Friday, July 21, 2017

Frugal Friday

Kris came home last night and I have spent most of today visiting and cleaning. Harvey is glad for Kris's help in building our new front stairs.

My frugal five for this week are:

1.  Fixed the waistband on one of my skirts. Now I have another long knit skirt to wear in my wardrobe.

2.  Worked on using up more of my yarn stash. I knit two purses (still need lining made) and with the remaining cotton yarn I am knitting some more dish cloths.

3.  Started to harvest from the garden.

4.  Dehydrating herbs for use this fall, winter and spring.

5.  Carefully using city water to water the garden and my flowers (got rain today so I can actually use rain water once again).

6.  Baking bread once again at least twice a week.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Thrifty Tuesday

So what have I done to be thrifty this past week. Hmmm, good question.

I fixed a waistband on a skirt and put it back into the closet.

Hung all laundry out on the line this week.

Patched some throw pillows (I am going to keep them until I get a chance to make some new ones).

Found out that Kris had a great idea for washing walls. I used his swifter broom with a special covering idea. Wow, in 15 minutes my bedroom walls were nice and clean. This gave me extra time to do a bit of weeding outside in the perennial bed.

Still using up every speck that we possibly can. I am shopping with a list and sticking to it. Nothing extra has ended up in my cart for two weeks now.

Any leftover coffee from breakfast is being chilled in the fridge and then I have a lovely iced coffee in the afternoon.

I even cut down some more scraps into squares and strips for quilting.

Not too bad at all.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Menu Monday

Another week of menus during this hot, hot summer.


Chicken wings, cauliflower and peas..... I might switch and make a cucumber salad or just veggies and dip.


Leftover roast. Hot beef sandwiches sound good this morning.


Soup and sandwiches. I have one container of stock yet to use up before I make some more.


Leftover ham made into a pasta casserole (supposed to be much cooler). Serving this with a salad.


Glace (German noodles) and fried onions along with eggs. Comfort food for Kris as he will be home.


Taco salad. This was a request from Kris about a month ago. I now have everything I need to make it.


Roast pork, roast carrots, and creamed potatoes.

Lunches will be leftovers or sandwiches which ever we feel like making for ourselves.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Saturday Roundup

This week has been one of trying to get ahead of myself. I have managed to complete all but 4 of my extra cleaning jobs for the month, and hope to complete the washing and waxing of the parquet flooring in our dining room tomorrow.

Now if only I could say I am doing as well working through my various stashes. Since I have now finished off two rather large balls of cotton yarn (just have to sew the seams on the two purses), I am hoping to spend some of my time in the sewing room over the next few weeks.

The garden is starting to produce.

Here are two cukes I managed to save for a photo op (seems as fast as I bring them in Harvey munches on them).

They aren't the biggest I have ever harvested, but hopefully I can keep up with them.

Yesterday I started dehydrating my herbs.

Trays of

Trays of
silver green sage.

Those were done by supper last night. Today saw trays of parsley and oregano completed. I am hoping to get some thyme and some mint done tomorrow.

Off to catch up with you all.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Thursday Tid Bits

Another hot day, but at least we had a bit of a breeze which kept things bearable. The heat is getting to everyone.

I haven't posted my goals for this month so I will do so now.

1.  Continue knitting through my stash.

2.  Continue sewing through my stash.

3.  Continue project declutter.

4.  Have 20 no spend days this month.

So only four, probably because I have some painting to do outside and the projects from last month that didn't get completed.

Being as it is the middle of the month I better get my tushie in gear and complete a few of these.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

My Favorite Place To Visit.....Not!

Today was my annual check up at the dentist (also a cleaning...every 4 months like clockwork).

I should have known that I would be heading back in a couple of weeks, but I had my fingers crossed that I could go another year with nothing needing to be done.

Really, considering the amount of dental work I have undergone in the past 30 years, this should not have surprised me. It seems that two of my old amalgam fillings are starting to decay for a better word. The dentist is going to remove the old fillings, seal the tooth once again and refill them. Been there, done that a couple of times already.

So, why do I have this niggling fear that it is going to involve much more. Keeping my fingers crossed that everything goes according to the dentists plan.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A Graduation

It has been a very long time since we had a graduation in the immediate family, or at least one that we have been invited to.

At the end of last month just before the family reunion on Harvey's side, my sister and I traveled to Yorkton to see my brothers' oldest daughter graduate.

Haley will be attending the University of Regina in the fall. She is taking Education on hopes to be teaching Social Studies/History as her major (don't have any idea as to what she has chosen for her minor). Sounds a great deal like our oldest son as that is what he teaches.

This is my brother, Haley, and Haley's mom.

Here is my sister and I with Haley.

I find it amazing that the grads spend as much as they do on their gowns. Haley spent way more than I did on my wedding gown. I must say however that all the girls looked lovely and there was not a single gown the same. Quite the colour range as well.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.