5 chopped up green olives
One small celery stalk
Two (2) tablespoons of mayonnaise
And, I have two meals for 30.75 cents. Adding in 5 cents for the additional ingredients still makes it a simple, yet frugal, meal at just under .18 cents a meal. Add the bread which I can't calculate because I don't know how many slices are in the loaf. But, fair is fair so the bread needs to get a mention.
Grocery stores don't offer smaller portions for single people in the fresh veggie department.
If I want lettuce, I buy an entire head. Or carrots and celery come in nothing smaller than 'stalk' or a pound. A friend has been singing the praises of green bags for years to me. I finally bought some because I had all the dehydrated foods I need and watching food waste was irritating the heck of out me. She was correct! I now have a portion of a head of lettuce that is still good that was purchased at the beginning of January. That makes it twenty four days with more to come.
Now, out of the kitchen and into the office. I'm loving the small space. The couch came in with a small black side table. It's beginning to get cozy in there. Next will be drapes. Measuring from the ceiling to the floor let me know I need 95 inch drapes. If the roads are clear on Monday, I'll hop over to Penney's to check out their selection. If they're not on sale in the store, I'll grab the information and go online where there is a 50% off sale plus 20% with any type of payment. Going through ebates will net me another 9% off which will bring the cost down to just over 26.00 a panel for a panel that was originally priced at $70.00. The ones I'm looking at are lined in white. White is the only color that can appear in the windows from the street. (Home Owner Rules) I don't mind it because the look is consistent. Our neighborhood is small and multiple colors would definitely look unbalanced and not so clean.
|Things got moved around already. To fill the empty space|
in the jut out part I placed the organizers that were previously
next to the bookcase and desk.
|The couch is a bit bigger than a love seat, but smaller|
than a regular couch. It also opens up to a sleeper.
(Double) Marley photo bombed the picture.
On the list is also another lamp for the small side table. I'm hoping Marshall's still has a matching lamp to the one that's on the bookcase. The last thing will be a medium size television so Marley and I can watch our videos. I'm looking into a 'smart' TV which has Netflix and METV access built in. I have heard rumors that those devices can spy on a person in the room. I don't know how true that is. Well, no matter. There's time to make a decision.
After prayer time I began watching a couple of the ladies I follow on yoo toob. Before coffee! Bad idea because one of the videos was extremely motivational. By 9 AM I had a dining area that was scrubbed down from the floor on up. I washed the chairs and table base, then went on to the table top. The floor and baseboards are now clean, as well. I just realized the ceiling light didn't get cleaned so when I'm done writing I will wipe that down as well. The chair seats have also been cleaned with upholstery cleaner and are in the middle of drying out.
|The chair seats need to dry before they are returned to|
the appropriate position. When they're dry I'll clean off the residue
with a cleaning brush to remove the dried up dirt.
Since everything is smelling nicely I opened the living room window to air out the living area. The sun is shining and the air is crisp. Just the right combination to kill germs.