My father in law went goose hunting a few days ago. Today he stopped by with at least five pounds of goose for us. His exact words were, "we shot 27 geese." I have no idea how many people he went hunting with but that sounded like a lot of geese to me. I said, "Wow, that's great. That's a lot." To which he responded, "Yeah, should have been more."
My husband won't eat it but I personally could not be more happy about free meat, free VERY sustainable, healthy, NOT factory farm raised, in fact lived a completely natural life in the wild meat. Oddly enough wild goose tastes and looks a lot like beef. You pretty much treat it like steak but there is an intensely gamey after taste. Little Abe and I don't mind it one bit though. I'm very much looking forward to goose for dinner tomorrow with fresh veggies from our garden!!!
So, can someone tell my why it is that people feel the need to stop by when you're in the middle of cleaning out the entry way closet and the front bookcase (or any such project)? I had stuff thrown all over the living room from sorting things out and it didn't really look like I was in the middle of cleaning. It just looked like a complete disaster. To make matters worse I've been doing a really great job of keeping the kitchen clean (something I've been quite proud of lately) but the sink clogged yesterday and I spent an obscene amount of time unclogging it. My goal was to not have to run to the store for drain-o and by golly I met my goal but it took some work and I did not clean the kitchen yesterday. The kitchen looked today as if it hadn't been cleaned in weeks.
And has anyone else successfully turned away an in law who came bearing gifts of free meat because, "no, you can't come in my messy house as I'm in my pajama's, not wearing a bra, and am in the middle of chasing down my kid while making dinner and mixing up cookies from scratch? (I might have looked like one of those scatter brained mom's you see on internet memes (yes, I did)) All I ask is that you call first. wah, wah, wah. Seriously is anyone else ready for stop in visitors at all times? I NEVER am. Just call first please. Yeah, a little humiliated tonight. And it's not like I'm going to say thanks for the geese but let me explain to you why my house is in shambles. Nah, I'm not good at making excuses.
Spending rundown today: Groceries for $30.70
My budget for the month is $513.62 which leaves $392.58
Average daily spending for 2015: $18.04