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Spend Update

January 22nd, 2007 at 07:35 am

Jan. 21 - $ 25.09 Groceries
Jan. 20 - $ 82.00 dinner & movies & pie
Jan. 19 - $ 19.39 Knee-his/present for dh
Jan. 18 - $ 52.00 Lunch/library fine/Groceries
Jan. 17 - $ 00.00
Jan. 16 - $ 37.00 Gas
Jan. 15 - $115.00 Replace Tire & Groceries
Week 2 total: $278.05
Week 1 total: $374.24

**3 no spend days**

Items bought new in 2007:
Nintendo DS accessories (2) (dh)
Underwear(dh)
Packing Tape (for ebay selling)
Bubble envelope (for ebay selling)
Shipping Labels (for ebay selling)
Knee-his (for work)
Pin-wheel
Toy Bird

Items bought used in 2007:
Tire for Car

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Dh bought groceries yesterday. About 1/2 was a giant thing of disposable diapers. HE has been telling me all about he has been planning his meals with what is on hand. HE was thinking of making homemade salsa and realized he had everything but the peppers. So he picked up peppers. HE also noticed he had extra this and that which would be perfect for a couple of other dinners. I am proud of him - see if this really helps our bill this month. He also picked up baby wash for Little monkey. He keeps rubbing food in his hair driving us insane. We joke about shaving his head - but then maybe will be even harder to clean - LOL. So we keep using dish soap - finally got some baby wash just to keep downstairs. he HATES his daily (multi-daily sometimes) head wash in the sink with a passion, yet he doesn't learn.

MIL dropped the kids off yesterday around noon. I Was working upstairs and dh went outside and I heard her exclaim, "What did they do all day? They didn't clean the house and dh didn't get a haircut!" LOL. I didn't realize that was the deal. Well I Worked for 2 days and took a break to go to our date night. Dh played video games for about 10 hours while I worked. I relaxed a little too. But geez louise. At least she gets why I am not cleaning the house. she is the one who raised a son who does not do housework. Don't even go there with me. I am just grateful for all that he does because it is a lot. & I hire people for a lot he doesn't do. & I don't mind cleaning the house - I just don't do it every damn day - not a priority - LOL.

I think it is extra funny because her house is not very clean - in fact it is disgusting. But the part she can not get past is the clutter. You can eat off the floor, but thee is clutter - so we are filthy. Whatever.

Oh yeah I got on this rant because she was going off if we bathe little monkey because his hair is so dirty. wHatever. One weekend with him and you can't see why his hair is dirty? Actually he is squeaky clean but his hair is dirty - doesn't make him filthy. Geez. Of course she is into bathing every day and I am not. So it goes. So I only bathe him every 2-3 days - call CPS - his hair is DIRTY!!! LOL. & i have been washing his darn hair 1-2 times a day - what else can I do?

As the weather warms we'll consider the buzz - hehe.

5 Responses to “Spend Update”

  1. mbkonef Says:

    My MIL (who is resting in peace) used to drive me crazy telling me all the things I "should" get my DH to do like clean up after himself, help with housework etc. I just wanted to scream - "Who do you think taught him, or at least put up with, all his bad habits for 20+ years before I got him???" But of course I never did and that is probably for the best.

  2. zetta Says:

    I've got a site to recommend to help with the cooking/groceries -- www.savingdinner.com. Every week you get 6 recipes and a shopping list. I've seen my grocery bills go down about 25% since I started using it, mainly because I am only buying exactly what I need for the recipes. The website has a free sample week posted if you want to try it out.

  3. monkeymama Says:

    I forgot to mention I have no idea how but dh has figured out how to wash his hair alone - I have no clue - when it is me I need help - with all the screaming and squirming in particular - I can't hold him over the sink and wash him without us both needing to change our soaking clothes - LOL. So kudos to dh on that one.

    mbkonef - yes, probably best. I Think a lot I don't say - best for family peace. I have learned the hard way where to keep my mouth shut. Everything MIL Does is perfect - just pretend that to her face and all will be well. I dread her retirement years when we really have to set boundaries. Past attempts to set boundaries have led to us throwing hands up in the air and thinkikng whatever, we live 2 hours away so we will put up with it all. It is a rare thing. The funny thing is I always will have my house immaculate for guests and over the years I care less and less how to prepare the house for MIL. Probably would be immaculate but she is the one guest I just don't care any more. If the house was immaculate she'd have a complaint so might as well show her what a messy house truly looks like. I Didn't even scrub the toilet this time I just didn't care. SO be it. The house was probably pretty dirty - LOL. But she thinks dh is going to clean up? LOL. Too funny!

    Zetta - I saw your post about this - looks interesting. I have been meaning to check it out. Overall we are happy with Taste of Home which is a paper version of the same. So probably won't buy another subscription right now. But I will definitely look at it. tHanks!

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    There is a huge difference between a messy house and a dirty house, so many people don't get that. The messy house will eventually go away in 16.5 years, when little Monkey goes to college. Or so I've been told.

  5. mbkonef Says:

    I also highly recommend Saving Dinner. If you don't want to subscribe to the menus (which I do not) you can buy her book entitled "Saving Dinner" I have it, love it and have bought it as a gift for my mother who also loved it. I don't use it all the time but I have gotten some great recipes from it.

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