My Frugal List: Week of April 23, 2018
When you work at a movie theatre your life revolves around the newest blockbuster hit. On Thursday, Avengers Infinity War came out and I have been going ever since. During slow times I work 2-3 days for 4 hour shifts. This week I worked 27 hours and that was because I had already committed to my church for all day Saturday. I worked a double on Thursday because it was opening day and we were going to be crazy. So I went to work 10 am-2 pm. I came home to say goodbye to YD because she was going to Florida with my sister for a long weekend. I ate a very early dinner of leftovers and then went back to work from 4:30 to 10. I was going from the minute I stepped inside the building. I did bring some fruit with me and a reusable cup for my water. I'm really glad I did.
Friday morning I had my monthly breakfast with friends at Panera. My son was working so I got to use his discount and paid for the rest with a gift card. I had a very nice time seeing everyone. I haven't seen 2 of the ladies since January since they haven't been able to make breakfast. I then went to work 12-5:30. Hubby had suggested that we use a gift card I had traded for last summer to get dinner. He was nice enough to go pick it up. There is still more on the gift card and there were some leftovers too.
Saturday was my Church's big fundraiser. I had to be there at 2pm to help set up. 2 good friends of mine come too which is great. We had a very successful night and raised a lot of money for the Church as well as we got to spend time with new and old friends. When we were cleaning up, another volunteer brought me a tray of meatballs in red sauce and 6 loaves of bread. I was happy to take it home. I got home around 11pm.
Sunday morning we had bagels that my son brought home the night before and I headed off to work as did my son. Hubby did yard work and some work on his truck. I was very grateful for the food I had brought home the night before. I made meatball heroes and had some salad on the side for dinner that night. I was exhausted and sat on the couch for the rest of the night.
I did get some stuff done earlier in the week knowing that my week would get crazy when Avengers started.
I cooked a bunch this week. I had made a turkey last week so I cooked the bones this week for stock. I froze 4 containers for future use and used 2 containers to make turkey rice soup. We had that for dinner 2 nights and several lunches. I even sent some to a friend. I grilled sausage one night and used half of them for sausage and peppers. There was enough leftovers for the boys to have for lunch. We then had the other half of the sausage on buns the next night for dinner with fries and corn.
I made steel cut oats and pancakes. We ate also ate soufflés that my son got from work and fried eggs with potatoes.
Lunches were leftovers, PBJ, tuna or hard boiled eggs. Very easy.
I did get some time in the garden earlier in the week. I transplanted/ thinned the kale. A few of the plants are getting huge . We picked it several days to use in smoothies. My seedlings are doing great. Almost all of the lettuce and tomatoes are growing. The peppers aren't doing as well. I may end up buying some plants when it is time to plant. I will see.
I went to Aldi and Stop & Shop this week. I got marked down shampoo and eggs. Hubby stopped in at BJ"s on Saturday as we were out of milk. He grabbed 2 gallons and a pack of his favorite cookies.
I washed all of the bed linens and hung them outside to dry. I love when I can do that.
I cleaned both bathrooms with old cloth rags. I refilled the soap containers with soap I had gotten on clearance and thinned it with some water. I refilled the lotion container with hotel lotions that my sister gets while she travels.
I made dog food for the 2 dogs as we are still watching my sister's dog.
My sister can and picked up my YD for a weekend away. She dropped off some goodies for us. She is very generous.
My son brought home more goodies from work that we shared with friends and coworkers.
It was a busy week but a good one. We were able to put $1500 into the college fund after we paid all of our bills this month. I definitely call that a win. My check will be larger then normal next week which is always nice, so we should be able to add some more then too. The weather is supposed to be very nice so I plan on spending time in the yard working. I hope everyone found some ways to save money this week. I was so busy the second half of the week that I didn't even have time to think about spending any. Our pantry and freezers are full so even if I am super busy this week, I know we will be fine with food. I hope you all have a wonderful and frugal week.