"Start now to create a plan if you don’t already have one, or update your present plan. Watch for best buys that will fit into your year’s supply. We are not in a situation that requires panic buying, but we do need to be careful in purchasing and rotating the storage that we’re putting away. The instability in the world today makes it imperative that we take heed of the counsel and prepare for the future." (L. Tom Perry)
Yes, I feel we need to keep at it. Now is not the time to be complacent on anything.
I am writing this on a Saturday and with all the traffic, motorcycle groups and boats going by like before the virus was a thing. Makes me think our numbers will continue to grow.
We are in the heat wave too.
It is starting to feel like things are heaping up on us hurricanes, flooding around the world, not to mention the virus. There is more need than ever before and lots of hardship. It can be hard to see the light through so much darkness but we need to keep doing what we can, keep looking for joy. Take extra time finding fun things to do with your kids, they need you to be on your A game. You need to be there for them, not just present.
This is the hard thing of our lifetime so try to make things better for your family.
Try to stay positive. Keep sticking stuff in your storage. There will be so many who are about to lose their unemployment benefits most of whom have no fallback and harder times are ahead. Be ready to help as you can.
I have been picking the items from the garden (pic at the top). One thing I like to make is a garden sandwich, spread cream cheese on a bagel and top with onion, diced radish, green pepper diced and cucumber and add any veggie you want, it is wonderful!
What is something you like to make when it is soooooo hot out?
Gus says when it is this hot he chooses to take a cat nap.
I finished this dishcloth this week so I checked it off my list.
Gus is keeping his eye on things.
I ordered a set of those sewing machine feet that you often see, they were on sale when I was trying to use a gift card...
Several years ago my friend Diane Miller showed me how she organized the feet for her sewing machine. A couple years after I happened to find the same thing she used at a yard sale for a quarter and two extra packages to fill the little binder for it at twenty-five cents each.
They were made to organize floss but I saw how she did this and knew that is what I wanted to do. I had very few feet for my machine though so I set it aside. When I got these there were 52 in the set. I pulled this out and labeled each. This set did not have a book but did have a picture and name of the foot so I numbered the baggie and put the picture numbered to match inside. Now some I knew, most I didn't how to use them so I found on YouTube how to use each and I jotted the directions on a card and put it in with the pic and foot in the baggie. So a huge thank you to her for showing me what she did! That is what I worked on this week.
What did you do this week?
Since I can't go to my favorite half price book store or library right now I am going through the books I have gotten before Covid. This is the one I am looking at right now, it was from the library book sale before Covid, I think it was 50 cents but not more then a dollar. I can thank past Becky for having gone to the book sale not knowing a pandemic was coming.
You can see behind the book that I'm watching The Love of Quilting on Iowa Public Television.
This brings up frugal TV watching, this was a local free channel there are a few other shows I watch Father Brown, Agatha Raisin, Shakespeare and Hathaway, Midsomer Murders, Death in Paradise... these are shows on Iowa Public Television and we use Roku ...being frugal is more important than ever right now.
I have also been getting free books from the www.freefeedread.com site I told you about before. I have gotten a sewing book, some fix it and forget it books, some cozy mysteries, some gardening books.
My reading bear says free is frugal and reading is great! He was adopted for free and I made his hat from scraps.
This is a peek into my week. Let us know what you did this week.
Missy says find frugal things to do and stay the course of safety, do your part to to stop the spread of Covid and keep stocking your pantry as you can, learn new skills and find frugal fun things to do to have some down time!