* Baked four loaves of wholemeal bread with extra goodness
* Cleaned the dishwasher with bi carb, vinegar and Miracle Spray
* Jessica saved money by getting me to do a fancy hairdo for a ball I'm no hairdresser but I think I did ok.
* Megan dyed her hair at home and I gave her a haircut.
* Darren picked a bunch of white roses from our garden to surprise me when I came home from a day of Christmas shopping.
* Saved the shower warm up water. Saved the washing machine rinse water for each next load. Saved the drink bottle water in an icecream container and used it to rinse or soak dishes.
* Hand washed the dinner dishes most nights.
* Dried most of the washing on clothes horses With the temperatures dropping to almost Winter temperatures, some things had to be put in the dryer. Heavy, bulky items were hung on coat hanger and hung in the shower. We have a ducted heating vent in both bathrooms so the doors get closed and the clothes dry within 24 hours.
* Started saving old socks to cut up as garden ties. We had to throw out our older stockpile when we found mice in my shed a few months ago
* Unfortunately I had to throw out some food when our almost new fridge / freezer started playing up. I did limit the damage by moving some food to our other two freezers.
* Only bought milk this week. We've been eating veggies from the freezer over the last few days. We lost most of our fresh fruit and veg with the fridge playing up so I'll do a top up next week.
* Darren bought replacement ink cartridges for our laser printer. Although they were expensive, he did get a good deal saving over $50 per cartridge.
* Kept the heater off most of the week which has been a challenge with the temperature drop.
* Jessica saved $20 by handing over a newly signed up loyalty card when purchasing Darren's and my Christmas present.
* Made pita chips for snacks. We had to make room in the freezer with all the food shuffling so the pita bread had to come out and be used.
|A lovely surprise from Jessica|
|Princess will sit anywhere|
|Jessica's hairdo for the Uni ball|
|Back view of Jessica's hair|
|Jessica and her boyfriend Eugene|
|Some of my favourite books.|