Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday, Money savings these past few weeks

     Well I did get a long walk in yesterday and I also got a nice nap, but did I clean my kitchen?  No!  Did I clean anything? No!  Do I care? No!  See how bad my attitude is?  Even after a wonderful Sabbath with a nice walk and nap, I am still a grouch.

     Sluggy sent me a picture of our favorite donut shop in Willkes-Barre as it got hit by a car. Just think she or I could have been bending over to pick up spare change right in the spot.  Her husband says that is how the two of us are going to die.  Probably me first as I can outrun her to the spot.  She will just be watching as I am mowed over and say, served her right. I will not even have eaten my first donut, so sad....

     I have so much sewing to do this week and I really need to get organized as things are ramping up around here.  So the first thing I am going to do today is get organized in my mind and my home (snort).

1. start laundry
2. moving dry wedding dress to shop
3. clean laundry room
4.make bed in spare room
5. straighten spare bath
6. sweep shop, vacuum rugs in shop
7. put shop back together
8. organize what needs to be sewn this week and call people for pickup times

It has been several weeks since I have posted my money saving strategies as I have been gone or traveling on Mondays.  So here goes.

Money saving madness February 24th-March 17th 2019

1.  Through out our travels we found the cheapest gas to fill up
2. We took our own drinks, and snacks.
3.  If we needed to eat it was cheap fast food
4. I saved every $5.00 bill I came across and I have over $500 in my kit!
5. Saved all spare change above what I put into my penny savings.
6. Continued saving a penny a for the day of the year.
7. Stuck to my $50.00 a week grocery budget
8. No diet coke in the house only 1 a day bought at Mcd's.  Saves money as I can't drink it constantly.
9. Ate all meals while home out of freezer and pantry, except the corned beef and cabbage
10. Received free things at Albertsons monopoly game, pasta, rolaids (2 bottles), peas, donuts, cheese.  I like free
11. Carefully looked over my grocery receipt and realized that I had been over charged went back and received $7.00 back.
12. Ate all our leftovers or the chickens did, so no food waste.
13. Went to Missoula and Twin Falls and bought almost nothing for myself or the house.  This is a good one for me.
14. Reused lace for a wedding dress, passed money onto me.
15. hung all heavy laundry on the clothesline to dry.
16. my containers storage almost completely made up of cottage cheese and sour cream containers, have not bought any new plastic in over a year.
17.Found cuddle duds long johns at Wal-mart for a dollar, gift for youngest daughter.

What have you done to save money this past few weeks?  Do you have any saving plans?

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



  1. I love the end statement...staying positive while you are in the fitting for where we are right now. Eating from the freezers and pantry while dealing with coming out of the hospital, doing follow ups (over 2 hrs away one way), having more testing ran and looking a possible surgery and biologic that my ins is willing to tell me at this point which one is covered for my Crohn's. (Hubby is making 1 more call before he calls HR at the factory Ins is through. Working at NOT stressing (which triggers the Crohn's) and staying positive also Hubby is changing from being employed by state to working odd jobs for himself... SIGH

    1. I so feel for you. I used to have to drive two hours one way to see my specialist and it was hard. I know all about stress creating a flare in a disease. I will pray that all goes well for you. We are in this together.

  2. I can just picture you and Sluggy! Your story made me laugh. We are not in money saving mode right now just survival. But we will be back to money saving soon.

    You had a great money saving few weeks! Good Job!

  3. Great list. I love your #16. I use Hubby's Smart Balance containers for food storage. They work great. My sister gets take out a lot and gives me the plastic containers for me to use. If I don't get them back, I don't care.

    I got 40 free raspberry canes from Craigslist last week. Hubby got them all planted over the weekend. He put poles with them so I can tie the canes up to keep them controlled. Hoping for lots of raspberries this year. I am starting my indoor seeds this week. I love this time of year planning out my garden.