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Update to Side Bar

January 22nd, 2010 at 04:50 pm

I recently stumbled across a website that is dedicated to money and debt quotes. There's a lot of food for thought there.

I think I've pretty much met my soda goal. Some days I have two, some days I only have one. Maybe I'll just give it up completely.
Nah, probably not. But it sure is nice not to feel completely addicted.

The Purge Continues

January 13th, 2010 at 03:18 pm

1 Coffee maker
1 too-big dog harness
1 stuffed animal
2 more dust catchers

All the above are destined for Goodwill.

30 Cds - sold!!

Off to the city, again. Gotta get those rebate checks to the bank. I'll be dropping off the purge items at Goodwill. Need feed for the horses, too. The good news, to me anyway, is that my friend is driving so I won't be burning the fuel today.

Good Times at the Mailbox

January 12th, 2010 at 01:11 am

Let me try this again.

I had to make a run to the city today to run some errands. Stopped at the mailbox on my way home and found no one, but two rebate checks!

Both from HughesNet. One for $100 and one for $40. The big one gets added to my 20 Dollar Challenge and the little one will get Mountain Man and myself 2 tickets to the Draft Horse competition at the National Western Stock Show on the 23rd.
I'm stoked!

Brings Challenge to $115 for the month.

Miscellaneous Stuff

January 9th, 2010 at 04:16 am

So far so good on the soda intake reduction.
It's not that I don't like water, tea, juice, etc. , it's mostly that I miss the fizz.

I made my monthly payment on The Loan today; sent an extra $165. I'm determined to be rid of that debt by the end of the year!

Still rummaging through my recipe box to see what will wind up in the cookbook.

Purge 30 in 30 Update:
5 knickknacks
2 pieces "junk jewelry"
5 T-shirts that I just don't like
1 wind spinner thingy
2 household items

All going to Goodwill - Points = 22.5

Wednesday Ramblings

January 7th, 2010 at 03:45 am

I've spent the last couple of days working on my cookbook. It's a collection of my favorite recipes that I plan to give to my niece and great-nieces for Christmas this year. A time-consuming project, to be sure, but it's fun to do.

I added $7 to my 20 dollar challenge today.
Brings my total for the month to $15.

It's snowing. We're only supposed to get a couple of inches, but tomorrow's high will be 17 degrees. A good excuse to stay in and not spend any money.

Busy day today

January 3rd, 2010 at 10:34 pm

I've been busy today. Cleaned the corral, filled the trough, move 9 bales of hay(with MMs help), cleaned the house(definitely not thoroughly), and found 5 items for the 30 Day Challenge.

Also found a quarter when I went to the dump! WooHoo!

It's 3:33pm and I just opened my first soda of the day.

Fun Day Today

January 3rd, 2010 at 04:10 am

Today Mountain man and I spent the day at a friend's house and I learned how to play dominoes. Good friends, good times. Doesn't get much better than that.

Update on Soda reduction: Only 3 today! My goal is 2, but 3 is better than my previous habit. I'll try to do better tomorrow.

Happy New Year and Here We Go

January 1st, 2010 at 03:17 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome to the group.
Y'all make me feel like this is a good place to be.

Today I start to work on my diet soda habit. My short-term goal is to drink only 2 cans per day(down from 7-9). I do believe I'll notice a reduction on my grocery bill.
Now, if I can just motivate myself to quit smoking...