I was a little more thrifty this week than last week.
~ I found a bank error of $5.00 on my checking statement. I looked at the check on-line, called to verify amount of payment with the company, then called the bank. They credited my account the same day. Every dollar counts.
~ In balancing the checkbook, I found that my husand had been, ahem, indulgent for my birthday and Mother's Day. So, we're eating out of the cupboard and freezer this week. So, I cleaned out the food cabinet. Why do I make such a mess when I'm cleaning? ~smile~ I still needed to buy a few things, but far fewer than I would normally buy.
~ We found homes for the last four kittens. No more kitten food to buy. ~sigh~
~ I mended two pairs of jeans. My son's thirteen and all boy. He regularly wears through his knees or rips his jeans. I fixed a pair for him. The other was for my daughter. She's just worn the same size jeans so long, she finally wore through a knee. ~smile~ I mended Amy's just like I mended this pair a few years ago. *Just a little funny note, the next day Michael told me that he had outgrown those jeans. I guess I need to get to my mending pile a little more often!
~ I noticed that the strap on my daughter's Croc shoe was beginning to tear. Rather than let it tear all the way through, I decided to try sewing the edges together. It worked! The stitches aren't all that noticeable. I wonder if Amy will notice? They should last through the summer now, unless she grows too fast. We have a creek on our property. Crocs make swimming in the creek much safer.
~ I bought thirty VHS history and Christian history videos and books for $3.00. One of them was the Visual Bible Matthew series. I love that their Jesus is a happy, joyful, Jesus. Another was Ray Vander Laan's That the World May Know series.
~ We made a trip to the library in a neighboring town and brought home a big box of books to read over the next few weeks. It's about 40 miles over, so I usually renew once. It will be good entertainment. The kids signed up for the summer reading program, so there will be some free miniature golf in our future. ~smile~
I'm looking forward to a thrifty summer. Would you ladies be interested in linking up thrifty posts in a linky? If so, do comment. If there's enough interest, I'll look into it.
May God bless you,
Happy at Home
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