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  1. Observing My Internal Shopaholic in Her Natural Habitat

    by , 07-28-2008 at 05:49 PM
    Yesterday, I went for long walk around my neighbourhood, stopping it one of my favorite thrift shops ($2.99 linen pants - booya!)...after I finished treasure hunting in the thrift store I walked up the street for about 5 minutes, and was met with a gigantic cloud burst...the only nearby place to shelter was Winners, which if you know me, you will realize is for me what alcohol and powerful men were to Marilyn Monroe (I am powerless!).

    Here's where it gets interesting.

  2. Alcohol, the Enemy of Frugality

    by , 07-27-2008 at 12:39 PM
    So this week I have been completely true to living frugally. I have stopped carrying my debit card with me, which as been a huge adjustment, and have been living off cash. As a result I have $300 in my savings account versus the usual $300 overdraft in my chequing account.

    Here's a lsit of changes I have made that allowed me to get this result:
    -carry lunch to work with me
    -drink the staff room coffee instead of Tim Horton's
    -walk instead of paying for public ...
  3. Checks are coming in handy

    by , 07-26-2008 at 06:36 AM
    Well the 2 jobs are coming in handy. I just do not like not seeing my kids much. Even though they are older.It is real nice to get a large check each help pay bills. I have another 3k in tuition payment coming up. My older daughter has 2 more classes fall to hopefully finish up at least her AA degree. My other daughter in Austin finally got a job, so she can save up for the wedding. I am trying to save for the wedding, I am aiming for around 15k but not sure I will be able to do it. I am ...
  4. Blogging

    by , 07-25-2008 at 02:08 PM
    I thought I'd add another Blog entry, since I'm here.

    I'm on vacation this week. My original plans were to go on a wine tour in the fingerlakes area of New York. However, that got the kibosh because my 12.5 yo dog Battle had laryngeal tie back surgery and is home recovering.

    So, I am spending time decluttering and organizing. Which needs to be done. I think I am going to take the time this week and reset our budget and check stuff out, see if it needs tweaking. ...
  5. budget

    by , 07-24-2008 at 10:45 PM
    O.k. We moved in to the new townhome last week and I am going to sit down tonight and come up with a budget.
    I love where I moved to I can walk everywhere and it is right next to work. The downside more places will deliver to me so I will have to watch that.