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  1. Working the budget

    by , 01-06-2009 at 02:56 PM (Travelling on the frugal path to Freedom)
    So, after spending several hours figuring what we are really paying out, I revised my snowball, and changed the dates I pay bills.

    All bills are being paid on the 1st or 2nd. I have all except one bill in hand on the 1st. I am doing an estimate based on previous bills, as it rarely changes and paying it on the 1st as well. Should it be any more, then I'll pay the difference when I get the bill. This way, i have a working amount.

    I have my grocery money for the month set ...

    Updated 01-06-2009 at 05:01 PM by mommy4ever (adding more thoughts)

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    Debt Reduction
  2. What's Fun Got To Do With It?

    by , 01-06-2009 at 02:12 PM (C@rol's Blog)
    Finding Joy in Meaningless Tasks

    Spending an afternoon working on the car, gardening, or even cleaning the house can be fun when we have an interest in the project. Yet, we can also find joy in the chores and tasks we don't especially like. All we need is a change of attitude, a different approach, a little music, or some help from friends, and the tasks or responsibilities that we perceive as tedious can become a source of pleasure.

    Most of us tend to put off what it ...
    Tags: chores, clean, dance, fun, music
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  3. First full day of eating the WW way.

    by , 01-06-2009 at 11:17 AM (Travelling on the frugal path to Freedom)
    Yesterday was the first full day of implementing the WW "menu".

    I can't tell you the last time I ate SO MUCH.

    Breakfast - yogurt, 1/2 orange
    Lunch - Spaghetti with meat sauce
    Supper - Chicken caccitore
    Snack yogurt with all bran(YUM)

    I have to say, I was hungry at bedtime, and I hadn't used all my daily points. The snack put me over by 1 point, but I had activity points, so it all balanced.

    Today, I'm sitting down ...
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    Weightloss Journey
  4. January 5th - Spice creations, old glass jars and the pierogi disaster!

    by , 01-06-2009 at 10:28 AM
    I was going to write this before bed, but it slipped my mind. Therefore, you get the decaffeinated version this morning!

    Last night at around 8:30pm, I got this itching to make baharat spice rub. It's a spice mix that's used in many Middle Eastern recipes, mainly having to do with meat. DH and I have a soft spot for donairs, which are Lebanese in origin and are made in two ways across Canada: Halifax has their own version and the Western Canada part has theirs. There's a place near ...
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  5. And the rain, rain, rain, came down, down, down....

    by , 01-06-2009 at 10:22 AM (Nancy's Nook)
    Estimated amount of glucose used by an adult human brain each day, expressed in M&Ms: 250
    ~Harpers Index, 1989


    It is just pouring here. It's so dark and dreary that I am having a harder time than usual to get going.

    No dog park for us today. If it clears up, we'll go this afternoon but it will be a mud bath for Zippy.

    I think I'll bake a loaf of blueberry orange bread for the sweet bread challenge today and put it in the freezer for this
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