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WINTER 2011

December 7th, 2011 at 07:13 pm

Well so far only the last 2 weeks have been cold & snowy so we have made the best of it went sledding 3 times already kids love it today we made tons of homemade playdough found some old playdough toys in my basement so didnt have to go out & buy any. We have been watching some movies inside got some from my mom & some from the library!! I also got free tickets to go to a movie so far so good this winter is not too bad!!! I am trying my hardest to prevent cabin fever & not spend alot of money at the same time!!! Oh ya we also visited the library!!!

MY WEEK SAVING & MAKING MONEY

September 10th, 2011 at 08:27 am

Well this week I went back to full time at workso that will bring me more money with the kids all back in school I figure I can work more hours again. I have started paying cash or using a debit card so I can get rid of any debts we have.

My husband was on vacation this week so he went to the plasma center they gave him $20 on a prepaid visa card the second time he got $55 & the 3rd time this next week they will give him $75 and he likes doing it said its easy money Im glad he likes it cause he does way better with a prepaid visa then a regular debit card he kept overdrafting himself on it. I dont know if I will try it Id rather work more hours than do that!!!

The girls were in serious need of jeans for school so I hit up one great garage sale which happened to also be my cousin got the girls tons of jeans & some shoes & shirt for $27 Im happy and they are set for winter all like new namebrand jeans too.

Im considering cutting back cell phones & cable too thinking we will go to prepaid phones & the cable I think I will go to dish these 2 changes should save me about $300 a month if not more.

my weekend

January 9th, 2010 at 07:26 pm

well trying to save money so did a free trial for movies & got them today got cloudy with a chance of meatballs & leapfrog for the kids tommorrow I was kinda hoping for a cheap day but


I dont see it happening gotta get dd new glasses probably $100 easy but that is a must so she can see again & gotta get groceries also a must then I will go to library & order a cheap pizza so kinda a cheap weekend only spending the must haves!!!

Been trying to start selling online its been so going but I have a feeling it will take of soon

been along time since I blogged

January 3rd, 2010 at 08:19 pm

I have wanted to come back for awhile it just took me awhile to get back so much changed since my last post its been a rough last year 18 months I lost my brother in a car accident 1 yr ago & my husband had surgery a total hip replacement this past summer I am working a pt job with great pay though so I been trying to keep us afloat my hardest

Well we got into some debt with my husband being off work & with me loosing my brother I wont deny I did some spending I should have not done

SO I am back in 2010 to get this taken care of my challenge is to not spend we recently bought the money saving washer & dryer I got it on black friday for $900 so hoping that saves me money I was using my brothers old set so I will give that to my mom when she moves this spring I am trying to get back into rebates & cooking from scratch just strated selling online again too!!! Gonna try to do only free stuff with the kids from here till summer I wanna pay off as much debt as I can I will post every week at least

Today we only spent gc money & I been renting movies from the redbox only $1 a day much cheaper than go to a store & for xmas I only spent about $350 so I got off really really cheap in my opinion

SPRING IS ROUNDING UP

May 27th, 2007 at 08:07 pm

Well thank goodness school is almost out the kids have so much going on the last few weeks with graduations & all. THings are sure going good right now for us I sure hope they keep going good but who knows they probably wont. Have been to tons of rummages but cant find anything this year hardly at all. Hit about 2 good ones & thats it. Worked my one job last night & took today to go put flowers on my dad & fil & grandparents. Will work again tommorrow hope its a good day hard telling since its a holiday how it will go. Sure cant wait for the warm weather to get here I cant wait to take the kids to the lake & they cant wait either but its only been around 69-70 here lately. Well thats my spring summed up.

no more throwing out food

March 27th, 2007 at 09:19 pm

Well I decided yesterday no more wasting food so I used my rotton bannanas & made homemade bannana bread got online & got a simple recipe & my 3yr old thought I was loosing my mind & at the same time she had fun with it too!!!

I usually dont go scratch on it but figured hey I have all the stuff why not then almost didnt find my pan but figured if I couldnt I could always make muffins well found the bread pan shoved clear back in the cabinets. Everyone loves it but SHH dont tell anyone its from scratch cause then they would probably not eat it!!

WORKING HARD PAYS OFF

March 25th, 2007 at 08:47 pm

Well the last few weeks my husband is working 12 hrs a day 7days a week & I am working my 2 pt jobs & we are really paying down stuff fast. Well we havent even started getting big checks from it yet either I think we just dont have time to spend so its paying off in that respect too. But almost all our debt is gone & should by next month. That would be the first time in years we had 0

Well been 70 here lately perfect outside been taking the kids on the bike trail every night. They just love it & thier bikes are like new from last year so expenses thier.

Well garage sales kicked off here this weekend went to one huge one & didnt find much they raised the entry fee for sellers so their prices went up too much for me oh well I know their are tons more good ones to come. I cant wait & came home & started sorting threw the kids old stuff to get rid of come may's annual sale. Sorry if my senteces arent proper or spelled correctly but this my blog not school & I am only half awake as I type this.

WHY ITS IMPORTANT TO KEEP YOUR OPTIONS OPEN

March 12th, 2007 at 07:39 pm

Well dh found out come thurs he may not have a job due to a strike. Well thank goodness we have some options not only do we have the general savings, I have 2 pt jobs that can go ft anytime I choose to work that many hrs. And he has the option to go back to work where he worked before. I also have the option to sale my car which is paid for at anytime so if need be we will do that too.

So glad we kept our lines of work flexiable we will now be ok in case they strike he is to new to be union so that leaves him out in the cold I guess. I am so happy that we have options because if we didnt have 3 other options with jobs & some other things like a van & stuff we could sale in a heartbeat if need be I would be scared since we have 3 kids counting on us. Oh ya & we used our tax refund to pay off the student loans & we had some other money from the sale of my old car we paid off debts with so we shall be ok!!

Vacation!!!

January 7th, 2007 at 09:56 pm

Well I have took this month off from working. Thats the great thing about this job I can do that. I go back feb 3rd & I am loving it my kids & I are having so much fun. We walked the mall today & yesterday went all day to this huge toy place they played all day together it was awesome they had never been thier before so it was a real treat for them.

Well in less than 2 weeks my baby will be 3 I cant believe it where does the time go & in 3 weeks my oldest baby will be 12 geez I thought she would be a baby forever & here she is gonna be 12. I sill remember when I brought her home from the hospital just like it was yesterday!! We brought her home on my dads bday she was definetley his bday present!! As I was to his dad I was actually born though on my grandpas bday. I miss my dad so much I hate that he didnt get to see my kids grow up that he cant be here for their xmas programs & such.

Well I decided I am ready to move I am going to the bank tommorrow & starting a house fund savings account I will call it. And hopefully in a year or two I will enough saved we can get out of this hole. The plumbing is so bad every house I have lived in has had bad plumbing I would love to build or buy a brand new house hopefully that would mean no plumbing issues!!! Well off to bed

NEW YEAR NEW ME

January 2nd, 2007 at 09:25 pm

Well I decided I will start the year off in good financial state so I will try to stay out of the stores this year out of the store means no spending for me!!!

Well I had to get somewhere today & get a few things so went to walgreens got some stuff saved $16 in coupons & then used my $10 walgreens gc from a rebate & also got the kids a popcorn tin for $1.49 awesome deal all together spent $22 & the good news is $20 I will get back in rebates so I feel I am off to a pretty good start I hope I think!!

So keep 2007 coming hopefully my finances start really looking up & up & up!!!

new years eve

December 31st, 2006 at 08:32 pm

Well here it is & its 10:30 pm & my dates for tonight are asleep LOL!! They were my girls & my dh & everyone is snoozing!!! So much for our party unless they all wake up soon.

Well its very icey here & I still have an ear infection otherwise I would be tempted to go to the bar or something LOL!!

Well its been a great year looking back my oldest went to middle school this year & my middle dd started kindegarten finacially things are really looking up for us. Hopefully things will only get better in 2007 cant believe its almost here. Well come jan. we will enroll our almost 3yr old in preschool so I will for once in like a long long time have some free time!! She will only go 2 or 3 days a week for a few hours but hopefully I can get some much needed things done around the house.

As for everything I feel we all improved in 2006 hopefully 2007 is only better!!!

xmas & winding up the year

December 22nd, 2006 at 08:26 pm

Well last weekend my 2 youngest were reindeers in the xmas pagent at church it was so cute & funny I really hope their great grandma liked it I know I sure did!!! Cant believe my 2yr old did this I am still in shock.

Well xmas is almost here & I am ready for it just need to buy a dvd player tommorrow & not looking forward to going out with the crowds!! I just got a 2nd month of blockbuster online free the kids love leappad movies & the sing alongs & we get a few movies too & here the dvd player broke!!!

Well I am so ready for this year to be over its been a good year though dh got a new job & we both made more than the past so we are really ahead of ourselves I am so pleased!! Now we need to quit spending its been hard with the holidays with the kids & all we spent way too much!!!


I think xmas is way too commericialized dh dont think we get enough for our kids & I think we get way too much for them so who knows. I reallly stretch the money too I just think if they get alot they dont appreciate or really have 1 specail toy ya know. But since he makes like 6 times the money I do its all in what he wants well off too bed now

THis weekend

December 2nd, 2006 at 06:23 pm

Well I could rant on about my problems but I wont I dont want to bore myself with them so on a brighter note some things couldnt be going more better!!!

Got more bags of free items or super close to made up for xmas today I got 2 made up of some speciality coffees one for my grandma & one for my moms husband & that were totaly FREEE & one for my new niece of bath wash & rubby duckys & lotions for under $4 & I got 2 Bath & body works sets for free so one will go to my niece & one to my grandma.

Today I only spent about $10 I bought stamps & the kids supper we ate some buritos for lunch I got for free so felt I could splurge on dinner.

Went to walmart yesterday only spent $10 got milk pullups & eggs & stuff like that had a free pullups coupon so didnt have to pay much!!! Got the free movies from blockbusters free trial so thats been keeping the kiddos busy somewhat!! Oh ya also took them to the art center so spent no money on entertainment only the $10 eating out tommorrow we will go to church with my grandma & the kids will be practicing the upcoming xmas program!!! ALL & ALL a pretty good weekend!!!

OK I BRAVED BLACK FRIDAY!!!!

November 24th, 2006 at 07:29 pm

I WAS in line at 4am at Sears for the $10 gc got that at 5am ran as fast as my legs could take me to shoe carnival & got $10 thier then ran to jcpenneys & got the free snow globe!!!

Then ran to younker to use my $10 off $10 coupons which I had 7 of I got fancy $30 pans for $5 bucks so I bought 3 of them!!!

I got my 2 youngest daughters addidas outfits for $12 a piece after the coupons & also bought them robes not a great deal on those but I feel in love with them & was screwed cause they didnt have a sign that said door buster or anything & the coupon couldnt be used on doorbusters well they rang up door buster what a crock!!! I could have argued but I was exhausted by that point & not in the mood heck everything in their was a DOORBUSTER SO IT WAS BY NO MEANS A SUPRISE!!!

Then I ran back to the mall & used my $10 gc at sears & got oldest dd a mp3 player for $10 after the coupon & rebate!!! Then went to bath & body works & used 2 coupons got two $10 items FREE WITH & SPENT $3 then went to hickory farms got a great deal on 2 logs of my favorite cheese waited a whole year for it was $8 all together after the earlybirds specials!!!

Then back to pennies got oldest dd some clothes she needed desperately for pics tommorrow not a great deal their either but she has to have 14plus in girls & they are the only place I can find it buts he really did need some jeans badly!!!

Then cruised back to shoe carnival & got 4 packs of socks for the kiddos $3 after $10 gift card then home!!! Picked up the girls & went for haircuts oldest & middle daugthers had buy 1 get one free thier so only $12 for both of them YAY!!!! Oh & no need to worry on gas I used my free $50 gas card I got in the mail!!! Does anyone appreciate this savings HECK NO DH thinks I spend too much HUH???

BUSY BUSY busy weekend

November 11th, 2006 at 09:28 pm

Well worked today it was a zoo getting close to xmas will only get worse & today was my daughters 6th bday had a party for her friends last night & tonight we took her to Chuckie cheese I hope she is thrilled!!! Spent tons of time with my sil who came to town just for the bday she was the only relative besides my mom who seems to care about my kids so I gave her baby tons of stuff I got free baby meds & baby wash & diapers all kinds of stuff I hope she is happy with it. She just had a baby so I am hoping it comes in handy.

The kids loved seeing thier new cousin then went shopping at the mall had a coupon for $10/10 so got dh a pullover for $8 he was so happy hes been wanting new ones I just been waiting for a deal & went to B&Body works & got my free lotions spent $1 for my purchase cause it was buy something get the item free so stocking up on those for xmas!!!

Man I had never been thier before I cant believe the money people spend on that junk & the place is packed all the time!!!
So thats all I spent at the mall except for on dd's bday but I also used coupons at chuckie cheese!!! And spent a total of $11 on her presents I bought her a fish came she is most thrilled with a big letter book for .25 at a garage sale & $3 jammies on clearance which she also loves!!! Well back to church & work tommorrow pounding away at the old grindstone!!!

Did I say that???

November 8th, 2006 at 08:49 pm

Well did I say things couldnt get any worse well would you believe they did!!! My tire went out so I had to buy 2 new ones oh well taken care of now one thing at a time right!!!

Went & did 2 testdrives in the next town over will make around $60 when those come in so was worth it for me only took 30 mins in total then stopped & seen a friend up thier & stopped in their walmart got some kids outfits for $1 for next halloween!!! Used a $10 walmart GC I got in a trade so didnt spend much at walmart was glad for the halloween outfits they are so cute wanted some earlier but was waiting for a great clearance.

Well thats my day tired exhausted & stressed oh ya & ran kids around all day & had confernces tonight they were ok considering the teacher has been gone all year she had a baby & she was thier for conferences so she didnt know much about my daughter & what was going on the long term sub couldnt be thier so it was kinda hard!! The teacher thats been missing all year said my dd is one of her top students but I am kinda disappointed with what the teacher whos been gone knew about my dd which was just about noting!!! OH well will just keep working on everything she is in K this year so she dont know everything I mean thiers tons to learn yet

Slowly but Surely

November 1st, 2006 at 08:27 pm

Well went & bought the new dryer today which is long overdue!!! But I would be happy if it lasted as long as my previous one the good news is thanks to good planning we had enough in cash to pay for it & I talked dh into hauling it himself to save some money & they were on sale so now the only expense is paying the dump to take my old one!!!

So I already feel like things are looking up things are getting taken care of slowly but surely I am doing the happy dance that we DIDNT have to put this new purchase On a CC

IS this some KINDA TEST???!!!!

October 30th, 2006 at 09:29 pm

Well not only is my old car not selling NEVer has this happened to me either but my dryer is now almost completely dead so tommorrow its out to look for a new one!!!

I doubt my husband will come so I am on my own but thats ok I think I got the washer alone too so no biggie I guess probably better I can get the cheaper brand he would probably go with the more expensive which I see no point in.


And today I got notice that my ex owed $2700 in back taxes & they are taking back that in childsupport from me that was paid over 2 months ago to my daughter so I Have to pay it BACK!!! THe most screwed thing I have ever heard of but they did say they can take it out of future childsupport payments so I said go ahead well guess what that is 3yrs of childsupport so she is the only one whos being hurt by this but I wont let her suffer I will take care of her wether her dad does or not. SO that is that thiers no fighting this & dh says hire a lawyer & get the whole thing in order not that it will help the money will still have to be paid back so attorney wants $400 up front but it may put my ex in check he rarely pays & dont have to pay much at all.

It seems like this never ends its always something I am tired of it all the time its like how can you be frugal when you always have something expensive but this is getting to be more WAY MORe than I can handle!!! I want to cry but I am sure this too will pass but I really wish I could start adding to my savings again & its so hard with all this all the time.

Well thank goodness for halloween tommorrow I love halloween & yes I am frugal on that day I take my kids out trick or treating & no one is here to hand out candy so no expense thier guess I am saving thier. I am so excited my youngest is 2 1/2 so I know she will be fun this year!!!

Xmas is a coming trying to go at it as frugal as le

October 25th, 2006 at 08:01 pm

Well with 3 kids I am always looking to cut back the bigger they get the more they are eating so the bigger the food bills!!!

Well here is my list I think I am doing ok so far my oldest is getting a super girls comforter for $5 I got on clearance!! Got to get her more just not sure what yet maybe a tracphone & some minutes thats what she really really wants!!!

Middle dd is getting strawberry shortcake bed in the bag comforter sheets & all I got for $25 & 3 sets of pjs I spent probably all together no more than $10 on & talking dora $3 on clearnace & 2 books I got for .25 a piece & twister moves clearanced for $8 & 2 leappad books for $8 a piece I think.

And youngest dd is getting tmx elmo $37 & 2 leappad books for $6 a piece & 2 books .25 a piece & 3 sets of pjs for $10

My mom a free movie night coupon from blockbuster coke rewards value of $15 some more stuff yet to be found!!!

My brother a nascar clock & nascar bathroom set free from nascar points!!!

My daughters best friend a comforter for $5

My husband a bed in the bag set for $10 comforter sheets & all clearanced!!!

My new niece tons of baby stuff wipes lotions shampoos all free after coupons & a stuffed animal new for less than $2 clearanced out at valentines day & maybe some diapers I still have left from my youngest daughter I am making her a gift basket with all of it!!!

Now to finish the kids as cheap as possible & my grandma too!!! I should have bought her a bed set too I wish I had now they were $5 for the whole set for her bed a few weeks ago!!!

garage sale days

September 30th, 2006 at 09:26 pm

Well today was city wide garage sale days I had one made around $45 off stuff I got free mainly I had a stockpile sale my mom made $75 so it wasnt a complete waste. I spent about $20 getting my kids some awesome clothes & books.

I got big hard books for .25 & cute kohls & sears outfits all $2 or less I was so thrilled my 5 yr old seen the books & screamed she was so happy she loves books & these were all $20-$25 new books & they were in new condition too

I put half the books away for xmas so I got 6 of those books & about 10 outfits for $20 I am happy I cant believe all these people who were saling such nice expensive stuff so cheap.

I really hope my husband appreciates the fact that I buy garage sale stuff & am not out spending all his money like some of these people appeared they had done.

I mean one women had tables & tables of very expensive clothing items all kids clothes. I thought wonder how much in debt she went over that ya know I hope I never do stuff like that. I will stick to garage sales this was the first one I went to in a long time their is one more huge one next weekend & then I am done tell next spring and the kids should be set for the winter I cant believe the comments too I get on the garage sale clothes people always say oh how cute & so on oh ya I also sold some stuff I bought at garage sales last year & made back what I paid!!!

WELL I GUESS SHE LEARNED SOMETHING ALONG THE WAY!!!

September 17th, 2006 at 08:23 pm

I still have the picture of my oldest daughter about 8 months OLD maybe a little younger eyes WIde open staring at the race horse my dads race horse that had just won & we were all in the picture me olding my baby daughter.

Well this past weekend they had some live races here they only have 1 weekend a year & I asked the kids if they wanted to go to the race track oldest daughter now almost 12 goes whats that?? What do they do??

Thought it was so funny here this baby I thought for sure in 1995 would grow up to be a jockey I know I had high hopes what can I say I was 18 at the time LOL or at least work with horses didnt even know what the horse track was??!!!

I told her its where you bet on horses she said oh no we dont want to gamble & waste our money guess she has been paying attention!!! I wanted to jump up & down she did learn something!!!

Well we went anyways they had free pony rides & all kinds of stuff for kids & we watched two races lost $12 & went home the kids had fun but also realized I lost the $12 & at least oldest daughter knew that WASNT fun to loose money we bet on the color the purple & pink ones bad decision LOL!! Well this was the first time I bet in years & no it wasnt fun for me to loose either even though it was only $12!!!

learned to be a TW from where??

August 16th, 2006 at 08:58 pm

Guess I learned it from my 85 yr old grandma maybe!! I visited her today she is so tight she has a taped up laundry basket!! And if you new granny like I do you would know she has plenty of money to buy a $3 laundry basket!! I guess I will buy her one this week she goes to a laundry matt in a town with about 200 people where I grew up in & everyone knows us I would really hate for everyone to think granny really has to use this basket. I think she wants people to think she is poor or something!!

So maybe I learned to be so frugal from her sorry she is just so funny I had to share oh did I mention we get her new clothes for xmas every year yet she has my mom but new elastic in her same pants she has had since the 70s she is saving her new clothes for a special occasion!! She had some shoes the last time I seen her & I liked them I asked her where she got them she named a store that has been closed so long I dont even remember it & I will soon be 30!! Too bad more people I guess are not as cheap as her!!

Well gonna be a rough month but I do believe

August 11th, 2006 at 08:37 pm

we will make it threw!! I asked dh yesterday when his first check will be from his new job he said he still dont know so I got out the Emergency fund I had stashed away & put it in the bank yesterday it was my just in case money!! I know we will be fine now he may get paid next week & maybe not for 2 weeks after that we dont know yet with this new job.

But I feel like I came threw & I have few things I can sale online for some money so I will do that if he dont get a check next week. I am so glad though we are making it threw the month. We are paid up though on lots of bills so thats another reason thiers not much in the bank right now so at least I dont have a pile of bills looking at me with no money to pay them ya know>

Well I have the weekend off I will probably go to my moms & swim with the kids I did work today however its the first sat & sun I have had off in awhile. I wanted to have a garage sale but dh said he was working from 6am to 6pm tommorrow well that has changed!! I wish I could have would have helped for the grace period of no pay from his new job. Still cant wait to be done with this job & back to my old job the money will be nice I will sock it all away in savings too!! Well thats been my week!!

been crazy the last few days!!!

July 30th, 2006 at 08:56 pm

Well I worked this weekend my legs are killing me. I am quitting this job. I start my new one sept 5th thank goodness a sit down job or my old one you could call it. I worked thier 6yrs been gone 6yrs & just got hired back. I still cant believe I am looking for new daycares again tommorrow I want to go with something I can afford some are charging $6 or more an hour I just cant afford that. And tommorrow dh finds out his day that he will start his new job!!

Now to get our schedulese straight I know I will have sunday & mondays off & am not sure about him yet hoping its 2 other days so he can help more with the kids!! Would be cheaper on daycare costs!!

I am so excited I will be fixing computers over the phone kinda scared but excited to learn how to do all this with computers. And the money will help lately we couldnt even hardly pay the bills with both of us making more money we will at least pay the bills & start saving more!! So been an exciting week. not sure how the kids are gonna react with our new jobs but I am trying to get them to understand this is all good changes nothing bad.

Well things are looking brighter this week

July 21st, 2006 at 07:13 pm

Well my Dh got a new job thank goodness if it all works out we should be looking up!!

And thank goodness he is getting a better job after all the student loans he needs to repay & another great thing is its so close he could actually walk if he needs too!!

I know its gonnna be a rough start though he wont get a paycheck for 1 month & wont have ins for 3 months!! I know its for the better in the long run but short term it will be rough for a little while

The good news though is it comes at a good time in 10days he will get a 2 week vaction & hes just gonna cash it in so we will be able to live off that & then he will have a last paycheck so we are hoping to be covered!!


That & maybe eating really cheap for awhile I think it will be worth it in the end. Now if I can find something better & fulltime I am not too worried though I know come sept. I can find something for sure. I am not trying to hard now cause until school starts it really wouldnt be worth it for me to work ft. So that is our big news for the week hoping it all works out he is giving up 10yrs seniority & all of that so kinda scary ya know

Been a good week

July 15th, 2006 at 08:00 pm

Well we started the week off with dd age 5 catching a catfish!! She was so thrilled about it she ate it too!! Then me & the girls went to the denist for exams I am the only one with cavities the kids all look good!!
Then I took 2 of the girls to see a movie I had free tickets so we all watched for free!!

Then Wed. we went swimming & boating with my brother in his boat & then Thursday I took the kids to the zoo about an hour away oldest dd will leave with her dad for the rest of summer this week so wanted to do something fun before she goes knew we couldnt affor a vaction so figured a day trip was the next best thing oh & the kids had a blast!!

I spent under $75 for the one day trip & I did a testdrive while we were thier for $50 so figure I will come out about even.

The only regret I have is not taking my grandma up thier to see my great aunt both are getting up thier in age around mid to late eighties both hard of hearing so they dont talk on the phone anymore so I told my grandma we will take her up their in late august or sept. My great aunt also dont know who anyone is hardly so not sure how my grandma feels about seeing her ya know

Then today I worked my legs are killing me those cement floors are hard!! I have yet to find a new job but I dont think I will give up I will keep up the search we need the money to bad!!! I heard this week to the place I used to work at before quiting to be a sahm is gonna be coming back to this town & has a job fair on wed I am going but not holding my breath on getting hired I except tons of people to show up!! So the odds are againist me ya know

Down in the dumps today

July 7th, 2006 at 05:01 pm

Seems like how hard I try nothing ever gets accomplished its like a never ending circle!! I still havent found a different job neither has dh I have told him several times thiers just nothing here!! But he dont want to move its like this town is depressed more companies are closing everday!! One huge one just shut down last week about 600 people out of work means more people looking for jobs

I am so depressed about the money situation right now I am not working much not many jobs for the other companies I work for lately anyways!!


Been trying to keep doing free stuff with the kids to keep us all having fun

Gonna maybe try to have a garage sale soon & try to get my other car sold soon. That should help some its just been a bad week with the 4th of july & all

Well searching for a new job

June 30th, 2006 at 07:11 pm

I have decided I really really need to find something else maybe a reall job & do what I been doing on the side. So the last few weeks when not working I am out searching. I have an interview next week I talked my mom into applying thier too hoping if we both got on we could carpool its a little ways away. Some of the other places I havent heard back from & hoping to soon!!!

One job I really really want I had a interview with & havent heard back yet I called today they said it could be awhile before I hear back not a good sign IMO.

So many places have went under around here lately its really hard to find anything!! A big new company just came to town I went to apply thier but they are only hiring for 11-8 shift & I definetly cant do that with the kids & school & all.

Well oldest dd started babysitting she is an awesome babysitter. So I am thrilled about that I think she can make alot of money at it. I am trying to teach her indepdence!! Well thats all the excitement in my life for now looking forward to the 4th we all have the day off thank goodness!!!

mY WEEKEND SO FAR & TRYING TO CUT BACK!!!

June 17th, 2006 at 07:04 pm

Well yesterday stopped at 2 garage sales only spent .50 on this robot for 5yr old dd she loved it though & it worked & everything just like new so for .50 not bad!!! Then took the kids swimming at the lake & they got to drive my brothers boat they love that I have never even drove one so they are up at least 1 on me!!
Then came home last night & stayed because we had a huge storm.

Today I worked looked for some new swimsuits while I was thier couldnt believe it they want around $17 a piece for kids think the kids will just have to make do with they got!! I always buy at the end of season so usually I pay less than $2 for them but oldest & youngest dd could use one more that fit good because we go to the lake usually 3-4 days a week in the summer months I like them to have a few but no way am I paying $17-18 a piece for them oh well they will survive!! But man I must be getting cheap LOL!! So that is my weekend so far now tommorrow church with grandma & monday dd#2 starts swim lessons & finishes with her tball games!!

summer so far so good

June 13th, 2006 at 03:17 pm

Well dear MIL was here last week for her annual visit thank goodness that is done with for another year!!! Didnt have to see her much partly because I worked somedays she came to visit the kids.

Well tball is almost done with too only 1 1/2 weeks left 3 games & we are done tell next year. And oldest dd completed the babysitting course last week threw the redcross so she is now certified!! Cant wait to get her some reall babysitting jobs right now I am testing her a few mins here & thier with her sisters alone. Only like 20 mins at a time gonna gradually move it up though. I really want her to start earning her own money she is already getting so independent she uses her allowance to buy whatever she needs. I am really wanting her to have a good work ethic and I can see she does already. Well I have lots of friends with small kids so hopefully that will soon get her some babysitting jobs.


Well its been hot her 105 almost everyday now. Been taking the kids to the lake alot my youngest 2 will get in now so its really fun. Not working much lately only at my real job 1 day a week the rest of the month which is fine I wanted some time off anyways so that is my june so far so hot!!


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