Friday, June 18, 2010

Hats, chefs and Cookies


I am looking for a new hat for summer. The one I currently wear is ten years old and used to be Way Cooler's. I'm thinking this may not be my best fashion choice. But, fashion choices are not really my forte. Since my sister-in-law has not been successful in getting me on What Not To Wear yet, I need your help. Is this suitable for a geeky 36 year old housewife? And please do not suggest I just look in Target as I might burst out sobbing.


There are no Targets in Canada. No Chik Fil A, no Sonic, no pit BBQ, no Victoria's Secret, no Trader Joes, no Clubhouse crackers, no Wal-Green's, CVS or any other drugstore where couponing is an art form, no Luby (please forgive me my love of the mediocre cafeteria) and no Ro-tel tomatoes. It's like living in the frontier. Only with McDonald's.


I've been watching a lot of food network lately, (it's either that or a M*A*S*H DVD.) I have come to the conclusion that I would like Way Cooler to grow up his hair long and curly and know what extra virgin olive oil means. Maybe I've been watching a little too much Richardo and Chef at Home.


Speaking of Way Cooler, he has gotten on a whole foods kick as of late. So, my foodie friends, who has a killer recipe for baked beans? He'd like them to taste as close to pork and beans as possible. But from scratch. Good luck to me!


Spud finished kindergarten on Wednesday. I'd like to write a post about that, but I am still in denial that he will no longer be home with me much come September. I've always had them around Spud did not do pre-school, and his Kindergarten was 2.5 hours when he normally would have had quiet playtime. Having him gone all day? It's going to be an adjustment to say the least.


And by all day, I do mean ALL DAY. Our city has a bazillion schools in the central part. That's where either older people live or young professionals who can pay a zillion dollars for a 50 year old home. (Around here you pay a premium to live close to the downtown.) The rest of us live on the outskirts where there are no schools. So our kids are bussed in. Spud will spend 45 minutes on the bus. EACH WAY. So, he will be gone from 8:00-4:30 or so every day. I do try not think about that either.


A recent conversation with Sprout.

HG: Would you like a Rhubarb cookie? They're really good.

Sprout: How do you know? Have you had one already?

HG: I had one yesterday.

Sprout: How was it?

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Nicole said...

I think that hat is really cute!

I'm sad about Mark being gone all day next year too. I'm used to him gone in the morning, but the afternoon too - Jake is going to miss him so much. WHAT AM I GOING TO DO??? Oops, no panic.

If you get a good recipe for baked beans let me know. I really like Heinz, and then I'm super bloated from all the sodium.

Kelly @ Love Well said...

I hear you on the bus rides. When Natalie started kindergarten, and we lived in the country surrounding Tiny Town, she would have been on the bus AN HOUR each way because she would have been the first on/last off. (And since school started at 7:40, the bus would have picked her up around 6:30 AM.) Needless to say, I drove her to and from school each day. For Pete's sake.

I will now take a moment of silence to mourn your lack of Target and Trader Joe's, the two stores I visit at least once every week.

Lady Why said...

No CVS? No Target?? NO CHICK-FIL-A???

I weep for you.

As for the long bus ride ~cough~ homeschool ~cough~, I don't know what you can do about that. ~cough~ homeschool ~cough~ :-D

momofthecrazies said...'re not 36. Or have I lost count?

Nicole said...

Oh, and I forgot to say - I LOVE M.A.S.H.

CC said...

I don't know if it's just me but I can't see any hat on the link you gave. My hat is a $1 black baseball cap from the Dollar Tree. But then again, you probably don't have Dollar Trees in Canada. ;)

Anonymous said...

First time visiting. I found a recipe for baked beans in the Betty Crocker Cookbook (of all places). I do use dried beans and make everything from scratch. It's the best I've tried so far, and my kids will all eat it (miraculous).

Janet said...

WEM has a Victoria's Secret opening up soon...just so you know....;-)

a Tonggu Momma said...

Ah, but he will only be totally cool and geeky at the same time if he refers to it as EVOO.

And I can't believe you don't have a Target. Other than the grocery store and local book stores, I really don't shop anywhere else. Because - as we all know - I LOATHE shopping.