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Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-06-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By AnkaJones
Hi,   I had that too.  No one was able to...

Hi,
 
I had that too.  No one was able to figure out what it was (or even took it all that seriously) until I started passing out at work where I stood for long hours at a time.  It turned out...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   01-21-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By AnkaJones
Thank you so much Stacey!  I'll look them up. ...

Thank you so much Stacey!  I'll look them up.
 
Anka
 
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   01-17-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By AnkaJones
Hi All,   My husband and I are moving to a...

Hi All,
 
My husband and I are moving to a small town south of Ashville and have heard there might be a yurt community there.  We've been dreaming of living in a yurt for years, and it would be...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   08-28-2012, 03:10 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 4,776
Posted By AnkaJones
Hi Ladies,   I haven't been around much, but...

Hi Ladies,
 
I haven't been around much, but I'm a little discouraged so I figured I'd check in.  First, to update, I'm trying to catch my first postpartum egg, nursing DS 13 mo.    My doctor gave...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-25-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 774
Posted By AnkaJones
Hi,   I know it's late in the month, but...

Hi,
 
I know it's late in the month, but better late than never, huh?
 
I'm Anka, wife of my wonderful DH and mother of my now 1 year old.  We paid off >70% of our >100k student loan debt over...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-25-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By AnkaJones
Hi,   We need to do this too.  We were...

Hi,
 
We need to do this too.  We were making tons of progress on our debt, then we moved and got really lax and unfocused.  We haven't gone any further into debt, but we're taking a big cut in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-02-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,804
Posted By AnkaJones
I just paid off my big student loan!!!  I have...

I just paid off my big student loan!!!  I have two smaller student loans left, but the biggie is gone.  Now the other two feel so totally do-able. 
 
Anka
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-02-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,804
Posted By AnkaJones
Trekkingirl -- that's really rough.  I'm glad...

Trekkingirl -- that's really rough.  I'm glad you found a lower rent place, though!
 
Laurie -- good pregnancy vibes headed your way.
 
As for myself, still plugging away on BS2.  We're moving...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-02-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,094
Posted By AnkaJones
Thanks for hosting again!  Still trying to catch...

Thanks for hosting again!  Still trying to catch the first postpartum egg.  I feel like my body is getting geared up.  Namely, I have zits.  Never been so happy to have zits before in my life ;)
 ...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-21-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,599
Posted By AnkaJones
I'd be interested in your thoughts.  I'm almost...

I'd be interested in your thoughts.  I'm almost 10 months postpartum and still awaiting my PPAF.  I'm starting to use ovulation tests (the little strips where you compare the lines), and after...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-06-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 823
Posted By AnkaJones
Still plugging away on BS2 here.  Today was pay...

Still plugging away on BS2 here.  Today was pay day, and I sent a big chunk over to American Educaitonal Services.  I feel like the little engine that could some days.  I think I can I think I can I...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-05-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,599
Posted By AnkaJones
Hi,   I'm officially trying to conceive.  DS...

Hi,
 
I'm officially trying to conceive.  DS is 9 months old yesterday.  Still awaiting first postpartum aunt flow, but hoping to catch the first egg! 
 
Anka
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-02-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,501
Posted By AnkaJones
Hi All,   I've missed the last couple of...

Hi All,
 
I've missed the last couple of months.  I'm working a wierd schedule now and haven't really kept up.  But, time to buckle down and get to work!!!  You ladies are always such a huge...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-29-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,217
Posted By AnkaJones
Hi, so I guess I'll start with this coming week...

Hi, so I guess I'll start with this coming week in this thread.  We're trying this month to limit meat, and buy the meat we do eat from the farmer's market.
 
Saturday: tamale pie (contains meat)...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-26-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By AnkaJones
Awesome!  I'm looking forward to the day when I...

Awesome!  I'm looking forward to the day when I can plant some trees. It's so uplifting to hear you're getting to do it.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-26-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,622
Posted By AnkaJones
Hey,   I didn't reply because I also haven't...

Hey,
 
I didn't reply because I also haven't joined the thread, although I meant to several times.  Doh!  Anyway, still plugging along with BS2.  We're on track to be debt free in 6-8 months...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-25-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,708
Posted By AnkaJones
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by AustinAmber http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1289468/grocery-budgeting#post_16168236)

Wow, I am...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-25-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By AnkaJones
Hi,   We decided that we would pay off our...

Hi,
 
We decided that we would pay off our debts first (we feel that debt is at least questionable bibically), then give 10% ... not all to our local church, though.  My sense is that the ancient...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-14-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By AnkaJones
My sister in law's husband was just diagnosed...

My sister in law's husband was just diagnosed with terminal cancer (life expectancy < 3 months).  While we're all hoping and praying for a miracle, she will most likely be a single mom of a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-08-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,201
Posted By AnkaJones
Hi,   We have the income issue settled...

Hi,
 
We have the income issue settled pretty well -- I read the Two Income Trap a while back, and subsequently we reordered our finances to live off one salary with the other salary going to debt...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-07-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,489
Posted By AnkaJones
a. Who you are: I'm a WOH mom of wonderful, 8 mo...

a. Who you are: I'm a WOH mom of wonderful, 8 mo DS and wife to an equally wonderful DH.

b. Where you are going (your financial goals):  I realized after having my son that I wanted to be able to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-04-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,201
Posted By AnkaJones
Just to round out the month, it's been one of up...

Just to round out the month, it's been one of up and downs.  We went over budget in a lot of areas due to unexpected expenses (needed new brakes and rotors for the second year in a row because the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-16-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,295
Posted By AnkaJones
Have you thought about making soy milk from...

Have you thought about making soy milk from soybeans, Zebra?  It's very cheap and what we do for "milk".  For recipies that require the added fat content of real milk, I keep some heavy cream on...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-10-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,201
Posted By AnkaJones
Just sent our last payment for DH's Sallie Mae...

Just sent our last payment for DH's Sallie Mae loan!!!!  We still have a bunch of student loans, but that was a biggie!
 
Anka
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-09-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,295
Posted By AnkaJones
Next week Sat: LO black bean chili and bread ...

Next week
Sat: LO black bean chili and bread
Sun: Skillet Lasagne
Mon: Baked potatoes, loaded
Tues: LO lasagna
Wed: Friends over.  We're making adobo chicken, and they're bringing a Philipino...
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