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Brrr….Saving This Week

Vintage-Winter-Birds-Image-GraphicsFairy-1024x392It’s been a slow, quiet kind of weekend for us.  Our daughter has been studying for her mid-year final exams.  We also got a pretty decent snowfall Friday into Saturday, which gave us another great reason to stay close to home.

Savings and Earnings this Week…

The Cell Phone Game

We have unlimited data (teenager), but if we stay under 2Gig, we get $10.00 back per phone.  Our daughter blows through that in days, but this month both DH and I are close to losing our our 10.00!!!  We are determined to squeak in below our data limit for the 10.00 each!  Ah, its the little things…

Selling

I sold a doll item for $  10.00 in a mom group on Facebook in my community.  This is a great way to sell things without the hassle of Ebay.  I usually just have a porch pickup, which means they can get the item and leave the money.  If you have toys or kids’ items to sell, see if there is a sales group on Facebook for your area.

Dining at Home

There were many opportunities to eat at home this week – we had pea soup in the freezer that I added chicken and apple sausage to to jazz it up the second time around.  We also had tofu bowls with rice, veg, and marinated, oven baked tofu — it’s an inexpensive, vegetarian meal that is always well received.  I also made steel cut oats and froze them in individual packets in the freezer.

I try to eat dairy-free and wheat free most of the time because I have eosinophilic esophagitis, an allergic autoimmune disease.

Staying Healthy

I got an eye exam this week and scheduled some dental work now that we are in a new year for our flexible spending account (money taken out pre-tax for health expenses not covered by insurance).  Every year we use all of the FSA money, so I had been holding off on these two appointments until the new year.  A flexible spending account is a great way to reduce your taxed income, and if you have medical needs, or children with braces or going to physical therapy for injuries (ahem!), you will use that money right up!

Short week ahead for all of us.  We will be staying close to home and celebrating the end of exams by binging on the last episodes of “Cheer” in Netflix once DD is done!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s New

Well, we have our vegetable seeds all bought for the garden this summer, but haven’t quite shook winter out of our system yet!  It will be divine to have fresh greens and herbs outside my door again.  IMG_3448-private

I have been healing up from an esophageal dilation procedure a few weeks ago.  Ouch! Can I state that no one likes it when Mom isn’t well.  I kid you not, DD said “Gosh…, it’s looking kind of messy around here.”  If there were a robot to deal with school papers, I’d pay any asking price!  I am back to cooking and continue to try to focus on lower saturated fat, low acid meals.  Lots of cooked vegetables, rice, beans.  For now I have said good-bye to coffee, tea and carbonated drinks.  Miss them all!  Water is very boring.

This month we will embark on re-siding our house, along with some masonry work.  We have saved for a year to be able to pay for it.  Fingers crossed, we will be done with exterior improvements for a while.  We continue to save a little money every week for a new water heater, as we know the replacement time is not far off.

Has spring sprung where you are?