Friday, August 3, 2012

Friday Fragments: #Staycation, Food, Fun Music and Finicky Cars

The SITS #staycation continues today with East Coast Pictures. I gave you some on Wednesday, but today, here is one from a different part of the East Coast. 

I mentioned that I didn't grow up near a beach. I grew up summering on lakes and rivers, just like this!
The red arrow points to where I went to college!


I mentioned last week that I had bought myself The Pioneer Woman's newest cookbook.  I made Sesame Noodles.  What a HUGE hit!  I added a shredded carrot to the pasta water as well as a cup of shelled edamame to make a complete meal. I omitted the chili oil and when I make it again, ~which I will~ I'll probably swap on of the tablespoons of toasted sesame oil for another tablespoon of vinegar, but the neither The Girl nor I could get enough!  Like she says, there are spectacular cold too!


Last summer I was blogging about why I started my blog!


I'm always a little late to the game, but since hooking up my Roku, I've discovered Pandora. I'm having so much fun!  I'd forgotten how much my taste in music has changed.  Now I listen to mostly country, but I used to have much more eclectic taste.  For example, I love Blink 182. I used to know that!


I brought my car in for its complimentary oil change and because the check engine light was on. Six hundred dollars later I had a new fuel level sensor or some such business!  I posted about remebering to be thankful thath I have a car even when faced with expensive and unespected repairs and a friend commented about how that was why she always found new cars in her price-range and only bought new.  The way it was worded was really offensive and she deleted it almost immediately, but it still came through my email.  I won't lie; I was insulted. As a single mom, it gets my goat when people who have access to two incomes make comments like that.  I found what I needed for my family in my price range and I'll thank you not to criticize unless you've walked in my shoes. THANKYOUVERYMUCH!

Mommy's Idea


Ellen said...

I have friends who only buy used and friends who only buy new. When I was single, I bought a new Honda in 2003, and I'm still driving it. Just put $1500 into it for regular maintenance. But even when it was under warranty, not everything was covered.

Please don't make judgments about two income households, we struggle because my husband lost his job right after we married, and he has been working to set up a realty business for two years (after going to school to be licensed). We are both driving 2003's, older cars than yours!


Let's just be glad your friend had the wisdom and heart to take her post down. In that way, she showed kindness. (I hope that was her goal!)

Leigh Powell Hines (Hines-Sight Blog) said...

Those sesame noodles look great.

I'm sure your friend realized that the comment did not come out like she had meant which is why she deleted. Sometimes, e-mail is hard. And unfortunately, since you know her as opposed to some random person like me then you probably know what car she drives. But, some people may have the same budget for a new car that you have for a previously owned car. They just choose new over previously owned. Personally, we choose previously-owned and we drive them for many,many years. A new car depreciates as soon as it is driven off the lot.

bill lisleman said...

There are plenty of old sayings about an insulting comment like that. We can't take all this stuff with us. If we are lucky the stuff we collect will help create some good memories but you don't need stuff to make memories. Sticks and stones, goes around, comes around, and a favorite one we don't use up North - why bless her heart.

"GB" said...

Down in the South we use our favorite saying is Bless Her/His Heart... try it, works for all occasions!

Erin said...

Isn't it funny how tastes in music change?
I listen to mostly country, too :)

Carly said...

The staycation sounds fun!
Ugh, the car stuff. I hate getting an oil change since we have two older cars and it seems like there is always something wrong. :-(

Not a Perfect Mom said...

I keep seeing TPW's commercials on TV...her food looks so yummy!
and sadly....I prefer my kids music on Kids Place Live...
I head is hanging in shame

Paloma said...

Thank you very much for stopping by my blog! :) I appreciate the input too! Hopefully I'll see you there again! You'll see me around! :)