Comfort in a bowl...Udon noodle soup
Life has changed in so many ways with the covid-19 virus and all that changes it has brought to people's lives all over the world. My heart just aches for all the loss and sorrow, fear and anxiety that this has caused. I am used to staying at home for the most part but this not being able to see my children and grandchildren is the hardest thing for me at the moment. Jeff continues to work at his job but luckily he does not come into contact with many people while doing this. I think that all of us at some point will know someone who has lost or has someone who is fighting this awful disease in their lives. I pray for everyone.
In light of all of this and the changes that this has brought, it is so important to live a frugal life at this point when so many people have lost or may lose their income at any moment. I think we are all in for a very bumpy road ahead, even when the initial threat of the virus itself has passed. The financial loss and setbacks will be with us for months, if not years. People are starting to go back to learning how to make their own bread and cooking from scratch once again. If nothing else, I think that learning these skills, which many do not have, is a good thing.
Here are some of the frugal things we have done this week:
~Baked 2 loaves of bread
~Made a huge pot of potato and corn soup
~Cooked up 4 artichokes in the InstantPot
~Bought the loss leaders at Safeway and picked up a few more things at Dollar Tree
~Got my glasses fixed for free at our optometrist
~Line dried some bathroom rugs outside after washing them
~Trying to be so careful not to waste food
~Jeff brought home so more free lumber
~I bought some more garden seeds from the Dollar Tree to start my garden
~I put the bottoms of the celery and lettuce in water to regrow more
~I dug out a bunch of books on gardening and frugal living to read once again
~We have been using Facetime to visit with our kids and grandkids since we cannot see them in person
~I have started a compost can to put kitchen scraps in so I can bury them in the soil to enrich the garden
~I cut Jeff's hair
~I found a code to add more minutes to my Tracfone
~With all the students home from school, I am trying to help my friends with resources to keep their kiddos learning
~I'm making more of my honey/lemon/ginger syrup
~I put the used coffee grounds around the blueberry bushes who love the acidity from them
~Jeff and I are taking walks with Caesar
Be blessed everyone and stay safe.