Thursday, June 24, 2021

Thursday, another chart, Thrifty Thursday


Finished another chart yesterday, but the day was kind of a bust.  The red dress was a pain and I knew it would be, then it was too small still so I had to rip it out and redo part of it.  I hate that kind of work, as the dress was not worth it, but the client wanted it. Finally got the sucker done.  Then the 4 skirts that needed new elastic were also a pain.  Did not have two kinds of elastic I needed and had to go to Joanns, which interrupts my day. 

I felt like I struggled and sewed all day to only get a few things done.  I realize that not everyday can be a bang up day, but yesterday was just frustrating. Lil sis had a bad day also, so I went over to her house in the late evening to talk her down.  So we all have those days.

Today I have to get a Wedding dress done by this afternoon and a bridesmaid dress.  So it is pressure today. I hope things go well.  We have all talked about how we put things off that really don't take time we just make it up in our heads.  Well the red dress and the skirts had been put off because I knew they would be a pain and they were time consuming.  SO sometimes we put things off because we just know.....

I have a full day ahead of me.  It was over 100 here yesterday and the chickens are going through water like crazy.  Also the garden (which we don't have on the sprinkler system) needs to be watered two times a day now.  But I do love the heat.  

Lil sis is putting in a pool and they start digging next week.  I am so excited. We can go over in the evening and cool off from the day. Also the grand kids are going to love this.

Thrifty Thursday:

1. saved all my spare change

2. saved all my $5 bills now $1310.00

3. saved a $1,$5,$10,$20 bill

4. saved money in two of my 100 envelope challenge

5. paid my real estate taxes with money earned in the shop and saved since January.

6. used coupons at Joanns

7. did not have to use any meat out of freezers for the last 3 days as hubs is gone.

8. still have plenty of fresh veg as hubs has been gone

9. eating squash and onions from the garden and few green beans dang deer.

10. Found .54 in spare change

11. Used a gift card to get some filler plants and stakes at Home depot

12. used a gift card to get a salad at Taco time while hubs was gone No cooking!

13. Went to thrift stores and bought nothing!

Well I need to go get to work, that wedding dress won't do itself.

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

Kim

19 comments:

  1. Mmm, eating full meals from your garden sounds delicious. No clue what I'll make tonight. Lots of wins girl-take them and smile.

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    1. I am grateful for my blessings but I do like to complain:)

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  2. Dang girl - I don't know how you do it. I like to sew but not that much. That would just be so frustrating for me. I stayed home again - so no money spent. No sense going out and being tempted, when I need nothing.
    Congrats on yet another chart!

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    1. I love to shop second hand stores, but have to pinch myself to keep from buying the bargains I don't need!

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  3. I'm sure Lil sis's pool will be wonderful once its in Kim ... just to cool off in the heat is great. I don't love the summer months - love the in-between months but not so much summer or winter. Hope your day goes well Kim. xx

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  4. And, you are still taking those bills straight to the bank? It is bad enough to rip something out, but to have to redo that is torture.

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    1. It was, wish you lived close I would so put you to work.

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  5. Boy, you sure are knocking out those charts Kim. Way to go!

    Sorry your day was rough yesterday (mine was similar). Hope today was a better day for you.

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  6. See, you inspire me to save and pay down debt! Look at you go!!

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    1. Thanks Lisa, we need to inspire each other, it so helps.

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  7. I miss Taco Time! Yum. I loved their tater tots.

    I found change when cleaning junk out of the teens rooms. You snooze, you lose!

    I found some tomato soup in the pantry that I'd forgotten about, so I'm eating that for inexpensive lunch this week.

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    1. I always kept all the change I found when I cleaned house and all the kids were home. I causally spent one day a week just cleaning then when we sat down to dinner I would pull out the change and tell them how much I had made for a full days work....

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  8. Hopefully today will be a better day for you. It's Friday!!

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    1. I was much better and the babies are due in any minute.

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  10. Kim, you are such an inspiration!
    It is going to get hot here in PA next week.
    I hope you have a productive day and a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Billie JO. Although I would love your life right now.

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