While I haven't left behind my wannabe cheapskate mindset, I'll admit to being seriously off track. The summer was tight financially; it always is. I thought for sure I'd do a better job starting in September, but I didn't. I discovered how much I like cooking from scratch at home and have come across several recipes that we love. I have found myself shopping for ingredients to make those dishes instead of buying what's on sale and at rock bottom price. I really do intend to get back to it soon.
Then, just about two weeks ago, we had the biggest shake up our family has ever experienced. The baby girl we were expecting to be born the week of thanksgiving was born October 4 - eight weeks early. Our little Audrey is doing great, but we are looking at another month in the NICU. I plan to make several posts about what brought about her early birth and pictures of our precious girl. I know it won't really have anything to do with being a cheapskate, but I'm so crazy about our little one and so amazed by the goodness of God and our friends that I just can't help it. Plus, it's my blog, and I can post whatever I like.