I have had a busy week at home. I did a bit of grocery shopping when I went to the nursing home for the monthly birthday party. I did not make a second trip to town saving time and money.
Kmart had flip flops on sale this past week - two pairs for $1. This was one of the items remaining on my shoebox list. I used the online ordering option and was able to pick them up in the store the following day. It was very easy. I was in and out of the store in less than 10 minutes. Even better I received a phone call from the store manager as a follow-up to make certain I had no problems. I love good customer service.
W dropped his cell phone into the river while fishing. He took it apart and placed the pieces in a bowl of rice. After a couple of days it was dried out and works perfectly.
I pulled grass and other weeds from the garden and fed them to the chickens as a treat. The rabbits ate lettuce, kale, and Swiss chard from the garden.
W and I ate cherry and yellow pear tomatoes. I also picked peppers. I dug the garlic which did well for my first attempt. I collected a few herbs.
I purchased chicken breasts in bulk. I prepared some as chicken tenders to bake for easy meals. Others went into the freezer for various meals. I made yogurt and peach ice cream. I also canned peach pie filling (more on that later in the week). I made ranch dressing using part of my homemade yogurt.
I crocheted several wash cloths for the shoeboxes using donated yarn.
I repaired a minor problem with the church's laptop after doing a simple online search.
A neighbor dropped off some Coke bottle caps, and I gave her a stack of magazines. I use the bottle caps to get the magazines free.
I finally broke down and started watching Downton Abbey using Amazon's Prime Video. I was pleasantly surprised that W liked it as well. This gives us a new show to watch together. While I do pay for Prime, I more than get my money's worth with the free books, TV/movies, and two day shipping. I live a good two hour drive from any big city so it is a huge savings in gas, time, and wear on a vehicle.
We ate several meat free meals this week. I made a pasta salad using vegetables, a bit of cheese, and some ranch dressing. We also had tomato sandwiches on homemade bread.