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Snow recovery & Dollar store temptations

February 16th, 2007 at 12:13 am

I'm only going to make 5 hours of overtime this week. Mainly due to snow issues. So I will not be getting to preorder Harry Potter 7. I'm going to hold off on that mini reward for next week. There is overtime available again next week. So if I do 10 or more hours of overtime next week, I will let myself preorder. I like these mini-rewards. This system seems to work for me Smile

On the other side of things, I couldn't bring myself to pack today. I haven't been to the grocery store in a while. So I bought food, but I'm DEFINTATELY going to pack tomorrow & I'm going to hit the grocery store on Saturday. I'm hitting Walmart to stock up on my snacks & veggies. The Walmart has the best veggie prices in the winter & always has the best prices on muffin mixes, microwave popcorn, generic Dr Pepper (2 liters for 49 cents), and other goodies. I also need ketchup, worstershire sauce, some salad dressing, and wheat pasta. I'm trying to make a list & STICK TO IT. I tend to go overboard at Walmart. But at the same time, its a little out of the way, so when I go, I really want to stock up on the cupboard stuff.

I went to the dollar store today, I was looking for a toilet bowl brush, which they were out of. But I found really cute socks & snack cakes and some bath stuff! I came very close to buying all of them... but then I put the basket down & walked away. I didn't NEED any of it. Except maybe the socks...but I'm sure I can find a better deal. Just because they were in pretty colors, doesn't justify buying them at $1.00 each pair.

I'm really going to buckle down with the eating out. I have been doing really badly this month. I made it 3 weeks in a row with packing my lunch in January, so thats my goal---starting tomorrow, I want to go 3 weeks of packing all food, snacks & drinks. Definately doable!

4 Responses to “Snow recovery & Dollar store temptations”

  1. 3dmaker Says:

    I just discovered your blog, starting with when you were looking to buy a home. Very informative. Thanks for that. I was just wondering though, I live in Los Angeles, CA, could you tell me what state you live in and around how much you bought your house for? I'm trying to compare your situation with mine. Thank a bunch.


  2. Amber Says:

    way to go on holding out, when ever I go in to the Dollar Tree I always seem to find other little things and let me tell you those $1 items add up

    I have to buckle down as well with dining out, I think I will join you with your 3 week goal

  3. HouseHopeful Says:


    I live in Delaware. While housing prices have dramatically increased, they're nowhere near those of California. Just to give you an idea, townhomes in the upper part of the state (where I live) run from 130k to 200k, depending on area and condition of the house. Single family homes are anywhere from 190k to 350k. More in the fancier neighborhoods.

    I welcome you to join me in the 3 week goal! Always good to have a buddy! I already prepacked my lunch for tomorrow, but I am going to get to the grocery store tomorrow instead of Saturday. It'll make thigns a lot easier Smile

  4. living_in_oz Says:

    I agree about the socks! I needed some new socks but held out knowing I'd find some on sales. Sure enough I did!

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