Saturday, April 7, 2018

A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage #125

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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Hello!
 I had my Herceptin chemo treatment this week. That, with a doctor appointment slowed me down quite a bit. I'm feeling better now. I'm looking forward to the time when I recover enough from all these treatments to truly be thrifty again. For now, I am doing what I can, with what I've got, where I am, and with the energy I have.
  

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Here's my thrifty blessed week!
    • I cast on a new hat using some sock yarn that a new friend gave to me. Thank you Shelly!
    • Resurrection Day leftovers for meals on Monday and Tuesday.
    • I bought some nice healthy veggies on sale including avocados.
    • I bought a family pack of chicken breasts which my husband cooked for me. He cut each one in half lengthwise since they were so thick. Half a breast was a plentiful serving. 
    • My elder daughter made a chicken pot pie (she made up the recipe) from the leftover chicken, a few potatoes we didn't use on Easter, a few veggies from the fridge, and the leftover cooked carrots from our chicken dinner the night before.
    • A friend gave me two really nice knitting bags. Thank you Laura!
    • I bought two half gallons of fresh raw milk for just $2 each from a friend. Thanks Sarah!
    • My son took two trash bags full of his clothes to the giveaway box.
    • My younger daughter and I filled a small box with books, knitting needles, a nice little hat, a sweater, and some extra school supplies. We took it the homeschool co-op. Most of it found new homes. The rest we dropped off at the thrift store.
    • Our health insurance paid most of my medical bills. Thank you Jesus!
    That's my week.
    What are you doing in your home this week?



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    May you find peace and joy this week 
    regardless of  your situation.

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

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    Thank you all for writing to me. I read every comment. I truly appreciate the support you've all given me during my treatments. If you'd like a response to your comment, please make sure that I have your email. I'm not taking time right now to copy responses onto the blog. I am having trouble keeping up. Please understand. Thanks! Laura


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    9 comments:

    1. Well, in spite of all you are going through, I would say you are still pretty thrifty, Laura. I am praying you well---but you know that.

      I was thrifty this week by using all the leftovers that I found in the fridge while taking care of three grandgirls. xo Diana

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    2. I had a nice thrifty week. We got a box of free beef flavor rice a roni at Bible study. One of the ladies brought some food she didn't need. So I added some ground beef to it to create a main dish. It was very delicious! She also brought a box of lava brownie mix so we were able to have those for dessert.

      I scored a 55% off a regular price coupon from JoAnn so I was able to get a nice crochet bag.

      I'm looking forward to hearing more thrifty ideas from you.

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    3. Hi Laura,

      I really like your new blog design! The cherries are so cheerful and summery. : )

      You have had a busy week. I enjoyed visiting your Ravelry page. The socks you knit are beautiful!

      May you have a blessed weekend!

      Sarah

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    4. Lots to be thankful for! :)

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    5. That's great that your insurance covered all the medical costs! It can get pretty spend-y otherwise. Hope you have another great week.

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    6. I can't imagine not having health insurance with the cost of medical care being so enormous. I'm glad yours is paying well for you. I think thrifty is a mind set, and even when we don't feel well, we still tend to stick to our thrifty ways. Looks like you had a great week being thrifty!

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    7. Oh Laura chemo is the pits but it will help save your life. Speaking from experience here. It will wipe you out and make the toilet your buddy, maybe a little head achey, but you can do this.

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    8. Praying for you laura. I think you are doing a great job being thrifty, with all your going through. May God bless.

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    Hello! I love it when you all talk back!
    Your comments have helped me through the hardest time of my life.
    Thank you!

    I read all the comments I receive. I answer as many as I can.

    Right now, I am undergoing radiation treatments, healing from breast cancer surgery on October 20th, and dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy.

    I'm having a hard time replying to all the comments. Please understand if I do not answer. This is all new to me.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PRAYING FOR ME!!!
    I treasure your prayers and your comments.

    If you have a question, or you need a response, be sure I can reach you by email or subscribe to the comments. I will try to answer each question and request. It just may take me some time.

    Be blessed!
    Laura