My husband made three more sections for the backside of the pergola from steel.
I sowed seeds for lettuce, Bells of Ireland, larkspur, and poppies in the garden.
I ran outside with buckets of cold water to pour over everything frozen that was frost-sensitive before the sunrise two days in a row after we had a hard frost (26F/-3.3C). I saved flowers and most of the vegetables (the uncovered lettuce was somewhat damaged). We usually just get a few light frosts here; a hard frost (below 28 degrees F/-2.2C ) is rare. The fate of the citrus trees is yet to be seen; the real fallout seems to be in March when healthy-looking trees suddenly lose their leaves and branches and die after a few too-cold nights in winter. Right now several small trees are struggling–while the large trees are just fine.
I harvested Swiss chard, Meyer lemons (yes, they are really that yellow-orange!), garlic chives, and lettuce from the garden.
I made two frittatas, soup, tacos, spaghetti, lemon chicken and rice with Swiss chard from the garden, chicken with funeral potatoes (I grated and parboiled my own potatoes, as I refuse to buy over-priced hash browns) and green beans, pasta salad, chicken paninis, and chicken with polenta.
I redeemed Swagbucks for a Lowe’s gift card. I have more paint to buy for the benches in the garden and will use it towards that.
I listened to comedians on Dry Bar Comedy while cleaning.
My husband and I watched a performance of a quartet that does comedy along with their musical performances on YouTube. The group is called MozART. They’re been around for a while but were new to us. While sitting in front of a screen watching a performance isn’t the same as going to see one in person, I found that I still enjoyed it immensely, and I am wondering what other performances we can watch together as an at-home date. We rarely get a chance to sit down and watch something together, so it was a nice treat (though I did have to get up several times to check on dinner!)
The children played croquet in the garden, played on the merry-go-round, jumped on the trampoline, and swung on the swings, and I didn’t have to drive to the park. Plus, I was able to make bread and do other jobs at home that I couldn’t have done at the park while the other children finished their schoolwork.
What did you do to save money this past week?
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