed to go get some groceries, and a book of stamps. Tom said that last week, the fruit prices were lower by half at the WalMart there than at either the Jane, MO., WM or the Bentonville WM. Since there are even more post offices than there are WalMarts around here, and I had an entire stack of Connor's clothes to return- we went to Siloam.
They had blueberries for .86 a pint, as well as strawberries for .86 a carton. (Not sure just what size they consider a strawberry carton). So I got several of each. Peaches, plums, and nectarines were .50 a lb.
Once we got home, Dear sweet Daniel washed all the berries and laid them on trays to freeze before we bag them.
I put the last roast from the quarter of Dad's cow we bought earlier this year into the slow cooker this morning. Before we left, I added onions, carrots and potatoes in with the roast. Sam scraped the carrots, and washed the potatoes. He actually washed ALL the potatoes, since he found a rotten one in the bag. Then he cleaned up the mess from the bad tater, including mopping the floor where it had leaked.
I can tell who bought the taters! Had it been me.... I don't just grab the handiest bag and toss it in the cart. I look them over, and then give the bag a sniff test. These potatoes have only been here a week... so to be that bad, it had to have been bad when it was bought.
I got stuff to make some brats... in a manner we have only had them once, that I can recall. I do plan to grill them, but serve them up with a batch of onions and green peppers cooked together. (I may even grill those in a foil packet.) We will probably do that tomorrow.
Connor and Alana weren't home when we stopped his clothes by, but their friend next door took them for me. He had left so many clothes behind, I wonder what the boy has worn for the past week! Oh wait... being a boy- he probably wore what he had on. Unless someone notices the smell and forces a boy to bathe AND change clothes, boys tend to just keep on in whatever they are wearing. (Yes, I have had boys who would shower, then put back on the same stinky clothes!) Anyway, I missed getting to see the grandkids today.
Oh, have I mentioned... the scales finally budged! I am down below 160! (I have dropped down before, but came right back up. I have been this size for about five years, and it is hard to get down from a static weight!) Also, Today I crossed the 50 mile mark on my treadmilling. That is the equivalent of walking from my house to I-44 in Joplin, MO. Keeping track of the mileage and setting the 150 mile by Oct. 20th goal is what has kept me going on this. Treadmill walking is BORING!!!!!
That's all the not-so- news from here. Have a blessed day!