Friday, January 16, 2009

Simple Things

It's the simple things in life that sometimes go unmentioned, but down the road I wonder why I never said them before.

So here, in this blog world, let me just say that I really appreciate it when I can pull up to a sidewalk at a store and walk in without having to cross the parking lot. Maybe a civil engineer will read this and design a lot with mothers like me in mind. For their sake and mine, thank you! I have discovered, especially with all the snow recently, that it makes getting in and out of a store so much easier! Even at our Schnucks down the street, I will park farther away down the strip mall just so we don't have to cross the parking lot. And here's a 2nd best option for the store's cart-pushers: when you take the carts inside, leave 1 or 2 in the corral for mothers to park next to. I'm impressed by certain workers' eagerness, but I have seen them snatch away the last cart in the lot just as I'm pulling in and it's quite devastating (at the time, anyway).

I have recently started making my own yogurt. I've known it was possible, but after 1 failed attempt I didn't know if I wanted to try again. Then I ran across a way to make it in the crockpot and WOW! It's so easy and makes it so affordable to have smoothies ("moobies") on a daily basis. At the moment I am cooking pancakes that have yogurt in them instead of milk and I think the fam is going to like them.

6 comments:

Laura said...

I used to feel so much gratitude for the handicap access laws because I so appreciated the buttons that opened the doors so I could push my stroller through.
And crockpot yogurt? I don't get how it would save you money..unless you only buy organic yogurt.

Lisa said...

a gallon of milk makes 4 quarts of yogurt. so it does save some money when a gallon of whole milk costs 2.50 and a quart of dannon yogurt costs $2 ...

Larry said...

The HEB store has about 10 parking spots that meet your criteria, but they are not reserved for people carting babies and toddlers around. Maybe a cause to take up?

Lisa said...

i like HEB diapers!

Mom said...

There are lots of HEB's in San Antonio - but you might not need diapers by the time you get to SA. :)

Joe said...

I love smoothies and yogurt. Actually, frozen yogurt.