Frugal Challenge--12/14-12/20
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    Default Frugal Challenge--12/14-12/20

    I didn't see this posted anywhere so I thought I'd start it.

    Sunday:
    ~ Slept most of the afternoon
    ~ Thermostat on 64--it's been below 10 degress for the last day or so
    ~ Lights off until dusk
    ~ Surfed the FV

    Monday:
    ~ Thermostat on 64
    ~ Lights off until dusk
    ~ Graded papers
    ~ Watched TV for entertainment
    ~ Going to read before bed
    ~ Received free copy of Sunday's newspaper w/ coupons!
    ~ Cut coupons
    ~ Put used paper in recycling
    ~ Made "to do" list for tomorrow

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    Sunday: not such a good day!

    --stopped at drive thru (forgot breakfast, lunch not until 2) but only spend $4.50
    --visited with family for Christmas (stayed at church longer so I wouldn't have to waste money driving home and then driving back to see family)

    Monday

    --cooked turkey (on sale 97 cents a pound) and will have enough to freeze for later use
    --cooked at home all day
    --turned heat off (70 degrees outside-WHAT!!!)
    --washed baggies
    --made Christmas presents

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    *Received a small dividend check - earmarked for work clothing (due to job changes will be on the road much more which necessitates clothing)
    *washing in cold and watching time in dryer and amount of product used
    *decorated the house for the holidays - decluttered old decorations -
    *made a decorative basket that I had seen in a speciality store. Turned out great with very little cost
    *paid bills and budgeted an additional 50 for debt
    *trying to curb my spending - am spending way, way too much...Logging it all on my calendar so at least I can see where it went.
    *sent in for reimbursement for travel
    *sent in for reimbursement for health care spending account
    *working on accepting the fact that I will not have alot of baking done for the holiday.

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    For this week.
    - hung laundry
    - washed ziploc bags
    - cut dh's hair myself
    - had leftovers for dinner, and dh took them for lunch
    - having a soup and homemade bread night tonight
    - scratch muffins for our breakfasts
    - power was out 3 hours on Sunday, so that will save on our bill some I guess
    - my mom insisted I mail our package of Christmas presents using their fedex acct #, saved at least $30
    - insisted the library look for books that I turned in when they said I didn't. They found 3 of the 5. Now there are 2 more that I noticed didn't come off my account either. What the heck happened to so many books? I returned 40 at one time. Why were only some credited? I hate our library!

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    *used up frozen leftover spegetti sauce for dinner last night
    *used more leftover sauce from last nights dinner in a crock pot of chile cooking as we speak
    *making chicken and spinach casserole to use up cheese, sour cream and spinach before it goes bad
    *Staying home = no gas and nothing spent
    *reading books and magazines that I own for entertainment
    *need to wash later today but will be in cold of course
    *drinking hot tea with free tea bags
    *marked calendar to use CVS bucks and free coupons before expiration at the end of the month
    Thats all for now folks!

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    - used up leftover hamburger for dinner last night (wild rice casserole)
    - no spend day yesterday!
    - turned heat down alittle, FIL likes it really warm but it is killing us in heating
    - not feeling great today so relaxing with a cup of tea and my laptop




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    Last night turnned down the heat a bit - it was 58 inside when I got up but I had a nice comfy night because A: I like to sleep cold, and B: I remembered to put an extra blanket on the bed. Love breathing that cold air at night but I don't like my body to shiver, lol.

    Made spaghetti with a jar of Newman's Own sauce I got on sale for the pantry. Lunch today is leftover chicken tortilla soup. Dinner tonight is leftover spaghetti, and maybe I will pick up some broccoli or brussels sprouts to have with it. I LOVES me some brussels sprouts!!

    Of course my frugal but sad and lonely Christmas involves NOT flying to WI to be with family like I do every year. I refuse to put ANOTHER plane ticket on cc this year, and haven't finished paying for the ticket from my business trip to NOLA in July. I unfrugally spent $17 on a miniature tree (WITH lights) at Trader Joe's a few days ago so it actually looks a little Christmas-y now.

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    Heat at 65 degrees
    Laundry in cold water
    Several meals made with leftovers this week
    No drive no spend all but one day this week

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    - reading a finance book to stay motivated
    - washed ziploc bags
    - pizza from scratch for dinner
    - hung laundry
    - delivered homemade cranberry bread for teacher gifts today
    - heat at 65
    - dh got lunch at school today free
    - doing what we can in advance to prepare for the ice storm - the worst part about losing power is we lose water too

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    - dinner from scratch in crockpot
    - cut 3 kid's hair myself
    - washed ziploc bags
    - hung laundry
    - dh took leftovers for lunch
    - had dh stop at the bank on his way home, saved a trip out for me
    - didn't drive anywhere today

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