First, I'd like to ask for prayers for our friend JANE and her BLUEY. She found Bluey unconscious a couple days ago, and he is in a induced coma in the hospital at this point. They are trying to find a cause. Hopefully they will allow him to wake tomorrow. Please pray.
This has been a lazy week for me. I feel like I have been moving like a sloth all week! It started cold, wet, and dreary and ended warm, wet, and dreary. UGH. I have gotten to turn off heat for a couple days - nice. We had ONLY one day with sun this week.
I have had to get out REGULAR shoes! ACK!!!! I hate shoes, but had to break down and get them out. Still haven't put away the flip-flops. LOL
I desperately need to mow, but it is so stinking muddy - so that hasn't happened.
We have a great possibility of some nasty storms today. Hot air meeting cool air - so enhanced risk of bad stuff. I sure hope most of it misses us.
Halloween had few trick or treaters for us. We used to have tons of kids come by (like 400+). This was the least we ever had with just about 60. I have lots of candy left which will be used in baking and Christmas baskets. I had purchased it all on clearance a couple months ago.
My frugal week:
- Dried FREE bread for dressing for the holidays/winter
- Tallied receipts for the month
- Made some sausage/egg muffins with FREE English muffins I received last week
- Did go to the orchard and bought apples, Asian pears and cider for healthy snacks
- Cut G's and my hair
- Received a FREE 2018 wall calendar from NRA - beautiful pictures of 'hunting' dogs
- Working on my Christmas list and going through purchases - seeing what I need to get yet
- Bought 6 small pumpkins for 3/.25 on clearance for the squirrels! We don't eat pumpkin, but the squirrels will enjoy the seeds. I cut off the top and they stick their heads in! CUTE
- Couldn't line dry laundry this week - but did hang some laundry in the basement and only used the dryer for a minimal amount of time.
- Meals from home and scratch
We have also been enjoying watching the many, many cardinals in the yard, and this week we have had an abundance of blue jays in the yard. They are huge and so majestic looking. We always have small woodpeckers, however this week the huge pileated woodpecker made an appearance for most of a day. Such a beauty! The squirrels are a hoot, playing and running and chasing each other. FREE entertainment right outside the window!
Meals this week:
Hamburger/veggie soup 2X
Loaded baked potatoes
Sausage gravy/toast and scrambled eggs
Leftover pasta with added cheese/broccoli & cheeseburgers with sautéed onions
Fried split brussel sprouts/onion (in bacon grease), grilled beef fillets and salad.
**Boy were the brussel sprouts yummy cooked that way - added just a splash on soy sauce too.
As you can see, not a lot going on here. I really need to motivate myself this coming week and get something accomplished.
I did notice this morning an ad in the paper - 4 day sale at Kroger - turkey .49/lb. with additional $20 purchase. Cheapest I have seen in several years. I do believe that I have now made enough space to store one until needed for Thanksgiving!
We truly haven't had good turkey sales in our area in ages. The best prices have been about .69 or .79 over the past few years. How I long for .29/lb. days!!!!!!! LOL
I am not happy about this time change thing! Extra hour sleep last night? Not here. My kitties have no idea how to tell "clock" time and still wanted to eat at the same time! I also wake when my internal clock says 'wake up' - not the clock. Heck it will dark at 6PM tonight - I so hate that! The days just seem so short this time of year - I know this most definitely affects my mood! A friend suggested I buy one of those lights for that - maybe I should.
Oh well, if that is my only problem in life - I am doing great!!!!!!!! Sorry for complaining!
What was your week like? Any frugal finds or special deals?
I pray for health and happiness for each of you and your families in the coming week. Please stay frugal my friends.
God bless you all!