Friday, October 30, 2020

Frugal Friday

I was asked how I was drawing my numbers for working on my various projects for the month. I wrote the numbers 1 to 6 on small pieces of paper (I didn't have a single dice in the house which is how Romany Quilting choses her projects for the week) and every Sunday I shake them up and draw a number. That number is the project I work on for a week. 

I have been lucky enough to have quick and easy projects to complete. My knitting and cross stitch are not included as a number. If the weather is sunny in the afternoon I work on my cross stitch and I always knit at night.

 While the temperature has risen, the wind has come up. Right now we are under a wind advisory.

What frugal things are happening here on the old homestead.

1.  I saved $48.44 just buying sale items and even managed a few things for the pantry at the same time.

2.  I did all my driving, errands and spending on one day this week.

3.  We have used up most (still have a bit of soup left) leftovers in the fridge.

4.  Got free water and a couple of small chocolate bars this week.

5.  Staying safe and covid free by wearing my mask, following arrows on the aisles, washing my hands, and following the social distancing rules. Hubby is having a bit of a problem with the social distancing, he is beginning to feel a bit down.

Everybody have a wonderful evening. 

God bless.


  1. I can so relate to feeling a bit down but am doing my usual pulling inward as a result so even less contact. This is tough on so many people.

  2. I suspect we're all feeling a bit down due to the limited contact with friends and family. I just keep reminding myself I'm doing this to ensure I'm here for my family in the long run.

    Take care, stay well!

  3. Sounds like a good and frugal week. I hope your dh starts to feel up, my daughter has sad days too.

  4. I like your idea of drawing tasks each week. I might try it during the new November lockdown if I'm not working. I need to draw up a list of the four most important things I need to get done and a list of the other smaller things I can fill in any spare time with. Thanks for the inspiration.