Monday, September 25, 2017

The Ways of My Household ... 9/25/2017

(These are dandelion flowers that I harvested in the spring, now it's time to start digging the roots.)

Hmmm … let’s see … I don’t have a lot to report this week as it has been an unexpectedly busy week, a whirlwind kind of week, if you will, where we went from one crisis situation (family and non-family) to another.  I am happy to report that as of this moment, things have settled down somewhat!

So, let’s see what I actually got done …

I added 3 bottles of Dawn dishwashing detergent to my pantry using coupons. My out-of-pocket cost was $.78.

I gathered the ‘homemade mix’ recipes I wanted to make into one place.  I hope to be able to start putting them together this coming week.

I had several jars of dehydrated foods that needed vacuum sealing, so I did that.

I did a quick ‘straightening-up’ of the non-freezer ‘food’ part of my pantry.  My goal is to do this once a month hoping it will keep it from getting so untidy overall.

I cleaned and organized my refrigerator.  My goal is to do this once a week!

I looked at my pepper plants and thought, "I really  need to harvest them," but it didn't get done!

I looked at my yard and thought, "I really need to do some work in it," but it didn't get done! The upside for that is that the weather is supposed to get cooler and that will definitely make getting the outside things done easier!

I looked at my swing on my front porch and thought, "I really would like to enjoy some time with you and a good book," but that didn't happen either!!!

I looked around and thought, 'how blessed I am to have pepper plants to harvest and a yard that needs attention and a swing to enjoy some leisure time on."  So, while my week didn't go like I thought it would, I am indeed blessed beyond measure!

That’s it for me, like I said it was an unusually busy week ...

What did you do to build up your pantry or live frugally?

She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

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  1. I love this -I need a swing in the shade though. It's very hot. I read one blog where she cleaned a couple of shelves in her refrigerator a day and it always stayed clean. I think I might try that. I need to organize too.

    1. I have to do things in small increments too Vickie, but I still get it done!!!

  2. I get it. Sometimes life happens. I am beginning to feel pretty good again...well, as good as I've felt since chemo started. I hope to begin doing more around the house this week, but there are still appointments. ~smile~

    I've been crocheting dishcloths with cotton yarn that a friend gave me. I like having a stack on hand, because they make a great gift with a big bottle of Dawn dish soap. A bride for a day, a wife for life!

    Be blessed and productive in Jesus' Name!
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

    1. Laura, so glad to hear that you are beginning to feel better. I love the idea of the dishcloth and a bottle of Dawn dish soap.

  3. I love your comment about being grateful to have pepper plants, a yard needin' work, etc. A few months back I was cleaning bathrooms and had a bee in my bonnet over something. I was scrubbing the back of the toilet, sweating, & getting crabbier! The Lord must've flicked me gently lol because all of a sudden, I thought, "How about being grateful to have an indoor toilet to clean in a house to clean? Think of the alternative." And I did. So, I try to use it as an opportunity for thanks now, dirty bathroom and all..."Lord, thank you for the blessing of a home and that I'm able to clean a bathroom." I can go further some days and be grateful for gloves, soap, & especially running water and air conditioning!!!

    You'll find that if you faithfully wipe down your fridge shelves weekly, it takes no time at all. I do a deep clean once a month where I take them out, wash them in the sink, etc. But honestly, it doesn't always seem necessary!

    1. Debby, I love your comment and your thoughts on being grateful! Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

  4. My entire week last week was geared toward getting us ready and able to make a 4 hour trip to see our newest grandchild. Hubby's brain injury has made travel hard since traffic and driving are both a lot for the brain to process. I am happy to say that we made it although each way took us 6 hours. This is a huge milestone for him. I did all the food for the weekend so this was my main chore for last week as I wanted to cook ahead so that we could visit and eat easily. Now he is ready to make another trip!

    We are spending as much time as possible with our oldest daughter's family for the next few weeks as they are leaving for the mission field and it will be a long time before we see them again. Our hearts are trying to be brave.

    1. Lana, glad to hear that your husband made the trip without problem. I too would be spending as much time with my daughter as I could.

  5. The fridge and freezer drive me nuts. My wonderful husband does the shopping and the cooking. His idea of storing things in the fridge and freezer is to look for a space, shove the item in and quickly close the door. He seems to know where everything is. This is my issue I guess. Perhaps I will just open the door get what I want and quickly close it again.

    1. Jane, I had to laugh at your husband's idea of storing things in the fridge and freezer. I must confess that there are times the we do the same thing!!!


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