Thursday, October 03, 2013
The last couple days have been dark up here.
This was two in the afternoon yesterday...
...and this is what it looks like this morning.
But I am happy as a clam! I have groceries coming this afternoon and there was an additional surprise last night when Dagan and Leah came over.
A few months ago I had been discussing with Leah that eventually I needed to buy a new set of cookware and was fed up to the gills with non-stick varieties and needed to find something stainless steel. (Leah is very against non-stick.) I couldn't afford the awesome cookware that Dagan and Leah bought when they were first together and made payments on for like two years--that will last a lifetime, though. Leah said she had found a set at Target with Ariel in mind (but Ariel went with another cheaper set) that was stainless steel, tri-layered bottoms with aluminum, and no rivets inside (a pet peeve of Leah's). Cool! I'd have to check into saving up for them maybe next year.
Well, Leah called me from Target on Monday night because that cookware set was on sale. If they got it for me I could just make them payments--whoohoo!! And there was a larger, deep frying pan and a bigger stock pot available, too (which are the other pieces I knew I would need eventually)--but that was too much for them to foot the bill for all at once, of course. Anyways, that's why I was so excited! New cookware!!
This is what my non-stick Calphalon pan looks like from boiling water in it for several years. Awk!!
And I am careful with my pots and pans, too!
Well, Dagan arrived first last night with the box--whoohoo!
Then he said he had to go back down for the rest.
Yes! They picked up the bigger stock pot and frying pan for me!!! Also on sale, so it saved me a chunk of money on those, too!!
Here's all the pans...
...and the two stock pots!
They are Giada DeLaurentiis (a chef from a cooking show, I guess). I had to try something out after Dagan and Leah left last night, of course. Fried a couple eggs in the tiny frying pan and they slide right out of the pan! Awesome! I saw online that some people complained about everything sticking to them but other people loved them, so I'm thinking the ones who hated them are probably people who have never used anything but non-stick. We'll see how the rest of these work in practice, but I am thrilled!
I couldn't wait to show you!! :)
When someone thinks of you and goes out of their way to make your life easier or better...just turns my insides to jello. *big sappy grin*
Speaking of going out of your way to make someone else's life easier or better...ROFL! For those of you who were looking for a Karma appearance yesterday...
...this was Karma on our last sunny morning...
...a couple of days ago...
...soaking up some rays...
...and not really in the mood...
...to do her usual stretching...
...and posing for the camera.
She was just too warm and comfortable.
So I left her watching hopefully for swallows (but I haven't seen any for a while).
Doctor appointment tomorrow.
Get my blood pressure checked...and God only knows what else he'll try to talk me into after nine years--LOL! Anywho--my mostly unprocessed food order will be here between noon and 2pm so I had best get dressed and moving. :) :)
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it, is like wrapping a present and not giving it."
William Arthur Ward