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  1. Today was a kinda sad day. But enlightening too.

    by , 06-25-2009 at 12:45 AM (Travelling on the frugal path to Freedom)
    Today was one of those days. At kindergarten we were giving out their scrapbooks. This is good, we have SLAVED over these to get them completed, there were so many great days at the end of the year, it made for scrambling.

    We decided that instead of going over the books in class, I had wanted to gift the teacher with a slide show of this year. I worked on it for 5 days. I put it together with pictures, video clips, music he'd recorded with the kids and a very special song. He loved ...
  2. Can someone beat Murphy for me?

    by , 06-19-2009 at 01:35 AM (Travelling on the frugal path to Freedom)
    Murphy has gotta go.

    As I mentioned, I totally jinxed myself last Friday morning. I told dd that we were so lucky this year as we won't need to do more interviews as no one is leaving the daycare.

    WELL... that Murphy needs to learn to mind his manners and not eavesdrop. Friday afternoon I got notice that one little guy would be leaving at the end of the month, he is in fact done tomorrow.

    And if that wasn't bad enough, Murphy has now struck again. ...
  3. Kinda bad news

    by , 06-15-2009 at 11:23 AM (Travelling on the frugal path to Freedom)
    I jinxed myself! I know i did. On Friday, I was telling dd10 that this is the first summer where we have kept all the dayhome kids. No changes.

    That night, one mom tells me they are moving, and he's done at the end of the month.

    That really sucks..lol. That said he is a high maintenance, mischievous little boy that doesn't listen all the great, so a lower maintenance will make it more fun for everyone as I won't need to be with him so much. More of me to go around. ...
  4. My self challenge - waste not want not.

    by , 06-12-2009 at 10:10 AM (Travelling on the frugal path to Freedom)
    Before even starting... I'll say this. I am not a waster, I don't throw out much from the pantry. Stale crackers? Crumbs for meatloaf or meat balls. Stale cookies? Crumble topping for ice cream.

    The fridge? Not as successful. There is produce that gets forgotten on occasion. There is leftovers that get forgotten and look like science experiments. I need to work on this.

    Even in household goods. We have a water cooler(got if for free), love it. It is filled with tap water. ...
  5. I just watched Oprah ... that ah ha moment.

    by , 06-11-2009 at 05:13 PM (Travelling on the frugal path to Freedom)
    Today's episode hit home. I don't often watch, I was tired, and didn't feel like doing anything...

    In away I'm gald I watched, in another, I feel guilty I did

    Today Oprah had 2 families try a one week challenge. No TV, except 1 hour a day(combined, not each), no video, no ipod, no computer except homework and work. No take out, EAT the leftovers, don't throw them out, no shopping except for groceries, no lights on unless in the room, no temp set above 70F. ...
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