For my 2009 Challenges and Goals:
I want to cook more (I'm kind of kitchen challenged). So with all the great tips here I should be able to handle cooking. I have also joined the Meal Planning Challenge to help in this department.
I need to save for the EF. My goal is $1000.
I am slashing the grocery budget to $200 for regular groceries and $50 for stockpiling by my Month-by-Month (found in another blog of mine).
I am going to try to shop Christmas
So it's past midnight and I've spent the last three hours (yes, three) going through my two file folder binders. It's my annual cleaning out and resorting all my paperwork day, and with that, I get to buy a new paper shredder and shred the rest of the important documents tomorrow! Just what I wanted to do on New Years Eve...
I guess it beats spending $30 on booze... though that doesn't sound too bad right now.
At any rate, DH is going to his work tomorrow to make photocopies
I thought that since Madhen created the book challenge for reading a certain number of books each month in 2009, that it would be a great idea to have a book lovers club here at frugal village so we can discuss books. I did not realize that anyone can create groups until tonight when I was checking out that section so I created a book lovers group and hope to see some of you fellow book lovers there.
Updated 01-03-2009 at 01:55 PM by Gibs
I got up today and immediately washed my face and combed out my hair, not a usual act for a day off.
Made myself eat some breakfast (two eggs, over easy), which is one of the things I am trying to get better about, as every single thing I read about nutrition says to eat breakfast!
I had to go buy some groceries, and I tried to buy a few items that would help me get over the "no breakfast" rut. I got some soy milk and some juice, so at the very minimum,
Updated 01-08-2009 at 09:55 PM by madhen
Emergency Fund Challenge $700/$1000
2009 Skill-A-Month --- Read Squarefoot Gardening
January Book Club --- 3 books
2009 Grocery Budget Reduction
Jan $175.00 per check
2009 Get a Project Done Each Month
Jan. Sort, purge, and organize my bill filebox.
50 lbs for year
Nancy's 2009 Menu Plan 2 weeks F/S
2009 No More Eating Out : 0/365 days