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BJs and wisdom teeth

June 30th, 2005 at 11:40 am

Well the two teeth are gone and I have a gaping bleeding hole in my mouth, that cost me 72$ for the nitrous that I didn't breath (silly pegnant women don't like taking drugs, even when everyone says they are safe)

And DH went to BJs bough ice cream making stuff to be nice, which means he went over budget, Frown. But he sure is sweet.

cat saving money?

June 29th, 2005 at 04:52 am

We have found many rodents or remains of rodents in our back yard, so I told DH we may actually be saving money having to feed Fire and her kitten (now down to one Frown, Vanilla got run over Frown.) Hope so, since he wants to go buy more food again.

Car in the garage

June 28th, 2005 at 05:25 am

well we have finally cleared what looks like enough room, unfortunatly that isn't enough room Frown. But the good news is it should only take a few more things. The bad news we need to take care of another shelf that is awaiting purchase of screws Frown always money, everything I want to do is all about money!

I also managed to clear out more of my closet again which should mean soon I can hang clothes up in there again. Should help with the electric bill, even though we havn't turned the Air on we certainly do have fans running a lot!

I want I want I want

June 26th, 2005 at 05:06 am

I feel like an idiot but I really really really want some shelves, 4 in my bedroom and 4 in the living room to hopefully store the books that I am not getting rid of, but that would run around 60$ Frown and really shouldn't I want to send 60 if I had it to the CC, not for some shelves?

But I don't I want my shelves, I want my living room to have a clean uncluttered look, and I can't get that while I still have the stuff stacked to the ceiling, and no I can't toss DHs CDs, or the computer stuff, nor can I find another spot for computer paper, and so on. But 4 shelves over the couch would be perfect.

In the bedroom I want to move my ceder chest away from the window, specially since we still havn't turned the air on so the window is open all night, and I don't want my ceder chest ruined by rain, not that it hasn't seen it's fair share or wear and tear, but I would like to reduce the risk. Only the only spot availible for it is where the bookcase is, and I want the bookcase gone, replaced by shelves, that would be so nice and high out of BBY3s reach! (by the time BBY3 is here, I am sure DD could climb that high, if she can't already, but she knows not to touch the shelves in easy reach so I figure a transfer would be easy.)

Birthday shopping

June 25th, 2005 at 04:07 am

This time for SIL, we know what we want to get her, but I would also like to make her something but she doesn't eat cake, or anything sweet, and we have no ingredients for ice cream, not to mention in this heat there is no way it would make it to her house Frown.

hopefully I will be inspired at some point today.

food for the week

June 24th, 2005 at 04:00 am

well grocery was a bit overbudget, but BJs was way UNDER! awesome and the first in a looooong time, all we got was english muffins and milk, and the milk was 1.50 less than at the grocery store way cool IMO Smile.

Retirement

June 22nd, 2005 at 04:47 am

humph I know I should think about it, or well about DHs, SAHMs don't retire, the job just leaves. Anyway I would love to, but I can't, I am still back at getting rid of the CC Frown. Got the bill and while it went down a good bit last month, I was depressed thinking it will not have such a huge drop for a long time Frown.

clothes

June 21st, 2005 at 06:55 am

well we brought back a huge bin of clothes, soem for DD some for BBY3, I decided I had to straighten out the dresser situation to get BBY3s stuff in one (I know October is far away Smile.)

Anyway I figured out how to get two dressers and the bed and the crib in Ds's room, so proud of myself, course in October we have to trade rooms! DSs current room is too hot in the summer for DD and too cold in the winter for a baby.

Food overload

June 20th, 2005 at 03:36 am

well cooked lunch and discovered my parents don't eat as much as my 3 year old, and their adoptive kid didn't eat a bite (which was likly due to the fact that he was chowing in the car on the way)

and then for dinner the kid kept poking my DS with his chopsticks so DS didn't eat anything. Leaving us with a hungry kid and lots of food. Well lots of food is better than no food Smile and it is all cooked, reheat and eat Smile.

Babys shower

June 19th, 2005 at 04:35 am

well we made it, and no one went terribly hungry.

There was lunch there, and we all ate some, then around dinner time we got the kids to eat some mac and cheese and my wonderful DH went back out to the car for more variety of snacks since he was worried about me. But the trouble was meat, I was craving meat and anything less made me puky, blame it on baby3 Smile

Anyway we stopped on the way home for burgers, which helped since DH needed caffine, and the drinks we packed were no longer cold (I didn't expect them to be, to long) so it got real food in him and I.

I was reminded again how I hated my mothers attitude about food. She sat her kid down for green beans at 1pm, and then he scarfed all our food for the rest of the evening, and no mention of dinner was made by anyone other than DH and I, but plenty of 'honest we do feed these kids' well when. I seem to be the one feeding them! (no way a kid will sit for a 'real' dinner with that kindof disctraction so ofcourse I gave lots of snacks.

Over budget, suprise.

June 17th, 2005 at 04:20 am

Well DS and DH went to BJS and came back with 75$s of stuff. Part of it was due to company, we normally don't buy grahms and goldfish and animal crakers all at once. Nor do we get quite that much cheese normally. But the variety of snacks should last a bit longer than one box, though not as long as them bought individually. (more stuff is always eaten faster than one thing)

DS shot

June 16th, 2005 at 04:05 am

we are off for a bazillion errands and getting DS a shot, we have been practicing not touching when mommy 'pokes' him and reminding him what to say instead of yelling, I hope he remembers, but at the same time I can't blame him for saying 'NO' it does hurt Frown.

The groceries were 50something Frown

Water fun

June 15th, 2005 at 05:18 am

We let the kids goof off with the hose for a bit last night and DS made mud and got it ALL over, pretty cheap entertainment. Smile

We also had juice pops (homeade orange) for snack and a major wash off of mud, good thing we can still carry the kids inside dripping wet straight to the showers Smile.

Grocery store tonight, going to be a bit higher than usual since I have to get stuff for my mother and her new kid this Sunday.

Opened ING for the kids

June 14th, 2005 at 03:55 am

We finally took the kids cash and opened accounts for them, not that that they had that much money (when it is a significant amount we buy a bond for them) but DS thinks it is pretty cool that his money is going to grow. Slowly of course Smile.

Fans

June 13th, 2005 at 03:38 am

Well DH went to Target bought a tower fan for Dss room and maternity pants for me, he is sooo sweet, and I do like having another pair of pants that fit, bringing the total up to 3, which should be enough for me to stop complaining. Course he got the wrong size and had to go back. he took a second load of stuff to the goodwill but they wont take swings (baby) so we are stuck with it Frown. I think I am going to try freecycle cause I want the huge thing out of the garage, but first I am going to ask my bros girl if she wants it.

by the time Im 40

June 11th, 2005 at 04:21 am

that thread about the Microsoft dude got me thinking, what do I want by the time I am 40?

First I am old! 40 isn't that far away, I am already halfway there! Ok so Im not that old, but halfway to delivery of a baby is cool, halfway to 40 is ugh.

Anyway what I want, not much, to be debt free including the house and car, though I imagine it will be a different car unless we have no more kids. (we have a sedan, seats 3 kids, pregnant with my third kid Smile.)

Pretty modest goal, but I am not sure we will make it Frown. We have the CC to pay off, then this car to turn around, then the house. Which at our current rate will be paid off in almost 30 years (30 year loan minus 3 years) Which is a loooooong time, even if we pay off the cc and start adding 100 to the house it still wont reduce the time by that much Frown.

well we left the house

June 10th, 2005 at 04:42 am

So much for staying home Smile. We went to Discovery place, a bit more than we needed to spend, but if I am going to splurge I want to do it on fun/educational stuff. Ran about 30$ for admission and parking (sigh in pgh parking is free and the center is bigger) But the kids had a lot of fun and so did we.

Then DH decided to splurge on food, we usually get a 'reward' for finishing the peanut butter sandwhiches, but this time DH got a whole hamburger meal, and two chicken nugget meals, on the up side it was a LOT of food, we didn't manage to finish the fries, and we have some sandwhiches to use tonight when we go to the skating rink. (I know more of a splurge, but fun and kindof educational)

Home today

June 9th, 2005 at 03:17 am

Today is Thursday, we always have errends or something to do on Thursday. BUt not today, no idea how we managed it, but since we went to BJs on Sunday we don't even have to go there!

Groceries were a little over 30, not to bad, much better than it has been.

Kittens actually stayed out all night, so we have hope they will revert to outdoor cats, like they are supposed to be. Fire is the one who decided they should stay out so she can't get mad at us.

Grocerys

June 8th, 2005 at 03:28 am

Ok so DH will be going to the grocery store today, but it is really wierd that he will not be going to BJs tommorrow. I told DS yesterday we were out of Cashews and we would get some on Thursday, the I had to correct myself, not for over a week! Which is actually a good thing seeing as Cashews are a bit expensive, but packing trail mix for DH is cheaper than buying it or packing debbie cakes, and healthier.

Last night we got some rain, really helped cool the house off. Hope it stays cooler today, Already one week into June and no air Smile.

Heat busters for kids

June 7th, 2005 at 04:25 am

Well DD and DS are not much for complaining, but the sweat rimmed face speaks volumes. I let them play with a 'little mini blower' that DH got for use on computers instead of canned air. The best fun for 4 disposable batteries Smile. (and they're not dead yet)

I also let DD play with the water spray bottle, I use it on their hair (curly, never comb dry curly hair!), and she only managed to get it to work partway, so I wasn't worried about my floor getting wet. Ds is to good with it, so he gets a much shorter turn.

We also started moving the kitchen tower fan into DDs bedroom for naps and right at bedtime (we take it out before we go to sleep). And we are leaving windows cracked at night DH hates that, I am totally used to it)

I mentioned to DH the difference between his heat tolerance and mine, I never had air till he moved in with me, so I was always totally used to dealing with heat, he is a bit spoiled. He decided to make it thru the month (our goal, no air till July) he will have to 'toughen up Smile. Poor guy. Though he does get to work in airconditioning all day.

BJs already

June 6th, 2005 at 04:29 am

For DHs birthday BIL got DH some grill tools, so DH was in the mood to grill, so even though we were just there(and had I known they had propane I would have tried to remember to put it on the usual Thursday list Frown.)

Anyway we got milk and a few other things on our list so we could hopefully avoid going next Thursday, unfortunatly we have to find ceiling fans for the kids rooms, no one can stand to be in them for very long, kindof puts a damper on sleep Smile.

DH's birthday

June 5th, 2005 at 05:10 am

Last night we had some friends over to play carwars, I also gave DH a carwars book he had been wanting, had to get my mom to find it on ebay, and for 30 it was a bit over my origional budget, but I just took the money his parents gave him.

I also made some ice cream this week and got hima bowl of it with a candle in it for 'cake' He doesn't like cake so that was my best attempt (no not even icecream cake) Today I have some fudge that he doesn't exactly know about (though he knows there is a foil wrapped thing in the fridge) and I am going to poke a hole in it for a candle tonight Smile. Hope it turned out ok, I didn't have the ingredients for my regular chocolate fudge so I found a new recipe online for Peanut butter fudge, was pretty easy, so hopefully it tastes good, though of course I had to tinker with the recipe. Less sugar and more peanutbutter.

Carrots

June 4th, 2005 at 04:01 am

We checked in a lull in the rain last night, they are actually starting to thicken up into carrots! So cool. I think if they survive next year I am going to plant one more thing I like, maybe berries of some sort, I like strawberries but DS doesn't so we might go with blue or black, or rasberries, have to see which is easier to keep alive.

We made it!

June 3rd, 2005 at 09:58 am

Finally we made it under budget, but I did have to drag DH away fromt he bug stuff, he wanted to get a bag of dry bug stuff because it would be easier to spread. Course I had to drag myself away from sprinklers, though God is doing a great job of watering everything this week, next month isn't likely to be so hot. err I mean cold!

Groceries

June 2nd, 2005 at 05:07 am

Well we stuck to the list except for chips and gingerale, so not to much loot.

Lets see if we can do it again tonight at BJs

Graduation present

June 1st, 2005 at 04:51 am

DS finished the k-5 program, so we lit a candle at dinner, let him pick it, and then made a badge with contact paper and a picture of him. It looks cool, and IDs him as being in the 'first Grade division' we made one for DD (no sense listening to her want his) and it said 'Exploring division, since she isn't even in Kindergarten yet. Thye both liked them Smile. (and rather frugal Smile.)

Today DH will head to the grocery store for a few essentials, and tomorrow we will head to BJs for more. Since we only have 300 in the bank (till the next pay check), I really really hope we can stick to the cheap stuff!.