Monday, September 05, 2011

I did NOT get my floor mopped.

...I think we need to be a 4 gallon a week milk family!

Are you wondering how those two completely separate statements fit into one post?

Well, here it is.  Monday's are supposed to be the days to get laundry done, clean the kitchen (including mopping) and start off the week of school.  HOWEVER, we ran out of milk on Saturday evening.  This has been the third week in a row that we have either ran completely OUT of milk or are barely scrapping by for breakfast on Monday morning.   Usually, Tuesdays are my days for shopping, but I don't seem to be able to make it that far on 3 gallons of milk with 4 kids.

Now, we aren't crazy milk drinkers.  Ethan by far consumes the most milk, and Marion by far consumes the least.  But I do try to have the kids drink at least one full glass of milk a day (usually they have more than that though which is why we are running out :0)  So, I think we might have to go up to 4 gallons.  I'm not sure how the family would feel about it, but if we could find some place local to give us whole milk cheaper than we can get the store bought stuff....I'd be on that like white on rice!  (I'd love to separate out the cream and use it for my butter too!)

So, since we ran out of milk, I had to make a trip to town on a MONDAY so that I didn't get a chance to get the laundry finished nor did I get the floor mopped.  I guess I could have mopped the floor instead of doing the elderberries that we picked on Friday, but I needed the space in the refrigerated to put my groceries I bought in town so I had to process the elderberries to get them out of there.  Which in turn was a great idea because not only did I get lots of elderberry juice to make jelly with, but when I was making the elderberry syrup, it boiled over a bit and got on the now I REALLY need to mop - but at least it wasn't on my clean floor!

So I guess all in all - it was a good day!



  1. Anonymous9:39 PM

    How is it that you are just becoming a four gal a week family. We are basically already there. Technically we are more like at 3 1/2 gal. Landing me on a 3,3,4 schedule. I have feeling we are going to hit 5 way before I want too. YiKes!!!!!!!


  2. I said, Marion doesn't drink milk (he only uses a little on his cereal) and until recently I didn't drink much either. but now my shakes are milk based so I'm drinking ALOT more than I was. I know I should give the kids MORE milk, but I've been trying to avoid the 4 gallon!

  3. Anonymous12:41 PM

    Stigma?!? I think that hasn't come but it probably will when you buy a second fridge so you can buy 6 gallons of milk:) There is no way I could do 4 gallons with out our extra fridge. But we also happen to crack out 2 to 4 quarts of yogurt a week as well. We do our best to support the dairy industry!

  4. HAHAHAHAHA! Maybe I SHOULD talk to Marion about getting a milk cow - or maybe even go into the dairy industry...with all the kids we have in the family we might make a bundle....ROFL!

    Now a second fridge...well...there has already been talk about that but only to the extent of housing those worms that keep showing up in my refrigerator for fishing. I told him the first time Jonny got in them and let them all loose we'd be buying a new fridge!

  5. Anonymous10:41 PM

    Funny there are worms in my second fridge right now!