One day this week I subbed in a room with no microwave, so I brought my lunch in my mini crock pot, so it was good and hot when I was ready to eat lunch.
This week I was able to sub four days having Wednesday off for my birthday. My Dad is in town for a visit too, so I will get to spend some time with him.
Other Frugal Tips
It's been about two years ago now that my outdoor freezer tripped the breaker and we lost everything inside.
At that time I cleaned it out and put in several gallons of water, which froze and remain in there to this day.
The freezer used to trip the breaker regularly and I considered buying a freezer alarm. But the freezer has not tripped the breaker in all this time and I have to attribute that to the frozen jugs of water.
It's a long time frugal hint to put jugs of water in your fridge, freezer, and toilet to help with efficiency. I have to say that it really works and has helped our freezer to be more efficient, not work as hard, and save money on our electric bill.
I've been reading Food Budget Diaries over at the Kitchen. They are not always frugal, but some are fun to read.
This week I perused the grocery store sale ads online. The schools have not been getting the newspapers lately, so online it is for now.
I won't do a big grocery shopping trip right now as we are going to be pet sitting in Chattanooga for eleven days while our friend goes to Paris. I'll wait until we return to do a big grocery run.
We enjoyed dinner out two nights this week thanks to free birthday dinners I received. I'll write more about those in this week's, What We Ate post.