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What I got for Christmas..... did you get it too???

December 30th, 2007 at 05:23 pm




Good Lord, I hate to whine, but I got the F-L-U!! Not the flu, the F-L-U!! OMG! I have never had the FLU like this in my entire life. The body ache, the cough, the fever, the chills. All I could do was cry that I wanted my mommy!!!Frown Anyone have an idea how long this will last? I went to the doc yesterday and he just said take Tylenol/Ibprofin and he gave me prescription for a hydrocodone cough syrup?? I took it twice last night, but I sure felt WORSE when I got up this morning, so I think I will lay off that! We are supposed to have company tomorrow night, this has been going on since Wednesday, I hope and pray I feel better by then.

On a financial note, I had great plans of posting about my great plans! And on getting rid of the CC's and moving forward to being debt free. I may not make it by the 1st, but maybe by next weekend.

Merry Christmas!

December 25th, 2007 at 10:16 pm



(Bebe, our sweet beagle!)
Hope everyone had a super and meaningful holiday. I enjoyed being with family and getting spoiled way beyond what I should! Tomorrow I will start shopping for next year!!

Ready for Santa

December 21st, 2007 at 10:57 pm

We've shopped, wrapped and baked. I've entertained and cleaned and now I'm DONE! I'm ready for the jolly dude to come and hohoho. Already cutting back on ALL spending. Have had lots of days in a row where I have'nt even left the house - love it!! Looking forward to movies and game playing! This coming year I have to get tae kwon do on our finances. Looking forward to the challenge!

Applied for another job

December 13th, 2007 at 10:40 pm

I have still been looking for a full time job, but I AM being picky. I would like it to be in my area and pay over $10 an hour. I found one opening at my daughters high school for a secretary. This would work out wonderfully in so many ways!! But, I am reserving my excitement. After losing the library job, my confidence is low. I thought I wrote an outstanding cover letter (with help from about.com!) and I have the experience.... but will they pick me? I know one teacher at the school as a personal friend, so I put him as a reference. Now I will just hand it over to the Lord and see what he wants to happen.

On a good note, the ungodly monthly payment Citi was charging me went down about $200 for next month. I guess they were just testing to see if I could pay. That will help out in the budget in the long run.

Did what I should'nt have

December 10th, 2007 at 09:34 pm

Went out today and spent money buying the girls lunch (they had a snow day) and spent too much time getting a gift card for this party and a gift card for that party. Ugh!! Too much money spent!! Shame on me and my weakness!

Now you see it....now you don't

December 7th, 2007 at 09:30 pm




Yes, its the incredibly shrinking or should I say disappearing paycheck! Viola'!!! Its gone! I even borrowed a bit from the savings account to stock up on the meat sale!
I got:
5 london broils
5 4pks of beef patties
5 packs of ground round
5 packs of stew meat
5 frozen shrimp rings
1 bag of chicken breast
2 bags of meatballs
2 packs of slice in bake cookies
2 16 oz packs of bologna (for DD3)
for $125!! I can stretch this meat out for a couple of months!

Those stupid checks that come with CCs!!

December 5th, 2007 at 08:48 pm

I really almost did it!! I almost used one of those checks from my CC to put money into my checking account to pay for some things. Yikes! I'm glad I was able to resist. For the most part, I am concerned about the 0% change I made back to my Citibank card. My minimum first payment was a huge $500!! What the heck??? Scary is what that is. It makes me mad!! But then I figure if I can suck it up and choke it out, I will pay the *&%$#@'s off faster! Ahem! Amazing how they can trap you. Be very careful!

Another Meat Sale!!

December 3rd, 2007 at 09:49 pm




Cue the choirs of angels singing! Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus! Our local grocery store is bestowing upon us another meat sale!! As you know from my past blogs, these have been lifesavers in this current economy! 5 packages for 19.99. I usually spend $100 and get 25 packages. Good stuff too! Shrimp, London Broil, ground CHUCK! Smile Of course I have been trying more meatless meals too, so hopefully I can stretch this even furthur! Now to try to carve $100 into the budget for the meat sale in this holiday season. Will let you know at the end of the week what I end up with!

Frugally Making Lunches

December 2nd, 2007 at 08:51 pm




I was buried in bread!! Each Sunday I make up the kids lunches for the week and store them in the fridge. Apple slices, chips (individually divided into zippered snack bags), a sweet treat (yep, store bought this week - oops)and a drink. Oh, and the sandwiches, 15 of them suckers. DD3 prefers the bologna (cut into a cute christmas tree shape), DD1 peanut butter straight up and DD2 the old PBJ! All set for another week. I can't tell you how happy those sacks lined up in the fridge make me at 6 in the morning!!

How to survive a student driver!! : - )

December 1st, 2007 at 04:07 pm




Oh help! Wink The DD1 has received her drivers permit (are these people crazy???). Just kidding! I took drivers ed and learned from a stranger. I think that was the way to go! Unfortuneately our school drivers ed program is around $300 and is not highly recommended. So my DH and I are the "teachers" and that is hard when your kids tend to think you are stupid about the time they turn 10. So... other than lots of prayers... any suggestions??

Sorry I have been absent from the blogs. I have been getting our financial (and pitiful) house in order. 2008 is going to have the be the year I go back to work and get this debt paid off!