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#1 HomeAgain

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:39 AM

We needed a new thread. :D

 

1/8- $0.  Arranged a playdate at our house so we stayed busy and occupied.

 

1/9- projected spending: $175, the weekly activity that if we didn't pay for now, would cost twice as much in 3 weeks.  However, dh came home with a $50 gift card to the grocery store from his work (end of year gift to all employees), so that will shave quite a bit off our next food run.

 

 


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:52 AM

1/8--as mentioned on the last thread, spent $3.83 on an aux cable to replace the one that disappeared out of my car, so I could listen to my audiobook on the long drive to work. It was within my budgeted pocket money.


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:59 AM

Day 8: Gas

 

Day 9: DD goes to dual enrollment today - other kids have a date with grandparents to visit the local conservatory. So, I'll be back to shuffling kids around today. If I go and do drop off/pick up only and stay out of the stores, it should be a $0 day (conservatory is being paid for by grandparents). I will give DD some pocket cash in case she needs it at school; she's pretty good about not spending though. I do need to stop at the bank to deposit some checks. Also desperately need to work on some meal ideas - I'm struggling with my diet and cooking this week - not really sure why it's bothering me this week.  

 

Got around to listing some old school stuff on a FB site yesterday. One item sold quickly, and I'll deliver it on Thursday. 


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 09:12 AM

1/8: $0
1/9: likely $0. Dh and I realized we haven't gotten ds4 a birthday present and his bday is on the 11th. so I may have to get something today
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Posted 09 January 2018 - 09:22 AM

Oh my!! I'm so sorry! My days all run together! Thank you for starting this!
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Posted 09 January 2018 - 09:49 AM

1/8 Decided to fly from Chicago to Atlanta to see my dad instead of driving. $133 Round trip airfare.  

 

1/9 No spending planned. 

 

 

I have food for the trip down since I had planned to drive (Wrap, pretzels, m and ms) so no need to buy meals out while I get from here to there.  I'll buy MARTA fare to get from the airport to North Springs so my sister can pick me up. (Under $10 round trip)  I have no plans to spend while there but I have Christmas money from FIL in case I do want something. 

 

I'll catch up with you guys when I get back- I usually try to focus on Dad and give him my full attention so I stay of the internet. He's 86 and sleeps like four hours a night...it's exhausting!!


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:25 AM

Annie G-enjoy your dad!!

No plans to go anywhere or spend anything today, hoping to stick to that.
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Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:46 AM

So, I got to my weekly spending money distribution day without having already spent all the money, and without having any unbudgeted discretionarly spending credit card receipts to put on my "wall of shame". Go me!


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:51 AM

So, I got to my weekly spending money distribution day without having already spent all the money, and without having any unbudgeted discretionarly spending credit card receipts to put on my "wall of shame". Go me!

 

That's great!  Congrats to you!

 

I went the whole week without Starbucks, and that's big for me since I have plenty of rewards for free drinks.  And Starbucks is a mile from my house and I pass it all the time. But here's the thing- I did PASS it last week.


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:34 PM

I didn't spend anything today, and went digging in my savings drawer (I started the penny a day chsllenge or something last year and stopped) and found $8 to get dc pizza tomorrow night.
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Posted 09 January 2018 - 09:26 PM

I'm counting "unplanned" expenses, ie things that I don't need to buy to keep daily operations going.

 

1/8- 0. Did go into the city, but skipped my extra grocery run to TJ's/Whole Foods I normally do to stock up on stuff. I'm going to try and skip this entirely for January.

1/9 -0 "unplanned", but $16 on pizza. Normally this would be cut on a normal no-spend month, but I'm trying to keep as much normal as possible for the kids since we are moving and it's a Tuesday tradition.

 

 


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:30 PM

Tonight is my Movie Night Out. I have a Movie Pass, so the ticket is already paid for ($10 a month buys me ticket to one show every calendar day).

I got a gift card from the theater for Christmas, so my $2.50 popcorn was free. I only ate half of it and am wondering if it’ll last until next week so I can bring it back in and finish it. I’m going to test it. (Is that crazy? Maybe I can put it in the freezer?)

Was sorely tempted to stop at McD’s for a shake on the way home. I go with a friend and it would have been fun to sit over a shake and talk about the movie, but then I remembered this thread and stopped myself.

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Looking in the fridge, I have a bunch of leftovers. There’s almost nothing there that makes one full dish, but if we are all willing to have a bizarre buffet tomorrow, we can eat dinner out of the fridge and I can save the frozen fish until next week. I might have to supplement our Bizarre Buffet with a side dish of veggies or something, but it’ll be cheaper than the fish and none of the food in the fridge will go to waste.

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The movie was The Greatest Showman. I saw it last week, too. It was still just as good as the first time I saw it. If you’re saving money, then I guess you shouldn’t go. But if you are determined to go out to a movie and don’t want to waste your money on a bad one, then see The Greatest Showman. It was delightful.

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:45 PM

1/8/18  $10 book on Amazon

1/9/18  $0

 

total spent $10

 

*only tracking non necessities that I buy (not husband)


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:52 PM

Garga -- we do leftover buffet often. I sit it all out and everyone fixes and nukes their plates. Sometimes meals are strange but that's ok too
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Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:56 PM

Day 8 - $8 - Breakfast for 3 of us. I had to run an early morning errand. Went through drive thru for breakfast. Surprised dc.

Day 9 - $0 - started to go to grocery but came up with creative supper
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:21 AM

1/9 - $12.  I was running the 7yo to auditions last night so dh was going to cook dinner.  He ended up being exhausted when he got home.  I ran to McD's instead.  In hindsight, not even the fastest option because it took them 15 minutes to make and bag cheeseburgers and fries.  DS ate on the way home and fell asleep soon after we got back.  Long day for him. However, it was a successful one.  He's guaranteed a part and we set up the foundation for two more playdates.  The child who was afraid he wouldn't make friends here has now a large group.

 

1/10 - any activity today was paid for way in advance.  We're going skating and stopping by the library on the way home. :)  Dinner tonight will be the chili dh didn't do last night.  He'll get home to a hot meal after his 12 hour day at work.  I'm going to try to make bread, too, but we'll see how that goes.


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:06 AM

Day 8: Gas

Day 9: Other car ended up needing gas too. Really, really wanted to have DH stop for dinner on the way home, but I threw frozen chicken breasts into the pressure cooker and dinner was ready in less than 1/2 an hour - Taco Tuesday.

 

Day 10: 2 kids have an art class this morning. That leaves me hanging around for 2 hours - it's not long enough to come back home since the museum is 45 minutes away, so I usually have breakfast out and shop a little. Today, I'm bringing a snack and the first Harry Potter book to reread since the HP book club starts Saturday. I might go find the library building for some free wifi; they're in the middle of a move, and I don't know where they've ended up. I have my menu plan ready, since it's a busy day around lunch and dinner today. 


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:46 AM

Tonight is my Movie Night Out. I have a Movie Pass, so the ticket is already paid for ($10 a month buys me ticket to one show every calendar day).

I got a gift card from the theater for Christmas, so my $2.50 popcorn was free. I only ate half of it and am wondering if it’ll last until next week so I can bring it back in and finish it. I’m going to test it. (Is that crazy? Maybe I can put it in the freezer?)

Was sorely tempted to stop at McD’s for a shake on the way home. I go with a friend and it would have been fun to sit over a shake and talk about the movie, but then I remembered this thread and stopped myself.

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Looking in the fridge, I have a bunch of leftovers. There’s almost nothing there that makes one full dish, but if we are all willing to have a bizarre buffet tomorrow, we can eat dinner out of the fridge and I can save the frozen fish until next week. I might have to supplement our Bizarre Buffet with a side dish of veggies or something, but it’ll be cheaper than the fish and none of the food in the fridge will go to waste.

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The movie was The Greatest Showman. I saw it last week, too. It was still just as good as the first time I saw it. If you’re saving money, then I guess you shouldn’t go. But if you are determined to go out to a movie and don’t want to waste your money on a bad one, then see The Greatest Showman. It was delightful.


Someone mentioned that movie again Monday. Said it was really good.

One of my favorite meals once when I was a child: I had my mouth wired shut for six weeks following jaw reconstruction surgery. At the six week point, the surgeon hadn't promised to take the wires out, but that day at my appointment, he did it! My mom, in the busyness of the day, had planned leftover buffet. I absolutely loved that that night, when eating food again for the first time, I could have a lot of my favorite food choices! It was yummy!
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:47 AM

I hope to spend nothing today, except the pizza that I scrounged funds for.

I did finally order the dog shampoo and ear drops yesterday, but had Amazon gift cards for them.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:35 AM

Had to get gas this morning. And, had one unplanned expense yesterday because I bought the Japanese N4 class on Udemy.
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:52 AM

1/8--$3.83 on an aux cable

1/9--$0


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:56 AM

1/8 no $ spent but I did use a lot of gas driving kids places.
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:57 AM

1/10: I have to go out and purchase something for ds's bday tomorrow. I have no idea what to buy him. He got so much from in-laws at Christmas and his bday already. He says all he wants is gum. I'll probably get gum and a pack of Pokémon cards.
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 10:44 AM

1/8 - $90 on regular bill for cable/internet/phone but no additional spending

1/9 - $68 on groceries 

1/10 - I have no plans to buy anything or go anywhere aside from work and dropping DD off at Guides later tonight.  So should be zero for today!



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 11:26 AM

I spent just under $7 for gelsemium. We are surrounded by families with flu!

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 03:54 PM

Day 10 - $230

Good grief I have been doing fairly well then BAM!

gas for car -my car was on empty - can't remember when I last filled up - filled it up and of course prices have jumped 10c a gal in last few days

walmart for birthday present, shampoo, female stuff, gloves for ds.

grocery - we were out of everything

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 04:24 PM

1/9 - 1/10:  Ordered some books for DS8 last night that the library (and the other 13 or so libraries in our system!) don't carry.  I had an Amazon gift card, so it wasn't as painful as it could have been.  And I have to pay library fines tonight.  So they can, ahem, unlock my card.  Last year I made it to March without any fines.  I didn't exactly start out at $0 this year though.

 

Frugal win though, I had enough meatball mix leftover from last night to make two mini-meatloaves.  I am roasting a half a bag of carrots (just the carrots, not the bag) and making a small batch of mashed potatoes, and I'll have two single-serve microwave meals to throw in the freezer for DH to take to work.  He was down to two containers of "meal of last resort" stir fry.  Maybe I should convince him to eat those first.   :lol:


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 04:31 PM

Had unexpected vet bills last week so I was thrilled when my FIL dropped by with leftovers from a conference he had catered at work.  They provided breakfast and lunch for participants and we were gifted with several loaves of bread, orange juice, 2 gallons of milk and enough of 'lunch' to provide three meals.  I told DH it basically worked out to exactly what we spent at the vet!  If I stick to only doing a produce run at the end of the week I think we'll be able to end the two weeks spending less money than budgeted!

 

My other huge success for the week is that I was out very early on Monday and passed the only donut place in town.  They close by 10am and I am never up and out early enough to get donuts.  It was so tempting but I managed to keep driving on.  It's these little $10 splurges that really kill my budget, so this was a big deal for me =)


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 04:32 PM

Groceries today. The temptation will be to get Starbucks [with a giftcard] while I do groceries and just generally overspend. I need to get the baby to sleep in the next hour so I can really plan out the meals and try to keep the budget low, and stay away from problem aisles. 

 

I need more variations on "rice and beans" besides just rice and beans, lol. 



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 04:57 PM

1/8/18    $10 book on Amazon

1/9/18    $0

1/10/18  $31 Petsmart

 

total spent $41

 

*only tracking non necessities that I buy (not husband)



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:12 PM

I need more variations on "rice and beans" besides just rice and beans, lol.


My dad would have said...how about beans and rice then ..lol. I sure miss him.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:31 PM


I need more variations on "rice and beans" besides just rice and beans, lol.



Rice and beans can be made so many ways. Some of my go to dishes..

Cuban black beans and rice
Your generic red beans and rice
Multi bean soups
Coconut curried lentils
Lentil soups flavored many ways

Google and you'll find recipes. I like budget bytes website for cheap meals.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:34 PM

DH and I normally go to a local Chinese restaurant together on Wednesday nights and order soup and tea. But he has a lot of work to do tonight, so we didn’t go. Saved a bit under $15.

And now all I can think about is that soup. I want soup! :(

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:46 PM

Rice and beans can be made so many ways. Some of my go to dishes..

Cuban black beans and rice
Your generic red beans and rice
Multi bean soups
Coconut curried lentils
Lentil soups flavored many ways

Google and you'll find recipes. I like budget bytes website for cheap meals.

 

Do you have a recipe for the Cuban black beans?  I've made it before and mine turned out bland.  I have a feeling I'm missing something.  Or just not cooking it long enough.

 

Seconding Budget Bytes.  I actually made the White Bean and Veggie soup from that site for dinner tonight.  No rice though.

 

Taco rice bowls with black beans or refried beans are good too.  Kind of like the bowl things you get from Chipotle.  BBQ or Honey Baked Lentils over rice is another favorite.



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:30 PM

Do you have a recipe for the Cuban black beans? I've made it before and mine turned out bland. I have a feeling I'm missing something. Or just not cooking it long enough.

Seconding Budget Bytes. I actually made the White Bean and Veggie soup from that site for dinner tonight. No rice though.

Taco rice bowls with black beans or refried beans are good too. Kind of like the bowl things you get from Chipotle. BBQ or Honey Baked Lentils over rice is another favorite.


I do something close to this.
https://www.cooksill...os-y-cristianos

I made this from budgetbytes yesterday, with a few veggie additions to make it a complete meal. https://www.budgetby...ut-lentil-soup/
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:45 PM

Yesterday, I did spend $20 on dining out because I was not feeling well and today I spent $52 for groceries. I'm hoping not to spend anything else until next Wednesday.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 11:52 PM

Groceries today. The temptation will be to get Starbucks [with a giftcard] while I do groceries and just generally overspend. I need to get the baby to sleep in the next hour so I can really plan out the meals and try to keep the budget low, and stay away from problem aisles. 

 

Ended up spending $130. Did get some unnecessary items (ice cream), but overall kept to a good amount. Hope it gets us through the week.

 

Rice and beans can be made so many ways. Some of my go to dishes..

Cuban black beans and rice
Your generic red beans and rice
Multi bean soups
Coconut curried lentils
Lentil soups flavored many ways

Google and you'll find recipes. I like budget bytes website for cheap meals.

 

Yeah, I need to step out more on this. I actually don't like beans much, which seems to be the main thing holding me back, lol. We do lentil soup freezer packs and everyone loves them, but I can only handle a small serving. Cuban black beans I like, but DH is Cuban and this is one of "his" dishes and it comes with picadillo or Cuban cube steak, etc, so doesn't exactly fall into "beans and rice" budget category. I did love refried beans, but they are dangerous for me and I can't stop eating them until they are gone, lol. But, I just need to suck it up and keep trying new things until I find more recipes I enjoy.

 

Thanks for the website, I'll have to look around!



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:02 AM

Looking in the fridge, I have a bunch of leftovers. There’s almost nothing there that makes one full dish, but if we are all willing to have a bizarre buffet tomorrow...

 

:lol: I just told the kids yesterday that we were going to have an "eat weird food" night soon. We have a bunch of random things that need to get used up: one last chicken tender, two breaded fish filets, a couple of veggie burgers, some quinoa/beans/corn that I made (that I suspect I'll be the only one eating), etc. I love the term "bizarre buffet" though. I think I may steal it!

 

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OK, I've started posting a couple of times and got pulled away, but I really need some accountability, so I'm jumping in here.

 

We've done really well so far this month, but last night I cave to the request for pizza because the new place we've been waiting for finally opened, and I had a coupon. Except there is NO WAY those pizzas are even close to 11 inches (we measured them at a smidge over 9--the BOXES aren't even 11 inches  :glare:), so my plan for us to share wasn't going to work. And I got sucked in by the brownie pie, so between ordering an extra pizza and the brownie pie, my spending went from the planned $9 or so to $27  :banghead:  Needless to say, we won't be going back there, which is good because the brownie pie was incredible, and I should avoid it at all costs. 

 

Today DH is taking DD to a class and he and DD12 will go to the science center, but that's money out of the Family Fun budget category, and tomorrow we have tickets to a musical and will need dinner out, so that will come out of the Outside Food category. Other than that, I'm staying home and working and eating quinoa, beans, and corn, so no anticipated expenses!

 

9: Groceries (budgeted): $47

10: Disappointing pizza: $27

11: Class fee: $50 (budgeted); Science center entry and lunch: TBD


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:13 AM

1/8--$3.83 on an aux cable

1/9--$0

1/10--$0 even though I was away from the office at lunch. My coworker was clearing out her  pantry of stuff her picky kids won't eat (apparently if the expiry date has come, they won't eat it) and gave me a bunch of protein bars, so I had one of those for lunch (and dinner, actually, it was large).

 

I will be shortly derailed as I signed up for the winter campout with DS's cub scout pack in a couple of weeks. $12 for the passes to the national forest where we're camping, plust $12/person times 3 (DD is also going) for food. AND I have to at minimum buy a new tent--something I was expecting to do before summer anyway, but not in January!--and probably a multisport helmet for myself because we're going rock climbing and that's the one piece of equipment that won't be provided but will be required. I'm debating whether to get mats for us to sleep on--usually when we winter camp, it's for a longer time than just one night, more like a week,and I haul along camp cots and an actual bed for me. I'm not doing that for a single night, but it might be nice to have some kind of insulation from the ground. Whatever it is, it'll get used more than once for sure. I'll probably also wind up buying a bunch of snacks because my kids are hungry ever five minutes when we're active (as opposed to ever half an hour when we're at home).


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:28 AM

Today is ds's 5th bday and he requested donuts for his bday so he got then. A dozen donuts cost $10. This was a planned expense since the kids always get to pick one meal for their bdays. Other than that I have no spending to do today
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:46 AM

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We've done really well so far this month, but last night I cave to the request for pizza because the new place we've been waiting for finally opened, and I had a coupon. Except there is NO WAY those pizzas are even close to 11 inches (we measured them at a smidge over 9--the BOXES aren't even 11 inches  :glare:), so my plan for us to share wasn't going to work. And I got sucked in by the brownie pie, so between ordering an extra pizza and the brownie pie, my spending went from the planned $9 or so to $27  :banghead:  Needless to say, we won't be going back there, which is good because the brownie pie was incredible, and I should avoid it at all costs. 

 

 

 

Mmmmm, brownie pie! I really need to get back on the wagon for my diet, but mmmmm, brownie pie. Sorry the pizza was disappointing, though.

 

 

Anyway, here's my update:

 

Day 8: Gas

Day 9: Gas

Day 10: Oldest went with me yesterday morning and we stopped at a yarn store to spend her Christmas gift card. I spent nothing - pretty easy since I don't knit or crochet. $0

 

Day 11: Long day out today. Dual enrollment followed by robotics team. Oldest will need a sandwich to eat between the activities or I can run her through McD's. We'll see how on the ball we are this morning (so far not very!). I have no plan for meals today because it's payday and we're pretty light on groceries by now. I do have to pay regular bills today, but that's not included in the challenge. 

 

OK, off to nag about sandwich and to plan some food today.


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:50 AM

I dropped $7 at the grocery store last night.  $.75 on a can of tomatoes, and the rest on stocking stuffers and Easter basket toys.  Playdoh was marked down to a quarter and the little minifigure type toys were about the same price, so for about $6 I scored enough Beyblade, Lego, etc. and squishy dough to put some in his basket and hold off on some until next Christmas.

 

I'm doing pretty bad at this no spend thing this year. :lol:  I keep justifying spending money.  However, it is making me look more seriously at our money habits, so there is that.

 

Today is projected no spend.  We are going skating with our punch cards.  I cooked up the protein last night that dh had taken out to make on Tuesday.  It was wayyyy too much!  Half went into dinner and the other half is going in Chinese food tonight.  There are plenty of leftovers in the fridge for tomorrow, too, and then on Saturday I'll grocery shop again.

 

 


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:51 AM

Mmmmm, brownie pie! I really need to get back on the wagon for my diet, but mmmmm, brownie pie.

 

I'm home alone at the moment, and there's a bunch of it still sitting in the kitchen, and I'm having a very hard time not going in there. I'll be glad when it's gone!



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:21 AM

1/11 paid of JCP card (it was a small amount but oh so satisfying!)
Need to make a stop at Walmart and planning to only spend $20 from the grocery budget, also registering for co op today and don't know if we'll have any class fees yet.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 01:03 PM

1/10--$0 even though I was away from the office at lunch. My coworker was clearing out her pantry of stuff her picky kids won't eat (apparently if the expiry date has come, they won't eat it) and gave me a bunch of protein bars, so I had one of those for lunch (and dinner, actually, it was large).[/size][/font][/color]


Dh has a friend that will buy several kinds of snacks (for home). Eat a little bit out of each, wants something different so gives the snacks to dh to bring home to us.

Bags etc are always closed up and clipped or taped closed so all is fresh.

Dc are always happy to receive snacks!
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 01:21 PM

Trying to make it a full seven days between grocery trips.

Which means I have to make it through tomorrow.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:17 PM

1/8/18    $10 book on Amazon

1/9/18    $0

1/10/18  $31 Petsmart

1/11/18  $0

 

total spent $41 in January

 

*only tracking non necessities that I buy (not husband)



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 08:51 PM

Um, today wasn't great...

 

Robotics was canceled for an ice storm. So, I went and picked dd up at community college. While on my way back home, DH texts me "can you pick up some ice melt? I think we're out". So, I go home and sure enough, we're out. So, yes, I was that woman 15 minutes before the ice storm hitting buying ice melt. (And, yes, the place was packed with people buying milk and bread :laugh: ) I picked up batteries since our clock's died today, and we were out of AA. I also picked up some Airborne as the flu and cold season is hitting hard here. So, there's almost $30 I didn't expect to spend.

 

And there's more...

 

My brother got an email that he could buy chicken breasts at Zaycon for 99 cents because he would be a first time customer, so we're stocking up. I think we'll get 3 boxes to split with my brother; he'd like 40 pounds, so we'll have about 80 pounds. DH went ahead and bought the meat grinder attachment for the kitchen aid because last time he made ground chicken with his parent's hand crank one. It's not an experience he wants to repeat. Grinder was on sale for $37; we had a gift certificate of $22, so $15. 

 

So a little over $40 spent today. 


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 08:56 PM

Spent another $20 tonight splitting pizzas with my brother and his family for ds's bday. On the plus side my dad gave me $80 so the $20 came out of unanticipated money
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:12 PM

Um, today wasn't great...

Robotics was canceled for an ice storm. So, I went and picked dd up at community college. While on my way back home, DH texts me "can you pick up some ice melt? I think we're out". So, I go home and sure enough, we're out. So, yes, I was that woman 15 minutes before the ice storm hitting buying ice melt. (And, yes, the place was packed with people buying milk and bread :laugh: ) I picked up batteries since our clock's died today, and we were out of AA. I also picked up some Airborne as the flu and cold season is hitting hard here. So, there's almost $30 I didn't expect to spend.

And there's more...

My brother got an email that he could buy chicken breasts at Zaycon for 99 cents because he would be a first time customer, so we're stocking up. I think we'll get 3 boxes to split with my brother; he'd like 40 pounds, so we'll have about 80 pounds. DH went ahead and bought the meat grinder attachment for the kitchen aid because last time he made ground chicken with his parent's hand crank one. It's not an experience he wants to repeat. Grinder was on sale for $37; we had a gift certificate of $22, so $15.

So a little over $40 spent today.



That is a good deal for chicken and will save you in the long run, so I say it's a win!!
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