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Raining cats and dogs

July 30th, 2006 at 10:27 am

Got up early to go for a walk but,started
raining befor I could get out of the door.My garden will be good to go for a while.Plus all the free rain water that I
am catching off the roof.
It has cooled off so much I will be able to do a lot of cooking without heating up
the house so much.Will bake sweetpototoes,muffins and casorole will
have food cooked for this week.
I think I will open up doors and windows..
have'nt done that in a while.Nice to let
in some fresh air.
Glad it not thundering and lighting dog
would have a fit.
Hope to walk later on today.Now on with that bakeing.Nothing like fresh baked food
Always take my lunch to work,the muffen
will give me something diffrent for
breakfast.Even though I like cereal so
much.Plain on having a no spend week.There
are no doctor visits and I should be good
to go food and household wise.


this week

July 29th, 2006 at 10:58 pm

Walked over an hour today.
This has been a so so thrifty week.
Spent twenty doller at the foot doctor again.
He tell me that it will take a very long time for my foot to heal.I had no ideal that
a fracture bone was so slow to heal.
Bought a few supplies needed soy milk,bread,fruit,can tomatoes..fresn ones are for soy bacon,lettice,and tomatoes sandwish.Eat cereal every day so got two more
boxes they were on sale and I also receved
one of those one dollar coupon good on next oder.Spent around twehty three doller for food.I know that I have enough food in storage to last a while.So will be very careful to only buy what is needed.Just
frest food as it run out.
Teacher are coming back to get ther rooms
ready.They all know that I recyle cans so
this week I took home a big bag full.
One even chared her garden bounty with me
tomatoes..she also gave me a big stack of
coupons sheets..will need to start cutting
them out

Flower pot

July 25th, 2006 at 09:12 pm

Walked over an hour today.
Today was another no spend day.
At work alot of the teacher are coming back
to get there rooms ready.One of them gave
me a nice flower pot.Need to repot one of my
plants any way.Teacher are allways getting
gifts that they dont need.I have gotten plenty of nice things because of that.
It has rained four days in a row so I havent
needed to water my garden for a while.and
the rain water has to be good for the veggie.The cherry tomatoes are so good I
have gotten a few okra too.
No bills today.So nice


When do you say no to a freebie?

July 24th, 2006 at 08:06 pm

Yesterday I started gathering all the
magazine I had so that I could give them
to the Thrift Store.Today Iam still at it.
I love to read..I will get in line behind
someone with a cart full of food just so
I can read a magazine that I do'nt have
the money for.
As I was gathering the magazine that I
have stacked up all over my small house.
It come to me that I have a lot of diffrent magazine so at last count it is over twenty.
Most are free subscription three or four
I payed 3.98 to 4.98 for a year.They are
stacked up because I never have the time to get around to all of them.
Tell me who need or even wont twenty maga-
zine a month? Maybe six at the most.
This has taken getting a freebie out of
hand. So when do you say no to a freebie?
My house is clutter with magazine I do'nt
enjoy because I never have the time to
read them.
Do I love getting a freebie so much that
I will put up with all this clutter?
It is time to pick and choose only what I
will use and enjoy and be happy to let
the rest go.
Freebies are a good thing but,you do have
to khow when to say no.


Another no spend day

July 23rd, 2006 at 07:40 pm

Need to keep these no spend days going...
Iam on a roll now.Well lets hope so.
Trying not to buy any food have plenty.
Iam sure I will need some soysomilk,bread,fresh fruit and veggie
Have stockpill of everything els.
When Freds was doubleing up to a doller coupon
bought beauty and household goods to keep
me going for a while.To tell you the truth
I really do need to use up some of these
supplies.Do'nt wont any thing to spoil...
I wonder if shampoo,conditoner,lotion,soap
and the like spoil?
Need to see how long I can go without buy
ing any household goods.
Money saved would go into saving account.
Need to save all that I can.I so wont to
retire as soon as I can. Every penny saved
will get me there sooner.
Got to go need to do a few things befor
bed time.



July 23rd, 2006 at 01:40 pm

Walked for over an hour this morning.Felt
good outside after not walking satur
day...because of the rain.Cooled off for
a little while.Save on power bill..... aircondionter stop running so much.
Did'nt last long sun back out hot as ever.

where has the weekend gone? Time wait on
no man.So much to do and no time to do it.

Need to gather all old magzine to be recycle. will give to Thrift store they
sell them for .50 a pice.Receave six to eight mag a month.Most free other only
3.98 to 4.98 per sub.Do'nt think I'll
renew them all next year just too much to read at once.

Dont know much about pc so will keep
Computer shopper coming get it free.

When you live in a small house it do'nt
take much for it to get cluttered so
you have to keep things moving.
It eather sell or give away what you do'nt love or is not beautiful.

Have to cook so I'll have food for lunch
this week...back to school for me.The
kitchen staff and teachers will be back on
the 31 of july.Have to get everything
ready for the little ones...preK-second
grader.August the 11 is D day.

This year will be our first no tax on school supplies everyone wont to get in on that.Might get a few needed things for
myself we'll see.


No spend day

July 22nd, 2006 at 09:22 pm

To day was a no spend day.Can't last to
long receive third bill in the mail today.
Freebies too...Oasis mouthwash,Keep your
pet healthy cd from Hill's Scence Diet,
and coupons.
More rain today very much needed .It has
been so dry hear.Also able to save on water
bill too...did'nt have to water my gardens.

Wanted to walk but,could'nt because of the
rain,it really poured .Still a nice day though.

was'nt able to do all I had planed today..
it has to wait now.

Saved a few more cherry tomatoes from the
birds,they are so good.With all this rain
my garden might do a little better now
hope so.

My brother is a much better gardener than
Iam so for this year have receved free...
corn,tomatoes,squash,peaches,and now watermelon...
thanks big brother.


Save big time moweing my own grass

July 22nd, 2006 at 09:34 am

Always wake up early if I have to work or
not. Went back to sleep stayed in bed un
till 8.00 this morning.
Wont have to walk today just in from moweing my grass it took me over two hours to
do it. Yes with a gas mower...lot size
54x159 not very big but, still alot of grass.Did'nt take any breaks ...that why
I am so tired.Grass has'nt been cut in
three or four weeks...my foot problem is
one reasion.
I am the only woman in my neighborhood
who mowe her own grass.I feel that if I
am able to I should do it myself ...save
myself 50.00..and get lot and lots of
Yes 50.00 that is a lot of money to pay
someone to do what I can do on my own.
I'll keep that 50.00 in my pocket.
Long as I am heathy will do all that I
can on my own.



July 21st, 2006 at 09:08 pm

Got a chance to walk twice today.You would
think that I might loose a pound or two.
I only wish.
Receved a few freebies in the mail today.
Only one bill.
This was another no spend day... fourth in a row.
Next week I go back to work full time.
School start Aug the 7.Dont know if Iam ready for all thouse little ones to come
back but,
I always tell myself that I would not have
a job if they did'nt make a mess all the
time.So I should be happy that kids are so
messy.Someone got to clean it up....
why not me.

I needed a job,everyone is nice ..when I
worked in those restaurants I was not
happy at all.Worked every weekend and at
night that was the pits.



July 20th, 2006 at 05:53 pm

Today the dry spell ended I cant remeber
the last time it rained.
I wont have to water my gardens veggie and flower.They are a lot of work but,I
get some fresh food and some nice flowers.

I try not to worry about the water bill.
It worth it to have garden fresh veggies.

In this hot weather it wont take long
for every thing to dry up and die without

Thank God for the rain.


My life

July 19th, 2006 at 08:02 pm

Walked for over an hour today.Maybe I am
on my way to loosing a little weight.
I know my main promblem is eating to much.
When my life not going right...my way to
cope is to eat that only make things worst.
I need to get my life together not let everything get to me so much.

When I first found out about my heart
problem I lost over 50 lbs.I was so scard
of dieing that it was easy to loose that weight.But over time I got over the fear
and stared back over eating when life trow
a curve at me.
sorry I know this blog is about finance
but I just had to vent a little.

Today was a no spend day.
Did get a credit card bill.

Receved one freebie in the mail.

Glad to have a place to let go.



Freebies freebies

July 18th, 2006 at 09:09 pm

Boxman come.
Bring lots of goodies.
Fiber-sure sample,DryCleaners Secret sample kit with Lint Roller and a funky
hanger pen,Butterfly windsock nice,two free books from Harlequin ,Postcard collection,Sunflower book lables and couponds.New york Observer newspaper.
Nice haul.

Yeasterday a lots of magzine.And free book
from Charles Schwab's.

No bills...yea.



July 18th, 2006 at 08:25 pm

Comeing home and being greeted as though
you were gone a month..is such a great feeling.
Dogs are so good at that.Chance and I went
for a walk after I got home today not sure
who anjoyed it more.

Doing simple things that cost nothing but,make you happy.
Watching Chance walk just bring.a smile to my face.
She is happy just to be with me.


Doctor visit

July 17th, 2006 at 08:45 pm

This is the third time I have been to see
a doctor this month.And it only the 17.
I have a few health problem.Today was just a checkup.Blood was drawn to check
my A1C,blood sugar and cholesterol.
I have diabetics and a heart problem plus arthritis.And need to loose weight.Hurt my foot in may ...just walking. Enough
of that.
My job dont pay much but ,the insurance
only cost me 2.00 a month.Plus I pay 20.00
copay on the doctor visit.
While I was out stop by CVS picked up two boxes of Golean cereal,two 4 pk of Advant
Edge protein meal replacement,Herbal essences new smampoo and conditioner all
on sale and with coupons.Two pk of Bayer
asprin with try me free coupons.Plus use one of those CVS 4.00 off 20.00 coupon.

I think all in all this was a good shoping
trip.saved 13.00 on 25.00...Over half.
yea... doing the happy dance.


Walking for exercise

July 16th, 2006 at 05:12 pm

This morning I went on my daily walk.Hope
it will help me loose some weight.
Right now I dont belong to a gym.
Cant spair the money.

Like yesterday I found
two more pennies for my penny jar.Also found a garden bed edger that someone had trown out with the trash...It look like it was pratley new.
Will use to start a new flower bed.

Walking help me to clear my head ,to relax,spend sometime in the great outdoor
and let My little dog Chance have some fun.
Anyone who ever walk a dog know that they
are very good at stoping and smelling the
roses as the saying go.
I dont mind it let me enjoy it all too.
Nothing like spending time with woman best friend.

If you have never been to the south in
the summertime you have no ideal what the
humidity hear is like.when you step out
side its like steping into a steamroom.
May be all that sweating will do me good.


My run to kroger

July 16th, 2006 at 10:02 am

Picked up cereal..two boxs of Post shredded
wheat..use 1.00 off coupon,success whole
grain rice four pk use the two BOGO coupons.Smart Balance Omega peanut butter
use 1.00 off coupon now this pb is ten cent less than kroger natural pb on sale.yea.Two boxs of kroger instant oatmeal with less sugar.8th continent soy milk use 55 cent coupon.Mrs Dash 1.00 coupon.
Added a cabbage at 39 cent a lb, cucumbers at 50 cent each,strawberry 1.88 a lb,blue berry two pt for 4.00.Not bad.
Saved a little money and walked out with
three 1.00 coupons good on next transaction.
Also used a 5.00 off coupon that was good
on a order of 25.00 or more.
Lady at check out thought I had done a good job with the coupons.
So did I.

Refund checks

July 15th, 2006 at 08:12 pm

Receive two refund checks.
One I was expecting the other one had been
sent off so long a go that I had forgotten it..

The 24.37 check was from wal green super saver catalog.most months I buy something from them.

The 35.00 check was from a pc dest top opertion system that I got free with rebate.Plain on selling it on eBay. yea.Not sure what I will get for it but,what ever I get will be a profit.

59.37 will be added to my checking account.Not bad for rebates.


July 15th, 2006 at 11:18 am

I went for a walk this morning ,need to loose some weight...30 some pounds.
Well back to the pennies. I found two of them.Why is it that someone like me is happy about finding two little red heads?
When others would have walked on by without even noticen them.

could it be that Iam a little to frugal
no..no I just like found money even if it only one cent.They add up fast,you have change when you need it.I have even rode the bus with a handfull of pennies.
Pennies pick them up head or tail..
When I see one I think a penny saved a penny earned.
No matter what they are lucky to me.

cordless phone

July 15th, 2006 at 10:22 am

I have put off buying a new phone for
a while now but,last week office depot
had a cordless phone with caller id/call
waiting and digital answering system.
The phone was 29.99 with a 20.00 rebate.

I think my waiting has payed off very well
this time.This is a Vtech phone they
are a good company.

Now I just have to put the rebate in the

It nice to buy something and get part of your money back.

Not sure what to do?

July 13th, 2006 at 07:43 pm

Some time I think all I do is worry
about my bills and how I am going to
pay them.

Do I use this extra money that I am
spending my summer vacation earning.
To have this porch built or pay bills?

This is money made for haveing a porch
bult.So why am I so torn?I need to stop

In life you have to make choices that
will make you happy and know it a good

Mail this week.

July 12th, 2006 at 08:24 pm

So for this week I have receve samples
from dove,tide and jergens.

Coupon from kashi.

Free magzine..prevention,good housekeeping
and computer shopper.

I hope more goodies are on the way.
Well I try to keep up with some of what
the web has to offer.

With this site help I will do a lot better.

Thanks every one.


My dog have fleas

July 11th, 2006 at 08:54 pm

I have one dog.She ismy baby.
She will be six years old this year.My
problem is fleas.
I have tried those spot treatment that
you can get any where.
They are not working.well may be for
a week or so.

I know the one you get from the vet
last for a month.If I take Chance to
vet I will have a vet bill plus paying
for those spot treatment.
I need something that work but,is a whold lot less costless.Can anyone
help me?
If you all have found something that
work for you please let me know?


July 11th, 2006 at 06:53 pm

I have a garden ..veggie..that not doing
so good.For years now I have tried to
go organic but,I dont think it working.

My veggie are not growninng the way
they should.so now I am thinking about
useing some miracle grow.

Birds are eating my cherry tomatos befor
I can get to them.

I am not sure if this year garden will
put any food on my table.But I so love
fresh veggies.Wish me luck.

working for a screened in porch.

July 11th, 2006 at 08:12 am

I am working this summer to make extra money.To have a screened porch added to my
I did get one week off,it was this past
this year at my school we are having
summer camp.from 7:45 till 5:30.

my hours are from 11:30 to 6:00.
Hope to make enough to buy lumber and
pay someone to buld it.

Wish i had the skill to build it myself.
I thank God Iam able to work and make the money.

I am glad I have
you all to talk to.


working for a screened in porch.

July 11th, 2006 at 08:12 am

I am working this summer to make extra money.To have a screened porch added to my
I did get one week off,it was this past
this year at my school we are having
summer camp.from 7:45 till 5:30.

my hours are from 11:30 to 6:00.
Hope to make enough to buy lumber and
pay someone to buld it.

Wish i had the skill to build it myself.
I thank God Iam able to work and make the money.

I am glad I have
you all to talk to.