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I turned off the irrigation to the garden when it rained the day before we are supposed to water, saving a day’s water outside. I also collected warm-up water from the shower and used it to water potted plants on my patio. I harvested lemons and Swiss chard from the garden. I got some free exercise and work done at the same time by working in the garden. I pruned rose bushes, tidied parts of the garden, and planted some of the bulbs I had bought on clearance about 6 weeks ago. I dug two euyonomous branches that had rooted in the garden and planted them elsewhere to grow new bushes. I trimmed branches from my bushes and brought them inside for some fresh greenery on the table. The weather felt springlike, and I loved having arrangements on the table that made it feel like spring inside. I needed some manure to refresh the garden soil. Our nursery gives a 10% discount when you buy 10 or more bags. I bought 12 bags to get the discount. I took my 2-year-old with me to the nursery as a mommy-son date. He really enjoyed looking at the turtles and fish in their pond, riding around in the wagon, and checking out the flowers and trees. I had a video call with a friend in France. We haven’t talked for 3 years, and at that point, I was struggling to remember enough French to have a conversation (and she was struggling to hold her newborn twins while we talked!) This time we spoke easily. She remarked on my much improved French skills and I only forgot one word (“frugality”), which I remembered after a moment and was able to say. Since I’m not buying food right now as we eat down our freezers and pantry, I was able to toss the grocery ads and coupons and work towards my goal of keeping a tidy desk. I worked diligently to keep my four main areas of clutter down this week, and while they weren’t perfect, they were significantly better, which made me feel more content and gave me more time to do other things. I have decided to deal with ALL the mail immediately upon bringing it in each day, as this is the largest paper issue I have at my desk. I watched several videos on YouTube to learn some new Photoshop skills. I’ll have to practice them, but I am happy to have found a great free resource that taught skills I saw advertised elsewhere this week for $100 to $400. We went to the library and the park. I never realized it until just a few months ago, but the libraries near here have parks on the backside, so a trip to one can easily be a trip to both with no extra gas spent for a separate trip. What did you do to save money last week?