For the first time in probably 25 years, I got the hankering for a grilled cheese sandwich with Velveeta cheese. The kind we had growing up. Then I heard on the news the other night that, "Oh MY! There is nationwide shortage of Velveeta Cheese!" Wouldn't you just know it? The first time I want to buy the stuff and some nincompoop has created a shortage. What next? Another coffee shortage? Chocolate? Sugar? Peanut butter? Well, it's like being thirsty. You're not, until you're aware you don't have any water. Alice: I KNOW what you're going to say--"I remember the peanut butter shortage....I caught Dianna with 4 pounds of the stuff in her cart that week." Ha ha ha. Filed under Hoarding.
I couldn't wait to get out of the house this morning and over to the Evil Kingdom where, surely, I can find some Velveeta Cheese. If they have some I'm going to get every last box on the shelf. If there IS a shortage, I can put it on eBay and double my money. I charge in there with my cart and race over to the fake cheese isle, ready to snatch the last 10 boxes of Velveeta left in Benton.
Whoa! What is that MASSIVE flatbed cart doing right in front of my prey, my "prrreeeecious" ? It is a stocker--not stalker--a stocker with at least 3000 boxes of Velveeta Cheese and she is loading up the empty shelf space. As I sheepishly grab my one box of Mexican Velveeta, watching my retirement dreams fizzle away like the fog on a sunny morning, I glance up and see, in the middle of the rows a HUGE display dedicated to nothing but fake cheese. American, Cheese Whiz, and Velveeta, Great Value Cheese Food. What the hell is Cheese Food?
I may be a little off-task today. Let me update you: Doug took care of his chickens this morning, brought up a load of firewood and stacked it. He left about an hour ago to see his Dad. I've cleaned out and organized my closet, done 4 loads of laundry, let some of the dogs and cats inside then let them back out, and then let a couple more inside. I've got my clothes picked out and packed for my trip to Fresno next week. It is cloudy, cold, and flurrying today. I plan to post a few more patterns for sale over the next few hours, which I shall begin just as soon as I get back from the mailbox and letting my chickens out....
Yes, supper tonight is grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato-basil soup (homemade, not from a can!) If you want the soup recipe just send me a comment and I'll write it down for you.
who are we?
We are avid seamstresses and crafters since the ORIGINAL 1970's, and we're still going strong. We're also yarn, fabric, and pattern hoarders. ("Speak for yourself," protests Alice.) We, ok, I haven't parted with my stash in over 40 years until now. Maybe we'll have something that you just can't live without! Enjoy browsing!
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