Monday, February 23, 2009

"Frugal Woman's" Daybook

I always enjoy reading editions of the "Simple Woman's Daybook" on other blogs, so I thought I would participate today. It will be a fun way to tell a little more about myself, but I'm also going to try to relate it to frugality. Think of it as "a day in the frugal life"!

FOR TODAY ... February 23, 2009

Outside My Window... It is sunny but cold. I am chilly, as we keep our heat down at 69 degrees, and our house isn't insulated very well. One of our big home to-do items will be to improve the insulation in our house without spending a ton more than we would save in electricity!

I am thinking... of being up with the baby last night and on working on her sleeping this week . . . hoping I have the energy to get through it

I am thankful for... being well under the $380 grocery budget this month; for having a husband who helps with the baby at night

From the kitchen... I made a "stone soup" last night out of leftover roast and odds and ends of vegetables. It was good! I want to do a small baking day today too - probably bread machine bagels, sandwich bread, and snack bars.

I am wearing... satin pajamas that my mom bought me several years ago

I am creating... a sleep plan for the baby!

I am going... to try to walk over to playgroup at my friend's house, as long as it doesn't interfere with the baby's nap

I am reading... The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems (provacative title, huh!); a biography of G.K. Chesterton

I am hoping... to get both my girls sleeping through the night . . . this year . . . .

I am hearing... the baby fuss in her exersaucer

Around the house... On my to-do list this week is sorting through the girls' spring clothes and preparing for the upcoming children's consignment sale. I like to have a detailed list of exactly what to look for so that I get what they need and don't get sidetracked by all the bargains.

One of my favorite things... my two-year-old when she first wakes up in the morning. She's usually very sweet and cuddly.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: sorting the girls' clothes, baking, cutting and sorting coupons, starting our taxes

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

. . . morning fun!


  1. Welcome to the Daybook! Enjoyed your post. We don't have the problem with sleeping through the night, but our 5 yo STILL isn't night dry. Have never run across this before and have tried every "trick" that has been given. I'll pray for yours to sleep through the night...soon!

  2. I enjoyed your post. Congrats on being under budget in the groc. dept. I cannot say the same ...


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