We returned home to the usual pile of backed-up mail, with a couple of nice surprises. The Murray McMurray Poultry catalog, so I can start the search for my Urban Homestead laying flock, and a check for $101.52 from canceling the extended warranty on my old car. I was hoping for a bit more of a refund on the warranty. $100 was nice to come home to.
Last week in review.
Crochet 8 washcloths for gift-giving. Accomplished with flying colors. More on this in an upcoming post.
Garland making and planning. Not Done. Did not recruit the Mother-in-law into these antics. I’ve narrowed it down to 2 options. 1 involves buying something to re-use. The other is making something disposable. I’ll decide this week
Participate in Small Business Saturday for a free $25. Done. I wanted to get The Marriage Plot for my reading enjoyment, but it was not to be. A lovely Fiestaware serving bowl was had instead.
This week is a little more complicated.
No Grocery Shopping. I’ve declared the rest of November (and this week) a grocery moratorium. We are eating leftovers, and freezer meals. There will be no trips for food until Saturday, at the earliest.
December Menu plan/Grocery Budget. Since we are operating between meal plans and budgets at the moment, I have a little time to work out what to eat and how much to spend for December. This should also include the much dreaded Christmas Party menu.
Make a decision on the garland. This will involve a little bit of experimentation.
Find receipt for expensive Headphones. In my ongoing earbud plight, I realized 1 pair of defunct headphones is rather expensive, and likely has a warranty. A quick email later, and sure enough they do. Now I need to see if I have the receipt. Not sure that I do. It will require a bit of searching.
Conscientious Consumerism: Research Shoes. The Husband and I are both in need of new shoes. He needs work boots, and I need daily wearers. I have my eye on a pair, but need to price them out locally, see if there are deals to be had and where the shoes are actually made. We need another pair of boots for The Husband, so his current ones can be re-soled and put back in the rotation.
Get Zipper Fixed. Also related to The Husband’s workwear. He has a nice Carhartt jacket with a very broken zipper. Heavy, industrial zippers are beyond our limited capabilities. I need to call our seamstress and figure out if its fixable.
Deal with Speeding Ticket. Ahem. Let’s say, I am less than thrilled about this little gem, and loathe to just pay it. Need to determine if it can be contested/deferred via writing. The ticket itself is vague on details.