300 a Month, Goals & Menu

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The weather has been so yucky and windy so I haven’t been able to get much done outside. I really want to get out and get started on things, I have so much to do.

I did get outside to pick a few dandelions, I had the kids help. I did wait to long most of them are gone so I only got  a few. The kids had fun picking them though.

Seems like I have spent all week just trying to get things caught up again.

Sunday evening we went to my Mom & Dads for Mother’s day. My Brother made pork ribs that were so so good. I put together some flowers for my Mom and my Sister in Laws and my niece, saved some for me and the girls to. I saw these lilies and just had to have them, they are so pretty. I added some other little flowers and a little red bark in a bowl that they will be able to reuse, then I added a small candle.

Since Joleen worked Mother’s day they took me out for dinner last night we went to my favorite Mexican food place.

300 a Month

Did a little better this week, sort of. I bought 64 pounds of strawberries to put in the freezer (city market had a great sale) and some tea. That was all I needed so I spent 93.90 this week.

So add this to the 104.84 for the month for 198.74 spent for the month.

Add this to 1068.19 spent for the year, 1068.19 + 93.90 = 1162.70 spent for the year and this leaves me with 2437.30 left for the year.



I have been working on getting the strawberries in the freezer, I have been making bread at least once a week now (Andy is so Happy),.

This week I need to finish up the strawberry’s, Cook up a turkey from the  freezer ( I want to use part of it to use in some canned soup), Pour up and start some new kombucha, start some more sour dough starter and natural yeast ( The ones I had started I didn’t get them taken care of like they should of.),  

Sewing Table,

I bought another underwear pattern, I have one but it isn’t quite like I wanted. Hoping to get a few made this week. I dyed some of Andy’s dingy white T Shirts to a dark blue, been watching some of the lessons on how to use the serger haven’t got brave enough to try it yet though. I bought a bag of rags the other day (a big bag of  t-shirts) got them washed up and will cut a few rags out of them, I also want to try and make a tank top and a Spaghetti strap out of them.

Fiber Basket

I am almost done with Katie’s afghan I think about 12 more rows, then I will start on Jolene’s. I really want to start on the wool I got a few weeks ago, get it carded and start spinning it.


With all the wind and rain I haven’t been able to get much done outside. I did get a small portion of the yard mowed still a lot more to mow. Hoping the weather gets a little better I want to finish mowing and I need to reseed part of my lawn. I also want to start on the south side of my house where I need to redo a lot of it,that is where the herbs and grapes are planted, there is also places for raspberries. I have to lay new ground cover the weeds are taking over.

I also need to get some more seeds started.

Day care

 After we picked dandelions we played outside then ate lunch outside, the kids loved it. This week is trains, the letter R.

Diet and Fitness

I have completely fallen off the wagon on this one, I am going to really try and get back on top of these. I feel so much better when I do.


  1. Breakfast
  2. Cheese omelet
  3. Oats
  4. Pancakes
  5. Scrambled eggs
  6. Yogurt & Fruit

To these I will add toast or fruit.


  1. Mini Pizzas
  2. Chicken Potato Soup
  3. Grilled Cheese
  4. Mac & Tomato
  5. PB&J

To these I will add  fruit, crackers, or something as a side dish.

Andy will have leftovers from the night before.


  1. Went out for Mothers Day
  2. H.M. Pizza
  3. Mac and Chili
  4. Navajo Tacos
  5. Meatloaf
  6. Turkey

To these I will add a vegetable or appropriate side 


  1. Cereal
  2. Animal Crackers
  3. Applesauce
  4. Fruit
  5. Graham Crackers

Andys Snack

  1. Strawberry Shortcake
  2. Strawberry Cheesecake

Andy takes a snack to work every day (breakfast) to eat at break.

So what are your goals for the week?

Have a great week


2 Replies to “300 a Month, Goals & Menu”

  1. Debra

    Hi Connie, setting goals are not easy. When I do, it is one day at a time! As this time I am trying each day to eat better. Diets do not work for me. Seems like I want to eat more when I diet. My husband and I also raise cattle; work in the city during the day and play farmer/rancher in the evenings and weekends. Never a day off. But, my husband is truly happy. That’s what is important! Me too, I am happy. Our kids visit regularly and seeing my grandkids makes me happier. Nice to meet you; will check back often.

    1. watkinsranches@yahoo.com Post author

      Thanks for stopping by. Sounds like we have a lot in common. Totally know what you mean about never a day off lol, Wouldn’t trade one bit of it though.
      Have a great day,