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Forum: Spirituality   Yesterday, 01:21 PM
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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, 11:11 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,001
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, 11:24 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 818
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, 05:59 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 818
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, 01:56 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,001
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, 03:27 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,001
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, 08:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 422
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, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 24
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, 08:20 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,001
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, 08:00 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 818
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...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-11-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,001
Posted By Wolfcat
Yay! Tax return is in (state) and federal is on...

Yay! Tax return is in (state) and federal is on the way. I'm getting the last of our bills paid off, then we can work on paying down student loans faster. *gasp*

I'm gonna go conquer the world...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-11-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 818
Posted By Wolfcat
Yesterday: Worked Napped Made...

Yesterday:


Worked
Napped
Made herbed chicken for supper & boiled chicken for other meals
Made roasted asparagus for supper
Made cookies for snack
Passed out
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-08-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 818
Posted By Wolfcat
Yesterday: Picked up bountiful baskets ...

Yesterday:


Picked up bountiful baskets
Sorted produce
Worked on the sink (it broke)
Had some family time
Soaked beans and started them cooking (overnight)
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-08-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,001
Posted By Wolfcat
Sink is fixed! We had to borrow money from DH's...

Sink is fixed! We had to borrow money from DH's parents. They yelled at us cuz we don't call for money more often. Yeah.

Working on my book release party now. Gah!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-06-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,001
Posted By Wolfcat
Perhaps you can find another student who needs...

Perhaps you can find another student who needs childcare with an alternating schedule who will exchange like-for-like childcare. Check with your college and see if they have any childcare programs....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-06-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,001
Posted By Wolfcat
I just want to give up. We are short on...

I just want to give up.

We are short on extra monies right now, and the pipes for the kitchen sink broke while DH was unclogging it. I'm just about sick from this happening again and again, since...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-06-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 818
Posted By Wolfcat
Yesterday: Worked Updated budget Go...

Yesterday:
Worked
Updated budget
Go shopping and to lunch
Meal planned for two weeks
Updated info for children's book release
Made supper
Podcast
Set up author page for the children's book
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-04-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 818
Posted By Wolfcat
Today: Work called and we are closed...

Today:


Work called and we are closed today (snow day!), so I went back to sleep and slept in until 11 (I'm a total night owl - up til 2 am most days)
Fixed tax submission
Updated...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-03-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 818
Posted By Wolfcat
Today: Work on taxes Chew on the...

Today:


Work on taxes
Chew on the problem of money
Make supper (yorkshire puddings, bacon gravy, corn)



I spend so much time taking care of and picking up after the family, it's...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-03-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,001
Posted By Wolfcat
I'm hating life right now. DH got the car...

I'm hating life right now.

DH got the car stuck in the snow yesterday, and didn't call to let me know. Then, he took my van this morning to drop off kids and run an errend, and came back two hours...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-02-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 818
Posted By Wolfcat
Today: Worked 7-11:30 Printed out...

Today:


Worked 7-11:30
Printed out chore lists for this week
Printed out shipping label for a return
Ordered bountiful baskets
Updated on FB and other media
Changed clothes (out of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-01-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 1,270
Posted By Wolfcat
Kitchensqueen: I totally agree about canning just...

Kitchensqueen: I totally agree about canning just tomatoes!

Today:
Prescheduled two guests for podcast
Reviewed proofs for my book
Made crushed tomato sauce for garlic bread pizzas for lunch...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-31-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 422
Posted By Wolfcat
In February, I will be working on BS 0.8: Getting...

In February, I will be working on BS 0.8: Getting caught up on bills.
We'd fallen to partial payments on some things (stupid student loans), and working on medical bills. Our total debt is about...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-31-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,001
Posted By Wolfcat
In the process of collecting our tax documents....

In the process of collecting our tax documents. We have so much in investments from various retirement benefits from previous jobs, and the college funds that the great grandparents set up for the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-31-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 1,270
Posted By Wolfcat
How do you store your yeast? I keep ours in a...

How do you store your yeast? I keep ours in a tupperware in the fridge and never had a problem with it. We go through a brick every 3-6 mo, though...

Have you tried making your own seasonings for...
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