Sunday, June 10, 2012

Turkey Loaf: It is not just for Thanksgiving anymore

About twice a year, I realize I have purchased too many things on sale at the grocery store and I start insisting that dinner (and any other meal that we can) comes from the freezer.  Since it is "popsicle" season, I need to make room for them.  

Let me remind you of this post about our trip to Las Vegas over Thanksgiving.  Because we were in a hotel, we went the easy way out and had Jennie-O turkey loaf as our turkey for Thanksgiving.  

So, I had an extra one in our freezer and pulled it out for dinner one night this past week. My kids all started saying, "Why are we having that?  Isn't that just reserved for Thanksgiving?"  My husband and I laughed out loud at the absurdity of it.  Most people would be shocked that we bastardized a Thanksgiving meal with a turkey loaf.  My kids think we have having a "too fancy" dinner at home with turkey loaf.  Honestly, I can't tell you the humor we got from all of this.  The phrase all week said between my husband and I has been, "Turkey Loaf.  It is not just for Thanksgiving anymore."  

Onto to other things . . . this ladder has been in our master bedroom for about 3 weeks.  Three weeks ago, at 5:00 am, one of our fire alarm started chirping, indicating we needed to change the battery.  (My husband has actually researched why it is common for them to beep in the middle of night and it deals with batteries in cold temperatures not working as effectively and since houses cool down at night . . . blah, blah blah.)   So, during broad day light, I brought this in the house and planned on changing the battery.  But then, it hasn't chirped since.  And frugal me, thinks, until it starts to chirp again, I don't need to change it.  "Let's wait this out."  I honestly thought it would chirp again sooner but it hasn't and I don't want to be stuck in the middle of the night without the ladder.  It is all very stupid.   As Dentist Husband has pointed out, I spend the cost of a battery in my Diet Coke habit in one day, I should just change the battery.  But, no, I have not.  Now, having the ladder in the master bedroom is driving me crazy.  Again, all very stupid.  But, think of all of the Diet Cokes I can drink with the money saved on this one battery.

And with summer, I brought out my favorite Teva flip flops.

Check out the bottoms . . .

I LOVE these shoes.  I plan on wearing them until they just give way.  I would definitely say I have gotten my money's worth.


Kari said...

OK, I can relate to the flipflops wearing through on the bottom. If you have a favorite pair of shoes, it does not make sense to stop wearing them. Ever.

The battery thing? My guess is my husband would agree with you, and I would be the one shaking my head. By leaving it un-changed, you have just sentenced yourself to having to continue to THINK about it.

This is like deciding whether or not the gas tank is "low enough" to get gas. By NOT getting gas, you sentence yourself to thinking constantly about the route you are driving every day for the next week, if you'll be by a station and how with each trip you can swing by to get gas when it GETS "low enough..."

Ha-ha! Insane. :)

Michelle said...

I just have to tell you how relieved I am to know there is an actual reason those stupid things beep in the middle of the night! So thank Dentist husband for me!

Jeanne said...

Hey, I have the same flip flops but mine straps are blue. I alternate them daily with my nike ones that are uber-comfortable. I love living somewhere that flip flops are all that's ever needed, except on Sundays :-). Love the whole battery thing.