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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!!

frugal pictures

June 6th, 2006 at 09:11 pm

Today we met with MIL & all of my childrens first cousins on that side to get pics taken at walmart spent an hour at least had lots of good pics of the kids. Well we went to look at them on the puter & some kid that came in with his mom had turned off the computer so only a few of the pics were saved. So my mil who was buying the pics got majority of them for free!!! Had to only retake a few to me it was worth it saved at least $20 or more!! So sometimes things like screwups can save us money. Then went back to dh's grandmas & visited with some kids from across country my husbands nieces to be exact & I havent seen them since they were tiny so it was a fun hot day think it was at least 100

memorial day weekend

June 2nd, 2006 at 07:35 pm

Cant believe June is here already & memorial day is over. Well Sunday dh got up early & the kids & I & him went to both cemetaries had flowers for both our dads & both our grandmas & both my grandpas. So had 6 all together 3 at one 3 at the other cause my one grandpa is buried at the same place as his family is. So we did all that I took pics of all the pretty flowers dh got mad at me about thaT. Then dh went to work & I took the kids to my moms on the lake & they swam then came home & oldest dd went to her dads & Monday dh had off so we all went to my moms she won this crazy drawing for a new patio set & huge monster grill & some money so we brought some food & she cooked it all on this new grill. Oh the food was so good!!

THe kids swam & my brother was thier upset he hurt his arm & couldnt get in a boat. he is a freak about boat & jet skis & all of that so he just stood by the lake with me & dh while we all wished we were out on a boat LOL!! But I decided we are not wasting money on a boat just yet even though dh is ready to after that!! I decided we need to pay the house off first & then save & then maybe buy a boat down the road & our youngest is only 2 so we should wait a few years tell she is older to buy one anyways. At least I did get him on the same page he wanted a 25k one & last night he decided he would settle for one under 2k more my style!!

So that was memorial day for us good food & fun with the whole family now this week MIL & that side will be here OH NO!!! I better get to cleaning house!!

work work work & more work

June 2nd, 2006 at 07:19 pm

Cant hardly find time for this blogging anymore I am trying so hard to work as much as I can & get caught up on bills seems like it never ends with 3 kids to feed!! At least that means one thing no time to spend money either!! Bad thing is no time for cleaning!!

Begged my husband & mom to watch the kids yesterday I had a 2 day contract for a company & it paid very well I didnt want to break it & dh had something come up as well as my mom. As for dh its his own problem if you ask me he wants a brand new truck so I have to work no questions asked but then he thinks I should be here so he can do other stuff on his time off. Like be at his beck & call for the kids just like when I didnt work at all.

I dont get that I dont think he does either. I am happy now because I am making money & taking care of our kids I am ready to go back full time but not ready to give up time with the kids well in 6 months dd1 will be in middle school & dd2 will be starting kindegarten & dd3 will be starting preschool I will go ft then no questions asked & dh will just have to get used to it.

The money is so nice we are getting somewhat further on bills even though they are never ending at least with us both working they are getting paid And I am not finding other alternatives.

I feel proud of myself right now for standing up to dh about my job yesterday & not letting him bully me about it. Like the old me would have done which is why I didnt do anything for 5yrs.

Well got a penneys coupon for $10/10 hoping to find some more & take oldest dd shopping she is so picky so I buy her clothes new she is like me when I was the same age clothes had to fit a certain way or I wasnt comfortable. Well this is my weekend so far looking forward to sunday no work & church with my grandma & kids I love that its our time with my grandma & thier great grandma!!

Well been a LONG day but fun!!!

May 26th, 2006 at 10:01 pm

Started out going to a few garage sales got a box set of hard books for .25 winnie the pooh super cute & some clothes for the girls one outfit NWT & a big sponge puzzle for .25 they played with that all night & spent $6 all together today all together so was thrilled & so were the kids.

Then I went & picked up oldest dd she had an early out then I picked up my mom & we did 2 testdrives together so we will get $75 each when they come so was happy with that. Stopped at chuckie cheese its been awhile since I been thier had some coupons & we were clear out by one we never can go to so we went thier the kids had a lot of fun my mom paid half too so after the coupon & that it only cost me $15 so not bad for me & my 3 kids they played games for about an hour.

THen went to my grandmas & got something she got free a bag of goodies even had dog treats in it so I gave that to my other grandmas dog the one who passed away & we have her dog then the kids all got stuff out of the bag too oldest dd took the socks & my youngest took the bag for a purse & middle dd took the perfume samples!!

Then came home was exhausted at least it was a day of trying to make money & the kids were not too bored they got free popcorn & cookies at one of the dealers!!

So that saved me stopping to buy them snacks too. So now just wait for the certificates too come. And get ready for work tommorrow which is the only day I work because of the holiday weekend. Even though today was kinda work but not really.

Gonna have another garage sale!!

May 22nd, 2006 at 03:39 pm

Trying to clean out my clutter & make some extra cash!! I need all the help I can get right now. ITs getting fun since I made $50 off only a few things this past saturday at my moms I am hoping I can do this again soon if I have a friday or sat off. And thinking about doing pop too for the kids to sale & make a little off of. My goal is to only do things to create more money nothing to spend money. I still need to get my old car sold its at my brothers & not selling so I may take an ad out this week & get it gone thats only costing me money to keep it. So that is my week so far finally better after having a soar throat all weekend so working tommorrow. Hoping my voice holds up for it

Trying to make money & save money!!

May 20th, 2006 at 01:41 pm

Well I lost my voice so I had to miss work today I did get a reschedule for tuesday though thanks goodness!! I need the money so badly right now. I really really hated to miss today I knew it would be a good day & I would make more today than tuesday because I will get $10 deducted for doing it on an off day. So I went to the dr & got medicine to get better so hoping I dont have to miss tommorrow. Took somethings to my moms house for the garage sale made $50 I guess she called & told me but I was too sick to go over thier. SO that is my weekend trying to make money & its not working out!!

The weekend

May 15th, 2006 at 08:09 am

Well it was ok Saturday I worked did some ok foods it went by fast. Then took my kids & grandma to the carnival that is next to grandmas apt. She did give the kids some money wow it got expensive with 3 kids riding rides. THis is the only carnival to that we will go to all summer so it wasnt too bad I spent $30 & grandma spent $10 not too bad the 2 yr old had a blast on the slide she was loving that she wanted to do it alone but no way was I letting her. And she was willing to get on anything but some things she is just too small for alot differnt than last year when she wouldnt even get on the merry go round.

The 2 older kids rode a few rides together & had alot of fun I know my grandma loves going to the carnival too although she dont ride any rides she loves watching the kids I think. Then took everyone to this little place to eat they have the best food & very cheap so the kids got to spend lots of time with great grandma!!

Then Sunday I worked didnt go to bad I had no samples but sold about 25 of the thing I was promoting so better than I thought for mothers day. Got off work & took a cake to my mom for mothers day was only like $2 for the cake with a GC & card I give her a gc because she helps so much with the girls when I am working so its my way of paying her for that too.

Guess my brother called to while I was at work & talked to my oldest about my mom & what to get her for mothers day sounds like he thought she was me FUNNY!!

THen the kids came home & were all tired & the weekend was over thank goodness now today back to school for the kids & no work for me today so its a good thing. TOmmorrow the 5yr old graduates preschool though so that should be fun cant wait to see it.


May 12th, 2006 at 07:06 pm

Well started the day off garage saling with my 2 yr old got some good deals for my 5yr old. Got some school clothes for the fall. THen helped her sale some candy for tball. Then went to another garage sale that started around 4 & then to my grandmas which was funny she lives in a senior housing complex & this guy was mowing & all these old ladies were outside yelling at the poor guy!! Not my grandma though but she was having a fit he was getting grass on her sidewalk!!

Then went home for awhile before I had to pick up a car full of 11 yr old girls FUN!! Dropped them off at the rollerskating rink & then went to another garage sale with my 2yr old & 5yr old got some books & 1 arthur & dw house set with the little people to play in it totaled up all I spent today was $13 for about 4 outfits for my 5yr old 3 pairs of mudd socks for my 11 yr old 6 books & 1 puzzle & a mini etch a sketch & the arthur set so felt I did good today!! I dont have many days I can go garage saling so know its not becoming addicting I will go next saturday to my moms city anual before I go to work & that will be the end for awhile!! I work to many weekends for this to become a bad habbit.

Well just got the candy bars yesterday & she has sold almost all of them so that is good she has another game tommorrow & this time dads on his own I am working but my mom said she would go so hopefully that helps with her sisters. Want to take my grandma too but will wait tell their is a game at the field by her apt. SO that is my friday so far so good back to work tommorrow EWW I have some boring jobs this weekend which I never look forward to but I need the money so I never turn a job down if I can help it. Cant wait tell monday I only work sat. & sun this week so not too bad!!

Been a strange day!!!

May 10th, 2006 at 08:06 pm

Well been a weird day today is the day my dad died 7yrs ago so I always think what was I doing at that time & so on well I found my dad that day a little after 1pm well today at 1:05 my 2 yr old blurts out GRANDPA ABOUT 3 TIMES IN A ROW!! I am sure it was in no way just a strange coincidence!! She has never had a grandpa so she has never said that word before I looked up at the clock & about fell over I didnt mention it to my husband he might think I am a quack but it was SOOO wierd!!

Then went to my moms tonight heard all about the arguments of my brother & my niece & the ex are having about my nieces college lets just say someone has some high hope for that kid & its not the one paying for her educatioN!! Imagine that.

Then came home was called for a job for a company I only work for once in a blue moon & they have a job coming up pays $400 for 2 days I am so happy!!
We really can use that money right now!!

Then called my friend we were discussing what some people do for a living & out of the blue she goes well you are just a sahm to me out of the blue & was all kinds of rude to me & I never cut on her I really felt like saying what are you than ya know but I held it back!! She is just on welfare which I have always kept my mouth shut about. I just said well I am making as much as my husband & I work 4 days a week!! SO I am not just a sahm I also an eductator to my kids they are in school but I also work with them & help them along & I do everything around here while my husband helps with practically nothing!!

I just get so sick of people saying that like just cause I dont work 9-5 m-f I am nothing well sorry right now I am making more by doing this & working less so why would I switch just irritates me & I have no babysitting costs.

SO I am done I am not wasting my time with her anymore!! She makes me way to upset so that was my day a strange day at that!! I help out way to much to be treated like that!!

SO that is my day now tommorrow back to tball & I cant wait I am loving it so are the kids the whole family is really getting involved in it its great!!

Well been a busy week

May 6th, 2006 at 07:10 pm

Been so busy this last week getting ready for my 5yr old to graduate preschool & my oldest will graduate from grade school soon & my mom is graduating college all this month so alots going on. And alot of summer activities starting my oldest has dances & swimming & rollerskating going on always something & my 5yr old starts tball tommorrow

I have also started getting my finances straight AGAIn & it feels great my husband called me a money hungry scammer last night sorry I am still laughing about it. Thats one I have never been called before. I may like money but its only cause right now I need it to survive. oF COURSE I DO WHO DONT?? BUT ONE THING I have never done is scam anyone hes just different when it comes to money than I am. I know I need it to survive he acts like it will fall from a tree he does nothing to creat a better situation financially for himself.

Well I am feeling different this week I am making as much as my husband now & I am only working 20 hours a week hes working at least 50 a week. I am just feeling good like I am actually taking care of myself again. I have never depended on anyone until I met him I was very independent. I feel like I have gotten my independce back & it feels great!!

Well for the dogs they are doing ok the older inherited dog is starting to loose control of her bladder. I am scared for her & the kids we love her so much she is old & sweet as a pie. She was my grandmas dog we have had her since nov. & everyone is getting so attached to her the 2 yr old shares her blankey with her & everything. So I hope shes ok for awhile longer at this point I dont know what we would do without her. We dont know her age for sure but granmda has had her since 93 so at least 13 but we dont know how she was when grandma took her in. So thats about all that is new on this side cant wait for summer & to swim at the lake again I live for summertime & the outdoors wont be long now!!

my week so far circus & more!!

April 26th, 2006 at 04:00 pm

Well the other night my husband got called for another job interview for a job he has been wanting it would mean more money & its close to home with gas prices the way they are he talking about getting a bike to ride this makes me so happy!! He has alot more chances to move up too at that job.

THen last night we went to the circus the guy behind me was 10 times more entertaining than the circus itself me being the TW I am I didnt want to buy anything well we bought coloring books cause DH made me buy the kids them & you get a # on those for a chance to win a bike & I said oh we will never win that but sure enough we did so that will teach me to be a TW I hated the fact that dh was right we actually won it LOL!!

THen today I got a call for a job interview a job for a great company I would love to work for it would be 2 nights a week over nights so I could keep my current pt job & do this too it would work out perfect so I hope I get & dh gets his job. Things would really be great then I would also have more opportunity to move up if I got it so that would be awesome.

Well tommorrow is Kindegarten Registration for my 5yr old I cant believe it I remember when we took my 11 yr old for it & now her sister is going dont seem possible!!

So that is my week so far been trying not to spend this week either been doing good so far so try to keep that going seems like our biggest expense is food all the time. I have money tied up in 2 vehicles right now too until my old car sales so we are on a tighter than usual budget at the moment!!

Sunday weekend off continues

April 23rd, 2006 at 06:06 pm

Well since its my first weekend off work in forever & only due to no babysitter. And it was a super nice day out I decided to enjoy it. I went to church this morning with the kids afterwards made them grilled cheeses & hotdogs. Then went to the park a neat park on the otherside of town they loved it they got wore out so we stopped at walmart got a chicken for $4 a whole chicken cooked & everything came home ate it & went to my grandmas she enjoyed seeing them & they loved seeing her she fed the kids icecream & we took them behind her apt so they could play & they did they played hard.

Then we went to my moms they played again & my oldest dipped her feet in the water its warming up hopefully soon we can swim in the lake again. Now we are home everyone is getting ready for bed. It has been a great weekend off But I really do prefer days off in the week not as many people out & about but it was good I got to enjoy all my kids.

rummage sales saturday

April 22nd, 2006 at 09:01 pm

well made it to that rummage in at the church at 8am tons of people already leaving it got some good buys their book sets in original box for no more than $1 hard books too so gave those each to my youngest girls cause got 2 then a great big hard back book for both of them great shape too & some dresses for my middle daughter & a outfit for my youngest & one nightgown carebears looked brand new $1 spent less than $10 thier then to the school that was a zoo got about 5 dresses spent 2.75 thier then stopped at this one on west 19th & it was horrid tons of nice stuff all like 5-10 bucks said forget this so now am home have to share what I got with someone so anyways all these clothes & books for under $13 hailey was thrilled thinks she is spoiled now with all this garagae sale stuff & here one of the book sets had a sticker of $17 on it & I got it for $1 & everything else for less than its original price!! I wish I had started doing this years ago rummage saling that it!!

The key I am finding out is be the first one thier ya know the saying the early bird gets the worm

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