Another crazy week is in the books! And it is officially spring! Yes! So many good things going on and I am feeling pretty blessed and grateful. Oh my goodness, life is good!
On Sunday I caught up on a few chores around the house and did a quick meal prep that surprisingly kept us going through the entire week. I didn't think I'd prepared that much food, but apparently it was more than enough.
|My daughter requested a batch of fried rice to reheat for quick lunches|
It was spring break for the girls, no I'm not joking, so I got a nice week off from preparing school lunches. No picking up anyone after school so I got to go straight home each night. It was a tiny slice of heaven.
Monday evening I got home and got into my workout clothes, put on my cross trainers and headed out the door for a nice three mile walk. Same thing on Tuesday and my youngest joined me. Thursday she joined me up at the Military Reserve for a nice hike in the foothills. She loved it.
|What could this possibly be?|
My daughter told him it was a jar of toothpicks
Thursday morning I dropped my oldest off to catch the Salt Lake Express bus. She went to visit her boyfriend and his family for a few days. I sent his birthday gift along with her. He thought the way I wrapped it was hilarious.
On the way home from work Friday I stopped in at Fred Meyer and picked up a bag of kitty litter, on sale and with a 75¢ OFF coupon, as well as my Friday Freebies and a box of PopTarts I had a free item coupon for. Broccoli, on sale and with a 75¢ OFF coupon, three organic bell peppers marked down for $1 and some salmon on sale for $6.99. I was super happy about the salmon.
My youngest babysat and earned some much appreciated money. Like my oldest she is a saver, even more so. That money won't see the light of day for a long time, believe me. LOL
While she babysat I suited up, grabbed my backpack and hoofed it to Albertsons to pick up a few items on sale that I wanted. Two pounds of strawberries for $2.98, some low carb yogurt, a couple of salad mixes and two bananas. Then I hoofed it all the way back home. It felt really good to walk like that with a pack of healthy food on my back. Sounds crazy, but it did.
I rinsed out an empty laundry detergent bottle and we ended up with enough soap to wash the bunny blankets. I replaced the empty bottle with an new one from last year's stash. I can't believe I'm still working off of last year's stockpile and I still have one more jug.
I used up a jar of salsa by adding it to taco meat I made on Sunday. I rinsed out the jar with a little bit of water and added that to the pot as well. No waste there!
We sold two dozen eggs to a friend. All of our egg money goes toward buying their food and supplies.
I worked a little bit of overtime.
|My Fred Meyer freebies|
I set aside the candy bars for the girls Easter bags
Some of the 15 Minute Chores I accomplished to keep my home in order:
Laundry Room & Half Bathroom - vacuumed floors, super scrubbed the toilet. Daily swish & swipe.
Dining Room - vacuumed floor.
Kitchen - vacuumed & spot mopped floor, cleaned the sink.
Bedrooms & Main Bathroom - vacuumed & dusted. My oldest cleaned the bathroom. Daily swish & swipe.
Other - three loads of laundry, dusted & vacuumed living room, hallway & entry. Swept front porch.
How was your thrifty week?