|Rainforest Exhibit, Denver Zoo|
If you don't blog, you may not realize that those who do blog are able to start a post, set a future date, and then work on the post, edit, etc. until it's time for it to post. I usually do that with the frugality posts, so that as stuff happens, I can make a little note.
I didn't do that this week, so this will be whatever I can remember....
|We heart snakes!|
|Daughter can jump as far as a flea!|
We went to the zoo on free admission day, which saved us $32 in admission fees. You know who else went to the zoo? Everybody. That's why we parked on 17th street...the entrance to the zoo is on 23rd. So we got in some walking too!
|Daughter with a handful of penguins!|
|It was a beautiful, fun day. Perfect weather, time with family - life is good!|
I baked some bread this week, and it came out really nice. I also made sweet and sour chicken, spaghetti with sauce, salads, the best pot roast I think I've ever made (the gravy was awesome too), ginger-orange glazed carrots, a pot of rice and other things, I'm sure...that I don't remember.
|honey-wheat-oatmeal bread for a lesson at church|
I subbed at the library a little bit last Saturday, and then worked all day this Saturday.
I figured out that I'd really make pretty good use of a teakettle. I asked friends and determined that stainless was the way to go. The one I picked out was $30...but I got this one second hand (but only used a time or two) for $5.
Laundry was washed with homemade laundry soap and dried on drying racks.
I used coupons to get Triscuits and Wheat Thins for .79 a box, also Challenge Butter for 1.29 a pound. The same sale is still on. I may purchase more butter.
I accepted two pumpkins at church. They were going to throw them away.
My neighbor gave us some canning jars. He said some of them are probably mine from when I've given him jam or preserves at Christmas. At any rate, I'm 16 jars richer, plus his wife gave me a canning funnel and a jar lifter.
I've kept up with my walking, putting in 7+ miles per week.
We've used the wood stove to keep the house warm at night. It's been warm most days, so a little baking or other kitchen work has kept the house warm in the daytime.
We've gotten books and media from the library, free of charge.
I signed up for a community 'toy box'. It works like this: The lady who started it gathered up toys that her children and the children of a few friends have outgrown. Now, the box is circulating through the people who signed up for it. When the box comes to a participant, s/he may take whatever s/he wants from the box, and then re-stock the box with excess items from his/her own children. The toys need to be in new/like new condition, and from what I'm hearing, many of the people participating plan to use the toys as Christmas gifts for their children. When everyone has had a turn who wants a turn, the remaining toys will be donated to a local charity. I already have a few things set aside to put in the box when it's our turn. :)
Well, Dearies, that's what I remember. How did you save money this week?
Love to all,
-Laura at TenThingsFarm