We are a family of three in transition. We spent years being frugal and are now at a crossroad. We'd like to retire from our day jobs in two years or less. Our retirement goals are to provide our daughter with the best education she desires; travel; and find new careers - perhaps part-time that we really enjoy. I hope to post both "frugal" and "personal finance" information. NOTE: I am not a professional on either subject. My posts are purely entertainment :)
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Frugal deeds for the day: Pictured is my "monkey" rug. I love the tiled kitchen floor - but I am not a fan of the cold. So, since the shelf liner I was using as a rug (before that - a yoga mat) would not stay "down" and would get stuck to my feet while I was loading dishes in the dishwasher, I took an old t-shirt my daughter can no longer wear - and now it is a part of my washable rub. I also have a bunch of orange piping from ages ago - that I purchased for next to nothing - so, thought I might as well use it up too. Next, pj bottoms that are warm for the winter. The weather seems to be turning cold quickly this year. So, I have a fleece blanket I got for free from my credit union, some fleece fabric I inherited from my mom's stash - so, I almost have 1 pair of pants cut out. With the leftover, I have a pattern for a doggie coat. So, I will several sewing projects to keep me busy this week. I am off tomorrow, so, I will continue to sew, do a bit of cleaning, and give myself a manicure. I want to continue to declutter and get projects done. My husband made a trip to Rite Aid - on his way to return the dvds that we rented. Anyway, for pretty much no additional $ out, he was able to get a bottle of baby oil, witch hazel, and a Therma-care back strip. With the in ad coupon - the Therma Care was free, we had $4 in UP bucks that were loaded on the card from last week's purchase and I gave my husband my discounted Rite Aid gift card. The amount he charged to the gift card was just over $2 - and I believe my discount on that card was just over that amount. The witch hazel is for my daughter - a cheap astringent. I wanted the baby oil to mix with the peppermint extract that I used to massage into my dry feet. It feels and smells pretty nice. I put the concoction in a small spray bottle that I recycled. This will be a really short work week for me - well my out-of-the home job anyway. I have plenty of work to do around here.