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  1. Time to buckle down

    by , 09-15-2013 at 09:40 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    Norwegian host son left back to Norway today. I've been entertaining him past couple weeks which has taken some extra spending. Took him out for brunch today at local cafe prior to driving him to airport. Couple nights ago I bought the tickets to nephews football game and also a movie. Have filled the gas tank more than usual.
    I enjoyed a day watching DH in golf tournament. He placed 3rd . He let me decide how to spend the gift certificate that needed to be used in the pro shop. Got ...
  2. staycation day

    by , 09-06-2013 at 12:23 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    When DH gets home from work at 11 am we are heading on another road trip in the next county. We will be using our GPS to explore new parks, lakes, hiking trails with our Norwegian visitor. It will be a day trip.
    DH set up double payments for the next loan repayment we will be working on. We should not miss the money in the budget because it is a snowball amount from the loan we just paid off.
    Hoping DD and DS deliver their payments soon as the first week of the month is always tight ...
  3. It's time for a diet.

    by , 09-03-2013 at 03:10 PM
    I've changed my mind about our menu this week. I need to lose weight. While I would never tell her, my dd needs to lose about 20-25 also.

    So tonight will be crab stuffed portabella mushroom, roasted asparagus, and corn on the cob. Making the crab stuffing low calorie and low carb as much I can. Using very little cream cheese (maybe 1/4 what recipes usually call for). Since she eats at about 3:30 she needs another meal later. Going to make smoothies. Got some almond milk unsweetened, ...
  4. Extra income this week

    by , 09-02-2013 at 10:11 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    We get paid double pay on holidays if we work it. I will have extra 8 hours of pay on this paycheck to put towards the debt. Yeah!
    Time to get my exercise done.
  5. A season for change

    by , 09-01-2013 at 11:11 AM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    September, a new month, a new season, a good time to make some positive changes. They say it takes from 21 to 30 days to break an old habit. Since there are 30 days in this month it is a great day to stop talking about change and Just do it.
    So what negative habit can I change into a positive one?
    Start by asking yourself what are my goals in life? What goal do you want to focus on this month?
    My goals are debt repayment, eating healthier, and deepening my spiritual life (finding ...