Friday, July 3, 2020

Frugal Friday

This will be a quick post as I have started to make supper and want to visit with Kurt for while again today. Kris will be leaving Regina shortly and will more than likely be home around 7. We will wait supper for him.

Still I will try to catch up with all of you at some point tonight.

1.  Air conditioner did not run a couple of days this week, we opened wide the windows and the cool breeze came through perfectly. We open them all at night and the house stays or rather gets cool very quickly.

2.  Figured out the spending last month and surprisingly we were under the total budget for the month. I was happy to only be slightly over the grocery budget line even with the fairly large stock up at Costco.

3.  Baking bread every third day. Though while both of the sons are home we will be using mostly store bought bread from our Co-op bakery.

4.  Still walking for exercise and most days I manage to get all my steps in. Not yesterday though as that is when Kurt came home.

5.  Got my mini computer and Kris will get it set up this weekend. We plan on moving the android box downstairs for Harvey to use. This just might keep us from wanting to add more packages to the basic package and stop me from ordering Crave and BritBox or Acorn. 

6.  Pinned the denim quilt strips together. Gathered the yarn suitable for mittens that I had stored away and pulled out my mitten pattern. Still have some socks to sew up (two needle, flat and they do need to be sewn up, I have three pairs left to do and hope to get one more pair done tonight).

7.  I am having fun finding new recipes to use up the leftovers. Some are a hit.....Others not so much.

8.  Using water from the rain barrel to water my plants.

Everybody have a wonderful evening. 

God bless.


  1. Wonderful post, Jackie! Look at you go! Happy Eating, too.

  2. Enjoy your time with all the famiy at home.

  3. Hi, Jackie! This is Kerry from years ago on Frugal Living (in Denver). Sleeping with the windows open is the best! I have burglar bars on mine, so I always sleep in the summer with the windows wide open, then cover them up in the morning and the house stays cool nearly the entire day. I hope you are well. So good to find you again.

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