I finally figured out what it is that was making feel so out of it- I just picked up my glasses that I'd broken and got fixed and now am wearing them again, after having worn a replacement the last week, with a slightly different prescription. Crazy how something like that can knock you out and make you function at a diminished capacity.
But either way, hopefully the adjustment won't take so long.
I finally, finally, finally caught up on laundry (first time in about 3-4 weeks that I actually saw the bottom of the laundry basket) but to do that I ended up using the dryer about 3 times instead of line drying. And of course... once that happened, the last load was actually forgotten in the machine so needed to be rewashed...
And I used about 4-5 cloth diapers over the course of the week- maybe now that I'm caught up on laundry I'll get back to using some cloth diapers? Who knows. We'll see.
So here's what I did that actually did save some money this past week:
Inherited some organic produce from my step dad.
Got some olive oil from my mom's tree.
Got some fresh herbs from my mom's garden.
Mike foraged rosemary and sage to make tea for himself.
Frugal In the Kitchen
Used leftover rice and leftover chicken drippings and peas to make a new dish for lunch.
Made homemade kombucha.
Sprouted then cooked up a bunch of chickpeas. Froze them in can sized portions.
Made chickpea soup for supper.
Made chickpeas with rice and veggies for supper.
Made Burmese chickpea tofu.
Made chickpea blondies.
Made chocolate cake.
Made homemade frosting and frosted a fancy cake.
Made homemade sushi.
Made homemade lacto-fermented hummus.
Turned leftovers (chicken, rice, soup, and chickpeas) into soup.
Stocked up on corn flakes, chicken, mushrooms, and tomato paste, on sale and reduced rack tomatoes, apples, pears, pomelas, zucchini.
I broke the lens of my glasses (not frugal, I know) so instead of buying new glasses I just replaced the lens from a cheap place nearby, and I got my prescription and Mike's so we could get Zenni backup glasses. I ordered backup glasses cheaply from Zenni for Mike and myself, and prescription sunglasses for myself.
Got my harmonicas that I ordered from ebay in the mail, started giving the kids lessons.
Got my cast iron waffle iron from Lehmans finally in the mail.
Ordered my mom the best smartphone I could find cheaply, on a local deal and price comparison website.
What did you do to save money this past week? Any accomplishments you're particularly proud of? Any areas you'd like to improve?