Wednesday, August 22, 2018

5 Things from the News Today

In no particular order...

  1. Olive Garden's Never Ending Pasta Pass goes on sale tomorrow.  These passes which give you eight weeks of all you can eat pasta for $100 usually sell out in minutes.  Some call it frugal, a cardiologist would probably call it job security!
  2. I can't believe Aretha Franklin (as well as all of these people) died without a will.  It is simple and inexpensive to create a will and saves your family lots of money, time, and drama.
  3. We need a new set of bed sheets and this article popped up on my news feed.  I swear these news feeds are reading my mind (or it's less sinister and when I did a bit of online shopping for sheets my searches are curated to toss back relevant articles to me...creepy how that works these days).  I'm sure I won't be buying $150 sheet sets and will probably buy some nice (discounted) sheets at Ross.
  4. Another article which popped up on my feed was about this couple who left their jobs to travel for a year.  We did this some years ago and it was an amazing experience!
  5. A hurricane is heading for Hawaii which is a good reminder that everyone should be prepared for a disaster with plenty of food, water, and supplies stored in their homes so they don't have to run out to the store and fight for the last remaining gallon of milk or roll of toilet paper!


  1. 1. I think I've only eaten at Olive Garden once or twice in my life. People here in AL think it's the greatest place. Meh.
    2. I cannot believe famous people don't have wills. That's insane. Everyone needs a will, especially if you have minor children. If something happens to you and you don't have an appointed guardian, the state will decide who will take care of them and your money.
    3. I bought sheets at Target. I got their Performance brand and they are excellent and a good value when on sale. I even got a set on clearance.
    4. No more travel for me. If it's not within a day's drive, forget it. lol
    5. I recently had a talk with a prepper and decided start a food emergency supply which I will keep in an underbed storage container.

    1. Hubby is of the same mind--if we can't drive somewhere within a few hours, he doesn't want to go. Said he has done enough travel to last a lifetime! I'll definitely check out Target sheets, I hadn't thought about checking there. Thanks for the tip!