Thursday, July 22, 2021

Thursday, a blue egg, Thrity Thursday

 Our first blue pullet egg and our first ripe Roma tomato.  I spent a good deal of time out in the garden late yesterday afternoon after all the kids wee gone except Kelsa. She sat in her walker and watched grandma.  I sprayed more bugs and I may be getting a handle on the problems.  I hope.

I was really able to get quite a bit done yesterday.  Schmills had kids to play with and although noisy it made things easier.  Kelsa actually took a 1.5 hour nap in the late morning and played in her playpen off and on all afternoon.  She was a joy last night.  We went to Lil sis's as I needed to go to Wal mart and Lil sis watched her.

I actually got several dresses done and 4 shirts and a pair of pants.  Then my iron crapped out.  I have a hard time with irons.  I am sure it is because they are used almost constantly.  I mean on almost everyday for hours.  Well you cannot run a sewing shop without an iron.  So last night was a trip to get a good iron.

I had a mega load of work come in yesterday and I may have to start turning work away, depending on how much I can get done next week.  Hubs comes home tomorrow night late.  We having company this weekend and a baptism and a wedding reception to go to.  So it will be a busy weekend.

Tonight we are going to try and go out on the boat with friends again.  It is actually only 81 degrees right now, which is amazing.  Almost chilly.  I bet the trees and plants are loving this.  We have been watering our fruit trees every day and many people are losing their trees here, due to drought.

Thrifty Thursday:

1. Saved all my change in my pig bank

2. saved all my $5 bills  now have $1565.00

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

4. saved money in two of my 100 envelope challenge

5.did not buy many groceries this week as hubs gone

6. did not cook this week hubs gone

7. went to food bank at end of day and picked up food to be thrown out. Cantaloupe, blackberries, potatoes, apples, zucchini, prunes, two large bags of nuts, raisins, hamburger, taco meat, blueberries, orange juice.  It was pretty sad.  Some of the veggies had to be processed right away as they were going to turn fast.

8. used coupons at Joanns

9. downloaded receipts to fetch

10. picked yellow squash out of garden

11. found two pennies in Wal Mart parking lot

12. Sis sent me 4 jars of makeup remover pads, which I will cut in half.  This will last me 2 years at least.

13. Daughter said my makeup brushes were disgusting and gave me really nice new ones as she had extra.  Yes I guess mine were gross.

14.picked up several short outfits for $1.00 a piece for next years birthdays.

15. I just ate things out of pantry and garden.  Lots of cheese and crackers. 

What did you do last week to save money?

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are int the neagtive.



  1. Replies
    1. I ran out and too cheap and lazy to go to store.

  2. I had one of your days yesterday. I only had a twenty for a purchase a little under 2 bucks. Got back 3 fives, so now of course it had to go into the five stash.
    I have never had a blue egg. In fact other than a robins egg I have never even seen one .

  3. Busy, busy, busy! It is OK to tell people you can't! Don't over do it. I hope you get to enjoy the boat!

    1. Well no the smoke settled in late in the afternoon, could not even see the bridges. Dang fires.!

  4. do your kids understand you are still working full time with overtime ? Maybe I should ask if YOU understand it?

    1. Yes they understand, in fact I have no kids today as daughter realized I was getting stressed. Next week I will have hubs home,and they were trying to book the week and youngest called, and then realized that As much as I love my grand kids asking me was just going to be too much and they needed to take babies. As they had planned a day of fun. Now would I have loved to do babies, sure, but I need to work.

  5. I did the tsk tsk yesterday, so will just comment that I hope your boat day is a go. Yum to the tomatoes.

    1. Unfortunately it was not. the dang smoke was blown in and you could not even see the bridges.

  6. I would imagine an iron is very important in your line of work. I hope it did not cost too much. Cindy in the South