M.H. and I have had a couple of things we kind of wanted to buy but were not willing to pay real money for. So when he came home from Mik's swim practice yesterday morning and mentioned he'd seen a bunch of garage sales going on, we decided to head out on the off-chance we'd get lucky.
We didn't find what we were hoping for, but we did get lucky. I got two cute necklaces and a bracelet for less than $10, plus eight rolls of barely-used wrapping paper for a quarter each. M.H. spent $2 on a drain snake and a stocking stuffer for next Christmas. Woo-hoo!
Then we went to Costco, where I spotted the item that had, in the past hour, morphed from something I kinda sorta wanted to something I really, really wanted: an ice cream maker. A new one was cheaper than I was expecting—about the cost of two trips to our favorite ice cream place, in fact. We were on a bargain high already, so I tossed it in the cart. Woo-hoo!
Our first creation today was a batch of strawberry sorbet. It has a ton of sugar and I'm not deluding myself that it's in any way good for anyone, but it was pretty tasty. There are lots of healthy-fat-and-low-sugar things that I can make with my new toy, of course, and that's the ultimate plan. But I wanted to make sure that at least the first batch went over really well before springing coconut-milk-and-avocado mint chocolate chip on anyone.