ears cleaned 🗹
bedding washed and sunned 🗹
kennel cleaned 🗹
treats given to Rudy AND Mama 🗹
This was a battle of wills, but I AM the pack leader! He hasn't had a bath since cold weather set in, so he was out of the routine and NOT happy. I earned every bit of that $20 to $35 saved!
2. Rudy's 'spa day' somehow resulted in an incredibly painful strained knee and a literal pain in the neck. I really wanted to go to the chiropractor, but there just wasn't time this week. And after a day or so, the knee feels better, so maybe I can save the doctor's fee and the gasoline for the 90 mile round trip.
3. The knee must have been really painful, because I resorted to grabbing a cane from my collection and used it. Yes, I have a collection of canes. It started with our antique hall tree having a receptacle for umbrellas and walking sticks. After my great aunt died, I asked for her cane, and it has had a home in the hall tree ever since and has been joined by a handmade cane my father-in-law made me, a beautiful cane bought from a fair trade shop, and others. When you have sprained as many ankles and broken as many bones in your feet as I have, not to mention that shingles outbreak on the sole of my foot, it has proven to be a very practical and frugal collection to have on hand over the years.
4. For last night's dinner I baked a ham that was bought on sale during the holidays and has been in the freezer since. It, along with homemade mac & cheese and broccoli, fed us and made Carey three work meals for the freezer. Still lots of ham. Will make quiche tonight; ham, turnips, and greens, with cornbread over the weekend; sandwiches for lunches; etc.
Next I should thaw that turkey that's in there. :)
5. Beautiful cool but sunny days here. Another week with no need for heat or A/C.
Frugal From the Kitchen This Week:
Saturday: *pizza & salad
Sunday: Sunday family supper at Kasey's
Thursday: ham, mac & cheese, broccoli
(*not-frugal takeout or dinner out)