It's my birthday today and I'm now 24. I feel that I have more years than accomplishments. I'm mid-20s and in another few years I'll be closer to 30 than 20. What have I to show for the last several years? Back/neck pain, hair that I'm trying to heal, and icky fingernails, as well as a hatred of all holidays and dislike of humanity in general. I mean, I guess there are some big things, like, I did get married, and I got a new cat, and Sims 3 expansion packs, and a few new books, and I got much further into the NJO. But that's not something to tell eventual grandchildren. "...and then my Sim was going to go to France, but her next lifetime achievement thing was going to give me a ton of points if she went to Egypt instead so she went there and started a quest..." I want photo albums full of pictures of me and Victor out doing stuff. Almost all our pictures are of the cats. We're very boring people. That will change though.
We're doing pretty good on saving money, actually. We have enough right now to easily afford the generator and all the stuff we'd need for it. But I'm not sure when we'll do that. I know I looked at Wal-Mart last time we were there for a non-electric vacuum but I couldn't find any. So I'll look on Amazon.
Yesterday I used three buckets for various noodles that I got during all the remodel markdowns. I now have a bucket of bow ties, macaroni, and spaghetti. Spaghetti doesn't quite fit right, so I might find something else to do with it. I have a bag of rigatoni (or something), some boxes of ziti, and some various Asian noodles that are still in the cabinet. I don't have enough of those to need a bucket for each one. I have six more buckets that need washing. I still haven't really packed fabric. Or the rest of that one box I had started.
Today I think is a non-day. The sort of day where I pretend I don't exist. I'll research vacuums, and stuff, but overall, eh.
I checked on my soap. It's a light brown (sorta like milk chocolate frosting, only the slightest shade lighter), and I can see the speckles of tea in it. It's very pretty. I'm sure it will lighten up over the next few days. I'm not sure how many more batches of soap these molds will be able to handle. One of them's already cracked. I'll look into wooden box molds, they're more expensive, but if I'll be replacing plastic my molds every year it will end up cheaper.
We tried a new kind of TVP last night. Beef Flavored Textured Vegetable Protein TVP - 2.5 Pound Can It was sealed like a regular canned food and we had to open it with a can opener. It also has a plastic lid to put on it. It tasted really, really good. I made too much by accident, so next time I'll reduce it. It was also apparently nutrition we needed because we were both full half-way through and wanted fruit, so I opened a can of fruit and we put the leftover dinner in the fridge.
I have no complaints about these last two episodes of Clone Wars. Yay for them.
Also, I reserved Green Rider 4. It ended up costing 10.57! For a new release hardcover! I got a big discount by ordering it through Borders, then I used my Borders Bucks to get even more money off it. And from the sound of things I'll probably have February 1st off. ooo...