I hope you had good week!
One of the main reasons I write down the things I got done is because it encourages me. I have a friend who works so hard and does so much. Her correspondence with me means I could write up a list of all she achieved in a week, or at least some that I know about! Often though, she will say she doesn't think she got so much done. I am telling her to write it down as she did so much but she has forgotten! You feel better when you look and see just how much you did! The glass looks fuller! Well, this is how my brain seems to work and I feel encouraged seeing that I got somewhere. (usually!)
This is how I feel about the weekly review. But there is a bigger picture. Our work and attitude do a lot to create the atmosphere in the home. That is a big one.
Our work has a massive impact on the budget and savings.
And a huge impact on all the things that go with meals. Food is a lot of things. Comfort, togetherness, a welcome home and on our health. We are nourishing our family and building up their health. This has huge consequences!
All of this is a lot and just a fraction of the picture.
The bigger picture still ... and I have understood this for a little while now. Laine actually helped me to understand it and I am really lucky that this happened when the girls were very little.
That is that our work impacts the generations. Many generations.
Last week someone that I follow on facebook posted something that was right along these lines. This is one of my favorite teachers on You Tube for crochet, Yolanda Soto Lopez. She has taught me a lot of crochet! All for free I might add.
This is what she said ...
"The thing that keeps me going each day is knowing that I am building something to leave my family when I am gone. I'm not just talking about money as a legacy. A legacy of love, faith and hopefully some material luxuries. Something tangible that my children and grandchildren will be able to enjoy".
Yes! I was blessed a lot by that.
That's what I have to say today. Your work affects the generations!
Here's how I saved money this week:
I found quite a few great bargains. It seemed like my lucky week with these.
About fifty cherry tomato plants came up from a couple of icky cherry tomatoes that I planted. Now I am busy planting them out.
My herbs and potted tomatoes have grown and grown...
I finished two more Christmas presents.
The Christmas cakes are all wrapped and some are ready to give as gifts...
We had a meal that just used up left overs.
I made a big curry that fed us twice and I gave the girls some.
The usual things, used grey water on garden, made all meals and packed lunches etc.
Some ways I built up our home:
I had a big bunch of free pink roses on the table.
Also blossoms from our tree out the front which is covered in palest pink blossom...
I cleaned and cleaned and cleaned. Or that's what it felt like!
Also I added to the pantry and cellar.
How was your week and how did you save money or fluff up your nest!?
Yesterday was quite hot here and today is cool and beautiful. I have the house opened up with a cool breeze flowing though which is lovely. I am about to clean out the fridge with a giant empty everything out and wash the shelves and complete overhaul! I'll be glad when that's done!
Have a wonderful weekend! xxx
The little birds...
If you watch little birds you will see they are busy and happy! Using whatever they can find they create the most gorgeous little nest.
I would be the little bird with some glittery thread in her nest!
We can be like this. Happily working away with the things that are available to us to create a beautiful and happy home.
All the while with a little song in our heart.
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