I went back inside and looked around, scanning each checkout line.. nope... no Auntie Lois yet. I wondered which department she would be lost in, all caught up in seeing something??? Hmmmm photos? lingerie? cat food? car tires? We may never know.....
and here she comes,
smiley and happy to have a shopping day at Walmart!
We went to
The Card Store,
It was my first time ever there.... friends have told us over the years to try their Two Buck Chuck wines (now $2.99 due to the economy) so I bought a case of wine. Then I got two containers of olive tapenade for making muffaletta sandwiches. And then.. then... I bought a jar of the highly acclaimed "cookie butter" that was touted to be so divine by Al from http://thebayfieldbunch.com/
Yes, Al... you are correct. It is SINFULLY delicious and to die for!
What is "cookie butter" ???
By 2007, several Belgian companies began marketing a paste variant of speculoos, now available worldwide under various brands and names: asSpeculla, Cookie Butter (e.g., by Trader Joe's),Speculoos, Biscoff Spread or Speculoospasta (e.g., by Lotus Bakeries).
As a form of "spreadable Speculoos cookies," the flavor is caramelized and gingerbread-like with a color similar to peanut butter and a consistency ranging from creamy to granular or crunchy.
So that is all I can tell you about this wonderful stuff!
Here is more information: Trader Joes Cookie Butter
Now about some vehicles... I got to do the driving while Mom held my GPS .... errrr "XYZ Thingie" as she calls it. I was driving my parent's big new Dodge truck. I have never driven a truck before that doesn't have a gear shift. Instead, it has a dial knob on the dash with P, R, N, and D! Very hard to get used to, I must admit.
(I took this pic while we were setting at a stop light, not while I was driving)
While we women were gone, the guys finished up our Tracker paint job and pin striping. They had replaced all of the metal along the rear wheels, the rocker panels, and bottom edges of the doors on both sides. Whew! What a great job!!!! We are gonna be the flashiest Tracker on the road now!
The folks have been very gracious in letting us stay in their yard, connected to their power and using their water while we hang out and absorb the sunshine. In return, our dogs are absorbing their treats and bits of their table scraps!!!!
We have two terrible beggars to re-train once we get home again!
We got home late to two complaining men who had to eat leftover pizza instead of a home-cooked meal. Awwww So we cooked up a nice supper anyhow, and they ate TWICE!
Today I went over and unpacked the router/modem and got it all arranged and set up for Auntie Lois on her new laptop. In no time at all, she was typing away and making friends on Facebook! I think she is up to 20 friends already. Mom has 39 after just two days! LOL
Well, my job is now done... and I can go home now satisfied that I have computerized both my Mom and Auntie Lois! They are both now hooked up to CenturyLink high speed DSL and both are set up with email clients, internet access, and now both are on FaceBook! Look at this smile:
While we were busy computerizing, sweet Uncle Sam was cooking supper so we could do our lessons and taking notes and looking at pictures. What a guy!
That is about the extent of our last few days here... working on computers, crafts and the guys finishing up the Tracker.
Oh, and of course the parents are still spoiling our dogs rotten.....
I just looked over and saw him giving cheese puffs to our ever-willing pup!