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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Dessert Night-Yum Yum


Yes, tonight is the night we all eat dinner at home, then go to the club house for dessert.  I am making triple chocolate brownies.  It takes a very large cookie sheet, and a very large oven to make them so, the office said I could make them in the kitchen over there.  I will bring them back here and let them cool before adding powdered sugar on the top.

We ran into Uvalde yesterday to eat breakfast.  We haven’t done too much of this since arriving here.  Seems like something is always going on Saturdays.  We went back to Ofelia’s, since we both love the food there.  I took a picture of a beautiful clock hanging in there.  It is not the best of pictures.  I was sitting to the side of it, but it is so pretty I wanted to share it.


After eating waaaaaaaay too much, we ran over to WAl*Mart and picked up a few things.  Price shock on diesel!!!  $3.35 per gallon at Murphy’s Gas station.  With our card it is still $3.32.   We will have to do more sitting, than moving this summer, if the prices stay that high.

We ran onto a very nice little park yesterday, right in the middle of Uvalde.  We were searching for two different things.  The first was a pawn shop.  Donnie needs a certain tool, and thought he might pick one up there for little or nothing, but no such luck.  The second thing we were looking for was a place to walk with Rusty.  No such luck there either, but we did find this pretty little park.  There is a tribute there and is called Garden of Heroes.  Very nice little park with some big ole beautiful rocks, several benches, basket ball courts, and a very nice playground for kids.  If you are ever in the area, check it out.


I want to correct something I had in my last post.  The place we stopped to have lunch Wednesday, is not Elaine’s Plate, it is Elaine’s Table, and it sits on the Guadalupe River, not the Medina.  It is a little on the upscale of a place, but they have very good food, and very reasonable prices.

I know I don’t write enough about the Frugal part of my blog, but I am always afraid you will get sick of hearing how we save money, but just wanted to share with you, that since we are staying put for the winter, we have been able to stick some more money back.  Moving all the time is nice, and some choose to do this, we don’t.  We can always find plenty to keep us occupied, and we are very good at making our own fun.  If no one else is around, we play games, watch movies, take long drives in the area, and go geo-caching.  Being able to continue this life-style is what is important to us so, we do what we have to.  I don’t think everyone out there could live the way we do, but for us it works very well.

Donnie’s Birthday is coming up in a few days so, yesterday he bought himself a new watch.  We don’t really worry about gifting each other, cause we usually just get what we want or need.  For valentines day we bought each other Pegs and Jokers.  A new game we learned down here.  Got it on eBay for $37.00.  The cheapest one on there.

I don’t know how much weight Rusty has gained, but he looks bigger to us.  We don’t take him back to the Vet’s till the 22nd.  I took some pictures so you can see how big he is getting.  He is still so full of energy, we don’t know some days if we can take it, but at other times, can’t imagine life without him.   While Don was laying down yesterday, I put Rusty out on his lead.  I attached the lead to the wrong ring, the one with his tags on it.  Yes, by pulling on it, he sprang it open and lost his tags.  My fault, and I am just so happy he didn’t get loose.  We did find one tag, but his new name tag and others are gone.


If any of you have any idea of what kind of dog he may be, I sure would appreciate your guesses.  I did put a chow and terrier mix in Google, and it sure looks a lot like Rusty.


Going to get busy on those brownies.  Our weather has finally taken a turn for the good.  It is supposed to get up in the 70’s today, and for the rest of the week.  Lows just in 40’s and 50’s. 


-Heidi said...

I don't know what kind of breed he is... definitely of the cutest variety! ~grin~

meowmomma said...

I'd call him a happy heinz! just look at that smile!!

Carol K said...

It's very interesting to read your tips about frugality. Don't be shy!

Gypsy said...

I like to stay in one place for a while just to learn the area better and to relax. I'm getting too old to be on the move constantly :-)

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

We want to know all the tricks of being frugal with the this live style so don't hold back.

Rusty is a good looking boy..

Donna aka Froggi said...

Whatever he, he's cute! LOL!

We did the same thing with Sadie...Stu swapped the normal thin little ring with a standard heavier key ring. Now we don't worry if we clip to the wrong one....it's wont' pull apart!

Donna K said...

The coloring and curly tail make me think some kind of Spitz but the ears are probably more of terrier. Good looking boy. My boy is named Rusty too and he is a Heinz 57!

Alan and Marilyn McMillan said...

Would love to hear more of your frugal side...last year was our first year and we can use all the help we can get. Because of the gas prices, this year we plan to stay longer in one spot. Sounds like you are having fun -- we hope next winter to find a similar place. Don't know Rusty's breed, but he sure is cute:)

~~Mike~~ said...

I agree too, tips on being frugal are always helpful! Rusty is such a cute pup and healthy/happy looking! I bet he is a lot of fun for you :)

97 Roadtrek 170P "Taj Ma Trek"

Judy and Emma said...

Emma is one of those Hientz 57 varieties also. When I asked the vet when she thought Emma would calm down and not be such a wild child, she estimated 10 years! Ugh! Seven to go...

I think it's the terrier in them. Good luck with the exuberance! :)

Malone said...

I think that willingness to stay put is an important one for saving some money. Especially if you can stay somewhere inexpensive. Seems as though with gas prices rising, that might be even more important. Al of the Bayfield Bunch posted about this tonight and has me feeling all pensive for all of us trying to live a decent RV lifestyle. Keep posting your "frugal" ideas, we need them!

Susan said...

Rusty is one cute pup...what a smile he has! Chow mix sounds about right, too.
Keep those Frugal tips coming...I am always interested in what other couples are cooking and saving $$ on groceries.