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March 12th, 2017 at 11:14 am

Sunday afternoon here in the Midwest. We didn't get the snow they predicted yesterday. It wasn't going to be much, but still glad it missed us. Overall, we haven't had too bad of a winter so far, but we do need some precip. I would just prefer it wasn't snow or ice. Picky, aren't I? There's a chance of snow tomorrow. Fortunately if there is snow, we don't have to go anywhere.

We went to a small town near here (Arthur) for the Home and Garden Show yesterday. Other than the money for gas, we didn't spend anything at the show. We go most years because we like to look at the booths because many of them are Amish businesses. Some of the handiwork is nothing short of amazing. We did stop by the Amish bulk grocery and buy a few things. They were planned. We stopped at a thrift store too, but didn't buy anything.

After church and brunch here at home, I usually pay bills, and update our church's Facebook page and then head over here. It seems like I'm visiting old friends as we keep up with each other.

Not much to report new really. Last night I fixed a pork roast and we will have pulled pork sandwiches from the leftovers for a lunch or two. I also made chicken noodle soup for tonight's supper. I bought some whole chickens on sale about a month ago and fixed one that week and put one in the freezer. It made it's appearance this week for a couple of meals and I used the leftover chicken and broth for the soup we will have tonight and probably for lunch one day this week. I did our weekly grocery shopping on Thursday (one big advantage of being retired) and I planned meals for this week before going. I just can't imagine not planning meals to some degree.

I don't miss packing lunches for work. I would often take leftovers, but I still don't miss that. I have a friend who is always complaining she has no money, but often puts on Facebook where she had lunch. Granted, she hits fast food, but even that can rack up quite a bit if you eat out every day. If she has to work overtime, she moans and groans on Facebook how hungry she is. I really want to tell her to grow up. She knows she has to work overtime on these occasions so why not pack something to heat up or eat later? Guess I'm kind of snarky. I have suggested she read stuff on this site when she has complained about being broke and she informed me she knows how to save money. She might know, but unfortunately she doesn't use that knowledge if her posts about being broke are true. That is the key, isn't it? Use what you know.

The newspaper came out to do a story on the knitting group at church. It is supposed to run sometime this week I think. We are making hats to donate to the public schools next fall. I counted the hats we have made so far on Thursday and we had 70 made. That's pretty good for just a few ladies working together. One lady joked if we keep up this pace, we might be able to adopt a whole school. Wouldn't that be something?

Hope you all have a great week!

4 Responses to “Sunday Musings”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    I'm with you on the weather. Our snowstorm on Friday was not nearly as bad as they'd predicted, although there's something coming this Tuesday that could morph into a good 'ol fashioned, late winter nor'easter. Oh happy joy joy.

    Your Amish home and garden show sounds fun. We have one here every spring at the local state university, but there's too many kitchen renovation and cabinetry places. There doesn't seem to be much variety.

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    Yeah, but can you imagine the lack of sympathy she'd get on Facebook if her status read:

    I don't have any money to spend on the things I need because I wasted it all on the stuff I want!

    Or:

    I won't give up five meals out a week to build my savings account because it would be too hard to have to sacrifice short term desires for long term gain!

    Coming here isn't about learning to save money. Everyone knows how to save money. Spend less than you earn and put it in a savings account. No, it's about learning how to alter your lifestyle so that you actually can save that money and so that you will actually want to save that money. It's about learning better spending habits and learning how to get away from the debt cycle. It's about being supported by people who are just like you or have been where you are. Kind of sounds like making permanent eating changes, too, doesn't it?

  3. snafu Says:

    I wonder if your friend realizes how much salt and fat she consumes daily at her choice of fast food outlets. Sometime in the future her health and lifestyle will be broadsided by the poor choices she is making now. I doubt any response to her complaints would be welcome. She likely knows she could solve two issues with a teeny bit of planning.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'd love to visit something like the Amish home and garden show!

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