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groceries today

June 26th, 2005 at 10:42 am

The normal total for groceries today was $78, but we only spent 37 due to store sales and coupons. I bought the Sunday newspaper last week and used 8 coupons from it! It ended up paying for itself.
I left a message with the newspaper to see how much Sunday delivery would be. It's got to be better than the $2.50 I spent last week.

Also went to BJs yesterday. Bought a second air conditioner since ours is in the room we have our sick kitty in. His second surgery didn't work - we're experimenting with other antibiotics now. It's not looking good.
So we bought an AC for our bedroom which we're only running at night because it doesn't shut itself off after it hits a certain temperature.

Went to Victoria's Secret since they were having a 75% sale, but it was pretty well picked over. Oh well, I didn't absolutely need anything anyway.

The lead I had on a freelance job didn't pan out. I'm very very bummed. I was planning on that making a big difference in our lives. Back to the grindstone I guess.

I'll log off now. Its pretty hot out and the computer just adds to the heat.

$200 off

June 16th, 2005 at 10:21 am

After even more aggravation than I vented about on this site, we received $200 off our furnace installation. It's ridiculous what they've put us through and its not even done yet!

Oh well, even though it was stressful it was worth $200 in cash.

Tonight my sister comes over and we'll try to make the baseball game. It's a college team, so I don't think it should be too expensive. Frozen pizzas if not, and then maybe a trip to the mall. She loves the mall by my house.

I made homemade pizza last night. I made the dough from scratch with my bread machine. It took way too long though - I need to find a new recipe.

Also, the master mixes article on The Dollar Stretcher's website is awesome! I just printed it out. I'm definitely going to make a batch.

Presents bought

June 15th, 2005 at 06:47 am

I bought the father's day present yesterday and my sister's birthday present during my lunch break yesterday. $20 earrings, from her favorite store which isn't near her house. She actually hangs their bags on her wall because they're so beautiful.

Tonight will be a cleaning extravaganza to get ready for her and her friend's visit. It's mostly cleaning up papers in the office and changing sheets.

Since DH was home yesterday, I was treated to a tortellini dinner with wine and cheesecake for dessert. It was wonderful to walk in the door and have everything prepared (which is what I've been doing for him, but I digress).

We're both having salad for lunch today. Tonight will be homemade pizza, using up the leftover pasta sauce as pizza sauce. I also bought the new Sargento blended cheese for this, for which I have rebate. Now I just have to find the rebate form!

furnace going in today, and tomorrow...

June 14th, 2005 at 07:23 am

The furnace is finally going in today. They were only two hours late - thank you very much. And then they tell us it will take them 2 days to do the job! No one said anything about 2 days until it was too late. They just assume we can stay home to watch our house. GGrr....I'm going to ask for some kind of financial retribution. We have lost so much work time because of this.

Made a frittata with frozen veggies and some discounted cheese. Beans on the side that I bought on sale for one dollar.
Lunch is grapes, pretzels, and a nectarine.

Need to go shopping for my sister's birthday present today. I'll see what I come up with. She's coming to visit with a friend later this week.

sale at Filenes

June 12th, 2005 at 09:34 am

We had coupons for 20% off an entire purchase at Filenes AND they were having great clearance sales. We bought a lot of much needed as well as luxury items (such as a glass pitcher for serving guests).

Our lawn mower also died today so we bought a new one at Sears.

Gave away the pavers to someone on Freecycle today. The sellers of our house left them, and we'd already givenhalf to a neighbor. Now we can walk behind our house and have a clean slate for our new patio!

Not a good day

June 9th, 2005 at 06:58 am

Today was supposed to be a good day - boy did that change quickly! We both took the day off from work because we had to bring our cat to the vet for his next-to-last check up and needed to be home because our new furnace was to be installed.

I went to the vet - surprise, his wound opened up again and he needs another surgery. That will happen tomorrow. My poor kitty has gone through enough!

Then, a half hour AFTER the installers were to arrive, they called to cancel. We were fuming - my husband had to take the day off unpaid for this. We're still trying to sort it out but it just irks me immensely when people don't show up when they say they will. They could have called last night to warn us. GGRrr.....

So, I just listed 9 more books on half.com . I know it's not nearly enough to cover the vet bills but I have to do something right now to make extra money. Wonders never cease.

I hope you guys are having a better day! Sorry to vent...

it's beautiful outside!

June 3rd, 2005 at 06:31 am

I primed the door last night and made the soup. Things are really rolling along...

Tomorrow is our anniversary and we are splurging on ourselves. We're helping teach a class in the morning, and then it's out for dinner at a fancy restaurant.

On Sunday, we're getting a couples massage followed by a manicure for me and a haircut for him. I've never had a massage before so I'm VERY much looking forward to it.

It will be 80 degress today, which means I'll finally take lunch break and go outside. I'm so sick of working through my lunch for this company.

We received the molds in the mail yesterday for concrete pavers. We're going to make them from scratch and create a patio. The previous owners of our house bought ugly pavers that we've given (mostly) away. The gravel base is already there - it's just waiting for some attention. Hopefully we'll tackle this project next weekend if the weather is nice. If we buy the concrete in shifts during week, then we can get started Saturday morning making the pavers. So excited!!!

soup tonight

June 2nd, 2005 at 10:05 am

I've decided to make a list each week of one chore that I'll accomplish each workday/weekday. I work M-F, and it seems like my weekend is never long enough because I'm doing chores all weekend long. I commute 4 hours a day - so that's where most of my time goes.

This week:

paint guest bedroom door
sort through 1 box of books, to throw away and post on half.com
make my italian soup from scratch.
grocery shopping
revise my resume
put clothes away

We're having the soup tonight. I spent 1/2 hour chopping up vegetables for it last night. I went through half of the books last night and put most of the clothes away. Grocery shopping is done - I feel so accomplished! Now I don't have to (partially) dread the weekend.

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