Friday, April 12, 2013

Save Money by Going to the Market MORE Often?

Finance and Frugality Friday

It is the 12th days of the month and I have been to the supermarket SIX times for a grand total of $362. So just to oversimplify, I've gone to the market every other day and spent $60 each time. Uh, that seems a little bit insane.

My defensiveness nature has just popped up to say "One of those trips was to the commissary where I spent $211 and got lots of staples like ketchup and cereal for cheap!" Ok, ok, I guess maybe that's ok. Except, I've spent $30 a day feeding Rob and me. And I cannot deny the real shame. We throw away so much fresh food. We spent $15 at the farmers market last weekend and brought home a bag of beautiful squash and red potatoes. A day and a half later the bag containing these items was still on the counter. And inside the bag? The squash was liquefied and covered in big mold spots. Why didn't I prepare something with this beautiful food the day I brought it home? Or even the day after?

Enough complaining. Here's the plan. Market every day for things that will be consumed in the next 24 hours.   Plan a meal and go and buy the ingredients for that meal. Try and base the meals on things you already have in the pantry or freezer.

I'll let you know how it goes.

How much food do you waste? Do you ever think of changing your routines to waste less?

October 16, 1983 List of Friends

School had been back for a few (6?) weeks and I think it's fabulous that I made a list of all the new friends. It took me awhile, but I finally figured out that the number next to their name is their grade. I was in 8th. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A Boston Fern Named Bob

Homemaking Thursday

I got a Boston Fern yesterday. Why? To clean the air in my home. Mora and Rob are both affected by seasonal allergies and airborne irritants, so I know that clean air in the house will help. I already have the HEPA filters, but I got a fern on impulse. It's hanging over the kitchen table. it's kind of big. I guess I need to replant Bob. He and I will discuss it.

October 6, 1983

I got over Jeff Heiner pretty quickly, eh? I think it was less than 24 hours. And I actually remember Jason Simon, at least, I remember that he was a very cute white boy.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Loving My Body

Health and Wellness Wednesday

Last night Rob initiated sex. Oh, my. Mora's still out of town and he's over being sick. My body felt wonderful and he felt wonderful. Loving my body today and always.

October 5 and 6, 1983

Best break up story ever.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Agony of Lethargy or Why Can't I Get Out of Bed?

The Woman I Want to Be Tuesday

Working at home has awakened the sleeping dog in me. Is that possible? I miss the interaction with other people. I love working from home. I love making money to stay home and review documents. I love reading blogs and when I take a break I love watching The New Adventures of Old Christine reruns on Lifetime Television for Women.
But lately I'm lacking the intrinsic motivation to get up. To go. To be. To do. Wake UP!!!

October 4, 1983

Please remember, as you enjoy this journal entry, that I was 12 years old. And Jeff? He was 11 years old. Apparently even then I had very high expectations for how a young man was supposed to treat me. And Beth, my younger sister? She was 10. I wonder what ever happened to her boyfriend Rod?

Monday, April 8, 2013

Living with Mora and Rob... the Good, the Bad, and the Sexy

Marriage and Relationship Monday

The three of us have been sharing this house now for more than 4 months. Mora is in love with the boy she was casually dating when she left California, Turner. He came out here to visit and they've been hot and heavy ever since. She has brought a sexuality to the house that wasn't here before. She's young and gorgeous and sexy and fabulous. Do I have a fear that she will draw the eye of my Rob? Yes. Instead, the sexually charged environment means more affection for me. I get lots of physical attention from Mora; she and I have always had that girl-on-girl grabby friendship. "Is that a new bra? Lemmee see! OOoooh, your boobs are fab!"
Rob has morphed into Mora's older brother/father figure. I have to remember that he's 21 years older than she. And he's faithful to me.
Mora got a job. She's down in Montgomery doing her training. So Rob and I have the house to ourselves this week. Rob's over the sinus infection he had and he took the opportunity to do all sorts of grown-up things to me the second she left town.

September 30, 1983