Saturday, May 07, 2011

Cookies, Roku, Asparagus

USAToday is featuring Mother's Day recipes this weekend, and the winning recipe is for dairy-free cookies, Delaware Cry Babies! You know I am making these molasses cookies this weekend. Or having my family bake them for me. *cough*

We've decided to cancel our cable and get rid of our 'land line.' (It's provided through our cable.) We drove to Bigger City last night to buy a Roku and to switch our home phone number to my cell phone. (And to eat at our favorite Chinese buffet.) I've been hesitant because cell reception in our house isn't great, but I'm ready to give it a try. As for TV, we have Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and we're thinking about getting a digital antenna. I think we'll have plenty to watch.

I planted asparagus two springs in a row, and...nothing. Imagine my surprise when I found a few sprouts in the garden yesterday! Plants that grow with no attention from me? Priceless.


  1. Thanks for the cookie recipe. I'll have to try it out too!

    Our digital converter box works great. We get way more channels with it than we used to with just rabbit ears. Hopefully you'll get the same in your area too!

    Also, yay for asparagus!!

  2. Ooooh, asparagus! How exciting!

  3. Asparagus is a pain to grow. Remember you can't harvest any this year! And maybe next year, too...Depending on how vigorous the plant is.


  4. We dropped cable in January and bought a digital converter box (We already had a roku). We love it, have plenty to watch, and save $80/month. There is a neat station on our digital box that is all retro tv shows (Emergency, Knight Rider, He Man, She Ra, Rockford Files). It is great!

  5. Oh wow! Asparagus, that is exciting!

    I have to admit, no land line can be frustrating sometimes - okay, a lot - but our cell phone gets pretty good reception and is our "back-up."