April 23, 2020

Money I Spent: $0! finally

Money I Avoided Spending: Didn’t even think about money or buying stuff today.

Extra Money I Found or Made: eBay: sold pack of microfiber cloths for $13, and a set of fancy lady pajamas for $70.

Use-it-Up: We are STILL working on that Easter ham! There is maybe 1 slice left and it WILL GET EATEN. It’s a war of attrition at this point. Human vs. ham. We will prevail! And I’m going to attempt to make some red-eye gravy with the gelatinous goo in the bottom of the container. I feel like you could make jelly with this. Ham jelly. That sounds good, right? Ham… jelly. Hm. Also, a few days ago, Ed made some turkey bone broth from our last fried turkey bones and veg scraps, so I’ve been having that, and it is delicious! I just drink it out of a mug like tea. Meat tea. We are going to make another batch with some chicken bones, and then once we fry this second turkey, another batch of turkey broth.

One of my favorite Use It Up type things is this little “coffee cleaner” that I made from brown terry cloth scraps. Actually, I made 4 of them. They are about 3”x4” 2-ply terry cloth. Their whole purpose in life is to clean up coffee messes, drips, etc. Since they are already brown, the coffee doesn’t show or stain, and this saves our white kitchen towels from getting stained with our daily coffee messes. Why are we so messy? I dunno; that’s just how we roll.

Don’t Go Into a Store: Success! Didn’t leave the house.

Exercise Every Day: Fail! Straight up did not feel like it.

Work Outside Every Day: Success! Trimmed tree branches for about 30 minutes. All this tree trimming makes our yard look twice as big! And now we have our chipper/mulcher put together, so we can start getting rid of the giant piles of branches and sticks that are literally everywhere.

Thoughts: Stay at Home Day 43. I got a little gardening work done. Planted some microgreen seeds (chive and something else, now I can’t remember what) in the indoor trays, and started soaking some radish seeds to put in the sprouter. Potted up some herbs into some cute stacking plastic pots I got at Dollar Tree back in February. I think that once the peppers and tomatoes go out into the gardens, I’m going to just continue to grow some lettuces and herbs inside, if I can. It’s so nice having lettuce and greens available! I really want to go to Home Depot or Lowe’s and get some fully-formed herb plants to put in the flower beds outside. The seed-started herbs take FOREVER to grow, and they look very delicate. I’d rather go spend the money and get herbs that I know will survive the next 6 months. We also need a few fluorescent lights, so a trip to HD/L might be in order in the next month or so.

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