106 F in the shade on the back porch!
It's hot folks...like "no way am I going to wear a bra" hot! It's also smoky out there due to all the wildfires. I tried being outside when it was just 90F and picked some squash and raspberries, but only lasted about 10 minutes before I had to come back inside. I can't use the swamp cooler due to how high the heat is and the smoke, so I took a lukewarm shower, put on a very lightweight and cool loose dress and am sitting here in the living room with the fan on me debating on if I can hold out much longer before turning on the AC unit. The AC unit only cools the living room so I may be sleeping out here tonight. The heat has friend my brain so this frugal weekly wrap up is going to be totally incomplete. It is what it is:
~I've picked squash, raspberries, swiss chard and the first of the beans this week along with a few tomatoes from the garden.
~Most of the raspberries were frozen.
~I blanched and froze the swiss chard.
~More bread was made.
~I cooked up an entire chicken in the crockpot ad turned about 1/3 of it into a soup to serve over rice or on it's own (3 meals right there) and the rest of it will make it's way into a Caesar Salad, chicken salad sandwiches and something else.
~I have the bottoms of some green onions in water so let the roots get longer and then I will plant them in the garden.
~Four large red bell peppers were cut up and frozen.
~I made a big bowl of tuna pasta salad that served us for 2 meals.
~Bath and Body Works sent me a coupon for a free lotion.
~I found a really cute outfit for Tate on clearance at Old Navy for $1.99
~We got to Facetime with Josh.
~I finished up a bag of fish sticks for dinner one night and served it with rice, beans from the garden, carrot sticks and squash. I did make extra rice while I was at it.
~We skipped commodities this month because the freezer is still so packed and I could not fit anything else in there. Not a bad problem to have.
~We took the oldest two grandboys, Bradley and Isaiah, up to our town's pool on Monday. It is only $2 a person!
~I was able to hang the laundry out one day this week when the air was clear enough.
~I made iced coffee for a morning drink instead of hot coffee. YUM!
~I had made my famous Mac and Cheese for Isaiah's birthday party. It all got eaten!
~Isaiah and Bradley picked raspberries and took some home for their mom.
~Jeff has been picking things up from the store on his way home if we need them. I have been staying home for the most part.
~I gave Jeff a much needed haircut.
~I dehydrated some kale.
Our town is having it's town wide yard sale tomorrow and many people set up early (as in tonight). Jeff and I may go out and see if there is anything we want or need this evening or, if I get up in time tomorrow before the heat gets too bad, I may wander out then. I am looking for a smaller dehydrator to replace my one that just broke. Hopefully either I will find one, or Jeremy will run across one at an auction and pick it up for me. Be blessed!