Wednesday, June 16, 2010

CD Released! Also, Cheapskate Me triumphs again.

Home from the Letchwurth CD release party -- a great success! So many people showed up, and it was a lot of fun. On a side note, I love to watch B work a crowd, shaking hands, networking, etc. It makes me so proud. I joke with him that he should be a politician because I would love to be a politician's wife (and not just because I would get to shop at Ann Taylor...) We have this picture from our wedding where we are walking down the aisle leaving the church, and he is shaking hands with people along the way -- it totally looks like he is running for governor, but he paused to get married ;D Come to think of it, I wish he *would* run for governor. Who the heck am I going to vote for, in good conscience?? Bleh. Florida politics. What can I say.

Other exciting (ok, exciting to me) news around the Nash house: we got a new roof! Monday and a small part of Tuesday were all it took for the fantastic company to come and tear up our old roof and install a new one of reflective shingles. They have made such a drastic difference that I put the thermostat up to 80 degrees yesterday because it felt cold inside the house on 78. Normally, 80 makes me feel a deep despair in the pit of my stomach, but now it is totally workable. Cheapskate Me is very excited to see the utility bill over the next few months.

Cheapskate Me is also happy to report that the latest yogurt experiment -- culturing milk with both yogurt and buttermilk cultures at the same time has worked. It is chilling in the fridge to firm up the structure, and tomorrow morning for breakfast I get to try it out! Does it make me a nerd, that I am REALLY excited about it? The reason it makes Cheapskate Me happy is that it costs about $1.50 to make 4 cups of organic yogurt, versus almost $4 to buy it. Plus, I like knowing that I can make stuff instead of buying it. It makes me feel like I have control over a little corner of my life, and The Man can't make me buy certain things anymore. I think that in my mind I would like to live in a commune. Except I would want air conditioning.

Do communes come with air conditioning?


  1. Haha! I love that you home-make so many things. Could you post more recipes, please? Glad the CD release party went well! Sorry I didn't get back to you about posting to facebook, but it seems that you've figured it out. :)

  2. LOL! Do you believe your Dad is saying LOL? I bet most of your friends don't have Dads who say LOL! Anyway, the homemade gene was passed along successfully. Both your Mom and Dad are homesteaders - soap making, furniture crafting, do-it-ourselves skinflints. I am proud of you!