Saturday, July 16, 2022

Mid-July Money & Happiness


Cashed in $50 in credit card rewards applied to next bill

Multigrain store bakery bagels from reduced rack - 6 for $1.99 

Dog training treats - buy 3 get one free

We went out to dinner and really enjoyed it and then got Vietnamese takeout when our son and DIL stayed a couple of night. We took them out for ice cream too.


Best puppy toy investment (in June but oh well) - an indestructible teething bone toy. He's working hard at getting all those 42 adult teeth in on schedule. Soon I’ll have to start brushing them but he’s too wiggly right now.

I think we are through with new and larger dog buys - license, larger crate & 2 washable mats, harness, shampoo, toothpaste, poop bags, food, dog proof food storage container, treats, training class, 3 vaccinations and of course his purchase fee. So far he is able to use hand me down collar, leash, bowls, and lots of squeaky toys.


Being careful to follow electricity lower cost usage times to reduce environmental impact on generation and relieve stress on the system. We have had 3 power outages recently with the most recent lasting 3 hours.

Trying hard to reduce our water use due to drought. We do have a recirculating pump so not as much warm up water time and I am catching what there is for use rinsing dishes.

Ordered replacement racks for dishwasher that came with the house 5 years ago. 

Pruned the few bushes that are our responsibility and cleaned up our patio.

Fixed rip in squeaky toy from previous dog and gave it a wash and then removed an ear from another one after it was basically chewed off.


Free exercise including a brisk 1 mile walk early each morning with the pup plus other shorter ones throughout the day.

Made baked oatmeal with strawberries, blueberries, almonds and vanilla. Eating and enjoying it with plain yogurt for breakfast. Froze half.


  1. You've been busy! Puppies cost a lot of money that first year but they're worth it. Been there, done that with repairing plush toys including amputating ears and arms.

  2. Your fur baby is keeping you busy. But is bringing you lots of happiness.

    God bless.


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