Today was another busy yard work day and I am thinking that tomorrow will be too. When I sat down to write this post I panicked for a minute because I could NOT, for the life of me, remember what I had for breakfast! After some mental struggling (and asking my mom, who also could not remember) it finally dawned on me that I had toast for breakfast. And my leftover green monster.
I built this:
No, it is not a stylish hat for my garden box. It is a device to keep squirrels, birds, and most importantly the dog out of the vegetables that I plan on growing! I built it out of PVC pipe, Zip Ties(And string when I somehow used all 100 of the zip ties), and chicken wire. I also heard on the radio that if you string up a broken CD in your garden, lights will reflect off of it and scare skittish squirrels when they see the movement.
So I built one of those, too, for good measure. Now I’ll get on to the money stuff, which I know you all just find thrilling!
- 2 Pieces of bread: $0.08
- Some Tofu cream cheese, peanut butter, and jam: $0.15
- A small Roma tomato: $0.13
Breakfast Total: $0.36
Now, lunch and dinner are tricky. I went out for lunch and ate the leftovers for dinner. However, I did not pay for lunch and if I were living on foodstamps, I would not be able to use that at a restaurant (at least in this state) so instead of just leaving it as $0.00 for my total, I’m going to look at other dishes I made and estimate lunch and dinner.
Lunch Total: $0.50
Dinner Total: $0.50
In case you’re wondering I got a veggie burrito at a Mexican restaurant, ordered without cheese or sour cream. It was covered in delicious guacamole, and I took a picture for you, but my silly phone didn’t save it I guess so you will have to use your imagination ;)
Day 6 Total: $1.36
Money “left”: -$.60
Oops. I officially blew all my cash.
I did some research and the amount of food stamps that I would receive in a week to just feed myself in this state is actually about $44, double the amount for the challenge. I am not trying to make excuses for blowing my budget, simply stating that if the challenge was created using figures particular to my state, I would be WAY under budget :)
Just one more day! And tomorrow morning, I have the first batch of VOO (Vegan Overnight Oats) that I have EVER made. I saw this recipe and fell in love instantly. I took a tiny taste before I stuck it in the fridge and it made me even more excited. I will let you know tomorrow how it tastes!
On a final note: Tomorrow is my first day walking with my new exercisebuddy Danielle. Gotta get up at 6:00! I’m probably up too late already, so I better get to bed.
Do you have an exercise buddy? If not, what motivates you to get up and moving (assuming that you do get up and get moving ;) )