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Forum: Games   11-02-2014, 10:26 PM
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Posted By melissel
Bird

Bird
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-25-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,185
Posted By melissel
Oh, you guys are doing so well! I have to drop...

Oh, you guys are doing so well! I have to drop out, but I WILL be back for the next one. I'm having some weird hormone/bleeding stuff going on, and it's knocking me for a loop. We're trying to get to...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-14-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,185
Posted By melissel
I think I'll join you (even though spending time...

I think I'll join you (even though spending time online is one of the things that prevents my from getting my wide rear on the treadmill!). I seem to be having some kind of hormone issue, and I'm...
Forum: Games   04-16-2014, 08:51 PM
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Posted By melissel
Tropical

Tropical
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-12-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,713
Posted By melissel
Yesterday I wrote checks for classes and summer...

Yesterday I wrote checks for classes and summer camp, but those were all anticipated and budgeted for. Otherwise, no spending yesterday. Today DH bought the girls breakfast sandwiches (unbudgeted--I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-11-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,713
Posted By melissel
I had a crummy day here, so I caved on dinner....

I had a crummy day here, so I caved on dinner. It will come out of my allowance, so it's in the budget, but still not how I should be spending the money. Boo.
 
Key: 
No unplanned/unbudgeted...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-10-2014, 09:08 AM
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Views: 2,713
Posted By melissel
I did spend some money on Girl Scout renewals in...

I did spend some money on Girl Scout renewals in prep for summer camp, but that was anticipated and budgeted. I wanted to have it out of the way online so I could mail in our camp registration more...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-09-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,713
Posted By melissel
No spending today. Cooked our chicken, which is...

No spending today. Cooked our chicken, which is now turning into broth. Have to look at my menu plan to see what's in store for tonight's dinner. I suspect I forgot to thaw...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-08-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,713
Posted By melissel
STILL sick and miserable. I'm sleeping horribly...

STILL sick and miserable. I'm sleeping horribly because of all the coughing, and I have no energy for anything beyond the bare minimum. I got the girls to and from our outing yesterday (and a quick...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-06-2014, 09:29 AM
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Views: 2,713
Posted By melissel
Still sick, spent the second half of yesterday...

Still sick, spent the second half of yesterday in bed. DH bought us all dinner from Moe's. I'm up and around and feeling moderately functional today, but I'll have library fines to pay. Argh!
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-04-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,713
Posted By melissel
Ugh, we are all sick now, so I'm struggling with...

Ugh, we are all sick now, so I'm struggling with not wanting to cook. We got breakfast out this morning, though I'm making a huge meatloaf tonight (dinner tonight and lunches tomorrow). Yesterday I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-03-2014, 08:57 AM
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Views: 2,713
Posted By melissel
I did spend some money today, but most of it was...

I did spend some money today, but most of it was budgeted and anticipated. I need a slipcover for our embarrassingly stained living room chair, so I finally managed to stop at Target. (I suspect...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-03-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,713
Posted By melissel
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-01-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,713
Posted By melissel
Quiet day at home today, making snacks for the...

Quiet day at home today, making snacks for the week (paleo granola, yum!), so no spending. AND we had a family dinner at my grandmother's and we got sent home with the leftovers, so hooray for free...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-01-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,713
Posted By melissel
a. Who you are I'm Melissa, a homeschooling,...

a. Who you are
I'm Melissa, a homeschooling, very-part-time WAHM to two kids.
 
b. Where you are going (your financial goals) and c. How you plan to get there
I did better in January than I have...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-01-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,713
Posted By melissel
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-31-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,694
Posted By melissel
I did a big grocery shopping trip yesterday...

I did a big grocery shopping trip yesterday because I needed to go to Whole Foods for some things for a party on Sunday, and I try never to waste a trip there since I rarely go in that direction. I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-29-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,694
Posted By melissel
Key: No unplanned/unbudgeted...

Key:
No unplanned/unbudgeted spending: http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Unbudgeted spending: http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/irked.gif
Ate at home all...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-28-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,694
Posted By melissel
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-27-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,694
Posted By melissel
Argh!!! The Pamela's baking mix bundle I...

Argh!!! The Pamela's baking mix bundle I normally buy on Amazon is down from its normal price by $5 right now. Is that a good enough reason to blow a no-spend day?
 
Decisions, decisions...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-27-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,694
Posted By melissel
Thankfully, a no-spend. Today looks to be quiet...

Thankfully, a no-spend. Today looks to be quiet too--I have all the ingredients I need for crockpot stew for dinner, and the only errand I need to run is to pay for an art class, which is budgeted...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-26-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,694
Posted By melissel
Ack! I'm way behind here. I can't remember all...

Ack! I'm way behind here. I can't remember all my spending, but I know I spent a little each day. Groceries, mostly, though I did splurge on a cheap dinner for myself one of the nights when both DH...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-22-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,694
Posted By melissel
Forgot that I needed potatoes to complete my...

Forgot that I needed potatoes to complete my dinner recipe last night (rustic shrimp stew, seriously the best meal ever), so I ran out in the morning to get them. Also picked up leeks (to use for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-22-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,694
Posted By melissel
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-21-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,694
Posted By melissel
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