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i didnt see one for this week so here it is.

01/11
-ate from stockpile
 

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Glad you started this thread. I always enjoy reading it.

-hit a few sales today that were pretty good
-didn't buy lunch in the city after church. I picked up a pkg. of buns and we ate them on the way home.
-heat turned down
-went for a walk tonight (it's frugal because it keeps us healthy)
 

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Sunday 01/11:
~stayed home, no spending
~heat on 60
~blinds open for light/sun's heat during day, candles at night
~wearing extra layers & extra blankets on beds
~wrote out this week's bills
~planned grocery trip for Tuesday
~grandmother brought over gleanings from her pantry. She's been hitting the b1g1f sales too often and I got the overflow! :) I just love grandmas!
 

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Sunday:

~ Clipped coupons
~ Took FIL out to restaurant for his birthday--not a planned expense so we'll have to find room in the budget for this and cut somewhere else
~ Tracked expenses
~ Heat at 62 until this evening when it turned colder
~ DH and I walked for exercise
~ Went to the library for magazines--got some ideas for new things to do w/ my scrapbook supply stash
~ Watched the football game for entertainment
~ DH played some video games for entertainment
~ Leftovers for supper
~ Planned for week
 

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for 1/11

~ clipped coupons
~ plotted this weeks "cherry picking" grocery run
~ crockpotted dinner for the next day
~ everyone got to choose thier choice of leftovers for dinner
~ made cranberry bread out of cranberries that needed used up
~ raided my cupboard/freezer and took breakfast stuff to my parents where I cooked breakfast for us all to enjoy together (instead of picking up Dairy Queen or doghnuts on the way)
~ washed in cold
~ used homemade detergent
~ checked out a "hotel demolition sale", bought nothing but made a plan to go back the day before they close and see how much they drop prices
~ entertained ourselves at home
~ excersized at home
~ washed baggies
~ prepped lunches in reusable containers
 

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01/12
-packaged lunch instead of buying .75 chips(college campus) only worth .35(at regular price at family dollar)
 

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01.11~

*watched the football games & read for entertainment
*heat off as much as possible
*lights off as much as possible (dh actually started turning them off himself w/out me saying anything)
*bought a newspaper for coupons & sales
*clipped coupons and made an ad-matching list
*all meals at home
 

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1/11
~clipped coupons
~no money spent
~DH worked overtime
~Grilled burger outdoors on the grill
~sold a DVD on half.com
~ordered a textbook from half.com for a total of $7.00 - would have cost $87 at the college bookstore!

1/12
~received a months worth of medication for free from my doctor
~returned 3 textbooks to the college bookstore - did not need that class, so I dropped it
~ordered DS#3's driver's education packet from the state for $20 - In Texas, you can teach your child to drive yourself with the $20 packet or you can send them to a driver's ed school for much, much more. It is a big savings if you can do it yourself.
~eating leftovers for lunch
~DH took lunch to work
~deposited 3 checks in the bank today - rebates and money order from ebay sale
~cancelled free trial of Netflix before trial period ended
~blinds open for sunlight
 

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~received some free deer meat
~was given a box of chocolates, along with a container of candy (not good for healthy living though)
~heat turned down
~unplugged a phone that needed electricity (using regular phone instead)
 

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Sunday:

-cooked 3 batches of spaghetti sauce and froze it; made bread
-ate leftovers for lunch
-ate out of stockpile (doing all week)
-clipped coupons
-built a fire instead of turning on heat (until the night)

Monday:
-heat off until tonight
-took lunch to work; DH ate at home
-worked an extra hour with extra pay
-got free pint of ice cream and bagel from family business
-not running dishwasher or laundry today
 

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Monday 01/12:

~stayed home, no spending
~laundry in cold, 1/2 detergent, hung out to dry
~clipped coupons and matched to grocery list
~got 5 gal. of kerosene for our space heater for free from neighbor that is moving - will come in handy this weekend when the temps are supposed to be in the teens
~started plotting out the additions to our garden areas and checking stockpiles of seeds so I know what I have left to buy
~reading library books for entertainment
~made call to cancel cable tv. Kids are livid, but we get enough with an antenna to get by and we're trying to pay down as much debt as possible while DH's paycheck continues to shrink <sigh>
 

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1/11 - made quick bread
- made homemade laundry soap
- all food from home
- heat on 68
- laundry in cold
- empty aluminum cans from dad

1/12
- carpooled with dh
- meals from home
- lights off until dark
- heat on 68
- walked for exercise
 

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Monday:

~ Lights off until dusk
~ Thermostat on 60 until this evening when temp cooled down, now it's at 64
~ Had grandma fix a pair of pants for me--she can sew and I can't--hence she saved me some money!
~ Drinking milk and water
~ Reading magazines and books from library for entertainment
~ Lunch for me was leftovers
~ Supper for me was leftovers
~ Enjoying new furniture--we FINALLY got rid of our college days furniture and have real, adult furniture!
~ Looking around on FV for ideas to save money and updating my challenges.
~ Will limit shower to 10 minutes
~ Going to bed early tonight!
 

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1/12:
~All meals eaten at home
~Have leftovers ready to feed the kids for lunch tomorrow.
~Drank water all day
~Did my 30 minute workout on the Wii, worked up a sweat like I do on the eliptical at the gym.
~Today is laundry day, working on getting all the laundry done in one day. Washing the majority of it in cold.
~Lights off during the day.
~No A/C or Heat on today
~Went out with the kids to enjoy the sunshine
~Handwashed all the dishes
~Planned out our meals for the week
 

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01.12--

*heat and lights off as much as possible
*wash in cold
*snacks and drinks to work
*minimized driving time and miles
*no eating out
 

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Tuesday 01/13:
~stuck to list at grocery store
~heat on 60, everything else off during day (we were out)
~leftovers for dinner
~DH's cell phone died, so instead of replacing (or paying out $50 for insurance deductible), he'll get my current phone and I'll get my old phone switched back on. Won't cost anything that way.
 

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-no spend day here (too cold to go outside)
-made 8 loaves of bread
-received a box of quilting material in the mail
-heat turned down even though it's cold outside
-no junk food or pop in the house
 

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1/13
-went to aldis for the first time today
 

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01.13~

*heat off as much as possible
*natural light as much as possible
*decluttered to make room for stockpiling storage and to take unused things to goodwill
*leftovers for lunch
*no eating out
*no wasted food
*snacks and drinks to work
*minimized driving time
*worked on a monthly menu and grocery list
 

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01/13
--brought home pineapple juice from work that we always drain out and streched my orange juice with it. Yummy!

--Clipped coupons

--found a coupon site for Cub Foods
 
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