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#481 of 485 Old 01-31-2013, 04:10 PM
 
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I carry babies for 42 weeks, Jenn. 

 

So I am waaaay used to the waiting game and I sympathize 100%.  I know it gets frustrating at the end.  We're all rooting for you!!!


 

 

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1/31

irked.gif $10.97 drinks from McD's

 

Today I chaperoned on a field trip with my son's class.  Brought DD and grandma watched the baby.  All of that was free.  I packed 3 lunches (and snacks) for us.  The only bad thing is that the day was longer than expected and I didn't pack quite enough food so we went thru the drive thru while quickly getting back to I could nurse the baby!

 

I still have to tally up all of my spending for Jan and I am interested to see exactly how I did.  Definitely better than if I hadn't participated in this thread!  I already know that I need to stop with the Starbucks and fast food places.  I don't like buying granola bars and the like at the store because they are expensive, but I should get some for those times when I am really rushed and driving all over the place.  Much cheaper than the drive thru!

 

I just pulled some peach butter bars out of the oven for breakfast and snack tomorrow.  I even used my homemade peach butter (from free peaches off a friend's tree last summer)!

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January 31

 

I had a day in town to myself.  I had a 6:30 meeting with the Girl Scout service area manager, and with the coleaders of our new troop.

 

Treated myself to a coffee at the coffee stand. Mmmmmmm..... decadent.  I spent way too much on food out and about.... but what a treat for me!

 

Started the errand trip with a visit to the mechanics--spark plug wires needed replacing sooner than expected.

 

Used $10 book credit to purchase some Dover coloring books for the girls (and of course spent another $16!)

 

Regular grocery store for birthday dinner chicken, sprinkles and picked up Valentines candy.

 

Co-op shopping--$111 bill.  Some of that was birthday, but I also spent a bit more on food anyway, feeling a bit deprived recently.

 

Underwear!  I get to cross that off my list and throw out the remaining pairs with holes in them.  I swear I've been throwing out a pair every other day, they are so old.  So, this purchase was absolutely necessary.

 

I am tracking grocery spending through the end of this week for a complete 5 weeks, so I'll have my totals tonight, after we pick up some bacon and ice cream today.


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Ouch.  5 week grocery bill this month came to $1189!!!  That doesn't include the bulk purchase of organic brown sugar!!

 

So, final tally was 1289/ a target of 920.  Ah, crap.  Well, a little of that was birthday food I usually don't count.  Oh, yeah and $16 eat out today is included, so..... seriously??  over $1300?????  I give up .......

 

On to February.....

 

Sayonara 


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Success! :)

 


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