So not much has happened since the final delivery. Well, there has been a lot of stressing, a little shopping, and a whole lot of oatmeal.
One positive note, my food costs for the entire week has been about $15 total. Seriously. Oatmeal for breakfast and lunch and sauteed tofu with onions and mushrooms and a glass of wine for dinner. Yup, the $2.99 bottle of red wine from Whole Foods is included in the week’s costs and I still have one glass left in that bottle! It’s a good thing I like oatmeal. And I’ve been adding Chia seeds [for protein, fiber, and omegas] as well as local bee pollen [for its many nutritional benefits] and cinnamon [to regulate blood sugar levels and all the other magic it does] and all the protein I need with my tofu. Really, I’m quite happy with this. By the time September is over I may be a bit over oatmeal but who knows.
In the mean time I have been cleaning and putting things away and, well, that’s just a pain. I keep running out of hangers and to be honest, it is kind of boring. Honestly, I was excited about buying a broom. A Broom. Such is life.
Whenever I’m stressed I like to bake but since I’m on a no shopping budget, I had to make due with what I had [which I found out, was NOT a cookie sheet] But I did have leftover sugar cookie dough from when I was going to bake something or another and so there was a little start for my FIRST ever baking in my new gas oven. Gas ovens, those are another new thing to me. I may or may not have sat in front of it for 5 or 7 minutes watching my cookies so they didnt burn.
So they are kind of like those cookie icing sandwiches except cup size instead! I brought them into work on Labor Day when I was promptly sent home because I missed the memo that if you were not “essential” you did not have to come in. They didn’t have to tell me twice! As I had been walking into work that morning I was thinking how gorgeous it was out and how I wish I could be running instead. Well, my wish came true and I promptly headed to the locker room for my first official outdoor run in LV. <3 It was amazing. The secret is you have to run before 8am. I'm ok with this.
I don’t know how the cookies were since I don’t // can’t eat the majority of things I bake and these were not gluten free. I gave one to the Lt in the office and he assured me it was good but I wasn’t convinced. It took him more than three bites which is never a good sign to me. I really am more of a cupcake girl these days, I trust my cupcakes are amazing….I dont have the same cookie confidence…maybe I need to work on my powers a bit more…..
Well anyways, I have been taking on Martha Stewart so I decided to make pillows. The couch I bought came with about 6 large pillows, and they aren’t bad except that they do not match anything in my house in terms of decor. They are these animal print things and there is no animal print anywhere to be had in this house [and I intend to keep it that way]. So I decided it was time to replace them. I had purchased some material back in Tejas that I thought would go well with the tables I made and I decided to break it out. My only regret is that I only had enough to make two large pillows and one small one. Eventually I will head out to Michaels/ JoAnns/Walmart to find a different [cheap priced] material that will go with the flow of my house.