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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-20-2015, 03:38 PM
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Posted By Wolfcat
Another hugely busy weekend. Friday, we...

Another hugely busy weekend.

Friday, we finished packing and found out that the delivery for Baskets was going to be delayed 24 hours... so we quick found someone who would pick up for us.
...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-14-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 1,849
Posted By Wolfcat
Last weekend, I went to a writer's conference. I...

Last weekend, I went to a writer's conference. I spent so much time being confused there. People kept talking to me like I'm a real author, and I'm like, I only have a few things published. One of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-05-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,296
Posted By Wolfcat
Well, I got it done. I finished the mini-book,...

Well, I got it done. I finished the mini-book, The Book of Life: Finances. ~50 pages of information on credit scores, investments, retirement accounts, budgeting, etc. This group and others like it...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-05-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 1,849
Posted By Wolfcat
@mariamadly...

@mariamadly (http://www.mothering.com/forum/members/138911-mariamadly.html), awesome!

Today:


Had a deep dark discussion with the children about personal responsibility and housework
Spent...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-04-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 1,849
Posted By Wolfcat
Long weekend, which means... Yard work! ...

Long weekend, which means... Yard work!

Yesterday:


Worked
Sent the kids to the park and took a nap (still fatigued from this cold/flu thing)
Processed ~17 lbs of beef, mostly into...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-01-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,249
Posted By Wolfcat
Today: Worked Got DH's student loan...

Today:


Worked
Got DH's student loan payment schedule set up
Picked up DS from school early
Set the kids on doing "extra" chores (their request... lol)
Finished my short stage play
Set...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-29-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,249
Posted By Wolfcat
I used to put my whole (one-piece) crockpot in...

I used to put my whole (one-piece) crockpot in the dishwasher. As long as you give it a few days to fully dry out, it'll be fine.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-29-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,296
Posted By Wolfcat
frugalmama - We call such things "the store",...

frugalmama - We call such things "the store", just like the various grocery stores we go to. We also talk a lot about how social programs work, from both sides, and why social programs are necessary....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-23-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,249
Posted By Wolfcat
Wow, what a weekend. DH was sick, so I've spent...

Wow, what a weekend. DH was sick, so I've spent the last few days convincing him to nap and today I made him call in sick. He's mostly better, but it's been almost 9 mo since his last sick day, so he...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-09-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,249
Posted By Wolfcat
I do this every year at DST - stay up waaaay too...

I do this every year at DST - stay up waaaay too late and then walk around in a daze for a week.



That sounds yummy!

Nothing unusual today: work, cook, get the kids to bed. Now I'm "working"...
Forum: Spirituality   03-09-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 61
Posted By Wolfcat
So what does everyone do for Eostre/Ostara? ...

So what does everyone do for Eostre/Ostara?

We are going to visit the heathen kindred and attend sumbel there. We don't have anything planned for a private celebration, though I'm thinking about...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-08-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,249
Posted By Wolfcat
Yesterday: Picked up baskets Made a...

Yesterday:


Picked up baskets
Made a double-batch of pretzels and pretzel-buns
Made a batch of strawberry-vanilla jam
Made a batch of lemon curd
Made a double-batch of zuke bread
Made...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-04-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,296
Posted By Wolfcat
OMG, we didn't even think about it. I just found...

OMG, we didn't even think about it. I just found our local office and called to get the application sent. That could be what gets us through this with minimal issues. Thanks!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-03-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,296
Posted By Wolfcat
Well, it's official. We have checked several...

Well, it's official. We have checked several walls and... *drum roll* Our house has no insulation in the walls. :serious:

I guess I know where our first big project will be. DH is excited cuz he...
Forum: Spirituality   02-28-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 61
Posted By Wolfcat
Parenthood can be a little changing of one's path...

Parenthood can be a little changing of one's path and practice. Additional kids can be even more so.
I'm in Neb, so we won't see much of spring until late March at the earliest.
Incense? Awesome!
...
Forum: Spirituality   02-27-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 61
Posted By Wolfcat
They are more sporadic than dead. Autumn/winter...

They are more sporadic than dead. Autumn/winter months tend to get more interaction than spring/summer months.

How are you doing?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-26-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,296
Posted By Wolfcat
So, I periodically check my food expenses against...

So, I periodically check my food expenses against the USDA's food plans. It always shocks me.

I did this the other day (as part of my research for a class I'm teaching this weekend), and I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-25-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 985
Posted By Wolfcat
Actually, that's pretty par for a stay-home...

Actually, that's pretty par for a stay-home weekend. We cook a lot. Last weekend, DH learned how to fry calamari and make shrimp scampi. :laugh:

Today:


Worked
Went out for lunch
Prepped...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-22-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 985
Posted By Wolfcat
Welcome Newmamalizzy Yesterday: ...

Welcome Newmamalizzy

Yesterday:


Picked up Bountiful Baskets
Snapped about 8-9 lbs of green beans and canned them
Made steak and mushroom pie
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-19-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,296
Posted By Wolfcat
The first series, The ABC series, is rhyming...

The first series, The ABC series, is rhyming verse that teaches kids about pantheons and gods and goddesses from around the world. Goddesses is out, Gods is written, but I'm also planning on The ABC...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-18-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,296
Posted By Wolfcat
Which day... lol I currently have a children's...

Which day... lol
I currently have a children's book published, The ABC Book of Goddesses, with a sequal and another series in the Pagan children's book niche. I'm also working on pics for a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-17-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 931
Posted By Wolfcat
All bills, caught up. CC paid off in full. Big...

All bills, caught up. CC paid off in full. Big purchases made. Savings plans in full effect. House transferred to my name. Just need to get the insurance on the house going and we are gold.
Forum: Spirituality   02-17-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 61
Posted By Wolfcat
Pagan Families Spring 2015

How is everyone doing? Keeping busy? Keeping sane?

Does anyone have plans for Eostre?

I'm working on the release of my Pagan book for children: The ABC Book of Goddesses, as well as finishing...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-17-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,296
Posted By Wolfcat
Some very careful rearranging, and completely...

Some very careful rearranging, and completely giving up on setting aside money from the tax return for savings, has gotten our budget to that sweet spot were we are getting bills paid, saving...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-17-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 985
Posted By Wolfcat
Yesterday: Worked... late, cuz my...

Yesterday:


Worked... late, cuz my replacement overslept
Went out to eat cuz we could
Spent a lot of money (tax returns came in) on clothes, big one-time purchases, etc.
Picked up DS and...
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