I’ve been really busy this week and I just haven’t had time to reply to those wonderful people who commented on my last post. I’m still helping Felicia with her packing and cleaning. It has inspired me to get to work on my own house. If I had to move right now I would be dead in the water, it would take months to get ready. So I’m trying to de-junk and clean. I sometimes wonder how I get anything done.
I have been working on a project, for church, that has kept me busy now for several weeks and this weekend we did all the work. It was our turn to work in the peanut butter factory. Between Friday morning at 10:00am and Saturday afternoon at around 1:00pm., we made 27,700 jars of peanut butter. We had 300 volunteers, from nine church units, doing the work. I was the coordinator of this group. If you worked the assignment, you were allowed to purchase some of the peanut butter, therefore I collected money and kept records of the purchases. Yesterday, during cleanup, I distributed the purchased peanut butter to the groups that bought it. Here in Houston, our church cannery makes all the peanut butter that is distributed through out our Bishops storehouse system. The Bishops storehouse is like a food pantry. Church canneries all over the country make the food that goes into the storehouses. Our peanut butter feeds people all over the United States through this system. Some of the peanut butter, made last year, was used to feed people in the Hurricane Katrina and Rita areas.
With all this work, I have been ignoring my own business. The good thing is that I do my business from home and I can work when I want to. Since I am not the main bread winner, I am not tied down to a certain number of hours that I have to work. Our business is building and eventually will become our retirement income. Residual income is a wonderful thing.
Anyone watching the Olympics? I saw part of the opening ceremonies the other night and I thought it was great. Pavorati brought down the house with his rendition of Nesendorma. It was beautiful. I watched the last of the speed skating competition last night and the young man from Spring, Tx. (our area) won the Gold Medal. I suppose my favorite part of the winter Olympics is the ice skating. I am hoping that Michelle Kwan will win her Gold Medal this year. It’s going to be tough but she has a chance. If you like the Olympics, what is your favorite part to watch?
Update: Well, it looks like Michelle Kawn is out of the Olympics, she has a groin injury and won't be able to skate. What a shame, I was really pulling for her. I have a feeling that this is the end of her Olympic career. She is getting older and I'll bet she will go to teaching the sport. I'll still be here cheering for the USA.
My daughter sent me this video, which is a Saturday Night Live take on “Don’t Buy Stuff You Can’t Afford”. Take a look. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzQY69jpQgM
Looking for some good healthy recipes? Here is a list of recipes from Dr. Diana Mirkin. I love reading her weekly articles. http://www.drmirkin.com/recipes/RecipeListType.html
From Dawn’s blog: Uses for Milk Jugs and Pantyhose: http://frugalforlife.blogspot.com/2006/02/uses-for-milk-jugs-and-panty-hose.html