It's early evening here in the UK. Today I have been shopp... moreIt's early evening here in the UK. Today I have been shopping at the Manchester Christmas market - there are stall holders from all over Europe and I bought some German wooden toys which are really beautiful and traditional. Got quite a few things off my list and although I spent money, I stuck to my budget and avoided the temptation to buy unplanned things! It was quite chilly about 45 and when I got home about 3.30 I felt so tired that I napped on the sofa for 2 hours, which is very unlike me. Now I will be playing catch up all evening as I have to get my dinner - chicken curry with leftover chickent - and bake a couple of cakes as tomorrow I am driving up to the North East to see my DS and family. They will be very diisappointed if I arrive without their favourites. I am looking after DGS on Friday as he has a day with no school, but his parents have to work, and on Saturday evening while they have a night out. It's about a 3 hour drive so I will leave after an early ... less
It's a beautiful day here, a little on the crisp side, but brigh... moreIt's a beautiful day here, a little on the crisp side, but bright skies.
I had an early morning dental appointment and stopped by the bank, post office, and Dollar General to pick up some buns. Now back home, the daily chores have been completed and I will wash and cook my greens (kale, mustard, turnip combo) to get that chore out of the way. I may prepare the pies and potato casserole later this afternoon.
I just love my new back entry door. It makes such an improvement to my home and should have been replaced a long time ago. Kicking myself for waiting so long to get this done.
My wonderful for this Wednesday is my ability to be up and about and virtually pain free today. What a blessing! less
Good Wonderful Wednesday Afternoon. Low of around 34 and g... moreGood Wonderful Wednesday Afternoon. Low of around 34 and going up to the mid 50's.
Wonderful is a short day of baby watching. I love her but I ain't as young as I used to be, lol. Baby has been very sleepy the past few days. Probably getting ready for a growth spurt. Another Wonderful - she learned she can stick out her tongue, which makes me laugh.
Yet another - DS had some leftover chicken curry and rice, which I ate for lunch, along with a Nutty Buddy, before coming home.
DH paid some bills - wonderful is having the money to pay them.
Will make 2 pumpkin pies this afternoon and get some household chores done. Even though I slept a whopping 7 hours last night, I am feeling sleepy too and may try to catch a short nap.
Martha, we rented Blackhat too - it did not live up to the promos and we were disappointed in the movie.
Everyone have a great and Wonderful day. less
Lazy day!!! I have off until Saturday...YEAH!!! Full... moreLazy day!!! I have off until Saturday...YEAH!!! Full frig and full freezers. I have one bill yet to pay till the end of the month. So no spend/no drive day today. The high is to be 67 and sunny so I will take a long walk today for exercise hopefully a couple of the neighbors will be out so we can chat. I have an overabundance of my 2nd harvest of zukes which I may pass out. I have my dehydrator going with chard. Homemade soup for lunch. God is good!
got the ham with my raincheck so in the freezer though dh didn't... moregot the ham with my raincheck so in the freezer though dh didn't say the ham I cooked last week wasn't used up so went to the crows today.
onions were .99 a 3lb bag so may get dh to cut up a bunch and I will make onion soup for him since I have red wine open.
so stocked up with all the stuff that works for our family. any sales for thanksgiving for stocking up?
Good morning! Its wonderful because I have the day off! Five i... moreGood morning! Its wonderful because I have the day off! Five in a row!
Not sure what is on the agenda today, just starting out lounging.
Had a pretty stretchy week! Today thinking about making a frittata but afraid it will burn, will turn my oven very low. I wonder if the hardware store has a thermometer for ovens?
Its payday and I need to juggle some $$$ thats always fun! NOT
ANYWAY enjoy you day!
I didn't see a post just about Xmas Deals or shopping so share w... moreI didn't see a post just about Xmas Deals or shopping so share what you have been finding out there...
5 for $5 @ Ulta ...I picked up 5 items for my nieces gift bag I am planning to make crochet...R you ready for the saving part? $16
In the bins nail poilish/nail files/nail clippers/hand cream/chap stick/make up lots of different things...
A friend came by today with a dozen eggs she had hard boiled. I ... moreA friend came by today with a dozen eggs she had hard boiled. I don't know why, but she had peeled them. How do I store them, and how long will they last? I know ones in the shell will be good for a week,. but no idea about peeled ones.
The budget is tight...
Unexpected ... moreThe budget is tight...
Unexpected emergencies came up...
There is nothing extra in the bank account...
You didn't get to plan ahead for the holiday...
And Thanksgiving is here but you are not ready and have no special foods for a holiday dinner. What do you do?
This actually happens to people. What would you do if you had to put together a holiday meal from the foods you normally have? What are some ideas for meals for those who don't have a well stocked pantry and freezer?
contributed by Diana
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Grocery stores do what they can to make us buy more than we intend; that's a fact of a free market. We have a choice, though. We can be manipulated by their tactics or we can be empowered by our own logic. Simple choice, right?
Who wants to be manipulated? No hands?
Okay, here's wh...
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There's little worse than facing extra expenses and not having enough money to meet your daily needs, much less anything over that.
If you are having trouble with cash flow this holiday season, here are some tips that could help:
1. Refuse to buy groceries for one week. Eat what yo...
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