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  1. Oh what a relief it is!!

    by , 08-29-2013 at 08:58 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    The state surveyors have left our building and we are citation free!! I hope I can finally get a restful sleep tonight.
    Probably a good time to ask about my annual review and potential raise
    DS and DD caught me in just the right mood. I paid for each of them to fill their gas tanks.
    DH was at a golf tournament all day. He won enough to have a free day of fun.
    Our respite client didn't come to the house as scheduled so that is a $75 loss of income.
    I'm saving ...
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  2. Can't sleep...

    by , 08-28-2013 at 04:39 AM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    State surveyors are at my facility this week. I felt confident while they watched me perform nursing procedures and I wasn't nervous about the questioning on policy and procedures... Until now... I keep replaying what I did and said in my mind and wonder if what they were jotting down on their pads. I guess my anxiety is just kicking in a bit tonight. I do my best each day and do what I was trained to do (so why am I stressing about this??)
    I was allowed a couple hours of overtime at work ...
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  3. Not feeling too well

    by , 08-27-2013 at 09:35 AM
    so I missed work yesterday and will miss today. Spent too much money already today.

    Purchased 2 Living Social deals today. One was for a car detailing. Let's just say my car needs it. Hasn't been cleaned in several years. I'm hoping they can clear up my foggy headlights. The other was a bracelet for my daughter for Christmas. Paid $19 for a bracelet I know she will love. Retail price is $99. I do have to pay 4.99 shipping, but for $24 it is a nice bracelet. At least I have ...
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  4. Short leave of absence.

    by , 08-26-2013 at 05:04 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    I just can't stay away any longer. My 6 week planned LOA from the Village has been reduced to just 8 days. I like it here. I miss learning from you all and posting to keep me accountable and focused on my goals of saving money and reducing debt.
    I wonder who won the PCH sweepstakes today? Can you imagine winning $5000 a week for the rest of your life? Could you remain grounded in living a simple, frugal life? What would you do with the money? We can dream can't we!?
    I would ...
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  5. Missed a few days.

    by , 08-24-2013 at 08:18 PM
    Been busy working. Picked up 5 hours yesterday on my day off. Haven't spent anything in a few days except $60 for my dd's parking pass at school. Had my annual performance review at work tonight. I got a raise of .27. Believe it or not that "huge" amount is unheard of normally.....LOL. I know I don't make much, but that is actually a good raise for where I work.

    Tommorow is my 1 day off this week. Going to clean house all day and eat leftovers so no cooking. WOOHOO. ...
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