Is it just me or the weeks flying by faster then ever? I don’t get it, it seems like they should be crawling along. Here is our frugal round up for this week.
- Our auto insurance premium went down 15% for May. With things opening up, I predict that by June we will be paying our regular premium.
- We made a lot of homemade food this week. On the list was hummus, yogurt, bread, bread crumbs, rhubarb crisp, salad dressing and soup. I have all the ingredients for homemade corn tortillas. I plan on trying to make a batch this weekend. We have reached a point where no food can go to waste. We have plenty and I know, grocery stores remain open. But, the reality is that the food supply chain is going to have some problems. We all need to be aware and get back to from scratch cooking, if possible.
- We have garden fresh asparagus!
- I signed up for another audiobook service through the library. It’s called Hoopla. Check to see if your library has it. You can get books, movies and music for free. The books are recent and no wait.
- The 2020 bees have arrived. We will have two hives this year. As always, we hope for lots of honey. But the real reason Eric cares for the bees is to save them. Now more than ever, they are at risk. News of the murder hornet could have been saved until the plague subsided.
It is important for me to note that while I continue to try to save where possible, I have been spending more than I normally do at local businesses. They need us now. While we have not done take out, I have purchased in other areas. Those businesses include a local soap maker, a local olive oil store, a distillery, florist, bakery, pretzel company, ice cream store (2), grocery co-op, a CSA, spring roll store, yarn store, book store and local artisans. This money stays in my community and helps my neighbors. Sure, I have also done a fair share of spending on Amazon (which I know is terrible) and Chewy.com, this spending proves that I have work to do on keeping my dollars local. I will continue to do what I can. I know that this will be over and while life will likely never return to the normal that we are used to, it might turn out to be better than what we had.