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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Friday was a bust, food and exercise wise, so I didn't post.Was supposed to be a storm, so I put off walking and I shouldn't have, the storm never came, a little rain late in the day was all. I think not getting my walk in compromised the rest of my day... need that release of endorphins from the exercise I did finish the baby sweater I was making and finished one newborn baby purple hat for the hospital program. Finished reading my Harlen Coben audio book and had a bubble bath..

Saturday, got another baby hat done and started a third. Went out to the Country Market, but I got the date wrong, it's not till Sept. 7. So continued into the country to the old property I grew up on. It's been vacant since my parents sold it 2y7 years ago. Was hoping to pick blueberries as we had a fantastic patch, back in the day, but it's gone now. All overgrown and I got lost. Did find the old house imploding on itself. Got some transparent apples, but that was it. STopped at the beach, but it was too cold, only 19C today I think, and going down to single digit temps tonite.... fall is coming in quick....

Talked with a couple friends and found out how hard some people have having it trying to make ends meet. I don't know what their debt loads are, but thankfully we don't have any, so that is why we still think we can do this on a very limited income.. Gotta seriously start budgeting though. Having lived in remote areas, and with the ease of accessibility here, I am still overspending on groceries....

I watched that show on tv today about cheapskates... they try not to spend any money, such things as reusable toilet paper, crawling around in the dirt searching for pennies, and other things I know I won't do, but they did have one strategy which could prove very useful. They have a "financial detox".. I think it was every 5 weeks or something, that they spent absolutely nothing. That way they cleaned up things they had on hand..... cleaned out their fridge etc.... that's actually a pretty good idea.... I should consider it, but am still thinking about getting a freezer....
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    I like the idea of a financial detox. I did get into the habit of writing down what I spend, but I haven't dissected it yet to see where I am wasting money or could do better. Thanks for the idea. You also got me thinking about picking berries. I think there are farms around here where I could do that, but will have to check.

    The home I grew up in is the home my mother is still in. Was it difficult going back and seeing what the place looks like now?
    1668 days ago
    I agree with Topsbear. We have a small freezer. We shop for meet 4 times a year at a meat outlet. The meat is not processed so it has less sodium than the meat at our grocery stores. We have a "cheap" grocery store called PriceRite where we do the bulk of our shopping. Their produce is really ripe so it must be consumed quickly. My guinea pigs help with that one. ;O)

    Great job on all your knitting! Keep up the good work and have a super day!
    1669 days ago
    I think a freezer is a most cost efficient way of extending a budget. I dont know about out your way but here people give them away or sell them fairly cheap when they are moving and have a sale. An even better way to sve some money, long as its not such an old freezer that might break down or use a lot of electricity compared to the brand new ones of today.

    Even so, small freezer are a good buy if you are some one that doesnt use it a whole lot. I, myself have a chest freezer , not the smallest nor the biggest, somewhere in the middle. Sometimes I think I should have a smaller one as there are times it is fairly empty. But come fall, when time for harvests of all nature can provide, especially if it s a bumper crop year, I am totally thankful I have the size I do have!
    Or, when there is an extremely good buy on protein choices, it is a handy item to have with some room in it.

    So I guess it comes down to personal choices..
    1670 days ago
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