We have had a lot of winter weather this week. It seems like we got about a split second of Spring and a split second of Fall this year. Summer came and went and then it became winter. It does appear that we will have more fall like temps this next week, which is nice, since so many people will be traveling.
We had ice, cold, wind and flurries this week. No snowfall accumulations like many had - thankfully.
It is kind of funny - we are all so used to snow, ice, cold and ick (not that we like it), yet others can not even fathom what that could be like.
For some strange reason, my allergies have been raging this week. That is crazy considering everything outside is dead and it is so cold.
My frugal week:
- I put away all my canning supplies until at least after the holiday season!
- I did do a little bit of Christmas and winter decorating. Trying to get myself into the holiday mood - it hasn't worked yet! LOL
- I rearranged some smaller furniture items - not much I can move, but it feels good to have it a little different
- Air dried all the bread for dressing
- Continued working on deep clean. Just about done - then it will just be normal daily, weekly stuff
- Washed and polished the hard wood floors (on hands and knees)
- Thawed & strained some watermelon juice I had in freezer and added it to fruit juice. Tasty.
- Had about a half inch left in the bottom of a wonderful smelling jar candle - chipped it out and using as melts
- Preparing ice for company Thursday
- We received a $250 Wal-Mart GC using bank card points!!!!
- Ham and turkey are both out of the freezer and thawing in frig
- Did NOT shop at all this week. Did NOT leave the property! WOO-HOO
- Made up my menu for Thanksgiving and checked my pantry for ingredients. We have all we need
- Normal weekly activities - making tea & cooling outside, laundry in cold, meals at home, using what we have, etc.
Chili with crackers and butter (I love that combo)
Chili/cheese covered rice
Chicken/rice casserole and spinach
Sloppy Joe's, green bean/corn mix and pickled veggies
Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Shepherd's Pie and salad
Chicken salad sandwiches and fresh veggies with ranch dressing
We ate apples and peanut butter, some peaches from freezer and ice cream for treats
I have absolutely enjoyed the day or two that we have seen the sun this week! I sure do appreciate small things like that. Cloudy skies can get you in a gloomy state for sure.
This week (probably today) I will finish the deep clean. I will probably start my holiday baking on Tuesday. I have a small kitchen, so I have to do things in shifts! There won't be many here, but I think my brother-in-law may be coming (doubtful on MIL) and we have a friend (next door) coming for dinner. Of course I will send goodies home with both and we will enjoy leftovers for days. That is my FAVORITE part - little or no cooking for a few days!!!!!!!
Can't wait for that cold turkey sandwich the day after. I think I look forward to that more than any part of dinner.
What have you done this past week to stay frugal? Any good stocking up deals? Working on Christmas yet?
Are you all ready for Thanksgiving?
Let us know what you are up to. Love hearing from each of you.
May you and yours have a safe and wonderful week. Praying that all that are traveling have a safe journey. Remember to take time to be grateful for the small things and give blessings to others whenever possible. A smile, a kind word, a dollar - could change someone's day, week, or month.
I saw this quote the other day and loved it. "The best you can do is the best you can do." Bob Costas
We all need to remember that and not beat ourselves up. NO ONE is perfect.
Just do what you can - and let the rest happen. Life is a journey we can't predict or control.
Blessing from our humble home to yours!