My Sam's club membership is about to expire, and not being very satisfied with their prices anymore, I've been looking for ways to make a membership unnecessary. The only things I regularly buy at Sam's are bread, tortillas, Gouda cheese, and shredded cheese. Well, I've already nulified the need for bread, since I n0w make all of my own. I have been able to buy a bunch of shredded cheese on sale in the regular stores. That leaves tortillas and Gouda. It's just not worth $40/year to be able to buy those things for a fraction cheaper. My in-laws have memberships to both Sam's and Costco, so I'm sure they wouldn't mind letting me borrow their card 4 times a year to buy some cheese.
As for tortillas. Tortillas is one of those things I always just buy. I never think of the fact that I could just make them! I looked up the recipe and instructions online, and they are surprisingly easy to make. Sure, they take some time, but don't I have plenty of that being a stay at home mom? So last night, Friday night, we didn't have any kind of date planned. We usually don't. It's just not practical. So, I suggested we make a date night out of making tortillas. I added the ingredients, Joe mixed the dough. We both rolled out, and cooked the tortillas. They were so delicious fresh!
Now that we have our pool open, we have been swimming almost every day. After the kids do their chores, we jump in there. I need to get some pictures. Ginger is already excited about swimming from me to the steps, while Sterling still doesn't like the idea of swimming without any floating devices. It has been surprisingly hard to get people to come over to swim with us though. One friend doesn't even own a swimsuit. The other is too busy with her garden. And yet another is just too busy with life. Then there are many people who won't even pick up the phone when I call, or call back when I leave a message. I guess it's hard for me to understand why it's hard to get people to come over, because I know that if I didn't have a pool, and someone would invite me over, I would be soooo excited. Ah well, I guess we're all different. In the mean time, I'll just swim and have fun with my own little family.
4 weeks ago