We are in the high 70's today nd will go up into the 80's tomorr... moreWe are in the high 70's today nd will go up into the 80's tomorrow. It's nice and sunny with a very light breeze.
We took Sumo and got his rabies shot. He was a little nervous because there were 2 very big dogs there that the owner could barely control. I finlly walked back across the parking lot until they got put in vehicles.
DH is still not feeling great. I think it is from 19 days without a day off.
Meals will just be whtever since he sys nothing sounds good.
One load of clothes to fold and that's about it.
Meant to share my good luck on cat food Friday: I had $5 Petco rewards bucks plus a $3 coupon. Then they had a manuf mark down of $2. I ended up getting $10 off! So I got 2x as much for $1 less than I would have paid at Kroger. I was very thrilled.
Happy Sunday all!
Nice sunny fall weekend for us. Highs around 60 both days. DH go... moreNice sunny fall weekend for us. Highs around 60 both days. DH got home on time Friday night. Yesterday we ate lunch out, washed both cars, picked up a couple of things at the grocery store and drove around a little bit. We found the county animal shelter but didn't go in. We are thinking about adopting a companion for Maggie (the dog). Dinner last night was a marinated pork loin with roasted asparagus and potatoes. There's leftovers for lunch today. I have hamburger thawed for dinner tonight. No spending plans today. I hope everyone has a great day. Jill less
Last night we had dinner at our friends house. We brought a frui... moreLast night we had dinner at our friends house. We brought a fruit bowl, caprese salad and a bottle of wine. Our friends provided the main course. It was to thank my DH for helping fix an electrical problem at their house. We then watched a movie and had a nice enjoyable evening. Today will be a lazy day. I did all of the house work yesterday. I will work on my wreath and pot some new flowers for my patio. DH is going to hang a picture in the babies room and package up all of my meat. Dinner will be grilled pork tenderloin. less
Spent money as I went to get a bulb for the broken tv, and the p... moreSpent money as I went to get a bulb for the broken tv, and the place I went to was an outlet store. I was going to buy a tv bulb for $50, then someone put a giant tv on the checkout counter that had a slighty bent frame for $179. I went back and found a 50 in Samsung tv for $210, it had a scatch on the screen. I bought it. I had bought a giant tv used from work about fifteen years ago for $100, and gave it to my daughter recently. Before that I bought a tv 25 years ago. I think it is time for a tv purchase!
I have also been buying a few groceries every day, I am using my little cash stash and then will replenish that in Friday when I get paid. I picked up 6 hours of work overnight today, someone called in, and it is hard to get someone overnight. I said I could work until 530, then going to sleep a little before church. I had worked a shift that will be on this paycheck for a tv, so I should be able to put the $30 for food and the $10 for Halloween decorations back in my emergency cash on hand. I bought a... less
A really beautiful autumn Sunday here. It's forecast only ... moreA really beautiful autumn Sunday here. It's forecast only to get as high as 52 but the sun is shining and the sky is blue. We get so many grey and overcast days here in my part of the world that it always lifts my spirits to see blue sky.
Yesterday a friend came over for dinner, bringing with her a very nice bottle of wine. That's the kind of guest I like! Today I am meeting another friend in the pub for a Sunday roast dinner, after which we are going for a walk and then onto a movie. I feel almost guilty until I remind myself that the cost of a modest social life has to be factored into the budget especially for those who live alone, as I do.
I drew up my Christmas budget yesterday and as always was a bit shocked at how much money will be going out. My kids and their families will be coming to stay for a few days so it will be an expensive time, although one kid always buys the turkey and the other kid buys the booze. Soon I will start cooking and baking to fill the fre... less
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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