|Green beans (free) and BBQed pulled Pork (sale pork loin) on hamburger buns (free).|
If you read my last post before this one, you know that it has been a rough two weeks for me health wise and that really took a toll on my emotions too. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who reached out to me, prayed for me and who encouraged me. It really meant so much to both my husband and I. That being said, I did not do a lot to save money this week other than stay home for the most part. There were things I had planned on doing, but did not have the energy or strength to do and that's ok. I am going to give myself grace. I am hoping to get to them this next week.
|Jeff changing the brake pads on his car.|
~Jeff worked on replacing the brake pads on his new car. He took the good brake pads off his old car (since they had been replaced shortly before the car died) and used those. I am so glad his new car and his old car are the same model so that the parts can be taken off the old one and used on the new one.
~I put a lot of time into my points programs this week.
~I gave Jeff a much needed haircut on Monday.
|A loaf of homemade banana bread.|
~We have lots of elk and venison burger in the freezer that needs to be used up. I went through the refrigerator and found some tortillas that were nearing the end of their "usefulness". I made a sour cream enchilada type casserole using plain yogurt in place of sour cream. Very good! 😀
~We watched the movie "Mr. Church" that we borrowed from the library. If you have not seen it, you really should!
~Winco had a great deal on their pork loin for $1.39 a pound. I bought a package of two.
|Pulled BBQed Pork.|
I cooked up the pork loin roasts in the crockpot with some BBQ sauce and shredded it. I froze half of it for another meal later. I had made enough for 3 meals total but my hubby decided that it was just too good to have to wait for a second meal. 😉
~Three loaves of banana bread were made. I gave one of the loaves to our sweet hanai sister Shannon.
~We borrowed some more movies and a book from the library.
~Two more loaves of oatmeal bread were made.
~Our volunteer work was this week. Jeff went down and did it for us on Thursday because I am still in a tailspin emotionally and physically from this Fibro flare. We got lots of free groceries too.
~I was missing my childhood home and the beauty of the music and sea which has always been healing for me. I found this music and "movie" of Hawaii on YouTube and have been watching it. It has helped calm and renew my soul. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRneht8d2QA
|Music and scenes from Hawaii to sooth my soul via YouTube.|
~Sometimes a girl just needs comfort food. Artichokes are that for me and I found a great deal on a 4 pack of them at Trader Joe's. I finally cooked them up and enjoyed them both hot and cold.
~Shannon gave me some Starbuck's specialty coffee. Nothing like a good cup of coffee!
~With this latest Fibro flare being so bad, I have been doing more research on it from a supplements, nutrition and gentle stretching and yoga standpoint.
~More homemade Zuppa Toscana soup was pulled from the freezer and eaten for dinner one night.
|Homemade Zuppa Toscana pulled from the freezer and reheated for dinner on a night when I was way too tired and sore to cook.|
~A dress that I had at a local consignment store finally sold. That was a $22.50 profit. I'll take it!
~We stopped at Safeway to get some Halo mandarins that were on sale and that I also had a coupon for. I spent $2.49 for 3 pounds of mandarins. While we were there I also found a huge bag of Safeway's house brand of dog food for half off so I bought that since we will need more here soon. In addition to that I bought some corned beef from the deli that was marked at half off. I had been craving a good corned beef sandwich and had the rye bread at home in the freezer. This was I will have several sandwiches for half the price I would have paid for one sandwich at a restaurant.
~Jeff and I are both craving burgers so I pulled some venison burger out of the freezer to thaw. I'll make burgers for dinner Saturday night using some of the free hamburger buns that we got.
|Books and movies borrowed from the library this week.|
~I spent one day this week with my grandsons. I had not seen them in about 2 weeks and it was so nice to be able to play, read with, do school with and just spend time cuddling with them both.
~While in town on Friday to deposit Jeff's paycheck, he asked me if I wanted to go to the thrift store and I told him no. We have a bunch of our bills that come in quarterly coming out of this paycheck and that makes money a bit tight. I have done a lot of thrift store shopping over the past 2 weekends so I am good for now. ;)
~I cut a bunch of coupons that I got out of the free ads paper.
So there it all is, not a huge list this week or huge savings but every little bit counts. I am planning on taking more things to the consignment store to sell since Spring is now here and I have some more dresses and a few purses that I am hoping will sell. We shall see. It doesn't cost me anything to try. ;)