Budgeting · Cooking · Frugal Cooking · Saving Money · Uncategorized · Unexpected Expenses

Car Decision

  After much thought and consternation, we’ve come to a decision about the car.  Friday evening I was on some car websites looking to see what was available in our price range.  I talked to a salesman and did a credit application over the phone to see what we’d be approved for, so we’d really…… Continue reading Car Decision

Budgeting · Frugal Cooking · Saving Money · Unexpected Expenses

Man, What A Week!

Last week was truly not my week.  It took until Wednesday before I could finally pick up my car from the mechanic.  Drove it from the mechanic to the farmer’s market, bought some amazing strawberries, got back in the car… same problem as before I took it in, the speedometer won’t work. By this point…… Continue reading Man, What A Week!

Cooking · Uncategorized · Unexpected Expenses

Boy Oh, the Hits Just Keep Coming

I got my updated credit score today and decided to click on the link that would tell me what factors negatively impact my score.  To my surprise, I saw that something was in collections.  I used www.annualcreditreport.com to get a copy of my credit report.  Sure enough, right there in collections were 3 medical bills I wasn’t…… Continue reading Boy Oh, the Hits Just Keep Coming

Gratitude · Uncategorized · Unexpected Expenses

Determined to be Grateful

Sometimes it’s really hard to be grateful for the things I have, rather than complain about the things I {now} don’t have.  For example… this morning I had $886 more than I do right now.  As you may have guessed from the image, car problems got me.  My speedometer and odometer both stopped working, and…… Continue reading Determined to be Grateful

Budgeting · Grocery Shopping · Saving Money · Unexpected Expenses

Very Light Grocery Week, and Menu Plan

As I mentioned in this blog post from a few days ago, we are trying to cut some out of the budget where we can this month, to make up for the cost of new glasses for Hubs and me. One of the easiest places to trim some would be from our grocery budget.  I mean, we…… Continue reading Very Light Grocery Week, and Menu Plan

Budgeting · Improvising · Saving Money · Uncategorized · Unexpected Expenses

Issuing A Challenge To Ourselves

So this happened… I left the photo big so perhaps you can tell, it is electrical tape on Hubs glasses.  He was pulling the hood to his coat up, caught the arm, and snapped it off.  Obviously that meant a trip to the eye doctor.  Also, I am diabetic and was past due for my…… Continue reading Issuing A Challenge To Ourselves