My Frugal Weeks: November 26 and December 3, 2018

It has been a very busy few weeks. Between work, getting ready for the holidays, vertigo and doctor's appointments, I just haven't had time to write. Sorry about that. I am doing much better and am glad that it happened when it did and not at Thanksgiving. Youngest daughter and I did finish decorating the inside of the house. We have been listening to lots of Christmas music from Amazon Music. It really is starting to feel like Christmas. Yah!

My OD got a free bagel everyday for the month of December. The one that was near her work closed so she told me to use it. My son has been getting it whenever he works. Otherwise I stop in. We get free drinks because he works there. This was my lunch one day with an apple I brought while I was out Christmas shopping. 

I have been cooking lots of pumpkins. I have been making muffins and sending them to work and school. I also gave some to my chiropractor.

Our outside light broke. Hubby fixed it and a bathroom outlet that pops often. He had Y…

Friday Freebies

I had a work meeting Saturday morning and I volunteered to do the clean up. There were lots of goodies leftover. I made up several baggies of bagels and muffins for people to take home and only 3 other people grabbed them. It drives me nuts. So most of it came home with me. I did leave some there for the people that were working. Sorry for the bad photo but the sun was shining really brightly. I brought home 19 bagels, 18 mini muffins and several pounds of butter. I also ate breakfast at the meeting.

My job was handing out these glasses for opening night of Robinhood. There were dozens leftover so employees are allowed them. I took 4. I think I am going to fill them with candy and put gift cards in them for people that are getting gift cards for Christmas. 

I cooked another pumpkin that I had gotten free.

I stained more of my apple cores so I got another container of apple cider vinegar.

I got some dish washer tabs in the mail for free.

I received some Kohl's cash that I put towar…

November Goals Updated

Another month gone. The year is almost over. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope all of you did too.  Financial - Put 15% into retirement. Thank you 401K Plan - Grocery Budget of $400 average for the year This is not happening. YD is now on a GF diet and she is feeling so much better. GF is not cheap. - List 25 new items on eBay and Craigslist. I have listed over 50 items. I sold 18 so I am happy with that. - Work extra shifts when available. I did work a few extra shifts. I could have worked even more but with OD visiting and life, I chose not too - Go over our budget with Hubby Did it! - Go over the kids budgets with each of them. Done
- YD apply for scholarships. She keeps working on these as she has time. 
- Pay my life insurance (I pay once a year) It is paid.
- Pay our portion of YD senior trip. Done!

Garden - Dehydrate/dry more herbs. I did dry more parsley. The plants are now inside and we are using them fresh.  - Put leaves and cut grass on garden beds Hubby and our son did this.
- Wr…

December 2018 Goals

2018 is coming to an end. December is here already. This year has really flown bye. Christmas will be here soon. Then it will be 2019. I have lots to do this month. I really want to enjoy the Christmas season so I am really going to have to focus.

Financial - Put 15% into retirement. - Grocery Budget of $400 average for the year - List 10 new items on eBay and Craigslist. - Work extra shifts when available.  - Go over our budget with Hubby - Go over the kids budgets with each of them.
- YD apply for scholarships
- Pay cash for Christmas. 
Family - Go on a date with Hubby - Celebrate Christmas
- OD come home for a visit - Son take finals

- Make homemade Christmas gifts
- Finish writing cards and mail
- Finish decorating inside
- Finish Christmas shopping
- Wrap everything - Make cookies - Go to 2 work parties - Do gingerbread house with kids
Personal - Facetime with OD every week.  - Read 2 books  - Make someone a meal that needs it.
- Don't gain weight over the holiday

- Get hams cheap for the f…

Friday Freebies

Sorry this is late.  I worked yesterday and then YD and I went to see Fantastic Beasts 2 with my free work passes. We also ate free popcorn. We had a great time and the price was perfect.

Hubby brought some goodies home from work this week. 

So did my son.

 My sister dropped Lip off as she was heading to Florida for some warmer weather. She brought some treats for the kids.

She gave us some veggies that wouldn't last while she was away.

She gave me some jars so that I can use them for jams. She also gave YD a notebook.

She has been cleaning out her house. She went through her stash and gave us lots of stuff. 

YD claimed several items right away. I put most of it with my stock pile. A few items will go into baskets for the church.

She also gave me a $10 off coupon from Staples that was going to expire. I went and got dish washer tabs. I don't remember exactly how much they ended up being but it was under 50¢. I can't find the receipt. 

We had my in-laws over the Sunday after Thanksg…

Thankful Day 26

Today I am thankful for my job. I work part time at a movie theater. I get free movie passes, drinks and popcorn. My youngest daughter met me there after school today and we went to see Fantastic Beasts 2 for free. We love watching movies but they are expensive. Thankfully I don't have to worry about that since I get free passes.

What are you thankful for today?

Thankful Day 25

Thankful Day 25

Today I am thankful for getting 10 pounds of ground beef on sale for $1.99 a pound. I was going to go over my grocery budget but Hubby and I decided it was worth it to have it in our freezers. I am thankful that I had room in my freezers for it since I have 3 turkeys in there too.

What are you thankful for today?

Thankful Day 25