For the last 6 days we have had near perfect weather.
I am happy to hang out clothes to dry since, last months heating bill was $325. A huge increase -- 300% from December due to cold weather.
YES Jim, Your eyes are not deceiving you; we are running about our dry South Texas farm in shorts. :O)
Now this is our three year old lime tree. It did not fare so well after the ice storm. I will check to see if it is still viable once this next cold front moves in. Can you believe; we may be experiencing temps dropping back in the 30s next week? I am not sure I am ready after being spoiled.
I wanted to pass on to those who pass here some information. Did you know you can buy items in bulk from Amazon? No kidding, and if you have an Amazon Prime membership that means free shipping. Since, I am a heavy coupon user I am always looking at purchasing our food items more wisely. HEB price per Lipton Beef Stroganoff is $1.29 (without coupons) but, the Amazon price with coupon code 'UNILVR77' at check out unit price is .94 cents. PLUS did I mention free shipping! LOL
I love these mixes because it is so easy to make in one pot with ground beef and a canned vegetable for a balanced meal. I have even used beans when I didn't have meat thawed out. I totally love Amazon; they have international foods section which are extremely hard to find in my area.
I also wanted to pass on another website I found. I was again looking for a site that was reasonable to order dried fruits, mixes, and other sundries in bulk. So check it out, http://www.bulkhome.com/. While some of the items are outrageous; others are not. Just look at their vanilla beans or dried apples. With free shipping for items over $25, some of their products are excellent bargins.
I tip my hat to Jim; who just happened to mention the bloggers he follows in a blog earlier this week. I just love his method to get over his blog writer's block. Go on over to his place; he takes the most gorgeous nature photos, EVER....
Just a side note: http://www.walletpop.com/2011/02/18/biggest-grocery-store-markups/
Shop wisely Ladies & Gents, this depression is not over yet.