We have been having lovely weather for this time of the year. Despite having seen better days, we even have some flowers still blooming - geraniums, a couple potted plants, and roses. Roses are still blooming every where I go. We have some warm days, then fall-like days, then back to warm. I am loving this!
I have read some sources that have said we are to have a nasty winter, but the other day our paper said it should be above normal temps and below normal snow. I'll take it!!! Supposedly it because of a strong el Nino. Why is it, we never heard of those when we were kids??
I had a nice week. I got to work in the yard some - raking leaves. I did a lot of cleaning and got caught up on laundry. I even got some great deals. I got to open windows and air out the house, and we used very little heat.
Here are some of my bargains this week;
- 8 oz. bags of organic whole almonds for 1.50 (was 5.49). That is $3 a pound!!! I got 5 lbs. which was all they had (Kroger)
- Cashew/almonds/pistachio salted mix - 10 oz. bags for 1.49 (was 6.99). Got both bags they had. All nuts were dated 8/2016 (Kroger)
- 2 bags - 80 count each - of full size Tootsie Pops for 1.99 each! Think kid's Christmas!!! These were from Aldi.
- 4 boxes of Asiago/sundried tomato crackers (6/2016) for .99 each (were 2.99) (Aldi).
- 1 1/2 lb. container of plain Greek yogurt for 1.49. I will use in baking this week. (Kroger)
- I was gifted a 4 piece set of kitchen shears - poultry, utility, bent, and all purpose
- We are still eating tomatoes that are ripening indoors from our garden
- I was gifted 20 paperback books of an author I love. I am set for winter
- I washed the pick up truck with rain water. That poor old truck looked bad - it has set most of the summer and needed a bath badly. Needed to use up rain water - still lots out there to drain.
- Put all the leaves I raked in our garden beds
I plan on giving a lot of gift ideas this week. Things you can get ready now and that will cost little or no money. Get ready!!!!
It sure does help. I always buy cheap and save $ later! Behind the curtains are jellies and jams and all my tomato products (home canned).
"They take great pride in making their dinner cost much; I take great pride in making my dinner cost so little." Henry David Thoreau
Wise man! My thinking as well.
Wishing all a fantastic and safe week. May the Lord shower you with blessings.