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Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-19-2015, 05:40 PM
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Posted By melissel
No spending today--we spent the day inside,...

No spending today--we spent the day inside, keeping warm, and I worked most of the day.

I also managed to make a little extra room in my grocery budget, because I forgot that I spent some money at...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-19-2015, 04:34 PM
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Views: 491
Posted By melissel
Thanks. And :grouphug to you too. Yeah, it's been...

Thanks. And :grouphug to you too. Yeah, it's been a long time since we've been in a spot like this. I'm having a hard time adjusting my perception of needs and wants!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-18-2015, 08:14 PM
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Views: 491
Posted By melissel
Argh!!! Long story short, I was afraid I had a...

Argh!!! Long story short, I was afraid I had a blood clot in my arm yesterday (I'm older and on BCP for a hormone issue, so the scary warnings about blood clots are everywhere), so I went to the ER....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-18-2015, 07:49 PM
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Views: 491
Posted By melissel
Yeah, it's a form of entertainment here too,...

Yeah, it's a form of entertainment here too, since we can't justify spending on too much else at the moment :irked But really, we can't even afford that right now, so it needs to stop. It's just that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-18-2015, 02:33 PM
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Views: 63,364
Posted By melissel
How funny that this old thread popped up! When I...

How funny that this old thread popped up! When I first read the topic, I was like, "Ooh, I'd like to see the answers to that!" Then I realized it was my old thread :lol

In case anyone is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-14-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 491
Posted By melissel
We didn't have the supplies to complete any of...

We didn't have the supplies to complete any of the meals I could come up with yesterday and I didn't get to the store on time, so we ordered in :( Today I have errands to run and will stop for some...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-13-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 491
Posted By melissel
No spending yesterday. I was behind on my work...

No spending yesterday. I was behind on my work and pretty much spent the time on the couch, trying to finish.

2/1: $19 at Wallyworld
2/2: $30 on takeout; $30 at Marshall's on party clothes, $40...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-12-2015, 06:53 AM
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Views: 491
Posted By melissel
Well, there goes my no-spend streak :lol I...

Well, there goes my no-spend streak :lol

I went to Marshall's to return the dress and bras and got sucked into buying exercise clothes for oldest DD. She actually does need them--she's taking yoga...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-11-2015, 04:58 AM
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Views: 491
Posted By melissel
Finally, a no-spend day! Spent the post-sleepover...

Finally, a no-spend day! Spent the post-sleepover day at home, making pancakes, cleaning a bit, reading, and recovering from the late night.

2/1: $19 at Wallyworld
2/2: $30 on takeout; $70 at...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-09-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 491
Posted By melissel
Had to buy the sleepover food today, plus a few...

Had to buy the sleepover food today, plus a few more groceries (and coffee chip gelato :o). Otherwise, we were iced in and had the friend over, so the kids watched Netflix movies and played...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-08-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 491
Posted By melissel
Oh, bummer :( That always seems to be the way of...

Oh, bummer :( That always seems to be the way of those things. I hope your sweet kitty is OK.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-08-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 491
Posted By melissel
Our big event is over, and I am wrecked. We...

Our big event is over, and I am wrecked. We ordered in last night, because by the time we got home, I was in no mood to cook. I still have to get youngest DD to another party today, but that's an...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-06-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 491
Posted By melissel
We saved lunch today when we realized that we had...

We saved lunch today when we realized that we had PB&J, which we don't normally bring because of friends' food allergies, but today it was OK. I was weakening though!

When we got home, I ran some...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-06-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 491
Posted By melissel
Whoa, that is a lot to handle! Can your parents...

Whoa, that is a lot to handle! Can your parents help you out at all? Or is there a chance you can move with them and transfer your credits? (Of course then you have to deal with residency...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-05-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 491
Posted By melissel
Only spent $2 on aluminum foil today, something I...

Only spent $2 on aluminum foil today, something I rarely use, but I can't make Amy's burritos without it because they end up crunchy and splitting instead of soft and pliable. I never made it to the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-05-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 491
Posted By melissel
Spent some money on youngest DD's class...

Spent some money on youngest DD's class yesterday. Then, because oldest has been asking and because youngest successfully completed her first science fair project and was in a little play about...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-05-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 491
Posted By melissel
Nicely done! I've only recently worked up the...

Nicely done! I've only recently worked up the nerve to start cutting my DDs' hair. Youngest's is easy because it's SO curly--no need to worry much about getting the bottom even. Oldest's is also...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-03-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 491
Posted By melissel
Ugh, so much spending. We've been spending so...

Ugh, so much spending. We've been spending so much time shopping, I've barely had time to do anything I need to around the house. We've been eating too much takeout! But we're finally done.

We...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-02-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 491
Posted By melissel
Yes! I'm back in. My goal is just to spend as...

Yes! I'm back in. My goal is just to spend as little as possible, because we're in a bit of a financial crisis right now and we need to make the savings we have last as long as we can. I'll be trying...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-31-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,377
Posted By melissel
Yeah, here too. I have such a problem with...

Yeah, here too. I have such a problem with maintaining a frugal existence. After a certain point I just feel like I can't take it anymore and give up paying attention entirely for a little while....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-21-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,377
Posted By melissel
Miraculously, the clothes came within two days,...

Miraculously, the clothes came within two days, and DD willingly and happily tried on everything in the boxes! Dare I hope she may finally be outgrowing this sensitivity?! What an absolute breeze...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-21-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,377
Posted By melissel
Well, it was a no spend day yesterday except for...

Well, it was a no spend day yesterday except for a bill that I needed to pay (for some COD curriculum books I bought a few weeks ago--isn't it amazing that someone still does COD?!). So I guess it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-19-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,377
Posted By melissel
Ugh, I should REALLY have done the same. I also...

Ugh, I should REALLY have done the same. I also learned an important lesson today: Never go to Costco with a hungry nine-year-old. It's even worse than going by myself and hungry! I'm still within my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-18-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,377
Posted By melissel
Spent WAY too much on Indian food for dinner as a...

Spent WAY too much on Indian food for dinner as a special treat for the kids (who have been asking for awhile). It was absolutely delish, but in retrospect, that restaurant was expensive! If I'd...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-16-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 1,377
Posted By melissel
Bleh, spent more than I wanted on our bagels. And...

Bleh, spent more than I wanted on our bagels. And then I was dying for some kind of salty protein after co-op (I can't really eat the bagels), so we stopped at a Wendy's on our way home and all got...
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