This week was busy.
I didn't realize that it was time to take my biggest dog to the vet for her annual check up. I was blessed in that last years rabies shot is good till 2017. The dog only needed one shot so the trip was only 15.00. I also had gotten two coupons in the mail so I got two free doses of Nexguard flea protection (one each for two different dogs.) I am excited about that. My husband and I had discussed flea prevention for the animals, and we have so many that we decided not to spend the 600.00 it would cost for the three inside dogs, and instead I bathe them in Dawn dish soap and use a flea comb often. This will give me a break for a month for two them.
My friend has been continuing to go through her mothers item since she passed 4 months ago. She allowed me to have a wonderful ceramic trash can that will go great in my guest/kids bathroom. We have sort of a beachy theme going on in there. She also gave me a small hamper for that bathroom that is the perfect size for that space to conceal my kids dirty clothes. She aslo had a whole gallon of paint she did not need and I took that off her hands and will use it on some upcoming projects.
From the same friend we traded/and I purchased for a couple of bucks two items from her for a birthday party we were invited to. They are gently used, but I think they look great. We bagged it up in a large paper brown bag that I had on hand . Better to stimulate a friends pocket than a large chain store.
I finally made it over to the local Salvation Army which has 50 percent off of most items on Wednesdays and I picked up a few more things. I spent 16.00 for everything. Some items were as little as .50. This will probably be the last thrift stop for a bit (I think I mean it this time...lol) because I have some project work to get done, and pictures to hang up etc before I bring in anything else. At least I am bringing in things I really love. I found a great Kirklands picture frame new in the box that will make a great gift for my best friend's birthday. It was 2.50.
We really wanted a stuffed crust pizza, but every time we order pizza out we can easily spend 30.00 if it isn't Little Caesar's, instead I found a stuffed crust pizza in Walmart's fresh deli section. I spent 8.98 and served it up with apple slices and pop corn.
We also purchased three hens and two baby chicks from a local fb yard sale site. This lady was the cheapest I could find to get some females. (Did I mention the chicks we got seven months ago all turned out to be roosters....and all they do is cockadoodledoo even at 1:30 in the morning....).so I found someone that had older chicks that are definitely hens. She was half the price that our local monthly swip swap farm meet place charges.
Last Friday I saw my endocrinologist, and we have come up with a plan for treatment of my diabetes ( I am so happy in almost 12 years she is the first doctor to give me goals, and she even typed them out for me so I can look at them each day,) that included two new medicines. The office gave me a card from the maker of the medicine that will reduce my co pay to 25.00. The other nice thing they did was give me a free sample to get me started. When I saw my regular physician later that day she gave me another sample of the same medicine. That in itself was a savings of $50.00. The new medicine has side effects and I am having some trouble adjusting. I had meant to get this post up sooner. Better late than never.
We also went to a local community event sponsored by a historical society of some sort, we did only free things and did not spend a dime :) We got some great new pics to hang on my kids walls!
I hope that you had a wonderful week and that this week is super awesome and sparkly too!