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Woke up at 3am

September 23rd, 2009 at 12:24 am

Who knew that when you sync your iPod Touch with your computer the iPod takes on the same time as the computer. My laptop is new and I use my iPod as my alarm clock. That's why I woke up at 3am and started getting ready for work. I had my contact lenses in before I realized it was way too early. Doh!

I'm filing this one under "continuous learning" Smile

Saving dough

September 18th, 2009 at 02:22 am

I thought of that title since this post is food-related Smile

So, wonders never cease ... I have actually been doing pretty well about having breakfast at home or taking it to work, and taking lunch to work. Not every day, 'cause that would be miracle. But often enough to surprise myself. I have also noticed how much more dough I'm left with at the end of the week. Ha! Who would have believed it?

I'm also going to sleep earlier too. That has many benefits. But I'll leave that for another post. Ciao.

Eased up on spending

September 13th, 2009 at 03:10 am

After my spendy summer, I have eased up on impulsive spending.

We are eating out less and finding that there is so much stuff we can do without. I have been bitten by the de-clutter bug and my husband seems to have caught it.

It would be so great if we could keep this up.

Leaving card at home

September 10th, 2009 at 10:24 am

I have begun leaving my credit card at home again. I ignored it all year in my wallet until summer came and I briefly turned into a spendy monster.

I've also started having breakfast at home and taking my lunch to work. If I can keep that up, I'll save quite a bit that we can spend on other stuff that will improve quality of life.

Got sidetracked

September 9th, 2009 at 02:18 am

Successfully decluttered on Monday ... just not my closet. I did DD's whole room - closet, all drawers, laundry - the works. I left the dreaded underwear/socks drawer for last, but got that done too.

She is so happy now. Everything is in it's place. Outgrown clothes are bagged to go to charity.

Maybe next weekend I'll tackle my closet. Groan.

Decluttering the closet

September 7th, 2009 at 06:40 pm

I'm finally going to tackle my clothes closet. Ironically, the clothes are organized. It is the stuff I have on the closet floor and the top shelf that needs organizing/throwing out. I have four big garbage bags and I plan to be ruthless.

DH and DD have gone out, so this is the best time to do it.

Wish me luck.

Wedding today ...

September 5th, 2009 at 11:18 am

A bit of a spendy weekend - on Saturday a wedding gift plus money - but I'm glad of the dollar store for the wrapping paper, bow, and card. They don't look cheap. Last night I was asked to sing at the wedding, so I'm going to spend this morning preparing.

Sunday is an engagement ceremony (for another couple) during the regular service at our church so that won't cost anything. The couple are going to live in the UK while he studies.
We'll give them a nice gift when the wedding takes place.

Summer without studying

September 2nd, 2009 at 02:12 am

I wrote the biggest exam of my life mid-June and spent the first summer in years not studying (or feeling guilty about not studying).
Every weekend was full of some sort of fun activity for the family --- from weddings to barbeques.
There were some times of heavy spending, but that is being paid back now to the line of credit. It helps that less taxes are taken off the paycheque near the end of the year.
Now we are looking forward to the change of season.