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Menu Plan Monday

It's another Manic Menu Plan Monday over at the Organizing Junkie. And Memorial Day to boot! A few weeks ago, I weighed myself at Publix when I went in to the store one Monday morning. You may not know it but I tossed out the bathroom scale a while ago because a) it was old, and the battery/digital thing was annoying me and b) it was never ever consistent. Well. I saw where the little needle ended. Shook my head, stepped off the scale, and went on my way. I didn't even bother denying it. I knew I had finally went over the top end number for me. Not by what the scale says, but by the way my current clothes fit and by the clothes I try on in stores fit (in other words, YES I do need to go the next size larger). BUT I've been in denial. I'm bloated. Oh, we ate big this weekend, etc. And you know, I'm the first one to say that after working out for a week, WOW can you see a difference, and you feel so much better. BUT I don't follow through on a consistent bas…

Menu Plan Monday 5/23 - 5/29

Well, it's another Manic Monday Menu Plan ... I've been a little lazy lately in the planning as Hubby was out last week (Kansas!) and I've also been fairly busy at work ... so we've pretty much fended for ourselves the past week. BUT now I'm back ... Be sure to check over here and here for what we had for dinner on Saturday with some friends. The steaks were awesome and I know it's because of the marinade. Delicious! Breakfast are pretty much the same day in and day out (hubby has cheereos, sonny boy has eggs & bagel & his glass of Carnation & I usually have scrambled eggs. Princess, uh, I have NO idea what she eats in the morning, probably nothing, or cookies). Lunches are usually leftovers for hubby, I made a daily salad and/or leftovers (depending on how appealing I can get the salad). Princess, again, is on her own, and Sonny boy either grabs a pb sandwich with a protein bar & gatorade or grabs something at the school cafeteria. So here&#…

Ross Dress For Less

The name sort of rings true, I suppose. There is one not too far from my office, like within a mile or so. It's fairly new, to the point where when I saw it, I asked someone WHEN did that arrive?? Well, finally, after saying I was going to do it, I took a lunch yesterday and went there. 45 minutes and $111.00 later, I left with a bag of "goodies", 9 items total. Of course, being on my lunch hour, and in a hurry, I did not try anything on. Anyone care to comment on just what EXACTLY that means?? 7 items to return, 2 to keep. Not so bad then. $17 total. Yeah, that's better than the $111. I suppose this may count as frugalwear afterall ...

Change (or not)

A few weeks ago, 2 weeks to be exact (wow!) I was writing with a little fear ... something about Change in the air, with Hubby's company and such. Change is still in the air, trust me. But it's not as frightening as we thought in those first few hours. The company must continue to operate "business as usual" which is a good mantra to have and instill in your employees. There are rumors by the dozen floating around cyberspace, newspapers and street corners. Cubicle gossip is the worse! There is now a bidding war for the company which is a good thing, right? And you know what, Change can be good, if you open you heart and mind to it. So now, Hubby is looking at other business avenues. He's back to seriously considering doing his own thing. I think he should. I think he would make a great business owner. Sure, it would potentially be rough for a little while but my blog is called Frugal In Florida for a REASON (though, some do question it!). Anyways, we are s…

Food, or as known in my house, STUFF

Yeah, stuff. I've got stuff in the fridges that I need to deal with when I get home. I've got stuff at work that I need to clear out before I go home. I've got stuff in the car to put away. Stuff. Everywhere I look, I have stuff. Friday night, I went to Penn Dutch to get some meat they had on sale. The veggies were no way cheaper at the time. Amazing, they used to be great but now they seem to have crept up more on pricing. Hmmm. Wonder if it's the cold weather issue we had?? The STUFF in the refrigerators is meat. Almost 20 lbs of b/s chicken breast. Hanging flap meat (don't ask, I'm not sure but it looked pretty yummy) and a flank steak. I've got other STUFF too, but you'll have to bear with me a minute. So I need to do something with the meat. You know, cook it and eat it. Or toss it in the freezer. Or cook it and toss in the freezer. Well, you get the picture. However, my freezers are OVERFLOWING. Seriously. I took out a 3 lb bag of chicken …