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Saturday update

May 22nd, 2005 at 01:42 am

It's been a busy couple of days here- Lots of money being spent here the last couple of days. Frown
$116 at the grocery store on Thursday
Pizza on friday $26
Then today spent $63 at walmart for pool supplies and a few other things........


Been running the a/c and the dryer so much lately. UGH!!! REALLY need to get back with the program and soon. I also need to get June's budget started - as I haven't yet.

Wonderful Wednesday!!!!

May 18th, 2005 at 12:21 pm

What a gorgous day out so far - of course it's gonna be a hot one. Smile Today is Kindegarten graduation - I will work for a few hours tonight and get off about 45 minutes before it - so I can go. Smile

This morning I need to go and get M some pants - he's outgrown all of his and a tie (he wants to really dress up LOL) also need to get a battery for the cameracorder. Pick up some cheese for dinner. Shouldn't be a huge spending day. Yeah!

The house is still clean, only one load of laundry to do today - it's in the wash now. Smile Dson's uniform was in there or I wouldn't of even washed today.

Started working on the budget last night - will continue on with that today.
Also want to freshen up my resume some - and get it faxed to a few places. Smile

Have a great day!

lots done today!!!

May 18th, 2005 at 02:49 am

Got lots accomplished today!! All the laundry is done - last load in the dryer - will have to fold tomorrow morning.
Worked from 3 to 8 pm tonight - so made some $$ there.
Got a check for $32.xx for a medical bill we already made payment to - this was the insurance share.
Disputed a few more things on my credit report - want to make it nice and clean. Smile
House is cleaned.

Need to work on grocery list - but I have no idea what I did with the grocery ad today. Frown Also will need to rid the frig of leftovers tomorrow.
Need to work on the budget - got paid today and need to spend some $$ tomorrow but don't want to overspend. KWIM? Will be tracking all spending *very* carefully in June - I have kinda slacked off on that.

Still looking for a full time job - I like my job - just need more hours and can't get them there. Actually the place I work for is for sale so it's also very stressful right now! Frown

Terrific Tuesday

May 17th, 2005 at 12:17 pm

Good Morning! Smile
Today's been pretty good so far - I disputed some things on my credit report and they are now gone! Smile Yeah!

Need to start working on a grocery list for the next 2 weeks. Seeing what I can use from the freezer/pantry to stretch the bill.

Went on a weekend trip that normally would of cost us $50 to $60 JUST in gas - only cost $20 in 2 small cars versus the suburban - Defiitely the right choice for our family.

Need to work on the budget for the next 2 weeks. With a car payment now, I am really trying to figure out how to pay it off sooner. Smile Haven't even made the first payment and I am already seeing how it can be paid off in 2 years versus 4. We are gonna *try* and pay it off in 1 year! Let's see what happens.

Need to clip a ton of coupons - I have the past 2 sunday's to clip out.

Washing all laundry in cold water - using the dryer some today as I have to work.

Gotta scoot and take the kids to school. Smile

3 day weekend for me!

May 13th, 2005 at 11:05 am

Yeah! I have so much to do and I have the next three days to get it done. We are down to 8 days of school also - so that will help with the craziness right now. Smile

Need to clean the house, do some laundry and grocery shop. Also need to clean the pool and make a couple phone calls. Hoping to get as much of this done as possible TODAY - so my whole weekend isn't taken up with this stuff.

Added $7200 debt today

May 12th, 2005 at 03:08 am

I got a new to me car!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!! I love it! I don't like the fact that we had to go into debt, Frown BUT I love the car. LOL Seriously the last 2 cars we have been able to pay cash for (they were used - one at 3400 and the other at 2900 ).

Still working and loving it. Continuing to look for full time though. BUT even if I quit tomorrow - we can still afford the car payment. Smile

Living below your means is GREAT!!

Yeah - all laundry hung on line!

May 9th, 2005 at 04:32 pm

I got all 4 loads hung on the line today! YEAH!! I haven't done that since I started working in March! Frown But it will save about 70 cents a load or 2.80 today!! Smile

Went to the grocery store and only spent 5.12!!

I will start saving more money again!! Smile

Manic Monday

May 9th, 2005 at 11:16 am

This morning I will take the kids to school, run by the grocery store for some cheese and then back home.

Hanging 2 loads of laundry out today - hopefully they will be dry before I go to work.
Clean the pool
keeping a/c up higher
went to the health insurance website and found out our share for 2 bills - not as much as I thought!! WOOHOO!!
clip and file some coupons

Empty my purse of change into change container.
Work from 3 to 8 tonight, praying I hear from the other job today!

Have a great day!

Happy Mother's day!!

May 8th, 2005 at 02:56 pm

Happy Mother's day!

Getting organized here today for the week. Only 2 weeks left of school. WOW did that go by quick! Then maybe I won't have to be quite sooooo organized! ROFL yeah right!!

Applied for a different full time job yesterday - really hope I get it!! I work p/t nights right now - but would prefer to work f/t during the day. I hope to hear something soon!

Will clip coupons today. Finish laundry. Checked online banking and kwh already. Dinner is in the crockpot!

Dh and kids are setting up the above ground pool today. SUCH a BEAUTIFUL DAY!!!!!!
The house is opened all up, a/c is off! It's supposed to get really warm again next week, but every little kwh I save is more $$ in our pocket.

Spending $3.00 today for mayo and eggs - needed for potato salad with dinner tonight. Other than that no $$ being spent. Have a great day!

Need to get more motivated!!!!!

May 8th, 2005 at 01:06 am

I started working to help pay off the debts in March - well I have figured out that we are just spending that $$ on wants mostly - yes some bills have been paid for. Other's have been added. Frown I am having a hard time keeping everything afloat as I am working nights. I really need to go hard core frugal for awhile. I will be tracking all spending, staying out of the stores, tracking kwh again - I have slacked alot in those areas!!
We have gotten a new above the ground pool for the backyard, gutters for the back of the house (dh will put those up) and will be getting the roof cleaned on the 20th of this month. (the roof is really a need as the roof is black and the shingles are light gray. Frown)
So I will start all over tomorrow morning - taking one day at a time!! NO spending tomorrow!! I will hang out some laundry on the line or put some on the racks to cut back the kwh. Keep the a/c set at 78 degrees. Also need to decide if I can really afford or want to afford the freezer that is plugged in - in the garage. There is very little in it, and yes I could get it filled one of these days - but it will cost about $25 a month to run - don't know that I can save that much by stocking up.
Need to go through the kids' clothes tomorrow - they have wayyyyy too many!! Gonna cut them down some.
Since tomorrow is my only day off until next friday - I need to get as much done as possible tomorrow! Smile


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