It's been an interesting and challenging week this week. On Sunday we were all involved in a car accident on the way home from church. We are all ok but Jessica hit her head when the other car hit us. She had a headache for two days. I came down with a stress headache ( also for two days ) as we had to chase the car to get his number plate. That's all being resolved now.
On Wednesday I did an interview for tv. I love doing tv stories but the interview part always makes me a little nervous. I don't want to say something silly so now I try to write my answers down before filming. This interview meant my house had to be " tv ready " which is fine by me but I never know where they want to film. So this means I can't hide things in bedrooms or the laundry. I think Megan's room and my ensuite are the only rooms Australia hasn't seen..
So life is back to normal now and as I looked at my frugal list it was a little on the slim side. Infact, it had nothing on it. Then I started to panic as I had nothing to share with my readers. So I took the time to sit down and think over what I had done during the week. Thankfully my list started to grow and I was spared embarrassment. Here's this week's list -
* Baked four loaves of wholemeal bread.
* Saved 12 bread bags from a charity bbq. They will be used to scoop out the cat doo - doos in the kttty litter.
* The girls ate freezer meals on Saturday night . Darren and I were out at seperate functions.
* Made peanut butter biscuits and cranberry hootycreek biscuits for the cookie jar. I used cookie dough from the freezer.
* Mended one dress and one pair of troussers. Both needed the hems repaired.
* Made two tote bags for Christmas presents. I used material from the remnants bin at Spotlight and they cost me $2 each including lining. I'll post a photo after Christmas.
* Planted lettuce seedlings.
* Darren made pita chips as we had run out - OH NO !!!
* Diluted the kitchen foaming hand wash. This was one I bought recently on sale. I bought it more for the pump than the liquid as I make my own. I wanted a couple of spare pump bottles as I don't know how long they last and how long this trend will be around.
* Sold some eggs and jam to a cleaning client. She also gave me some glass jars.
* Received a lovely present in the mail from a friend. She blessed me with lots of makeup to give to my girls as presents ( Thankyou A ). Your gift came at a time when I was feeling little low.
* Picked silverbeet to go with two meals.
* Gratefully accepted clothes and handbags from a friend for my girls to use.
* I made two beaded angels to give to a friend for a birthday present. They were well received and everyone at the restaurant table loved them.
* Megan made a pavlova on Sunday for dessert. After the rotten day we'd had, it was lovely to have such a treat. There were egg yolks left over from the pav so I made egg custard which everyone had for dessert for the next two nights. Darren enjoyed licking the spoon and serving dish - a great honour in our home.
* Saved water from the showers to water the vegetable seedlings we are growing. I also saved water from the kitchen sink to water other garden plants.
* Turned an almost empty shower gel bottle upside down into a refill bottle of made up foaming hand wash. Nothing was wasted.
|Ready to eat|
|Yes, we ate it with teaspoons. It lasts longer.|
|A constant snack in our house.|
|A beaded angel|
|The beaded angel collection - hehehe.|