End of day one

So (head hanging) we’ve already been to the store.  Well, technically I haven’t, but my husband has.


–TP.  Obviously.

–Benadryl (hubby got a bee sting)

–Canning jar lids -our cucumber plants are intent on world domination.  I canned 15 quarts of pickles today and still have a HUGe bowl full on my kitchen counter. 

 I’d call all those essential.

Would you like to hear about our menus this month? Here’s today:

Breakfast- french toast & OJ

Lunch- chili, salsa, tortilla chips, and cucumber salad

Dinner- chicken pot pie (I made 2 and froze 1), cucumber salad, grapes, and peach crisp for dessert(made 2, froze 1).

I already resisted the urge to buy a book if you can believe it. Amazon.com: Exiles:  I was serious when I told you about my Amazon problem.

Also resisted the urge to buy my 4 year old a new pair of screw-back earrings since she lost one of my favorites.  Instead I dug thru my earrings and found a pair for her.

So far so good.

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  1. your menus for today sound yummy. Way to hold strong on resisting those purchases. And what a great time of year for you to try it with so much coming out of your garden.

  2. Sounds like you are off to a great start!

    Just curious….what led you to the book you linked to? It looks like a good read.

  3. I am on day two and have already broken down and drove car instead of walked my daughter to the school.

    It is hard to live this way in the US…harder then if you were in AFrica. When I am there i go without lots of things and don't think twice about it…here it seems harder. Is that b/c of expactation or habit? I wonder.

    Thanks for the list of activities. I am going to do some of those…

  4. That book looks interesting. I too am a major amazonaholic I think it started when I had to nurse my son in Barnes and Noble's bathroom when he was very young – uggg.

    Anyway back to the point, glad you are on track and thanks for including your menus! I need to get back into the habit of make one/freeze one and I think chicken pot pie will be on our list for the next week since there's a chicken in the freezer. Thanks.

    BTW maybe for the next month you could start a book exchange just to get some new titles into your life until the ones on your wish list can be purchased.

  5. I think the first few days will be the hardest, but you're off to a great start!

    Oh and thanks for stopping by at my blog earlier 🙂

  6. Thanks for the menu, it was very helpful for ideas for me!

  7. You are giving me strength girl. I went to Kohl's yesterday and there are a few things I want but we just can't afford right now. I could put them on the Visa but that wouldn't be a good call for us right now. Time will lessen the "pain" right!?! I love Amazon too. Have you been to Half.com for books? I'm tempted to look this AM for a book that looks good. Hmmmm . . . Maybe just a peek?

  8. Hey girl. Take a peek at my blog today. I'd love your thoughts again! 🙂

  9. your menu is so much better than the cup of yogurt I had for breakfast. the grilled cheese sandwich I'm having for lunch and the spaghetti noodles I'm having for supper (heather says if I behave she'll open a can of sauce)

    I'll let you slip and order that book on one condition, you order one for me too and send it out my way!!!! I saw the book too, it's on my list of books a mile long that i want.

    yesterday i got a giftcertificate that can only be redeemed on Monday at guitar center, and they are doing 75% off of the scratch and dent section, meaning the REMO Djembe I really, really, really want that is normally $280 that was marked down to $250 for the chip in the "earth" coating on the drum will be $100 AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGG

    I really wanted that drum too.

  10. Mary & Avery – Way to go resisting the urge. My copy of Exiles got to the house on Wednesday, so I wouldn't have to buy it this month and have something to read while we are spending nothing.

    I am a djembe guy too Avery, a couple Remos and a couple W. African wood drums.