Thankfully, we didn't get much snow over the weekend. It was cold, but not too cold. However, we didn't get a lick of wood split. We had lunch with the grandkids and who knew playing barbies and trucks and cars could be so exhausting (ha ha!). We plan on cutting wood (gulp) every night this week after he gets off work.
...and of course the pellet stove has not been installed. I'm going to print out his "to-do" list so he can see it daily. Maybe that will motivate him.
I made us a crock pot chicken Mexican style soup over the weekend. Although corn (cutting this out of the menu more often) was added, it was very good. I am so glad I found this Chia and Quinoa tortilla chips (all organic ingredients). Hubby can add a tiny bit of crunch and a small dollop of organic sour cream (although now I have to also watch the cholesterol a bit more).
Russell Crow (aka rooster) has not charged at me since the other incident. Not sure if he was just having a bad day or what.
Speaking of chicken, I'm having a horrible time locating organic turkey. I even tried the organic farm 1 hour from our place. Nope. I guess I'll be trying the health store today.
I have a new recipe to try this week. Crossing my fingers I get the time to make it.
Today I'm joining Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.
The weather outside is . . .
In the 30's all week, cloudy.
How I am feeling this morning . . .
On my mind . . .
A possible winter getaway for a night, Daughter's upcoming grad party (what foods to prepare), and the garden(s) and seed orders.
On the breakfast plate . . .
Eggs, Ezekiel bread and jelly, coffee
On my reading pile . . .
On my TV . . .
Watched the last season of The Ranch. I think they ended it very nicely and I think there were tears in the room.
On my to-do list . . .
Dump Ash Bucket
Kitchen - dishes, counters, floors
Make homemade foaming hand soap
Clean coffee pot (it's brewing pretty slow today)
On my to-do list this week . . .
Make lotions and lip balm
Still working on cleaning utility room, will start washing windows (inside only) soon.
Figure out a "on the go" breakfast for the next few days
On the menu this week . . .
-Cabbage/tomato/ground beef stew type dish
-Flounder, brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes
-One pan dinner - organic chicken sausage/sweet takes/onion and asparagus
Have no idea yet.
What I am creating . . .
The last order - Xl pot holder in gray. I still need to write the list of what I need restocked, so I can stay on track.
From the camera . . .
We saw this over the weekend in another town. I love the idea of recycling the newspaper/magazine stands into free food pantries. There is much need for it I am sure.
Chore I am not looking forward to today . . .
Not really a chore, but more of self care chore - working out.
To relax this week I will . . .
Write and read.
On my prayer list . . .
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