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  1. General Chat
    I just paid $1.94 a gallon for gas. I looked in my mileage/price log and I haven't paid that low a price since early 2005. My almost 8 year old had just turned 4 when I last paid that low a price for gasoline.
  2. News you can use
    Jobless claims fall, but 4-week average highest since 2005 The Labor Department reported Thursday that the number of new jobless claims dropped by 9,000 last week to a total of 349,000, ... </img>
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    Yes, I'm out of frozen carrots, only a couple packages of green beans left. I still have one bag of potatoes which will last probably until the first week in Feb. if I stretch how many we have a t a meal. I realize now I didn't plant enough carrots nor potatoes.
  4. Leisure & Media Arts
    http://money.cnn.com/best/bplive/?cnn=yes
  5. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I keep reading a bunch of posts that mention people will be getting an income tax refund.  I'm so jealous!  I usually have to pay in, and since I've been married we've yet to get anything back.  I claim one exemption.  So, for 2005, I paid the federal government $7,706.14.  My state tax was...
  6. Leisure & Media Arts
    What would you say was the best movie of 2005? My favorite was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!
  7. Family
    for me this was a very hard year, i will truley be glad when it is over. first there was the bells palsey, then the teeth that i ended up going septic with,, then the troubled pregnancy with my granddaughter, the diabtetes was next, then the siezures, my grandsons surgery and re...
  8. Goals and Dreams
    Here is what I wanted to do: This is what I accomplished: ~replace carpet in living room, hall and Chris and Dakota's room (repaint too!) ~pay down our debt ~declutter and reorganize (ongoing process) How did you do?
  9. Freebies
    http://www.verybestbaking.com/extras/programs/magazine_05/default.aspx
  10. Christmas
    I know this question gets asked all the time, but I'm asking again. I'm making or have already made: ~scented hot mats ~a denim quilt ~kitchen towels with crocheted tops (something I never in a million years thought I would make) ~strawberry-rhubarb jam ~apple-mint jelly ~Chipotle-lime salsa...
  11. Education
    http://www.staples.com/products/SpotLights/Marketing/tad_2005/default.asp
  12. Kitchen Basics
    From  http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/healthyheart/0503-04c.html Q. The new Dietary Guidelines recommend increased amounts of fruits and vegetables, and more emphasis on whole grains, low-fat dairy, lean meat, nuts and fish. Will it break my budget to follow this new eating plan? A.Using...
  13. Freebies
    Hitting All Bases Hot weather can melt foundation fast, but Prescriptives Flawless Skin Total Protection Makeup SPF15 contains a polymer that adheres to skin while releasing yeast extract and vitamin E over eight hours. It's not out until August, but the first 500 Allure readers to sign up on...
  14. Frugal Living
    http://singleparents.about.com/od/moneymatters/a/salestaxfree04.htm Great time to do Christmas shopping as well! :reindeer:
  15. Freebies
    http://www.toyota.com/toyota/motorsports/sweepstakes.jsp
  16. Freebies
    http://www.freebizmag.com/email2005nursing01welcome.htm
  17. Freebies
    http://www.tauck.com/calendar/
  18. Home and family challenges
    I'm organizing a new spring cleaning challenge for 2005. If interested in participating, reply to this post. There'll be games, contests, missions, and lots of fun. Missions will be posted weekly. For starters let's get our cleaning supplies together. broom, mop, paper towels, garbage...
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