Saturday, January 25, 2020

Frugal Friday Wrap Up...Kind of...week ending 1/26/200


    So this is kind of a Frugal Friday Wrap Up.  I say kind of because I did not keep a running tally of all that we did this past week.  All I can do at this point is go from my rather foggy memory.

~We met with our banker and made some changes that will save us thousands in interest and  fees.
~I called and got a credit onto our account for our internet service which has been spotty over the last few months.
~I made bread and a double batch of biscuits.
~I made a double batch of sausage gravy.
~A huge pot of potato/corn and chicken chowder was made from the carcus of a deli chicken after we had the legs and one of the breasts for dinner a different night.
~We borrowed more movies and books from the library.
~I found a big bag of oranges for $2 at Walmart.
~Honeycrisp apples were $.79 a pound at one of our local stores so I bought 8 huge apples.
~Jeff found a container of marked down powdered caramel creamer for $1.  He is a very happy camper!
~Caesar's medication dropped in price saving us about $5.
~I mixed up more spice mixes to have on hand.
~After running errands and doing some shopping, we came home and threw a frozen pizza (which we had gotten on sale previously) into the oven to bake while we unloaded and put away groceries.  I made a salad to go with it along with some apples slices.  I also made some salad dressing to go over mine while Jeff chose to use some Ranch dressing that we had in the refrigerator.
~I've been using homeopathic treatments to deal with some infections and ailments.  They work better than perscription meds for me.
~We got more free magazines and a sample of some perfume in the mail.
~We found some marked down hogie rolls so I divided them up and froze them for future meals.
~Jeff called and reduced the amount we are giving in charitable contributions/tithes since we have had a substantial cut in income.

    That is all I can remember at the moment.  It's been a rough week pain and brain fog wise with very little sleep happening.  I've been doing my best to just cook in large batches to keep us fed and trying to keep up on laundry for the most part.  Thank God for my amazing hubby Jeff who picks up the slack for me.  I would be lost without him.


  1. Sounds like a frugal week, Debbie. Those biscuits look good! You are wise to make double batches of everything when you can to freeze for when you can't cook. Hope you have a good weekend and the week ahead will be a good one for you.

  2. You are so inspiring, Debbie!
    Always learning tips from you.
    Have a cozy day full of rest and love!

  3. My brain is kicking into gear: Have you asked the vet if any of Caesar's prescriptions would be available at a human pharmacy? Two of Dexter's meds were much cheaper through the pharmacy and my vet actually was the one to suggest it.
    SJ in Vancouver BC

  4. Your life reminds me so much of mine in the way you save money. I just love it!

  5. I'm not one to advocate adding anything to your to do list. But I felt moved to write this again. Maybe it will help one of your readers. Perhaps it's time to apply for Social Security Disability. And once on SSDI for more then 24 months, you're eligible for Medicare regardless of your age. It's certainly not for the faint of heart - I had to apply and then appeal three times before I got mine. But then they sent me a retroactive lump sum payment which was amazing.

    I found a great blog that I wish I had known about when I started the process: howtogeton dot blogspot. I'm not affiliated with the blog but there's an incredible amount of information there. Both on getting on SocSecurity as well as how to get cheaper internet, phones and other services in the US.

    Praying that you come out of your recent flare soon. Cheers,
    SJ in Vancouver BC

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