Well, Sunday was spent at home, which turned out ok because the weather was a constant downpour. It rained so hard yesterday morning that we got about 10 minutes down the road to church and turned around because we couldn't see anytime another car would splash water on our windshield.
So our day was spent cooking and decorating our guest room, which I finally got cleaned out and rearranged, after moving all of David's construction supplies out. It's not quite finished. We bought a daybed for that room and I'm waiting on the bedding to come in, so it can look proper.
The spare room will also hold the kids toys and I imagine they will take over the daybed too. That's what grandkids do, right? But that's ok because in a small house, with 5 grandkids, we can use the extra play area.
Today I have the usual list of things to do - grocery pick up, clean bathrooms, vacuum, laundry and such. I also need to finish uploading a book onto Amazon's self-publishing platform. This takes me awhile because it's technical and that's not my area of expertise. But, when I need inspiration to keep going, I call my youngest son, Collin, and he sets me straight and basically gives me a pep talk (with little sympathy) and tells me to get going 😀 My oldest son, Ted, tells me how proud he is of me and my youngest tells me to quit stalling 😂 I just love them!
I've ordered some new books from Thriftbooks, for cooking and making your own mixes. I also ordered a copy of The Tightwad Gazette just for fun and ideas. Have you got a copy of this? I'll share them when they arrive. I have one other book that tells how to make mixes and I've really enjoyed it. I used to do so much of that when the boys were younger.
I would make cookie mixes, banana bread mix, some dinner mixes and even a biscuit mix. These were so handy because many times, it's the gathering all the supplies that takes time. Making the mixes in batches and then having several on hand was such a time saver and it motivated me to cook from scratch.
I'm determined (like most everyone) to cut back on grocery costs this year. I want to challenge myself to see if I can come in under budget every month. I'm usually not good at that, but it never hurts to try.
Are you trying to save money this year? If so, I would love to hear about it in the comments!
Otherwise, have a great Monday 😁
Until Next Time...
I had the Tightwad Gazette for a long time. I think I memorized it! LOL Hope you too have a happy Monday!ReplyDelete
:) Amy, then I guess it was a good purchase for me!Delete
Hi Debbie! Angela from instagram visiting! We both have 5 grands but my sixth is under construction. : ) Southern too but I live in GA. I actually subscribed to the Tightwad Gazette back in the 80s. I still have every newsletter. She changed my life literally! I will look for ward to your posts. Always appreciate a kindred spirit!ReplyDelete
Hi Angela! I'm so glad you came over to the blog :) I'm looking forward to reading the book. And congratulations on your next grand baby!Delete
Thank you Teri! I hope you have a great week too :)ReplyDelete
No, don't get the tightwad gazette and actually have never heard of it!ReplyDelete
Karen, it might be fun to grab a copy of the book on Thriftbooks. I think the book is a collection of her newsletters that were very popular at one time. She shares all kinds of frugal ideas and ways to save money. I'm sure the website would give a better description. You might check the library.Delete
I subscribed to Tightwad Gazette way back when I first saw Amy Daczycyn on Phil Donohue way back in 1991 or 1992 maybe? Then I got her books and I have only the complete one now. She has some great ideas and of course some of them are out of date but I think you’ll enjoy her book. She was a huge help to me back when I was raising 4 kiddos on a very tiny income.ReplyDelete
I am looking forward to getting the book and just taking what I can from it. I think it will be fun to have it in my collection of homemaking books.Delete
Thank You for the Thrift Books lead! Looks like some good deals...Got my eye on how to make mixes. I had one in the early years of raising the family but donated it...bad idea!lololReplyDelete
I have wanted to kick myself for some of the things I've donated over the years!Delete
This day sounds lovely! It rained here as well. I went to church and came home afterward and did a lot of prepping for my week at work for lunches and dinners. I love days like that- at home, but also that are very productive. I love the picture at the top of this post!ReplyDelete