Another crazy busy week at our house. I am now one of those moms that spends her time shuttling her children to their various activities and waiting for them to get done. To make wise use of my time I took my laptop with me and a book so I could read, write, pay bills, organize, plan, shop, etc.
I am trying to conserve fuel as much as possible now that we are going places more often by combining those trips with errands. On the way home one evening I stopped at Albertson's to pick up a few stock up items. I bought three 12 packs of toilet paper for $10, four 16 oz. jars of peanut butter for $1.29 each, 20 containers of yogurt for 25¢ each and two bags of baking chips for $1.99 each to add to my holiday baking stash. I also found some spicy sausage in the markdown bin for $1. My youngest loves that stuff.
On the way home Friday I stopped at Fred Meyer for some fresh lettuce and a bottle of wine for dinner on Saturday as we had guests. I made chicken enchiladas and a Jello Poke Cake from stuff I already had on hand.
I fed the chickens some stale hotdog buns and our kitchen scraps. Right now they are molting and laying only one or two eggs a day.
We picked more tomatoes from the garden and a pepper. I composted coffee grounds, tea bags, egg shells and banana peels.
I ordered more gifts from Amazon for my daughter's upcoming birthdays.
How thrifty was your week?