Thanks, Kathryn!

September 5, 2007

Gadget, Journal, Lauren

I got to talk to my good friend, Kathryn, during the start of school and we had a great conversation.  (She’s pregnant, by the way!)  She told me she bought something hilarious for me and was going to send it for an early birthday present. It arrived – and I love it!

Forbidden love

It’s the Peeler Bird on the right, lovingly set next to our trusty Beer Lizard.  It’s adorable!!  Thank you, Kathryn!!

Now, to the next part of our story.  We really need to go grocery shopping, and we’re really scrounging to come up with decent meals.  Last night I was trying to make salad from wilted greens and old carrots.  I thought, “Hey, I’ll use our new Peeler Bird to freshen up those old carrots.”  So I did, and was absolutely fearful of how crazy sharp that bird’s blade was.  I wondered why our old peeler wasn’t as sharp, and then it hit me – it’s fifteen years old.  Fifteen years.  Older than Lloyd’s students.  I started wondering what else around this house is that old, and I think it’s almost all kitchen stuff.  The sugar dispenser from my sister, the silverware from my brother, and our pots from my other brother.  (Minus the tiny pot when I burned the bejeebees out of it making rice – I went to the store and forgot I left it on.)  Good grief!! This stuff is old!  Am I old? Not possible!

I think this might be the beginning of my mid-life crisis.

Um….. thanks, Kathryn.

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13 Responses to “Thanks, Kathryn!”

  1. Deanne Said on:

    Lloyd’s sis Christina has a great idea about handling meals, down to pre-printing grocery lists & menus: first comment on

    Wow, now I don’t have any excuse!


  2. Brad Said on:

    I think it’s time you had a housefire so you can replace all your old stuff with NEW stuff! Contact me privately if you want to make any arrangements…


  3. Michele Said on:

    I have a decent meal suggestion that would go well with your bacon mat. A fellow teacher, Martha Bickel (6 degrees of separation from just about anyone,) was telling us yesterday about making omlets in zip-loc baggies! Just put two eggs and all the fixings inside the baggie, squish it around a little to mix, and stick it in a pot of boiling water. You can each make your own and label the baggies with a Sharpie. Sounds totally cool -- huh?!


  4. Lauren Said on:

    Ha! Done, Firestarter. Deanne, whe you read tomorrow’s post you’ll find the silly. selfish reason I haven’t gone grocery shopping, and you’ll shake your head in shame for me. (Wow -- cryptic, eh?)


  5. Lauren Said on:

    Jinx! Buy me a Coke, Michelle!


  6. Peggy Said on:

    Most everything in my kitchen is 7 years old or less … because I’m a kitchen fanatic … but really 15 years is nothing … unless of course you are including the carrots in that group …


  7. Deanne Said on:

    I’m checking, 9:55


  8. Beth Said on:

    My Mom has a skillet that was a wedding present…in 1963…I’m pretty sure you can use your peeler a little longer.

    Except, of course, that I’ve used that peeler and you really did need a new sharp one…thanks Kathryn!


  9. Deanne Said on:

    9:33 pm… the suspense is killing me


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