|Daughter thought playing indoors with Mama Hen would be a good idea. I did not agree....|
(She's really cute though, isn't she?)
My good friend often buys jeans that are my size. Actually, we're the same size, but she is considerably taller than I am. (This is true of most people.) This week she gave me a pair of jeans she'd gotten on clearance that were too short for her, but fit me perfectly. I gave her a pair I'd gotten at Goodwill that fit fine, but I was going to have to hem them. Hopefully, they will work for her and we will both have pants. She also shared a circular Knifty Knitter loom with me. I had all of them except the one for baby hats, and I wanted to make a baby hat for an upcoming baby shower.
We had some good produce prices this week, and I was able to get mangoes for 33 cents, strawberries for 1.25 (until Wednesday, then the price was higher), leaf lettuces for 88 cents and roma tomatoes for .66/lb. I found some salad dressings, mints and cookies on markdown as well. I usually make our salad dressings (and our cookies), but it's nice to have some in the pantry for busy (or poorly managed) times.
Husband transferred his other prescription and got our final $25 store credit at King Sooper.
As it turns out, Taffy is a digger. One day when we'd put her in her kennel, we later spotted her romping and playing across the street. This week I took some concrete block that we had on hand (it was here when we bought the place) and buried them so that she can not dig out and escape her kennel.
This has nothing to do with frugality - it's more of a blessing - but I just wanted to share that Taffy had her first play date this week. A friend of mine has Taffy's brother, Leo, and brought him by so we could see if they would enjoy playing together. They romped and ran and cavorted the entire time, and she slept all afternoon. We will likely be getting them together now and then. It was fun for them, and fun to watch!
I received my first book for review from Book Blogger. Stay tuned!
|my $3 shoebox full of thread - woo hoo!|
Some folks get allergies every year - most years, I get garden fever. I have an especially bad case this year, so I am doing a fair amount of planning, inventory, and digging about in sheds and barn stalls to see what I have that I can use to create a garden that is pretty, fun, and more or less animal-defensive. Because this climate is somewhat arid, there is no lush greenery for the deer, rabbits, etc., so they tend to ravage the gardens. I am looking to make that harder for them without spending a small fortune. I'll share more as I find things I can use to that end.
We pulled the car over on the way home from town to observe a great horned owl in a tree. We don't often see them in the middle of the day, so this was a special treat for us.
I hope you had a great week! Are you planning to garden this year? Share your frugal victories and garden plans in the comments, if you please.