Friday, October 23, 2020

Frugal Friday


Another Friday is upon us bringing another weekend, mind you when you are retired pretty much every day is the weekend. I almost (but not quite) wish I had a job....

Frugal happenings here are pretty much the usual.

1.  Using up all leftovers. Which did cause a bit of havoc with my menu plans, but good havoc.

2.  Saved $26. 76 on my groceries.

3.  Usage of natural gas and electricity is down this month. I think adding drapery that is insulated is really helping. Still have one set of drapery to purchase.

4.  We have set our furnace (since it is now repaired, turned out to be the thermostat acting up) at 70 F which is just about perfect. I refuse to freeze and with those big south facing windows, our furnace does not run much at all during the day.

5.  Still walking, though now my walking is on the treadmill rather than outside. Great frugal exercise, and since the doctor told me I have to walk at least 25 mins a day to build bone that is what I strive for.

6.  I combine errands in order to save on gas, and wear/tear on my vehicle. This week I filled my vehicle and this is the first time I have done so in a month and a half.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.


  1. Great frugal mentality as always, Jackie. Keeping it frugal, but not going without.

  2. I'm glad you were able to save that much on your groceries, Jackie. I agree with you on the drapery that is insulated as it really does help. We also have black out curtains on the side of the house where the sun shines in the afternoon, which helps keep the room cooler in summer.

    Sounds like a good and frugal week for you. I hope this next week is too and that you have a great weekend. :)

  3. You did well! I think you enjoy Fridays even without a job!🤗

  4. A woman after my own heart, I do pretty much all of that all the time too. It's all the little stuff that adds up.

  5. I'm like you, I find 70 a decent temperature - though I'll admit I have it a bit warmer when I first wake up in the morning. I really like my programmable thermostat.

    Take care and stay well.

  6. I like it a bit cooler in the house in the winter (although we don't get THAT cold) I get tired and sleepy if the temp is up too high and I am okay with wearing socks and a sweater. Of course the mornings I do like them to be warm when I get up.