A little over a week, actually, but I wanted to start on the first of the year, and I also wanted to keep my blog entry at its previous format of ending on Sunday evening. We'll call it a week, for convenience.
This week was bracketed by bad weather up on the ranch. Not horrible, storming, driving rain, kind of bad weather, but the miserable, grey, foggy kind of stuff that just gets down into your bones and makes you want to spend your entire day in bed with the electric blanket turned
This time of year, there isn't much to report. The ground is too wet to plant anything, and the weather is too cold for anything to germinate. The most exciting part of this month was the beginning, when ALL the seed catalogues started showing up! Time to plan and dream!
One thing I have been doing is saving yogurt cups, so I can start a few seeds inside in March or early April. I may also try buying some started plants this year, as well, but I haven't made up my mind yet. The plants
Purchased at Safeway:
2.5 gallon jug of spring water: $2.60
Italian sausage (13 oz): $4.79
stewing beef (1.21 lbs): $2.11
bulk chicken drumsticks (6.05 lbs): $9.01
Purchased at Food4Less:
cheese (smoked Gouda): $4.98
cheese (reg Gouda): $4.98
cheese (Edam): $4.98
12 one-gallon jugs of spring water: $5.14
Okay, just noticed that she only charged me for THREE one-gallon jugs, and now I feel badly,
And thus another year ends....
Happily, all is well on the ranch. Other than several days of storm, followed by a few days of below-freezing nights, it is a typical winter week here. No emergencies, no blackouts, and after two weeks of promises, the phone company even got my phone working again, so I am happy.
I think I neglected to mention, last week, that somebody backed into my truck. Luckily, they didn't do any damage to the body. Unluckily, they must have had something
Because I keep thinking of great ideas, then forgetting them, this blog will be updated as I come up with/edit challenge ideas.
My 2011 challenges:
Grocery budget of $350/monthNo spend days of 15/monthFling 2011 things this yearAchieve my target weight of 125 lbsRun/walk 520 milesGo to the gym at least 2x/weekMake 4 HM Christmas stockings, 24 washcloths, and four gift-card holdersRead 20 booksMake at least 25 different beaded bookmarksTry
Updated 02-17-2011 at 11:10 AM by madhen