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Friday, February 5, 2016

Five Things For Friday

I'm just going to start this blog off by saying NEW CAMERA!  That's right, as a birthday gift to myself I splurged and bought a new camera!  I've been toying with doing this for some time now but finally pulled the plug.  Lucky you!  No more camera phone photos!  Instead my new Nikon D3300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Zoom Lens + 2x Professional Lens +HD Wide Angle Lens + UV Filter Kit with 24GB Deluxe Accessory Bundle (Certified Refurbished) will be used! Seriously, what an upgrade!  Look at those vases!  They are one of my favorite things this week since they were one of my first photographs with my new camera!  Unfortunately, I can't refer you to the site where you can get them as I picked them up at a craft market a few years ago, but appreciate the photo.

Did I mention my birthday?!  That's right, I celebrated my birthday this week.  My son and I made this awesome Refrigerator Cake.  We used skim milk to make the pudding and substituted lite whipped topping.  After refrigerating it for a day, I cut it into squares and froze it!  

It's like an ice cream sandwich, or a pudding cream sandwich!  It's great and makes a nice low fat dessert. 

Last week one of my favorite things was online grocery shopping.  Don't worry, it's still a favorite of mine, but here's a funny little artifact from it.  Basically, online grocery shopping works by you filling out your grocery list online and paying someone $5 to shop for you.   That someone, at least in our town, is usually a teenager. They take your list and walk around the store and pick up the items on your list.  This works great for most items, it gets a little murky when you ask for 2 onions, small sized or a piece of ginger, medium size. Even then, it works most of the time.  A few weeks ago though, I asked for one ginger root, medium size and came home with the largest piece of ginger I've ever seen!  It was obvious the teenager who was filling my order had no idea what a ginger root was.  Anyway, I'm not complaining, I still love online grocery shopping and it's almost like Christmas when you get home and see what amount of produce you have!  With my copious amount of ginger, I've been making fresh ginger tea.  It's a great bedtime drink!  I just slice a few (5-6) pieces of ginger, add a teaspoon of raw sugar, pour hot water over it, and let it steep for 10 minutes. 

I discovered this little bud on my Haworthia Attenuata, Zebra Zebrina Exotic Rare Succulent Cactus Plant Cacti 2"this week.  Can't wait to see it bloom!  Has kind of got me in the mood to force some bulbs inside.

These Red Ceramic Ziva Paperwhite Holiday Gift Growing Kit, Deluxe Edition. Includes a Rustic Red Ceramic Pot, 3 Large Paperwhite Bulbs, and Professional Growing Medium would work great!  Paperwhites are the only bulbs I've had much luck in forcing.

I hope you have a great weekend!  I plan to take some awesome photos of my soap!  Check the online store for the new photos!

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