Welcome! I'm so glad you've found a few minutes to visit.
I was sick with a cold for a few days this week, so I haven't been as productive as I'd like.
Lowell is still job searching. He's looking for either management or sales positions. He has lots of experience with both types of work. He's also expanding his search to include short-term work. This would help until he can get a full-time, long-term position.
Here are some of the things we've done in our home this week
some ways that God has miraculously provided for us this week.
~ We listened to Tom Sawyer for free on Librivox.
~ I lit the house with candles that were leftover from an event at church and my husband's grandfather's vintage oil lamp. I told my family that these were already paid for. The electricity we would use is not! We didn't light with them exclusively, but every little bit helps!
~ We drank Keurig Cocoa KCups mixed with water with no Keurig. It worked great.
~ We mixed a jar of Four Cheese Ragu sauce, a box of macaroni, and a can of tuna and called it tuna casserole—not too bad.
~ We decluttered a bunch of junk that had been lying around in the garage including a mattress and two extra big trash cans full of stuff. That's real estate investment!
~ I carried my favorite water bottle with me instead of buying bottled water while out and about.
~ A friend tucked $36 in my purse at a ladies' meeting this week. Thank you Robin!
~ A dear reader sent me a Walmart E-giftcard. I used it to buy 3/4 a tank of gas! Thank you Michelle!
~ I made more foaming hand soap.
~ I made ant poison for the bathroom using this recipe. They're not gone yet, but I'm hoping it will get rid of them. It will save $70 if I can get rid of them before they get to the kitchen!
~ Lowell repainted a little flower sign that had faded badly with some paint we had on hand.
~ I wrote Amazon reviews for some knives, a hot glue gun, and ordered a couple more review items including my Emily's dress for the Spring Banquet next week.
~ I received notification that I'll be receiving another book for review.
~ I saw a book I wanted online, and found it at Paperback Swap for $.49 and one credit.
How are you blessing your family with your thrifty ways this week?
...doing what I can with what I've got where I am
on a short shoestring budget!
Trusting in Jesus!
Jesus Jesus Jesus
Sweetest Name I know
Fills my every longing