AC set at 80
lights off all day, use sunlight
Dishes by hand
Dug in pantry to make dinner tonight (grocery shopping tomorrow)
1/2 hour Dora the Explorer show for Rebekah before bed, otherwise no TV
1 load of cloths diapers for Micah
No Spend Day!
*Opened a mail survey I got this week to find a $4 check. Yeah!
*Qualified for another $4 survey/product test next month. I won't need any monthly feminine supplies!
*Ate lunch out for the church picnic ($21) but have leftover water, pretzels, and popcorn. Ate the leftover pizza for dinner.
*Took a TGIF's survey for a free appetizer for our next visit
*I broke down and bought a new digital camera, but I got it on sale and shopped through Upromise, so we'll get a little something back.
*Did most of the laundry today on cold
*Picked out some of DS's clothing to be sold at the consignment store
*My two items I listed on eBay sold
*Bought gas on $.05 off Sunday
AC on 77 during the day-turned it up a notch!
hung out 2 loads of wash
found a gift card to the Children's place in dd's old car last night, lol for little one-for $25 (it was from Christmas)
Got a letter from the state that Ashlee might be eligible for a grant for college this year-MAJOR HURRAY! :hurray:
Ate from the pantry
used the pool for entertainment
organized my desk so I can find stuff
got more coupons to clip
Using $50 from DH limo job to go towards the next credit card
~eating breakfast free
~DH's employer paying for our hotel room, rental car, and DH's food from Sunday - Saturday.
~using cell to cell phone (free) to talk to my boys and my mom (DS#2 and #3 are with her for the week)
~picked up some snacks, drinks, and lunch foods for me to keep in the hotel room so I do not have to go out and eat lunch everyday (which would really add up)
*visited parents yesterday - cost me gas but so worth it
* no eating out while traveling there
*washing in cold and planning to line dry in the AM
*Will do chores in house tonight so I can find things
*planning menu for the week so that I eat at home with something healthy
*cut coupons and reviewed ads
*plan route tomorrow to hit grocery store produce sale, haircut and walgrens with minimal gas used
8trying to gain motivation again! AUGHHHH!!!!
*went grocery shopping and saved over $20 in coupons
*cleaned bathroom closet and found lots of deodorants/toothbrushes/toothpastes I forgot I had
*all meals from home
*all laundry in cold water
*made pink lemonade for kids to drink instead of expensive juice pouches
*used veggies from my garden to make a salad with dinner
*all meals from home, leftovers for me for lunch
*sent DH to work with all meals from home
*no spend day
*found some school supplies from last year that are being used again this year
*trying my best to get back on the frugal bandwagon
*menu planning for the week
*clipping coupons for upcoming triples this week
*made plans to go blueberry picking with a friend later in the week...cheap and productive entertainment
~ AC set at 80
~ pulled out the box fan to use in the playroom/office - it is the hottest room in the house and the kids need somewhere to play as it will be around 100 for the next few days
~ lights off during the day
~ hung clothes outside to <s>bake</s> dry
~ DH found a whole, cooked chicken at the grocery store last night marked down to $2, so he bought it. I deboned it and froze the chicken and carcass for later
~ ran errands in a circle to reduce gas, stopped at Walmart *ugh* to get the free 3-D glasses for the televised Hannah Montana concert on Friday
~ made peanut butter-honey balls dipped in chocolate for the kids' treats this week
~ eating leftovers for dinner tonight...it is too hot to cook
~ Started school today, we have so many curriculum materials on hand that we are not going to have to buy anything new until after Fall break
*Dinner was a stir-fry with one chicken breast and all the veggies that were about to go bad. Using up food and less meat.
*A/C's up high (or down low?) 78 degrees and up
*Got a $25 CVS GC from MyPoints today in the mail
*DH got a $600 expense re-imbursement check in the mail
*Submitted for $500 daycare FSA re-imbursement
*Asked for paperwork to rollover a 401K. (woo!)
*Rebalanced portfolio in my other 401K (why did I wait until I've lost almost $1000 this year? D'oh!)
* ate all meals & snacks at home, or home packed
* hung up swim gear and towel to air dry for 2nd use later this week (vs washing asap)
* opened blinds for lighting
* no tv tonight - napped instead - ha! LOL
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