Frozen homemade (gluten free!) meatballs. Frozen beef roasts. Frozen pork tenderloin. Frozen chicken.
Because it’s gotta be another lean week. Most feel lean, but to do it on $80? Well, technically $60 in the bank and $20 from selling the baby gate. I spent just over $100 today at No Frills. All my dinner plans for the week involve meat from the freezer (or leftover meat from a meal using that meat earlier in the week).
Last week I needed to buy a top to wear to a neighbours 30th birthday dinner thing. Fancy-schmancy dinner and dancing at a restaurant that caters to that. It might sound like a First World problem, saying I had nothing to wear, but I haven’t bought a nice shirt/blouse/top since DH’s dad passed away. Five years ago. Oh, I bought one for his uncles funeral this past summer, but that was more serious for the occasion.
Yeah, she turned 30. Or will this weekend. I’m 37. The other mom of young kids on the street recently turned 35 or 36, and the third mom is 35. I feel a wee tad old. I used to be the youngest in groups.
But I digress. The top, my A’s birthday party, gas for the van, everything adds up. I was in the clear from the summer – and three boys birthdays – but then my girls birthday hit. I did a home party and DH printed stuff out at work for me (colour printer there!) but it still costs. Way less than having it somewhere else!
I’d be scared about Christmas, except we have four $50 gift cards for Chapters/Indigo for our kids. We lent our cottage to a friend of DH’s over the summer for a week, and they gave us the cards as a Thank You to the kids for sharing all their toys and stuff. We didn’t ask for it – didn’t as for anything in return for the use of our cottage, except to water the newly planted hostas – but that’s what they gave. DH and I agreed to use the gift cards on our kids at Christmas.
Reading this over, I feel like I’m being whiney, but that’s not my point. Just that I have to be creative this week. And not go back to the store for anything.