Frugal Steps and Stumbles


Frugal Steps

  1. My kids saw the allergist and pediatrician this week. Our youngest was successfully cleared of a strawberry allergy, which means no more yearly Epi-pen and between both doctors, we were sent home with samples of children’s Zyrtec, Aveeno sunscreen, and Qvar, which is an inhaled steroid used for asthma. The Qvar alone costs a $25 copay for us, so it was much appreciated!
  2. My mom watched the kids one day at the Grandma price of a few hugs and kisses.
  3. My husband and I went on a date to see a movie at a dinner and a movie place called Cinebistro. We saw The Glass Castle (excellent!) and used a local discount to get our dinner (the food was awful!).
  4. I took the kids to our neighborhood on the last day of summer vacation.
  5. Our zucchini plants seems to be trying to grow a couple more zucchini.
  6. I worked 8 hours yesterday and 2 hours Saturday and did not have to pay child care, since my husband was home.
  7. Now that we have started the school year, I have plans to work more than I have been doing in the past two years, especially since two kids are in FT school and the youngest will be in preschool two days.
  8. The kids’lunch boxes were looking pretty dreadful and I wondered if they could be cleaned well enough to keep using or if I needed to replace them. I scoured the internet and tried a few things. They are pretty sanitized even though there are a few dirty spots still. I plan on using a Tide Pen to see if those stubborn areas can be fixed. I also learned that you can put good quality lunch boxes in the washing machine (ours are Land’s End and Planetbox). I plan to toss them in once per week now.

Frugal Stumbles:

  1. I cleaned out the vegetable crisper and had to throw out several things that went to the Great Compost Bin in the Sky.
  2. The kids and I ate lunch out twice last week.

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2 thoughts on “Frugal Steps and Stumbles

  • I like the idea of the great compost bin in the sky. I feel terrible when throwing away groceries, but it happens more regularly than I’d like to admin!

  • Least you can compost your unused greens. I feel guilty when I throw out greens I didn’t use quickly enough. I have gotten better at freezing stuff before it goes bad, but am still not perfect.

    And I have never heard of The Glass Castle. just searched it up and it sounds like a great movie! I might just need to go find a showing.

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