When it comes to July, usually my goals end up revolving around getting ready for back to school and things. This year really is no different, except I'm just going to look up the school supply list online, figure out what I have and get the bare minimum needed to see the kids through school for a while. I am not going to kill myself to get a lengthy school supply list when I'm barely getting by. I'll have pow wows with teachers if need be, but if I can't fill the list with what I have, what I can get from friends and what I can afford...we'll deal with it. I'm just not stressing about it.
This month we'll be celebrating my husband's birthday. It's going to be a frugal and simple one, but I do plan on making him his favorite type of cake to celebrate.
So, anyway, onto the goals for this month!
- Make "un-paper towels" (figuring it'll save on using paper towels, but I'll still have the convenience of having them in the kitchen as needed for quick scrub downs on the counters and things this way)
- Make reusable food wrap cloths (another project in the works. This is an idea I'm working with for Christmas gifts...not sure how well it'll work, but I am curious)
- Work on new comforter tops to salvage what is left of some of the comforters
- Continue to work on embroidery for tote bag projects (this is so problematic as with the other projects I can steal a few minutes here or there, but with the son melting down at a moment's notice I'm having a really hard time concentrating enough to do embroidery)
- Darn husband's socks
- Reorganize freezer and figure out what we need in the way of meat (I'm thinking we're down to pretty much chicken at this point, so I am going to have to find money in our limited budget to get more beef and pork at some point)
- Shampoo the carpets (got the son's carpet done today)
- Clean up den and get recycling out of the house
- Clean windows and closet doors
- Expand trellis for peas and (hopefully soon as they JUST started popping up) pole beans
- Replant spinach and lettuce seeds
- Harvest chard when big enough and replant seeds
- Watch rose hips and harvest when ripe or as needed (in the case of bugs eating too many of them)
- Harvest fireweed petals, make juice, put in freezer to make jelly with at later date
- Harvest rest of rhubarb, if and when it's ready
- Continue to harvest lettuce
- Make husband foot cream for birthday
- Make angel food cake for husband's birthday
And there you are folks. My goals for the month. How about you? Working on anything this month?