Friday, June 24, 2022

Frugal Friday....the June 24th Edition

 So here are a very few frugal things that happened here at Chez Sluggy this past week.......

*  I finally got my election paycheck.  There was a snafu with the paperwork I filled out(they said I hadn't but I had at the polls so it somehow got lost between there and the offices at the courthouse-makes me wonder how secure the election results from our polling place were if they lost my paperwork which was in the secure bags with the polling data. hmmm).  Had to redo the paperwork and my check arrived this week.
I'll try not to spend this massive amount all in one place. lolz

*  My J and J rebate cards arrived this past week...

One was for $10, the other for $5....except they were both suppose to be for $10.  Whatever, I am too over it to complain and get it corrected. 8-P

*  I've been using pantry and freezer items to make meals this week.  We did go out for lunch on Tuesday though to the Chinese Buffet(Hubs' request).  Eating leftovers or fending for ourselves mostly.

*  One of the projects on the house was pruning an overgrown ornamental tree on the side of the house.  It was rubbing on the siding and on the roof so Hubs and I pruned it ourselves 2 days ago.  Then a storm came through and took down another large branch so the tree is well off the house now without having to pay someone to cut it back. 8-)

*  I have done no food shopping this week.  That may change today as we need a couple of things.  ;-)

*   I found money this past week!  

When I was out last Saturday I found a penny in Rite-Aid by the drink cooler.  Whoopee..... ;-)


Total Found in last Week.... .01¢
Total Found This Year.....$13.05

That's about all I've got for this past week.  It was a lowkey week not going places and staying home by and large.

Any frugal wins in your neck of the woods?  Let's hear all about them!

And have a good weekend!  

Sluggy  

Thursday, June 23, 2022

State Funnies

 This guy has some cute videos centering around State peculiarities.





Sluggy

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

A Wednesday Funny....Well, Funny If It Wasn't Real

So between all the cleaning, repairing and decluttering I've been looking at potential houses down where we're looking at moving to.
Now I can see an agent having a typo or misspelling or three in a description but this one takes the cake!  I can only assume this agent has a third grade education or got an F in spelling.
Check it out......

"1.42 ACRES OF PURE BLISS !!!! YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS 3 BED 2 BATH 1680 SQ FT MANUFACTURED HOME LOCATED IN DESOT PARISH. THIS HOME COMES WITH MANY UPDATES TO INLCUDE GRANATE COUNTER TOPS, STAINLESS STEAL APPLIANCES, SHIP LAP ACCENT WALLS, 2 CAR GARAGE, CONCRETE DRIVE WAY, LAMINATE FLOORS, BRICK SKIRTING, VYNL WINDOWS, UPRADED PLYWOOD FLOORING, ARCHETECHUAL SHINGLES, AND SO MUCH MORE. CALL TODAY FOR YOUR PRIVATE SHOWING !!!"

And if that isn't bad enough, it's Desoto Parish, not Desot. lolz
I count 8 misspellings/typos plus it's all in caps! I would think that a realty office would have a proofreader on stafff or at least an autocorrect function on it's computers?

I'm no spelling Nazi but seriously?!?!

Sluggy

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Garden Update....Meh

 If anyone is interested here is how my garden is doing.

These photos were taken on June 12th....


Green Beans plants on the left, baby  Bok Choy on the right.

The barrel of lettuce going gangbusters.

12 Tomato plants about halfway up their cages.

And 4 Collard plants hanging on.

And the same plants on June 21st.....

The Green Bean plants now have buds and blossoms.  The Bok Choy bigger and needs thinning out.
The seeds planted on the other side of this bed never germinated but there are a few volunteer Morning Glories up over there.

The tomato plants are now about at the top of their cages and there are many blossoms hidden among all the greenery.

The Collards are much bigger and starting to flourish.  One Green Bean seed sprouted in this bed but none of the Yellow Squash germinated.  There are also 3 volunteer tomato plants coming up now in there.

I didn't photograph the lettuce barrel this time.  It's doing well and I harvested my first crop of lettuces this past weekend for dinner one night.

In the front bed a nefarious chipmunk is digging plants up.  So far he/she has taken out a Celosia plant, a Pansy plant and 1 of the Sunflower plants we grew from seed.  The only things it's leaving alone are the Coleus plants.  I read that chipmunks will eat Coleus.  Weird.  I guess this one doesn't have a taste for them. ;-)

I scaled back our gardening efforts this year due to no enthusiasm for it lately and focusing on getting the house ready to sell instead.  If the house sells before the harvests come in we've done all this work for nothing so that's sort of squelched my desire for gardening.

Are you growing anything?  How is your garden doing?

Sluggy


Monday, June 20, 2022

This Week on the Dining Table

 The "Disappointed" Edition....

We were suppose to have company this past weekend but shit happened and Sissie couldn't come visit. 8-(((  And as a result I had little motivation to cook or do anything.  It could also be the fact that our a/c was out of order all week too and the heat index was high. bleh.

Onward to the meal planning!

Here's what was planned.....
1. Sunday--Chicken Marsala leftovers, Green Beans
2. Monday--Subway Subs
3. Tuesday--Salmon, Carrots, Green Beans
4. Wednesday--Grilled Steak, Salad
5. Thursday--Lobster, Corn on Cob
6.  Friday--? Maybe eating out?
7. Saturday--?

And here's what actually happened........
1. Sunday--Chicken Marsala leftovers, Green Beans
2. Monday--Subway Subs
3. Tuesday--Salmon, Carrots, Green Beans
4. Wednesday--Fend for Yourself
5. Thursday--Chinese Take-out
6.  Friday--leftover Take-out
7. Saturday--Lobster, Corn on Cob

Weis had a 3 day weekend special featuring $7.99 lb. lobster so we got lobster on the weekend instead of Thursday.  I saved the steak for Father's Day since Sissie couldn't come last week so that's on this week's menu.

What got put into the freezer last week....
*  4 bags of Chicken Strips

What got taken out of the freezer and used...
*   2 x Salmon tv dinners
*  2 Pie Crusts(I made Hubs a Mincemeat pie-his fav-on Sat. for Father's Day)   
                                                   
I spent $50.73 on food/toiletries/HBA this last week at Weis and Ollie's.  Over half of that total was for 2 lobsters. ;-)
This brings our food/toiletries/paper goods Total to $112.73 for June.  

There are 10 shopping days left in June.

I've earned $18.60 on Ibotta in June.
I've earned $0 on Checkout51 in June.
I've earned $5.00 on Coupons dotcom in June.
I've earned 11,453 points from shopping on Fetch in June.
I earned 5,702 points from food shopping on Shop Kick in June. 
I've earned $5.38 from food shopping on Swag Bucks in June.

That's $23.60 in rebates(not counting the Shop Kick/Swag Bucks/Fetch)on $112.73 in grocery spending so in reality it's $89.13 spent after the 3 rebate apps I count.

My savings percentage for the last week was 42.76% (without "regular" Rite-Aid trips)and the monthly savings total for June comes in at 45.78% so far(w/out R-A).  

Leftovers going into this week....2 Corn on Cob.  Funny how when you don't cook there aren't any  leftovers. 8-)

Here is this week's "food plan".....
1. Sunday--Teriyaki Steak, Salad, Baked Potato
2. Monday--Chili Dogs, leftover COC
3. Tuesday--Fend For Yourself
4. Wednesday--(leftover)Steak Sandwiches, Veggie TBD
5. Thursday--Beef Pie
6.  Friday--Breakfast for Dinner
7. Saturday--Leftovers or ?

What do I need to buy to fix everything on this menu?  Nothing that I can think of.  I went rooting around in the house fridge/freezer and came out with this.
I do want to pick up bread, some lunchmeat and a watermelon this week as well.

What is getting fixed and served at your house this week?

Was last week's plan successful, did you go off plan or did you not even plan what was going to be eaten last week?

Any deals on food at your stores this week?  


Sluggy