|We ate meals at home, even on our run-around days, to save money (and time!)|
The weather was warmish? Less cold? There were days we didn't really need a big fire to keep the house warm, so I tried something a little different. I shut the vents in all three bedrooms and kept those rooms closed off during the day. That way, the heat gain we get from sunny windows, cooking, etc. in the main part of the house was more effective at keeping the main rooms warmer.
We turned an old sweater into a kitty bed. We'll be donating it to a local cat shelter.
We got books and media from the library. Daughter is currently reading Wesley the Owl. She says it's the best. book. ever!!
I made popcorn, enchilada sauce, chicken enchilada soup, pico de gallo, salsa, taco salad, taco seasoning, enchiladas, Mexican rice, potato salad, kalua pork and beef stew. It was a tasty week! I also made the menu for the coming week, which will be up soon.
We had a free field trip to a falconer's home. His falcons are currently out of town at a breeding program, but we met one of his hawks. Sonoma is a female Harris Hawk. Isn't she beautiful? Many thanks to Bob of Wings Over Colorado for all the information and education. It was amazing!
At the store, I did what I do - price match, match sales and coupons, and stock up where it makes sense to.
I sold some household items that we no longer needed - some clothes Daughter outgrew, a couple of kitchen items, etc. See the cutters below? I got them in a bag at Goodwill - $2, for two of each size. I sold one of each size for....$2, so mine were free! :)
I did some subbing at the library. Every little bit helps.
I answered an ad for rabbits, because I need some for a series of library programs. We are not raising rabbits for meat anymore, so I knew I'd be getting some when the time came around. I found a person who was willing to 'rent' the rabbits to me, which is wonderful. It's less costly for me, and he will get back very tame rabbits that have been fed for several weeks. Photos soon!
How was your week? Did you keep things frugal?