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  1. 2nd Grocery Trip of the Month

    by , 06-09-2009 at 10:39 PM
    Spent $100.30, and I think I actually bought more for me than for the animals, for a change!

    The list:

    Frozen corn (2 bags) $7.98
    Organic mixed veggies $2.69
    Rice $8.19
    Crackers (3 boxes) $12.87
    Sushi (2 packages) $17.88
    Organic baby spinach $3.99
    Organic salad dressing $4.29
    Organic Granny Smith apples (5.28 lbs) $9.45
    Organic bananas (4.62 lbs) $5.04
    Organic bulk granola cereal (1.08 lb) $6.47
    ...

    Updated 06-09-2009 at 10:40 PM by madhen

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    Grocery Budget Reduction Challenge
  2. Day 7 of June's Special Financial Challenge

    by , 06-08-2009 at 02:01 AM
    The goal: To raise as much money as possible this month to pay towards debt.

    The total so far: $160.27

    Found a check I never cashed for $32.40!! I guess cleaning my house was a good idea!

    I don't know how much I'll be able to do this week, although I'm gathering up things for Saturday's thrift sale. Let's hope this coming week's sale is 300% better than the last one!
    Categories
    Fluff and Feathers
  3. FreeCycle Bounty - what the hen dragged in

    by , 06-08-2009 at 01:49 AM
    Went there to get a poster, and came back with:

    • a music box metal ship (Plays Up the River when you wind the propeller);
    • hot air popcorn popper;
    • the poster;
    • a Christmas village (handmade and each house signed by a different artist);
    • a crockpot;
    • two cutting boards;
    • a fish grill thingy;
    • two Corningware pans with lids;
    • one Corningware-type pan without lid (mistake as I intended to leave it behind in case she found the lid);
    • three cool little soup-type mugs (not sure
    ...
    Categories
    Fluff and Feathers
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  4. A week on the ranch (June 1 - June 7, 2009)

    by , 06-08-2009 at 12:15 AM
    First week of June!! Woo hoo!! I am a little biased, because June is my birth month, but I just really like this month. June seems to be when everything I planted starts to bear fruit, and when the weather goes from cold to comfortably cool, and it is also the month that I used to start summer break as a kid, when I was in school. So overall, nothing but good associations with this month!

    Thankfully, things at work have started to slow a bit. I was still busy every day, but ...

    Updated 06-08-2009 at 12:21 AM by madhen

    Categories
    Ranch Diary
  5. Ground Maneuvers - June 7

    by , 06-07-2009 at 04:41 PM
    Everything is green and growing!!

    One thing that was exciting to see is that an orange tree that I've had for years is now FINALLY producing oranges! I took the pic labeled "orange and friend" and didn't even realize, until I was editing, that I had gotten a shot of the insect! I just hope the oranges continue to mature, and don't fall off.

    Every year, my pomegranates reach a certain level of maturity, and then they dry up and fall off the shrub. I'm ...
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