I am going to apologize in advance that there will be no photos in this
post. Best intentions...
Please use your vivid imaginations where needed.
My big accomplishment for the week- I joked I cried 3 rivers. Today would
have/is her birthday. In 6 days it will be the 2nd anniversary since
she passed. 10 days ago, an adoption was started and 7 days ago the adoption
fell through. Everything worked out the way it was supposed to (really &
truly), and I might be indulging in a little extra sugar consumption (homemade
marshmallows, with a swipe of PB dipped in dark chocolate).
I have been continuing work on my quilt blocks and have 4 done. Each will
need to be trimmed down and I established that will be 18”(each). I am thinking
6 blocks will be plenty, spaced with some white (a thrifted bed sheet). This
started as a gift for my uncle, but I am getting a bit attached so it will probably
replace a quilt for the tv room. Since then I have spied a simpler quilt design
for my uncle using fabric I have on hand.
Speaking of gifts, I’d gladly take any suggestions handmade gifts for men
and 13 year old twin boys. I think I have already given the best ideas I have.
The dollar and penny challenge – are indeed a challenge. But I am sticking
with according to the rules I set. My amusement of it is, I do need to spend
something to get the change to actually place into the allotted containers. More
than a few times it was a challenge to scour up 36/etc. cents since I really
had no need to spend. I am driven to stick with it for commitment sake. Commitment
and creativity I think are the 2 staples to live a well rounded frugal life.
Maybe that is why frugality fails in my age group.
I visited my pay by the pound treasure trove and found 4 cashmere sweaters.
They needed very minimal TLC and for a dollar a piece netted me $24 total. One man’s
garbage is another man’s treasure. Isn’t that the truth.
Until next time…enjoy this day, and tomorrow and the next.