Thriving In My thrifty Week–June 9, 2019

Here is our newly graduated Alissa, with her proud parents!

…..and the aunties!

…..and then there’s the “twins, separated at birth,” as they used to call themselves. It was quite an evening.

All I can say about this week is, “WOW!” All week, we seemed we were scrambling from one activity to another. But, in the end, we got everything done, and stayed somewhat frugal:).

Of course, Alissa’s graduation was a huge part of the week, but we did some other things as well.

Rob, Patsy and I went to the dentist. Because our dentist’s son is starting to slowly take over the practice, we had a new dentist. Let’s just say our teeth were thoroughly cleaned. He’s very good, but still somewhat new at it all. We ended up using a gift card I’ve had for over 2 years for lunch because it took much longer than we expected. I’m glad we have dental insurance, and have a place to use it at, and can still go to our same old dentist office, even though it’s a distance away.

I weeded and hoed quite a bit. I tucked in more green bean seeds where they got eaten by birds or slugs, and planted a short, new row of lettuce. I like to plant little bits often so we always have some.

I mowed the lawn and planted a couple of flowers here and there. Some of the seeds I’ve planted are starting to look like they will survive and I will have flowers eventually from them.

I found a ham for 69c/lb. It was the last one. It was close to expiration, but we’ve already been eating it and it won’t be a problem to use it up. I got Bugles for $1/bag (7.5 oz). I shared some today with the family, but most are for summer fun activities.

Patsy’s birthday was Friday. We took her to Red Robin, using a gift card from Christmas and let her have milkshakes and French fries for dinner. Yup. No healthy food for her. Just that!

Saturday was Abbie’s birthday. My oldest and my youngest. What a pair:). The 3 of us went to the zoo to celebrate. We used my zoo pass. It was my gift to Abbie–we just wanted to spend some time, and this was a super fun way to do that. Patsy borrowed my phone and took a lot of pictures.

We had a really nice time being together.

8 thoughts on “Thriving In My thrifty Week–June 9, 2019”

  1. Happy birthday to your daughters and Congrats to Alissa. It sounds like it was all great things even though you were busy. We got the side porch sanded and painted so it now looks like the front. The house is coming along nicely. 19 days until YD graduates.

    1. I’ve been enjoying the pictures of how your house is getting nicer and nicer with all your hard work. It’s looking really good. I’m sure it’s been hard, but the results are very nice.

      It’s interesting how different areas have graduations at different times! “Graduation season” around here lasts about 3 weeks, as all the people have all the parties. When you add it to “birthday season” at my house (3 in an 8-day period), it’s just….WOW!

  2. The flower pictures are beautiful. You’ve had a busy week celebrating birthdays and graduation. Sweet picture of Alissa & Lovana. Haven’t seen her in a while. Is she living on her own now? Kids grow up so fast! Hope you have a productive week.

    1. Yes, Ja’Ana has officially been moved out for a while. However, as older kids often do, she came home to stay for a few days in-between places. I was so glad she could be there for Alissa’s graduation ceremony. It meant a lot to Alissa. They grew up together all the time.

    1. The flowers were growing in a flowerbed at the zoo. We enjoyed looking at all the flowers right along with the animals:).

  3. Congratulations to Alissa! Great that Ja’Ana was able to come to celebrate too. I’m sure that made the day even more special. Happy belated birthday to Patsy and Abbie! All your girls are lovely. You have really had a lot to celebrate this week. Fun but exhausting? Hope you have a great week.

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