DH ordered a huge pile of mulch and has been spreading that in all of our garden beds. We are still having frost and even freeze warnings at night, so we haven’t even gotten the peas planted yet. We keep saying, ‘Maybe this coming week . . .’ Meanwhile, the lawn is growing like mad despite the cold temps.
This week was Teacher Appreciation Week and I won a gift certificate to Sur la Table and also a cutting board and knives. I am very appreciative for the gift and the nice snacks and meals the parents provided for us.
DH happened upon a 50% off haircut at our local walk-in salon.
I used $ 4.00 in Extra Cash at CVS to purchase two jars of peanut butter. The Extra Cash was just about to expire. It’s maddening when an ECB escapes only to be found after expiring. #Cvsproblems I also took advantage of the extra cash given for Colgate toothbrushes and Kleenex. Generally I only play “the CVS game” when it is an item we will use and the price is a good deal.
I found a nice size bag of frozen broccoli florets for 1.98 at Trader Joes. This should hold us until fresh prices come back down. Speaking of produce prices, garlic is also in short supply right now. The produce report said, “Concerning Chinese imports, in February US Customs placed a hefty import duty ($4.71/Kg) on one of the few Chinese shippers who historically had little to no duty. The 2016 Chinese crop was already less than normal. This additional factor has further lessened the amount of Chinese product available in the US market.” California garlic is a few months away from being ready.
We have been pretty diligent with eating meals at home for the last few weeks, so much so it feels like I have made every meal so recently. I look forward to summer to have time to try some new recipes. For the week ahead, we are going to have to roll with it because suddenly so much is going on with ballet, school concerts, and the like. On Sunday I made some hard boiled eggs which can always work into a salad meal or to accompany tuna salad.
Better than anticipated! I moved a few couches to vacuum, moved an end table to wash under it, and detail dusted some accent tables that are usually ignored. My lofty goals for the week include putting away the mittens and hats and detail dusting the bathroom blinds.
“American Street” by Ibi Zoboi, about a young Haitian immigrant. I’m having many thoughts about this book related to the state of American homelife, which I will share in a separate post.
I hope your week was good and that if you are busy with soccer, baseball, recitals, and spring concerts, know that quieter days are ahead and enjoy the madness while you can.