Thursday, July 16, 2009

Plan for the Day

With luck Karen will let me know where we'll meeting before we're supposed to meet and our trip to the Florissant Fossil Beds will go off as planned. In preparation for that, I need to pack a lunch and a camelbak. We'll be gone for about 4 hours, and then I need to run by a fabric store before coming home and attacking my everlasting list of chores. Somewhere in there I need a nap.

The vegetarian conversion is still going well. We have one tube of ground turkey and a lot of tuna to finish off still, and David will take care of the hot dogs and lunch meat without my help. Red meat has been entirely cut out and poultry will be next, within the next day or so I imagine. It will probably take a little while to go through the amount of tuna I have, both pouches and cans, but they should be gone by the end of July. That puts my lacto-ovo goal well on track. The best alternative to not eliminating animal products completely, in my opinion, is to by grass fed milk and cage free eggs, locally if possible. I need to come up with a budget. We just got paid, and we don't really have a good system for monitoring our spending, which we really need. I haven't totalled up how much we've spent on groceries for the month in a long time, and I'm fairly certain it's higher than we would like. Taking the time to shop around is important too. Avocados were .88 at Wal-Mart and $1.99 at King Soopers. The Wal-Mart avocados were smaller, but I almost always have produce left over when I'm done cooking, and not having leftovers isn't necessarily bad. I also need to come up with a freezer menu.

And run the washer again because I forgot about those clothes for the past day and I bet they smell now.

And somewhere in there work on my book and get some knitting/sewing done.