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Forum: Personal Growth   08-14-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,027
Posted By ExOfficia
Today, I am grateful for:   enough money...

Today, I am grateful for:
 

enough money to order takeout for dinner without guilt
air conditioning in my home
new lighting in my kitchen, which has taken away my headaches
Forum: Single Parenting   06-30-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By ExOfficia
Ok, the condensed version of my story.  My...

Ok, the condensed version of my story.  My husband of 20+ years dumped me a year and a half ago for an exgf he'd reconnected with over the internet.  (They're no longer together, surprise...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-15-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By ExOfficia
You have chicken broth, olive oil and arborio...

You have chicken broth, olive oil and arborio rice...and from the sounds of it some veggies that you get from the farmer's market.  How about a nice risotto?  I do a really nice simple one with kale...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-13-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 920
Posted By ExOfficia
Joining in for the first time here :)   I've...

Joining in for the first time here :)
 
I've been following a system of sorts for paying down my debt ever since my ex and I split up, about a year and a half ago.  I'm still very much in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-13-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,792
Posted By ExOfficia
Thystle:  sorry about your layoff, that sucks....

Thystle:  sorry about your layoff, that sucks.  I hope you qualify for some sort of unemployment insurance...
 
frugalmama:  I've been selling a lot of books too, but on Amazon.  I should check...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-10-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By ExOfficia
How about a few wrap sweaters?  Maybe not where...

How about a few wrap sweaters?  Maybe not where you are at this time of year, but for fall & winter.  I have a few thin-ish ones and I will wear a cami underneath because I'm self-conscious about...
Forum: Natural Body Care   06-08-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,153
Posted By ExOfficia
I'm 44 and for the first time ever not only do I...

I'm 44 and for the first time ever not only do I have acne, but I have it on my back.  It's gross and really bothering me.  Anyone have any suggestions on how to get rid of it?  I did buy a long...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-22-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 36
  CSA?
Views: 1,258
Posted By ExOfficia
I've belonged to a CSA for a couple of years...

I've belonged to a CSA for a couple of years now.  I split a full share with another single mum family, and it works well for us.  We used to split it weekly, but now we are going to try each taking...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-04-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,086
Posted By ExOfficia
What does your gut tell you about his motives? ...

What does your gut tell you about his motives?  In my case, my ex and I differ on a number of lifestyle issues (he could eat deep-fried fast food crap every day and be fine with it- I don't think...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-01-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,019
Posted By ExOfficia
What a long road you've traveled.  I'm so happy...

What a long road you've traveled.  I'm so happy for you!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-30-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,059
Posted By ExOfficia
Yay, zebra, that's great!

Yay, zebra, that's great!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-30-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 940
Posted By ExOfficia
Wow, happysmileylady...that is amazing!  I shop...

Wow, happysmileylady...that is amazing!  I shop the sales and use coupons, but I've never tracked exactly how much I've saved that way-I'm so impressed and inspired :)
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-30-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 940
Posted By ExOfficia
At the end of March I invested in a copy of...

At the end of March I invested in a copy of Quicken to (finally!) begin tracking my spending and create a budget.  I'm SO glad I did, as I really didn't have a good picture of where my (little)...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-30-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,059
Posted By ExOfficia
Things are looking somewhat up...   I'm...

Things are looking somewhat up...
 
I'm ending the month better than I started, and amen for that.  I got my support payment from xh on Wednesday, and he gave me a bit extra to cover the fact that...
Forum: Babywearing   04-30-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By ExOfficia
I have a Maya Wrap lightly padded ring sling for...

I have a Maya Wrap lightly padded ring sling for sale in size medium.  It's the traditional royal blue and white cotton, like this one...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-29-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By ExOfficia
I'm trying to simplify in another way too.  I...

I'm trying to simplify in another way too.  I have always been the type to like stocking a very complete, full pantry, so that I could whip up anything at the ready.  I'm also watching the deals, so...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-27-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,913
Posted By ExOfficia
I'm on a super-limited budget right now, and I...

I'm on a super-limited budget right now, and I still buy mostly organic.  I compensate for the extra cost by making most things from scratch.  There have been times, however, where I don't even have...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-24-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,221
Posted By ExOfficia
My kids don't do much.  I wish they could do...

My kids don't do much.  I wish they could do more, but I just can't afford it at the moment.  Once my separation agreement is signed, I'll have more money for them to do more (hopefully).
 
Right...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-24-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,163
Posted By ExOfficia
I couldn't read and not respond either.   I...

I couldn't read and not respond either.
 
I know you will be far away from your house, but is there any way you could hire a property manager to take care of your house and generate some rental...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-23-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By ExOfficia
I started to suspect something was off with my...

I started to suspect something was off with my daughter around the time she turned 3.  She'd always been "that kid" to a certain extent (she was definitely more hyperactive than other girls, but not...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-22-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,059
Posted By ExOfficia
Well, I caved in and did what I promised myself...

Well, I caved in and did what I promised myself I wouldn't do- I took from my (already high) line of credit.  I'm in a spot with my ex where I just will not, under any circumstances, go to him for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-19-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,059
Posted By ExOfficia
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-14-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,059
Posted By ExOfficia
I'm joining you.  I'm in a real bind this month...

I'm joining you.  I'm in a real bind this month (every month is tight but this one is impossible), thanks to my apparent inability to look at the calendar.  I normally receive support payments from...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-03-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 707
Posted By ExOfficia
Ok!  So far so good.  Done my filing, and I'm...

Ok!  So far so good.  Done my filing, and I'm about to clean up the easel.  Laundry's in progress- but I'm not even going to think about ironing until tonight, it's sooooo nice out today!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-02-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 707
Posted By ExOfficia
Saturday is almost over but I'm going to try to...

Saturday is almost over but I'm going to try to get some things off my list tomorrow- this is such a great idea for a thread!
 
So, Sunday I shall:
 
-clean up the kids' art easel so that I can...
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