Sunday, May 6, 2018

Frugal Happenings 5/6

Good morning.  What a lovely start to a day  - we had the most incredibly colorful sunrise this morning.  It was beautiful.

Weather has gone from winter to summer in a flash.  Seems we have by-passed spring this year!  In the past week, absolutely everything has budded out, greened up, leafed out, and sprung alive.  Flowers that were a few inches tall a week ago are now huge!

Farm markets started around here yesterday.  The ice cream truck made it's first showing of the season yesterday.  I actually saw the first hummingbird of the year yesterday (already had the feeders out).  I even saw a rabbit in the neighbors yard.  I haven't seen a rabbit around here in 20 years!
The robins and other birds are in a frenzy taking baths.  The robins are the cleanest birds ever!!!!

Too bad most of the weeds growing around here aren't a commodity - because this girl would be RICH!  Oh my, I have pulled and pulled and there is no end in sight.

We even had to have AC on one night, just to be able to sleep.  It was very humid.  We are now back to open windows and ceiling fans - loads of fresh air!   Love it.  70's all this coming week.
Aaaaaahhhhhh - I am in my element!

My frugal week:
  • Airing out house - no heat
  • Line dried ALL my laundry
  • Filled the hummingbird feeders with homemade nectar
  • Mowed
  • Yard work, yard work, yard work!!!!!!!!  FREE exercise and fresh air!
  • Needed 2 birthday cards and 3 sympathy cards this week - had everything in my stash
  • I went up to Kroger to check out clearance.  I found deviled egg holders/carriers on clearance - 2 in a pack for .99 each.  I got 7 packs -  for Christmas baskets.  That is ALL I bought at the store.

  • NO groceries this week
  • Doing all my normal stuff
Kind of a quiet week - but a very busy one with the outside work.

My meals this past week:
Homemade Rice-a Roni with beef and beans
Cheeseburgers, chips, and fresh veggies
Pizza and salad
Smoked sausage, fried cabbage and potatoes
Stir fry veggies and chicken over rice
Cold pasta/crab/veggie salad (emphasis on veggies)

I am hoping to continue all the outdoor work this week.  We all know there is no end to it.  It will probably be a week or two until I decide to work on garden.  I don't want to get in a hurry, and then have a cold snap hit again.  It has happened!

Are you getting good weather?  What are you doing to get ready for summer?
How was your frugal week?
Look forward to hearing from you all!

May the Lord bless you with a safe, healthy and productive week.
Blessings from our humble home to yours.


  1. it's so wonderful to have Spring back isn't it Cheryl? Your week sounds quite a bit like mine, busy in the yard. I need to put my hummingbird feeder out too thanks for the reminder!

    1. Yes I am absolutely in love with the weather.
      Hope you see a hummy soon!

  2. We had 2 days in the 80's and now we are back to the high 60's. My kind of weather. Did lots of yard work this week after working at my day job. Weather was too nice to stay inside. We get bunnies every year. I have already seen some. The woodpecker has returned and I hear it every morning. My week is here:

    1. It sounds like we all got a workout this week!
      Our big woodpecker is back "Woodrow" is his name! I just love watching him - fascinating birds.
      Have a wonderful week.

  3. Sounds like you had a good, frugal week, Cheryl. I love that you saw a hummingbird. What a great find on the deviled egg holders, those will make nice gifts.

    1. I get so excited to see my hummies each year. Little flying jewels.

      I hope they will make nice additions to the baskets.
      Have a great one

  4. Sounds like a great week for you. Thanks for so much inspiration.

    1. Thank you for the kind words. Have a wonderful week.

  5. We also are enjoying the spring weather, we thought we would go from winter directly to summer, so having more moderate temperatures and humidity is very nice indeed.

    Our tomatoes which were planted into quart yogurt containers are doing well, as is the basil, the peppers want more warmth, they are lagging a little. We have them all hardening off on the deck.

    The Good Man was able to free a momma bunny from some bird netting it had gotten tangled in, good deed for the day! It ran straight to under the solar panel, home I am sure to more bunnies. The dog also knows right where they live!

    1. I am so glad you are enjoying the lovely temps as well. Good for you on having some plants ready to go!

      Thank yur hubs for me for helping the rabbit!!! Oh, I hope the doggy leaves them alone. My kitties are nice to any animal that comes in the yard, except un-neutered male cats!! They are both female and want nothing to do with any shenanigans!

      Enjoy your weather and yard!

  6. You have had a great week! Don't you love being able to hang all the laundry out on the line to dry. :) I am so enjoying the smell of line dried sheets as I slip between them at night. :)