lol retired had cake for breakfast..got one from local bakery th... morelol retired had cake for breakfast..got one from local bakery that is really good. and cheap. belated bday cake for me ;) overcast so cooler so nice. long weekend here so will be nuts everywhere.
watching the 2 pvr'd great british baking shows I taped last night. dh wants to do gardening today so he can take stuff to the dump and garden recycling so it is done. he has the week off..booked without us knowing so we will be doing vacation stuff..have groupons to use up.
rearranged, cleaned bathroom sink and toilet which I haven't done for over a week. more laundry too. bunch to fold.
talked to new neighbours..thinking the house will be torn down..bought for location so will see. old house though kept up but only one bathroom etc. steep old stairs to basement etc. fingers crossed it won't be. but no headaches if you rebuild about upkeep etc.
so the usual..may go pick blackberries at my moms too. less
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup pumpkin puree (I used 1/2 can of pumpkin)
1 cup almond milk (I'm sure regular milk or another liquid could be substituted)
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup chocolate chips
Steps: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a loaf pan.
In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients. In a smaller bowl, combine the wet ingredients.
Stir the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Put into the prepared loaf pan.
Bake 35-45 minutes or until the center is firm.
Cool 10 minutes, then remove from the pan and finish cooling. Wrap and place in the refrigerator. It will slice better when refrigerated. less
BFF and I sent our husbands camping for the weekend so we ... moreBFF and I sent our husbands camping for the weekend so we are having a girls weekend doing what we want. We went out to dinner last night using gift cards so no money out of pocket. Then we went home and went swimming. Today we are going to the ocean for a nice long drive. We are splitting the cost of gas parking and lunch. We will be back home for dinner and a swim. Then we will watch a movie. The guys will be back tomorrow.
In the low 60s and threatening rain here. I did 2 loads of... moreIn the low 60s and threatening rain here. I did 2 loads of laundry first thing and hung it on the line so hopefully it will be dry before the rain arrives. It was different when I was working and the kids were at home but now in my retirement I check the weather forecast before switching the washing machine on. I rarely use my dryer any more.
I went to see my brother and his wife yesterday afternoon. They are both very overweight but are now trying to shed a few pounds. They offered me a sllice of cake with my coffee and I felt I was helping them by eating it (!!!) so that I removed one source of temptation from them.
This morning I went to B&Q (like Home depot) to pick up some vinyl floor tiles to redo the upstairs bathroom floor. I had a coupon which gave me a third off the bill, so that was a good saving. I will wait for the next spell of bad weather to lay the tiles.
No big plans for the rest of the day. It's my book club on Tuesday and so I need to finish... less
ne more checkbook to reconcile and 2 more bills to write out and... morene more checkbook to reconcile and 2 more bills to write out and I am through with them. I also got all of the laundry done yesterday evening after it got cooler after a storm. Today I will work on the August budget and wash last night's dishes.
Then I need to finish up a library book that is due next week.
It's abut 10 degrees cooler this morning than yesterday morning at the same time but I am sure it will climb rapidly back to the high 90's.
Happy Saturday all!
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