The sun is shining gloriously at the moment, and I have just decided to knock off work half an hour early [I'll catch up tomorrow] and quickly have a word with you all, and then go and have a cuppa in the sunshine outside before I have to head off to gymnastics.
The verandah is bedecked with washing that I hung up early this morning, and it is all dry, as well as being beautifully warmed, so I am going to get that in before I go out, as otherwise it will be damp and cold when I get home tonight. Not so appealing at all!
The cupboards are well stocked!
Frugality wise - well, if I am going to keep the savings in the bank that I have already accrued since I started this challenge this year, I have to get to the end of the month on about £85. It IS very do-able, but we just have to be disciplined and get ourselves sorted out in the right frame of mind again. No silly splurges - we do have them - but I have enough books to read, wool to knit, and toiletries, diesel and laundry liquid/cleaning products are all in abundance. We have got loads of food in the freezer, and I need to look at making a few more things for when we get the munchies and need a snack or two - the YFG likes to have stuff to take to school for her lunch, and items ready and waiting in the cupboard for her to snack on when she gets home from school and is ravenous - and those areas are our downfall. It's not all her, either! Time to sort them out......Frugal Queen has a lovely post with some homebaking on it this week, and I need to get inspired to bake again more often.
The YFG does love chocolate brownie...an idea to get me going again?