So, the last two weeks have seen us celebrate my son's birthday, go to fall festival (both worked out fabulously of which I'm very happy) and I got my peas cut off and disposed of and the garden worked as much as it's going to be until Spring. I have finished, not just three, but four Christmas gifts so far this month (double woohoo!) and have more in the works (mainly ideas at this point, but getting to fruition :).
I deep cleaned the baseboard heaters and we've actually had to fire them up more than once the last little bit, which is early (and sad), but sometimes that's just the way it is. I've been slowly getting caught up on housework as well and hope to sometime soon be able to once again live by a cleaning schedule and keep the house kept up. My arm is slowly but surely getting better. I froze the last of the peas from the garden, but only after munching happily on them for over a week and using them in several dishes for dinner as well.
I tried to dehydrate the russet potatoes I'd gotten really cheap, only to find when I cut them open that while they looked fine on the outside that they were actually rotten inside. I was not a happy camper. I managed to get enough good potatoes out of the bag to make mashed potatoes night before last and that was it. Lesson learned. Stick with locally sourced potatoes.
So, onto this week's goals!
Miscellaneous Goals (I'm just kind of lumping everything together this week as I'm tired).
- Mull and can apple cider.
- Get oil changed on car (we're way overdo).
- Get physical done (I haven't had one in...well let's just say I'm wayyyyy overdo for one so I'm taking advantage of the insurance to get some maintenance done cheap).
- Work on Christmas gifts
- Start to deep clean rooms, scrub walls and get ready to shampoo carpets later (this is going to be a SLOW process to keep my arm from getting overworked, but it needs to be done badly).
- Dig out fall and Halloween decorations before daughter drives me crazy and prepare to put those up.
- Spend as little on groceries as possible to save money for bills in the coming weeks (we should be fine as we're good and stocked up on a bunch now, but still is good to write it down).
- Once cider is mulled and canned, put up canner and canning supplies up for winter.
- Organize hallway closet better and try to figure out something to store towels and other bathroom items in that we can actually PUT in the bathrooms instead of having things scattered to the four winds.