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Title: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: jengod on July 21, 2016, 10:27:12 AM
What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?

Here's mine:
* Repot the kale and brussels sprouts seedlings
* Stay out of the drive-through (!)
* See if the combined power of hedonic adaption and wooden shutters can save us from turning on the AC today.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: ketchup on July 21, 2016, 10:43:40 AM
Eat delicious healthy home-cooked food.
Drive home in my big old rumbly 1992 Buick.
Cook additional delicious healthy home-cooked food to replaced depleted supply.
Feed dogs home-made raw dog food.
Lift weights at home.
Eat more delicious healthy home-cooked food.
Cut grass with reel mower.
Play bookkeeper for my GF's business and get her spreadsheets up to date.
Floss teeth with $100 bills.
Swim in pool of cold coins.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: ohsnap on July 21, 2016, 12:34:57 PM
1. Bathe the dog.  (He really needs to go to the groomer for a trim but I'm stretching that farther & farther out, just bathing him at home in-between)

2. Open Roth IRA for my son!  He's got $1k ready to deposit.

3. Fund a new bank account for bonus $$.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: NV Teacher on July 21, 2016, 04:31:51 PM
Plant as many of the 50 cent perreniels I picked up off the close out table yesterday as I can.

Spend the hottest part of the day in the basement where it is nice and cool.  I'll catch up on some reading and maybe take a nap while I wait for it to cool down outside.

Eat leftovers for supper again when I really want to drive to town and get a sandwich.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: Rural on July 21, 2016, 04:57:28 PM
Water tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, basil, and kale (all from seed this year).


Make more bread since we're nearly out.


Tie up some tomatoes with strips of old worn-out socks (spiral cut to get long strips).


That's about it - been a lazy day today. Not cooking any homemade meals because I ate peanut butter toast for supper - that kind of day.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: Bajadoc on July 21, 2016, 05:37:02 PM
Thank God, or whoever, for my abundance.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: Metric Mouse on July 21, 2016, 11:58:27 PM
Thank God, or whoever, for my abundance.

This is at the top of my list every single day. Thank you for reminding me I haven't yet done it. I'll get on it right away.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: misshathaway on July 22, 2016, 01:30:46 AM
- Mow the lawn,  no more yard service

- List some more things on eBay

- Turn on the box fan. I live in MA. For the few very hot days we have a year air conditioners seem like a waste. Still have one in the closet but it hasn't come out in more than 10 years.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: Susan on July 22, 2016, 01:39:22 AM
- Return the dress I borrowed from a friend for a wedding, to avoid buying a new one.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: aperture on July 22, 2016, 05:36:50 AM
--Pack my lunch and put it in the basket on my bike
--Put on helmet and reflective vest that makes me look like a TOTAL NERD
--Ride bike to work
--Work all day
--Mark off one more day on my FIRE calendar (I am at ~420 work days remaining)
--Check bank account to assure my paycheck got deposited (yay payday!) and move excess money around as needed
--Kiss my DW and two beautiful healthy kids as often as possible

-Ap.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: Frankies Girl on July 22, 2016, 05:45:15 AM
-Bodyweight routine
-light brunch
-slather in sunblock
-bike to pool and swim for 1-3 hours (depending on when we get there)
-bike home
-shower
-sushi lunch (happy hour pricing FTW!)
-LONG nap
-get started on the binge watch of  ~25 episodes of Upstairs, Downstairs as the dvds are due back to the library next week
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: Helvegen on July 22, 2016, 11:18:26 AM
Kill off 500 cals at work
Make some spicy poke and spam musubi for dinner
Get cancer from my gin and diet tonic
Finish watching the most recent season of TPB on Netflix
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: honeybbq on July 22, 2016, 11:37:13 AM
Yesterday my daughter and I picked 2 bowls full of blackberries from the bushes by the park.

Today I made a google drive document that has our family's master information for insurance/accounts/etc so that if one us gets hit by a bus we'll have it in the cloud.

Go to library to pick up books I ordered.

Eat potluck lunch at work.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: LeRainDrop on July 22, 2016, 11:46:39 AM
(1)  Read up about the options for what to do with my 401(k) and Roth 401(k) now that I've recently left my job.  Shall I keep the funds where they are, or roll them over to my TIRA and Roth IRA accounts with Vanguard?  Probably the latter.  (2)  Execute on that decision.

Also, water my plants, read my library book, and cook a healthy dinner at home.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: grundomatic on July 22, 2016, 01:50:40 PM
Water plants
3 meals at home
Pick up iron and ironing board from CL seller (penalty: drove to do this errand)
List a few things on freecycle
Relist expired eBay listings
Walk to grocery store for lunch/snack for tomorrows day trip (penalty: driving to another city)
Ride bicycle to Magic: the Gathering tournament (penalty: paying to play with cardboard I paid too much for)
Respond to message from MMM forum (penalty: screwing off reading and answering posts I didn't come here for)

Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: Verdandi on July 24, 2016, 01:18:01 PM
Today:
Made lunch and baked a cake for us and my visiting parents to eat (no 100 restaurant bill!). Lunch was a budget bytes recipe and maybe 10 for the 4 of us, and everyone loved it.

Thank my parents so much for bringing me awesome birthday presents like wooden art made by my father, a lovely cup filled with chocolates and several bottles of wine (we drink maybe 2-3 bottles per month and never buy any because we get so many as gifts from everyone all the time) :D

Packed lunch for tomorrow (salad with leftover chicken)

Made meal plan and grocery shopping list for next week


Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: horsepoor on July 24, 2016, 10:15:36 PM
Pull weeds and water the vegetable garden
Brunch with veggies from garden
DIY hooved animal trimming and dog grooming
Can up a fruit compote
Dinner of taco salad with homegrown cabbage and tomatoes, beans cooked from dry, pulled pork from freezer, homemade salsa and kim chi
Watch stupid overpriced cable TV
Walk dog
Prepare homegrown veggies for work lunches tomorrow
Drink an expensive glass of wine because I can
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: TravelJunkyQC on July 25, 2016, 09:26:49 AM
- Read up on the best options for a non-registered investment account (finally have enough surplus to merit opening one)
- Swing by Costco on my way home (carpooling with the BF for the win) to re-stock the freezer with meat for the next few months
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: brute on July 25, 2016, 09:30:53 AM
Bottle the other sour beer that's been aging.
Check on my sauerkraut
Use up the oldest veggies in the fridge in a stirfry tonight
Fix wobbly toilet
Not buy anything.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: jengod on July 25, 2016, 09:48:09 AM
* Will hit the .01 sale at Office Depot to pick up index cards and $5 box of the sheet protectors we use for the kids' school portfolios.
* Want to see if Dollar Tree has popsicle sticks. Need to resupply; we recently invested in popsicle molds and the kids love them as an alternative to frozen yogurt runs on a hot day.
* Going to visit Aldi for the first time ever. One just opened 20 minutes from our house. Wish me luck.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: mbl on July 25, 2016, 10:09:58 AM
DIY hooved animal trimming and dog grooming

You trim your horse on your own?  Are you a farrier?
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: horsepoor on July 25, 2016, 12:46:40 PM
DIY hooved animal trimming and dog grooming

You trim your horse on your own?  Are you a farrier?

Not a farrier.  I keep my horses barefoot and learned to trim them myself via books/dvds/internet with some oversight from my vet and a pro hoof trimmer.  Turns out most farriers suck at trimming, and they're more blacksmiths.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: jengod on July 30, 2016, 03:01:38 PM
* Sit in shady part of backyard to stay out of sweltering house. Watch butterflies attracted to our edible garden: monarchs, swallowtails, fritillaries, painted ladies, sulfurs, mourning cloaks, skippers, gray hairstreaks, plus bonus hummingbirds, dragonflies, green fig beetles, honeybees.

* Later: Continue decluttering garage.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: MoonLiteNite on July 30, 2016, 05:12:06 PM
Destroy my debt card and only using my new 1% cash back credit card
Make some rice and beans for work next week
Make some food for tonight and not order pizza (too late, already ordered pizza)
Turn off the bathroom light right now
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: Eurotexan on July 30, 2016, 06:04:14 PM
Make some homemade tomato sauce
Jump on a work call that my boss has scheduled for a Saturday (he did apologize but still sucks)
Pull out some weeds in the garden
Give our new puppy a hair cut
Catch up on Bill Mayer with my free month HBO trial
Not spend anything.. 6th day in a row of no spending!
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: icemodeled on July 30, 2016, 10:03:15 PM
The days about over so.. Here's what we did today..

- finish 2 side jobs = extra cash
- stay home! This has been a big one lately, if we don't go out we are less tempted to spend money.
- hang wall pictures
- deep clean house
- maintenance mower
- eat all meals at home
- watch rented movies (free) from the library
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: naeshelle on July 31, 2016, 07:54:17 PM
I only had two things today: Pick one subscription service to keep and cancel all of the rest and look for/brainstorm ideas for a side hustle.

Did both fairly quickly today. I only let myself keep Spotify Premium and even that's conditional -- emailing them to see if I can get my student discount back. If not, they'll have to go. (I know, I know, spending money on frivolous things is not a way to save it but I walk 30 minutes to work everyday. I'd rather not do that without music.)

I'm still thinking of a way to bring in extra money on the side. I submitted a few proposals on UpWork but other than that, I have no idea. I'm generally not good at anything that could be considered marketable -- except for cooking. I have a friend that pays me $25/month to compile weekly meal plans (complete with grocery lists and recipes) for him but he only pays me for it to be nice so I'm still trying to think of things to market to others. If I had a car I'd go for babysitting, errand running or a pet walking business.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: SeaEhm on July 31, 2016, 08:00:46 PM
Prepay all of my large expenses that I will make next month so I can win "Spend less in August"
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: Kaikou on August 01, 2016, 03:35:37 AM
Turn in cans/bottles for money
finish rearranging the living room/bedroom
clean out car/ wash car
Take out the trash
Mount the tv
Returns
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: kfire20 on August 01, 2016, 05:05:23 AM
August Civic Holiday Weekend in Canada:

I'm having a No Spend weekend other than a few veggies at the market (Saturday)
Took the free bus to close-the-street-to-cars day downtown (and back).. walked up and down.. left my wallet and all money/cards at home.
Dying to go out for steak tonight (Sunday).. (locals get $10.00 on the feature each night here at a restaurant in town) but I'm not going... heating up a single serving of lasagna instead
Rode my bike 4.5 km each way to swim some lengths at the local pool at noon today (Sunday)
It's 80F outside and as MMM has said "What do you have the AC on when its only 80F outside?" so I've had AC turned off all day and opened the windows.
Took a 3 pound $3.00 whole chicken out of the freezer this morning for supper tonight (Monday)

*thankful to MMM, the Minimalists and others for helping me to adopt this way of life and sticking with it for about 7 months now...
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: TravelJunkyQC on August 01, 2016, 09:54:27 AM
- Transfer a few Ks from my bank accounts to my retirement account
- Pay the credit card bill that is due in 5 days (I pay them at the last minute so that my money has a few extra days to make albeit negligible interest in my savings account)
- Deposit check from one of my freelance clients
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: Gronnie on August 01, 2016, 10:09:23 AM
Destroy my debt card and only using my new 1% cash back credit card

Check out the Citi Double Cash card, 2% on everything with no annual fee.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: Liralen on August 01, 2016, 11:44:46 AM
Water vegetable garden - last month I planted tomato plants for fall harvest  and need to keep them alive through our HOT Texas summer

Eat leftovers for lunch & a different batch of leftovers for dinner tonight


Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: jengod on August 01, 2016, 02:05:31 PM
* Clean out chicken coop and spread litter on cleared garden to prepare for fall planting - DONE
* Spread steer manure on another bed to prepare for fall planting - DONE
* Clean out fridge, feed yucky leftovers to chickens
* Hang out a load of laundry to dry
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 01, 2016, 06:55:48 PM
Put in an order for bulk nuts, seeds and spices with the online place that's much cheaper than the supermarket.

If I get home while it's still light out, work on digging some blood and bone into my garden bed in preparation for my spring planting.

Contact various nurseries about availability of avocado trees.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: NV Teacher on August 02, 2016, 08:55:48 AM
Today I'm going to make a batch of beet jelly, peel the 10 lbs of potatoes I baked yesterday, and plan meals for the next couple of weeks using those potatoes.  Once it cools off I'll work on replacing the flower bed edging with the stuff I got at the end of last summer that was on clearance.  I don't have enough for all the flower beds but I can get a good chunk of it done. 
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: HappierAtHome on August 27, 2016, 07:53:39 PM
Start some more seeds germinating for summer food production.

Assist brother and father in pulling unwanted plants from my garden to transfer to brother's.

Bake bread, soak dried beans, make carrot soup.

Unmould the soap I made with a friend yesterday (cold process) and set it out to cure. 

Keep working on a crocheted rug for a baby present for a loved one.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: Kansas Terri on August 27, 2016, 08:26:35 PM
Today I spoiled myself, by going to a new place where I ordered a mushroom bacon burger. THEN I bought a doughnut for dessert. I paid my son's way too. I felt like celebrating.

I was celebrating because the insurance company is going to totally replace our roof and gutters, and also a garden shed, due to hail damage. We will only owe our $1500 deductable.

Before that I indulged in my hobby of gardening, and I picked 7 cucumbers and a quart of green beans.

It is fun to be frugal!
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: LeRainDrop on August 27, 2016, 09:16:44 PM
Take a free spin class with my university's local alumni group.  And not sign up for any paid classes afterwards.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: jengod on August 27, 2016, 09:52:50 PM
* Prep crockpot oatmeal for breakfast tomorrow
* Finish filing August expenses in EveryDollar
* Meal plan for week, including school lunches for kids
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: PFHC on August 27, 2016, 11:08:39 PM
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: 1967mama on August 28, 2016, 01:11:07 AM
Cool thread idea! Posting to follow and contribute!

*hitting up a sale at a sporting goods reseller tomorrow for my son who is starting a new sport

Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: Rural on August 28, 2016, 01:53:25 AM
Make baked pasta and cornbread for meals later in the week when there's no time to cook.


Tie up my tomatoes, again.


Come up with something to do with a cucumber that needs picked given I have no greens for salad and husband won't eat cucumber and tomato salad but really loves cucumber.


Harvest and dry some more stevia, and try out some blackberry-sassafras tea sweetened with it (husband's idea for what to do with all my blackberry tea given no rose hips to speak of this year because of the drought).


While I'm at it, dry some orange peel. And eat an orange.


Help husband with some grad school and assistant ship applications.


Um. Continue leaving the investments alone to grow?

Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: ShoulderThingThatGoesUp on August 28, 2016, 03:32:39 AM
Replace the back light fixture that got bent out of shape.

Ideally, see what tomatoes are salvageable-lots of bottom rot this year.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: plainjane on August 28, 2016, 05:08:58 AM
Come up with something to do with a cucumber that needs picked given I have no greens for salad and husband won't eat cucumber and tomato salad but really loves cucumber.

Raw carrot shavings & cucumber salad with a Vietnamese inspired dressing?  (fish sauce, soy, lime, sugar, hot sauce or chilies, optional cashews on top)
Or a traditional cucumber salad with yogurt and toasted almonds on top?
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: Squirrel away on August 28, 2016, 05:18:09 AM
I just cleaned my windows by hand.

I'm exercising at home.

Home-cooked meals all day.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: MoonLiteNite on August 28, 2016, 05:27:13 AM
Do my first practical solder job on my light fixture that quit working 4 years ago.
Yeah no light in my bedroom for 4 years. Finally took it apart last month, figured out the problem, then got the pico fuse last week and finally debating on actually fixing it.

I honestly think it is just a waste of power to fix it, and i will use MORE power once it works again haha
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: Rural on August 28, 2016, 06:24:08 AM
Come up with something to do with a cucumber that needs picked given I have no greens for salad and husband won't eat cucumber and tomato salad but really loves cucumber.

Raw carrot shavings & cucumber salad with a Vietnamese inspired dressing?  (fish sauce, soy, lime, sugar, hot sauce or chilies, optional cashews on top)
Or a traditional cucumber salad with yogurt and toasted almonds on top?


Oooh to the first one! That I bet he'd eat! (Not the yogurt sauce on the second, silly man). What's more, I have everything on hand, with the possible exception of cashews, but I have either cashews or almonds in the cabinet, so it can get one or the other. Thank you - it's a struggle getting vegetables into that man. (And I've taken it on because longevity runs in my family and I want him around...)
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: horsepoor on August 28, 2016, 08:29:21 AM
Blanch and freeze the corn I've been harvesting and stuffing in the fridge
Walk the dog
Weed the garden and plant lettuce and beets
Repair the flower box for my horse jumps
Trim horse feet
Make sun tea to start a batch of herbal kombucha
Prep some lunche foods since it's going to be a busy week
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 06, 2016, 10:31:26 PM
Food prep to make the next few days easier. Homemade sushi for lunch :-)

Researching fruit trees yet again (always something new to learn).

Mending, including a few things for Mr Happier to make his day - everybody loves coming home from work to surprise domestic 'gifts' from their spouse, right?

Working on a crochet baby blanket which will be a gift.

And general domestic stuff, like laundry.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: Goldielocks on September 07, 2016, 04:01:13 AM
Post ads for Craigslist student instruments for sale.

Take 9 large donation bags to thrift store.  (Stop thinking about having a garage sale, and just declutter, already!)

Study for my exam, so I don't have to fail and pay a $100 rewrite fee.  (I am not wanting to write this final exam for my certificate at all, not sure why)

Figure out something to do with tomatoes about to rot in yard!!  Maybe just give away for friendship points as canned tomatoes are comparatively cheap.

If adventurous, make headboard for bed from an unused *new door in our shop. 
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: horsepoor on September 07, 2016, 10:21:06 AM

Figure out something to do with tomatoes about to rot in yard!!  Maybe just give away for friendship points as canned tomatoes are comparatively cheap.

Toss them in a bag in the freezer if you don't have time to deal with them.  Or dehydrate and freeze if you have a dehydrator.  Cook down to a paste and freeze in small containers.  Make Candied Tomatoes (http://www.splendidtable.org/recipes/oven-candied-summer-tomatoes).  Or can up some salsa; canned tomatoes are cheap, but good salsa is not.

On my to-do list (off work this week): 
Unload and stack hay. 
Can another batch of salsa
Work on fall veggie garden clean-up, starting lettuces, etc.
Ride friend's horse, training session for my horse
Pick up a load of landscaping rock for my neverending incremental landscaping
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: jengod on September 07, 2016, 01:38:27 PM

Figure out something to do with tomatoes about to rot in yard!!  Maybe just give away for friendship points as canned tomatoes are comparatively cheap.
Or dehydrate and freeze if you have a dehydrator. 

If you don't have a dehydrator, put them on an oiled sheet pan, put them in the oven, and just turn on the oven LIGHT. There's just enough heat there to do the trick.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: Goldielocks on September 07, 2016, 05:57:19 PM

Figure out something to do with tomatoes about to rot in yard!!  Maybe just give away for friendship points as canned tomatoes are comparatively cheap.
Or dehydrate and freeze if you have a dehydrator. 

If you don't have a dehydrator, put them on an oiled sheet pan, put them in the oven, and just turn on the oven LIGHT. There's just enough heat there to do the trick.

hmm..  I think I will try that.. I have a dehydrator mode on my oven, too.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: jengod on September 07, 2016, 11:25:28 PM
* Make banana-nut muffins to use up old bananas
* Clean out the fridge and reorganize as per instructions in Eat It Up! book about preventing food waste
* Walk to Little Free Library nearest local elementary school and donate three like-new board books that are duplicates to us -- decluttering and exercise in one!
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: misshathaway on September 08, 2016, 06:40:15 AM
Trip to Home Depot to buy wire mesh to cover an attic air vent that has been letting in mice and squirrels. Project requires a staple gun. I'm buying safety goggles at the same time :)
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: Goldielocks on September 09, 2016, 12:10:32 PM

Figure out something to do with tomatoes about to rot in yard!!  Maybe just give away for friendship points as canned tomatoes are comparatively cheap.
Or dehydrate and freeze if you have a dehydrator. 

If you don't have a dehydrator, put them on an oiled sheet pan, put them in the oven, and just turn on the oven LIGHT. There's just enough heat there to do the trick.

hmm..  I think I will try that.. I have a dehydrator mode on my oven, too.

Okay,  sliced tomatoes (14 large picked yesterday) have been dehydrating for 24 hours...  more time needed.. cross fingers.

Headboard project on temporary hold (bought stain and wood) until exam finished this weekend, but CL responses starting to come in.

Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: 1967mama on December 31, 2016, 12:24:41 AM
Meal plan for the week -- keeping in mind the Frugalwoods challenge, I want to spend as little as possible -- so I will be digging around in the deep freezers and the pantry to get a plan together for the week.

Checking out a local produce market to see if its cheaper than grocery store prices.

Making 8 loaves of bread and 75 buns for the freezer.

Getting more beans cooked in the InstantPot and then frozen in ziplocks for instant beans.

Making a few batches of cookies and muffins for the freezer for snacks for the kids and teens.

*I see that all of my Mustachian to-do's are related to food procurement; a big expense in our large family!
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: Mtngrl on December 31, 2016, 08:55:59 AM
This may come to be my favorite thread -- I like things that help keep me on track, plus I love getting ideas from what others are doing. My list for today:

Continue organizing my craft room. Make a needle case to corral my knitting needles, using stuff I have on hand. Plan the pillows I'm going to make for my MIL for Mother's Day.
Make chocolate pudding from milk that is just beginning to go sour.
Make the menu for next week, using stuff I have on hand.
Do a load of laundry and hang in front of the fire.
Read my library book.
Do some mending.
Take the dogs for a hike.
Dinner from the freezer -- fajitas, refried beans and Spanish rice. Will probably make homemade chips to serve with homemade salsa for our game night.
Game night with hubby.

Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: Rural on December 31, 2016, 09:23:54 AM

 Finish doing a set of grant reviews so I can get my stipend.
Make a big pot of chicken soup so I have a better option than canned the next time I get sick (just recovering from something, and I'm finally well enough to realize how foul canned chicken noodle soup is).
Remember to pester husband this afternoon to recoup what he paid on behalf of other people for an event he organized today.

Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: jengod on December 31, 2016, 10:18:02 AM
Declog bathroom sink without calling plumber.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: Ben Hogan on December 31, 2016, 10:25:36 AM
Make Pancetta
Grocery shop and make: Chicken Tikka Masala, Shakshuka
Scope out a new specialty meat market not too far from home.(Hopefully they have samples.)
Meet friends for New years Amateur night late lunch.
Watch a documentary and drink wine.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: SwordGuy on December 31, 2016, 10:58:42 AM
Put up a no trespassing sign on the house we're going to flip and make some gifts.

If I feel energetic I might work on our house flip website.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: Physicsteacher on December 31, 2016, 11:18:09 AM
Look over the year's spending numbers and prepare next year's budget spreadsheet.
Make cheesy vegetarian chili mac from Budget Bytes.
Order copy of The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need for DH's favorite apprentice.
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Post by: 10dollarsatatime on December 31, 2016, 11:25:19 AM
*Portion out the 5 lbs of ground beef I picked up last week into smaller bags and freeze.
*Make stuffed peppers.  Eat a couple.  Freeze the rest for future meals.
*Make and pressure can chicken broth.
*Process the on sale produce I picked up a couple of days ago and freeze.
*Make a crustless quiche with the older eggs in my fridge.  Portion and freeze that, too.
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Post by: Juslookin on December 31, 2016, 01:24:37 PM
1. I am going to sit down and hammer out part of a school assignment. (I am working towards my BA in Business Management, adult back to schooler)
2. Balance my checkbook
3. Make a list for next years Christmas gifts expenditures so I can calculate a new savings plan for the holidays.

Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: horsepoor on December 31, 2016, 08:12:52 PM
My day is pretty much done but:

Get up at 4, throw logs on fire, drive DH to airport.  Go back to bed!
Get up again, make coffee and a breakfast of eggs and leftovers
Go through kitchen and consolidate items, put things in jars, toss a few things we won't eat, set others aside for the chickens
Do lots of laundry and get clothes ready for my upcoming extended out of town work detail
Get a squash and leftover beef chili going in the Instant Pot
Take dog for a walk
More organizing, laundry and decluttering
Mess with fire and get it roaring again
Collect needed items to install shelving in a closet I'm converting for horse gear storage
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Post by: 1967mama on December 31, 2016, 09:03:30 PM
I could have used my list today ... I think next time I will screen shot it when I write it so I can refer to it throughout the day!
**The only thing I got done was the beans!!

Meal plan for the week -- keeping in mind the Frugalwoods challenge, I want to spend as little as possible -- so I will be digging around in the deep freezers and the pantry to get a plan together for the week.

Checking out a local produce market to see if its cheaper than grocery store prices.

Making 8 loaves of bread and 75 buns for the freezer.

Getting more beans cooked in the InstantPot and then frozen in ziplocks for instant beans.

Making a few batches of cookies and muffins for the freezer for snacks for the kids and teens.

*I see that all of my Mustachian to-do's are related to food procurement; a big expense in our large family!
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Post by: marty998 on January 01, 2017, 04:24:31 AM
Today? I rolled over all my spreadsheets, budgets and trackers to 2017.

I also helped mum and dad take down all their Christmas lights, trees and decorations.
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Post by: Metric Mouse on January 01, 2017, 05:24:54 AM
Restring guitar.
Play with the kiddo.
Find a hotel/air BnB for our upcoming trip (I love travelling to see my favorite bands/artists perform in distant cities!).
Blow the gift card for my favorite website before their free shipping ends.
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Post by: Mtngrl on January 01, 2017, 09:06:13 AM
On tap today is cleaning out the file cabinet and organizing my tax records for 2016.
I'm also sorting the apples we keep in a refrigerator in our garage -- transferring the ones to eat into the fridge in the house and turning the rest into applesauce. That will allow us to turn off the garage fridge. (We buy two boxes of apples from a local orchard in September and store them in the extra fridge at 32 degrees. By January the ones left are starting to get pretty wrinkly.) We only have 6 pints left of the applesauce I made this fall, so I'll be happy to get more on the shelf.
I'm also hoping to work a little on the pillows I'm making MIL.
Traditional New Year's dinner of ham (leftover from Christmas), black-eyed peas, greens and cornbread.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: TravelJunkyQC on January 03, 2017, 11:23:41 AM
I don't start work back up again after the holidays until Thursday, so today I'm doing a little side-hustle translating work, cleaning the condo and making dinner/lunches for the week for me and my partner since he's at work, going through my bank accounts to make sure that everything has been paid for since we've been gone for two weeks, and then dropping the maximum 5,500$ for the 2017 year into my TFSA.

Busy-work basically, but in sweatpants.
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Post by: JimLahey on January 03, 2017, 03:32:30 PM
Went grocery shopping at Aldi. Cupboard and fridge were looking bare. Finally got my internet set on autopay. The autopay doesn't save me money but I wont be getting a paper statement anymore. Although I'll be getting 2% cashback with my Double Cash card. Going to the library later with my fiancee to return some books.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: 1967mama on January 04, 2017, 12:35:17 PM
*Make 5 loaves of whole wheat bread

*Complete health insurance reimbursement claim form

*Get kids sports gear in order for upcoming activities
so I have time to borrow from friends if needed instead of buying new at the last minute

*Assemble a large vegetable beef stew for dinner. Takes me about an hour of chopping!

(Took a screen shot of this so I can keep myself motivated for the rest of the day)
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: Metric Mouse on January 05, 2017, 04:38:01 AM
Restring guitar.
Play with the kiddo.
Find a hotel/air BnB for our upcoming trip (I love travelling to see my favorite bands/artists perform in distant cities!).
Blow the gift card for my favorite website before their free shipping ends.

I failed at most of these. :D Guess there's always tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: Verdandi on January 05, 2017, 11:01:32 PM
Take pictures and put my self renovated rental on the market (proud about this :D)

Bake bread for freezer

Declutter and clean kitchen, update ynab, declutter car, take a walk with bf.
mealplan for next week
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: aperture on February 18, 2017, 06:15:06 PM
Replace rear tire on my bike and tighten the brake.
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Post by: Laserjet3051 on February 19, 2017, 10:28:18 AM
Weight lifting, road cycling, decluttering, meditation, quality time with kids, food shopping (using my 20% off total bill coupon), cooking, lounging around aimlessly/destressing (Kush enabled).

Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: tickledginger on February 19, 2017, 11:41:34 AM
Updated Mint to finally reflect spouse's accounts, and assigned financial tasks for the week for both of us. Discussed the budget for tonight's outing in advance, hoping to minimize his overflowing generosity that increases exponentially with alcohol consumption! I love him and the impulse - but we need to make sure we're not spending money we don't have on other people!
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: Goldielocks on February 19, 2017, 12:52:44 PM
Maybe if I type it here..

1)  Caulk the tile  (maintenance repair task I have put off since before christmas when I bought the caulk)
2)  Trim the grape vines and rewire the fence to tie them back up (changed fence last year, and never retied them)
3)  Try out DH's electric bike, a Luna Cycle fatbike now that he has reinstalled the upside down handle bars (don't ask)
4)  Play boardgame at kids' request
5) make kids do school work or housework..... both?
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: brute on February 23, 2017, 12:24:46 PM
1.Soak vanilla beans and cacao nibs in vodka to add to the beer later
2. Prep 4 cases of bottles for the beer to be packaged next week
3. Put new bumpers on my pool table.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: BTDretire on February 23, 2017, 12:35:50 PM
Since I retired at the start of the year my wife has been running our small business 7 days a week, 10+ hours a day.
So, I'm working to give her a day off. I have no expectation that she will relax on the couch, eating Bon Bons watching soaps. But, I wish she would.
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: jengod on February 23, 2017, 10:19:03 PM
* Put away the damn laundry
* List garage shelving on CL
* Submit paperwork for school re-registration for kids
* Roast the kabocha pumpkin before dinner
* Make Bieler's broth, freeze extra servings
* Plant bean seeds (black beans, lima beans) in backyard garden patch
* Clean out car and bring in bag of chicken feed
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: PJ on February 23, 2017, 10:38:45 PM
* Put away the damn laundry
* List garage shelving on CL
* Submit paperwork for school re-registration for kids
* Roast the kabocha pumpkin before dinner
* Make Bieler's broth, freeze extra servings
* Plant bean seeds (black beans, lima beans) in backyard garden patch
* Clean out car and bring in bag of chicken feed

Ok, ok!  Fine, I'll do mine too...
Title: Re: What's on your Mustachian to-do list for today?
Post by: jengod on February 23, 2017, 10:39:13 PM
HA. :)


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Post by: PJ on February 24, 2017, 10:22:20 AM
HA. :)


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I did it.

And then I did another load, so there's still/again laundry on the drying rack. 

*sigh* 

But at least I'm using the drying rack, right?  I put the load in the dryer for a few minutes first, because I prefer the feel of the clothes that way, and it gets out some of the wrinkles from my work pants and shirts.  (I do not iron.  Ever.)  Usually I can't be bothered then to transfer the clothes over to the drying rack to finish drying, but I'm trying to make the effort.  If I wanted to go a step further, I could sort out which clothes really need to go in the dryer first, and which could go straight onto the rack.
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Post by: 1967mama on February 25, 2017, 04:00:45 PM
Have to make bread for the week by today ... stalling ...
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Post by: mm1970 on February 25, 2017, 04:57:54 PM
Prep for the week.  I'm making chili in the Instant Pot.

Tomorrow: try to book a few days at Mammoth for spring break.  Waiting till tomorrow because... we are signing our kid up for swim lessons.  Need to figure out what day of the week it is, so we can plan our vacation around it.  The way things are going, I'll put it off for so long, we won't even go.  Instant $600 savings!