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Cooking Along.....

November 1st, 2007 at 01:36 pm

Hubby is out of town today so I decided climbing ladders to prime/paint more walls was not a good idea. Just in case I fell off or something. So, I decided to make it a cooking day. I had a bunch of different veggies that I had bought on sale and decided to cook it all up before they went to waste. While working on that, I cleaned the kitchen floor and set up my Christmas chart. I came up with a different way of doing it this year that might work for me. The cool thing is that for two years in a row I have had the Christmas fund fully funded BEFORE Christmas. I thought last year was a miracle. This is truly awesome.

I did my mortgage payment online this time and, lo and behold, I found out that I can pay extra on principal online, too. This is great. I can add little bits that remain out of my budget and keep knocking those numbers downward. One of the debts that is actually going down. Practically, it is not a high interest debt so I should be focusing elsewhere. Psychologically, it is fun to watch it go down. I like that....

3 Responses to “Cooking Along.....”

  1. boomeyers Says:

    You are one productive girl! What is your Christmas chart for? Congrats on paying down that mortgage!!

  2. JanH Says:

    Hi Boo! My chart lists all the people I have to buy for plus food, postage, decorations, wrapping supplies, etc. I keep a running total under each person listing the cost of each gift I buy for them until I have spent the amount budgeted for them. I also have a cross total that keeps me on track as to how much has been spent and how much is then left in the Christmas fund. If I don't do this, I'll go hog wild and spend WAY too much on Christmas as a total. I'm trying to not spend much on food and wrapping and none on decorations this year. We'll see how that goes! I tend to have a set amount for each person because we don't have that many to buy for and I try to keep it even. But sometimes I do find an awesome deal or two!

  3. cammychan Says:

    Thank you for the advice ^^!
    And very congrats on your mortgage payment, it's nice to see something productive get done, like bills. Christmas is that time of year when everyone screams Black Fridays. But even those deals aren't good enough.

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