Yesterday Shane and I did almost nothing that could be classified as work. And guess what? The world didn't suddenly come to an end or anything.
Our day included waking up on our own (no alarm), looking through the Sunday paper over coffee, going out for a late breakfast, returning the work truck to Shane's boss, coming home and napping (me) while Shane and Kat played a couple of board games, cooking and eating supper, then relaxing for a short time before bed. No gardening, no laundry, no cleaning.
Just a quick glance around the house lets me know today will have to be very different.
I absolutely, positively have to balance the checkbook and pay bills today, as I skipped doing it last week (I try to do it each Monday).
I also have to do something with all the cucumbers I picked last week. Since they are already a few days out of the garden, I suppose I'll make more refrigerator pickles instead of actually canning them. We all like the fridge pickles the best anyway.
I anticipate having more tomatoes to can this week, too. I like to cut them into large chunks and can them plain, with just a little salt (and a little citric acid for the low-acid yellow ones). That way, I can use them to make salsa, spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, etc., later as we need those things, instead of trying to guess now how much salsa or pasta sauce we'll need later.
Our other main activity for this week include school enrollment on Thursday morning. Historically, it's only taken a few minutes for us to get through the enrollment process, but this year they have centralized enrollment for all grades in the same building, so it might be a little more hectic. They did, however, assign each student to one of four days by last-name initial, so at least not every student will be there on Thursday.
I can't believe school starts in just 22 days! From a parental standpoint, I'm ready for it, but in trying to see it from a kid's point of view, it seems like summer vacation is getting shorter all the time.
I hope all of you had a good weekend. What's in store for you this week? For those of you with kids, when do they return to class?
July Grocery/Pantry Challenge:
Items Purchased Today (store brand unless indicated): None
Amount Spent Today (including tax): $0.00
Amount Spent To Date in July (including tax): $149.92