I feel like today is a summer day! I just came in from laying cardboard and weed-eating, and I'm drenched! Therefore creating an opportunity for me to write this post! I'm too hot and sweaty, and dirty to do anything else. I will have to wait til at least 6:00 before I go out and work again since the sun is so bright. Now I guess I'll clean the house. The house always needs to be done! At least tonight is a leftover night. I made a delicious Italian casserole with homemade ground pork Italian sausage. The pork was purchased at the local grocery store, not home-grown like I would like and I ground it in my grinder. I don't buy beef anymore cause the price has gone up so fast over the past couple of months! Two weeks ago, ground chuck was on sale for $3.39 a pound. The next week it was $3.79 a pound. This week it is $3.49 a pound. That may not be that much where you live, but I was used to paying $2.48-$2.88 a pound. Now we use pork and chicken in our recipes. Sometimes the occasional venison. I did splurge and buy a pack of ground chuck, just less than a pound, for my baked beans. They don't taste the same without it. And we will have an occasional sirloin on the grill and hamburgers on the grill this summer. But no more on a weekly basis. Pork and chicken can still be purchased for less than two dollars a pound. I guess when they get to three dollars a pound, we'll eat mostly beans, unless the hubs gets a raise! I really don't want to have to acquire a job outside the home, just to buy groceries. But if it comes down to it, I guess I will. It would be so hard to do all the things I do and work outside the home! Something would have to go! Canning? Gardening? Wait, that feeds us too! I'm just not going to think about it right now! God will provide!
My homemade laundry detergent experiment seems to be going well. The clothes look clean and smell good due to the scented fabric softener I'm using. I'll really know if it works well when I wash Randy's work clothes in it. I washed Skylar's work clothes with it today, so I wonder if he'll notice.
I'm actually looking forward to using the homemade softscrub cleaner again! It just smells so good! I use an alcohol based cleaner on the counter-tops and glass. It works well; and I love the smell of alcohol! I guess I'm weird.
I've been planting more seeds. The squash, zucchini, and some of the cucumber seeds didn't germinate, so I replanted them today. I may have to plant pea seeds again. I'll watch them a couple more days then decide. I think it's safe for me to set out my tomato plants, so I'll probably do that tomorrow. I hope ya'll are having a nice warm Spring and getting out in those gardens! Have a great week! Blessings from Bama!
|Winterlynn with her Easter dress.|
|Winterlynn and Riley.|
|Looking for Easter eggs!|
|Riley is so cute with her Daddy!|
|I wonder what she sees.|
|That's the way to get the basket out of the way while Nanny puts your shoes on!|
|Skylar and his boots!|
|Nanny went for a ride on the golf cart!|
|My Dad and Willie playing horseshoes!|
|My uncle watching Yasmine and Layla.|
|Amber and April playing horseshoes!|
|Amber and Skylar playing horseshoes! I like how the horseshoe was captured in this photo.|
|Randy and April playing whatever the name of this game is!|
|What is uncle Randy trying to do to you Layla?|
|The girls sure are having fun!|
|Mom and Dad having a little swing time!|
|Skylar took down the blue baby swing and put up another regular swing.|
|I'm so glad he didn't fall! But Yasmine did and sprained her ankle, there in the background. There was a hole and she stepped into it.|
|Time for a ride!|
|Look at those smiles!|
|Yasmine just rode the little car.|
|April went for a ride too!|
|Yasmine didn't let her hurt ankle stop her from playing!|
|We have roses!|
|Riley was so cute putting on my hat!|
|And one of my shoes with her baby!|