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I'm over winter, so I'm spring cleaning.

March 1st, 2015 at 12:02 pm

We're snowed in again today, under six new inches of snow. Gah. I'm so over winter! It's impossible to make plans. We've had a half dozen snow days, the kids were supposed to spend the night at grandma's last night so Dh and I could have a date, but that didn't happen because the storm was coming.

I have spring fever. I can't wait to throw open the doors, steam clean the carpet, be able to start walking the kids to school again, and generally begin living outdoors again.

In the meantime, I'm trying to keep the house as clean as I can (a challenge, since I'm busy and hate cleaning) to reduce the stress of all of us being cooped up.

Today, I cleaned, organized and scrubbed the refrigerator. I also prepped my salad for the week. I also cleaned out the deep freeze. I found more expired freezer burned stuff than I care to admit. Not as bad as it could have been, but still. I put a dry erase magnet board on the outside ot he deep freeze and wrote down everything I put back in there. At least then I'll know just by looking what's there and where it is (Now I have like with like in little baskets. )

I planned this week's meals based on what we had in there.
-baked steak
-seafood pasta alfredo
-the kids want a grilled cheese night, which is fine with me because it's so cheap!
-baked turkey with cranberries
-baked chicken breasts

I also put in our meat order with the local farmer, now that I knew exactly what I already had in the deep freeze. We order from them about five times a year. The meat is so high quality--far and above fro the grocery store-- and it is amazingly affordable. It costs the same or less than traditional meat at the store, on average, and I know these animals live a very nice life until their last day.

DH took our youngest sledding at the park. The oldest is hanging out with me playing legos while I fold laundry and bake cookies. It's a generally low key day!

Update: After all that and baking cookies for the kids, I decided to clean out the utility part of the basement. It's swept and organized, with a box of things for the thrift store. I also organized all the wrapping paper, bags, and bows so it's much more manageable and takes up less room.
Now, to rest!

2 Responses to “I'm over winter, so I'm spring cleaning. ”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    We also get our meat from a butcher who charges the same if not less than the butcher's yet they have their own animals and because they feed them they can always give us hormone-free meat. The quality is a billion times better! It's great.

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    We bought a share in a sausage sow from a local farmer. The sow will be divided into 6 shares. Our portion will be about 70 pounds and cost $160. The guy's meat is so far above the store it's not even in the same category. I can't even go back to grocery store pork it's so bland.

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