Well, my fall pretty much caught up with me this last week. My shoulder and arm have been pretty sore this week so I didn’t get a whole lot done. I did work on a quilt a little and got one of the afghans 1/4 of the way done. I also got my Halloween / Fall decorations out.
We are finally getting some rain and it has been wonderful. The mountains even got a little snow.
Friday afternoon we went over to Joleen’s and lite her gas fireplace heaters. What should have taken a few minutes took a couple hours they had things set up on wall switches and it took us forever to get it all figured out but we got it so she has heat now. Got home and I picked the last of the garden. Then Andy had a dance to play and I stayed home and just chilled out and worked on an afagahn.
Saturday we went to Farmington to take our sheepherder’s tent to Andy’ys cousin that has a heavy duty sewing machine so she could replace the zipper for us since we are planning on using it this year at hunting camp. While we were there I had to go to hobby lobby was able to get the rest of the yarn ( it was on sale woohoo since I needed a lot) that I am going to need for the afagans for Christmas presents, also got some more fabric for another baby blanket that I need to get made. Found a restaurant supply store that had some really great deals bought a few things there. Ended up not getting home till 9:30 which we had really planned on getting home a little earlier so we get a few things done Oh well.
Sunday we fixed breakfast and the girls came over and ate. Got to have a pretty good visit with them both. Then we got the wood stove ready to use and then used it, it is starting to get a little chilly in the mornings and evenings.
Monday after work we went and helped Katie get her stove lite she had been trying for two days and couldn’t get it. Andy had to take the front off and clean it up a little but we got it lite. Then we went over to Joleen’s and put in a doggie door for her since she works 24-hour shifts and it getting colder she didn’t want her dog to have to stay outside so we got that put in for her.
300 a Month
Didn’t do to bad this week, I did buy a case of peaches that were on sale I want to put half in the freezer and make jam with the other half, In Farmington I bought a couple #10 cans of whole tomatoes, 5 pounds of baking soda, some frozen green chili and 10 pounds of frozen blackberries, so I spent 77.81. That will be 77.81 for the month. Add that to the years total of 1802.92 for 1880.73 for the year that leaves me 221.19 for the month and 1719.27 for the year,
What I did to save money this week,
• Made my own yogurt
• Worked on Christmas presents
• Started doing a little cooking on the wood stove
• Got laundry done and on the line before it rained
That might be about it. I am getting ready to do something new as far as saving money and helping others to start getting out of debt and saving. Hoping to get it started as soon as I get my canning caught up.
I am working on apples now so need to get them finished up and then work on the pumpkins, Also need to get some bread made and the Kombucha started that I didn’t get done last week.
Still, need to mend Andy’s pants I did get a little done on the quilt but want to try and get at least two of the baby blankets put together and ready to tie this week.
I got started on the afghans I need to get made so I want to try and get at least one-half way done this week.
With the rain, I really didn’t get anything done in the yard last week so I still have last weeks list so
depending on the weather I want to reseed the grass wasn’t able to get to it last week. I would also like to get the chicken coop resided. I also need to get all the outside toys picked up and put away, also all the patio chairs, cushions, and the other stuff from the patios and the fairy and gnome gardens put away.
I want to get a couple raised beds built by the chicken coop for mint and lavender to use in the coop.
What I am reading,
I did start a new book “ Prelude to World War Three” haven’t gotten too far into it but good so far.
Since my fall I didn’t really feel that working out was a very good idea so hoping to get back to it this week. I have a new fitness challenge that I entered so will be trying to keep up with that.
I am wanting to clean out one of the spare rooms that have all the daycare and craft stuff ( along with a whole lot of other “stuff” ) then I want to start using it for the daycare instead of having to have everything in the living room. I am getting so tired of all the cluttered look all through the house so this is the first step of several that I have planned for the house.
Yogurt & Fruit
To these, I will add toast or fruit.
Mac & Cheese
To these, I will add fruit, crackers, or something as a side dish.
Andy will have leftovers from the night before.
- Peppers with smoked sausage
Chicken Fried Steak
To these, I will add a vegetable or an appropriate side. One weekend night we will have leftovers.