Sunday, March 13, 2011
Frugal deeds for the day: I took the dog to Petsmart and got her the extra-special grooming with the gift card we got for buying our car. I guess I am looser with the purse strings when the money is "free". Anyway, she still has enough on the card for 1/2 of another "regular" grooming. They gave her a toothbrush to take home and a biscuit. I did pay the groomer a tip out of my purse and before picking the dog up, stopped at the Dollar Tree (in the same complex) for a box of tea. I sure was tempted to buy a few other things, but really, since I have the house mostly to myself this week, I really don't need much. This Dollar Tree added a frozen food section - I was tempted by the Luigi's Italian Ice - but decided against it. So, although I saw a few good deals in today's paper, I have decided to forgo them and use up what I have. I moved a few concrete borders around to make my raised bed. I added the compost. Now, I just need some soil and won't be buying any plants or seeds. I am just going to plant what I "won" on Listia and whatever seeds I had leftover from years past. Sure hope they all sprout and provide a plentiful bounty :) Now, I am going to sand some more of the cabinets and try to get staining by the middle of the week. I hit the "Y" today and hope to get there every day this week.