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Part time job!

October 22nd, 2008 at 08:21 pm

Well, I have been quite quiet on the blogs for a while.

I tried starting my own blog, but Wordpress is such a confusing pain to use! Oh well, it was a free attempt and I may still update it till my year subscription runs out.

Anyway, I got the job at my friends store at the mall! Starting Nov. 1 till after Christmas! Woo hoo! This will really help us with Christmas, brakes and keeping up with the bills! I am looking for meal ideas though, because I will be going from one job to another, but I want to leave easy to prepare meals for the family that I can eat when I get home and hope to stay true to the Weight Watchers. I can use the crockpot and premake some other meals, but any ideas??

No heat yet and Pearbudget reality

October 19th, 2008 at 04:44 am

Yes, we're freezing, but think of the money we're saving!! I'm sure my husband will probably sneak the heat on when I'm at work or something, but we'll see. The whining hasn't revved up enough to crack!

I have been working 5 days a week. Some full time days, some part time days. I have Wednesdays and Saturdays off and really have fallen behind on keeping up with the house. I have been letting eating out sneak back in on us too and this has to stop!!

DH and I have been on Weight Watchers. I have lost around 10 pounds, DH a few more than that.

I downloaded a program called PearBudget that my friend at "I've Paid for it Twice Already" suggested and it looks pretty grim. I am considering another part time job to maybe help add some money to the budget. Not sure what kind of job I can find that will work around the weird hours I already work, but we'll see. I have a friend that is opening up a shop in the mall just for Christmas. Maybe I can work there? Here is the link to PearBudget if you would like to try it out. It is free!

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I have been slowly buying Christmas gifts. I have to sell some more on ebay, so I can buy some more gifts! :-)

Le Boo Update!

October 1st, 2008 at 06:03 am

Well, I have been laying low waiting to make it through the birthday madness. Finally all the parties are done! We still have one more birthday, but mom and dad will be treating us to dinner that night, so hopefully we can get the resturant to give us a cupcake to stick a candle in!

I am now offically the parent of a driving teenager. Pray for me! Smile (Really!) The license is hot off the press, so I need to call the insurnace company tomorrow and see how much it will kill me! Stick Out Tongue

Still trying to keep a tournaquet on the bleeding. I did find a 2.9% card to toss some more of the astronomical AmEx onto. That will certainly help!

Hopefully the next few months will be financially quiet with a little coasting and some chipping away of Christmas presents!