Well isn't it true that anytime you eat junk food and spend money on fun stuff it's a very good day? Today is Einstein's birthday. He is 20 years old. My how time flies when your having fun. As of this year all my chillins are legal adults. My last holdout, Rubic, will turn 18 next month. Do I feel old? Uh Yes, but I also feel proud. So proud of my children.
So on todays agenda, Waffles with syrup for breakfast, lunch will be whatever everyone wants. Tonight's dinner will be burgers at Five Guys followed by home made cookie cake and ice cream. I know you guys are thinking "Okay I see the un healthy part, but where is the non frugal part?" Well you might not be thinking that, but I can dream can't I? Anyway, anyone who has ever eaten at five guys knows it isn't cheap, not to mention the birthday "Gift" money.
In order to keep in the frugal maven vein, The waffles, syrup, and cake are home made. The money for dinner and gift was budgeted. That's it. That's all I got for the frugal stuff. Hey but it's something.
In other homestead news, we are up to 5 eggs laid by one hen. She seems to think she needs to lay an egg a day. I'll take that. It is great because it means I could meet my goal of 8 dz eggs a month. Could it be that I don't have to by those bland white eggs! Hubby says each time he goes to get the egg, the little white hen comes in to see what he is doing. I told him if she ever sets on any eggs we will leave them to her, but until then they are fair game. No pun intended.
Ironically my garden is putting out tomatoes. I picked about 3-4 lbs last night and left them out on the counter to ripen. There are still some out there and I will leave them as long as I can. I may cover the plants this year to protect from frost to see if the last ones can ripen on the vine. I have picked about 1 1/2 lbs of peanuts so far. Since they are from volunteers, they are free! I have also dug about 6 lbs of sweet potatoes. Also volunteers. I have more peanuts to pick and sweet potatoes to dig. Peppers are coming in. They aren't as large as I am used to, but I will take them. My English peas plants are covered in full pods. Once the plant dies back I will pick them and put them up.
I need to pause here to give a big thank you to the ladies my husband works with. In honor of his mom who passed recently, they gifted us with an apple tree. We will get it in the ground hopefully today or tomorrow.
I have a list a mile long of things needing to be done both inside and outside. Hopefully I will get things done. Here's hoping. All I can do is do the next thing.
Well, that is all I have for now. You guys have a great day!