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  1. Day 1: My success and my not so much so.....

    by , 08-18-2013 at 08:09 PM
    Up until about 6-9 months ago I spent all Sunday cleaning my home. Now I do little on Sundays, and the house has been showing it. So today I got some stuff done. Not as much as I wanted. Of course, my workout was put off as usual. Instead I need to put myself first.

    Since we have started eating more fresh food and very little processed, I haven't done much in way of coupons. Got out my coupon basket today and cleaned it out. I had some inserts from last Dec. Now I only kept ...
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  2. Taking a hiatus

    by , 08-18-2013 at 07:28 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    Need to put into action all that I have learned about frugal living. I'm taking a 6 week break from the frugal village to see how I do on my own. I will be back to check on you all and update my status as well.
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  3. A New Beginning.

    by , 08-18-2013 at 11:14 AM
    I've been trying to figure out how to stay on track with everything: bills, budget, housework, work, etc. I feel overwhelmed. I divorced over 6 years ago. You would think I would have a handle on things; however, it has just been getting worse and worse with finances. So even if no one reads this but me, maybe seeing it in print will inspire me to do better.

    I have a 16yo daughter that will be a senior tomorrow. I have one year to figure out where the college money is coming ...
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  4. Weekend reprieve

    by , 08-17-2013 at 12:23 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    Had the pleasure of having my young niece and nephew stay with us last night while their parents celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary. We took them to a movie and breakfast out this a.m. It was so fun and enjoyable. We see them less than once a year, and I miss them so much. Today is a family gathering and my sister asked me to bring desserts. I didn't plan ahead so off to the grocery store this a.m. and needed to pay regular prices for ingredients I needed. Tomorrow I may play a round of golf ...
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  5. Empty nest short lived

    by , 08-15-2013 at 10:24 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    Got word from my Norwegian foreign exchange student from 2 years ago that he will be arriving Sept.2 for a 2 week visit. I warned him I'm on the frugal train and trying to save money. He understands that I won't be going out to eat or spending money on entertainment while he is here. He'll have his own spending money but I provide a place to stay and meals with us.
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