I have had a good week with our not-spending challenge so far, although there will be a few fresh items that we need to pick up this weekend. The YFG embraced the challenge last Saturday when we went shopping: I told her that we had to stick to a budget, and she made sensible choices about the things we needed, compromising over things she would really have liked in order to stay within the budget. A very useful lesson for a teenager, I thought, and well done on her part. I hope she is as enthusiastic this weekend!
In fact, the only time I have opened my purse these last couple of days has been to put money INTO it, when I sold some eggs to the ladies at the jigsaw group at the chapel yesterday afternoon.
We are eating from the freezer this week, and it is going well - I am going to cook up some mince this morning for spag bol and cottage pie, and then when we come home from gym tonight, we will just cook some veg and pasta for today's meal, and tomorrow I can pop some potato on the top of the other half of the mince, and tomorrow's dinner will be done too.
Last night, I sat and finished the hat that had been languishing on my needles for a month or so, and I also enjoyed writing some letters. Since the FH died, people have been putting pen to paper and actually sending me letters and cards through snail mail, and it has been really lovely to read their letters. I have enjoyed writing back to some of them, and there are a few still to go, but I am getting there, and loving it. Being able to hold a letter in your hand and read, re-read and reflect, is a blessing. The kindness of people continues, and it is a great help to know that others are thinking of us, however they communicate that with us.