It's been a relatively uneventful week here on the home front.
I did get a lot of deep cleaning done. OH MY - is all I can say. I think we all have those areas that MAYBE we get to once or twice a year - well boy oh boy did they need cleaning.
I also got a chance to clean up some more leaves at weeks end. Out to the garden they went.
We had some frightful weather for a couple days this week. The wind was awful and we had rain and more rain. Most of the trees are now barren of leaves.
Yesterday morning it was in the 20's when we got up. I had some errands to run, and actually put on 'proper' shoes for the first time since April! I HATE SHOES. Odds are I won't put them back on for at least a week or two, as the temps will be moderating. Give me my sandels and I am a happy girl!!
I did get to another bazaar yesterday. This is a big one that I always look forward too. Sadly the two ladies I was really hoping to buy from this year, weren't there. They have been at the shows for years. Of course I don't know their names, so I am just out on what I intended to buy (no one else had those items). However, I did get a couple of other cute homemade gifts.
I also ran to Kroger and Kohls since I was in the area.
My weekly frugal accomplishments;
- I stayed home for 6 days straight! No money or gas used.
- At my Kohls' visit I had a $10 off $10 purchase coupon and they were having a sale. I never shop there, except for those coupons. I got a 5 pack of nail polish, 4 pack lip gloss, and a purse size scented hand sanitizer all for a whopping 51 cents!!!!! Not a bad gift for a pre-teen.
- At Kroger I did get a 22 pound bird at .69 lb.. That baby is huge. With the purchase of the turkey I also got $5 off a ham purchase. I had to do a lot of wrangling to get that bird in one of the freezers - but it's done.
- Meals all from scratch
- I made crockpot baked apples last Sunday. So easy and yummy! Had some older apples that needed to be used - and what a good use for them!
- Other than meats for T-day, I didn't really buy weekly groceries again. I did get 4 more pounds of butter for the freezer (I am set for about a year), milk, cottage cheese and sour cream (for the holidays).
IF I do find turkey cheaper later on, I will buy another. I still have one plus 2 or 3 turkey breasts in the freezer from last year (plus we ate a few during the year!). I always buy a new one if I think we might be having guests.
I figure with the price being so good at Thanksgiving time - it's crazy not to get a few. The price is cheaper than lunchmeat and it's healthy too.
Sooooooo if you have the extra storage space - stock up kiddos!
Now is the time to watch the holiday sales and take advantage if you can. Prices will only be higher later on.
The events that happened in Paris this week, is another example as to why you need to be prepared for about anything. Everything there is closed or being monitored and the borders have been closed. If all shipments into our country and all travel was restricted, we would have no extra supplies in stores. We would have to rely on what we have at home. BE PREPARED
I hope you all have a wonderful week. Just one more week, and most of you will have a shortened work week! Take care and God bless.
Please keep the people of the recent act of terror in your thoughts and prayers.
Peace my friends.