Tag: Productivity

Life gets in the way

Life gets in the way

So I make my big goals for the week on Sunday and then get sick on Monday and have spent the past day and a half lying about in bed, feeling miserable. Yesterday I managed something like 5 1/2 hours of very distracting time online.

January is almost over

January is almost over

Taking my computer to work was helpful. I brought it home for the weekend. But overall my productivity was pretty good this week. This weekend is a different story and if they awarded prizes for procrastination, I would be in the running for sure! Getting up early to get on […]

The rabbit hole attention span

The rabbit hole attention span

One of the best ways I can save us tons of money is to finish my program as quickly as possible and get a real grown up job. When I do I can stop the borrowing and start the earning and paying off. This is at least 2 1/2 years […]

Things to do while bored

Things to do while bored

In my last post, I mentioned our new list of activities. This is now posted on the refrigerator and may give the boys some ideas when they are feeling bored. We have also created a shared dropbox folder where all family meeting notes and documents go, so they can pull […]

Socks and computer stuff (two great posts rolled into one!)

Socks and computer stuff (two great posts rolled into one!)

As I mentioned last week, socks get eaten here. It is also cold, not getting above 30 degrees all week. I decided to go sock hunting. We are fans of thick socks, which cost more. A little online sleuthing netted me a deal! I perused the clearance bin and found […]

Organization and saving money

Organization and saving money

I am learning the hard way how expensive disorganization can be. Last year (sometime) we discovered that a camera cannot go through the washing machine and come out functional. It just doesn’t happen. So, when a camera is left in a pocket and that pocket endures the heat, agitation, and […]

Let’s review

Let’s review

So, the school year got busy, we got lazy, and we fell off the wagon. One goal was to pay down the credit cards. Thanks to some Christmas splurges and some medical bills, we now have about $4000 in credit card debt, up from $3000 in September. We have a […]

weeks 10-13

weeks 10-13

Hello, Starting school got me off blogging for a bit. It has been a pretty rough month. Usually by the time school starts, we are okay but not great money wise. This year, we were skidding. The Dude didn’t work for a few months at the beginning of the year, […]

Week 9

Week 9

On week 9, we finished our time in Glacier and returned home. I am a bit shame-faced, but the week is over and kind of a blur, so I will declare it a no-spend week 🙂 I know we got back Wednesday night very late and then kind of hung […]

Week 8

Week 8

On Monday of week 8, The Dude and I were out running errands for our camping trip. We were hungry and worn out. We broke both our South Beach Diet and our no-spend day. We went to Jack in the Box. We tried to find something SB-y, but we got […]