Let's see--the last time I spent any money was ....Monday! I stopped at Aldi to pick up a few things. I'm not the world's biggest Aldi fan, but I can get in and out in a jiff and only needed basics. And they certainly are cheaper on most basics. Our standard grocers charge from $2-2.59 for a container of half and half. Aldi is $1.59. I haven't encountered a problem with their quality yet.
We got the bill from the plumber which was quite a bit less than we anticipated since my DH got impatient and removed the old toilet himself. That saved us about $50-$75.
My other freebie news for the week was my free evergreen garland. We have a large brick planter box under our picture window and have strung Christmas lights there for years. I've often thought about evergreen garland, but frankly am too cheap for it. Here in snowy Cheeseland I have no compunction about leaving pine decor up until mid-February, and while DD and I were out for our daily walk, we spotted a very long garland dumped curbside with a Christmas tree at one of the fanicer houses on the lake. Two minutes after our walk, we drove over, scooped it up, and it looks fabulous hanging on the planter. I love a freebie. It's good and calming to be personally non-eventful when so much is happening in the outside world.
And we've reached a new milestone on my 100k goal. We're 7 percent of the way there.
I'm reading an interesting book called "The Last One Million" about Displaced Persons after WW2. If that doesn't make you feel gratitude for your life now, nothing will.