Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Tuesday Tidbits


The end of another month and I finished entering budget numbers and filing the paperwork. 

We were under budget once again, but not by much. In fact I have a feeling that Harvey hid some receipts on me. Not much I can do about that though. 

I am going to see if I can somehow cut a bit more off some of our spending. Mind you with the dental work I need to go through and another trip to Regina to get the results of my tests from the cancer specialist, this could be a bit of a problem. The cutting might just have to wait until April. 

I finished one altar cloth and after I find a coordinating purple the second one should be quickly finished. I made a real boo-boo and didn't get enough fabric for the length needed. I just kept thinking of width. Oh well, I will do much better with the red when I manage to get it. 

I pulled all the fabric for some spring and summer clothing. One of my goals for this month is to get all the patterns cut. Trying some new top patterns this time around. 

Harvey made a Hummingbird house. He used a 3 inch or so in circumference branch from our woodpile. Took him all of about an hour to get it done. I have a feeling he will make a few more to hang in the tree in the backyard by the deck. I will take a photo of it and the bird feeder and post them tomorrow. 

While the weather has been pretty nice the last few days but according to the long term forecast we are going to be getting a good dose of winter once again. I will be glad to see spring arrive. 

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.


  1. Well done on coming in under budget. February was a good month for me too.

  2. Looking at my numbers, I'm about bang on with the budget. Groceries were slightly over budget, as was cat and bird feed but I made up for those on other categories so all is good for the month. I did have a shortfall in January, so I'll be making that up as I go along. I was able to add to my savings too - that's a part of the budget process for me.
    The hummingbird house sounds interesting. Looking forward to the photos!

  3. I can't wait to see the hummingbird house.

  4. I am so happy someone is under budget!!!!!

  5. The humming bird house sounds brilliant. How clever. I'm looking forward to seeing the photo. xx

  6. I fant believe that our calendar has clicked over to Autumn on 1st March! I'm not ready for Summer to go. I enjoy reading about your frugal habits, I've mended a pair of shorts, altered the too loose neckline on my dress, rehemmed the sleeves on Robin's tee shirt which had come undone. But I often do a little mending, seems sensible to me to keep on top of it.

  7. Looking forward to seeing Harvey's handiwork too! Good job on the budget. Bill and i have been careful. Less $ going out down here but also less coming in with us not working.

  8. Looking forward to seeing a picture of the hummingbird house.