If your husband has a “Man Cave” that needs some manly decor, try this clever idea I found on Pinterest this morning. It is a fishing pole and reel mounted on the wall with photo frames hanging across the pole, in between the guides. Of course, the photos are of the fish that were caught. What a great way to display the proud moments of your loved one and start some great conversations among the guys as they share their fishing stories.
For some reason I am craving a peanut butter and jelly sandwich today. I already ate lunch, so having a PBJ for dinner makes no sense. I wonder what brought that craving on?
My favorite PBJ is made with Reese’s brand peanut butter, Welch’s grape jelly and Wonder Bread white bread. If I don’t have any grape jelly, I am happy with Smucker’s strawberry jam. They are both good, but nobody makes grape jelly like Welch’s and that is always my favorite brand of grape jelly.
My goodness the technology is growing and changing so fast that I must admit to having a hard time keeping up. My granddaughter, Haley, stopped by the other day and was showing me the brand new phone that she bought.
This phone is more like a multi-function device instead of a phone. You can make calls with it, but it also sends text messages, lets you get on the internet, provides GPS mapping, plays music and movies, and take pictures and videos. Its like a tiny computer, Walkman and Kodak all mixed together in a tiny box with a screen.
I don’t think I can justify spending $600 on a cell phone with all those extra gadgets. It would take me a very long to just learn how to use them all. I’m glad Haley is young and able to learn all of this as she goes. Catching up is getting harder to do as each day goes by, and I don’t think I can keep up with these young people with their fancy technology any more.
If we are having a garden again this summer, then I am putting my foot down and insisting on new garden tools. I want to have a big, thick handle on my hand tools so I can grip them well and not get hand cramps. I want tools that are not rusted. I don’t want to use a wood handle and have to worry about getting a big splinter in my hand.
New garden tools are not all that expensive, and if you are going to be using them daily – or at least a few times each week – they are a good investment.
When I was first married, I could go grocery shopping for the two of us and buy a good variety of foods for an entire week and not spend more than twenty dollars for 4-5 big brown sacks of food.
Now that it is back to the two of us, I can go to the grocery store and buy 4-5 sacks of food, but they are the smaller plastic bags, not the big brown ones. And I spend over one hundred dollars.
However, last weekend we went grocery shopping together and I spent $140 dollars. I don’t recall buying anything unusual or extravagant, but it was forty dollars more than what I am used to spending for a week’s worth of groceries. I have a bad feeling that inflation is creeping up on us all.