Friday, August 24, 2018

Frugal Friday - August 24, 2018


One of the students brought me this sunflower today. Isn't it beautiful?



This week we picked up Lawry's Sesame Ginger marinade ($1.04) and Gulden's Spicy Brown mustard (64¢) at Target on markdown. 


We picked up these four packages of fruity applesauce for free using the Freeosk app at Walmart. 

This weekend is the Dollar General store 50% off clearance items sale. The items can be a great money saving deal, and if you have coupons, you can save even more. My daughter went today and came home with some great items and some of those were money makers. 

This week I was able to work four days for which I am grateful. Even though I was very tired at the end of the day I still came home and cooked dinner. No eating out for us this week and that includes lunches for me as I brought mine every day. 

Speaking of being tired, my first week (last week) must have worn me out as I slept for fifteen hours Saturday night. LOL

One of the classes I subbed for this week was a high school class. The teacher in this classroom writes on her board in cursive. But these students were part of the group who were not taught cursive handwriting in public school. I read part of the assignment to several students as they couldn't read cursive handwriting. 

That's all I have to report this week. How did you save money this week?

Belinda
~ Living within our Means ~

22 comments :

  1. That sunflower is gorgeous! Sunflowers are my absolute favorite, so cheerful. :)

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    1. Yes, they are cheerful, Stephanie. I just love them.

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  2. I can't believe they don't teach cursive handwriting! How will these kids function in the world outside of their cell phones? lol

    Never saw a Freeosk thing around here other than Sam's Club so good work on those freebies!

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    1. There were a number of years here where they didn’t teach cursive although they have started back again. There is a whole section of kids who were left out and don’t know it.

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  3. Well done with the freebies and money makers.
    Not teaching cursive is going to give parents of teens some incredible power. Imagine being able to pass indecipherable notes back and forth among the parents.
    I was shopping one day and a teenage girl asked me to translate her Mom's cursive writing. She could not read the grocery list.

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    1. Thank you, Anne. I thought the same thing about the cursive writing. They could use it as a secret code. LOL

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  4. Love your sunflower. What a nice student to do that for you. You continue to amaze me with your deals and bargains. ;)

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    1. Thank you, MamaHen. I thought it was very sweet of her.

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  5. Never grew sunflowers, but your gift may spark planting next year. Dear child.

    Dollar General: Gave a look on-line for sales circular but found nothing special. Nevertheless, happy for you and Bailey. Give her a hug from Memphis.

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  6. That's a beautiful sunflower, Belinda.
    I too took homemade lunches to work. I did have a restaurant lunch on Friday, but it was a treat from a colleague, and she saved money by using a coupon. 😊

    I hope you are having a relaxing weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Nil. I hope you're having a relaxing weekend too. How nice that you were treated to a restaurant lunch on Friday. I love those!

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  7. Hi, Belinda. What a sweet gift from your student. As a teacher, I was floored when cursive stopped being taught in the lower grades. The argument was that you only needed it for a signature. Dumb, is all I can say. I know young adults who were victimized by that thinking who cannot not "sign" their names to save their lives---they print a "signature."

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    1. That is so sad that they cannot even sign their own name. They were done a great inservice, unfortunately.

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  8. Correction----I meant to say "who cannot "sign"... Not "cannot not sign." That is what happens when my brain gets ahead of my fingers :):)

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  9. I love your sunflower. I love that one of your students gave it to you. Great teachers are the best. :)

    Recently, one of my paper crafting forums, we were discussing a lady who charges an exorbitant amount of money to teach hand lettering. She is even doing a cruise to teach hand lettering. The problem with this? She is teaching cursive!!!!

    I was telling the girls to learn cursive pay a retired grade school teacher. Watch YouTube videos, look for old instruction books on Ebay.

    The Europeans on this group were shocked that in American schools cursive is not taught. In Europe they are still teaching it in schools with that dying art form called life skills classes too, lol. In some of the college courses they have to take their exams in cursive.

    I am glad to see cursive is making a comeback in schools. How are kids going to read historical documents? I guess they will be a specialty degree and earn a ton of money. ;)

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    1. Thank you, Safyne. Wow, I hadn't even thought of people charging to teach cursive writing. Asking a retired school teacher is a great idea.

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  10. I hate that no cursive teaching. Kids now days will never be able to read the Declaration of Independence! Not good!

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    1. Thankfully they have brought it back, Angela. I guess they realized the necessity of cursive writing.

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  11. How are these kids going to read The Constitution or even old letters from relatives? It is the dumbing down of America and should not be. Sarah

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    1. I agree, Sarah. Thankfully they have started teaching it again, but there are several grades that have missed this.

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