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Deeper and Deeper, We're Buried Alive

February 13th, 2019 at 01:24 am

There's 18 inches of snow on the ground, and it is still snowing, but less consistently, which means that if I want a birthday cake I am going to have to bake it myself and I'm sort of the mindset of, well, ehh. Maybe peanut butter cookies as they are easy and I am already making bread. DH has been able to get out to go to work, but not many are able to get in. Some of the stores are closed, so even if I sent him for a cake, the stores might not even be open and I don't want him driving more than he has to right now.

Of course, this means we have spent no money since Sunday. Not that I planned to buy much, but I did want to get a new electric skillet and have the money in the household envelope for it. Those things really don't last long and the last one we got I was never fond of anyway, as it made a weird noise the whole time it was on. But now the coating is all scratched up. I have no idea how as we only ever use wooden or silicon cooking utensils in it.

I'm actually just thinking of getting one of those induction cook tops so that I could just use my cast iron pans or stainless steel on it and be done with this non-stick nonsense altogether. It costs twice as much as a skillet and I'd have to wait until the 22nd to order it when I put more money in the household envelope, but we've gone without for two weeks now, we can go another two, plus time for shipping. I've been considering doing this a long while. Since we just bought TP, body wash, and shampoo and conditioner, there isn't anything else I will be needing the household category for next payday except maybe tissues, so there will be plenty of money in there then.

Maybe I'll make cupcakes. I can do those in the Nuwave. Or maybe I'll just be happy with my bread and pick up a discounted Valentine's day cake the day after instead. They are always half price then. Or skip it altogether.

I'm not really that into it this year. I'm 49. Next year is more of a milestone. Although I did have one milestone of sorts, DH and I both did. They gave us the senior discount at the hospital cafeteria. DH is balding and grey and I haven't colored my hair for the last year or so, so my grey streaks at the front temples of my hair are quite visible (they used to be ash blonde streaks in a sea of auburn when I was younger). I didn't notice until I was looking at the receipt. So that was the first time we've been given a senior discount. Maybe I can order off the IHOP's senior menu now. They always have way too much food in the regular part, so I usually give DH half my pancakes and he orders accordingly. Not that we go there much anymore at all.

Sorry, this is so stream of consciousness today. Nothing much better to do while I wait for the bread to rise.

7 Responses to “Deeper and Deeper, We're Buried Alive”

  1. Petunia in a Flower Garden Says:

    I feel ya. Daisy and I are both taking community college classes, at different community colleges. She went to school one day last week, none this week. My one-day-per-week class has been cancelled twice which is a lot for an 11 week class. I am slowly losing all track of time and also getting cabin fever.

    Happy Birthday!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Happy Birthday! I hope the snow stops soon, or melts soon. Spring will come eventually.

  3. Jenn Says:

    Happy birthday! I think homemade peanut butter cookies would be better than any store bought cake anyway!. Enjoy.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Happy Birthday! I let my hair go gray when I was fifty, and I started getting the discounts then. Didn't ask for them, just got them!

  5. Laura S. Says:

    Happy Birthday! I just turned 49 too (a little over 2 weeks ago) and also had no cake. Save it all up for the big 50!

  6. LuckyRobin Says:

    Thank you for the birthday wishes.

  7. livingalmostlarge Says:

    Happy belated birthday!

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