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    Quote Originally Posted by QM View Post
    7:35 p.m. - grated a block of cheddar cheese & put it into a container in the fridge. This is my least favourite job; I avoid it like the plague. Grating cheese tires out my arm. I guess I'm just a wussy.
    ~I absolutely hate grating cheese, too. I make dh do it or I use my kitchenaid shredder. Tedious and tiring. (((shudder)))~

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    Owie is right nuisance!! You are doing with today's work - congrats!!

    QM - there must be an easier way to grate cheese - like a mini food processor perhaps?

    I have four more to go to make it to 22 for these two days - and it's only early afternoon...... Need to save some time to do lesson plans for the week and some reports.

    Hope your day is going successfully!!
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    Monthly savings: J-202, F-186,M-170,A-154, M-137, J-118, J-102, A-86, S-70, O-54, N-38, D-28

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    7:51 p.m. - Cleaned a baby toy & posted it on kijiji to sell. (#8)

    Gotta get DD2 ready for bed. I've got so many "small" jobs that I procrastinate with that needs doing. I'm so glad you started this thread, madhen. Thank you.
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    2014 Lose-A-Pound-A-Week Challenge
    Started tracking my calories and REALLY trying on June 23rd (at 138.0 lbs)
    1st goal will be 135 lbs Reached this goal on Saturday, June 28th
    2nd goal will be 132 lbs
    3rd goal will be 130 lbs
    4th goal will be 128 lbs
    5th goal will be 126 lbs

    April No Spend Challenge 10/30 No Spend Days
    ~~will start up again in May~~

    Personal
    Pay off my Mortgage
    $62,653.31 (as of July 28th, 2014 - 5 years, 10 months)
    $73,670.29 (as of December 29th, 2013 - 7 years, 0 months left)
    $94,506.12 (as of December 21st, 2012 - 9 years, 2 months left)
    $108,631.38 (as of December 3rd, 2011 - 12 years, 7 months left)
    Pay off my Line of Credit#1 - General
    $------------- (as of ...)
    $19,058.22 (as of July 28th, 2014)
    $10,784.38 (as of December 20th, 2013)
    $20,330.65 (as of June 7th, 2013)
    Pay off My Line of Credit #2
    $30,844.83 (as of July 28th, 2014)/$35,308.44 GRAND TOTAL
    Breakdown
    $828.42 undercoating for new van
    $1,743.27 eavestrophs on our house
    $1,736.75 new walkway in the front of our house
    $31,000 van

    Winning at money is 80% behaviour and 20% head knowledge....Hey, if it were easy, every moron walking would be wealthy.
    ~Dave Ramsey

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    If you want a REAL challenge, QM, you can try to catch up to yesterday's total, as well!

    I am trying to get the energy to go through all my old bird dishes and such. Laundry is taking care of itself, so gathering up food dishes to donate is my last proactive task for the day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuisance26 View Post
    ~I absolutely hate grating cheese, too. I make dh do it or I use my kitchenaid shredder. Tedious and tiring. (((shudder)))~
    Um, you guys know you can buy it already grated, right??? I think the few extra pennies justifies not having a sore arm - for me anyway!!!

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    Ok; got started still behind, but will catch up during the week. I do better by looking around rather than make lists ahead of time.

    Today;
    cleaned all door handles
    cleaned all light switches
    cleaned most windowsills; still have 3 to go
    cleaned off washing machine
    put clothes away hanging on doorknobs
    refilled soap in bathroom
    filed paid bills
    put shopping bags in car, return bottles in car and finished emptying groceries from car

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    I only like to use pregrated cheese if I'm going to melt it. If I make taco salad I like it freshly grated.

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    Great way to catch up, craftypam!! You go, girl!

    Dog bedding is on the line drying. One load in the wash. One load left to wash.

    One paper grocery bag full of dishes and such to give to wildlife rescue tomorrow!!
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    I wrote and printed the letter to our PTA requesting reimbursement for the paints for my classroom - almost $100. That will be nice to get backc so I can put it towards bills.

    Wanted to pay bills online, but it's down at the moment. Will try again later.
    No spend days: J 9/16
    Monthly exercise: J 165/930
    Monthly savings: J-202, F-186,M-170,A-154, M-137, J-118, J-102, A-86, S-70, O-54, N-38, D-28

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    Woo hoo!! Last load in, so this day's list is DONE!!

    Here is tomorrow's list, although I've already completed about half of it:
    1. Hard-boil eggs for lunches
    2. Sweep out tack room - DONE
    3. Collect empty feed bags and throw away - DONE
    4. Harvest/store poppy seeds for next year
    5. Fill up the gas tank on the truck
    6. Throw away box of rubbish in downstairs hallway - DONE
    7. Throw away box of rubbish in laundry room - DONE
    8. Drop off pet accessories to wildlife rescue
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    Tomorrow is going to be a breeze for you madhen!! When you plan for next time's pyramid challenge, please don't up the numbers because you have breezed through these - some of us are stuck in the reality of a slower moving ability!!
    No spend days: J 9/16
    Monthly exercise: J 165/930
    Monthly savings: J-202, F-186,M-170,A-154, M-137, J-118, J-102, A-86, S-70, O-54, N-38, D-28

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    I have the advantage of being home all day and having no life.

    Actually, part of the reason I blasted through so many of tomorrow's challenges is because I have to go back to work tomorrow, which is going to really slow me down. I'm trying to get as many done this weekend as I can, to give me a safety buffer!
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    I understand. It will be interesting to see what happens when I return to work tomorrow. I'd better go get some more things done now!!
    No spend days: J 9/16
    Monthly exercise: J 165/930
    Monthly savings: J-202, F-186,M-170,A-154, M-137, J-118, J-102, A-86, S-70, O-54, N-38, D-28

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    Within the past 15 minutes
    - hand-washed 4 items (#9) ...I've been putting this one off for about a week. Taking the 'extra time' to do these piddley things was annoying. Not any longer with this thread!!!
    - swept up spilled bird seed in our garage (#10) ...I've been putting this one off for about a week. It only took 1 minute. I wonder why I didn't do it sooner.

    Quote Originally Posted by MaryCarney View Post
    Um, you guys know you can buy it already grated, right??? I think the few extra pennies justifies not having a sore arm - for me anyway!!!
    I don't know about the prices in your area, but pre-grated cheese is an arm & a leg for what you get. I'd rather suffer with a sore hand for 5 minutes and save money. But that's just me!

    Quote Originally Posted by craftypam View Post
    Ok; got started still behind, but will catch up during the week. I do better by looking around rather than make lists ahead of time...
    That's what I've been doing today...looking around the place and trying to do what I put off for another time. I think I'm going to make a list, but it won't be of things that I have to do throughout the week. It'll be there to give me ideas if I need it. KWIM?

    Quote Originally Posted by craftypam View Post
    I only like to use pregrated cheese if I'm going to melt it. If I make taco salad I like it freshly grated.
    I've never noticed the difference in taste with pre-grated cheese and freshly grated. We store ours in a tupperware container in the fridge, and I've never really noticed a difference from when I just grated it to a few days later.
    If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else.


    2014 Lose-A-Pound-A-Week Challenge
    Started tracking my calories and REALLY trying on June 23rd (at 138.0 lbs)
    1st goal will be 135 lbs Reached this goal on Saturday, June 28th
    2nd goal will be 132 lbs
    3rd goal will be 130 lbs
    4th goal will be 128 lbs
    5th goal will be 126 lbs

    April No Spend Challenge 10/30 No Spend Days
    ~~will start up again in May~~

    Personal
    Pay off my Mortgage
    $62,653.31 (as of July 28th, 2014 - 5 years, 10 months)
    $73,670.29 (as of December 29th, 2013 - 7 years, 0 months left)
    $94,506.12 (as of December 21st, 2012 - 9 years, 2 months left)
    $108,631.38 (as of December 3rd, 2011 - 12 years, 7 months left)
    Pay off my Line of Credit#1 - General
    $------------- (as of ...)
    $19,058.22 (as of July 28th, 2014)
    $10,784.38 (as of December 20th, 2013)
    $20,330.65 (as of June 7th, 2013)
    Pay off My Line of Credit #2
    $30,844.83 (as of July 28th, 2014)/$35,308.44 GRAND TOTAL
    Breakdown
    $828.42 undercoating for new van
    $1,743.27 eavestrophs on our house
    $1,736.75 new walkway in the front of our house
    $31,000 van

    Winning at money is 80% behaviour and 20% head knowledge....Hey, if it were easy, every moron walking would be wealthy.
    ~Dave Ramsey

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    Quote Originally Posted by geckoace View Post

    8/23 list
    1 farmers market DONE
    2 plan activities for Tue, wed DONE
    3 put DD clothing away DONE
    4 put confiscated books/toys away DONE
    5 solve pillow issue (SOLVED must apply while kid not IN the bed LOL)
    6 shred more (shredder overheated yesterday)DONE
    7 buy furnace filter DONE
    8 laundry -linens
    9 laundry - me + kids
    10 put away cloth napkins DONE
    my dh needed to do laundry so i put mine on hold til the mornin

    8/24 List
    1 get different banner material
    2 paint a larger football sign
    3 paint the banner
    4 shelve wayward kid books
    5 get bagels
    6 RSVP to bday party
    7 Get uniforms on hangers for back to school DONE
    8 upload football pics

    bonus laundry makeup day
    Reba

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