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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Yesterday, 06:15 PM
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Posted By Wolfcat
Yesterday:We were supposed to go to visit my...

Yesterday:We were supposed to go to visit my parents, so we were busy all day...


Picked up co-op order
Picked up bountiful baskets order
Put away frozen stuff
Tried to salvage the sticky...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-21-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 965
Posted By Wolfcat
Yesterday went out to eat (my birthday) ...

Yesterday


went out to eat (my birthday)
fielded some trauma from my book illustrator
cleaned the kitchen
made pizza dough
made three pizzas with fresh tomatoes
blanched and skinned...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-18-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 965
Posted By Wolfcat
Busy weekend. Yesterday: Up late,...

Busy weekend.

Yesterday:


Up late, felt icky all day, so chilled
Met with the parents for supper
Party at 7, bought some stuff
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-16-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 965
Posted By Wolfcat
I took it pretty easy today. Today ...

I took it pretty easy today.
Today


Worked
Picked up some things (and checked out the new Dollar General)
Made supper
Made plans to get the ladder we need to fix the roof
Made cookies
...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-15-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 965
Posted By Wolfcat
I'd be placing an order through Oriental...

I'd be placing an order through Oriental Trading... in fact, there's a b-day in May... :laugh:
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-15-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 965
Posted By Wolfcat
It's just a basic peanut butter cookie recipe,...

It's just a basic peanut butter cookie recipe, but instead of doing the fork press, make an indent with your thumb or torte press and fill with nutella. The nutella actually hardens a bit when it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-15-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,674
Posted By Wolfcat
Apply, let them tell you more about the job, then...

Apply, let them tell you more about the job, then decide. Just cuz you apply and give yourself an opportunity does NOT mean you are obligated to take it. It might be better than you thought.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-15-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 965
Posted By Wolfcat
Late last night made peanut butter...

Late last night


made peanut butter cookies with a nutella center
finished the online lecture series on formatting ebooks
tweaked the formatting on my ebook
wrote 500 words


Today
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-14-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 965
Posted By Wolfcat
Here's the planner. I have 6 weeks for each...

Here's the planner. I have 6 weeks for each month, with the regular chores (based on FlyLady). The calendar gets used for checking certain dates (b-days, our vacation weekend, etc.). I print off...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-14-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 965
Posted By Wolfcat
I've been especially exhausted today, having been...

I've been especially exhausted today, having been up late last night.

Yesterday:
Cut up a half ham - trimmed and diced
Made ham & potatoes au gratin, Cheesy ham & hashbrowns, and diced ham and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-14-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 231
Posted By Wolfcat
DH and I both made a lot of financial mistakes in...

DH and I both made a lot of financial mistakes in our early adult years. I had an ex that put me 14k in CC debt, for example.
The rent/mortgage thing just ended in Dec, plus we are paying half of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-14-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 231
Posted By Wolfcat
Yeah, we bought the house from my parents who...

Yeah, we bought the house from my parents who wrote off a huge chunk of it as a wedding gift.
He works evenings full time; I work morning part time and do some baking during farmer's market season,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-11-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 965
Posted By Wolfcat
Yesterday: processed half a box of...

Yesterday:


processed half a box of tomatoes: blanched, skinned, quartered and canned (6 qts)
chopped 6 red bell peppers
chopped 8 onions and vacuum sealed
made a batch of butter cookies...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-09-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 965
Posted By Wolfcat
Today, I Worked. Bought flour,...

Today, I


Worked.
Bought flour, oatmeal & tomato juice.
Wrote more than 1k words on my new book project. Since I'm hoping to have it done by May (self-published), I'm happy with that.
...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-08-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 965
Posted By Wolfcat
- Found a drip in the ceiling - Got the name of...

- Found a drip in the ceiling
- Got the name of a repair guy
- Reformatted our budget to allow a $300 expense without issues (more with some very uncomfortable sucking in, plus closing our eyes and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-08-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 231
Posted By Wolfcat
Well, I don't agree with everything DR says, and...

Well, I don't agree with everything DR says, and some life circumstances have led to things being completed out of order, but:

Pre-Step 0: Get current on your debts and do a budget
Before you...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-08-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,674
Posted By Wolfcat
Well, then... About 10 days ago, DHs car's...

Well, then...

About 10 days ago, DHs car's alternator gave out. It took 3 days and $100 to fix it.

About 5 days ago, the washing machine stopped spinning. The part is on-route. It is scheduled...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-07-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 965
Posted By Wolfcat
MariaMadly, I'm always trying to get through the...

MariaMadly, I'm always trying to get through the pile o' clothes for repair. I can do it while watching tv so I don't feel lazy... :wink: I also have a pile o' clothes to cut up for family...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-06-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 965
Posted By Wolfcat
I started a sewing repair job on a comforter,...

I started a sewing repair job on a comforter, organized our meal plans and chore lists for the next two weeks, straightened out a publication issue with my publisher, found the crockpot mac n cheese...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-30-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,674
Posted By Wolfcat
Sadly, we've been too close for too long, and...

Sadly, we've been too close for too long, and don't really have a good history of not overdrafting. It's been getting better, slowly but surely, but it's just not there.


Do you have your resume...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-30-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 9,545
Posted By Wolfcat
Three more giant boxes for giveaway ready, plus...

Three more giant boxes for giveaway ready, plus another basket awaiting a box, and a wire shelf and a small bench-thing from the kids' room.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-30-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,674
Posted By Wolfcat
After all our good news around the holiday, crap...

After all our good news around the holiday, crap keeps coming. First, DH's work had told everyone to expect to get paid on Tuesday before Christmas. The burser had other ideas. Since my planning has...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-27-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 9,545
Posted By Wolfcat
Giveaway for this week: 4 18x24x24 boxes crammed...

Giveaway for this week: 4 18x24x24 boxes crammed full of toys, trinkets, clothes and such. 4 more boxes ready to be closed and taken to giveaway on Monday. 6 loads of trash, including a bunkbed....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-21-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,320
Posted By Wolfcat
Pay it off. Then you'll have the balance on the...

Pay it off. Then you'll have the balance on the card that you can use if you need it, plus the lower balance will boost your credit score.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-20-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 85,320
Posted By Wolfcat
:eek: OMG! My parents just stole my kids for...

:eek:
OMG! My parents just stole my kids for two weeks, but not before she gave me and DH our holiday presents (mine is a 7 qt CuisinArt - WOOT!) and a surprise belated wedding gift - they wrote off...
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