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If you hate Costco for its long lines, you probably hate your family members for eating too slow. Enjoy your family. Enjoy Costco. The lines ain’t that bad.

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Sitting by the window before sleep
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I brushed my teeth and put on my retainers. I am so sleepy.

I haven’t gone outside for 19 days now. Because I live alone, isolation really feels like isolation. I am not the type of person who talks to himself. So, my mind is running everywhere, but my mouth is shut all the time. I’ve been having crazy vivid dreams every night. My mind is not completely clear.

I worked all day at my living room. Later I ate turkey gumbo while watching The Conners.

It’s midnight. I was about to tun off the lights and go to bed, but I heard the birds singing outside in the dark. So I set by the window for awhile.

I have a big tree in my front yard, and a family of birds live up there. I’ve been enjoying their singing for several years now. I just love hearing them, especially in the morning and at night. This is my sound when I wake up in the morning. I will be very sad if they move away. Sometimes I don’t hear them for a few days. But they always come back and sing.

I remember hearing them when I was in Georgia. It was the same voice, but they sang a different song. I was fascinated by that. Ah~ Georgia… I miss Georgia. Is there any place prettier than Georgia? The rain, the greens, Waffle House, Piggly Wiggly, and nice people.

I wish I have a nice watch with a moonphase calendar. Moonphase calendar on a watch is cool. How much is the cheapest moonphase watch? I shall check it out tomorrow.

We have video meetings twice a week for work. Maybe I’ll log in from my closet, with all my shoes in the background. Mm… maybe not. That would be silly.

What do I eat for dinner tomorrow?

OMG, I completely forgot to file income tax. I think the deadline had been extended, but…

OK, I’m going to bed now. I will continue tomorrow.

SUPER Bowl Snacks For All
Another Greeting, About Me

I'am here because I love Costco and use and make a lot of things with their products I purchase and I get asked about what I am doing with it from friends and family.
Sharing is caring :)

Born and raised in Washington State.
I graduated at 17 from HS and Cosmetology College.
Married, mother of three adult children.
I have an executive membership also at Costco 25 years ago.
I am self employed.
Co owner with my husband of our company for 28 years as a sub contractor for residential homes.
We are neither rich or poor, but I grew up poor.
Hobbies: Cooking, organic gardening, foraging, hiking, 4 wheeling with friends, rock painting, puzzling and dancing...
I am not a professional at anything, just a reg down to earth Jane of all trades ;) That sounds to good. I try.

I hope that my sharing will help someone,

Peace
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Cauliflower Bites: have no discrimination at multiple parties. Absolutely everyone of all ages have loved them. I’ve had noses snubbed, and then eyebrows turned UP after the first bite. Children to 80+ year old’s couldn’t get enough.

Mix Sriracha, mayonnaise and ranch together to a consistency of dipping sauce to your taste. I found the older they are the more sriracha.

Happy New Year!
Another Greeting, About Me

I'am here because I love Costco and use and make a lot of things with their products I purchase and I get asked about what I am doing with it from friends and family.
Sharing is caring :)

Born and raised in Washington State.
I graduated at 17 from HS and Cosmetology College.
Married, mother of three adult children.
I have an executive membership also at Costco 25 years ago.
I am self employed.
Co owner with my husband of our company for 28 years as a sub contractor for residential homes.
We are neither rich or poor, but I grew up poor.
Hobbies: Cooking, organic gardening, foraging, hiking, 4 wheeling with friends, rock painting, puzzling and dancing...
I am not a professional at anything, just a reg down to earth Jane of all trades ;) That sounds to good. I try.

I hope that my sharing will help someone,

Peace
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This traditional Indian savory item was given to us by a customer and my husband can’t remember the name of it, but all we know is it is fantastic with a spicy kick made from cream of wheat.
Bon Appetite
Gyros at home for friends and family…
Another Greeting, About Me

I'am here because I love Costco and use and make a lot of things with their products I purchase and I get asked about what I am doing with it from friends and family.
Sharing is caring :)

Born and raised in Washington State.
I graduated at 17 from HS and Cosmetology College.
Married, mother of three adult children.
I have an executive membership also at Costco 25 years ago.
I am self employed.
Co owner with my husband of our company for 28 years as a sub contractor for residential homes.
We are neither rich or poor, but I grew up poor.
Hobbies: Cooking, organic gardening, foraging, hiking, 4 wheeling with friends, rock painting, puzzling and dancing...
I am not a professional at anything, just a reg down to earth Jane of all trades ;) That sounds to good. I try.

I hope that my sharing will help someone,

Peace
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This is the Costco boneless lamb.
I unwrapped the outer netted layer, marinated overnight and smoked the next day.
This was an awesome choice as the small packaging gives you an option to only open up what you need so you can preserve the rest for later time. Feta, cucumbers, lettuce and tomatoes were also purchased at Costco. You could even use the Nan flat bread at Costco instead of gyro bread, great substitute.
Fall Breakfasts: Frittata, Egg egg taco’s and a simple morning start with a mild bacon…
Another Greeting, About Me

I'am here because I love Costco and use and make a lot of things with their products I purchase and I get asked about what I am doing with it from friends and family.
Sharing is caring :)

Born and raised in Washington State.
I graduated at 17 from HS and Cosmetology College.
Married, mother of three adult children.
I have an executive membership also at Costco 25 years ago.
I am self employed.
Co owner with my husband of our company for 28 years as a sub contractor for residential homes.
We are neither rich or poor, but I grew up poor.
Hobbies: Cooking, organic gardening, foraging, hiking, 4 wheeling with friends, rock painting, puzzling and dancing...
I am not a professional at anything, just a reg down to earth Jane of all trades ;) That sounds to good. I try.

I hope that my sharing will help someone,

Peace
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Frittata Casserole
Pick out any: Eggs, cheese, “veggie/meat/potato-precooked” of choice. Can be from leftovers, preferably to use up for a great morning group breakfast. If you add bread cubes its a Strata. Google a recipe today!
If you prefer to make a breakfast sandwich buy either English muffins or crescents that are stocked year round at Costco and toast. Don’t forget your fruit.
Hatch Egg egg Taco’s

Slightly heat up egg thins on a saute pan and fill with your own fillings
New Organic Bacon
The flavor of this bacon is really good because it’s not to salty, smokey or fatty.
Costco Coupon Book: 10/30/19 – 11/24/19
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John
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Costco Member-only Savings October 30 – November 24, 2019.

Starting Wednesday. Enjoy.

View Member-Only Savings at Costco website

Copper River Sockeye
Another Greeting, About Me

I'am here because I love Costco and use and make a lot of things with their products I purchase and I get asked about what I am doing with it from friends and family.
Sharing is caring :)

Born and raised in Washington State.
I graduated at 17 from HS and Cosmetology College.
Married, mother of three adult children.
I have an executive membership also at Costco 25 years ago.
I am self employed.
Co owner with my husband of our company for 28 years as a sub contractor for residential homes.
We are neither rich or poor, but I grew up poor.
Hobbies: Cooking, organic gardening, foraging, hiking, 4 wheeling with friends, rock painting, puzzling and dancing...
I am not a professional at anything, just a reg down to earth Jane of all trades ;) That sounds to good. I try.

I hope that my sharing will help someone,

Peace
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Beef Short Ribs

It came in and is still going. I decided to smoke some for the freezer and I found another new item at Costco. Beef short ribs. Bourbon crown maple syrup I used for the flavoring.

Happy Be-lated Fathers Day
Another Greeting, About Me

I'am here because I love Costco and use and make a lot of things with their products I purchase and I get asked about what I am doing with it from friends and family.
Sharing is caring :)

Born and raised in Washington State.
I graduated at 17 from HS and Cosmetology College.
Married, mother of three adult children.
I have an executive membership also at Costco 25 years ago.
I am self employed.
Co owner with my husband of our company for 28 years as a sub contractor for residential homes.
We are neither rich or poor, but I grew up poor.
Hobbies: Cooking, organic gardening, foraging, hiking, 4 wheeling with friends, rock painting, puzzling and dancing...
I am not a professional at anything, just a reg down to earth Jane of all trades ;) That sounds to good. I try.

I hope that my sharing will help someone,

Peace
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Per husbands Fathers Day dinner request: Spinach ravioli’s. We cooked down Costco spinach first. Then I used my new red kitchen-aid stand up mixer I got on coupon sale from Costco to make homemade pasta.

Love Costco’s Organic Zucchini when I am Not Growing It.
Spinach Ravioli Over Pan Seared Squash.
Costco Cooler Tote
Another Greeting, About Me

I'am here because I love Costco and use and make a lot of things with their products I purchase and I get asked about what I am doing with it from friends and family.
Sharing is caring :)

Born and raised in Washington State.
I graduated at 17 from HS and Cosmetology College.
Married, mother of three adult children.
I have an executive membership also at Costco 25 years ago.
I am self employed.
Co owner with my husband of our company for 28 years as a sub contractor for residential homes.
We are neither rich or poor, but I grew up poor.
Hobbies: Cooking, organic gardening, foraging, hiking, 4 wheeling with friends, rock painting, puzzling and dancing...
I am not a professional at anything, just a reg down to earth Jane of all trades ;) That sounds to good. I try.

I hope that my sharing will help someone,

Peace
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What’s For Dinner
Another Greeting, About Me

I'am here because I love Costco and use and make a lot of things with their products I purchase and I get asked about what I am doing with it from friends and family.
Sharing is caring :)

Born and raised in Washington State.
I graduated at 17 from HS and Cosmetology College.
Married, mother of three adult children.
I have an executive membership also at Costco 25 years ago.
I am self employed.
Co owner with my husband of our company for 28 years as a sub contractor for residential homes.
We are neither rich or poor, but I grew up poor.
Hobbies: Cooking, organic gardening, foraging, hiking, 4 wheeling with friends, rock painting, puzzling and dancing...
I am not a professional at anything, just a reg down to earth Jane of all trades ;) That sounds to good. I try.

I hope that my sharing will help someone,

Peace
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Costco Macaroni and Cheese
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John
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Oh! There is a total Lunar eclipse taking place tonight, January 20, 2019. Check your local schedule. In California, time for the maximum eclipse is 9:12 PM Sunday night. It may be too cloudy. We’ll see.

27 Pound bucket of Macaroni and Cheese at Costco

I don’t understand why news media is buzzing is about Costco’s 27 pound bucket of Macaroni and Cheese with 20 years shelf life. Currently sold out buckets contain 6 units of 4 pound packs. So… what’s the big deal? We are Americans. We drink wine out of boxes and buy ice creams in big buckets. 4 pound packs of macaroni and cheese don’t shock me at all, especially for long term storage and emergency use… especially for Costco. I found media reaction little annoying.

Government is shut down and people are losing homes… and we gasp about a bucket of Mac and Cheese…

Garage Sale – New Saturday Coffee Mug
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John
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I never miss going to garage sales Saturday morning.  Garage sales are fun.

Sometimes I make spectacular finds. I didn’t find anything fancy today. I spent about $3.  But it was still fun.

Last year I bought a Muffin book for ¢25. I’ve been looking for a muffin pan since then.  Today, I finally found a clean muffin pan for ¢25.  I could have bought a brand new muffin pan, of course.  But, that’s not the point. It’s fun because I found it after a long search.

I will make muffins now.

I didn’t find anything at the next house. They had nothing but kid’s stuff.  As I quickly turned and started to walk away, I noticed a small lemonade table on the side.  A pair of very young boy and a girl were sitting quietly with a pitcher of lemonade. There were a lot of people, but nobody cared for lemonade (as usual).  I don’t care for lemonade.  In fact, I avoid water as part of my garage sales routine.

Anyway, the kids looked sad and discouraged.  “There will be more people coming.. it’s gonna get hotter soon”, the mother wiped little girl’s tears.

I bought the dang lemonade for ¢50.

I bought a box of jigsaw puzzles for my coworker (¢50).  I know the tallest guy at my work. He must be close to 7 foot tall.  He likes jigsaw puzzles.  A few months ago, he came to work on a wheelchair.  He said he had to wait and see if he could ever walk again.  He stopped coming to work for about a month.. then he came back.  He can now walk again with a cane.

At the last garage sale of the day, I found a coffee mug from Denny’s restaurant. It was only ¢25, so I grabbed it.  I continued looking around but couldn’t find anything.  When I was done and ready to pay, she said “You can have the mug.  You don’t have to pay.” with a smile.

I know why she didn’t take my money.  It’s because I looked pathetic. I mean, really (look pathetic).  When I go to garage sales, I make sure to wear faded clothes and dirty shoes.  No European knee high socks are allowed…. check out the picture below.

This Denny’s coffee mug became my new Saturday coffee mug. I will enjoy this mug for many years. They are being sold on eBay at $18+ (completed sales).

I took below picture 3 weeks ago at Denny’s the night I drove out to see The Milky Way Galaxy.  On my way back home, I stopped by at Denny’s around midnight for food and restroom.  Their coffee mug made me feel sentimental and nostalgic. So I took a picture of it to remember by.  Now I have the mug. 🙂

Talk to you later.
2-4-6-8 mofos.

Denny's restaurant coffee mug