Hello, friends. Last week, I shopped after working in town. I checked the discount grocery, and found a few things, including organic juice for $1 and my favorite find, packs of "tie-dye" tissue paper 4/$1. At Aldi's, I mostly bought produce, was delighted to find pomegranates for .79, and bought 6. However, I noticed I was charged .89 when I got home. In any case, a great price, and besides enjoying the seeds in salads, I'm also eating them as a snack, which is how we ate them growing up. My family called them Chinese apples. At Walgreens, I purchased nuts for snacks and all the birthday cards I need through the end of the year, and received $10 towards rewards points. A purchase on amazon, mostly Christmas presents, was paid for partly with a gift card earned through swagbucks.
|Hen of the Woods aka Maitake|
I picked all the leaves from the stems of the mint I harvested before the freeze, made mint syrup, and canned it. Some of the jars will be used for gifts. I made fried rice using brown rice and an open bag of mixed vegetables from the freezer. I have dehydrated summer squash that we don't care for. Some was rehydrated for the chickens, but they didn't seem to care for it either, so I guess the remainder will go in the compost. I enjoyed a lovely evening with a friend, first dinner, paid for with a gift card, then to a free musical my brother was playing in. Afterwards, I went to a nearby Harris Teeter to pick up a few things. I saw a pack of portabella mushrooms, 4 huge ones, marked down from $5.29 to $2.29. When I got home, I realized the $3 off discount had gone through, but not the price, so I guess that means I was paid to buy them. The store is about an hour away, in a town I'm only in a couple of times a year, so I'm just being grateful for free mushrooms.
|Maitake or Hen of the Woods|
Though I did not work the three days of the pottery Celebration as originally planned, I did help out at one of the potteries on Saturday. It was a beautiful day, I was able to visit with a friend, and sold several soaps while there as well. So, a good day in several ways. Both of my online shops continue to receive orders, of which I'm very grateful. I've recently gotten the impression that some friends that knew me in my previous gray haired days don't remember, which got me looking at old photos. These are a couple from my house building days, in 2002 and 2003. So, I'm going back to the future... Be well, friends, and Happy Thanksgiving!