Monday, April 8, 2019

MondayCrap, weather ALL WEEK....

So it rained off and on all Saturday but I just went inside when it got too bad.  Late in the afternoon the sun came out for about 20 minutes and it was lovely.  I did get a lot of cleaning down around the back of the house.  I started to lay bark around the pond.  Once the back of the house is done I have the upper backyard which I did nothing in the last three years.  Hubs just kept it mowed.  I am afraid to look.  But I was so pleased to just be able and work outside.

Pup had to be in the picture.  You can see the blueberry and strawberry patch and I am happy to say the garden is ready to till.  The water has not been turned on so we cannot plant until that happens.  I do not want to have to hand water a garden.  Not that we have any dry weather right now.  Drats!
You can see here where I have started to clean and lay bark around the pond.  The pond was not cleaned or used last year and it is quite the job. I have the hose out hanging to inspire me to start cleaning, but it is just too cold out to work.

     I was happy with the work I got done on Saturday.  We have a truck full of yard waste that hubs need to take to the dump.  I did get the other blueberry patch cleaned and weeded and I cleaned around the chicken coop really well.  Most of the flower boxes are planted, waiting for a few more things to add.  I did get some of my seedlings started.  My green beans, cucumbers and then I ran out of room so have to get more soil pods.  I want to start, zucchini, yellow squash, pumpkins, I will buy tomatoes and peppers.

It is supposed to be rainy and overcast all week.  I am so blue and bummed about it.  I don't mind rain if once or twice a day the sun comes out.  I am always cold, I need that hot sun to warm into my bones so badly.

     The only blessing about this crap weather is that it will keep me inside sewing and I have so much to do, I really should not be complaining about not being able to get outside.

Money saving this last few weeks:

1. Continued to save, $5.00 bills and my spare change and also a penny for the day.  Today is .98 cents day for those of you who are doing this with me?  Are you or is this my imagination?
2. Cooked all meals from scratch except the one where Lil sis took us out.

3. Kept grocery budget under $50.00 last week.

4. Did all my usual things, hung heavy laundry, reused containers, used wax wraps and homemade covers for things rather than tin foil or plastic.

5. Used coupons at Joanns, to save money

6. Found 11. last week in various places

7. Made a batch of homemade bread

8. took a frozen chicken carcass and boiled it down yesterday, have enough for a nice gravy with mashed potatoes which we will have for dinner with asparagus and a salad.

     I am hoping to turn off the furnace by the end of the week but right now that is not going to happen.

Well I am off to get my butt to work in the shop.  I think there are at least 8 pairs of jeans to hem and I still have three zippers to replace, and several prom dresses to hem a couple of suits to alter.  Can't think of what else but I am sure it is there.

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.



  1. Crap weather is right. I'm tired of the rain the past several days.

  2. It is so wonderful that you were able to get out and start working in the yard. We have had a warm day but I used it to clean the inside of the car from the winter really well. Today it is only supposed to be around 50 but I think I will clean the garage from all of the winter dirt. Hubby can move things around for me since I still can't lift. Your money saving is wonderful. Keep up the good work. BTW, if you loved near me, I would use you for a seamstress. Fortunately I have a wonderful one in less than a mile for me. Every pair of pants for both me and Hubby have to have the hems taken up a little.

  3. Crap it!! You are a hoot! Hugs!

  4. I need the wind to stop blowing as hard with that sunshine. Stopped everything in house to get out in the gardens , got 4 hrs in before the weather turned on us... April in Ohio... crap weather. LOL

    1. I have a hard time with the wind. But 4 hours in the yard is a good thing.