To all the Mother's, Grandmothers and Mother figures, I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day last Sunday.
Darren spoiled me with some lovely gifts and took me out for lunch. It was a glorious day in Melbourne with the sun shining and the air slightly warm. We had a family afternoon tea at my Mum's then the girls and grandchildren came over for dinner. It was a long day, but a day full of blessings, love and laughter.
Here's what else we got up to -
* Darren and I made blackberry jam using fruit Darren picked all Summer / Autumn. We made 14 jars in total and blessed a few family members with a jar.
* I picked up a punnet of slightly sad looking silverbeet seedlings from Bunnings on clearance for $1. I've planted them in the veggie garden and they are doing well ( so far ). I did plant seeds a few weeks ago but they didn't come up. I think it might have been too cold here.
* Kept the heater off during the middle of the day when the sun was shining. I did make sure the curtains were fully open to let some heat in. If I got a little cold I either did some housework or put a coat on.
* Made and sold a lemon slice to a cleaning client for a birthday party.
* Refilled the bathroom foaming hand wash pump with the remains of an almost empty shower gel bottle.
* Cleaned and washed a pair of Darren's sneakers. Darren was almost ready to move them on to become garden shoes but they've come up quite clean.
* Gratefully received a blessing of mushrooms. We used them in a couple of meals.
* Saved a couple of gift bags from Mother's Day. They will be reused for future gift giving.
* We had an unexpected situation pop up on Mother's Day and needed to find a gift in a hurry. Darren picked some chrysanthemums and greenery from our garden and I pulled a lovely hand wash from the gift cupboard and grabbed a jar of the freshly made blackberry jam. These simple gifts were well received and cheered up the recipient.
* Darren went to a charity dinner and came home with the table flowers and a door prize of a gourmet hamper. .
* Finely diced a couple of broccoli stalks and froze them for future soup and casserole making. I do this instead of buying celery.
|The hamper Darren won|
|Flowers from the charity dinner|
|Cup and tray from Darren, biscuits from church gift|
|Cutting up broccoli stalks|
How did you save time, money and energy this week ?
It is with much sadness that we learned of Suzan Warnes sudden passing on Monday. Suzan was a regular reader and commenter on this blog for a number of years and a contributor to the Cheapskates Chatter FB group and various other groups. Please uphold her family in prayer through this difficult time.