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Today's frugal musings

September 13th, 2010 at 05:30 pm

Finally Success! Or so I thought.

First, the good stuff:
-I finished my first draft of my first novel. Feels great. Now the work of revision can begin.
-I bought Squid's b-day present on ebay, a $60 discovery channel exclusive toy that I think he will enjoy for a long time. I paid $19, including shipping.
-got groceries at Aldi for $62 and made dinner with what was in the freezer today.
-I picked another 10 pounds or so of tomatoes from the garden, which will be diced and canned later this week.

Now the OK and the bad:

-Just found out the in-laws are coming tomorrow for a week, so I have to head back to the store and buy things they need to have on hand. (They mysteriously eat about 2 pounds of butter every visit. Hubby and I can't figure out where it goes. Maybe they just eat the sticks while the rest of us are sleeping!)

-I have managed to keep our spending on the credit card (we put all of our day to day expenses on there) to a reasonable amount this pay period. Hopefully we can keep it up until Friday and put an extra amount of our paycheck into savings, to make up for last week.

-the checking account balance is okay, but lower than I like, due to preschool, first car payment, and the 529 debit this week. But, I think we will be okay until payday, so I am not going to pad it with a withdrawal from the savings account.

5 Responses to “Today's frugal musings”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Congratulations on the completion of your novel! Best wishes in editing.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    Yeah for the novel! The disappearing butter is funny. My in-laws go through more milk than I thought humanly possible. I think it all goes into the eternal tea drinking, but who knows?

  3. Petunia Says:

    Do they (or you) bake? My butter disappears a lot faster when we're baking. Somehow I missed that your second son's name is Squid and not Bean II. Smile

  4. baselle Says:

    Three cheers for the novel. Here's to installing a webcam to track butter consumption. None of your guests sleep-eat, do they? Big Grin

  5. ThriftoRama Says:

    I really have no idea. The butter thing is a secret joke between me and hubby. We literally watched them like hawks the last visit and still couldn't see where it all went. They didn't cook any meals, so I know they didn't use it to coat any pans!

    The only clue: My MIL asked me to make her some toast and she said "Butter on it is fine."

    It really is hilarious.

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