|Steven making faces at the baby (himself) on the computer screen.|
|Lemon Chicken Pasta|
~Saturday we stayed home and watched movies on Netflix and one of the ones I borrowed from the library. We were both tired so we just kind of snacked for meals.
~Sunday we headed into town to do some shopping. I found the candy I wanted to get Rachel at a Buy One Get One Free sale and I also found some other candy for Jeff on sale.
~We stopped at the Goodwill and found some nice sturdy baskets that I will use for Christmas and fill with goodies for people and a stereo receiver that Jeff wanted. I also found a bag full of the Yankee Candle Melts for $4.99 and some brand new cozy socks for .49.
~We found fresh cranberries on sale for $1.49 a bag so I bought 4 bags of them. I make a lot of cranberry orange bread for Christmas gifts.
~Monday Jeff got the outside lights hung up for me. :)
~I made Lemon Chicken Pasta for our main meal on Monday. I cut up 2 bell peppers and froze one of them while making this dish.
~Thank goodness I have a huge stash of Christmas cards on hand. I started working on them Monday getting them ready to send out.
~I found an old Bing Crosby Christmas album recording on YouTube and listened to it. It is the same album I grew up listening to as a child.
~My replacement Fitbit Alta HR came in and I got that all configured and synced in.
~Tuesday my hanai sister Shannon and I went shopping in Spokane. It was a long but fun day and she insisted on buying me lunch. I was really good and only bought 1 thing at the Dollar Tree and 3 needed items at Costco where they have the best prices for those items. I took cash with me and did not spend more than I had. I also helped Shannon find the best deals on gifts for her kids. I think they will be very pleased with what she got them. 😊 It always makes me happy to spend time with her and for us to have "girl time". She really is the only person outside of my family that I spend time with now because she understands my limitations and supports me no matter what, just like Jeff and I do for her. Friendships like that are rare these days and I feel so blessed to have her in my life.
~Wednesday I got hit with a flare/crash. It was inevitable after the big day I had yesterday. I had to change my plans for the day because my energy level was low and my pain level was high. I did manage to get 2 loaves of bread made though.
~Jeff was really tired and got up for a bit, ran down to the library for me, had the nice dinner I made for us, meatloaf, mashed potatoes and a salad, then he cleaned the kitchen for me and headed back to bed so he would be able to stay awake at work. The roads have been icy, so that makes things stressful while driving and wears him out.
~I got the hot tub all heated up and I had a good soak in it. Jeff had headed back to bed for awhile after he had dinner so it was just me this time and it felt really good. I am finding that the cold weather is affecting me more this year than it did last.
~My son Chris called to let me know that both he and his buddy got a deer each! I am so glad that he finally got one. He has been taking his buddies out hunting and helping them get their deer so I am glad he finally got one too. That means more venison for the freezer for us! Chris is amazing and provides all our venison and elk meat for us. I very rarely buy beef anymore. That saves us so much money and the meat he hunts for is much healthier for us. We are very blessed!
~We borrowed more movies from the library.
~I'm continuing to enjoy the beautiful Christmas music courtesy of YouTube.
~Thursday I cashed in at Swagbucks for a $25 Walmart gift card for 2,200 points. I will use it at the after Christmas clearance sales to stock up on things then. :)
~I did not eat much at all during the day so around 11 p.m. I found myself really hungry. I got some nonfat cottage cheese and topped that with some cut up cucumbers. That was topped with some fresh black pepper and some celery salt. I ate it out of one of the bowls that we have here for the grandboys because it is a smaller bowl and that helps limit my portion size. That is my story and I'm sticking to it.😉
~Friday baby Steven came over to spend the afternoon and evening with us. I had his mommy pack extra diapers and clothes just in case they could not make it back out here to get him since the snow was really starting to pile up.
~I used my points at Disney Movie Rewards to redeem for 2 movies. One I know of and the other is a mystery! :) It will be fun to see what I get.
~Jeff finished off the meatloaf and mashed potatoes for dinner and I had a nice hot bowl of clam chowder. That just sounded so good on this snowy evening.
~I had Jeff take my car, that has new tires and has 4 wheel drive along with full insurance coverage along with gap insurance to work with him since the roads are icy and snow covered too. I figured he would not only be safer, but if something did happen, the insurance would cover the cost of repairs or replacement on my car whereas his just has liability coverage on his.
|Steven and his buddy Caesar.|
My favorite frugal activity this week has got to be spending time with baby Steven. He is crawling and pulling himself up into a standing position now. He is also into everything! Caesar and Steven shared kisses and have become best buddies. so much so that when Caesar would leave the room, Steven would get upset. I see a dog in his future. Merry Christmas to you all!