Report: 1/11/19

Money I Spent: $36.80 for groceries. Past 2 weeks have been buying the absolute minimum… I like it 🙂 We have lots to carry us week to week, and are just needing dairy and produce.

Money I Avoided Spending: Talked ourselves down from buying the $20 cheese platter from the cheese case, and instead buying a $1.88 block of extra sharp cheddar. I need to eat less cheese, not more, and spend less, not more, so this was a good decision.

Extra Money I Found or Made: No eBay sales! I need to start listing 3 things a day instead of 1 to get my sales carbonated.

Use It Up Challenge: Cut open the little toothpaste tube. It’s extra frugal because it’s a toothpaste I got at Dollar Tree for $1. 🙂

Thoughts: Volleyball is kind of a challenge. Aside from the cost of the club itself, which is astronomical, there is the cost of going out to eat before practices 2x/week, and now these tournaments where we pay to get in, then will go out to eat afterward, both Sat and Sun. It’s just a lot of being out, which means more money spent. And not great for the diet either, though I’m trying to make good decisions.

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  1. Playing “catch up the blog” this morning…let’s see how bad my memory is…

    Money I Spent: Dinner out at Sweet Tomatoes: $39.31 + left $5 on the table. $26.86 at GNC for Quest Bars.

    Money I Avoided Spending: Didn’t get a kombucha after yoga this week!

    Extra Money I Found or Made:None

    Use It Up Challenge: Leftovers for lunch.

    Thoughts: Volleyball tourney this weekend, so it’s going to be spendy.


  2. Money I Spent: It looks like this will be a $0 day, Finally!! Except for Dad’s $75 to the acupuncture place but that is medical! Hopefully it will give him some relief from the pain in his shoulder, back, and arm. This was his second time to go so she did more than the first time as the first time was spent mostly getting registered and filling out papers and being checked out. Actually, I think the first time helped, he did not seem to have as much pain.

    Money I Avoided Spending: Taking Sabrina into town but we are not going to stay to eat. Eating in ABQ is impossible at 6pm on Friday. Last week we finally went to McDonald’s. So today we are leaving stuff ready at home so we will eat here!

    Extra Money I Found or Made: n/a

    Use It Up Challenge: Still working on this, Tonight I am having leftover hot dogs in a hamburger bun. In Portales, that is called a “Twin Crony”!!!!!! Dad doesn’t do hot dogs except special occasions. So he cooked some grilled chicken this afternoon, it looks really goos.

    Thoughts: Ready for this snow to melt!


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