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Homework!

May 31st, 2005 at 05:03 am

DS did his first ever homework last night!!!!!!! My boy is growing up! He did a great job and did it all independantly and everything. Ok so Daddy had to help him figure out that the picture of a firecracker bursting was 'pop' but DS wrote it all and everything. I could even read it Smile.

Oh money wise, I sent a lot of money to the CC leaving us with only 300$ for groceries for 3 weeks, sounds fine, but lately we havn't been doing that well, so we might me squeaking by then. But I thought about leaving more and decided since nothing else seems to be bringing the groceries under budget, maybe a lack of money will.

That will be the last big drop for the CC for quite awile, we used up what we are willing to of our savings, and have cut out everything we could. We also sold most all what we are willing to (a laptop and a computer) so we are going to have to pay the CC off for quite some time Frown.

Carseat

May 30th, 2005 at 05:56 am

Got it, it is sligfhtly smaller than DDs old version, and much better looking, but the important part it has no cross bar, so I feel safer about her in the car now. We stuck the old one in the box (sortof) and are going to dump it in a dumpster, guess if it isn't safe for my DD I don't want anyone else using it.

We also had to buy kitten food, apparently they are starting to eat something, and unfortunatly they are starting to need a litter box, I hate PTing kids, and now I have kittens in need of help! ugh, fortunatly Fire (the mom) is relativly good about it, we just have to keep cleaning up the misses, so that they don't smell like litter boxes.

New carseat today

May 29th, 2005 at 04:32 am

The major purchase of the day, a new carseat. Hopefully we can find one safe but not to big, and really cheap! OK mostly cheap.

Projects

May 28th, 2005 at 04:02 am

I managed to do some weeeding last night, I am not a gardeners, right after I came inside I was reading a mag and it had a picture of poison ivy, all broad leaves look alike to me, so I really hope tiny ivy doesn't make you itch.

Also DH got another shelf up in the garage, he was talking about some other project, and we are keeping a list of stuff we need to get, but I don't want to buy anything until we finish what we have supplies for, meaning less clutter in the garage, and les money spent now (spent later)

money spent

May 27th, 2005 at 04:40 am

about a bazzillion dollers

We had to get printer ink, ugh. We buy it at BJs to save money but that means a 3 pack, so it was almost 50$ (whichi is better than 60, 20 *3)

We also got some meat that we have a rebate for so hopefully we will be getting a 20$ check back for that.

Unfortunatly I discovered I need a new car seat, apparently the cross bar in DDs old one is about as dangerous as the sterring wheel for a driver, only her head is more likly to come in contact than her chest, not so cool. plus it is old and plastic apparently degrades, not cool either.

US today!

May 26th, 2005 at 05:17 am

I can't wait, 2 more hours and I will get to see BBY3!

Unfortunatly there will also be a huge amount of spending today, BJs and grocery store. but we gotta eat right?

CC bill

May 24th, 2005 at 04:51 am

Got the CC bill last night. the intrest was dramatically less since last month due to the huge amount we put in, gonna do it one more time then it is back to piddling around with slightly more than the minimum Smile Frown

Not so lazy

May 23rd, 2005 at 04:49 am

I kicked DH to the garage and he weedeated around the house, put up a shelf and a half, and goofed off with the cats, so we all were lazy but him (that was all during naptime, so the rest of the day he was lazy too)

Today is Monday, and today I have to err, nothing, I love my life Smile. Actually I am going to try and get bills taken care of, hopefully I wasn't to terrible on my groceries estimate for the month and there is something left to pay the bills with.

Lazy Sunday

May 22nd, 2005 at 06:11 am

Yep for real it will be lazy, though I might drag everyone out to the nature center afternap, or not. I might just stay home and do nothing Smile

HE made!

May 21st, 2005 at 04:43 am

He made me an awesome poem about us together, and a starwars inspired note that starts off' in a galaxy five five years ago princess....

It was awesome I loved it! absolutly loved it! unfortunatly I didn't do anything for him, didn't even get dressed, DD was so clingy still I barely managed to make bathroom visits a priority!

Male gifts

May 20th, 2005 at 04:33 am

While I have no intention of spending money I was kindof hoping to come up with some ingenious gift I could make for DH, and nothing nada zip. but I am going to plan on a nice evening with no computers, hopefully baby3 will cooperate for me.

Why are men so hard to 'make' for?

BJs and Starwars and DRs

May 19th, 2005 at 05:14 pm

Actually that is backwards, first was the Drs for DD 18 months so we got lots of shots, but now we are all done till she is 4! I am happy about that. Unfortunatly I had to argue wiht the billing lady to even get her to check about the mistakes in the copays and then she would only check the one I had the insurance statement on me for. I really hate that I have to hunt up all the insurance statements since January to make sure they arn't billing us all wrong, by our guestimates we have enough credit from overpaying each visit for today to be free but she would only look at one visit so we only got 6$ off. Not cool at all.

Then we went to the Library, quick stop still owe 9$ from before I knew about online renewal, and got 15 more books, then the mall for packed pb sandwiches, and fries (the fries are the reward for finishing the hated pb, well hated by me)

Then it was off to starwars, really a spur of the moment decision, we never go see new movies, but we really wanted to see the Starwars while on the big screen and since DD was asleep we figured it would work, we were only slightly wrong. And we used our aniversary money so no actual out of pocket. Sortof.

THen DS reminded us we stil had to go to BJs, but the good news we were a little over 50, which included cat liter and cat food (stray had kittens and wants us to kitten sit, ugh, but cute)

All told and expensive day, but mostly neccessary or worth it. (though dude is too short to be Vader)

Grocerys

May 18th, 2005 at 06:33 am

You know these groceries come up EVERY week! I know you got to eat, but I am so hoping to reign in the spending. WE need potatoes and ramen noodles, so the spending should be low, then tomorrow we are going to BJs and that well dunno how bad that will be, but all we need (all we ever need) is milk eggs bread and this time beef bullion. So hoping that is all we get, oh and another thing of laundry detergent. I hate storing a billion extras, one is cool, even two since we are almost out and will be replacing the one on the dryer (I know lousy spot for it, but it fits)

Also found a book old old book with recopies for homemade cosmetics, I am adding bath oil to the list of stuff to make for Christmas and birthdays and I might try the recipe for some of the stuff that looks like it acts as hair gel (book is so old written before hair gel) Also says adding an egg and gelatin to cheap shampoo makes a better shampoo than the most expensive out there, but it was written long before Pantine came out.

Shelf and wax

May 17th, 2005 at 05:12 am

DH found all the stuff needed to put one shelf in DSs room (was leftover when we were going to put 3 in DDs room) and I went thru some books and got rid of 2 whole boxes! amazing since I love books. His shelf isn't near big enough for the remailing 7 but I put all the younger readers and the cartoon books (snoopy, bit silly of me I know) plus a couple that I was in the mood to reread. (the books his age are in DDs room on her shelf.)

I managed to rewash and wax the trunk, plus rainX the back window. Which means the whole top of the car is done, all that is left is the sides. I am pretty happy about me doing the car in small segments. (thanks flylady Smile.)

last minute shopping

May 16th, 2005 at 05:10 am

So there was nothing in the closet, had to go shopping, found the gift (DS picked it out) for 9$ perfectly in our range, but then you have to add the 3$ bag (forgot one from home) 1$ for tissue paper, (again forgot) and 4$ for the card (forgot to get kids to make one) Hate last minute shopping.

We also got suckered into two starwars cereals, not like we don't eat them, but they are more expensive than toast, or english muffins or bagels (our usual fare)

plus salsa that we needed (I aam no good at making it) and some new kind of pringles (that we didn't need) and some old kind for me since there is no way I was making it much onger without food (and forgot to pack) oh and a christmas preasent for DS or DD, good price and on sale. And water shoes, not on sale, not a great price, but very important around here (DS's shoes have already been waterlogfged twice from washing the car.)

Then on the way home (late of course) we had to stop for food (which we should have packed knowing we would be late), cranky parents, and sleeping kids, drove around in a circle to let them sleep (DS needed it to make up for the hockey game) so we were even later for dinner, got burgers for 17$

all told my oh so frugal gift of 9$ cost us 70$! (BTW she liked it)

Birthday shopping

May 15th, 2005 at 05:54 am

my niece had her birthday on Friday and we are headed there this afternoon to give her her gift, which we havn't found yet, thru the whole month I keep telling DH to go shopping in the closet to see if there is anything for her, legos on sale from after christmas, and some DT stuff. but nope not yet. So hopefully there is actually something there for her or we will be doing the last minute shopping thing that I hate.

Hocky chance

May 14th, 2005 at 04:33 am

BIls kids got hockey tickets for the local team, checkers (one of the perks of public school) and he couldn't go so we got to take DS, Well DH did, I have no intrest in hockey! not to mention no intrest in holding a sleeping DD while DH watches hockey! Anyway they had fun and if we call it an early Fathers day present, the money for DHs ticket and parking was an easy 17$

Shelving started

May 13th, 2005 at 03:56 am

We bought the stuff for shelves in the garage eons ago, and DH finally cut them and got rid of the bed in front of the shelf space in the garage last night BIL toted it off, guess he has space to store that kind of stuff, and he does have houseguests that are eventually supposed to get their own place. When they do they have a counch end tables a bed and lamps Smile. What is left in the garage is some stuff that makes a 'house' for the kittens, and a highchair/swing that we may or may not use for baby3 (it is huge) and a couple boxes for the good will, then we can finally put the car in the garage! (it was in once when we first moved, once and only once.)

I also washed the car and waxed the roof, I know I know the whole car needs it, but I don't have time to do the whole thing, I managed to do the roof and rainx the windshield. Hopefully I will have toime to go back out today or at least within the week and do another section (flyladys babsteps is really helping me accomplish big tasks flylady.net/)