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Another $500 to the suv loan!

November 25th, 2011 at 06:46 pm

This now brings us to oweing $8000.00.

We are hoping by the end of 2012 to have the loan paid off.

We bought the suv in March 2010 and it was a no interest loan so we are really making headway!

Another reason NOT to shop Black Friday

November 25th, 2011 at 04:55 pm

Did you read about the lady in LA that was pepper spraying other shoppers to keep them away from stuff she wanted?

Absolutely disgusting!



Happy Thanksgiving

November 24th, 2011 at 08:41 am

I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed day!

What a total waste of money!

November 20th, 2011 at 08:51 pm

Grrr! $60 down the drain. Boo!

Tonight we had to attend dd2's varsity soccer banquet. We have attended many of these over the years with dd1 playing 2 varsity sports all four years of high school and dd2 playing varsity soccer the past 2 years.

Sometimes we have done it in the cafeteria and done potluck or pizza, or like tonight had it at a local country club.

Now I am not completely against the country club. It is a nice atmosphere, but we were completely bummed that it was so expensive this year! $20 per person AND we had to pay for dd. We all kind of thought that the soccer prgram was going to cover the girls but I guess the coach decided not to. And to top it all off it was one of the crappiest dinners ever! 2 kinds of pasta with sauce (the tomato kind)was very soupy and unappetizing, salad, very small slices of bread, lemonade and coffee/tea and very small pieces of tirimisu for dessert. DD took small portions so everyone would get some (it was buffet style) and they never even came back and replaced the food that had been taken.

DD1 came home from college today and I was feeling bad she was going to be on her own for dinner her first night back but I am glad she was not subjected to that yucky food.

Ugh! Next year dd will be a senior so some of the planning will be on us.....I am definately hoping to talk the coach out of doing it there again.

Nice surprises

November 18th, 2011 at 03:37 pm

DH received a $25 gift card to Fred Meyer from his work. We had forgotten that his work ususally gives a gift card around Thanksging time. The past few years have been to Safeway, but we don't shop there because they are so expensive. It was nice to receive one to Fred's since they are one stop shopping. I told DH he could buy whatever he wanted but he is thinking we need some new bathroom towels. The nice thing is they are on sale too and we can combine it with a coupon.

I also received a small gift card to Craft Warehouse from our office manager just to say thanks. She gave a gift card to all of the employees (there are 8 of us in a 5 doctor office) because we have been crazy busy. She does this occasionally and it is so nice to be recognized for all of our hard work. I am lucky to say that I work for and with GREAT people. I am not sure what I am going to buy yet, but I am sure I can find something.....I LOVE the craft store Smile

Paid the property taxes today

November 15th, 2011 at 08:38 pm

$3200....blech!

Weekend Happenings

November 7th, 2011 at 08:46 am

After our very stressful Friday night, the weekend ended up being very enjoyable. The weather was very nice, although it was very chilly but sunny....2 beautiful Fall days.

Paid the water/sewer bill and the garbage bill. Both of these bills are paid every other month.

Groceries and gas were also purchased.

Breakfast out with DH Sat morning. Coupon we were going to use ended up not being good for the weekend...bummer. Quick, fast dinner out on Sat night at Wendy's before DD2's state soccer playoff game.

$12 to get into said playoff game. Oh! And they won too! Smile

$40 (on sale) to boots at Big 5. I really was in need of a pair of warm fuzzy boots. DD2 plays soccer year round and it was very cold Saturday night! Tennis shoes did not cut it at all.

Also spent $89.00 at Kohl's this weekend. That included 2 pairs of pants for DH off of the clearance rack. I ended up getting 3 shirts/sweaters and 2 cami's. I don't know why, but I can never seem to find anything good off the clearance racks at Kohl's....DH always finds great things.

Anyway, I can't remember the last weekend we have gone out and "spent" money like that on clothes or stuff.

I guess that's why the bank account has been looking pretty good! Smile