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Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-31-2010, 03:24 PM
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Posted By FeelingBlessed
Whew. Failed pretty miserably at the aggressive...

Whew. Failed pretty miserably at the aggressive food budget, but glad to have tracked it. There's always room for improvement. Early http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-24-2010, 01:11 PM
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Posted By FeelingBlessed
[QUOTE=FeelingBlessed;15964649]Knew the food...

[QUOTE=FeelingBlessed;15964649]Knew the food budget was really aggressive given our track record. Going to keep the $500 as a goal, but not beat myself up too badly for falling short. Baby steps......
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-20-2010, 10:13 AM
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Posted By FeelingBlessed
Knew the food budget was really aggressive given...

Knew the food budget was really aggressive given our track record. Going to keep the $500 as a goal, but not beat myself up too badly for falling short. Baby steps...

Kim...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-17-2010, 09:16 PM
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Posted By FeelingBlessed
Congrats on the new little bean Turquesa;...

Congrats on the new little bean Turquesa; definitely cause for a restaurant meal!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-17-2010, 09:15 PM
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Posted By FeelingBlessed
Everyone is exhausted after a weekend featuring...

Everyone is exhausted after a weekend featuring free fun from dog sledding practice (w/ a scooter) to Ski Patrol practice lift evacuation. Need to address grocery budget asap before it explodes in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-13-2010, 10:06 PM
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Posted By FeelingBlessed
Long, long, long board meeting tonight, but the...

Long, long, long board meeting tonight, but the day contained many occasions to practice gratitude. Surprise eggs at a morning event (great to have friends old + new w/ chickens). Tons of laughs...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-11-2010, 02:14 AM
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Posted By FeelingBlessed
Grateful for a gorgeous day at a local fall...

Grateful for a gorgeous day at a local fall foliage festival. Though our monkeys didn't *need* the book, multi-colored pen, fire car, puzzles, etc., I was happy to support a couple of great...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-09-2010, 08:50 PM
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Posted By FeelingBlessed
Whirlwind of a great day. Grateful for little...

Whirlwind of a great day. Grateful for little monkeys letting loose on the soccer field, the joy our kiddos found selecting (w/ gift card)/delivering toys to the shelter, sweet treats (included in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-09-2010, 10:35 AM
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Views: 6,058
Posted By FeelingBlessed
Really, really need to work out a meal plan this...

Really, really need to work out a meal plan this weekend. More than halfway through my (uber hopeful) food spending goal for the month. This does include a bit of stocking up - 10 lbs of frozen...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-07-2010, 10:42 PM
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Posted By FeelingBlessed
Busy, busy, busy. TGI (almost) F! Kim...

Busy, busy, busy. TGI (almost) F!

Kim http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif

10/1: http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif
10/2:...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-06-2010, 12:28 PM
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Posted By FeelingBlessed
Rainy day here; grateful to have stumbled across...

Rainy day here; grateful to have stumbled across some very cool (+ free!) paper toy sites. Never knew models of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and a Frank Lloyd Wright house were available as paper...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-05-2010, 08:20 AM
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Views: 6,058
Posted By FeelingBlessed
Quote: Originally Posted by melissel...

Quote:
Originally Posted by melissel http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15915046)
And worst of all, DH's grandmother passed...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-05-2010, 07:38 AM
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Posted By FeelingBlessed
Glorious weekend, back to the office today....

Glorious weekend, back to the office today. Grateful to have this job, but so very much looking forward to leaving it behind in a couple of months. Uber excited about the next chapter for our clan....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-02-2010, 08:02 PM
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Posted By FeelingBlessed
Sand in my toes, smile on my face, happy...

Sand in my toes, smile on my face, happy monkeys, glorious day. Though we hit the coast, get to count as a no drive as we have my niece (+ the minivan that accompanies her) this weekend. Also get $0...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-02-2010, 07:58 PM
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Views: 6,058
Posted By FeelingBlessed
Quote: Originally Posted by melissel...

Quote:
Originally Posted by melissel http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15907294)
And I love the two ideas I quoted here. If...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-02-2010, 09:59 AM
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Views: 6,058
Posted By FeelingBlessed
After soccer, off to the exceptionally cool (and...

After soccer, off to the exceptionally cool (and totally free) "Know the Coast Day". If anyone is in NH/ME/MA, check it out; they have a fab line-up of events and activities:...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-30-2010, 10:42 AM
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Views: 6,058
Posted By FeelingBlessed
Who you are I'm Kim, mum to 2 little monkeys +...

Who you are
I'm Kim, mum to 2 little monkeys + transitioning from a 32 hr/wk gig leading a nonprofit to WAH as a freelance writer/editor (DH works FT + is in school FT).

Where you are going...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   09-30-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,509
Posted By FeelingBlessed
Quote: Originally Posted by thismamadances...

Quote:
Originally Posted by thismamadances http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15897122)
I was just wondering the thoughts of...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   09-29-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,509
Posted By FeelingBlessed
Quote: Originally Posted by Round2...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Round2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15879035)
Hi FeelingBlessed! I have only a little bit of...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   09-24-2010, 10:41 AM
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Views: 2,509
Posted By FeelingBlessed
Thrilled to stumble across this thread today;...

Thrilled to stumble across this thread today; sublime timing! I am in the process of leaving my current position (Exec. Dir. of a smallish nonprofit) to spend more time w/ our homeschooled monkeys...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-03-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,333
Posted By FeelingBlessed
July 1:...

July 1: http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif
July 2: http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif

July Goals:
Groceries/Dining Out: $20.06/$600...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-03-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,333
Posted By FeelingBlessed
a) I'm Kim, currently embroiled in an early...

a) I'm Kim, currently embroiled in an early (good natured) midlife crisis regarding my work status. Right now, spend 32 hrs/wk running a nonprofit; our homeschooled monkeys (DD 6 + DS 3) are with DH...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-30-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,973
Posted By FeelingBlessed
Adjusted the grocery budget up to $600; while I...

Adjusted the grocery budget up to $600; while I am working $500 is just not cutting it. Even at $600, overshot a bit, though only by $2.58 at this point. Luckily just managed to sneak in 24...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-20-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,973
Posted By FeelingBlessed
An honest to goodness no spend + no drive day;...

An honest to goodness no spend + no drive day; wahoo! The day began with homemade Father's Day cards, included massive cleaning/organizing of gear room + office (pseudo Father's Day gift) that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-20-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,973
Posted By FeelingBlessed
Quote: Originally Posted by Crunchy*VT*Mom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crunchy*VT*Mom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15539990)
Spending LOTS of time at the beach....
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