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The Yeah and the Booooo!

March 8th, 2011 at 05:20 am

Sounds more fun than the good news and the bad news!

Good news! DH got a job! Although he is going to keep working at his commission job (although he has still yet make a commission!) he will start working at Home Depot part time. Does not pay much, but it does offer benefits. He did not get the store close to home, but hopefully after a while he can transfer. Gas is too high.
I must admit, he is NOT happy, but I am THRILLED!!

Bad news. Ugh. DD1 did not get the full ride scholarship she interviewed for. They brought in 30 kids and were giving away 5 scholarships. She was number 6. She is very upset and I don't blame her. She is an alternate, so that if anyone chooses not to accept, she will get it, but the lady said it sounded like all would be accepting. Cross your fingers one of them gets a better scholarship to a school they want to go to school to more. An alternate gives you a sense of hope that I don't want to count on.
So, we are busily filling out every scholarship application we can qualify for!!

Had chili in the crock pot for dinner. Not sure what to have tomorrow night.

Aldi and other stuff

March 7th, 2011 at 03:49 am

Made a trip to Aldi today after work. It is pretty convenient from work and I am thinking this is a new habit I would like to start, stopping by every Sunday after work to shop for the week. It just depends on what we will be needing. Sometimes I have to go to Walmart.

I am still also exploring the coupon usage and using coupon mom and Clipping with Carie for Missouri users. Still haven't made the time to do this yet, but I am collecting coupons and checking things online.

Here is a list of what I picked up from Aldi. Thought you might like a price comparison. Since it has been a while since I have been to Aldi, I bought one of a few items for kids and Dh to try.

10 lb russett potato 3.29
18 ct. double roll toilet tissue 6.99
Hoagie rolls 1.69
Whole Grain White Wheat bread 1.19
Skim Milk Gallon 2.21
Shredded Cheddar 12 oz 2.79
Celery 1.19
200ct facial tissue 1.19
Green grapes 2.99
Fudge brownie mix .99
Light Sour Cream .99
Banana's .77
Cinn Crunch cereal 1.69
Corn Muffin Mix .35
6pk light butter microwave popcorn 1.49
Jumbo Flaky biscuits 1.19
Cookie Dough ice cream 2.49
Baked potato chips 1.99
Strawberry light yougart .35
Sour cream and onion potato chips 1.29
Extra virgin olive oil 3.49

They don't list ounces and counts and I am too tired to go fetch them.

Made a lovely roast for dinner tonight with mashed potatoes, biscuits and corn.
Pre made the hamburger to put in my chili for tomorrow night. Going to serve that with corn biscuits. Will leave the chili in the crock pot for the day.

Boring stuff!

February 9th, 2011 at 04:54 am

Trying to get my coupons in order. Am going to start using Coupon mom. Have to dig out all the outdated coupons first!

Taking DD1's Girl scout troop to New York (for free) next month. DD2's troop voted tonight and want to take a trip to ATHENS!! Yikes!! We'll see....

Still broke and money situation still not secure. It is one of those overwhelming things, where you feel you have no control, so you just give up. I will get here.

Don't forget to cross fingers, say prayers for DD1's full ride interview on Saturday!!

Listed my debt!

February 4th, 2011 at 04:52 am

See our debt in all of its gory glory!! 53248.00. Believe it or not, we have paid it down!

DH is still working a commission only job and has not had a paycheck since last May. Ugh! I am still working my nanny job and at the real estate office on the weekends.

I have told my nanny job I am resigning in July. I have applied to school. I have an associates degree and I am going to go back and get my bachelors and hopefully my masters. My parents have said they will help and I will have to find some sort of part time job too.

My DD1 is getting ready to start college too! She has picked her school and got accepted. We are very proud of her. She has so many college/AP credits, she will probably start as a sophomore! We have been plowing through the scholarships and she has around $14000 so far. She goes on an interview in a week for a FULL RIDE, so prayers and crossed fingers would be appreciated!

Not sure how to approach debt and repayment, or accelerated repayment. I think I may target one and try to cut our food bill with coupons. Those would be my goals.

Anyhow, I have my daughters old laptop (kind of beat up and totally uncooperative), but it gives me some privacy to post again, without having to share a computer, so hopefully, I'M BACK!