I gave Husband a haircut.
I gave Daughter a haircut.
I stocked my desk at work with some of the things Husband has gotten free or low-cost recently. Now I have some Shout Wipes, Vitamin C gummies, Trident Gum and TicTacs, should I (or a co-worker) need any of those things at work.
We went for a day trip to the Sand Dunes National Monument.
From the dunes:
|Early butterflies were flitting about!|
|The dunes are just beautiful....|
|...even from the hiking trails.|
|The creek is just beginning to flow. The water is all snowmelt, and very cold!|
While we were at the sand dunes, we rented a sand sled and had a lot of fun. I didn't have the camera along for that part, to protect the camera. Daughter fell off the sand sled and found 56 cents on the side of a dune!
Two days after the above photos were taken, we had a blizzard, resulting in a snow day at home. The weather here is not terribly predictable!
We enjoyed the day of hiking and play, and also stopped off at some land we own in the vicinity. We took photos in preparation for listing the land to sell. If you're in need of 5 acres of beautiful solitude, let me know! We can help you out.
Our land down south:
|We have Pinon Pine and Sagebrush...|
|...a beautiful view of Mt. Blanca...|
|...and some nice secluded areas.|
|Pinon pine is the one that gives us pine nuts!|
|There are some yucca here and there...|
|...and the Sagebrush smells fantastic!|
Many of the seeds I re-planted have sprouted. I have a couple of things that just don't seem to be doing well, so I borrowed fresher seed from the seed library that is housed inside our community library.
We borrowed books and media from the library as well. I had started a book series that several co-workers recommended to me. I liked the first book, but really disliked the second one. I'm glad I waited and got them at the library, rather than purchasing them.
Kohls sent me a post card for $10 off any purchase of $10 or more. I got a set of portion containers for meals, completely free. I've had my eye on something like this (but more expensive) for a while, and I'm giving them a try this week. If you think that these are pretty much just measuring cups, you're be right, but the containers do come in handy for putting meals together, and they have lids. While I'm not following this strictly at this time, it's helping me see where I need more of some components, less of others.
I did a little mixing and matching in my closet this week. See...every Sunday, I put together my work outfits for the week. It saves me a lot of time and stress. I want to maximize what I have and use things in different combinations, so I've been looking at new ways to assemble various separates. I 'discovered' a couple of new outfits this week that I really like, and didn't spend a penny.
I made some lovely chicken stock from the frame of a chicken we ate (well, we ate some, and froze some for nest week's meal plan).
How was your week? What did you do to spend less, save more and make do?