Happy Wednesday everyone! (I shall refrain from using the tacky-yet-hysterical nickname everyone has for Wednesdays…. A fellow blogger just sent me a note opening with an enthusiastic “Happy Hump Day, Frugalista!”, and I nearly choked on coffee. Thanks, Henry! πŸ™‚

Okay, we’re on Day 9 for the Frugalista Diet (FrugalistO to YOU, Henry), and we’re down a pound & right on budget. * WOOP-WOOP! * Today is all about cleaning the house for the “Mary Talks Money” crew coming out tomorrow, although we’ll be spending most of our interviewing time out of the house (doing a bit on the B&B Grocery), thank GOD.

Pretty much staying in all day, which means that I’ll have a much better probability of staying on the proposed menu. That and the fact that (after a day of extreme, amazingly fun over-exersion in Philadelphia yesterday) I’m so sore I can barely move means that I’ll be much more likely to stay close to home & keep to plan. If I have time tonight, I’ll start leafing thru the magazines I got last weekend while I was visiting M-I-L Doris in Brigantine, SUCH a blast! We hit a local church store where I got six of my favorites (Martha Stewart, Victoria, Good Housekeeping, worth $25 at the newsstand) for $3. FAB.

I get questioned pretty frequently on where I find magazines at such steep discounts. I usually have great luck at local libraries (when they sell off their latest editions to make room for the new ones), and church sales, like this weekend. GREAT stuff. If you know of another place to find magazines for next to nothing, let me know! Who pays retail for a magazine anymore?!

Back to Frugalista Diet talk: Menu for today!
Breakfast – coffee, two eggs
Cost = .23

Lunch – Let’s try the Overstuffed Ravioli again.
Cost = .05

Daytime Snack – Dole Peaches – and YES, one day this month I’ll get my act together & mix it with jello. Way summery, I’m SO in the mood for it.
Cost = .05

Dinner – I have some leftover soup in the fridge that I made a couple of days ago (broth, beans, some veggies & spices) that’ll be perfect for wrapping up the day. ALSO, the cost can’t be beat (I counted the entire cost a couple of days ago, so today’s cost for it = $0!)
Total cost: = $0.0

Nighttime (blogging) snack – my beloved Dagoba organic chocolate bar.
Cost: .15

Total estimated cost of food for today: $0.48.

Keep sending in your thoughts, ideas & suggestions!
HAPPY HUMP DAY, everybody! K