Got peanut butter
Also a present for BILs birthday on Wednesday, hope he likes it. Bought a cake too caus e I really don't know what a boston cream pie is but that is his favorite, so hope he likes it. (was 7$ man it so could be made for WAY less!)
Archive for August, 2005
Got peanut butter
Peanut butter is almost gone, no way are we going to make it without peanut butter! No eggs ok fine, no rice whatever, no potatoes eh we can manage, but NO peanut butter? NO WAY!
So DH will have to run to the store on Thursday. .
Actually made it under budget, and no trip to BJs for a couple days, would like to make it till next thursday but I am not sure we can, no chocolate chips, that is like the end of the world!
Finally! boy was that a long vacation, longer than expected, cause DH got siuck at the Ren fest!, ugh.
He is better, and I have a new commitment to pester him about eating and drinking in pgh. He is an absentminded eater, forgets just how much fuel it takes to run his body, and only eats about as much as a normal person, which is not enough for a dude with a high metabolism and low blood sugar.
Found the 'bracers' that DS wanted, and a headband for DD. GMA paid for them (always giving loot to the kids) but we have got to find a way to keep drinks cool longer cause we were spending way to much on drinks (not supposed to bring your own in, but we get to take a 'diaper bag' course the kids are both PTed but that is beside the point .)
Camping was a disaster, niether kid slept and worse DH didn't! I, the pregnant one with a cold, managed to sleep better than anyone else! But I have the advantage of age, plus growing up in a hot house, no air. DH on the other hand. Not so lucky.
We found one and DH went yesterday to check it out, seems like beter prices, course nothing name brand but that doesn't tend to bother us much.
Also went to BJs for milk, and such.
Managed to stay under budget from both , though we do have to go get more yogurt (swtiching brands, needed to make sure the kids would eat it)
So DH had a couke really good ideas for slogans on some clothes, and I do think they would sell. but I have no idea how to go about getting something printed and or how to set up a resale website, and I imaging it would cost a lot more than 20$!
Can't call it a line, it isn't it is a swing
But I did two loads on it, one each day I was able, everything was dry in a couple hours, except the crotch of the jeans and the part that was under the clip keeping it to the hanger. I just layed them accross the bed and they were dry for DH to pack his pockets for work the next day.
I had no idea what a luxury it was to have the same shorts clean and dry to wear to bed at night, but I only own one pair that fits while pregnant, so it is awesome! (Ok so I could do that in the dryer, but we are trying to save money here)
We will have breakfast of english muffins in the car, and luch of PBnoJ sandwhiches and then snack of fruit and trail mix, and something else if I can find it overnight. Then dinner may or may not be there, if not we will stop for burgers on the way home (sorry there are only so many meals I can pack at one time)
So we stayed under budget, for real, like the first time in months!
but then we left the yogurt in the car so 8$ wasted. I hate that. DH hates that, and we forgot bread. UGH
I hear alot about how great aldis prices are, and they are a bit environmentaly concious since you have to bring your bags (or buy them) so we finally found one around us. In two weeks (next grocery visit) we will be trying it out. If the milk is cheaper than BJs we might be able to drop the BJs membership, course we just renewed it .
The swing is here . But I wont be doing laundry today (DH is home). Friday .
So right after I decide something has to be done about outside drying, my neighbor decides to get rid of her swing, whihc is one of those two seater with the big cross bar, perfect for hanging hangers on. Still only the space of a closet, but hey if it is outdoors I will be able to get it dry faster! but neighbor is relative she is 3/10ths of a mile away so I have to wait till DHa nd BIL go pick it up. Hopefully tonight.
Great news on the air, it isn't that hot this week . But it will be I am sure.
Ugh,so bad news on DHs job, the account is moving, but not us. This has happened before and he has always still had a job, maybe it is the pregnancy hormones or something, but this time I am really really worried about him being out of work. right before or right after BBY3 is here.
At least this comes after we finally get the budget 'in the black' but we do have that CC bill that I think I am going to have to up the speed on paying off. I have been kindof lazy (can you call it lazy when I busted my arse to get back in the black?) Thinking that a few luxuries would be ok, and the CC would just take a yer to pay off, but mainly stress free. Well since I am already stressed, maybe paying it off sooner will ease some stress, so if he does lose the job we will have a clean slate to start with. Course I am guessing whatever we have to do for the interum will make a new CC bill, but I would rather start as close to zero as possible.
So now what do I do to pay it off faster?
No more dryer? but no clotheline allowed also kids are in and out of bathrooms and there wouldn't be enough room to dry towels anyway. closet has enough room for one load, but I do two a day.
Cheaper food? ok that we may be able to do, In fact DH can't go to the grocery store next week so we have to do it this week, less trips = less cash spent, I hope.
No more air? ugh the return of a 95 degree house, what fun. (done)
hmm what else?
Really I made the list for us and I had that itching to buy 'stuff'! I did manage to keep it to stuff we needed err ok well had been looking at getting for awhile. A shelf for the bathroom (one of several I want) and sleeping bags for the kids. (camping this month). But man it was weird to notice that itch to buy! I mean I guess I always had it (why else do I avoid walmart.) I window shop fine in malls and such where the price of a sleeping bag is 100$ or more, but when it is only 10 (kids, summer camping in a cabin, not needed to be super insulated or anything) well... anyway she looks awefully cute in it!