|The new TV Chris and Heather gave us.|
This week has been one that seems to have stretched on and on. I'm glad that I jot things down as I go during the week because honestly, I would have forgotten to list a lot of what I have here if I had not done so. Gosh I hope that made sense. I'm a bit rummy and really should be in bed. 😉 Onto the savings!
~I cashed in at Mypoints for a $10 Amazon.com gift card.
~I reduced my stress level by walking away from a person who had become toxic. It was not an easy decision to make but one that had to be made for my own health and peace of mind.
~My sweet hubby and I sat down and watched more episodes of "The Flash" in Netflix.
~Chris and Heather gave us their 36 inch flat screen TV. They are were given her grandmother's even larger TV. We will see if someone wants our TV that is now in our bedroom and if not, we will donate it.
~The hardware store had a bunch of their seeds on clearance so I bought some that I did not have already.
~Chris and Heather invited us over to watch the Superbowl so we took some snack food over with us and had a wonderful time visiting and cuddling with the grandboys. I love my family!
~Heather gave me 3 beautiful scarves that had been her grandmother's and a book.
~Jeff and I went to Goodwill and found more brand new baby stuff, some books, a new cordless phone system, some lawn games, a pretty blouse for me, a nice warm Nike pullover for him and a draft guard for around the door. Some of the items were the half price color of the day. SCORE!!!!
|My new $2 blouse.|
~Chris taught us how to stream anything directly from the computer to the TV.
~Dollar Tree had Secret antiperspirant in stock again so I bought 4 more to add to our stockpile. I had been looking for it for months and they did not have any so when I saw these, I stocked up a bit.
~We borrowed 4 movies from the library.
~Sunday evening, Jeff and I worked on our menu for the week. It really does help to have his input.
~Monday I made 2 loaves of bread and cut up the remaining half a loaf from the previous week and made croutons with it.
~Dinner Monday night was Teriyaki beef, rice, corn and salad. I found the Carne Asada meat marked way down at the store and it is perfect for making Teriyaki beef with. Of course I made my own marinade for it with Shoyu, sugar, ginger and garlic (all to taste since this is how I learned to make it as a child). Comfort food from my childhood.
|Homemade Teriyaki Beef, brown rice, corn and a nice green salad.|
~Our Credit Union credit card offers us rewards on our card. I took the cash back option and had them deposit the money into our savings account.
~Heather, Bradley and Heather's mom are flying to Florida to be part of a friend's wedding next week. Since the airline they are flying on charges for each piece of luggage, Heather asked me we had a large suitcase they can borrow and put all their stuff in it so they only have to pay for one bag. I am so glad that I kept one of the large ones my parents gave us when they were cleaning out their luggage collection.
~I cashed in at Pinecone Research for a prepaid virtual Visa Card. I will apply that to my Amazon.com gift card balance.~Tuesday, after I got off work, I stopped at Winco and did some grocery shopping using coupons and saved us right under $10 in coupons alone.
~I stopped in at the Salvation Army and finally, after 2 years of looking, found a nice pair of gray leggings that I can wear in public with a long shirt or sweater over them. They are JJill brand which always fits me just right. ;) I also found the DVD "Return to Oz" that I have been wanting for awhile now.
~My wonderful hubby was honored by being voted into our areas Bowling Hall of Fame. I surprised him with one of his favorite dinners and ice cream to celebrate. 💑
~There were several avocados that needed to be used up along with some red onion. I made a bowl of guacamole. I wish my youngest grandson had been here to share it with me. That boy will lick the bowl clean!
~Thursday night just called for soup. I quickly threw together a Cheddar Cheese and Beer soup. I had never made it before so I did look up some recipes as a guideline and then just did my own thing. Hubby and I both loved it!
~Jeff's car had been making a strange sound so he stopped in to see our favorite mechanic who found the problem very quickly. He even told Jeff how to fix it himself since it was not a complicated job. We love our mechanic!
~Thursday night I was laying in bed watching PBS. I love to watch cooking shows and learning new skills and recipes from them. The show "Lucky Chow" came on. They were doing a special on Thai food and the best chefs in the United States that specialized in this cuisine. In the opening shots I instantly recognized my cousin Andy Ricker and was delighted to see him and his "Thai mom" mentor prepare a meal together later in the show. 😊
|Homemade Cheddar Cheese and Beer Soup|
~Caesar finally got both Jeff and I to take him on a walk Friday. The ice and snow had melted enough that the roads were clear. We walked down to the post office to mail off a package to our Josh. I used a bubble wrap mailer envelope that I had gotten at the thrift store awhile back and sent a nice brand new knit hat with his college logo on it (again thrift store), a military battle book I had sent away for that was also free and some mail of his.
~Jeff and I had leftovers for dinner on Friday night.
~I added more movies and TV series to our Netflix watch list.
~My points programs did not get as much attention this week as I had hoped, but that's life.
~Entertainment for me this Friday night is watching the lunar eclipse. :)
As you can see, we have been very blessed this week! I hope you all have been as well! On a side note, please forgive the difference in font size...Blogger in not cooperating or allowing me to fix it.