I keep a running list throughout the week for this weekly wrap up and add to it daily. It's funny because with my lovely brain, I frequently forget what I have done all week long. I have to say, despite having a rough week healthwise, I did get a lot done and saved us money in the process.
~We don't get regular network TV and my hubby wanted to watch the Final Four Basketball game on Saturday. Luckily we are taking care of our neighbor's home and pets while they are away so we were able to watch it there (with their permission of course) and spend time giving lots of love and attention to the fur babies. Go Zags!!!! ☝
~Saturday I cooked up 6 venison burgers and popped open a jar of my cousin Jeremy's homemade tomato chutney to put on my burger. OMGoodness that stuff is delicious! I also had some of my homemade squash pickles with it along with some grapes. The hubby decided that he just wanted to have 2 cheeseburgers and call it good. 😉
~Sunday Jeff sorted through and purged our pantry again. In the process, he found lots of things that I knew I had but could not find since he had moved things around since the last time I organized it. He is of the mindset of "if it fits, it sits" where I am more of the "let's keep similar things together so I can find them easily" kind of person.
~While sorting through and purging our pantry, we set aside some canned goods for our oldest son and his wife since we know he loves the canned stews and we no longer eat them.
~Jeff built some more shelves for me in our pantry with materials that we already had on hand.
~Sunday Jeff and I ran into town and I treated him to dinner after all his hard work cleaning out the pantry. We went to Taco Time and got their $5 deals that had 5 items including a drink. We brought home one of the burritos and Jeff had that Monday.
~While in town we also stopped at Goodwill. I was looking for one of those big glass jar drink dispensers or another glass pitcher to use at the baby shower. Low and behold they had another pitcher that matches the one I already have and it was brand new with all the tags still on it. I did pay $5.99 for it but it is something that I will be using again and again. I also found a few other things there that I had been looking for including some Wilton small treat bags. I use these to package up homemade treats for the holidays.
~We watched a movie we borrowed from the library.
~I cashed in at Swagbucks for another $40 in Amazon.com gift cards.
~More supplements and vitamins were ordered through Vitacost going through the link at Swagbucks. I was also able to find 2 codes that knocked an additional $10 off my order and I got free shipping.
~I was able to snag a free subscription to Bowhunting magazine for my son Chris.
~Monday I got some split pea soup going in the crockpot about mid day using some of the split peas my hubby found while redoing the pantry over the weekend. I knew I had some split peas somewhere. ;) This was perfect because I found myself dealing with low energy and sore muscles so much so that Jeff helped me get the carrots peeled. I needed to be really careful and rest since I was scheduled to work Tuesday morning.
~Jeff continues to part out his old car and get the parts stored away to use on his newer car when needed.
~I was able to find the Gonzaga vs NC National Basketball Championship game streaming live online Tuesday. 👍
~Tuesday I worked in the morning and then went directly to my oldest son's place after that. I resisted the urge to stop and get lunch on the way over. I just skipped lunch and enjoyed my visit with our Rachel and her sister and later my son. :)
~I've been doing more research online about way to help with my CFS and Fibromyalgia. I also research who had the cheapest but still quality supplements that I needed at the best prices.
~We are trying to eat out of the fridge, freezer and pantry as much as possible.
~I cooked up some more of those free Chicken Fried Steaks that we were given. This is one of my hubby's favorites. I served it with mashed potatoes and some free to us green beans.
~Jeff picked up some more movies and books from the library for us.
~Thursday I made 2 loaves of Oatmeal bread and 3 loaves of Banana bread. I gave one of the loaves of banana bread to our neighbor who had a medical procedure the day before.
~We hot tubbed to ease our aching muscles.
~I watched more TV shows online.
~We received some free samples and magazines in the mail.
~Jeff moved our cars to the far end of the driveway away from the big tree just in case the high winds knocked down some branches or the entire tree.
~I was so tempted to just order something from the tavern for dinner on Friday but we decided to just do a snacky type dinner instead and save the money.
~Swagbucks and MyPoints were worked as much as I could this week.
As I finish up this post on Saturday morning, we are having a rain/snow mix outside. This is typical weather for this time of year but I was really hoping to be able to get outside and work in the garden today. Hopefully tomorrow the weather will be better and we can get started on that. I really want to get my spinach and peas in.