It's been another week where I needed to take things slow and rest as much as possible. Even if I had wanted to, I could not have gotten a whole lot done. We did manage a day trip out of town on Sunday and were careful to not spend a lot of money there. I had planned on working more in the garden, but again energy did not allow that and neither did the weather towards the end of the week. My hubby did manage to get a bunch of weed eating and weeding done before the bad weather rolled in though. Thank goodness for that man! The highlight of my week was having the little boys here for the afternoon on Wednesday. Oh they are so much fun and growing up so quickly! Onto the savings!
|I could not resist this for .99 for Steven.|
~Harvested a bunch of oregano from our garden, washed it and hung it to dry.
~Jeff build another fence around the blueberries and around the blackberries to protect them from the fruit crazy dog!
~Sunday Jeff and I took a short trip up to Coeur D'Alene, ID and went out to lunch at Texas Roadhouse. We had a $25 gift card and our meal came to under that amount. We did leave a $5 in cash tip along with the rest of the change after the gift card was applied.
~We used a Home Depot gift card to get some more seeds for our garden.
~We hit 2 thrift stores and found 3 shirts and a blue light bulb.
|Momma and baby duck swimming by the Boardwalk up at the Lake Coeur D'Alene.|
~We really enjoyed a walk on the boardwalk up at the Coeur D'Alene resort and watch a momma duck and her babies go begging for food from all the people on the boardwalk.
~We watched the movie "Hidden Figures" that we borrowed from the library. It was really good!
~I froze 10 overripe bananas to use for banana bread later.
~Jeff potted up more mint to give to my cousin.
~I used some beer in small lids to bait slugs that are eating all my bean plants.
~The rest of the beer was used to cook some elk steaks in.
~Our garden is now giving me the first of the cherry tomatoes, strawberries along with green onions.
|The handful of supplements and my thyroid medication that I take every day. Without the supplements, my Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue would be so much worse.|
~We needed some more supplements so I ordered some through Vitacost going through a link at Swagbucks so I get some points on that and I also used a 20% off coupon code.
~Two loaves of sandwich bread were made.
~The grandboys were here Wednesday afternoon. They hot tubbed with Jeff, colored some coloring sheets from Moana that I printed off for them, played in the yard and wore out both our fur babies, had peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on fresh homemade bread and then watched some kids tv shows on Netflix.
|A very brave Gpa who played in the hot tub with Isaiah and Bradley when they were here Wednesday.|
~Wednesday's dinner was zucchini (.50 for both) and shrimp (bought on sale previously) over rice (free).
~Thursday Jeff took me into town in the afternoon/evening. We hit Goodwill and I was able to find brand new with tags baby clothes for gifts for a baby shower I am going to for 2 sisters in about a week's time. I also found some things for our Steven, some Bath and Body Works body spray for $1.99, a huge brand new canister of hair spray for $1.99, a book, Jeff found a leather catchers mitt for $3 and a car phone charger.
~The Dollar Tree is my go to for cards. We found Father's Day cards at 2/$1 for the dads in our family.
|Jeff's $3 find at the Goodwill!|
~The mail brought more free magazines for us and for our kids.
~I SKYPED several times with Josh this week. That always makes me happy!😊
~It rained off and on for 3 days so that cut way down on me having to water the gardens.
~I am continuing to research more ways to help with my CFS and Fibromyalgia and making more changes in my life. Some of these changes are not easy but I am willing to do whatever I can to help my health.
~Doofy needed some more calming collars so I looked online at Chewy.com. They had an amazing sale on them with packages of 3 for less than I pay for 1 at Petco. I bought 2 packages of them (so 6 month's worth), some more of his specialty (aka expensive) cat food and a 40 pound bag of clumping cat litter. I got free 2 day shipping and an additional discount. I spent less on everything than I would have on 4 collars alone at Petco. I figured my savings at about $80!
|Shrimp and Zucchini in a garlic and wine sauce served over rice.|
~Friday night I took some leftover elk steaks, cut them up, made a gravy with the sauce the streaks were cooked in and added some mushrooms and sour cream to that and then threw in some leftover cooked rice. It made for a nice creamy casserole for dinner.
~I borrowed more movies and books from the library.
|Movies borrowed from the library.|
This coming week I really do hope to be able to get out in the garden more and get a few more things planted as well as trying to get a handle on the weeds. The strawberry bed needs to be covered with some netting as well so that I don't lose the berries to the birds. We shall see how much I can actually get done...only time will tell.😉