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Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-11-2014, 06:29 PM
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Posted By zebra15
lease was renewed at same price- thank goodness...

lease was renewed at same price- thank goodness cuz cant afford a rent hike or a move.
ds put upt he tree and lights, still not feeling 'merry' but not as cranky as before.
just simply feel 'sad'....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-08-2014, 02:43 PM
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Posted By zebra15
Even though we get FS im going to try to avoid...

Even though we get FS im going to try to avoid the grocery this week. We have plenty in the pantry and plenty of 'stuff' to make it to the weekend. Doing my own semi- pantry challenge, in a way ,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-07-2014, 06:05 PM
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Posted By zebra15
2 1/2 weeks time to panic

2 1/2 weeks time to panic
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-07-2014, 05:50 PM
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Posted By zebra15
My mother kept everything, when i was about 30...

My mother kept everything, when i was about 30 years old, i threw it all away. I wanted nothing, honestly, my 3rd grade report card meant nothing to me, some art project from jr high? no thanks. I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-04-2014, 04:46 PM
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Posted By zebra15
Today was expensive. I went and got gift cards...

Today was expensive. I went and got gift cards for people 'back east'. I swore I was goign to make things or just not send stuff but ugh... the guilt. $25 x5 adds up fast, plus then the card to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-03-2014, 11:10 PM
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Posted By zebra15
working on blanket for ds... ideally it should...

working on blanket for ds... ideally it should take 10 days, as its 10 skeins of yarn so we shall see... didnt get todays skein done so im already behind... ugh.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-30-2014, 08:12 PM
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Views: 3,727
Posted By zebra15
working on a shawl for my friend in yarn club...

working on a shawl for my friend in yarn club tonight
ds is 'done'
need another shawl for a friend and the blanket for ds
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-28-2014, 04:59 PM
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Views: 74
Posted By zebra15
Those types of toys are timeless. Like PP said,...

Those types of toys are timeless. Like PP said, get a bin or 2 for each 'type' and just keep them in storage. I can't tell you how many lego sets we have, DS is never ever going to let those go.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-28-2014, 04:57 PM
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Views: 57
Posted By zebra15
:) proud of you!

:) proud of you!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-24-2014, 04:06 PM
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Views: 164
Posted By zebra15
I am very lucky that my state expanded medicaid...

I am very lucky that my state expanded medicaid and ds and I are covered by that. there is no way I could afford medical insurance otherwise. That being said I still pay out of pocket for mental...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-23-2014, 01:25 PM
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Views: 3,727
Posted By zebra15
Went to the mall yesterday, got DS most the...

Went to the mall yesterday, got DS most the lego's on his list, got him a sweater and t-shirt. Pretty much done for DS.
Picked up a book he wanted earlier this week.

Need to start working on the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-21-2014, 12:42 PM
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Posted By zebra15
Didi a bit of poking around on amazon for a few...

Didi a bit of poking around on amazon for a few things that i need to ship to my niece.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-20-2014, 05:35 PM
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Views: 84,266
Posted By zebra15
might make GF brownies and frosting tonight or...

might make GF brownies and frosting tonight or tomorrow. cold here (50's at night) and the oven seems to help.

still feeling unexcited about the holidays. blah
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-19-2014, 04:45 PM
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Posted By zebra15
I looked into LSA and the gifted academy for...

I looked into LSA and the gifted academy for kiddo. Unfortuanelty they weren't advanced enough for us and at age 13 DS entered college.
LSA was wonderful on the phone conferences, they were...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-17-2014, 08:29 PM
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Posted By zebra15
Sending warm thoughts to all the poeple getting...

Sending warm thoughts to all the poeple getting SNOW!.... We are in the 70's with sun ;)

starting to plan a bit for xmas. what can i make with my huge stash of yarn.... DS has requested a blanket...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-16-2014, 01:31 PM
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Posted By zebra15
The weather has been lovely here 70-80's and...

The weather has been lovely here 70-80's and 60;s at night. DS put up some xmas lights in the windows last week ;).
I have some candles going in the evening, makes things seem calmer around here...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-13-2014, 04:15 PM
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Views: 227
Posted By zebra15
My kid wouldnt care, so he has a different bike,...

My kid wouldnt care, so he has a different bike, would it really be any different if he got a 'new' bike?- traded bikes with a cousin etc?
IMO, he can take an available bike or walk tomorrow. Its...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-10-2014, 11:43 AM
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Views: 84,266
Posted By zebra15
Im here today. Have an entire list of things...

Im here today. Have an entire list of things that must be done but nothing is being done. With no classes tomorrow that throws the entire week off for kiddo, more blahs. Its so hard to get...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-10-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By zebra15
For a while I worked full time while HS and didnt...

For a while I worked full time while HS and didnt have a problem with it. HS could be done nights, weekends whenever... There might be an adjustment period but for me (a single mom) it worked out...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-09-2014, 08:10 PM
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Views: 5,537
Posted By zebra15
Slowly plugging along this year..... doing lots...

Slowly plugging along this year..... doing lots of adding to my stash however...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-09-2014, 05:16 PM
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Posted By zebra15
SS- I just had my garbage disposal fixed and a...

SS- I just had my garbage disposal fixed and a few other things under the sink. I couldnt wait for the landlord to do it (most repairs I make him do- this one I didnt have time to wait the weeks it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-09-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,727
Posted By zebra15
Its about 6 weeks til christmas. how is everyone...

Its about 6 weeks til christmas. how is everyone holding up. I have the items I need for November done, just need to mail them out this week.
Thanksgiving cards are done, thanks to kiddo.
Still...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-07-2014, 06:34 PM
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Posted By zebra15
I dont understand insuarnce.... buries head in...

I dont understand insuarnce.... buries head in sand....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-06-2014, 03:20 PM
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Views: 84,266
Posted By zebra15
Justmama= can you get the dr to get a prior...

Justmama= can you get the dr to get a prior autorization for the meds? its paperwork and backoffice phoen calls but it sounds like dd really need the meds. I know it can be done because the dr has...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-06-2014, 11:26 AM
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Views: 84,266
Posted By zebra15
My kiddo with asthma is on daily preventative...

My kiddo with asthma is on daily preventative meds, plus a rescue inhaler . I am so thankful that state insurance covers all the meds here. (flovent, ventolin, singular)

I have no idea how im...
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