Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Not eating out....

I never really thought about how much Kelli and I ate out....until we stopped.

Over the last 10 days we have eaten every meal at home or made from food at home (Kelli brings her lunch to work)...except once. Friday night we went to Hooters. Beyond that...every meal. It's amazing how much less we eat...and better we feel. My pants even fit better.

This has helped MY budget as I am spending less on gas. Being off work means I drive more. I am buying gas once every 10 days versus once every 20 days. Big difference.

I've been eating a lot of pasta. Pasta with simple marinara. Pasta with olive oil. Plain pasta with crushed red pepper. Cheap and filling. I also have been eating a few Smart One's and Lean Cuisine meals. Still not sure what we are going to do when Natali starts eating regular food. I am sure I can cook for her, but I wonder how we will explain why Kelli is eating something different. Ha!

Ordered a bunch of Christmas photos for my dad today of Natali. We went to Kiddie Kandids. Never again. Huge ripoff. I ordered the prints from Snapfish. Painless. Tomorrow I am going to order Christmas cards to mail out. I can design them online and pick up at Walgreens down the street. They have pick up options for Walmart, Walgreens and Meijer (a yankee store). Very nice.

Time to renew our auto insurance. Progressive MyRate (now known as SnapShot) is going to save us $198 a year. I am saving 15% while Kelli is saving 18%. Total premium for 6 months is just $412. Helps that Kelli's car is older...and the thing I have has sliding doors.

Kelli wants me to like my car. She doesn't like my car. I offered to pay my car off in 2 1/2 years, give it too her and trade her car in. She didn't like that idea. Bleh.

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