I don’t like to go out unless I have more than one errand to run. I usually wait until I have three. Because I’m all for saving on gas. Speaking of saving, I have some frugal summer tips for you.
I just did my usual every other week grocery shopping. But I had a few places to stop first.
Saving On Cable:
I stopped at Cox cable to turn in my DVR that I’d had stored in my closet. They continually said it would raise my bill if I brought it back.
When I moved to Tulsa, it was part of my “bundle” and they insisted my bill would go up if I didn’t take it. How stupid is that?
So I figured out a way to lower the bill AND rid myself of the DVR taking up space in my closet. I finally found a plan that would work for me.
Any deal you make with Cox Cable usually only lasts for a year, so remember to call them back before that time or your bill will go up.
Yeah, that’s how they get you. They know many will forget about it.
Then I had to stop at Walmart. We have Walmart Markets here, which are smaller and easier to navigate. You mostly see older folks who want a quiet shopping experience.
By the way, I never allowed my children to scream in stores. Anger over wanting something I said no to meant we abandoned the cart and immediately vacated the premises.
But these days I see a lot of angry children, defiant because they can’t have something, screaming their heads off while their caretakers are trying to ignore them.
I just hate that. Because the noise just ruins my shopping experience.
What I’m Eating This Summer:
After my post last week on vulvar vestibulitis, and reading all the comments and advice, I am off most processed sugar. My heart is a bit broken, as I dearly love chocolate and sweets.
I also haven’t been drinking my coffee. Yeah, I’m about as with it now as a gopher in a hole with no caffeine consumption. (I totally made up that analogy.)
I’ve got to get these yeast infections under control if I ever want to wear real clothes or fully sit again.
My Main Protein Source:
Frugal Tips For Gardening:
We’re all gardening right now, so save your egg shells for the garden.
And here’s another tip with eggs. If you’re creating a pot/container garden, put one regular uncracked egg in the pot.
Here’s why: The egg will decompose. As it decomposes, it provides the garden seeds with nourishment.
Homemade Pesticides, No Chemicals Allowed:
We all know what a pain in the butt ants can be. If you don’t have a huge problem, pour cinnamon in a straight line where they’re coming into your home.
The ants get to the line of cinnamon and turn right around. It won’t kill them, but they’ll turn and go in the opposite direction.