Saturday, June 12, 2010

Free Entertainment

One of our granddaughters came for a 'slumber party' this past week. The older the grandchildren become the more of a challenge I have in finding things to entertain them. They are pretty good at keeping themselves busy but I always like to have some ideas up my sleeve just in case.

This visit was a bit more challenging because of our financial situation and small living quarters.

This was our itinerary. :-)

  • Played Bible Trivia. 
  • Went to the library and checked out Pollyanna and Kit: The American Girl Series
  • Took a tour through McHenry Mansion. Very educational and FREE. 
  • Picked peaches.
  • Soaked in my Aunt's hot tub. 
  • Picked blackberries.
  • Picked cherries.
  • She drew pictures for her Bapa and I.
  • Read the Bible. 
  • Made fruit smoothies. 
  • Mimi (that's me!) French Braided her hair. 

I often tell my husband when we go to the library on Saturday's that there is an 'underground world' that the rich (by the world's standards) know nothing about.

Miss A. had a wonderful time (her words not mine) and all was accomplished for very little money.


  1. Hi Georgene!As you keep your eyes focused on the Lord in this difficult race, I hope and pray that you continue to see the blessings! It's great that you can still have grandchildren over and you can still have fun and eat and minister to others! This blog is going to be so helpful! I hope alot of people see it! Another idea is to join a food coop if you haven't already. And we get e-mails called Hip2Save; they provide you with a list of stores that are offering good deals. I usually see CVS and Walgreens and Target on there. Old Navy, too. It's fun to be "In-the-know" about the deals! Love, GAil in AZ

  2. Sounds like loads of fun for all of you. I'll bet your grandchildren love to come and see you. Most times children are happiest with the attention given them more than things bought for them...I know my girls are! Thanks for sharing and I look forward to reading more about what is going on with you and your husband!

  3. Hi, This should be interesting. I put you on my blog feeder. I have to admit I haven't been as frugal as I should lately, but when I do my budget each month it's a reality check. Part of it is I hope to earn more money this year. I'm answering your question about the thyme on my blog in case someone else has the same question. Linda

  4. My hubby and I raised our children on the library, and now they raise their children on the library! I was so happy that even my daughter in law loves the library. We not only get books and magazines and tapes, be we also get all our movies there for free. How wonderful is that?!!! I NEVER could convenience my mother to use the library. She ended up using her tiny social security check to buy loads of movies. Then she died this year and sold the movies at a yard sale for about 25 cents a piece. What a waste of money she spent when she could have gone to the library. sigh~~~


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