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Budget Wins!

January 20th, 2017 at 03:22 pm

I've started like 3 entries and discarded them all. I don't have much to say. I've decided that's a good thing!

So I will make a list of frugal things I'm accomplishing so that I can remind myself that I'm still focused on our goal.

1. Made muffins (didn't buy them!) for the bake sale today.

2. F didn't even ask me for money to buy something at the bake sale; she brought her own money.

3. Watching shows for free online (we haven't had a cable bill in years).

4. Two more grocery shopping trips this month; I'm going to try to eat out of the pantry so that I don't use up the rest of the grocery budget.

5. Managed to make dinner every night this week even though F had basketball games Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and an indoor soccer game tomorrow (I have a plan for tomorrow's dinner, too). It was about having a plan in place so we weren't tempted to eat out.

6. Re-reading a book that I read ten years ago and loved.

7. Asked for additional services, and decided to ask for what I really needed rather than go low to please the client. I figured the owner (the City) could try to get my fee down. Well, they didn't. They accepted it outright!

10 Responses to “Budget Wins!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Yea on #7!! I think it's right to value yourself and the services you provide.

  2. snafu Says:

    Seven big wins sounds terrific to me! Wonderful ! In re-reading a book after a decade, did you still have the same reaction? I feel so much has changed in the past decade I'm constantly scrambling to keep up with new thinking, new attitudes, new ways of doing things.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Oh, I meant to ask which book!

  4. crazyliblady Says:

    Congrats on your frugal wins, including getting your daughter involved. I love reading books that I loved so much the first time. I have found that as I grow mentally and emotionally, my reactions to books often change too. I have decided that's a good thing, although it's weird because the things I notice and remember the first time are not what strike me as interesting the second time.

  5. Buendia Says:

    I forgot to say which book! It's a Neal Stephenson book called Snow Crash... I'll let you know if it's better/worse/the same or if I have a different reaction... I loved it the first time! He also wrote a book called the Diamond Age which I loved. But I didn't like any of his other books. Weird.

  6. My English Castle Says:

    Great focus and great reminders of the need to focus.

  7. creditcardfree Says:

    Thanks, I'll look into those. I'm always looking for new reads.

  8. scottish girl Says:

    Good going!

  9. rob62521 Says:

    Sounds like things are going well. Yay!

  10. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Woo hoo on #7 (and the others too.)

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