August 4, 2018

Money I Spent: $0

Money I Didn’t Spend or Extra Money I Made:  Didn’t leave the house so no money wanted to be spent.

eBay: Sold vintage American Beauty compact for $10, bought at yard sale for maybe 25c. Sold embroidery kit for $11, bought at estate sale for around 50c. Sold 3 of Sabrina’s old Justice sweaters for $29.

Use It Up Challenge:  Nothing really, other than using groceries we’ve had a while for dinner.

Sugar I Ate: Not great today. Had 2 Oreos plus about 6 malted milk balls, and about 8 Reece’s Pieces. Wasn’t feeling great after spending some time in the garden, and sugar just sounded right.

Sugar I Avoided: Avoided opening the new package of Oreos and eating them all!

Thoughts: Sugar is delicious. Sorry, it just is. 😀


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  1. Money I Spent: $59. Had to rebook a flight to visit my parents in FL, and the cost difference was $59. Otherwise, it would have been a $0 day.

    Money I Didn’t Spend or Extra Money I Made: Had to go into town to pick up my bib for the La Luz Trail Run. I was tempted to stop for a treat (a la Sonic, or Baskin Robbins) but Fiscal Fast and guilt kept me honest.

    Use It Up Challenge:Not much here, unless you count eating the last of the Doritos brand low-rent Takis.

    Sugar I Ate: I had a handful of malted milk balls. :$

    Sugar I Avoided: Not getting a second handful of malted milk balls?

    Thoughts: Tomorrow is the La Luz Trail Run, with our traditional Burger Boy trip, so it won’t be a $0 day tomorrow, either.


  2. Money I Spent: I have to catch up here, now that I can get into this. I may not remember everything but this will be what I remember. On Aug 1, Wed., I know we spent 16.30 at Subway for us and Sabrina’s lunch. I don’t think we spent anything on Thursday the 2nd. On Friday the 3rd we bought gas for 26.63. On Saturday the 4th I was craving veggies so we drove into town to Jason’s Deli and both had salad bar and I also had a cup of vegetable soup for 21.64.

    Money I Didn’t Spend or Extra Money I Made:

    Use It Up Challenge: We do this pretty much all the time. Used up a bunch of stuff when teaching or helping Sabrina to make the beef pot pie and chicken pot pie. They turned out pretty good and she did all the work, except I stirred the beef gravy. She is pretty good with the big knife. Then on Friday used more from the freezer to let her cook great hamburgers for lunch.

    Sugar I Ate: We probably wont do very good on this part of the challenge. Had some ice cream as a side with the pot pies.

    Sugar I Avoided: probably none that we saw or wanted, maybe we will get better.

    Thoughts: Food is hard for us. There is so much that Dad is not supposed to eat, and most of what he is supposed to eat is stuff I don’t like. He likes to save his once a week beef or red meat for a special occasion like today at Burger Boy. I know if I would be really creative, I could work around this but it is frustrating. This is why we have lots of cheese enchiladas.


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