Before I forget... yesterday was still windy but 68º, and what do you suppose we woke up to? SNOW! It only lasted about 15 minutes then turned to sleet, but Mother Nature had her last laugh, I expected as much.
First thing I finally got done was organizing the freezer, although this could happen every day and it wouldn't be enough - I really want to make sure we are using everything, but it appears we have a huge surplus of beans in there. Green beans every night this week now - the kids will be mortified :) I also got my batch of laundry detergent made, I was down to my last cupful.
Today hubby got a bunch of his stuff thrown away or into the donate pile (it was all his stuff, I'm happy to say), and then we were able to consolidate much of it down into lidded containers to move up to the attic. He did a bit of rearranging up there so hopefully it will be easier to see what I have and can repurpose up there later in the year. We don't have all that much up there, since it's one of those attics that's "not really an attic" LOL. He put down a few plywood pieces across the beams so there is a little area we can walk on and store things like seasonal stuff, but I usually just peek my head up there and shove stuff in, now I can actually go find stuff without tripping.
While he did that, I took the few hours I had left before the kids came home from school to repot my first set of seedlings and get started on the main event: the peppers & tomatoes! It's official now, they are on the heat and I will be drowning in seedlings soon and playing the shuffle & water game. I'm proud of myself for waiting this year, in past years I had them going several weeks earlier but I have found the younger transplants grow quicker and are healthier once set outside than the older ones. I was able to plant the sweet pea and spinach seedlings outside a few days ago so I didn't have too many transplants to worry about. The artichokes went into larger containers even though they are still small since they will be hardening off soon outside while it is still cool and I didn't want them to be in tiny containers susceptible to water/temp swings. I planted them way too late last year. I also remembered to replace the bulbs in my shop lights, the ones in there are 3 years old and probably are not emitting the best spectrum anymore.
Organizing and being left with empty bins! We are lucky indeed! Of course they will be filled soon with my stuff but within reach near my sewing setup. A little bird sent me some of her fabric stash to get me started on my way to becoming a quilting diva and after the kids are in bed I am going to settle down with a glass of wine and sort through the fabrics and put them in my empty containers!
Who else has tomatoes & peppers going?