1. I mended a towel.
Promptly, too, so I give myself two gold stars.
When I took my bathroom’s hand towel out of the dryer this week, I noticed that the seam on the one end had come almost completely apart.
So, I got out my sewing machine and sewed it right back up.
I’m a little bit proud of myself for not putting that off. Yay, me!
2. I gave Joshua a haircut.
I haven’t got much to say about that. I cut his hair. It was free. The end.
3. I stopped at Costco when I was close by.
And then I turned this into a rather frugal fail.
So, the first trip was all well and good (I stopped by while I was in the area to pick up some things we needed. And I got gas.)
But then the next morning, I started to make some rolls and realized I had no yeast.
(After desperately searching thru my chest freezer.)
I’d even been in the BAKING aisle at Costco the previous day. Ugh. I may have been a little bit crabby with myself about that.
Anyway, I made a quick run out to Costco which wasn’t at all time or gas efficient.
I did make some yummy cornmeal buns with my freshly procured yeast, though, so all was not lost.
4. I started painting my patio.
I stopped into Home Depot and decisively picked a color without trying a sample.
(This is unusual for my household. Remember the time it took 8 samples to paint Sonia and Zoe’s room?? Oh man, I’m glad that’s over.)
The only thing is, I’m sort of wishing I tried a sample because this color is a bit pinker than what I think I want.
I mean, it looks really brown in this photo, and it looked rather brown on the color sheet at the store, but it’s a bit pink on the patio.
I’ll do a second coat and see how I feel after that. I mean, I already have the paint, so why not? I might as well give this color a really fair shake.
(I did successfully manage to pick a charcoal color for my front door without getting a sample, so I’m 1 for 2 with the no-sample thing.)
5. I returned my library books on time.
This is a big improvement over the time I got $18 in late fees.
Especially since I did that right after writing a post about how to accrue library late fees. Ahem.
Full disclosure: I did forget one book. But I can easily drop that by a library tomorrow, and it’ll only cost me a few cents in late fees.
Way better than $18.
Your turn! Share your own five frugal things in the comments.
P.S. I don’t blog about politics, which is why I haven’t said anything about the election. It’s not that I’m opinionless or don’t have thoughts; I just feel like this is not the space to share them. Love to you all.