Friday, February 6, 2015

Great Aunt Day

This week ended better than it started.  First of all, Fridays are always good.  Then my sister sent me a text that her son and his wife had a baby boy this morning.  That makes her a grandmother and me a great aunt.  That's going to take some getting used to.  The grandmother part, not the great aunt.  I've always been a "great" aunt.  hahaha.  My mother and father are now a great-grandmother and a great-grandfather.  Wow.  It was also my Minnesota nephew's 18th birthday.  This is the nephew that is the older brother of the nephew who is my ward.  Is that confusing, or what?  The 18 year old has been looking forward to this day for many years.  I wish him well as he ventures in to adulthood.  I hope it is everything he hopes it will be.

Work was pretty steady today and then my boss called and asked if I could pick up a coworker from the airport and drop him off at the shuttle bus that goes to the Mexican border.  I said sure and he said that I could go home after I was done which was awesome because I was done at 3:30.  I was able to go grocery shopping and get home by 5.  I went a little over-board with stocking up on sale items.  I spent the evening trying to fit everything in to my freezer.  I would love to have a separate freezer someday so I can really take advantage of sales.  I bought a pie last week, cut it up and brought individual slices to work.  My coworker laughed at me.  I don't know why.  Are single people only allowed to buy individual slices of pie?  It worked out so well that I bought 2 SaraLee cheesecakes on sale today, cut them up and froze them.  Now I can grab a small piece of cheesecake for my lunch whenever I want and because I get sick of things really fast, I don't have to worry about the rest of it going bad because it will last for many weeks in the freezer.

Now for an exciting weekend of house cleaning and taxes! 


Lizzie@her MFW Homeworld said...

I became a great aunt last year as well (though, like you, i was always great). Its lovely. First little one in our family since my baby Jamal 22 years ago!
No, if you single you get to eat the whole pie! Undoubtedly some people are very weird.

Anonymous said...

congrats on all the milestones in your family, and I can't imagine anything odd about the pie, or cheesecake, or a casserole or anything. I am single too, I didn't realize their were rules.

Dobermom said...

Congrats on becoming a Great Aunt!
Nothing wrong with buying a whole pie. Makes sense, dollar wise.
I'm off to house clean myself. Fun stuff!

Daizy said...

Lizzie, 22 years, that's a long span. Maybe I was supposed to bring the pie in for the office. I guess I am a pie-hoarder.

Daizy said...

Anonymous, yes, casseroles too! I buy the family size and eat it for lunches. I guess I am only allowed to single serving size.

Daizy said...

Dobermom, Thanks! I noticed that my grocery store sells individual pie slices in the freezer section. Definitely not cheaper than the whole pie.