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  1. Looking back on 2008 and forward to 2009

    by , 12-31-2008 at 03:16 PM (a step in the right direction)
    Well it seems everyone has been looking back on the year and forward to what the new year holds.

    2008 for us started off being a bad year as DH hurt himself at work in December of 2007. Things just seemed to have gone down hill from there at least for the first 3/4 of 2008. But this last part of 2008 starting in about August, we just decided that we were going to try harder to get on our feet and start making some changes to get there. So far its working, slowly but surely we are ...

    Updated 01-03-2009 at 02:09 PM by Gibs

    Goals, Reflections
  2. Whew, goodbye to '08

    by , 12-31-2008 at 03:01 PM
    I don't know about most others, but I'm so glad to see this year over!

    We've had so much upheaval with the selling of our house, moving into a transitionary housing situation while the sellers could get close enough to finish their house so they could move out, and we could move in, to finishing up our 6th year of homeschooling, our cat & hamster dying, to getting the kids started back into, & then Mike starting online classes.

    I'm so ready

    Updated 12-31-2008 at 03:02 PM by cheles2kids

  3. 2009 Challenges and Goals

    by , 12-31-2008 at 08:14 AM (SandNOceanGirl's Blog)
    For my 2009 Challenges and Goals:

    I want to cook more (I'm kind of kitchen challenged). So with all the great tips here I should be able to handle cooking. I have also joined the Meal Planning Challenge to help in this department.

    I need to save for the EF. My goal is $1000.

    I am slashing the grocery budget to $200 for regular groceries and $50 for stockpiling by my Month-by-Month (found in another blog of mine).

    I am going to try to shop Christmas ...
    My Challenges
  4. Ahhh, the day before tomorrow.

    by , 12-31-2008 at 02:41 AM
    So it's past midnight and I've spent the last three hours (yes, three) going through my two file folder binders. It's my annual cleaning out and resorting all my paperwork day, and with that, I get to buy a new paper shredder and shred the rest of the important documents tomorrow! Just what I wanted to do on New Years Eve...

    I guess it beats spending $30 on booze... though that doesn't sound too bad right now.

    At any rate, DH is going to his work tomorrow to make photocopies ...
  5. Book Lovers Group

    by , 12-30-2008 at 11:41 PM (a step in the right direction)
    I thought that since Madhen created the book challenge for reading a certain number of books each month in 2009, that it would be a great idea to have a book lovers club here at frugal village so we can discuss books. I did not realize that anyone can create groups until tonight when I was checking out that section so I created a book lovers group and hope to see some of you fellow book lovers there.

    Updated 01-03-2009 at 01:55 PM by Gibs

    Book Challenge and Group