Fruit in the Mail



Yesterday I was talking to my mom on facebook and she mentioned that two of my sisters were picking figs at my aunts’ house. My Aunt Zoe has three beautiful fig trees in her yard. Not to mention she also has peaches, plums, pineapple and blueberry plants in her yard. Sad thing though is that most of my family, like my aunt, are in florida and I am across the country in Washington.

I told my mom that I was a little jealous that they could pick figs right now. I love figs! In reply she said she would mail me some!

I’m in shock that people can actually mail fruit. I did look it up just to make sure it was correct and sure enough USPS document C022 states:  “Mailable perishable foods that do not rapidly decay or generate obnoxious odors in the mail may be sent at the mailer’s risk.” That made me laugh. Someone on yahoo answers wanted to know if he could random fruit, like a banana through the mail without a return address so that he could confuse one of his friends.

For you, me and everyone else out there, yes you can mail fruit. Just make sure it’s packaged well, won’t spoil quickly and marked as fragile.


All Things Are Possible

This is something I’ve been told again and again. “All things are possible through HIM.” I’ll admit that sometimes I’ve rolled my eyes at this or shaken it off, because there are so many possibilities and chances through life and you don’t always pass with flying colors. At least I don’t. Or I don’t think I do. Today I will admit that all things are possible.

Yesterday I started watching another child. I already know I was crazy for even thinking about it, when the question was asked by a co-worker of my husbands’. She was almost at her due date and didn’t want to use a daycare, much less that anyone can afford it nowadays. She was looking around for someone to take care of her baby after she was off maternity leave…and that person ended up being me.

Other than my little girl, who will be 3 in December, I am also 24 weeks pregnant. So now I’m taking care of a 2 year old, a 2 month old and I’m 24 weeks. Ah, such is life. But, why do I say, “All things are possible?” Shh… Right now? All of the children are sleeping. Yes, even the one inside of me. Now, I’m going to get off the computer, fold a load of laundry, put one in and finish the dishes. When the kids wake up, there will be a clean house again. Alas, all things are possible. =)

Junk in the Trunk – Community Yard Sale 8/10

Sorry, but a yard sale is certainly not pictured in my mind when I saw the title. However, I am definitely going to go on the 10th of August with my little one to browse around! It’s at  Lakewood City Hall (6000 Main Street S.W. Lakewood, WA). People are literally stuffing their vehicles’ trunks with junk. (Or as I like to think of them, possible treasures. Yes, I am one of those people who love going to garage sales.) They pay $15 for their spot and have the chance to make a profit and create actual walking space in their attic or garage. Fancy that!

If you have items you want to sell that can fit in your vehicle, go down and join them. On-site registration is  available, only cash and credit accepted.  The site opens at 7am for people wishing to sell their items, and opens at 8am for the public.


8.11.13 Note: I went to the Junk in the Trunk Community Yard Sale on 8.10 and it wasn’t what I was expecting at all. There were only a few sellers there and hardly anyone looking around. The prices, in my opinion weren’t that great either, but I suppose having to pay a $15 fee to sell there, would also up their prices. There is another one scheduled for the 24th I believe, but I won’t be going. However if you do decide to go, I hope you find better deals than me.

new Walmart open central Tacoma

on the whole I’m not a fan of Walmart. however they do have a few things that I buy rather frequently. if you haven’t figured out by previous post I’m a type 1 diabetic. we have insurance. however even with insurance testing supplies and other medical supplies can get rather expensive through regular pharmacy. at Walmar However it is affordable. The Meter I bought from Walmart is called Relion Prime it cost about $17. the test strips  for that meter is $9 per box, each box has 50 Strips.

Walmart is located on Union and 23rd.


cell phone lot parking at the airport

my husband is coming back from a business trip today so my daughter and I are picking him up from the Seattle Tacoma Airport. I don’t know about you but airports makes me nervous. I use in yes departures and arrivals are hectic. not to mention that this time I didn’t know which airline he was flying with, so I couldn’t park at arrivals at a certain airline gate. thankfully I got has been on the phone and he told me that there’s something here called a cell phone parking lot. so here we are at the airport at the cell phone lot parking. there’s no fees there is no time limit. such a nice discovery for me. hopefully all airports have this. hopefully yours is as well. good luck on the next trip.

Turkey Loaf

first I apologize for not making any post whatsoever for last week. my internet is down at the house so I have no access to an actual computer. this post is actually being made from my cell phone. tonight I really wanted to get a pizza from Papa Murphys, but I know that many carbs for a diabetic is not a good thing.  so I thought I would share my new recipe for turkey meatloaf that I made tonight.

1/2 Cup of Ketchup

1/4 Cup Worchester Sauce


Salt And Pepper

1Pound Ground turkey

1Cup Quick Oats

put all ingredients in a large bowl. mixed together with your hands.  oil or butter a loaf pan. put turkey loaf mixture into the pan. took 45 minutes on 350 degrees in oven.