Sunday, January 29, 2012

Weekends are for Working?

That's what it seems like anyway! Working full time during the week, being relatively brain dead at the end of each workday makes it seem like there is always SO much to get accomplished on the weekends just to keep the household functioning. As for the big projects that need to be completed? Cleaning out the basement? Cleaning out the office? Ha! Those keep getting pushed back.

Yesterday I went to help my sister clean out her garage. Wow. It was something else! My sister, my Mom and I spent 5 hours of truly manual labor accomplishing that feat. I used muscles I haven't used in ages! I was already sore by the time I got home! And this morning.... well its going to take a LOT of motivation to get me moving!!!! On the bright side of that though, I scored some cool things that she was going to get rid of (shoes that she had bought, worn once, but decided they were too snug --- her foot is just slightly larger than mine) --- anyway, one new pair of running shoes, and two really precious pairs of high heeled pumps for work! I am super excited about those!

She also loaned me a bread machine that was just taking up space, but she wasn't ready to part with for good yet. I've been wanting to try out a bread machine, but didn't want to invest in one if they weren't as great as I've read. She has no idea where the instructions are so I'm going to have to do a little internet research!

Also, last night, a friend gave me my own Quicken software to try and use for budgeting purposes and keeping up with all of my financial stuff. I've installed it and can't wait to give it a try! I'm hoping it will be far less tedious than my normal spreadsheet. It will take some time and paying attention to get it figured out though.

All in all, it was a great frugal type Saturday -- and I didn't spend a DIME!


  1. Sounds like a score! Excercise + helping family + free stuff. :-)

  2. Gotta love all the freebies, especially free shoes! Let us know how you like Quicken. I have it (older version) but can't push myself to use it. Ugh.

  3. What a nice sister to help clean out a garage....AND great job on scoring several pairs of shoes!

  4. Sass,

    Ever try out Mint? VERY VERY easy to use.