One of them, anyway. You may remember, when I started this blog the intent was to keep myself on track financially in order to save up for 2 trips. One was to a wedding in New Orleans. That wedding was last weekend, and I’m happy to report I was able to save for the entire trip, putting nothing on credit. SUCCESS! Being the aunt of the groom, I didn’t feel it was necessary to spend anything on a new outfit, I put together something nice enough from my current wardrobe. Not like when I was the mother of the bride, for that I bought something lovely and new (to me, it was from a consignment store).
I’m also happy to report I’m well on my way to saving up for the next vacation, in September. I hope to have more than enough banked so that I return from that trip with cash left over, but even if that doesn’t happen I want to have enough to thoroughly enjoy myself while I’m away.
Now, back to HOW I’m getting the money saved up. I’m still cooking most nights, although I’ve had a hard week and regret to announce we relied on takeout pizza. But sometimes you do what you gotta do. Now I think I’m back on track, I have a menu planned for the upcoming week, I’m going shopping tomorrow night. My menu for this week is as follows:
Ham, potato salad
Black bean burgers, home fries
Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, glazed ginger carrots
Quiche made with bacon, onion, bell pepper, shredded carrot
I hope to also find time to make at least one snack food this weekend, I’m debating whether to try granola or candied popcorn.
I’m also doing a lot of sewing. I hope to finish a quilt this weekend, I can’t wait to show it off. I’m very proud of it. I’ll give more details when it’s finished and I can post pix of it. As soon as it’s finished I was to take a break from quilting and make a few items of clothing, I have a VERY cute idea for Drake and can’t wait to see if I can make it turn out how I picture it in my head! I also want to make a skirt for myself. And I have sorely neglected my knitting lately. I had started a sweater last month but I have far too much on my mind lately to concentrate on counting and getting the rows correct so I’ve set that aside. A few nights ago I started a simple garter stitch afghan, toddler sized to give to Zane when he’s a little older. Absolutely NO thought involved at all, which is what I need right now. Plus I’m making it striped so I can use up a lot of leftover yarns.
And an update on the Great Laundry Soap Experiment: So far so good! I like the results I’m seeing so far.