I got three loads of laundry washed and hung on the lines in the basement, tried a recipe for granola bars, had some quality time with my sweetie, had a discussion about finances, made enchilada casserole for dinner, and went shopping.
That's where I feel like a hypocrite. Essentially right after having a discussion about finances and the need to control spending, I went out and spent money. Yeah, it wasn't that much. A few groceries (and more rum!), a pair of pants for work and a pair of jeans from the thrift store for $4 each and some new socks (my old socks were many years old and have reached the end of their lives- they're not even darnable anymore. I had 3 catastrophic failures this week!). But I also got this:
Sorry for the bad photography
The thrift store we went to is run by the local Mennonite community and they a section of fair trade and other items from the MCC. I succumbed to my desire for 'stuff' and got another cookbook. It is one that has been on my list since I learned of it. I have 2 other cookbooks by the MCC. I already have the More With Less Cookbook and Extending the Table. This is their most recent one: Simply in Season. It is a celebration of local, seasonal food. They have the recipes divided up by season. While I feel a bit guilty, this is also something that I will use as we depend more on our own food and try to eat more seasonally. But then, to make me feel better, we got a credit card bill today. It was for less than $11... OK. We'll be fine.
In more humorous news: The dog enjoyed having both V and I home for the day and was quite relaxed:
He sacked out on the couch this afternoon after making himself quite comfortable. For a dog that was skinny and in bad shape when we rescued him, he has come a long way.
As have we all.