Sunday morning the girls and I finally got the garden put in. Our schedules and the weather finally synched up and we were able to get it done. How well it will do remains to be seen. I didn't do so well with my seed starts I'm afraid. But I planted my spindly tomato plants, an egg plant and some bell peppers and the rest was put in as seeds. We shall see.
Monday was the quietest day of the week. When I got home from work I spent two hours meal prepping for the week to come making four entrees and filling twelve of my Pyrex and Corning Ware food storage containers.
Tuesday was the busiest day of our week with my oldest beginning her first day of her summer internship. After work I had to pick up the youngest and take her to the orthodontist and then pick up the oldest and take her to a robotics meeting. In between I popped into Walmart and picked up some picnic foods to feed the girls (all those meals I'd prepped and no way to heat them up) which included a deli sub sandwich, chips and bottled water. I grabbed a pitiful salad from their woeful selection or myself and made do. I don't have plans to do that again soon, not very satisfying at all. After dropping off the girl at robotics we cooled our heels at the local library. I had taken my laptop so I could use their wifi. I got our bills paid and watched a few YouTube videos there until it was time to pick up the oldest. We got home shortly after 9:00 that night. It was a crazy day.
Wednesday was much better in that I got to go home right after work and stay there. I baked up one of the fudge brownie mixes I got a while back on sale for 79¢ and took it into work the next day. One of the managers I work with is a serious chocoholic so he was quite happy. Always good to share a little love with your co-workers.
|Getting her Saturday chores done|
Thursday I was right back at it, this time picking up the oldest after work and running her to the orthodontist to have her retainer checked, for the last time! We were in and out in record time too. At least I managed to get home at a decent time and we were all able to eat a good dinner together and at home too. I think I now get a bit of a reprieve from all the busyness and running around for a little while.
|Fred Meyer haul|
Friday was a quiet evening spent at home and I breathed a big sigh of relief. Saturday I was up bright and early as I had to take the oldest in to take the college ACT exam. While I was out I stopped at Fred Meyer for groceries and the feed store and picked up a 50# bag of pellets for the hens.
|Markdowns! A loaf of bread and two packages of english muffins for the girls|
Loads of produce for salads and cooking
I did a small amount of grocery shopping . Mainly, I did a produce run and scored some pretty fantastic deals with markdown items. I also picked up a package of chicken breasts and some breakfast sausages on sale.
|Chicken breasts $1.99 a pound and breakfast links 2/$5|
Despite all the busyness I did manage to keep up on my 15 minute chores throughout the week as well as the watering. No matter what time you manage to get home at night it is always nice to walk into a clean and tidy home and to know you have plenty of clean clothes to wear.
|My Friday freebie items - two bottled waters and a pasta side dish|
I composted coffee grounds, onion skins and eggs shells. I gave our kitchen scraps to the chickens and picked them some more dandelion greens and milk weeds out of our yard.
How was your thrifty week?