Monday, July 30, 2012
Frugal deeds for the day: This month is flying by. Anyway, yesterday, I got around to making basil pesto, tzaziki, fried green tomatoes, roasted eggplants, and batter/fried eggplants for eggplant parmesean. This morning, I got a bit of cleaning in and planted the mint I had rooted at work. Hope it takes off. I also planted the mint seeds I won on Listia around it for security. I.want.mint.to.grow! We have spray paint and are ready to finish painting the outdoor furniture. I will be picking my daughter up shortly and meeting with friends at a Vietnamese restaurant. Supposed to be fabulous and low cost (those words don't always follow each other). I looked for a coupon - no such luck. I am on a penny pinching kick since we dropped a check for the FIAT 500 this weekend. We saved and only spent the limit - so, it was planned. Even so, I am eager to get the account built back-up for the next goal. So, I made laundry detergent this morning too - with hotel freebie bar soap - the nice smelling stuff we got in France - and used a mug and the microwave to cook it. I am hoping my daughter has caught the tightwad wave too because once she gets her driver's license - our auto insurance will increase by approximately $120 per month. But, her driving is a timesaver and possibly a money saver for me. Now I can spend the driving time doing things that I need to/want to done.