For those who did not see my post on Facebook, Darren and I announced we will be grandparents next March with Megan and her boyfriend Kurt expecting a baby. We are excited, a little nervous and suddenly feeling about 20 years older. I've made lots of trips to Savers ( ok, more than usual ) to buy up on baby clothes, a baby bath, blankets and other goodies. It's amazing what good quality things people donate and the cheap prices they are sold for.
Here's what else I got up to this week -
* Made up two bottles of diluted Dynamo laundry liquid. Usually I use my homemade laundry powder but work uniforms need something with a fragrance to cut through the grease smell.
* Made a whole orange cake using a couple of small oranges given to me last week. I'm hoping to freeze the rest of the oranges for future baking.
* Donated a couple of bags of goodies to Savers and received a 20% off discount stamp.
* Made up two bottles of diluted Windex window cleaner. It still works just as good as the full strength. The diluted ratio is 50: 50
* Made two bottles of Miracle Spray to sell to a couple of cleaning clients.
* Made chunky chicken and veg soup. First I made stock in the slow cooker using one drumstick, one wing and bones from a quarter of chicken. Then I made the soup on the stove top. There was plenty of meat and the soup made seven portions for the freezer.
* Froze leftovers from chop suey and spag bol.
* Fed weeds, Spring grass and bread crusts to the chickens.
* Picked silverbeet to add to two meals.
* Megan, Kurt and I went to Savers to buy baby clothes and maternity clothes. I was able to give them a discount card with 20% off on it. This saved them $16.
* Picked flowers from the garden to brighten up my kitchen.
* Sold two dozen eggs.
* Dried the washing on the line. I changed my wash days to suit the weather.
* Gratefully received more lemons.
|From the garden|
|Selling excess eggs|
|Silverbeet added to chop suey. Yum|