that is a good deal retired. dinnertime here dh has gone ... morethat is a good deal retired. dinnertime here dh has gone to get the kids and his mom. kids at friends and mil coming for dinner. love her but her eyesight is not there so rather do dinner here and be stretchy then go out or have her cook. lovely fall day warm too.
got a start on halloween decor outside..doing the neighbours too. since they aren't living yet here..invited them and their daughter to trick and treat with our gang and say I would decorate..have a lot. he just has to buy candy to hand out at his place then. we do basic dinner.
grocery store is having bogo sales this week and one is good hotdogs so will stock up later. pulled bunch of things out of the freezer. last bacon cheeseburger meatloaf with baked potatoes and corn for dinner. or tuscan meatballs with ravoli. our grocery store chain does fancy good meat hamburger meat mixes. discovered the pasta sauce I had defrosted a couple of days ago so that is why... less
Finished the last pair of mittens. As soon as I add the snowflak... moreFinished the last pair of mittens. As soon as I add the snowflake overstitching to 2 of the pairs, they will be ready to wrap up. That finishes up oldest DD's family
Middle DD's family is done & wrapped.
Youngest DD's presents are all purchased & half of them are wrapped.
DS's family is part-way done. I need to buy several smoked cheeses the day before I mail the package.
I have 2 presents for HD & would like one more, but am still thinking about it. I also need to think of a present for his parents. Of the 17 presents we give, 14 are done. Almost there. We are supposed to have rain tomorrow & the next day, so maybe I can get things finished up then. less
I did some grocery shopping today. I picked up just what I neede... moreI did some grocery shopping today. I picked up just what I needed to fill in the holes to make a menu for the week. My bill was under a hundred for the week and that included a few extra items to throw in the freezer that will keep me from having the family eat out on an extra busy night and there is nothing at the ready in the fridge. We've had some some really big expenses recently so I feel that I really need to focus on spending even more. Even with that said, I'm always watching the sales flyers and lately there just hasn't been anything to phenomenal. Maybe something will be out there next week. Good thing I have plenty to pick from in the cabinets and freezer at home. less
Hi Everyone! Tonight we had burgers on the grill, waffle fries a... moreHi Everyone! Tonight we had burgers on the grill, waffle fries and onion rings, and broccoli. We were all hungry and it tasted just wonderful! I also cooked up pinto beans with a very small smoked pork shoulder roast and then I made up a pot of brown rice. I always try to cook a pot of beans or a soup on the weekend as it helps through the week when I have a night I'm not able to cook or there isn't enough leftovers for everyone's lunches. I just got an electric pressure cooker and I can see already that it will be a work horse in my kitchen. Has anyone else tried them out? less
How are you making the most of your money and resources? Are you... moreHow are you making the most of your money and resources? Are you enjoying the wonderful fall weather or wondering when it will stop raining so you can finish outside chores?
You make a lot of people's lives better and easier with your sou... moreYou make a lot of people's lives better and easier with your sound advice, including many who post or look at the forums. Enjoy your day!
Each year in early October we get the results of the Federal government's budget for the prior 12 months (in this case fiscal year 2016). As regular readers know here at TDS we do not like debt. So each year I cringe when I see the figures. Here's the latest:
"The federal deficit for fiscal 2016 ju...
Back when I was a stock broker I became familiar with the Vanguard family of mutual funds. They were founded by a man named Jack Bogle. He was one of the early innovators in mutual fund investing. And later a pioneer in index funds (funds that mimic an index and don't rely on fund managers). Both of...
This is a post from Kayla of FrugalRules.com.
I'm sure you already know it can be hard, at times, to juggle your finances when you are living on a tight budget. Even if you don't have debt to pay off and you are only trying to balance living today and saving for the future, it can b...
I've been fascinated by the connection between emotional and physical health. Read anything that I see on the subject. (at least anything that's not written at a doctoral thesis level!) Just came across an article in the Harvard Business Review. link here
"Our Gallup-Healthways Global Well-...
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