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post #41 of 45

Key:

thumb.gif No Spend/ budgeted spending

irked.gif unbudgeted/ un-necessary spending

hang.gif hung-dry laundry

knit.gif 30 minutes spent crafting

 

Goals for September:

thumb.gif  11/20

hang.gif  4/15

knit.gif  3/20

 

 

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3. irked.gif unbudgeted but necessary, $18 to buy 3 new bed pillows at Kohl's.  We're transitioning kids from the family bed to their own beds and they needed pillows.

4. thumb.gif spent the day at my parents' for my little sis's b-day.  Brought crockpot sausage and peppers made completely from things in the freezer/ pantry.

5. irked.gif spent $58 at JoAnn Fabrics for fabric for holiday gifts.  Everything was on sale and I would have bought it eventually, I just wasn't prepared to get the stuff *now*.

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9. thumb.gif hang.gif FINALLY!!  The rain let up and I was able to get a load on the drying racks!!

10. thumb.gif Went apple picking, stayed w/in the budget and picked 116lbs of apples.  My mom and I will get canning this week for applesauce and apple pie filling for the year.

11. irked.gif Overspent our grocery budget by $100.

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post #42 of 45
Thread Starter 

Sep 16: orngbiggrin.gif

Sep: 17: orngbiggrin.gif Stayed home!

Sep 18: orngbiggrin.gif $40.00 budgeted screen repair

Sep 19: orngbiggrin.gif $40.00 gas.  On a ROLLLLL this week.  The secret: Don't run errands!  Stay home as much as you can!  lol.gif

Sep 20: orngbiggrin.gif Stayed home!  No-drive day.

 

And by the way........where is everybody??  Keep posting, ladies, even if you've fallen off the wagon.  Heck, I started this thread and have amassed more over-spending days than I care to admit!

post #43 of 45
Thread Starter 

So, so, lonely..................  mecry.gifviolin.gifIt's a one-woman echo chamber in here!  lol.gif

 

Sep 21: whistling.gif $170.00 on groceries...still well over budget.  This ain't easy.... irked.gif

Sep 22: whistling.gif $6.50 coffee stop, (forgot to pack snacks before running errands).

post #44 of 45
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Originally Posted by Turquesa View Post

So, so, lonely..................  mecry.gifviolin.gifIt's a one-woman echo chamber in here!  lol.gif

 

biglaugh.gif I'm still here, just haven't been able to grab a few minutes to update.
 

 
Key:

thumb.gif No Spend/ budgeted spending

irked.gif unbudgeted/ un-necessary spending

hang.gif hung-dry laundry

knit.gif 30 minutes spent crafting

 

Goals for September:

thumb.gif  17/20

hang.gif  4/15

knit.gif  12/20

 

 

1. thumb.gifhang.gifknit.gif

2. thumb.gifknit.gif

3. irked.gif unbudgeted but necessary, $18 to buy 3 new bed pillows at Kohl's.  We're transitioning kids from the family bed to their own beds and they needed pillows.

4. thumb.gif spent the day at my parents' for my little sis's b-day.  Brought crockpot sausage and peppers made completely from things in the freezer/ pantry.

5. irked.gif spent $58 at JoAnn Fabrics for fabric for holiday gifts.  Everything was on sale and I would have bought it eventually, I just wasn't prepared to get the stuff *now*.

6. thumb.gif

7. thumb.gif

8. thumb.gif

9. thumb.gif hang.gif FINALLY!!  The rain let up and I was able to get a load on the drying racks!!

10. thumb.gif Went apple picking, stayed w/in the budget and picked 116lbs of apples.  My mom and I will get canning this week for applesauce and apple pie filling for the year.

11. irked.gif Overspent our grocery budget by $100.

12. thumb.gif hang.gif knit.gif

13. thumb.gif hang.gif knit.gif

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17. irked.gif knit.gif  We went into DC to the Museum of Natural History, which the Metro ride in was budgeted for.  So was the stop at the outlet mall on the way home to get sneakers for the kids.  But McDonalds was NOT budgeted for or the expensive sunglasses DH bought for me shy.gif

18. thumb.gif knit.gif

19. irked.gif knit.gif ordered all the yarn I need for this Christmas presents.  Wasn't in the budget, but DH gave me the go ahead so I can get working on gifts.

20. thumb.gif knit.gif

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post #45 of 45
Thread Starter 

 

 

23: orngbiggrin.gif

24: whistling.gif $40.00 over budget on kids' clothes.  (Those "outlet" stores aren't always much of a bargain). irked.gif

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26: whistling.gif $1.86 coffee out.

27: orngbiggrin.gif treehugger.gif

 

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