March 26, 2020

Money I Spent: $0

Money I Avoided Spending: Didn’t go out and didn’t order anything online! We are slowly building a little grocery list but I know we can 100% live without the stuff on it for a week or two, even eggs!

Extra Money I Found or Made: eBay: wallet for $17, Set of vintage Warner Brothers diner plates for $60 (+ $36 shipping!), and another set of dollhouse furniture for $11.

eBay Expenses: $0

Use-it-Up Challenge: Using up bits of dinners for my breakfasts. Today had 1/4 cup Egg Beaters with some chopped asparagus, green chile, and turkey. Saved up about 1/8 c of cabbage from tonight’s dinner for tomorrow’s breakfast.

Decluttering Challenge: Didn’t declutter anything today but I did clean up and organize my seedling/light shelf area, which was a huge mess. I need to hunt down other spaces in the house that need to be decluttered or just cleaned out and make a new list. All the obvious ones are already done!

Don’t Go Into a Store Challenge: Success!

Exercise Every Day Challenge: Success! Today I played ROOF BALL with the kiddo for over 30 minutes. Roof Ball is a game of one person in the front yard and one person in the back yard throwing a tennis ball over the house to each other. There must also be one person on the roof to get the ball when it doesn’t make it over. It was a step-filled workout and my whole right side will be sore tomorrow.

Thoughts: Stay at home, day 16.
I planted 2 tomato plants in the little high tunnel and covered them with a cloth row cover. I want to see how they do overnight and if it’s still too cold for tomatoes in there, even with a row cover. The lettuce I planted a few days ago looks very happy, so I’ll go ahead and plant more lettuce before it gets too warm. I’ve got radish and pea seeds planted in 2 places so far; hopefully they will come up soon.

I am looking around my back yard for places to plant cucumber, melon, squash, and pumpkin seeds. The garden space I usually use for these things was overtaken by powdery mildew 2-3 years ago, and I think the spores still just live in the soil, waiting for something to attack. I guess I can just rake the gravel off a few spots out in the yard, add some compost, turn it all over, call them “gardens,” and poke some seeds into the ground. Be ready with the chicken wire to protect anything that sprouts from rats/gophers/moles/etc. until it’s big enough to fend for itself. It’s not quite time to plant these seeds, maybe another 3-4 weeks? So I have a little time to get organized and ready.

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