Six years ago when we moved to Newcastle, we lost the top of
our Christmas tree. I kept thinking…it will show up, but it never did. I ended
up cutting off two of the lowest branches, tying them together with wire, and then
stringing new lights on them.
Then last year, the middle section of lights would not work.
I tried new fuses, light bulbs, etc., however, nothing worked. I finally gave
up and just strung some new lights in that section.
After Christmas, I looked and looked for a new tree. I
checked online, at after Christmas sales, and so on, but I couldn’t find the
type of tree I wanted for a price I could afford.
I wanted to share some ideas of how I cook for a lot of people, but do it in a quick, easy, and inexpensive way.
First of all, I buy bigger items which tend to be cheaper. For example, I buy a whole frozen turkey which is usually the cheapest way to buy poultry. I also have two upright freezers that I can fill, so I will buy many turkeys when they go on sale, which typically happens around holidays.
I then make aSpanish turkey(and many times I just simply peel the wrapping off and stick the whole big frozen turkey in the roaster pan with the liquid).
The minute Xander gets to Grammy Tammy and Papa Fito's house- It is outside, down the path,
and straight to the tree house
(or chasing chickens)
They jump off this level and land on the trampoline or they grab the rope, swing out and around, hit the tree with their feet and swing back.
This summer has been the best, weather- wise, since we moved to Oklahoma, seven years ago. Our lake is still full, the grass is green, and there is a breeze in the air. It gets into the 90’s, but I think we have had only one day over 100 degrees. Last year, we had 30 consecutive days over 30degrees, were in a drought, and everything was brown.
My husband, Fito, is unemployed which is bad money wise, but has been good for the fact that he has been able to do so many things in the house.