It was a whirl wind weekend. Mom's friends came in about 1 p.m. and I had a two layer carrot cake ready with tea. I remember my mom and her friend always eating carrot cake with tea. I think they all liked it asthis is all that is left. They took mom out to diner Saturday evening and I took the opportunity to go and get my nails done. They were so bad. With all the cleaning and canning I had ripped every cuticle and had torn hangnails on every finger. The nail tech was appalled. But this is what happens when I don't keep the nails up. My skin is so thin from the medication I take it just rips and bleeds and then I pick and pull at them. What a mess. When I arrived home Hub's was hungry and was hinting to go out. I was just to tired so I made him a sandwich. Yeah I am that kind of wife.
I rushed home from church today to make a large breakfast for mom's company. I made raised Belgian waffles, eggs, sausage and bacon. Hub's had to take care of a band concert so I grabbed two small muffins out of the freezer and nuked them along with 4 sausages and threw him out the door.
We all enjoyed a huge breakfast and then visited for a few more hours. I knew as soon as they left mom would go into a funk and become a brat and she did. I was booking on about 6 hours of sleep the last two days, as I was up so much with my wrist Friday night and then mom had a bad night Saturday and had me up twice. I needed a nap so I got mom downstairs to rest and she cried and fussed like a two year old for about 3 hours, I finally gave up and went into the shop and pulled out white fabric to make her a Santa Lucia costume for her upcoming Swedish demonstration at her women's club. It only took me about 1/2 hour but it distracted her enough that I was able to get her out of her funk.
I also made some adjustments on the Lucia crown that is lit with 5 candles. Then I took her upstairs to watch me clean the messed up kitchen from breakfast.( We have a young friend's daughter playing Lucia.)
While I was cleaning I had her mix up some cinnamon and applesauce and knead it into a good pliable constancy. Then I rolled out enough Dahla horses and ornaments to make treat bags for the woman's club. These smell so good and will be attached to a bag of Swedish cookies. A Dahla horse is a traditional carved horse you see all over Sweden. Thank you Cheryl at Cheryl's frugal corner for this recipe and idea. Mom was tired enough after this that I could put her to bed. Thank goodness.
Monday Money saving madness
1. purchased two more bottles of oil for storage on a stock up deal.
2. made all meals from scratch, we ate potato soup for three days.
3.Made up jam with fruit taken out of freezer.
4. purchased a ham for freezer stock at .89 a lb.
5.rewashed plastic bags and plastic containers to reuse.
6. started a second set of art pillow covers with scraps from shop
7. took stock of all stocking stuffers and gifts I have purchased so far for Christmas, just have candy left to buy for stockings.
8. Took a couple of bags of clutter to St Vinnies. Too much stuff wastes time and money.
9. Did not fall for Hub's attempt to go out to eat:)
10. used coupons at Jo Anns for purchases
11. made mom put back two packages of frozen roll dough and told her I would make fresh for her woman's club.
Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.