Today I am still wearing my flannel jammies for it is a snow day! More accurately an ICE day, the sleet and freezing rain have been falling all morning and the roads are an absolute nightmare. Needless to say I am not going in to the studio today but will work from home. The car is an glittering sarcophagus of ice, forget chipping through that!!
Thankfully we did have a heads up that the icy weather was on the way because I had about three tablespoons of ice melt left in the bag, not enough to do much of anything. So as cranky as I was about heading out into the really cold night air, that is what I did last night. Because we are (hopefully) near the end of the winter season there is not a lot of ice melt or salt available. I worked my way down the road stopping at every QT, 7 11, and home store en route. Finally I did locate a bag of the stuff of which ice is afraid at a grocery store.
Here is the good news----- really the amazingly spectacular news. I had to pass the snacky aisle on the way down to pick up the salt and I believe that I have made a very important discovery! What I have in my possession may possibly be the finest snack food ever invented---- maybe in the history of the entire world. I love my junk food (sadly) and I do not take this pronouncement lightly!
CARAMEL BUGLES!!!! Now, I find regular old plain run of the mill Bugles quite the gourmet treat. As they are not available at the grocery store, they are purchased while on the road at just about any gas & convenience store. In small bags even---- where is a nice big bag when you need them? Ack. But I spied the Bugles logo in the grocery and went running over, my glee over finally finding ice melt on the back burner. Bugles!! And a new variety? On sale? Say no more! They were 3 little bags for 4 dollars so of course I didn't want to break up the family and took 3 bags. I almost ran to my car I was so excited------ and I ripped into the first bag before leaving the parking lot. Just as the bag says, sweet and salty. They are buttery and crunchy, you can taste the corny goodness and the salty tang. Yum. It is my strongest suggestion that you jump in your car and run right out and buy a bag or five. Unless you live in St. Louis and if that is the case, I'm really sorry but you will have to wait until this ice has melted. I do have ice melt if that is any help?
And if having discovered the finest junk food delicacy in the world is not enough, look what the mailman brought!!!!
DANG cute shoes! Little leopard flats with a black patent little toe belt and a strip of black patent on the center back as well. Way too cute! I can't tell you how much I want to wear these shoes but since I'm not going anywhere today I'll just have to admire them off my feet!
Now check THIS out! In my former life, one of the things I did was create a little E-Mazagine by subscription for quilters called Gramma' Ruth's Gazette. (More about that later). I still get communication from Quilts Inc., the company behind Quilt Market. In the recent issue of the "e-Insider", there was a huge article about the meld between quilting and knitting! I say DUH----- it is the perfect mix of creative joy! I've been a quilter and a knitter forever and know that many of my blitters are as well. Check out a portion of the article, it features our beloved Sheri from The Loopy Ewe as well as the rockin' duo at Stash and Burn! I was absolutely tickled to see this!!
Truly one stop shopping! Woo Hoo! I'll bring the Bugles!