Monday, March 12, 2018

Monday, Money saving madness


    Made it through the weekend and it was a dead run.  Saturday I was up and quickly made up a double batch of cookie dough to put in the fridge.  Then mom and I went to a rehearsal for 3 hours, then home to rest for an hour and back to the theater.  The show went off okay, not the standard I would have liked but the kids felt a lot better and they were proud of them selves and that is what counts.  Hopefully the mistakes that were made will not be repeated.  It is a learning process.  No one comes out of the womb a perfect teacher.

     After the performance I went to the store for a couple of loaves of bread.  I got home at 9:30 and mom and I started to make cookies.  I was only going to make 3 dozen, but rolled cookies are such a mess that I thought just do it all now, you only have to frost the 3 dozen.  Then Hub's comes in and sets the clock forward an hour and I realize I will not get to bed until 1:00.  Oh great.  So after the cookies were frosted and plated, I went to bed.  The kitchen was left in its horror.  I still have 5 dozen cookies to frost and the frosting in in the fridge.

     We had a conference at 10 the next morning and that meant we had a conference at (9), mom so wanted to go to her church as she had not been for several weeks.  Mom is not an early bird and neither am I.  Getting mom up and showered and fed and myself ready was not going to work and get mom where she needed to be and me to the conference on time.  Lil sis was not available. So I sent hub's off and I took mom her cookies and some eggs, to mom's church a little early and the rushed up to ours a little late.  Of course there was no parking so I finally after circling parked in an apartment building parking lot.  Found hubs ran out of church after and went to pick up mom.  We then went home and took a really long nap. Hubs cleaned up the mess in the kitchen and then went to a long rehearsal.  I made beef and broccoli for him to have when we got home. I also planted mom's wheat grass so she was happy with that.

     As my weekend was not the catch up I thought it would be, the house is a wreck and the the shop is FULL.  I am grateful and I have so much sewing to do. It is prom season.  I needs the money.  I also needs to do the laundry.  I haven't put last weeks laundry away yet.  What is wrong with me? (please don't answer this)  I also really need to get the ironing done as Sis is coming next week and she will kill me.  ARGHHHHH!

     So now after all my whining, I can show you my second money chart completed.  This means I have contributed an additional $1000.00 to debt.  I have started another new sheet and hope to have it completed by the end of the month.  I am $12.00 into the new chart Woo Hoo!

 Monday Money saving madness March 5-11 2018

1.  Ate all meals at home except one and we used a free birthday coupon for that one.
2. Cooked from the pantry and the storage for all other.
3. only bought bread, milk and fresh produce at store
4. Used wax wraps  and reusable covers in the kitchen
5.Made home made bread to save money and it was kind of an epic maybe fail, but we did see that it was eaten, it was also delicious.
6. Fed scraps to the chickens.
7. Bought everything for seedling starts to save money on planting.

Not much money saving this week as I spent more time sewing and dealing with mom.  I have so much to do so I need to get busy.  My first plan of attack is the laundry.  I mean really who lets things go like this?

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.

Kim

17 comments:

  1. "No one comes out of the womb a perfect teacher."
    But didn't you? ;-)

    I am glad the kids were happy with their performance and I am glad it's over for your sake. Another visit from twin already? Wasn't she just there? lol

    I am sitting here filling out request forms to get my grandfather's military records....oh the fun dealing with governmental stuff....NOT!

    And yes, I let things go like that too....

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    1. Like the cat vomit in front of the television?

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  2. Making cookies at 1 a.m. ? I do think you live in an I Love Lucy episode.
    You are getting so much done!

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    1. I just wanted to make mom happy. It worked. She got to go to her church and bring cookies and fresh eggs. It didn't matter that I was running like a crazed ape.

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  3. You always impress me with all you accomplish, and your good attitude.

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    1. Hey my attitude is a little rough tonight as mom is so much work!!!!!

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  4. Sis can only kill you once, so just go for it. If you have panties for another day, just sew. Can your husband do laundry without ruining things? In the South we don't take cookies and eggs to church. Is this peculiar to your church or state or region? I could do what you do when I was 40, but I am not 40 anymore. Don't hurt yourself running over yourself in the dead run you are in all the time. lol...take more naps. You must not be hurting anymore. ???

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  6. I lol when I read you had to buy bread, as I was still thinking of all the bread you made recently. I'm glad you were able to somewhat salvage the dance recital and make the kids proud of themselves. I'm sure it was adorable. What are you ironing? Does it really 'need' to be ironed? ;-))

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    1. Actually I will leave the ironing for my twin who will be here next week. I iron almost all my blouses, I do love the ones that are iron free. Also pillow cases. Those are easy.

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  7. Good for you to just accpet what happend on the show, and be grateful the kids were happy. That is alot of cookies to bake and frost-which is why I never make rolled cookies. I'm trying to be lazy and productive both today-taskf ro an hour or so, Youtube and blog catchup for 30 minutes. No wonder my house is a wreck.

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  8. Glad the kids were happy with the show. I am constantly amazed at you. You must run at super jet speed all the time.
    I am putting my money back in the economy and buying cheap and basically tasteless shamrock cookies. No mess and I don't have to be tempted by delicious cookies, so I am counting it as money well spent. (All 2.50 of it)

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    1. May the Leprechauns of life send a Banshee to your door.

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