We buy the Yoplait brand here. I recently began to purchase the Greek Gods yogurt in the big tubs. They last for at least a week.They have a honey, strawberry/ honey & orange honey. The fruit and honey comes through. It's all natural;) I prefer the orange/ honey which tastes like clementines. Yoplait is an excellent brand. I like the blackberry as well as blueberry.<quoted text>
Everything is shrinking in the grocery aisles, except me of course, who is forever expanding if I even think of eating goodies. The products come in slightly smaller sizes, and the price remains the same...which amounts to a price increase, actually. The manufacturers hope that we are too stupid to notice. Ice cream tubs are getting smaller and smaller. You can't even find a 1/2 gallon container of ice cream these days. The worst thing that happens is a rise in price along with a decrease in the amount of a product. This happened to a favorite of mine...Yoplait light yogurt. The size went from 6 1/2 ounces to 6 ounces with a few pennies higher in cost. How can they justify this!!! It is obscene.
MURRAY, Ky. - State wildlife officials say "several hundred" dead birds were found near the Murray State University campus last week.
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#87766 Mar 24, 2013
mmm hmm.... the reese cup packs at the dollar store used to be a dollar and had ten regulaf cups in it. then they went to eight... then they shrunk them..again and again...then they went from eight to six and now i think they are even amaller.
packs of bacon are ridiculous priced right now and i noticed most are no longer a pound but twelve or thirteen ounces.
polish sausage (and this is the one that really gets to my gut becuase i love a bowl of fried red and green cabbage and sausage with jiffy corn bread cakes on the side) sausage was never over 1.99 a pound pack now its almost three or even more without coupons and most are 12 to 14 ounce packs.
jiffy used to be a quarter a box... now its two qaurters a box.
i have noticed it with the ice cream too. addicted to blue bell banana pudding ice cream but on sale it can be as high as 5.99 a tub. atleast its still a half gallon, but not many others have stayed the same size.
its insulting how stupid they think we all are. some of these corporations should really go watch some of the news covorage from the great depression..... people freaked out!
i watched this earlier today with hubby.... this scenario happening today would be much much worse. back then there were around 130 million populating the u.s. now we are over 300 million.
i am more concerned with that happening again than any bomb, emp, air strike, zombie apocalypse, or natural disaster....
try hard not to laugh when they show the press statement from the local sheriff "they called me all kinds of names and i was forced to take action."
there is a abandoned gas station not far from my house that still reads 2.09 per gallon.... i remember stopping to get gas there once before they closed and i was so mad that it was taking a whole twenty to fill up the little corsica i was running around in back then.... now i see it and im like, "man...those were the days!"
#87767 Mar 24, 2013
a 3 pound can of coffee now just lists the ounces and is not even quite 2 pounds. Two things I have never had in my lifetime and see no reason to start now... Yogurt and Starbucks.
I remember when people went to the gas station and got 5 gallons of gas and paid $1.60 total, but that was when you could get a Coca Cola for 5 cents and a good week's pay was about $50.... It is all relative.
#87768 Mar 24, 2013
I even bought a brand new 1969 Dodge pickup truck for $2400 and my first house cost $16,000. But then I only earned $212 a month.
#87769 Mar 24, 2013
i agree and have felt the same way a time or too. except i don't "don't" raise a garden... i seem to "can't'.....
i will say though.... a few years ago when it really sunk in to my brain how bad a shape this world is in..... i could not help but panic at the thought of the dollar crashing or an emp attack that would set us back to the stone age in a matter of days.
thats when i set out on this path of self discovery and began learning how to make my own things like the laundry soap and fabric softener. i took up canning again, a skill i had passed on to me by my grandmother but i had not done since i was a young girl. im trying ...and failing (but thats ok) at gardening. remembering that i can sow very well on a machine and by hand, and crotchet, and needle point...that i know exactly how to chop and stack the perfect rick of wood and i know the best pieces to burn over night to ensure i don't end up waking up to a cold home and a pile of ashes.
all those skills are there just have been rendered dorment over the years of the increasing technology age....
thank god for my parents and grandparents who thought better of getting me the Atari and Nintendo every other kid had and instead opted to get me any animal i was willing to feed. they had the foresight just as their parents before them, that what i wanted and what i needed were completely different.
i have found that with every step i make toward re-learning the things i was taught as a child that the knowledge is still there, what i had forgotten is how to apply it. somewhere along the way, i realized, "hey, if a hell breaks loose...me and hubby make actually stand a chance!" and my guilt and all my panic and worry was replaced with a feeling of independence.
i think the worst feeling in the world is fearing the future so much that you cease to enjoy life.....
#87770 Mar 24, 2013
my only grandmother that still remains with us, aged 89, told me once that she and my grandfather purchased the home and land they still live in today for next to nothing. their first mortgage was 18.74 a month. of course like many back then, they had seven mouths to feed aside from their own and it was a real struggle to keep food on the table. now with all the land they have and the house which they have updated a dozen times thru the years, they are sitting on an almost million dollar property. crazy how time changes things....
#87771 Mar 24, 2013
Happy rainy Palm Sunday bird threaders. I had to get home and rest, cook dinner and slob out for the rest of the day. Big weekend of games and NASCAR. One room had games on and one room had NASCAR on. It was a great day/weekend. I am sorry my favorite team wasn't there but was proud to see WKU almost beat Kansas. Now I am cheering Florida and SEC teams and anyone playing Louisville. hahaha Not nice I know, but I do.:)
Sure love all the DIY recipes posted the last couple days. I love Febreze and will try that recipe as soon as I am finished with the big refill bottle I bought last month. It is the only one I like. Like some of you mentioned, I avoid those aisles at the store too. That hurt my sinuses up and the Ohio Valley does that enough. lol
I also agree with betty/lala about all that trickery at the grocery stores. Less product, more air, higher prices. Who they think they are fooling? lol
It is chilly and been raining all day, but will take it compared to what others are getting. Our "s" here is predicted after midnight and the news channel said Indiana/Illinois up to 10 inches. That God for that Ohio River not far from here. It does seem to hit Ky and the River and stays up north. Fine by me. lol Check out this mess in Kansas in the slideshow.
Winter won't quit: Snowstorm targets Midwest
Hope you all have a great evening. I see there is still no OJG, Blueminer, Hempburn postings.:(
#87773 Mar 24, 2013
aww, look at the betty/abeliever haters jump in with their mean icons. hahaha, like we don't know which hater that is. Sad troll that she is.
New sinkhole in same Fla. town where man was killed
Just weeks after a sinkhole swallowed a Florida man, killing him in his sleep in his Seffner home, another sinkhole has opened between two houses in the same town.
The latest sinkhole appeared in the 1400 block of Lake Shore Ranch Drive around 7 p.m. Saturday. It's estimated to be about 8 feet in diameter and 10 feet deep, according to WFLA.
Both homes on either side of the hole were evacuated as a precaution.
Seffner is the town where 37-year-old Jeff Bush was swallowed by a sinkhole that completely demolished his bedroom three weeks ago. Five others who were in the house escaped unharmed.
That sinkhole was estimated to be 20 feet wide and 20 feet deep. The house was later demolished.
Don't move to Florida. Nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there for many reasons. lol
#87774 Mar 24, 2013
FOR THE BIRDS:
Update on Eagles:
Raptor Resource Project
03-24-13 - 7:27am CT - Mom Decorah makes a visit to the "Y" branch by the original nest.
Video capture thanks to 70chico1:
Raptor Resource Project
03-23-13 ~ Decorah Eagle Parents - Video By Jim W.
This is a digiscoped video of the Decorah Eagle parents from March 23rd, taken by Jim W.(Thanks, Jim!) Dad is on the new nest incubating, and then Mom lands and takes over. At the time of this video, we're not 100% certain that there are three eggs in the nest bowl, and until we can see eaglet heads in the nest, we will not know for sure. Hatch time is estimated to be within the next week.
and this one on the Falcons
Raptor Resource Project
~ Great Spirit Bluff Peregrine Falcons ~
As mentioned in previous posts, the falcons are back at Great Spirit Bluff. We're still not able to positively ID them as Travis and Michelle from last year, but we're pretty sure it is them. They have been seen mating recently, and on the perch (yesterday) and also making a scrape in the nestbox which is an indication of preparing for nesting and egg laying.
You can view them on this link: http://www.ustream.tv/greatspiritblufffalcons
Last year Michelle laid the first egg on March 26th and the first hatch was May 3rd. Again, we are not certain it's Michelle and Travis, but we hope so. Stay tuned!
The picture of her has a look like "get that camera outta my face". haha She is pretty.
#87775 Mar 24, 2013
A GODvine for lala:
Highly Intelligent Border Collie Will Wow You With Her Tricks
Paige the Border Collie isn't your average dog! Sure, she loves her owners, walks and treats... but she also can so many impressive tricks it's hard to believe! Check out what this intelligent little girl can do - it'll impress you!
#87776 Mar 24, 2013
I love Peeps, these are too cute. I like the flower pot/jelly beans for an Easter centerpiece.
23 incredible things to do with Peeps (besides munching on them)
Rows of neon marshmallows are appearing in stores, confirming that spring really is here. And three or four cartons in, you might start to wonder if there's another way to consume those sugary Peeps — something that doesn't involve shoving 12 into your mouth at once. Later, when you’re groaning on the couch clutching your tummy, you just might realize that Peeps are like modeling clay for your wildest artistic ambitions — both in and out of the kitchen. Click through this photo gallery for some inspirational Peep art.
#87777 Mar 24, 2013
good morning AB :)
hubby is originally from miami and has tried his best to talk me into moving down there.... i just tell him he is off his rocker if he thinks as much as i freak out about tornado's that he would ever convince me to move down to hurricane central..lol.
nope..im good.... i cant say we will stay in ky our whole lives since the lifting of prohibition has made Denver,co ever enticing..... and i do love tie dye, bob marley, and sublime... so i think if we chose to move... we would probably end up there. we have some friends and relatives that live out that way also.
plus i think in terms of a tsunami.... japan actually is very mountainous and we seen how far inland their tsunami came..... i fear if one struck Florida as flat as it is, the damage path would reach clear into Georgia and Alabama and it would be buh-bye Louisiana also.
west Virginia has a nice little 50 mile radius pocket that hasn't seen a tornado, sink hole, or quake since we began recording them. i would maybe consider that... it very pretty up there in the fall like here also.
#87778 Mar 24, 2013
lol..."good morning".... good evening AB
Since: Mar 11
#87779 Mar 24, 2013
I am on fixed income, so any price increase(outright or through a company's attempted deception)of decreasing size without a proportional decrease in cost, or increasing price as well as a decrease in quantity, has a direct effect on my purchasing power. My social security payments have to be stretched further to accommodate these price changes, or I have to go without.
When I was working and my services were needed because of high demand and few professionals in my specialty field, I could charge enough to make costs relative to income. Unfortunately, I became ill and unable to continue working. Social security covers only the most basic of needs. I am thankful that both hubby and I had contributed to retirement plans, which enable us to have a fairly good quality of life. We do pay in to the Federal and State governments because we opted to get ahead by working hard, saving when we could, and spending only what we could afford. Our prudent lifestyle helps pay for those who cannot afford to pay in anything to the government. Believe me when I say that I miss working in my profession, for the enjoyment and intrinsic rewards of working, not to mention the higher financial remuneration. But, that's life I guess, so we roll with the flow. Above all, I am thankful that I wake up each morning to enjoy the gifts our Creator has provided
#87780 Mar 24, 2013
It's all a 126.96.36.199
#87781 Mar 24, 2013
well..... angel (am staff) finally had enough of mee(my cat...because all she ever says is "meeee").
ever since we allowed angel to become an inside dog, all mee does is hiss and swat and growl and sit directly across from her and glare (seriously if you seen this you would be thinking any minute angel would just burst into flames)
angel has proved to the rest she means no harm and has even begun to romp around a little with my husbands cat.
today the situation finally came to a head while they were in passing to the community water dish and mee decided against her better judgement to turn around at the last minute and hook angel on her left shoulder.
i see mee then disappear almost completely in angels chops and im thinking oh god she's done for... there is no way i can get to them in time. i really thought she was going to shake her and snap her neck but instead she threw her head up tossing mee end over end thru the air. she landed on all fours in the middle of the coffee table.
sigh.... heart beat returning to normal finally.
i wonder how this will change the dynamic of their relationship..... time will tell i guess but first i gotta wait for mee to come out from behind the dryer.
probably should have dug her out and locked her in the time out bathroom for a few minutes like i do when they all gang up on the poodle and stuck angel out in the rain or in her crate....
but instead i filled the dryer and slammed the door extra hard which resulted in a loud scuffling and accompanying panicked sounding "meee!" from behind.
figure she will come out and either keep her distance or with a vendetta. you never know with her.... i once watched her purr and "mee" very cordially till hubby's cat was sitting directly under her meowing in return (and really he should have seen this next one coming because she hasn't been even remotely nice to him in the past seven years) she yanked one of my avon perfume figurines right off the shelf and onto his dome.
#87782 Mar 24, 2013
Just means some birds die i dont eat birds or even like them bring on the beef when a couple hundred cows die let me know lol
“Is who I am”
Since: Aug 08
#87783 Mar 24, 2013
Wow! That's some wind!
#87784 Mar 24, 2013
Don't look up
#87785 Mar 24, 2013
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