As I'm writing this post I couldn't believe how quickly this week has gone. Then I look back at what we've done and realise we've been quite busy. We helped Jessica move over two days this week. On Monday Darren and I took a trip to the beach at sunset just to get out of the house . Restrictions were lifted and now we can travel up to 25 km from home. It was lovely to see something different.
On Thursday I took my Dad into the city for his specialist appointment. It was slightly unnerving to be back on the road travelling at 100 km an hour down the freeway. We also looked after Luka for a day and enjoyed his little antics around our home and backyard. I even started sorting and wrapping Christmas presents.
Here's what else we've been up to -
* Made up 2 large foaming hand wash bottles for our daughters to use in their homes. The shower gel I used came to us for free so it didn't cost me anything to make it up and will save the girls lots of money.
* Sold lots of hanging towels on Facebook. I have just a few left if anyone is interested.
* Ate freezer meals ( leftovers ) a few nights for dinner.
* Made butter twice this week using the free cream I'd frozen. I think I have about 15 bottles left to use.
* Gratefully received quite a few tomato plants from my Dad. He grows them from seed for his own veggie garden plus spares to give to family, friends and neighbours. With the lockdown restrictions he hasn't been able to give them away this year. I thought I'd help him out and take a few more for our own garden. In return I gave him a zucchini plant and some flower seedlings Darren has been growing
* Picked a couple of large broccoli heads from our garden. I've blanched and frozen them for future eating.
* Saved the shower warm up water, drink bottle water and washing machine rinse water. All of this has been reused around our home as needed.
* Refilled and diluted the dish washing liquid.
* Gratefully received lots of glass jars from my Mum and Dad. They are the perfect size for jam making and gift giving .
* Dried all the washing on the line and clothes horses. We even changed our wash days if the weather looked better at other times.
* Used card stock scraps to make greeting cards.
* Cleaned the kettle with citric acid. To some this might not seem like a money saving tip. You can buy kettle cleaning liquid or some people use vinegar ( which didn't work for me ). Citric acid costs just a few cents for each kettle clean and leaves it sparkling.
* Made shortbread biscuits for our afternoon teas. I also gifted some for a present and they were very well received.
* Fed the compost bin every couple of days with our kitchen scraps.
|Broccoli ready to freeze|
|From our garden|
|Christmas present wrapping|