Monday, January 12, 2009

awesome weekend!

This weekend was so great. I know most of you are going to hate me, but it has been up in the mid 80's all weekend and today is suppose to be even nicer!
Friday I went to a yard sale and found a pasta maker! I have been wanting one, but not wanting to pay full price for one. So I bought one for three bucks and let me tell you it was so worth it! We had the best pasta ever. Even Rusty said it was great. The difference is the pasta actually had taste, and was not just a filler for the sauce. So this week I am going to make up a ton of pasta and freeze it.
Yesterday I grabbed one of the marines and we went looking for yard sales. We only found one, but I cleaned up there! I found a new pair of dickies for Ryan and a pair of jeans for Nikki. They were 50 cent each! I also found a big stack of handkerchiefs, some plastic cooking utensils, and two really cute large bags! Everything I needed for a grand total of $4!
Then we went to down town Lake Elsinore and went to this little coffee shop and let me tell you they had the best iced coffee. This place also had a huge chess set, so I taught the marine how to play chess.
We came home from that and I cleaned out Rusty's truck. Rusty leaves tomorrow for another sale, so I wanted to do something nice for him, and Rusty did like it.
I mentioned to Rusty that I heard about this hot dog place that says they have the best Chicago style hot dogs. O.K. I am from Chicago, so I will be the judge of that. This is a little mom and pop place and they are expanding! They did have great hot dogs. They also had a sign that said European hot dogs. Europe has the best hot dogs ever! They put Chicago style hot dogs to shame. So I had to ask if they were true European hot dogs, with European buns. The lady looked shocked that I knew what I was talking about. She said they will have those style of buns in in a few weeks.
I will have to take the girls there. Nikki wants to try a European hot dog and Amber and I love them already!
Today I want to get my bedroom and bathroom scrubbed down. I am not going to spend to much time cleaning because I also want to go to the lake and catch some rays! I have a book and sun, what more could a girl ask for?
Amber comes home tonight! I do hope that she had a great time. It will be nice to have her home.
I do need to go to the store and pick up some stuff for Rusty to take on his trip, but other then that The day is mine! I can't wait to go play in the sun.


Chrissie said...

I'm glad you had such a great weekend. As for the temps you can keep them. I love winter and snow whenever I can get it. Don't get me wrong I like summer too three months out of the year LoL.
Take care, Chrissie

Small Footprints said...

Oh wow ... 80's???? Really??? By the end of this week, we'll have a high of 36. Shiver, shiver and shake!

Glad you had such a wonderful weekend ... enjoy your time in the sun with a book. What luxury!

Small Footprints

a corgi said...

that pasta maker sounds great and so did your bargains from the garage sales; hey email me your cell phone number; lets get together for coffee next week (either Monday or Tuesday morning)


It's Just Me ~ Katie! said...

Oh how I miss the warmth of sunshine. Happy to hear you enjoyed your weekend. Hoping your week ahead treats you well. Take care.

Melissa said...

have fun!

Tightening the Corset Again said...

After spending last winter in Florida, I'm soooo glad to be in the chilly weather here. Of course, it's not like we have snow or anything... it's just cold.

You wear me out just reading what you do in a day!
love and hugs!

Gerry said...

I believe you did get bargains, girl! I am too lazy to make the pasta, but they say homemade is better. I am not supposed to eat pasta anyway, it or potatoes, so I just go kind of easy on it. But I am excited that you you found all that stuff for $4, becasue I want to get the word out that you can get recycled items you really need so much cheaper and might need to go to thrift stores in these downt times for sure. I love your reports on how to save money. Gerry

Missie said...

I would love a pasta maker! I never see any at yard sales around here.

Have a good week.

Nelishia said...

WOW What a weekend! I love a yardsale and I love a deal like that! It will take months to get us up to your temps even though where I live the weather has been mild and the winter hasn't been cold too often. You are so sweet to clean out Rusty's truck for him. It's those little things that say I LOVE YOU. I hope Amber makes it home safe and sound. Get a great tan too. You didn't say what you were reading. I have no idea what a Chicago hotdog tastes like but the next time I see a sign I'm going to try one for you. And a European. The pasta maker I'd been wanting was for making clay sculpture with Filo dough. I think I'd so use it for pasta once I got one though. They normally sell for like 25 dollars and up so you really did get a great deal.

Heli gunner Tom said...

Pasta maker? Great idea!
Rusty sounds like a great Marine! I am glad that you all understand the plight of the homeless combat Veteran.
Thank you for your Patriotism and BIG HEART!!
God loves the Vets!
Tom S

moshell's lilbit of space said...

A Chicago Dog...mmmm...makes me miss home. There is a little drive-thru diner here that says it sells them...but!

Can't wait to go back this spring!

Never had a Euro dog.

Good job on the great deals.

LIZ said...

I am gonna have to move closer to you so you can teach me how to find all those great deals at the Glad your enjoying your new pasta maker!!!


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