Monday, March 30, 2015

A few random things for a Monday.....

I have been growing my hair out.  It is now long enough to put into a short ponytail thank goodness, as it annoys me when it's down and makes me feel too warm.  So why don't I get it cut......I have no idea!!

I am on a house plant buying spree at the moment?  Bought a Martha Washington geranium and a Christmas Cactus this weekend.  As there is a bud on the Christmas Cactus, there is a good chance that will be flowering soon!!

I finished off my grocery shopping for the month of March and spent $331.80 this month with savings of $34.19.  It's proving to be practically impossible to keep it under $300.00 a month.

I am still doing my menu planning and it is keeping me organized.  Here is this weeks, Thursday's shepherd's pie is iffy, as I may make a double quantity of Monday's meal and have that again on Thursday.  In fact the more I think about it, the more I like that idea.  Cook once, eat twice.

Still knitting but it's not coming along very fast.  Still using the first ball of yarn; but it's been less than a week and it's not a race to get finished is it?


18 comments:

PJ said...

Here we are off to another week's start! I love the idea of cooking in large batches in advance.

Deb ShireGardener said...

As someone once told me, if it is Easter and you have bloom on your Christmas Cactus, then you have an Easter Cactus! Mine flowers when it wants to, so goodness only knows what I've got! I do know I've just bought a pelargonium very similar to yours, although mine was not named and I think has more pink. These bush varieties are very pretty and their longevity makes them great value for bringing a pop of colour to a corner.
~~~Deb in Wales

boopnut said...

I love that Martha Washington geranium and think I have to look for one of those! (Right now, I have a very dead tulip...hope the bulbs survived). I have been menu planning in my head, and soon will make freezer meals.
Deb

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Those houseplants will add so much colour and joy in your home. I love the idea of cooking once and eating twice. I do that all the time!

Boyett-Brinkley said...

You and I must be on the same wave-length. Ever since my hair started growing back after the chemo treatments I just haven't cut it. I got it cut once just to even it up but it is below my shoulders now which isn't a particularly good look but I am not just in the mood to cut it. I have been buying houseplants as well. The only think I can grow with any success is plain old ivy but it is looking good with a new addition on Saturday. Guess it is spring and time for all things to grow -- plants, hair -- just so my waistline doesn't!

Anonymous said...

I agree there is no race. Enjoy the process. I know what you mean about keeping the grocery bill under $300. It is getting ridiculous the cost of groceries.

Maggie said...

I love those geraniums, never knew their name though. I tend to buy plants in spurts too, usually to replace the ones i've killed, lol

Yep, foods getting expensive everywhere i suppose, I'm interested to know what egg pie is on your menu??

summer said...

beautiful plants, it's so lovely to see some color after such a grey winter.

William Kendall said...

A Christmas cactus is a new one to me.

carolann said...

Beautiful plant.

My hubby is the cook or should I say chef. He makes large batches also.

That is the best way.


I wore my hair long for two years in a pony tail. I was late 60's when I cut it off.It was easy I found. I look back now at pictures. I say really. I was actually scared to go to hairdresser to tell her how I wanted it cut. I did it. I too was real ill. The good news. It came in wavy hair sides and back but not my bangs. Not complaining but I still go to the straight look. As sometimes the waves go frizzy and I don't like it.

DeniseinVA said...

Thanks for the visit Gill, it's good to be visiting again. Your Chrismas Cactus is real pretty. I'm growing my hair too but for a reason which I will post about one of these days. Anyhoo, it is about as long now as it was when I met my husband. In fact, I twist it up into a little knot like I used to.

Karen said...

The price of meat is getting crazy. I think that's what is driving our food bills up. We used to buy meat in bulk from a local producer, at 2.50 a pound. Now it's up to 3.50. I know, ridiculous compared to the grocery stores right?

Jacquelineand.... said...

I'd be happy if I could get it under $400 a month!

50 and counting said...

Christmas Cactus are the only things that live in my house! My large one started to flower in November and still has some on the go.

Neglect it and it will be fine!

Let's not discuss meat prices. I live in Alberta and the prices for everything is horrid.

Kathy Skinner (Kat) said...

The houseplants are beautiful...cheery! I am thinking about getting some African Violets and a couple Aloe Vera plants.

I am 60 and my hair is to the middle of my back because I can't seem to get a decent cut. So now I cut my bangs and hubby trims the ends. Most of the time I wear it in a ponytail to keep it out of my face. My thought is if you let it grow out and don't like it, you can always cut it again.

Have a great week, Gill!

Linda said...

I really like your planned menu, Gill, and you have lovely handwriting. :) Your photos are lovely.

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Thanks for introducing me to two new plant varieties. Your Martha Washington doesn't even look like a geranium. Thanks for your visit and have a great week!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

While I am nit as diligent as you are, Gill, in pre-planning the weekly meals, I do strive for the cook once and eat twice, and sometimes 3X as the leftovers are included with other foods.