A few days ago we were being teased with spring. It was a tolerable temperature, I was able to clean up in the shed and under the carport, and there was rain. Makes you start thinking of spring and gardens.
Now there's 6 inches of fresh snow on the ground and it is still falling.
But I got my garden started in the online shopping carts of High Mowing Organic Seeds and Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Mr. Man sat next to me as I did it and happily didn't flinch at what my totals were yesterday. Today I'm working on getting it down to just what a month's grocery budget is going to be...I figure a one month's investment for 3 months (and more for canning hopefully) of fresh organic produce is well worth the starting cost.
I don't know if I'm going to be saving seeds this year or not, but by growing heirloom seeds I at least have the option, so that is happy. The girls are excited because I'm going to build them each their own garden box in the side yard. They will get to choose what to grow in it from the seeds I order. DQ will be happy to discover I'm ordering flower seeds as well. Edible flowers, haha.
Now I just get to hurry up and wait for our tax return which will disappear all too fast....but hopefully make a better life for us in the long run. Less debt, and a "new" car are in the plan. As well as a "new" dryer, though I kind of want a drying rack instead! I know Mr. Man hates all the clothes hanging all over though. I like it, didn't realize he doesn't but being that he pulled everything out of our bathroom and dumped it in my closet... eh. If it were dry that'd be one thing, but not all was...
This morning, as I was getting the girls ready to put on their snow gear for the walk to school he called me from work to tell me he had called our carpool guy and asked him to get DQ today. Huzzah! Best husband ever! We don't have to walk through the snow!
Mr. Man got a promotion at Target. He is now a Team Lead which is a full-time job and so will be getting benefits and he is quite happy to be quitting 24 hr. fitness. We are happy that we will be seeing more of him. A lot more as he is also having to quit this semester for the 2 weeks of training he will be sent to...