If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......
Photo was taken around Christmas 1962 when I had just turned 5. That is my pretty mom behind me. She made the cross stitched clock on the buffet. The stocking with my name on it was made her mother and delivered to me before my first Christmas even though I was not even a week old. My apron was made by great grandmother. I come from a long line of homemakers who did stuff and got lots done.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Finances on Friday - a day late

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We were Netflix members years ago and they sent me an email today, offering us another a free month. they are hoping we will re subscribe, and we might, but I doubt it as we have Amazon Prime. I looked around the Netflix site and am happy to see they have Call the Midwife, multiple seasons. I've never seen am episode, just a few clips, and I to watch it now.   We will see how much we enjoy this free month.

I cashed in my Swagbucks points for another $25 in paypal.

I went to Walmart today to exchange some jeans for my husband and while I was there I made one other purchase- price matching red grapes for 99 cents a pound. I got 2 bags for $4 instead of the $11 they would of been.

All the rest of our grocery shopping has been done at Aldi. We've eaten only home cooked or home prepared meals.

I needed milk, mostly for my grandchildren. I bought a gallon as it is cheapest per ounce that way. But some of the grands will be here less this summer while their parents are off work for summer so I poured some of the milk into a glass pitcher and put it in the fridge. I put the rest into 2 other plastic jugs and froze them for later.

Our family membership to the wonderful children's museum, just a few miles from our home, expired so I renewed it but got a smaller one. Last years was for up to 6 family members but I went down to just 4 and spent $100 less. My grands all enjoy playing and learning at this museum and I like that it is so close, very clean and safe and climate controlled.

The toddler room at the museum

The water table - always a favorite and somehow my grandsons still get wet even wearing the vinyl aprons :)

The museum has a craft area with all kinds of fun recycled things to create with 

Happy Memorial Day everyone - I am thankful for all our Veterans and active duty service members. I just wish the government did a better job fulfilling medical care for them. That's another post though.....


  1. We went ahead and kept our membership to netflix and I watched the 2nd season of Call the Midwife. I watched the first season each week on PBS. I haven't been able to keep up with 3rd season. :( I wished Netflix kept up with the more recent episodes of shows.

  2. We still have Netflix and got email about the prices going up. Since we were still active, our price is locked in for two years. Maybe now that they are going up, they will be bringing in more movies. You can watch the PBS shows on their website, you have to kinda be quick about it, since they don't keep them on too long.

    I LOVE the table runner! Did you make it?

  3. Can't believe how much the grapes would have been had you not price-matched! What a difference!

    It's so nice to have your grandchildren close to enjoy and that you do fun things with them like that museum trip!

  4. Kids and water...endless fun.

    I LOVE "Call the Midwife" series...I think you will enjoy it ! :)

  5. It looks like you are one busy lady! I liked your patriotic table runner. I like making table runner. We've been watching 'Call the Midwife' and have enjoyed it mostly. Glad to see you are doing well.

  6. we were able to take our kids to the museum once and they loved it! I was going to get the membership but opted for the zoo instead - memberships always seem like such a huge expense but definitely pay off in the long run!

  7. oh... I was also going to say that we got rid of our netflix and opted for amazon prime since you can have free viewing of tons of movies and shows, and also free two day shipping :)

  8. Just wondering...where is that children's museum? Looks like a lot of fun and my grand daughter would like that water table.

    Grace & Peace


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