I can’t believe all we accomplished today.
First, I’ll tell you what I didn’t accomplish. I have not finished “A House Is . . ” I worked on it maybe an hour last night. I probably need about 20 minutes to finish it. Surely I can work that in tonight.
Second, I didn’t start cross stitching on the July Cross Stitch Camp project. I haven’t even decided for sure which linen to use and whether I’ll use overdyed floss or Sulky 12 weight. I also haven’t posted the photo of the project on Instagram.
Here’s what we did accomplish.
I told you last night that parts of my spiralizer aren’t with it. They may turn up. I feel like I’ve seen them somewhere. I searched everywhere to buy a new one and there was one in stock at Walmart on the west side of Joplin . . a Walmart we had never been to. In fact, Vince argued with me that there wasn’t one there. Last night I put in a quick pickup order for the spiralizer and enough things I needed to reach the $35 minimum and scheduled a 9-10 a.m. pickup time today because the meat market we wanted to go to opened at 10 a.m. We got to WM about 9:05 and they did have the spiralizer so I was happy.
Vince knew we were going to be over by the new Aldi so he insisted on leaving early to go to Walmart so we were finished at WM in plenty of time to go to Aldi. We got things we needed there. Addie found a few things she couldn’t live without too. 🙂
I’ve mentioned before about the meat market here that we like so much. They raise their own beef, butcher it and sell it in the meat market. The beef stew I made this week was with their stew meat and it was the best stew I’ve ever made (if I do say so myself). Browning the meat was so easy. No water cooked out of it. It browned instead of boiling.They were having a 4th of July sale starting this morning at 10 so we wanted to get there early. We bought 20 pounds of the best ground beef (80/20) I’ve ever had and I think it was $1.99/pound. We bought four pounds of breakfast sausage (we’ve never tried it so we didn’t want to get too much), five or six different types of roasts, three or four packages of stew meat. Tomorrow we’re going to grill steak so Vince got a sirloin, Addie got a ribeye and I got a filet.
We came home, I fixed dinner and took some to my friends, then we ran back to the berry farm. Addie and I (just the two of us) picked 15 pounds of blackberries while Vince picked 4 pounds of blueberries. The blueberries are almost finished and it took a long time for him to pick those 4 pounds.
It was a super productive day and even though I didn’t get any stitching done, I do feel good about what I accomplished.