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I Quit My Job Too! :-)

April 8th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

Yes, I took the nanny job and now I am working out my two weeks notice. I am cautiously optimistic about the way things are moving. If I hate it by the end of the summer, I will move on and find another job.
More money! Smile Will keep you posted on the transition!

DH quit his job!!

April 4th, 2009 at 08:10 pm

The deed is done, the strings are cut. I wish he could have talked to the HR person before he left, but she was gone. He was right, they asked him to leave immediately and not work out his two week notice.

Now, he is a self-employed business owner. I sure feel like I have jumped off the diving board and I'm not sure if there is water in the pool or not!! Smile

On the upside, the new job is going to pay his health insurance. Did you hear that?????? We have been paying over $800 a month for health insurance. It will be around $1000 for COBRA. And the new company will pay it!! That extra $800 will go a long way toward paying off the debt!!

Now, here's the clincher..... Hang on to your seats..... I am thinking about QUITTING MY JOB TOO!!! How about that??!! I have a job offer that MAY come to fruition in Aug/Sept, until then, a friend of mine (more like a niece, and I helped raise her) has asked me to be a nanny to her kids for the summer (she is having a baby in Aug/Sept'ish and will then be home for 6 weeks). While it is more money, it is more hours too. BUT, since DH will be working from home for most of the week and the kids will be home for the summer soon, this would give me the opportunity to take care of my own kids as well. We could stay over at my girlfriends house during the day and they have a subdivision pool. Plus there is the zoo, parks, Magic House, Six Flags, etc.. The kids are 3 and 5, can talk and do things for themselves and NO diapers!!
And if the other job doesn't work out, my friend says I can stay on watching the baby and the middle one, as the oldest will be off to school.

So.... what do you all think??

Spring Break over!

March 24th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

For the kids that is! Smile Last one goes back tomorrow! And I have a day off! Can't wait! So many plans and spending money is not one of them!

Chili saves my busy weekend

March 8th, 2009 at 09:37 pm

I have been so busy, I haven't had time to think this weekend. But I did get up early this morning and make a pot of chili in the crock. So yummy! I am so confused by this time change. I hate losing an hour! Stick Out Tongue

DD3 had a DI competition, we placed 5th out of 11. At least we don't have to move on to state. We also had a couple of GS cookie booths. I have been lucky to keep my 20 pounds off, but I sure haven't been able to loose any more!

Did spend on eating out twice yesterday because of the competition, but at least hubby was fed.

I missed my BLOGOVERSARY! :-p

March 6th, 2009 at 08:26 am



I can't believe I missed such an important event!! Three years ago I joined this wonderful blog and I am so glad I did! You guys are awesome and I love all the support you have given this undisciplined debtor! One of my best buds, Thrifty Ray, joined right after me and we have been bloggy BFF's ever since! Here's to you all and all the wonderful bloggers who have since left our little spot, but are still in our hearts! (Contrary, PJMama, DivaJen, Retire@50, I could go on and on!)

Happy Valentines Day Everyone! :-)

February 14th, 2009 at 10:39 am

I hope everyone has a thrifty and lovely Valentines Day!

TGIF's BOGO

February 7th, 2009 at 06:39 pm

Fridays has a buy one get one coupon you can print off and use as many times as you want until March 1.
http://fatwallet.cachefly.net/attachments/2006_tgifriday_cou....
Enjoy!

I LOVE SNOW !! (C'mon Priceplus!)

January 28th, 2009 at 04:20 pm



The kids were off again. I guess I have grown up with the snow, so its "snow" big deal. Having a car that has front wheel drive helps and teenagers to shovel helps too! Here is what we got:

Baby it's cold outside!

January 14th, 2009 at 08:35 pm

The girls are hoping school will be called off tomorrow. Our school district calls it when it is -30 windchill. I don't think it will get much more than .... -20. Wink Lord, please send these kids to school!

Spending is in control!

January 7th, 2009 at 09:18 pm

So far so good. I have been cooking every night. I really enjoy getting back into our old "boring" routine! Comforting! We have plenty of food and I have made a menu for the next two weeks.

PS Kids went back to school today! Yeah!

Mom came by and fixed my sewing machine. Boy do I have a pile of things to do!

When will these kids go back to school?? And a catch up!

January 6th, 2009 at 08:42 pm

Gosh darnit! They were supposed to go back today, but mother nature intervened! She sent a lovely sheet of ice to keep those little varmits home again! I still had to go to work though, but they sent me home early. I am glad for the money, but what a pain, to get ready, get there and then get sent home.

Anyway, here is what has been happening in boo world lately for those uh, maybe 3 people that follow my blog! Smile....

I finished the part time job. If I ever try to work retail at Christmas again, push me off a roof! Ugh! Christmas was good, under control, most everything paid for in cash except for what hubby bought me and show tickets for the girls.

Still have not found a full time job... most days I am just thankful to HAVE a job. Now I just have to do my best to use this money wisely. Not my best quality.

Debt is up to around $66,000. Makes me want to throw up. Nuff said about this for now.

DH is going to quit his job and follow my brother in law to his new business. Another thing that makes me want to throw up. I am scared to death.

We had to bury a very good friend of 30 years two days after Christmas. Please, live life, laugh and love your family and your friends. Don't hold back on this! It has been heartbreaking and soul searching... again, nuff said.

DH is still letting me juggle the bills. Times are so tight, the kids are great at pitching in. We are still at an impasse. Until he starts the new job, I have no idea what kind of budget to make. I am just doing my best.

Well, long it is! But that was my holiday in a nutshell. I am looking forward to a successful 2009. I am 20 pounds down in weight and looking forward to dumping the last 15!! Smile

Have a safe and happy New Years Eve!

December 31st, 2008 at 12:58 pm

I hope you all have a fun and happy New Years Eve and a Spectacular, Fantastic and WILDLY fruitful and frugal new year! Go 2009!!!!

Happy Holidays!

December 24th, 2008 at 07:14 pm

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday season! Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year!


Our sweet doggy, Bebe, and her best buddy!

Happy Turkey Day!!

November 27th, 2008 at 08:33 am



I sure give thanks for all my wonderful encouraging friends here on SA! Have a blessed and "stuffed" Thanksgiving!

Where am I going to put all these people??!!

November 24th, 2008 at 09:40 pm

Imagine the sweeping verandah, the high ceiled massive rooms, with cozy strategic seating throughout..... and you would'nt be at my house!! We do have a breakfast area and dining room, an office and a family room. We will have 20 people over for Thanksgiving (gathering strays, I am!!) Where am I going to put all these people? I am thinking this is a buffet Thanksgiving year! Perhaps with Chinet instead of Chin-ah! :-) Hope I have enough food too!
I thought about setting up "stations", like a drink station in one room, appetizer station in another, maybe desserts somewhere else? And the buffet in the kitchen. Ahhh!
I give thanks for all the lovely family and friends that will gather here. Lord, please feed them and find them a place to sit! :-) AMEN!

I'm down 13.4

November 10th, 2008 at 01:16 pm

Pounds that is! On the Weight Watchers. I'm pretty pleased, that is in 9 weeks. I could do better, I could do worse, I am just doing evenly! :-) It is a bit harder that there is no microwave at the store I am working at. Tempting to go to all those nice little resturants in the mall. Ugh! So far so good though. I did pick up two tacos one day, other than that, I am resisting. I am there to MAKE money. Why ruin one hours pay at $9 by eating out for $8-$12!!

Working two jobs is tiring!

November 4th, 2008 at 09:01 pm

Thats it. Just wanted to say, hey, I'm tired. Have a good night!

Report from the trenches

November 1st, 2008 at 10:33 pm

I have started on my two job journey. It is very interesting working in retail after all of these years.
Because the store is owned by neighbors (and friends too), I have a vested interest in seeing it succeed. So I don't find it quite as hard not to choke at some of the goofy items people waste money on.
BUT on a more interesting note, every sale I rang up today, was paid for in CASH and most amusingly, most people paid exact change. I wanted to cheer for them and say "Good job"! But they would have just thought I was goofy. So my report is...more folks using cash - YEAH. Will report back the closer we get to Christmas.