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12/9
~no heat or a/c
~clipping coupons
~meals from home
~no laundry
~coloring hair at home, with free haircolor
~making bread
 

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Staying home today (don't feel well), so no gas usage for me at least going to church.
Cooking at home today. Making deer stew for supper and using leftover vegetables and homemade stock from freezer. Will use crockpot to save gas.
Eating leftovers from last nights supper for lunch today.
No laundry - I never do laundry on Sunday.
No AC/heat since it's mild today. Haven't used either for a month now. :fdance:
Will :dishes: today.
Will use dust mop on floors instead of using vacumn.
 

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Good morning everyone :)

Heat set at 67 (that's as low as I can go)
Of course, meals at home. Steaks courtesy of MIL
I'm not going anywhere, so no gas used or money spent
Laundry is all caught up, but I do need to fold the clothes that were hung in the basement to dry.
I'll defrost deer steaks for tomorrows dinner. (meat that was given to us for FREE)
I might bake some cookies today.
 

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Not gonna be a frugal day for me.
Going to visit DGD so gas in car, tolls for turnpike and the like will hit me. But....
~taking coffee from home so no other road spending
~washed 1 load laundry, less soap in cold
~ate a leftover baked hot dog for breakfast... I know...kind of strange
~planning how in the heck to get things done this week!
~cut coupons
 

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~ No heat or ac
~ No eating out
~ No spending on anything but bills and gas in the car :)
~ Cook meals in bulk and freeze
~ Wash all laundry in cold
~ Use dishwasher when FULL only
 

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12/09

- small space heater
- grocery shopping by the list (coupons w/ loss leaders)
- cleaning, organizing and decluttering
- entertainment at home only
- laundry with full loads only, 1-2 tbsp detergent per load
- eating at home, coffee at home
 

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12/9

~Clipping coupons
~Used coupon to purchase some donuts
~Heat off
~Dinner in the crockpot
~Reworking budget
 

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12/9
- heat on 67
- laundry in cold but did have to use dryer on DH uniforms
- no lights until dark
-leftovers for dinner
 

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December 9

- Heat at 65 when not home (will bump up when home!)
- Went in to office to make some $ (still behind for the month though) :sigh:
- Used odds and ends from fridge to make quesadillas for lunch
- Dinner will be homemade pumpkin soup (using a few leftovers)
- Revised budget
 

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use crockpot more often
even though it's cold, grill out!
more meatless meals
more frugal lunches for the kids
quit smoking
quit drinking so much soda
only running dishwasher when full (once a day)
only doing laundry with full load, one a day, i have a triple loader (always wash in cold water)
packing dh's lunches
no eating out!
making present's this year!
 

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Went grocery shopping today went to Aldi's and Redners for meat
I got boneless skinless chicken breasts for [email protected] the norm around here is [email protected]
Unplugged everything when we are not using it
clipped coupons
ate dinner at home
 

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12/9

* laundry in cold
* hanging 2 loads of laundry in the basement to dry
* work on big J's xmas blanket :)
* ate dinner at MIL's house :chef:
* clip coupons
 

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* Use the clothes line more.
* Wash after 7pm so I hit off-peak hours.
* Declutter and throw out old clothes.
* Stick to the budget.

Thats it for me this week.
 

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12/9

- lunch @ grandparents' house while we washed a load of laundry and visited (save on laundry $)
- dinner from crockpot
- no heat or a/c
- picked up free moving boxes (from ad posted on CL)
 

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12/10/07

~ No spend day
~ Taking lunch and having easy dinner, no eating out
~ Taking a coffee to work and drinking coffee from the machine at work
~ Got up @ 5 to do a load of laundry w/ cold water
~ Cutting up a veggie tray for the week this mornig for easy snacks
~ Baking a batch of cookies for girls lunchboxes
~ Keeping heat at 69
~ Looking into window quilts to keep warmth in
~ Hitting the Dollar Store for tins for homemade treats to give as Chrsitmas gifts (budgeted spending)
 

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12/10

~hanging laundry out today
~washed in cold
~crocheting for entertainment
~meals from home
~making brownies for snacks
~colored my hair (yesterday)
~no heat or a/c, windows open all night for slightly cooler air
~reading also for entertainment
 

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wish i could say no heat, we got a ice storm & its freezing outside!!!! but i will be slipping coupons & washing all clothes in cold water, and only running the kids to school & back (no unneccesary running).
 

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yesterday 12/9:

~put back some junky Pier 1 stocking stuffers that would probably be used once or twice
~used a gift card for dinner
~family used up old ice cream, freeing up freezer space
~no coffee out!
~scrubbed hardwood floors for exercise - injured foot preventing any other cardio
~leftovers for lunch
~prepped kitchen before bed for the busy, icy morning to come
~went to bed early:rest:

for today 12/10:

~hanging laundry to dry for humidity in house
~no spend day except for the Xmas tree we're buying today!
~all coffee from home
~mac & cheese in crockpot (perhaps with whole wheat pasta if we have some on hand)
~minimal electric and heat
~washing in cold:uhh:
~decluttering
~hope to work on rug and make some ornaments
~roasting a chicken and may attempt to make a stock

Have a great day everyone!
 

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-no spending at all
-hitting library before ice storm
-clipping coupons
-posting yesterdays decluttered items on craigslist
-eating at home (beans and rice - truly!)
-already had a latte (made at home with machine)
 

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~ hanging clothes to dry
~ no heat/no ac - it is supposed to be in the upper 70s and low80s all week
~ DH and I switched vehicles as the minivan gets better gas mileage than his '95 pathfinder. I don't drive that much during the week (30 miles or less) so it seemed silly for him to be driving the gas guzzler 70 miles a day. It is a tight squeeze but we can fit all the car seats into it - thankfully dd8 is out of a car seat as of this week.
~ All meals at home
~ DH took leftovers and drinks to work
~ walked to the park for our exercise and play time
~ roasting a chicken for dinner tonight, will use it for two more meals later this week
~ returned all our extra supplies for the kitchen remodel - $50 credited back to our account
~ reading library books and crocheting my lap blanket for entertainment
~ baking our snack foods for the week
 
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