Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: In Seattle, but searching for home
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frog and TRIBE - wow, how cool. What a great decision, not just for your pocketbooks, but your health too. Wow.
I decided i needed to do a little decluttering today - getting rid of 100+ items today (and seriously...we are not a very cluttered house - so that's a lot!) and i decided that i would return some of my purchases from the last 2 days.
Altogether i'm returning just over $35.00 in stuff.
Woo Hoo! Ladies, I'm staying on the wagon
DH and I just went over our budget again tonight, and we decided that we REALLY need to keep our belts tightened, so it's great for me to be here. I'm planning to eat out of the freezer/pantry until DH gets paid on Friday. Eating out of the pantry usually makes me feel deprived and makes me want to splurge, so I'm trying to keep a positive attitude that I'm making the CHOICE to be frugal.
Nov. 1- $13.32 at Natural Foods store
Nov. 2- $37.85 on pizza delivery
Lunch out with DH: 0/2
Stay within 15 miles of home: 4/24
No frivolous spending: 4/30
Track Grocery spending: $11.30
Track Eating out/take out spending: $37.85
Track gasoline spending: $0
Track spending/income on chickens: $2.02
11/1- $16.73 on make-up.
11/2- $9.15 some groceries.
Nov 1: $30 for DH and I to eat out
Nov 5: : $107 for dd's new bed, $80 for our new chiffarobe. Both necessary.
Ladies, I've gotten 4 emails about the piano I put on CL last week. I just sent them all pictures. We need this money- it will pay for our furniture we just bought and pay down quite a chunk of our credit cards. I've also got to return two calls tomorrow about my massage table- same thing we need this to sell as well! Please send all the good vibes you can spare our way!
Oh man...DS needs some new shoes. I have the hardest time keeping him in shoes and then keeping the darn things on him. In NY, this summer, I just let him go barefoot all the time, I didn't care one way or the other. But here, for one, it's getting cold and for two, everyone has a coniption fit when he doesn't have shoes on. I'm not sure why, since I'm his MOM and I don't care, but whatever...so, I need to find some shoes that a. stay on him and b. are easy to put on if he gets them off.
I've been looking at endless.com, but I just can't bring myself to spend $40 on yet another pair of shoes for him. He has some rain boots my dad bought him that he likes, but they're about a size too big and he takes them off every.single.day in the car. He also has a pair of cowboy boots that I HATE, as well as a leather pair of tie shoes that I can't even find b/c they turned out to be harder than hard to get on him. It just seems like right now, I can barely get us out the door, let alone put DD down to get his shoes on him.
He used to have a pair of skecher brand that velcro'd on and those he would leave on.
What do you think? Spend the $$ or just wrap my head around dealing with what we've got for a bit?
Formerly known as "JessicaRenee". Single mama to Jude (Sept '09)!
I am a full time student and my DH is in the military. No chance at making side money. At the moment we have exactly $55.05 to get us to the 15th.
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