For the past month I've been working a long term substitute job, which explains my absence here on the blog. The assignment, which started out being two weeks, has increased each week and right now I am on schedule to sub for at least five weeks. As you can imagine, I am thrilled for a variety of reasons.
Even though I am working everyday, I still take the time to cook dinners from scratch and take my lunch to work everyday. We have not eaten out dinner even one time since I started this job. We have goals that we want to reach (buying our own home) and eating out moves us farther away from that goal.
There are several projects on my to do list this weekend including repairing a couple of clothing items. I also have a three ring binder that needs some repairs with duct tape along with the usual weekend chores of hauling off garbage, laundry, cleaning, and cooking.
It's chilly here tonight and they are calling for snow flurries here this weekend, so I made chili for dinner tonight, which is the perfect thing for cold weather.
Frugal Things I've Done This Month...
1. Attempted to use a $10.00 reward certificate that was about to expire, but the item was put on back order and my account was credited with $10.00 instead, which works for me since it was about to expire.
2. I repaired two work shirts for my niece. Her boss gave her second hand shirts when she started working there and she had washed them so many times that the material in the armpit area needed to be repaired rather than just stitched along the seam. Her Dad does so many nice things for us that I was so happy to be able to do something so simple for her. She was thrilled that I did this for her.
3. As we were driving by Fresh & Low the other day while running errands I noticed a sign that said they had greens for 39¢. We make a quick stop inside to pick up this great deal.
4. We made one trip this month to Kroger to get in on some great yellow sticker items. I plan to do this at least once a month to get in on those good deals.