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  1. First grocery shopping trip of May

    by , 05-01-2009 at 10:57 PM
    Brita filter $9.99
    oatmeal $3.39
    sugar $3.69
    frozen bag corn (8 lbs) $7.98
    frozen cherries $3.49
    sushi $17.68
    organic kiwi fruit (bag of six) $2.99
    potato chips $2.49
    organic frozen corn (2 bags) $5.38
    organic frozen mixed veggies (2 bags) $5.38
    organic frozen blueberries $4.39
    organic baby lettuce $3.99
    organic spring mix $7.98
    organic salad mix $3.99
    organic spinach $3.99
    Half and Half $1.49 ...
  2. May's Challenges

    by , 04-30-2009 at 10:31 AM
    • Skill-a-Month: Improve/expand vermicomposting skills (worm husbandry, yee haw!) and candle-making
    • Project-a-Month: Clean out all fridges and freezers
    • Lose-A-Pound-A-Week: 140 pounds by end of month
    • Book Club: 2 books
    • Needle Arts: present for my aunt (Mother's Day)
    • Get-Your-Business-Up-and-Running: create working calendar for holiday prep
    • Recipe-A-Week: 4 new recipes (mostly vegetarian)
    • No-Spend: 15 days
    • EF: $1,250 by end of month
    • Self-sufficiency: 1 thing every day
    • Frugality:

    Updated 04-30-2009 at 10:34 AM by madhen

    Fluff and Feathers
  3. A week on the ranch (April 20 - April 26, 2009)

    by , 04-27-2009 at 01:57 AM
    I am sitting here at 10:30p, listening to Supertramp, and I have to admit that it is making me melancholy. "Casual Conversations" in particular brings back some memories best left buried, so of course, I'm playing it over and over. Sometimes, it just feels good to feel bad.

    So my apologies in advance if this entry isn't as upbeat as previous ones. I am just in a blue funk, and you get what you get.

    I spent the afternoon at the craft store. The owner ...
    Ranch Diary
  4. 04/24/2009 - P.H.A.T. Chick Journal

    by , 04-25-2009 at 10:35 AM
    I'm actually posting this on 4/25, because I realized I forgot to do it yesterday!!

    Another less than stellar day, exercise-wise. I did my push-ups, but that was it.

    I had eggs benedict for breakfast, with a side of breakfast potatoes. I gave the ham to someone else, so basically had 1 1/2 eggs on an English muffin with hollandaise sauce. That kept me full until dinner, which was a big green salad.

    Had my eight glasses of water. Didn't take my ...
  5. 04/23/2009 - P.H.A.T. Chick Journal

    by , 04-24-2009 at 12:53 AM
    Okay, it is late and I'm tired, so this will be short and sweet.

    Eaten today: 2 cups of coffee, 1 hardboiled egg, 1 tall caramel macchiato (Starbucks), 1 sandwich bag of sweet potato chips, one bowl of brussels sprouts. Drank 8 glasses of water and took my vitamins. Drank 4-5 swigs of soy milk throughout the day.

    I did my push-ups this morning, then walked two miles, and I did my sit-ups tonight.

    I'm going with a B- today, only because I caved ...