Lately I’ve been so busy that I can hardly sit for a few minutes without thinking about 500 things I should be doing. Even now! I’ve wanted to write my Weekend in Review post and then just blab about all the things we have done. So I am going to start with Friday:
My husband had the Good Friday off, so we hung out at home for a while. We always enjoy taking care of the chickens and watching the mama hen and her babies. It was, of course, rainy. It has been raining every day since last Thursday. Thankfully it hasn’t rained yet today. The wind is blowing and the sun is shining right now AND it’s WARM!!! I love warm weather. I’m not a fan of being cold!
Friday we decided to take a trip up north to this store called Sharp Shopper. We’ve heard they have great deals on foods, so we did some shopping there. Extra food shopping for our food supply in the basement. It’s coming along nicely, but I do have more shopping and organizing to do. I’m posting a picture of our basement storage. It’s a bit messy here. I’ve since put all boxed and bagged things in plastic tubs since we seem to have some mice living in our basement. In less than a week, I’ve trapped 3 mice in the basement, so far. It is amazing how we start stocking up in earnest and the mice decide to invade. Very frustrating, but it’s getting under control – hopefully! 🙂
My shelving units look a lot different now. Nicer, I think. The boxes and stuff aren’t as organized as I’d like in the plastic containers, but at least the food is protected for the moment. I definitely need more containers! I am going to be putting 50 pounds of rice in canning jars (it’ll end up being 40 cups of rice) and the rest will be in vacuum sealed bags in a container in the basement. I have 75 pounds of flour that still need bagged and put in the freezer and I have to start rotating and using my storage supplies regularly so they can be used properly.
Saturday was a busy day for me. I went grocery shopping and it took forever! Everywhere was so busy since Easter was Sunday and everyone was shopping. I was shopping out of necessity, not because of the holiday. It’s NOT my favorite thing, that’s for sure. Grocery shopping is my least favorite kind of shopping.
Sunday morning we woke up early, but no Easter egg hunts like previous years. I forgot to buy candy, BUT the kids got a video game. They enjoyed time playing on the xbox before church. Much better than going to church on a sugar high!
Sunday after church – which was a beautiful Resurrection service, I must say – we came home and had lunch and just hung around home until it was time to go to my parent’s home for dinner. It was a nice family get together! Here are some pictures of family. My nieces and nephew are adorable!