Another week zoomed right on by. I thought for sure this week was going to be quieter, but that simply was not the case. Busy, busy, busy once again!
Sunday morning the girls and I grabbed the rakes and the blower and headed outside to clean up leaves. We worked mostly at the next door neighbor's house. I mulched 8 bags of leaves filling up her city compost bin to the top and our old blue trash can. The city bin will hold five bags of leaves and our trash can holds three.
I ended up spreading half of the can of mulch in the chicken coop pen area and with all the rain we had last week I was really glad I did that. It sure helps to keep the mud under control making it much nicer for the hens. Plus they have new stuff to scratch around in.
Sunday afternoon I pulled some more odds and ends out of the freezer to use up throughout the week. Looks like I'll be sharing another freezer clean up week with all of you on Wednesday as expected.
Monday I stopped on the way home from picking up the girls from their activities to do a small grocery shop at Albertson's. I picked up loss leader items that were on sale, a lot of things for holiday and birthday baking. The cake mixes were 79¢ each and I had two 50¢ coupons to use as well. Yay! An extra bag of sugar, four packages of cream cheese and some butter too.
Wednesday I finished my grocery shopping for Thanksgiving dinner and the girl's birthdays. I picked up my youngest from cheerleader practice and we headed to Trader Joes first and then finished up down the street at Winco. I had carefully crafted my list so I knew exactly what I needed and which store I needed to by each item at. It worked out perfectly. And amazingly it is the middle of the month and my grocery total so far is just under $50! Yes!
|Trader Joes haul|
I treated myself to a potted chrysanthemum at Trader Joes for $3.49. I'd been looking all over for them and finally found one there. The clerk told me they had just got them in that day. I was so excited.
I received birthday coupons for the girls to receive a free meal at Red Robin. On Friday I took them to dinner and we used those and a I only had to pay for my meal plus the tip. FREE food is AWESOME!
How was your thrifty week?