It was a humid week; I collected water from the a/c throughout each day and used it to water the pots in the garden. I also used shower warm-up water and water from rinsing produce in the kitchen sink to water the pots.
I harvested basil from the garden.
I used the free Hoopla app to read a couple of books that were not available through the library through the Libby app but I could get through the Hoopla app instead. They were just okay; I wouldn’t really recommend them, but it was a bit of free entertainment.
I added more songs to my YouTube Music playlist. It still amazes me that I can pick whatever songs I want to listen to without having to buy each album or single like I did when I was a teenager.
My husband gave one son a haircut.
We had meatless meals throughout the week, including several salads (green salads and caprese salad), bean chili, spaghetti, and tomato basil soup. Several of these made enough for leftovers, so I didn’t have to use the stove several days, saving gas to cook.
I purchased two pairs of leggings for my granddaughter on sale for 25% off. I bought a lightweight long-sleeved t-shirt for myself and one for a daughter on sale for 30% off. I can wear this in the fall to work in the garden and will gift the shirt to my daughter for Christmas.
I came up with a plan to use several picture frames that I have and haven’t been using above my desk. I found some old postcards and stamps that I had purchased in France over 20 years ago to put in them. I am still searching for one more thing that I bought years ago (some beautiful Arabic calligraphy that is translated below it into French; I tore apart the house looking for it); I hope to find it, but in the meantime have figured out a postcard from Geneva, Switzerland that I can put in its place. I haven’t put the frames and artwork on the wall yet, but I arranged it all and took a photo of what I want; I will start measuring and get them hung soon. My father offered me some hangers and I will ask him to cut a couple of mats for me as well from his scraps.
I stood outside in the driveway late one night and watched the thunder and lightning storm overhead that only gave a few drops of rain. It’s been years since we had such a beautiful storm; the news says that we’ve had the most rain in 10 years. The storm was right overhead and I was thinking I should probably go in soon when my mother drove up, rolled down her window, and told me to go inside! I laughed so hard!
What did you do to save money this past week?
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