Frugal Friday

The biggest Frugal Fail was going out for the worst breakfast ever!!! We decided to go to a new place near Trader Joe’s after we shopped called Early Toast. Wow, so awful I should have taken the $50 bill and burned it in the parking lot. Oh well, it does not reinforce my wanting to go out for meals. 😦

But TJ’s shop was good and I really was just going in for their snacks( the best potato chips ever) and curry sauce, misc items, and some wine.

We also picked up the Walmart order and the only thing I didn’t get was the turkey breast which was the only thing I really wanted in that order. 😦

Overall, a frugal week though with just the above-mentioned groceries and breakfast.

I had a good swim yesterday and the pool was really nice. The last 2 times it was quite cool which is unusual. But they must have gotten a few complaints and it was back to the way it usually is. Tomorrow I haven’t decided if I’ll swim or possibly go to the gym. I think I’ll wait and see how I feel later today.

Our weather is much cooler now but still no rain. It shows rain next week so fingers crossed. We really need the rain. We’ve been having a fire most mornings and evenings just to take the chill off the house.

I picked up 4 Ann Cleeves books from the library and started one. I have seen Vera on Brit Box so some of these books are adaptations of the series. The writing is good though. I stopped counting books I’ve read this year after 125 and that was in September. So probably I’m close to 150 books for the year. I just finished ‘A Tree grows in Brooklyn’ which was THE BOOK that influenced me the most growing up. If Francie could go to college, so could I. I was the first person in my family to ever go to college and later graduate school. Heidi, my sister, eventually earned her degree at the Catholic college she was working at. And all of her children are college educated with her oldest daughter holding a Ph.D. in nursing. ( I think it would be DNP??) not sure but she teaches.

Well, that’s all I got this morning so I’m off to do some chores and tidying up.

6 thoughts on “Frugal Friday

  1. A hearty yes to Trader Joe’s potato chips – but I eat too many at once. I was the second person in my family to go to college as my older brother went first but I passed him in terms of graduate degrees (MS vs PhD). One of my sons didn’t finish college and the other has dual masters degrees. Both have happy, productive lives.

    • You are certainly well educated. I started the EdD ( for Clinical Psychology) in the early 80’s at Univ of SF but left the program after a year and a half. I started having some health issues and the drive ( 3 1/2 ) hours just got to be too much. That was when the famous Nut Tree was in Vacaville and that was my halfway point and I’d stop to use the bathrooms and get coffee.!!!

  2. First, I wanted to thank you for stopping by Marmelade Gypsy the other day and leaving a comment on my post! Not sure how you found me, but I’m glad you did!

    Second — TJ’s potato chips? Who knew? OK, now I know what else is going on my list. We go an hour for TJ’s, usually when we visit the kids (who have to only drive seven minutes!) and my list is always long! And we share a love for “Vera” and Anne Cleeves. She’s a wonderful writers, isn’t she? I”m on season eight of the series and beginning to wonder what I’ll watch that I enjoy as much when it’s over! Have a lovely week. ~ jeanie

    • Hi Jeanie, I think it was one of the UK bloggers( Sue in Suffolk). She has an extensive blog list and I go to some regularly. I just finished the one Anne Cleeves and she is an excellent writer. i love descriptive British writing.

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