rd is off to earn a dollar. i have the day off, actually will be watching grandkids and washing clothes. no dollars being earned here. !wait! , i am washing in cold water, just let it soak a while. everything is clean and electricty bill not so high. going to cut paper snowflakes out of recycled (paper from recycle box at work) and put in windows--free decorations and fun mess for me and three year old. already cleaned the kitchen (vinegar and baking soda) frugally and kills germs. start the bathroom while kids are sleep and t v off. will look for other ways cheapie later
Archive for November, 2004
just me and the two youngest grandkids at home watching the holiday paradd on t v (kids have colds so could not go downtown) while people are SHOPPING!!. we will not go to the stores to "save" today. going to spend the day caring for the things i already have. do not need more stuff. do not believe i can save on something i would not have bought if it wasn't on sale.
what this is the fifth, five more days til payday. oh well - i will be just a broke then. in a pissy mood this a m. going to try a new recipe for mac & cheese with imitation crab i found on a frugal site tonite. sounded good last nite and i already have the stuff in freezer. made corned beef from scratch yesterday-not frugal with the price of corned beef! but with eggs and toast, sure was good and everyone was full. have to sit down and get my weekly menu together tonite so i can make a shopping list for tomorrow. stay on track for food. also get together the Christmas list, i told the kids not to buy me stuff - i want things from their hands or time. creativity. that will go for me also as with r d not working fulltime the money is tighter than usual. time to go to work
ready for the day and going to stay on track. bring lunch, stay away from snack store. here i go
always like the first of the month, a new start. got to balance the checkbook this morining-(know with al the bills is down to zero-just need to be sure do not overdraw have not done that in years). started the day with my own coffee and have the day off to get my menus and such planned for the next two weeks. like taking an extra day for the weekend instead of a long vacation and i am lucky enough that i can choose to do that. well off to a good start! for the month for my life