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Back To Empty Nesting

January 10th, 2020 at 03:41 pm

Both of our daughters have taken off for their respective schools. We are empty nesters once again. Amazing to think our oldest will graduate in May. Time to make plans for that and spring break!

I still need to do my ten year look back financially. I didn't forget!

I've thought about some goals, but not ready to write them, nor are they that much different than past years. Just plan to save MORE!

I'm not specifically doing Uber Frugal Month, but trying to be conscious of spending going forward. I did buy some groceries at Target in the last week using the gift cards I bought at 10% discount in December. So there will end up being less spent in the grocery budget.

I did spend some money recently to get items to start growing my own broccoli sprouts. I do like sprouts, but can't find them very often. They are really good for you, so I'm going to grow my own inside in jars. Do you grow anything inside your home that is edible?

4 Responses to “Back To Empty Nesting”

  1. crazyliblady Says:

    I don't grow anything inside that I eat, but I do grow stuff outside. The short story is that if I grow stuff inside, my cats murder the plant. LOL Right now, despite it being January, I am growing lettuce and green onions under mini terrariums (giant 5 gallon water bottles that I cut down and put over my potted veggies). I have grown sprouts indoors and used one of these sprouting lids on an ordinary mason jar and it's very easy. I think the one I bought was around $2.00 at the farm store, but this one is a little more. There are even instructions towards the bottom of this amazon page. Good luck.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    crazyliblady, that's my exact plan to use mason jars and I did buy several of those sprouting lids too! I think I got a better deal on almost the same thing, different brand name on Amazon than that one though. It does look really easy. We eat salads everyday, so I'm looking forward to adding sprouts. I probably could grow lettuce here in winter, but I need to have raised beds since we cannot dig into the dirt (apparently the soil is potentially contaminated!!)

  3. crazyliblady Says:

    My sympathies for the bad soil. Ugh. Planning in some kind of pots or window boxes could be a better idea for you.

  4. My English Castle Says:

    I grew sprouts when I was a kid--I might try it again--so fun!

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