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  1. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I just calculated and realized how much I have paid in debt so far since starting Dave Ramsey's plan in January 2010. My total debt paid off is $26,000. Now that is a beautiful thing..................................................................... I am going to work as much as possible...
  2. Frugal Living
    When my kids are grown and on their own...oh.. in about 15 years... I'm going to save SOOOO much in groceries. My hubster took the kids to start summer vacation, they come back for Canada day. So I am cooking for 1 for a few days. It is so easy and cheap. No one to cater to, I get to eat it...
  3. General Chat
    How much I love my main job. I have a second job I was suppose to go to today, but ended up not, and I realized how happy I was not to go. I have this second job thinking it would replace my fulltime job in a yr or so, and now I think, no more. I will stay where I am, even if it means I would...
  4. General Chat
    My dd (21) broke up with her long time bf 3 weeks ago. Today was really hard for her. Then, as I was standing in line at the bakery, I had a woman say to me, "I hate this day, it's so depressing, I'm single". She was a nice looking woman, but she was having a rough day. You know I never realized...
  5. Success Stories
    As you may have noticed(or not..lol). But I didn't post for several weeks! And everything came to a halt, or almost. I had not realized how much visiting these boards motivated me to stay on track! So I need to remember to stop by often! Keeps me focused and on track and there's always an...
  6. Frugal Living
    I thought I went over my grocery budget for September by $4.30. I was looking at my receipt from when we went to the commissary....they had charged me $19.99 for a $5.99 bottle of Tide HE. They overcharged me by $14.00. DH is going to call and let them know and then I am sure they will refund...
  7. General Chat
    today is my mother's birthday. She passed away in 1987. If you still have your Mom with you, make sure she knows you care about her. Moms cannot be replaced.
  8. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    And that is, I really hate not being able to help someone else out. So I keep books that I don't use much, at least for me to read all the time, because I loan them out on a variety of subjects to a variety of people. I keep my favourites file jammed here on the computer so I have links I can...
  9. General Chat
    Oh, about 21 posts ago :toothy:
  10. General Chat
    Oh my aching legs! We did the state fair again today. . . . When we were there on Sunday, I special ordred some things for Christmas gifts. They were there today when I went to get them! Woo Hoo-- Alis Chalmers WD45 Christmas lights for my dad, and tiny toy ones for Zach and Noah! We took...
  11. Homesteading and gardening
    I have 8 potato seedlings right now (one more on the way, and I really thought I planted 10, but I can't seem to find the 10th.). I haven't planted any since I was a kid, and I barely remember doing it then. I am so pleased with how the little plants look. They are so attractive. And they...
  12. Health and beauty
    Okay, so, I've been wearing my pedometer and I've realized that throughout the week, while at work, I walk anywhere between 6,000 and 8,000 steps a day. I figured that the weekends would be around 10,000 because I'm up the stairs, down the stairs, doing laundry, sweeping, cleaning, playing with...
  13. General Chat
    Me and my motor mouth!!!! :jabber: I can't believe I got here so quickly after hitting 5000. Just goes to show how wonderful the Village is and how special you all are too me!!!! :grouphug: Love ya bunches!!!!
  14. Goals and Dreams
    Well I think I wrote it down as a goal. lol. Today I used my brand new coupon binder (homemade of course). I had all my coupons with me, my list and my price book pages (well the couple I have started anyway). I was a little slow, but I managed to save $36 using coupons!!! :D:D
  15. General Chat
    :laugh: OMGoodness! I can't believe I went over 5000 posts here. Just goes to show you how much I love to chat with my wonderful Village Family!!!! :grouphug: Thank you all for making this my home!!!! Love ya!!!
  16. General Chat
    That all my socks have holes in them. Think I better go and purchase some more. Do you wear socks with holes in them, darn them or throw them out and purchase new ones.
  17. Health and beauty
    That since starting the LFL program I have lost a total of 17lbs. Now I know that my WLB only says 3 but I am not counting as far back as the beginning..I am just counting since about 2 weeks ago.....although putting it all together makes it seem like a much bigger accomplishment then I had...
  18. Frugal Living
    For me, it was cooking from scratch. Particularly things with alot of ingredients. Because I work 50 hours per week, it was completely stressing me out at dinner time. And then all the dishes! It probably doens't help that I hate to cook anyway. So, I've learned to rely on easy to cook...
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