Woke up feeling motivated and while I drank my morning coffee I browsed houses on Trade Me. I like to look at houses for sale in my own country now and again to get inspiration. We have so many renovations to do and limited funds but I always find it motivating to look at what other people are doing and any great ideas or colours I like I save to Pinterest. This kitchen made me swoon.
I may have sold an item on Ebay.. I just answered a postage query. Fingers crossed.
In the afternoon I watched some Extreme Cheapskates. Wow. I notice none of those people have their own vegetable garden. I guess that’s the difference between frugal people and cheap people. I’d rather put work into a vegetable garden than go through rubbish for my food.
Worked for one hour. I have some hours to catch up on.
Then we spent some time outside and cut up more firewood from our felled pine trees and stacked it. I separated out kindling and pinecones and I gathered some bark scraps. I’m collecting the bark and pine needles that have started breaking down so I can mulch a large garden bed we have started setting up. HUGE job but we bought some bark a while ago and it was ridiculous prices and I realized, wait why are we buying bark?
I also have a plan to sell pine cones. I just have to find out if I can get some chicken feed bags or something to pack them in. Our road is reasonably busy so I can put some out for sale there.
The night before last we had roast chicken with all the vegetables coming from our garden. The following night I made stirfried chicken rice with sweet and sour sauce which I made myself. More vegetables from the garden, the mushrooms I got last winter cheap and froze. Tonight is tuna on toast. The rest of the sweet and sour sauce will keep for 2 weeks but I have some fish in the freezer I got on clearance at the supermarket that would be nice with it.
Konmari’d kitchen appliances. I had already donated the ones we don’t use previously. We have a handmixer, a juicer, a blender, an electric frying pan, a stick blender, a sandwich maker (use this regularly to cook meats instead of using the oven), a jug and a toaster.
Daily cleaning – yesterday I got done (this is obviously an ongoing/daily one!)
- Weekly clean – nope
- Monthly clean (if I get time) – nope
Update YNAB –this will now be part of daily routine, to keep it updated Work for 2 hours in the afternoon and 2 hours evening – did evening, but napped in the afternoon! On a roll today though while the kid is at preschool. Make a phone call
- Order Annie Sloan wax since there is nowhere local to buy it
- Get the handles cut off my sewing desk I want to paint
Top up my cellphone Drop off donations See if there are wild blackberries ready to pick yet Catch up on The Middle and Extreme Cheapskates (while I catch up on some knitting?) Finish watching the last season of How I Met Your Mother (while I catch up on some knitting?)
- Complete and send back paperwork I got in the mail yesterday
- Get my 25 hours done for the week
- Buy new headphones (kid broke other pair)
Transfer money to cover Microsoft and Dropbox payments for the month. Finish my daily clean (I’m trying to get myself in the habit of this).
- Plan bedroom design
- Unsubscribe from some emails
- Paint spice rack
- Sort out car insurance automatic payments
Start christmas savings water seedings