|Flower boxes are all planted and ready to grow|
Bro and his family came in Friday afternoon. I was very busy with brides and prom dresses into the early evening. But as my Lil sis has to work until 6:00 I offered to barbecue burgers on my back deck. So I took an hour to run to the store and get things ready. An hour that I did not have mind you. I received a call about 4:30 that they were in town but were now vegans. ( Bro is always into something new) Fine so I ran upstairs and threw together a veggies plate, and an Asian coleslaw. I felt they could fill up with. Another hour. Then I went back to work in the shop. Mom was getting anxious and then I got a call about 5:30 just bring mom over they were not coming. The girls were not going to get back in the car. ( the girls 7 and 4 suffer from a from of autism and are very hard to handle) So I just wasted 2 hours of my precious time and money I did not want to spend. Could I bring the dinner over there. ( it was all laid out on the deck) No!
|My beautiful crab apple over the pond|
Saturday hub's and I worked hard in the yard. Our neighbors came over and got our extra rock so that problem was solved. I planted all most all of the flower boxes and Hub's tilled the garden. I have about 35 flower boxes down from 70 a few years ago. I know, I know, I do love flowers.
Lil sis called and asked if we wanted to come over for Bro's eldest daughters birthday. Well of course so we went over for a while and had dinner. I brought over the burgers from the night before. It was nice to see the young ones happy. Bro was his usual selfish different self. Hard to talk to or have a conversation as there is too much preconceived anger issues stewing. But I made as pleasant as I could. It is just a difficult situation, and I feel very bad, but will not be drug in and support him in his poor choices.
Sunday morning Hub's and I went for a hike up to a point in the Hell's canyon park. It was beautiful and we were home in plenty of time for church. I made a shrimp salad for dinner and took some to our old Bishop who had just returned from a mission in in Germany. It was always his favorite.
Money saving madness April 15th-22 2018
1. cooked all meals from home but one.
2. only went to grocery store one time for what was needed for brothers meal. plenty of leftovers :(
3. continued to work on projects from recycled materials
4.Used my clothesline for heavy drying.
5. Used wax wraps and reusable containers in kitchen.
6. reused old wedding lace to fix bridal dresses passing savings onto customer and charging for my services.
7.Pulled as many meals from my storage and freezers.
8. replanted the geraniums I wintered over in stead of buying all new.
Not much of a saving week as it was all really a blur with so much sewing. I am very busy today and have a rehearsal at 4 I am not at all excited about. I will also have to go in tomorrow. Now I remember why I hated having my afternoons torn up with teaching. I really love the kids but it stresses my day and puts me on edge all day having the time constraint. I don't know why I feel this way I just do. I don't like the feeling. It is s a fast heartbeat, sick to my stomach shaky feeling.
I can do this, I just have to stop and regroup. This will be over soon. Just breath and take it one day at a time.
Have a great and productive day, staying positive while you are in the negative.