Thriving In My Thrifty Week–September 8, 2019

It was Homeschool Days at the Oregon Gardens. Although the event was advertised for students slightly younger than Patsy, I decided to take her anyway. I’m glad I did. There was plenty for her to learn and see.

We did go to every learning center, but took plenty of time in-between to admire everything we wanted to see. It was lovely.

It was our anniversary. My “hopeless romantic” of a husband knows the way to my heart! Olives and tea. Cupid’s arrow knows how to strike, even after 37 years of marriage. I have been truly blessed to have such a wonderful husband and a best friend for so many years.

I finished canning the applesauce and all the tomatoes. I just kept picking, and picking, and picking. Believe it or not, we eat multiple tomatoes each day, I shared a lot with my sister, and there were still all these! The bushes are winding down, though. I will miss them when they do finally finish, but there are still plenty for fresh eating left on those bushes!

We pulled all the onions and I braided them in 5 braids. They are getting their final cleaning in the gentle rain that is falling today and we will either hang the ropes on hooks or put in a box to finish drying.

There were some logs left from last year that were too long for our stove. Rob got them cut off with a little help, and we stacked the newly-shortened logs in the woodshed. With all the free wood Rob has gathered, what our friends brought us last fall will last through this winter as well. Then, we will have to gather more, but it’s nice to know there’s so much left.

We had a nice birthday party for my aunt at my sister’s home. Different ones brought food, and we enjoyed our time with friends and family.

Rob got 8 boxes of cereal for $3 by using the Safeway app, and some coupons he cut out! I was amazed and proud of him. We have plenty of cereal for a while now.

How did your week go?

14 thoughts on “Thriving In My Thrifty Week–September 8, 2019”

  1. Wonderful pictures of the Oregon Gardens! I’m sure it was hard for you, being the gardener at heart, not to start playing with the plants.

    The picture of Patsy is certainly worth printing out and hanging for everyone to see. I love her red hair.

    Happy Anniversary to the two of you! The two of you do not look old enough to be married 37 years. Your husband certainly knows how to get to your heart. All he needs to do now is to feed you olives and fan you while you are relaxing and drinking your tea.

    Rob did a good job getting all the cereal for so little.

    BTW, Rob looks like a completely different man after losing so much weight. Way to go, Rob!

    Nice job on all of the canning.

    1. Thank you! I drink so much of that tea it’s ridiculous! So, I’m super happy to have a big supply.

      Rob does look different. It is amazing to get used to the “new” Rob. There are a few stubborn pounds still lingering before they will do the surgery, but it’s getting closer.

  2. My husband and I have also given each other olives as gifts! I’m canning pear preserves today. You’ve got me pondering if I should make sauce with the rest.

  3. That is a great photo of Patsy. Rob is my kind of guy. You don’t need to spend a fortune to show your love. He did great on the cereal deal. We have so many tomatoes too. I made sauce and pizzas with some. Tonight will be pasta with a big garden salad. I finally posted again on my blog.

    1. I am glad you got a lot of tomatoes! I’ll be eager to read your new post. I’m still having trouble commenting unless I use my phone, but know, I enjoy your posts.

      1. Hubby looked at my blog. He thinks it must be your computer that isn’t letting you comment since you can with your phone. He asked whether you had removed cookies from your computer lately. It might help. Other websites can put blocks on your computer when you visit their sites to limit you using other sites.

    1. I loved it, too! For him, I cleaned the bathroom really, really clean and put a bouquet of zinnias in there with a mushy note. He was happy. I am truly blessed.

  4. Happy Anniversary!! What a sweet gift, not only the olives and tea, but how he arranged everything into a heart.
    The gardens look beautiful and so does Patsy.
    Hope you have a great week.

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