Saturday, August 16, 2014
Plans for this and that, but nothing done.....
You ever have those days where the night before you decide you're going to do all these things, and then the day comes and if you accomplish even one thing on that list, that is a lot?
So went my Saturday. A bit of a wasted day if you ask me, because I really didn't get much done, at least not what I had planned.
I did the grocery shopping this morning, and........I don't know, I almost feel defeated in a sense. Everything is getting so expensive, the meats especially are ridiculously priced lately and I start wondering just how exactly they expect people to survive with prices so high.
For the past 15 years or so, I have pretty much kept the same grocery budget. As prices have changed over the years, I have adapted and worked with it, changing the menus, making meals around what was on sale and on those months where money was extra tight, I would switch to filling but very simple meals.
It has worked, but it's now coming to the point where I don't know just how much longer I will be able to keep our budget going. $250 for two weeks worth of groceries is really nothing, not when it also includes toiletries and pet food etc.
My husband always jokes that I'm just *that good*. Hahahah
I really don't want to up the budget, but it may just be that I will have to very soon. In the meantime, I will just continue working on good home cooked meals from scratch, the least packaged foods I can get, and if possible home made products. So far it's worked and I'm sure with the Lord's help, it will continue.
Oh and if you're wondering, no, we have never starved or gone without, when you're organized and menu plan, you really can do a lot with a smaller food budget.
Anyway, now that I got that off my chest.
I got the groceries home and then came the job of putting everything away. Quite frankly, it is the part I dislike the most, it seems to take forever. Today it took even longer because I had to do the usual refrigerator clean up before putting in the new food.
I like to go through everything in there, check the expiration dates, throw out anything that is no longer good and also wash all the shelves and drawers etc.
One thing I have been wanting to do for a while, was to line the shelves with some paper to make clean ups easier, so when I went to put the food in the fridge today, I thought, well, might as well do it now.
Looking back on it, I now realize it probably would have been better to have done it another day because really, I was in the middle of putting groceries away and had all these bags all over the floor. All in all, it took 2 hours to get everything finished. What on earth???
But, I am very happy with the finished result and I know clean up will be a breeze.
There went my morning though and most of my afternoon, right after the kitchen job was done I moved on to the laundry. It really is never ending and I don't know what else to do to stay on top of it, I mean, I do laundry every single day....more I just can't do.
As I type this, I have one last load in the dryer and one in the basket needing folding. Blech!!!
See the lady above? Look how chirpy and happy she is doing laundry, all I can think of is "I want whatever she's having". LOL
So the embroidery project I wanted to get ironed and framed and hung?
It's still in the basket and will have to wait until tomorrow. Oh well.
Hubby and the kids are watching Lord of the Rings, they want to do a marathon but I'm not sure just how many they will get through, these movies are like 500 hours long. Right? Well, maybe 3 but still, quite long.
Speaking of watching things, I'm now done with The Tudors and I'm so sad. I always do this though, when I really love a series I feel heartbroken when it comes to an end, it's like you get so used to the characters and when they're gone for good you miss them. Sounds quite crazy when you say it out loud doesn't it? Hahaha
I need to find something else to watch, I may give The Borgias a try, I haven't watched that series yet, some people loved it, others said it wasn't good, so I am not quite sure what I'll think.
I would love to find something about the tudors again, but I'm not sure there is anything else out there to my liking. If you do have any suggestions, please let me know.
Right, so I was going to sit in the living room with the family while they watched their movie, and slip on my headphones and watch something on the laptop, but I don't know, I can't sit on these touches too long with the laptop on my lap, it starts hurting my back and my legs. It is quite uncomfortable, so I think I will just head on upstairs to my bedroom.
I'll fold the laundry and probably watch a documentary on Youtube or find something on Netflix to watch.
So, how has your Saturday been, have you done anything fun or interesting, or did you have a quiet one like mine?