Wednesday, March 21, 2007

My day

I've been thinking about blogging, but again I have nothing to say. I'm not sure why there are times when nothing comes to me. I thought about what I did today...Anna Grace came home from school yesterday feeling sick and had a fever a couple of hours later. She slept pretty much all afternoon so she didn't go to school today. I had originally planned on going town scouting with Brian today. There are several small towns fairly close to our big city, and we decided that we would drive to a couple of them and see the sights, have lunch in a small local place and see who we might meet. Since Anna Grace was at home sick Brian went without me. He thought about not going, but he needed to pick up some dirt from several places for Will's science fair project on porosity so he went anyway. He came home talking about the roads to some of these small towns and about the hitch hikers he picked up between towns. One of them was a farmer who invited us to come to a picnic at his farm sometime. He had lots of fun exploring, and I was stuck at home! I played several games of Go Fish, a card/board game called Sequence, put together a puzzle of animals around the world, watched The Cheetah Girls 2, read several chapters of my book, and ordered groceries. All was not lost though. I had never played the game Sequence before, and it was really fun. I want to play it again with someone who doesn't need help deciding their next move! The book I was reading was one from my list that I was dreading, and it turned out to be a really good one...so good in fact that I finished it in one day! I hadn't planned on being home to order groceries so that was a chore that was taken care of. And we got to eat leftover chicken manicotti from last night for lunch...yum!

While ordering groceries I searched all categories for crackers. We have some EZ cheese that was given to us, but we didn't have any crackers to eat it with. In my search for crackers I came across these interesting food items.
I had never heard of Bumbo, Golden Mountain, or Kanky crackers before. Thankfully there were pictures, and after seeing them I was pretty sure I didn't want to try them with EZ cheese! I finally did find some crackers that were somewhat normal looking, and upon tasting them decided that it was pretty much like eating EZ cheese on a piece of cardboard! Where, oh where, are the golden buttery crackers called Ritz? Not in Turkey that's for sure!


Gina said...

So do you want to add Ritz crackers to your list??

Natalie said...

No, don't add Ritz crackers. It would have just been a nice thing to have this once, but they aren't something I would use all the time!Thanks though!

Gina said...

Okay...no Ritz crackers then. (they might get crushed anyways...then all you'd have is cracker crumbs!!)

Natalie said...

I have a friend who made a verbal comment to me after reading this post. It made me laugh so I had to share it. He said he could never buy Kanky or Bumbo crackers because the names make him think of a "skanky bimbo".

Rebecca said...

Actually, I did find ritz crackers in Istanbul at a triple M Migros - in Besiktas. A teeny bit pricey, but not too bad. Just in case you haven't used all the ez cheese and decide to make a long trip to the city! :)