Frugal Steps and Stumbles



Frugal Steps:

  1. My husband spent three hours out in the yard chopping and pulling up the last of the tree roots with a pickaxe.
  2. We celebrated my mother’s birthday Saturday, and she sent us home with milk, fried chicken, and lots and lots of fruit.
  3. I worked four and a half hours on Sunday entering discharges so I wouldn’t need child care.
  4. I picked up three shifts this week.
  5. I expected a big medical bill, but learned I owed nothing!
  6. The toddler is down to needing a pull-up only during the night and for naps. We are using about 14 a week, which has decreased our expenses.
  7. We borrowed movies and books from the library.
  8. The Back To The Future trilogy is now on Netflix, so we watched all three this week.
  9. I signed up for a free 30-day Audible trial and got two free audio books. I downloaded the iPad app and am listening to Peace Is Every Step: The Path To Mindfulness In Everyday Life while I wind down before bed.
  10. My husband bought a couple video games for my son’s Christmas present at 75% off during Steam‘s summer sale.
  11. We watched fireworks from our decks while eating popsicles and playing with a few sparklers.
  12. We didn’t eat out once.

Frugal Stumbles:

  1. I cancelled my HBO Now trial now that Game of Thrones is over, but I did it several days after the renewal date, so I was charged for July. D’oh! At least we’ll try and get our money’s worth of watching movies before then. I watched Suffragette today. (it was OK, kind of slow-moving).
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