I am not going to complain - last year on this date we got 10" of snow!!!!! So a few clouds and some rain today will be fine!
Things are really starting to pop through the ground and more and more birdies are serenading us every morning. Daylight hours are getting longer and longer. We are to get close to 70 by weeks end. I'll take it and be happy!!!!!
Continued prayers for all those folks dealing with the flooding and snow in the midsection of our country. It is just so terribly sad. So many have lost crops, farm animals, feed supplies, homes, and many instances - entire towns. Many farmers may not be able to come back from this - it is horrible.
My frugal week:
- Received a free magazine in the mail
- Cut G's and my hair
- Colored my hair again (I cut off all the color!)
- Cooked chicken in the crockpot this week (then baked to crisp skin), but ended up with 2 lovely golden pints of chicken stock for the freezer
- Put the spring décor on the doors
- G has been without an ID for a few years as there is no way he can get to and get in the license branch. They finally have a way for him to get one - but he needed a letter from doc and a POA (power of attorney) for me to sign for him. We found a lawyer (someone he knew when working), that drew up the POA and came to the house for G to sign. Very reasonable and he will do our wills as well. So there you go - a lawyer house call! We have been fortunate to find so many wonderful people to help us professionally.
- I ran to feed store (squirrels were almost out of groceries again). I made the rounds while driving down there.
- Hit the Kroger that is down that way. Got cabbage at .39 lb. before the sale ended. Got about 9 1/2 pounds (3 heads). I got 5 packs of thick cut bologna for $1 each. Nice to have around for a quick meals or treat (the date is way in future). I also found 3 packs of ground beef marked down to approx. 1.27 per pound. Worked out to about 9 pounds. I ALWAYS buy hamburger when I find a deal - I use a lot and it can be transformed into all kinds of things.
- Then ran by Big Lots on the way home to see if they ever got in any comforters worth bringing home. The material these days is so ugly in my opinion. I need a new one - but I am not even considering one till I find something pretty. Well as I was walking out, I looked and saw a clearance shelf. There were 8 packages of Archway molasses cookies marked .25 each! I grabbed them all. There are only 10 (big) cookies per package - but I couldn't make 80 cookies for $2. They taste like the ones Mom used to make! Wonderful treat!!! Funny side note: A clerk walked by and said "can I get you a cart?" (I had 8 boxes in my arms!) Nope heading straight for the register. That is all I got - a cart would just entice me to shop more!
- Got to air the house a bit - love the fresh air
- Spent yesterday deep cleaning the kitchen! Surfaces, under, behind, on top of, inside of...…. you name it. Not complete yet, but really got a ton done. I have no stove vent - so things get tacky and dusty over time. Love deep cleaning!
- Doing all the normal stuff - meals from home, making tea, laundry in cold, etc.
Our meals last week:
Egg salad sandwiches and chips
Chicken thighs and dumplings
Dirty rice with ground sausage and salad
Taco pie (2X)
Not a lot of exciting stuff, but every little thing helps. We all do what we can to save a little and be good stewards of what we have.
What was your week like? Any deals or money saving projects?
I am totally anticipating warmer weather and being able to work in the dirt again. Trying to get the house in order and just enjoying every day the Lord gives me.
May your week be one of health and happiness. Stay frugal my friends. Try to improve your lives each day and to help make the world better one little decision at a time.
Blessings to you and yours from our humble home to yours.