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    I won't give up my 90-mile weekend day trips to visit my family nor will give up my $16.95 dial-up internet so I can visit the FoRT.

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    I won't give up my glass of red wine with dinner. (Thank god for Trader Joe's!) Actually, I see it as an investment: I'm not sure exactly how or why the "French paradox" works, but it does for me. Maybe it's psychological; I don't care. But it makes it much easier to maintain my quarterback-sized weight loss (for seven years now, thankyouverymuch!), and my "health numbers" are way better than they were three decades ago! So I'm sure that what I spend on red wine is way less than what I would be spending on Rx meds and other medical copayments.
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    I will never give up my wine!!! I need it to deal with the recession for crying out loud.

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    I've been thinking about taking up wine. Just a glass per day for medicinal reasons purely. I've given up smoking, eating out, and shopping. Wine drinking might be a good habit to get into.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gabriel;3215715;
    I will NOT give up Joeys special foods either, even if I need to eat noodles and ketchup
    YOu know ketchup and hot water mixed, make tomato soup.
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    I saw these at the store today, an imitation of the ped egg. It uses everything in the original package but the name. It just made me laugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy Lee;3215782;
    I saw these at the store today, an imitation of the ped egg. It uses everything in the original package but the name. It just made me laugh.
    "Ped-Egg" sounds much friendlier than "Handheld-Pedicure-Foot-Scraper". That is funny.

    We've really cut back on eating out and have started couponing too. I won't give up the occasional bloody mary or bourbon. I think that Mr. Doxie would give ME up if he had to choose between me or the DSL. Henry might have to cut back on the hours that he spends under the electric blanket though. They just announced a power rate increase. I'm sure he'd be willing to make up for it by not getting bathed and saving some on the water bill!
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    My best friend and I like to get together every so often for breakfast at a local diner. It's pure girl time. We haven't gotten together since last April, as her MIL became very ill. She's been busy going back and forth to the hospital and rehab place and then the MIL died a month ago. So I would still like to partake in our girl time.

    It was funny today as we were talking about hair, mani's and pedi's, etc. We know others who get their hair done every four weeks, have their nails done professionally twice a month, etc. We laughed at how low-maintenance we really are and how our hubs should appreciate that.

    I think we will really scale back on Christmas this year. Just get a few things that the kids really need, not just go out and buy stuff for the sake of buying stuff. I can remember many Christmases when the kids were little and thinking that if one kid had so many gifts to open, the other ones had to have the same number, etc.

    My older daughter really needed a new laptop this summer, so we got her one but told her that it was a combo bday/Christmas gift. She did look through a catalog and saw this ice scraper that plugs into the cig. lighter and warms up to melt ice off the windshield. It is $20 so I told her we'll get her that. She'll have something to open! LOL

    My son needed some car repairs and didn't have the funds, so we paid for that and told him that was his bday/Christmas present. I will probably get him some more shirts and ties for work.

    Haven't given much thought to the youngest one's desires as of yet.

    Hubby is happy getting new underwear and socks. And I will also buy him one of those snazzy ice scraper things!

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    Speaking of Christmas, you can tell it's going to be a crappy season for the retailers, I actually saw a holiday ad featuring Santa Claus the other day. It's not even mid-October yet and there's Santa on tv? The retailers are gearing up early I fear.
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    When I was out getting my Foreman Grill in September, they were setting up their Christmas displays in Tuesday Morning. Ridiculous!
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