I have been mostly frugal but have also felt a bit spendy these past few weeks. None of it was frivolous silly spending but just life spending.
Friday - I packed W's lunch items for the week in reusable containers. Packing as much as I can in advance helps in case things get busy on his work days. It is easy to grab the pre-packed items and toss them in his lunch box. We ate pineapple sandwiches for supper using the $1 pineapple I purchased earlier in the week.
Saturday - I helped host the church/community Easter egg hunt. I am not sure it counts a frugal thing, but I try to keep it that way as much as possible. I spent most of the remainder of the day relaxing at home. I did take time to hang a load of clothes outside to dry and bake two loaves of bread.
Sunday - Sundays are always quiet. Besides going to church I wrote some letters and read. I gave my Bible class children treat bags made with leftover egg hunt candy.
Monday - I had leftovers for dinner. I spent most of the day working in the garden. I repotted plants and planted the rest of the seedlings from the greenhouse. The weather has been mild enough that we have not needed the heat or air.
Tuesday - I spent this day working in the yard. Doing my own yard work definitely saves money. I am physically able and see no good reason not to do it myself. I am reminded of my nearly 100 year old neighbor who used to mow his own lawn. I worked on the bee/butterfly garden. I will share more about this on Wednesday's garden post.
Wednesday - W needed to run errands so I tagged along. He had to stop at the home improvement store so I wandered into the garden section looking for the poblano pepper plants I needed. I had room for two plants but hated to spend $3+ each. Instead I looked through all of the pots until I found one that contained two plants. It was like getting the second free. I have noticed that I can usually find a container with a bonus plant if I take the time to look.
Thursday - I had to stop and think what I did yesterday which is a bit sad. I watched a free movie on Vudu. I hung clothes out to dry. I pulled weeds from the garden. Last year I barely had time to do anything with the garden. My idea of fun is to pull a few weeds from my raised beds. Seeing those clean beds with growing plants makes me happy. I know that this bit of time and effort will reward me with delicious vegetables and fruits fresh from my backyard.
Have you had a frugal week?