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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Day 8 No Spend August / Bff


A no spend day today as we stayed home and Hubby and I got a few things straightened out. I was really mad when I wrote my blog last night, and I could probably waffled on for ages about what was annoying me about him. But the long and the short of it was that my BFF,s husband and my husband had a big fallout a few years ago. Neither of us girls were there when it happened and so we choose not to take sides or let it affect our friendship. But she is coming to stay with us for a few days over my Birthday as she now lives in a different State , and already I was hearing complaints from my Hubby who has washed his hands of the whole friendship. And although it is definitely not part of my no spend August, I decided that the best plan would be for us girls to head off somewhere for a couple of days for some time away from Hubby and MIL. It was going to cost a couple of Hundred dollars and I was complaining about it being out of my budget this morning when I remembered that I had been offered the use of a caravan on The Gold Coast any time I wanted it for nothing as long as it was out of season. So a phonecall later it was all organised and so I get two lovely days away for chats, bubbles long walks and all for a couple of nice bottles of wine for my generous friends.

Martha over at The Path to Frugality,s last couple of posts have been about food shopping and recipes, and it has dawned on me that although we are close to each other and share much in common on the Internet and through blogging, we are so far apart in terms of prices and terms. for example we don,t have sticks of butter here it is sold in grams, and there is no way even on special that I could buy beef or turkey as cheaply as she does. I hope this does,nt mean that I am not going to make it to the end of no spend August !!!!!

Day 8 No Spend August

$172.40 left in Kitty

Breakfast ~ Scrambled Egg on Toast.
Lunch ~ Toast with beans on top and cheese melted over it.
Dinner ~ Chicken in a mushroom Sauce & Noodles.
Snacks ~ Vanilla Cheesecake from the freezer.
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  1. A day away with friends sounds great, and for practically nothing sounds even better. Enjoy your time away.

    Yes, it is interesting trying to figure out recipes when we don't deal with the metric system here in the U.S. Although I will tell you that back when I was in High School teachers were always telling us how we had to learn the metric system as the U.S. would eventually change. Well, that was back in the 1970's and it hasn't happened yet.

    I've been following your No Spend August challenge for yourself and have found it very interesting.

    Love your blog.

  2. Thanks for the support Martha, I,m glad your enjoying my musings.

  3. that ended up to be perfect!!! Good for you & great for staying strong!!!! You are doing fantastic, I am so proud of you!

  4. Isn't it amazing how creative we can get when we know we are not spending? I love how this worked out for you!!!


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