I just looked at how much hubby's paycheck was
and how much bills we have.
Oh yeah, this really sucks that the bonus was not
on their checks this week.
I know I should never depend upon bonus or extra
money til it is in our hand or bank account.
I don't know when we will get the bonus or
when we will get our tax refund so have to plan
it out like I don't have either in the near future.
I'm sitting here trying to figure out a menu for our
meals for the next 2 weeks trying to use mostly what
I have on hand with very limited items from the grocery store.
This is what I have so far.
2. Egg sandwiches
3. Cake mix waffles
5. Cinnamon raisin french toast
7. English muffins with butter and jelly
1. Grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup
2. Hot dogs
3. Ramen noodles with tuna fish
4. Freezer meal
1. Meatloaf with tater tots and corn
2. Breaded pork chops with garlic fries and green beans
3. Homemade pepperoni pizzas
4. Breakfast casserole
5. Spaghetti pizza casserole
7. Baked bean chili and corn bread
8. Macaroni & ham casserole
9. Tuna helper with ham
10. Scalloped ham & potatoes
11. The remaining meals will have to be freezer meals I have.
SNACKS / DESSERTS
1. Pumpkin pie
2. Cake mix cake with frosting
3. Cookie mix cookies
4. Imitation crab dip on crackers
We'll make it somehow.
I've lived frugally all my life to know
how to do it and hopefully my kids learn from
us to be able to use it when they are grown.
Today I started laundry.
I do not have much laundry soap left,
maybe 4-5 loads in my powdered laundry soap bucket.
I buy the FMV Kroger brand bucket of soap
for $9.99 and it will last me awhile.
Well that awhile is almost up and I have
2 more weeks to go before the next paycheck.
I cannot afford to buy laundry soap so what
do I do? Well for starters I would usually make
my own but do not have all those ingredients so
that won't be possible.
For today's first load of laundry I went through
about 3-4 empty liquid detergent bottles
(I save the bottles for when I make my own detergent)
and filled them each with about 1/3 water from
the washer while filling, put the lid on and swished it all around
to get any remaining soap out of the bottles.
Next I went around and found any and all samples
of laundry detergent I either got in the mail
or hubby brought home from work.
I should have enough now to get by for another two weeks.
I can also hang up school clothes to be worn
another time before laundering again.
It's not like this time of year the kids are
playing outside getting dirty or sweaty.
Give them a mist of some fabric refresher like Febreez and hang
back up in the closet unless they are really soiled
or have food or stains on them.
I got supper in the oven.
I'm making meatloaf with a side of
tater tots and corn.
3 hamburger patties- free
1 pound sausage- $1.79
1 egg- .15 cents
salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder- free
1/2 cup ketchup- .25 cents
tater tots- $2.00
TOTAL COST $4.19
I know I shouldn't be talking about spending
money when I don't have any to spend at the moment
and having so many doctor bills.
Which by the way I knew the hospital would not
accept only our tax refund papers even after they
said they would and would
want paycheck stubs as more proof of our income.
I'm working on it. Hoping that a written statement
from hubby's employer will work.
Any help with the hospital bills will be a blessing!!
Anyways talking about spending money.
We are worried about hubby's car.
Sure it seems to run good and goes back
and forth to work and wherever without problems.
It's been a real trooper starting up without problems
and going out in the snow and extreme temperatures.
BUT it has started smoking out the tailpipe sometimes
and has a burning oil smell then. We have to put
a quart of oil in it about
every other week. I do not know how much
life it has even though it is still going strong
minus the couple of flaws which may or may not
be an indicator of it going downhill at any given moment.
Soooo, we have been keeping an eye out for a another
cheap vehicle, possibly a truck or SUV.
Something we might be able to purchase with a little
bit of our tax refund. A contractor at hubby's work
has had a truck for sale for awhile now and the
price seems to keep dropping on it as the weeks
go by. At the moment it's down to $600
for a Ford F150. I don't know the year or problems
with it. Maybe he'd even be willing to go lower who knows.
I'm sure it's something we would be able to work
on as long as it's nothing major like a blown motor
We're supposed to go look at it Sunday afternoon.
It's clear out in Plain City.
I don't know. There's always something to worry about.
Do you sit on the fence and just hope the car keeps
going or do you one day wake up and have no
running vehicle at all and wonder how you're getting to work???
I just got done making 2 pillow cases for our body pillows.
When I bought them they didn't come with cases.
I used a .99 cent flat sheet from the thrift store.
There's probably enough fabric leftover from the sheet
to make 2 standard size pillow cases.