|Though not the pic I was going for, isn't that the cutest fluffy butt?|
Hello, friends. Last week, I planted a celery end in the lettuce bed. They do better in the warmer months here, but it's worth a try, as warm as the winter has been. I redeemed $2 off purchases in both produce and groceries at Food Lion, and got a free organic salad dressing with purchase of their spring mix. Parsley was harvested for potato salad on a warm day (about 70 degrees). Swiss chard was harvested, as well as onions to add to black beans. I brought home leftovers from my Valentine's dinner with J. This was the first month of using my cash back credit card. I put two dental bills on it, and a few meals, got over $8 cash back, and paid it off immediately. Frozen blueberries from last year's garden were enjoyed in my oatmeal. I spent many hours working on my taxes, and can see the end in sight. A load of laundry was hung on the line.
I made a pot of taco soup, which has to be the easiest soup ever, and yummy. It used home canned tomatoes, corn I froze last summer, dehydrated home grown garlic and onions, and some of the olives I recanned. I had a small amount of leftover black beans and tomato sauce that I threw into the soup, to use them up. I signed up to get 3 free credits on the History Channel, so we could watch Washington. When we tried to watch it Sunday, it didn't seem available, though it showed I had 3 credits available. We're really out of the loop with this technology, but are thinking it's possible we can't watch it live because we don't have paid TV, but can watch it afterwards on our Roku TV. I hope so. I paid utility bills online, saving stamps. The Healthshare I belong to sent a letter of apology earlier in the year, for such poor customer service, with a promise to do better this year. Last week, I received a couple of emails with signs of progress being made on some reimbursements I am due. It is a significant amount for me, if they actually follow through, and I'm hopeful. I called for info about being an election official, and intend to apply.
Several items I plan to sell on ebay were researched, to get an idea of appropriate prices. I drilled holes in two canister lids, and fitted them with carbon filters, making them compost crocks, which I listed in my shop. J harvested turnips, and prepared them the way he loves, with bacon. Orders were cleaned and powder coated. J & I cleaned up some of the massive amounts of sticks and limbs in the yard, and burned them. He had cut up the pine that fell into our garden the morning after the storm, and we cleaned up all the limbs from it. I pruned plum trees and butterfly bushes. I started cutting up one of the massive mystery/crossed winter squash, and a couple of hours later was getting a blister. J rescued me, and cut up the last few pieces. I roasted some of it, and pulled our lima beans from the freezer to have, along with basmati rice. I had hoped to get some seeds planted last week. I didn't, but there's always next week. Wishing you a most peaceful week.