Along with all that reading, I have been job hunting. We still have no AC, plus now, a broken freezer and a little black cloud apparently following us, so getting a job will get me out of this hell hole of an overheated house and bring in some much needed moolah for the new unit. My eBay business usually brings in pretty good money but sadly the economy has dried that milk cow up. It was either the economy or people wised up to the fact that I sell old crap marketed as vintage treasures. Whatever the reason, thanks for the last three years eBay. It was nice while it lasted.
So, now that all my griping is out of the way, let me tell you about some of the great things that have happened to me recently.
First, I got a job taking care of old people…no naked men involved...that I know of anyway. Life is good. Thank you God for answered prayers. I'm thinking this should be fun. I mean, seriously, how hard can taking care of sweet old people be?
Next, I received the most amazing thing in the mail from my bloggy friend, Sonya over at Home Cooking With Sonya. She had a giveaway a bit ago and I won. That’s right, I am a weiner! Now, here is the thing about Sonya. She is from Oregon but now resides in The Netherlands. That means I got the most incredible Dutch goodies in the universe from her. Just see for yourselves!
When we opened the box, it was like Christmas … in The Netherlands! It made us all start singing,
“Sinterklaas kapoentje, Gooi wat in mijn schoentje, Gooi wat mijn laarsje, Dank je Sinterklaasje.”
It was crazy! We don’t even speak Dutch. Ok, we do have Dutch friends but we have no idea what we are saying about Santa when we sing this song. So, just in case, apologies to the North Pole and all Dutch people.
Anyway, the box had the coolest things in it like the card made from one of Sonya’s photographs. Beautiful! She also included a handwritten letter describing each item inside the box. There were all kinds of neat treats like a sweet wooden bird to hang in my window, a Dutch Christmas ornament and lots of yummy things to eat like, honey, vanilla sugar, nuts, seasonings galore and addictive waffle cookies. But my favorite, my all time forever favorite was this.
Dutch cocoa! Not just any Dutch cocoa but Blooker cocoa. This is my favorite for two very important reasons. First, it is the BEST cocoa EVER! Second, it made us laugh hysterically when we saw it because it reminded us of one of our all time favorite movies, Young Frankenstein.
Do you remember Frau Blucher (horses neighing!!)
If you haven’t seen this classic Mel Brooks flick, do yourself a favor and netflix it. You’ll thank me later.... or possibly understand what's wrong with me. Anyway, we will be watching it again as soon as the fall hits and the temperatures drop. You can bet we will be sipping our Blooker (neigh!!!) through the entire movie.
Thanks again, Sonya! You are the best!!