March 14 to 20, 2017
Happy spring! Not a lot got done this week as focus this week was on other things.
This week got off to a frugal start even if I didn’t get a chance to do everything I wanted to. Whole chickens were on sale at my store for a ridiculous price – about $6.00 each! We can stretch a chicken to feed the two of us for several meals so this is a real money saver.
I ordered myself some free flower seeds from Cheerios. I planted some last year, and some of the flowers actually grew. I was really happy with the poppies. Luckily poppies are self seeding annuals and I am hoping they return this year and that I can enjoy even more flowers while providing forage for local pollinators.
I started sewing myself a Christmas quilt. I have wanted to do this for years. Not only will I use up some of my Christmas fabric stash but I will also give myself a much wanted Christmas gift. Sometimes a girl has to treat herself. It’s especially nice if that treat comes with a very small price tag!
I did not get to spend my days off frugally preparing for the coming week (baking, laundry, and such) because of a family medical emergency that required travelling to the hospital in a neighbouring town. Everything is okay and the family member is recovering after a close call, thank goodness!
Hospital stays are difficult and I would like to know what you bring to friends and family members to make their stay less arduous and perhaps, save the patient and their families a little money at a difficult time. Leave a comment and let me know. I appreciate your tips and advice.