Weekly Wrap-Up

Greetings to all and Happy Weekend! We made it!

I regret to report that I’ve got “the sinus.” That’s what some of my more rural older relatives call sinusitis. (Diabetes is called “the sugar”, and hypertension is simply “high blood.” We opt for the simple, basic approach to medicine down here. :))

The good news is that I don’t feel bad. I’m especially happy about that since a) I don’t like to feel bad (not when there’s nothing good to watch on TV anyway), and b) “the sinus” is not likely to interfere with my appetite at the family reunion tomorrow. That would be depressing.

Speaking of the reunion, I haven’t yet alerted the major media outlets, but I am actually planning to cook for the big event! I am making Peanut Proud Brownies, to be specific. I got the recipe from the fine folks at PB2HQ, and it seems pretty simple. I’ll try to remember to take photos. Stay tuned.

I’m also taking pimiento cheese and wheat crackers for the pre-luncheon festivities. I’ve been wanting some pimiento cheese, and this seems like a good way to indulge that without having any pesky leftovers around the house. :) Crafty, ain’t I?

Tomorrow’s “coping plan” is to get a good gym workout first thing in the a.m. I’ll use any carb-induced post-event excess energy to attack the suddenly plentiful weeds in my flowerbeds. We are promised abundant sunshine, so it should be a lovely day all the way around!

I’ll dash for now (oven is on pre-heat), but I wanted to share a few interesting items from my RSS feeds and my inbox:

MakeUseOf.com provided a good listing of The Top 10 Grocery Coupon Websites for Cheapskates. Not that I think any of YOU are cheapskates, mind you.

George from Indonique Tea & Chai wrote to let me know about a special offer on his company’s website:

[I’m] offering your readers a free bag of Yerba Mate with any purchase of $20 or more from my web site, www.indonique.com. Just mention the offer in the comment section when ordering to get the free tea. As always, 10% of every purchase will be donated to the communities where our teas are picked through Mercy Corps.

I’ve never used these products, but he was kind enough to offer, so I thought I’d share it with you all.

Also, Sarah from Kellog’s wrote with this info about a new Special K Protein Shake:

This delicious beverage is shaping up to be one of the season’s hottest new products. While Special K™ Protein Shakes have temporary, limited nationwide availability because of high retailer and consumer demand, the Special K® brand is offering consumers a coupon to be redeemed once the product is available in their local store.

Again, not a product I’ve used. I’m just sharing for those who are interested.

And that’s it for me. Wishing you all a most wonderful weekend!