This weekend was not as fun as last weekend. I caught some kind of crud and have been on the couch, whiny and grumpy and bored. I am a terrible patient! But, Rob has taken excellent care of me, it’s nothing serious, and I’ll soon be back to my regular ways. So, since I do most of my chores, money-saving activities, and projects on the weekends, there’s not much to report. There were a few things that did happen, though, so I’ll get on to those.
One of my orchids re-bloomed. I accomplished this amazing feat by putting the plant in the laundry room, forgetting all about it, and barely ever remembering to water it. It rewarded me with these delicate blooms that are a little over an inch across. I’m enjoying them so much! I moved it out to the main part of the house when I realized it was going to bloom. I hope the extra care and attention doesn’t mess things up for the plant!
Earlier in the week, I hoed out a small area in my garden, under the trellis where I grew purple pole beans last year. It was very wet, and I don’t like to work in the garden very much when it is so wet, so I removed the weeds, poured down a little super-cheap topsoil from Walmart, and planted Alderman Tall Telephone peas. Hopefully, they will come up and start growing. I can get in there and straighten up the trellis and replace the baling twine when the garden dries out a bit. Once it does, Rob can till a small area and I can get some early cool-weather crops planted, such as carrots, beets, lettuce, onions, etc. The greenhouse plants are doing well.
I cooked one of the turkeys I got last Thanksgiving for a super low price. I boiled the bones, and Rob strained the broth and froze it. The meat was supposed to be for Sunday dinner today, but they are sick over there, too, so I froze most of it.
Rob went shopping for me and got all the bargains from 2 stores, even visiting one of them twice. Some of his notable finds were: butter for $1.89!!! (As most people know, I’ve been on a butter hunt for months, trying to find it for $2/lb. I’ve found a few, but not many boxes at my price point. My Safeway app popped up with this deal. He went and asked, there was no limit, and he got 10!! That is a man who knows how to make his wife happy!!) 2-lb bags of shredded Kroger cheese for $3.99/bag. He got the 5 allowed. He got the Friday Freebies, and even got them to substitute for the item they were out of. I hadn’t been to that store for a while, so he got 3 weeks worth. Chips and candy. Yum. He got 2 more jugs of laundry soap for $5 each. 1 carton of 18 eggs for 99c. Those were the main stock-up items he got along with a few other items on the list. I was impressed. The Great Butter Hunt is over for a while…..at least until Jake comes over for bagels and popcorn!!
I picked a bouquet of daffodils from my yard. The previous owners had planted quite a few in various places. Along the sidewalk, Patsy’s daffodils are blooming like crazy now, and promise to fill out more and more each year.
Some weeks are like this. It’s a part of my crazy, wild life, and getting sick sometimes happens, even though I’d rather skip that part. Still, I am very glad to get this sickness out of the way now, since I plan to go on a little trip at the end of the week. Rob and I are planning to slip away to visit friends for a couple of days. Just us. A rare, priceless gift, that so seldom comes my way. I can’t wait!