It seems my frugal ways this week are very few. I stayed busy and it seemed like the week flew by watching grandchildren. We had a lot of fun but it was different than before because we couldn't let them outside to play, the cold was just too severe. According to husband it was down to -15 with a windchill of -40. You could get frost bite within 10 minutes I think they said. Around that time I quit looking at the weather.
I stayed pretty much stayed caught up with the work here at home. I even found a few moments here and there to finish reading my book, The Forgiving Jar. My review is a little late though and I hope to remedy that soon.
The Forgiving Jar (The Prayer Jars Book 2)
We dripped our water so that it wouldn't freeze. This will make a little bit higher electricity bill for running the pump but it will be far less than having someone come and thawing out the pipe.
The grandson did the boiling water experiment for school. We boiled water and put it in a cup then he threw it in the air. It was so cold that it turned to snow. We did this experiment then ran inside! Kids make sure to have adult supervision if you are going to do this!
We took them both to a museum that was offering free admission for our county's residents. They had a great attraction there about the rain forest and they loved it.
I made blackberry jelly from the blackberries I picked from our backyard this summer. It only made a small 1/2 pint but I'm very proud of that jar. It seems to be disappearing fast so it must be good. I used the old time recipe from The Blind Pig and Acorn blog but I only used 1/2 cup of sugar for my little cup of juice.
Goals for this week:
I looked back on my goals last week and I didn't keep one of them! We even went grocery shopping when we heard the Polar Vortex was coming. We were just in survival mode. The weather has improved greatly so I'm just going to try it all over again!
Finish knitting the scarf (almost there).
Winter sow more jugs today!
Only go grocery shopping for essentials (fruit and milk).
What are the ways you've saved this past week?