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Ready or not,, no-spend week, here I come

July 28th, 2006 at 09:25 pm

OK, the car is gassed up; I stopped at the grocery store for yogurt, turkey, soymilk, cheese, and fruit; I bought another big sack of dog food since I only had about two days worth left...so I am commencing with my no-spend week. Of course, I realized when I got home from the grocery that I had forgotten (a) coffee filters; (b) herbal tea; (c) a bag of ice; (d) a frozen treat, but none of those are essentials, so I am going ahead. If I had forgotten the *coffee* itself, as opposed to the filters, it would be a different story! I am addicted to my caffeine. I do have a plastic *tea* filter that fits in my teapot, so that will just have to serve for coffee for the week. I have ice cube trays somewhere (probably in the basement freezer) and can just make ice. I have some powdered ice tea that I will use for the week instead of Apple Cranberry Zinger or whatever it is I have been using for iced tea this summer. And the 5 popsicles sitting in the fridge are just going to have to last. I will stick a couple of yogurt cups in the freezer in case I get really desperate, and I can always try making my own popsicles from the orange juice I have sitting in the fridge.

An already-scheduled service repairman comes tomorrow and needs to be paid; I will not count that against the "no spend" rule.

4 Responses to “Ready or not,, no-spend week, here I come”

  1. veronak Says:
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    Good for you, I am certainly jumping on the ban wagon

  2. Bookie Says:
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    Welcome to the carousel! Toughing it out like our pioneer forefathers! Foremothers? Whatever. Smile
    Have fun.

  3. Steve Says:
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    So now that your week is up, how did it go?

  4. Dido Says:
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    Went pretty well, though I broke a day early to restock on groceries before this big 10-day long festival starts near my house...two days off and starting another week tomorrow.

    There's a whole thread about the challenge in the general discussion forum.

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