Category Archives: groceries

Overtime and a massive shopping trip

I’m following politics some this year. I’m watching some of the convention speeches. There are definitely some differences in the approaches of the two major parties this year. It’s … interesting. That’s all I have to say about politics here. … Continue reading

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Random stuff

I was able to buy my two pound block of glycerin soap yesterday. $5.89. Not bad for a dozen bars of soap. That’s 50 cents a bar. It’s olive oil glycerin soap. I figure I should try the olive oil … Continue reading

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Feeling good

I am feeling good these days. I am relaxed and not beating myself up for missing the gym or eating poorly once in awhile. I haven’t lost any further weight, but that’s OK, I know I haven’t really been giving … Continue reading

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Up to date

I just reconciled my checkbook officially. I go on the website almost every day and do some clean-up and checking, but I let the official reconcile (using the statements and double-checking against those) go for a couple of months. I … Continue reading

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Budget update

Just redid the budget to take my personal training and Older Boy’s lack of karate into account. The disability money is going to be what we have to pay towards debt. There is only a little wiggle room in the … Continue reading

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Lists galore

I spent $12 today getting a good whiteboard, pens and eraser, and a little cup that attaches to the board to hold them in. I have a largish white board that I’ve written the days of the week on and that’s … Continue reading

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Storage

We have a large particle board armoire in the kitchen that we use as a pantry. There’s not a huge amount of storage space in our house and we gave up the one little place where we could have put … Continue reading

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Saving money

I had a lesson in the change in mindset I’m going through about saving money vs. not spending it. When I went to talk to the trainer about sessions, he gave me the spiel and showed me that i could … Continue reading

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Storage

After all that stockpiling, you’re going to need to figure out where to put all of your treasures. (Ideally you figured this out before you went shopping, but anyway…) There are all kinds of places to store things. I am … Continue reading

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Things to stockpile, a partial list

For things that expire, only buy enough to use before the expiration date comes around, and rotate your stock (put the new purchases in back so that you’re using up the oldest products first).   pasta paper products (toilet paper, … Continue reading

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