Saturday, August 19, 2017

A Nothing Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage #111

Welcome to another 
Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage!

Each week I share ways I've saved money, my thrifty and frugal projects, and my blessings from God. 

A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage

I am so glad you dropped in for a visit today—or tonight!
Please say hello! I'm always looking for new blog friends!
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Dear Reader,

  I've done absolutely nothing thrifty this week! While at chemo, my friend went out to McAlisters and got me a delicious french dip sandwich and cup of broccoli soup. On chemo days, I'm tired, but I feel good enough to eat. ~smile~

  Thank you all for praying! I feel pretty good for chemo week. I know it's because so many are praying. I also took a permanent marker with me to chemo. Jesus is the name over every name! I wrote Jesus right on the Perjeta chemo bag! That's the one that's been making me so sick. So far, so good!

God bless!
Laura

Just had to share this photo of my Annie and me back in the day.
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A Verse for You
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, 
whose mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth in thee.
Trust ye in the LORD for ever:
for in the LORD JEHOVAH
is everlasting strength.” 
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Here's my thrifty week including blessings I received.
  • I always save by shopping at Aldi instead of Walmart.
  • We ate out of the cupboards and freezer most of the week. That's always a saver. 
  • A dear reader, Sandra, sent me a bag full of cotton yarn in fresh, lovely colors. Oh, and she sent a gift card to my favorite Christian restaurant Chick-Fil-A! Love it! Thank you!
  • My dad and Annie brought us meat for the freezer and some other supplies. Thank you! I won't have to worry about meat for awhile thanks to you Dad!
  • I bought sandwich fixin's so the kids wouldn't eat out so much.
  • I received a mysterious box with a little lamb inside! The invoice said only Elizabeth with my address! This was the yarn bowl that I showed y'all a few weeks ago.  It's even cuter in person! Thank you to the mysterious Elizabeth! That was so sweet of you! 

That's my thrifty week.

What are you doing in your home this week?

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ღLauraღ
...doing what I can with what I've got
where I am on a short shoestring budget!

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What do you want your Christmas to look like?

Christmas Gifts for Children... 

Precedents, Disappointment, and Gratefulness


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25 comments:

  1. I'm really glad that the chemo doesn't seem so bad! Thanks to your Daddy, a sweet anonymous friend sending you something that you wanted. What treasures you have!
    There are a lot of days where you eat out of cabinet & freezer. You can't be thrifty all the time!
    Enjoy your gifts, you're in my prayers, I'm with you in spirit! Laurie

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    1. Thank you, Laurie. It's nice to feel a bit better this time. I appreciate the prayers and good wishes!
      Laura

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  2. Smart girl.. thinking to take the marker and mark your med bag with Jesus.. fantastic.. Praying for you, that you will have a good week. hugs.
    Love your pretty gifts..So sweet.

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    1. I think writing Jesus has made a big difference. I was blessed to have dear Nurse Laura who is a believer and my friend, Rebecca, to pray over it with me.
      Thank you so much for praying so faithfully!

      I wish I could have a big prayer reunion with all the faithful prayer partners when this is all over.... Oh, I guess we will one day, won't we?!!! ~smile~

      Be blessed my friend,
      Laura

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  3. Thank you Lord for Laura'S chemo week going so well. Thank you for the blessing that she is to all of us here in this space. Lord please heal this sweet servant of yours and protect her organs as she goes through this chemo process.
    In Jesus name, Amen

    God was so good to us this week. My husband went back to the neurologist and he said no work for 3 more months. This just gives us peace and time for healing. He also had a man to man talk with him about there being no shame in retiring and living on disability if that is how it turns out. This doctor is just so kind and I am thankful for him. Hubby is so much happier now that he can stop worrying about work. We are so blessed. We have made it a point this week to pray together and hand our future over to our sweet Father and to cast out fear. We are so much freer today for it. He is a good, good Father.

    Our brain rehab specialist said we needed to get more rest so on Thursday we packed up and went to our house at the lake. Everytime we come here I am reminded of the blessing of this place. That is an amazing story for another day. Hubby is already doing better.

    We did not make it a point to be thrifty this week but we just have been at the house resting and have not been anywhere but a grocery trip to Aldi so we are on track. We packed most of our food from what was at home. One of our grandsons turned 5 today. I had his gift put away from a super deal on Amazon so I added a $1 coloring book and crayons from Dollar Tree and he was very happy.

    Have a good week and I will be praying for you.

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    1. Oh Lana! I'm so happy for you and your husband. Father God, we are believing for full restoration and complete healing in Jesus' name. We thank you that he will have time to continue his recovery without worry about work. Please meet their every need during this time. Thank you Jesus! Amen.

      Hugs to you! Packing food from home saves so much, doesn't it?

      Great deals.
      Be blessed,
      Laura

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  4. Hello Sweet Friend,
    You deserve all the blessings and love and prayers you are receiving!
    You bless us each and every time you write here.
    Love and prayers!

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    1. You are just too sweet to me Billie Jo! Thank you so much. The dear comments and prayers keep me going.

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  5. I know it can't be easy for you but you always have a positive outlook on everything you do. Keep on winning because verything depends on your faith. If you make it - and I have every confidence you will - I will change the habit of a lifetime and believe myself. Keep on fighting and get better soon!

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    1. Dear Treey,
      Get ready to believe! I am absolutely certain that I will be healed and live a long life. I'm believing not only for my recovery but for yours in Jesus' name! God loves you so much. Be blessed!
      Laura

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  6. Being thrifty isn't always doing any one spectacular thing, just being consistent in our day to day lives. Sounds like you are doing that even through your chemo! Love the idea of writing "Jesus" on the bag. Your posts are very positive and uplifting!

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    1. You are so right about consistency Debbie. Some things we just do without even thinking after we've done them for awhile. Thank you for your kind note. I hope we'll get to know each other and be friends. I'll be over for a visit in just a bit!
      Be blessed,
      Laura

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  7. Your lunch sounds wonderful and you should be eating a nice hearty meal on chemo day.
    Sounds like a lot of blessings this week.
    Continued prayers for complete healing.

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    1. I had read somewhere that I should fast a couple days before, on chemo day, and a couple days after. I asked the nurse practitioner. She said no. I should eat well, especially on chemo day. I'm glad I took her advice. I usually feel very good on chemo day. I am so excited that there's only one left!

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  8. Hugs and Prayers, A recent subscriber.
    Hope you have a good week. God Bless you! What a sweet post!

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    1. Hello Enchanted Paperie!
      You have honored me by subscribing. Thank you so much. I hope your week is filled with blessings. I hope we will become blog friends.
      Laura

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  9. A very sweet post. The little yarn bowl is so cute. I've never been in an Aldi store. There is one in Raleigh. Maybe next time we go that way we can stop. Hope you have good week.

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    1. I do suggest you try Aldi, Henny Penny. We save money over Walmart every time. Be sure to take along your own bags, and maybe a cooler.
      Be blessed!
      Laura

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  10. I'm so glad you've had a good week. You and your family are in my prayers always.
    Hugs, Sandi

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  11. Sounds like you've been blessed this week in all ways.

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    1. I have been blessed so much. Thank you for blessing me by keeping in touch.

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  12. Aw!! you got your little yarn holder! I thought it was very cute when you showed it to us, too. Nice yarn and chick fil a gift too. I love chick fil a! I LOVE that you wrote JESUS on your chemo bag. He knows everything about you and everything you are going through and I do feel He will bless you tremendously through this ordeal. Praying for you!!!

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    1. It's so adorable Little Penpen! I will save my Chick Fil A card until I can taste better. Jesus is Jehovah Sabaoth. Lord of Hosts. He's fighting my battle!
      He is taking good care of me in so many ways.
      Thank you for praying!
      Hugs,
      Laura

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  13. I'm glad you have an appetite with chemo! I love McAllister's French Dip! And their iced tea. I've only been there a couple of times. I hear that their fall season Butternut Squash Soup is extra yummy.

    I love your gifts! They're cheerful and useful, my favorite kind!

    Blessings to you!

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    1. Well, I have an appetite on chemo day anyway. Food hasn't tasted very good nor felt good in my tummy lately, at least not in the early two weeks. Hoping it will be better this time. Unfortunately, the side effects are hitting me hard tonight.
      hug,
      Laura

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Hello! I love it when y'all talk back!

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Right now, I'm dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy. Please understand if I don't answer. This is all new to me.

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Be blessed!
Laura