Friday, May 17, 2019

Frugal Friday May 17, 2019

Good morning to all my readers. I hope you are doing well. I'm fine just tired from being busy this week. 

I've worked every day this week and we were pet sitting over the weekend through Tuesday, so my commute to work Monday and Friday was longer than usual.

On Wednesday we went to Red Lobster with family to celebrate my nephew's birthday. My niece treated us to dinner that night. 

My dinner choice was Fish & Chips, which was delicious. I also had the strawberry lemonade, which was also very good. We didn't get home until 10:30 that night, so I was tired the next day at work. 

Now my Dad is in town from Illinois and we've been visiting with him also, so you can see why the week was so busy. (And tiring, I'm hoping to get an extra hour of sleep tomorrow. LOL) 

Today is the last Friday I'll be subbing this year as next week is the last week of school this year. I'm subbing four days as of right now, but that could change. After that I'll be busy pursuing some of my side hustles and helping my daughter with her business. 

Since we last spoke I've turned another year older, so we celebrated my birthday over the weekend as well. I didn't tell the 6th grade class I was subbing for that it was my birthday, but one of the students asked me yesterday when it was, so I told them. They were so sweet and sang the Happy Birthday song to me. 

Birthday freebies included a free milkshake from Steak & Shake, a free sub from Firehouse Subs, $5.00 from Mcalister's Deli, $5.00 from Jason's Deli, a free buffet from Golden Corral, a free pastry from Panera Bread, a free doughnut from Krispy Kreme, and a free drink from Dunkin Doughnuts. I have a couple of other freebies, but haven't found the time to use those yet. 

We did get two more of our cats spayed for free last week. The local animal clinic was doing these for free again, so we took two of our female cats and had them fixed. They also gave them free rabies vaccinations. 

I hope you all have been doing well and living the frugal life as best you can. Now that summer break is almost here, I'm hoping to spend more time on the blog. 

I hope you have a great weekend. 

Belinda
~ Living within our Means ~

22 comments :

  1. Belinda,
    So glad to have another of your posts to enjoy. Have really missed you and searched daily for a post. Very happy things are well with you. Be blessed and, as my 83-year-old mom always tells me, "Rest when you can!" lol
    Pam, Knoxville

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    1. I like that saying, Pam. Thank you. I'm going to sleep in tomorrow for sure. I hope you have a great weekend.

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  2. Belated Happy Birthday Belinda!!
    Suzanne, Washington state

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  3. Happy Birthday Belinda! Enjoy all your freebies now that school is over. Schools here don't get out until the middle of June.

    We are still in monsoon season around here. Rain, rain and can you say more rain. It certainly gets to you after awhile and leaves you with little motivation to do anything.

    They are saying the weekend is supposed to be nice. We still have not even taken the cover off the grill yet or turned on the outside water for the hose.

    Have a nice weekend and I hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day!!

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    1. THank you so much, Mary Lou. I'm sorry you are having so much rain. We've had quite a bit here too and the ground is saturated from it all. I hope you also had a good Mother's Day and that you have a terrific weekend. :)

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  4. Happy belated birthday! I am also feeling tired this week, as I tried to wrap up all of my work requirements before my sabbatical. I'm so grateful that, starting next week, I'll have the opportunity to rest a bit! I hope you get the chance to catch up on sleep and down time as well.

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm looking forward to getting some rest, and I hope you get plenty of rest as well on your sabbatical. :)

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  5. Happy birthday a little late!!!!!
    It is so hard to believe school is about out again for the summer. I am sure you will keep busy.
    I love that vet clinics have the FREE or discounted spay/neuters once in a while. It lets everyone be able to be responsible for their kitties and dogs.
    Have a great weekend

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl. I hope you are doing well. I love the free clinics and we've had 7 fixed that way so far. It helps keep the puppy and kitten population down as well. Hope you have a great weekend too.

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  6. Well happy belated birthday my friend. It is hard to get good subs here and I am sure you are very appreciated.

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    1. THank you so much, Kim. That is so sweet of you to say.

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  7. Happy Birthday, Belinda! I love the birthday freebies, too.
    I hope that you get some rest over the weekend.

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    1. Thank you so much, Lili. I've already started resting (after I put a load of laundry in the washer, lol).

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  8. Happy Birthday, Belinda. Your birthday freebies sound great.
    I'm glad you were able to work a bunch since your school year is coming to a close.
    Enjoy getting up more leisurely tomorrow morning.
    Sometimes it's the little things like that that can mean so much.

    Have a good weekend,
    Debra

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    1. Thank you so much, Debra. I woke up just after 6 a.m., which is good for me. I started the laundry and folding up of some my dd did this week too. I'm staying home today, which I love and is very relaxing to me. I hope you have a great weekend. :)

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  9. You have been busy. I waited/waited/waited for your birthday news. You and one of mine are about a month apart, as you recall. 6/9 for mine, born in Chattanooga. A busy schedule has prevented your blogging. Stop that! :) Pet sitting in Chattanooga can be like a short vacation for you but not with the longer travel to sub.

    Birthday freebies, a class's singing, being treated at Red Lobster during someone else's birthday, and a visit from Dad make for good times. Happy Birthday!

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    1. You are so sweet, Anna. Thank you. :) Yes, I need to get back to my blog full time and hopefully will get to do that this week. We are on our way out the door right now to eat lunch with Dad.

      I hope you have a great weekend.

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  10. Happy belated birthday Belinda!
    I too had my birthday this month. We are May girls !

    I hope you are having a relaxing weekend after a busy week.

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    1. Thank you so much, Nil. Happy Birthday to you too. It's been a good and relaxing weekend and I got caught up on Laundry, which makes me very happy. I hope you've had a good weekend too.

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