Thursday, August 5, 2021

Thursday, plugging along, Thrifty Thursday

 My oh my is the air bad here.  You can hardly see across the valley.  It has been worse, but it looks like a bad storm is coming in.  You don't have to wear sun glasses and it has not reached 90 today due to smoke.  This is the first afternoon below 100 in weeks.

I am tired of sewing on white.  But it must be done.  I have also been turning down work so you will be proud of me for that. I was able to rip into 4 dresses yesterday and two more have been picked up today. So I think that leaves  3 more I have not touched and 8 more to be picked up.  I have two ready to be pressed and picked up and my goal for today is to finish 2 dresses, get another ready for a fitting and possibly start another.  But I also have to do those curtains for the elderly lady and of course deliver and visit.  Then I have two army blouses due out tomorrow.  I will stop on wedding things and get those things done.

My goal was to get all dresses done by Friday but that is not going to happen.  Then there are the piles which must be done before I leave. Hubs is out fishing today and he left early this morning. I hope they can get above the smoke where they are going. He is feeling better, but has developed a cough with this cold.

I ran out of bridal looping and had to make a run to Joanns, also have two prescriptions to pick up that were not ready.... Frustrations abound.  I am on limited time and then I have to wait for others to get there act together.  I bet that never happens to you right?

Made a nice dinner for hubs yesterday and he was out getting worms and realized that he had to be at the High School earlier than he had thought, so he was going to get a burger and head for the school, I was irritated! As I had stopped sewing to spend an hour making a dinner he could and would not be eating.  HE will be home late tonight so will probably eat it tomorrow.  He also sent me a message this morning to feed and water the chickens. I don't mind that but anything that takes time away from my sewing is a sore spot right now.

Thrifty Thursday:

1. put all spare change into my pig bank

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

3. saved money in my 100 envelope challenge

4. saved all my $5.00 bills now up to $1670.00 for the year. or $60.00 this last week

5. if you are saving a penny for the day of the year you will need to put $78.38 in your bank for August

6. Did not eat out all week

7. bought nothing this week for groceries, no good loss leaders

8. Used a coupon at Joanns

9. cooked all meals at home from scratch.

10. Accepted food stuffs from daughter that she picked up at a food bank that would go to waste

11. fed scraps to chickens.

12. We are now getting 5-6 eggs a day some are still pullet sized.

13. getting some tomatoes and cucumbers from garden but it is slow

14. picked lots  of onions and Lil sis and daughter took some for their houses.

15. Made grandsons birthday dinner with leftovers frozen after 4th of July.  Hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, then made salads from garden and had people bring things.  No cost!

16.was able to use many items from leftover bridal materials that I have kept from dresses done preciously.  I then use and charge the client.  More money for Kim plus it saves them money.

What have you done this week to save money.  Anything unusual?  I found no spare change this week... sad.

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



  1. To save money, I cook sausage patties for Tommy to eat instead of going to Hardees early when we have to be out. I eat scrambled eggs that I make ahead and refrigerate.

    1. It is nice to go and get food, but it sure saves to cook at home.

  2. I am proud of you for learning to use that 2 letter N word. No is a powerful tool!

    1. It is just so hard for me. Wait until you read today's post....

  3. Good luck on getting things done. I can't imagine having to deal with that much smoke. I hope it gets better soon.

    1. It is a little better today, but yesterday it was like living in a zombie apocalypse.