Yes, today my big, tall, good looking husband turns 73. Most people are amazed that he is that old. I don’t think he looks that old either. We are going to celebrate quietly, here in our wheel estate. I am making him a cake that Marolyn gave me the recipe for. It uses 4 eggs, scramblers for us, 1 cup of water, 1/3 cup of oil, a yellow cake mix, and one can of Pecan, coconut icing. Mix all together and bake in a Bundt pan. Bake as directed for cake mix. I don’t carry a Bundt pan with us so, I am baking in a regular cake pan. Very moist and tasty cake.
I insisted yesterday that he get himself some new clothes. I don’t think he has bought a new pair of pants forever. It is hard to get him to shop for anything, but clothes he has no patience for at all. He picked out one pair of jeans and was through. I picked out 2 more pairs of pants for him and 2 shirts in the mean time. He finally conceded and kept them all, but it was a real struggle. Anyway, Happy Birthday Honey!! I love you very much.
Want to welcome Ross along for the ride. He is my newest follower and writes a very interesting blog about preparations for his own travel. Check it out if you get a chance…
A few of you have asked me to please post my frugality tips. Here is one more I have for you. We don’t have satellite of any kind. We opted not to get the very large and very expensive Hughes Net when we first started out. We did have direct TV for a couple of months, but soon discontinued that also. These two things are very expensive, and if you are careful you can always find camps with these amenities included. Some of you have mentioned the “It” factor. That word never enters my mind. If a Park is neat and clean, with friendly folks running it, we can make do. We try to make our own “It” factor, but don’t get me wrong, we do like clean and neat, but don’t need a big spacious site with the best views to be happy. I also try to stay away from Tourist Traps. When looking for a Park, I may try to stay 40 or 50 miles away from something we want to see, because I know from experience, that a park close to a Tourist Trap is going to be much higher in rates. It really has worked for us to just take day trips to something we really want to see or experience.
Thanks for all the good wishes for my grandson. He is doing great. I talked to him yesterday, and he is home and recovering nicely. Here is a picture of him right after surgery.
He was one sick boy for a few days. Again, thanks for all of your well wishes.
I received our game in the mail, that I had ordered last week. We are very pleased with it. It all breaks down and fits in it’s own bag for easy storage and carrying it for game night. I even talked Donnie into playing a couple of games with me yesterday. He won the first and I won the second.
I am so glad now that I bought the little Green Machine. For those of you that don’t know, it is a spot cleaner for your carpets. Since we got Rusty, it is really getting a big workout. It does a really good job too. Having an extra boy running in and out doesn’t help the stain situation at all, but we love him, and I think we will never, ever, regret getting him.
You got to love that face…. :)
I don’t know what is going on with the top two photos today. They are really small, and I have no idea why. Oh, Well, Live Writer, like all other computer programs, sometimes have a mind of their own.
I will make this a short post so I can decide what to make the Birthday boy for tonight. I wish you could smell that cake… It really has made the whole RV smell like coconuts and pecans. Stay safe… :)