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Feeling out of control

March 19th, 2013 at 02:16 pm

Youngest is home sick today with a sore throat. I'm hoping it's not strep. Already called the school to get his make-up work, so I will pick that up when I get daughter this afternoon.

Money also seems out of control. I spent some money on something that wasn't a neccesity and am feeling guilty. Even my kids have "gotten on" to me about it. Oh well. Yes we can afford it. No, I shouldn't have purchased it.

I really need to get groceries today. I have been putting it off for several days. Everyone keeps saying there is no food in the house, but suprisingly we still have a great dinner each night.

Prom for my two oldest is this weekend. Boys are so much easier than girls. Rent tux...check! Girls on the other hand....buy dress, shoes, hair, make-up, etc...just a little stressful.

I plan on paying bills today and going over the budget if I have time. I have a full plate today and a sick one so maybe tomorrow. Smile

Take care everyone and have a great day!

Container gardening

March 9th, 2013 at 03:10 pm

DH and I are going to plant a container garden today. We bought some tomato starts, jalepeno starts, and a few other things. We both don't have the means to keep up a yard garden this year. He isn't happy about it, but I convinced him it will be too much work considering we both just had surgery and he will need another surgery in a few months.

Last night was a success with the beans and rice. DD's BF really liked them. I was surprised because he usually doesn't like my healthy cooking. Smile

We are going to make the pork loin ($1.99/lb) tonight that DH wanted to make last night. I will let him handle that while I make the side dishes.



Not much going on

March 8th, 2013 at 03:12 pm

I want to keep in the habit of blogging tho so here goes....

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Hubby is getting around better each day. He is almost out of pain meds and prob won't get a refil so I don't know how that will go.

Making beans and brown rice with sweet cornbread for dinner tonight. Cheap and yummy. Hubby also wants to make pork loin but hopefully we can wait til tomorrow for that.

DD invited her BF over tonight so going to rent Wreck it Ralph from Redbox. I alresdy reserved it so we are guarenteed to have it. Youngest son also wants to see it.

Oldest son is thinking about getting a second job as he needs/wants more money. He is currently up for a promotion at his current job. He doesn't presently have set hrs so a second job will be difficult. He is a senior in HS but gets out of school at noon.

Everyone have a great day! Smile

Quiting Scouts

March 5th, 2013 at 02:59 pm

My youngest son who is 11 yrs old is quiting scouts. He has been wanting to quit for some time now. I have told him in the past to hang in there, it will get better. It hasn't. He loved it when he was younger, but now that he is under diferent authority, he can't stand it. So yesterday, I officially let him quit. Kinda sad for me as I like him to do that sort of thing, but with him feeling the way he does for so long I didn't see any other way. In his words (in a text after scouts one night) "The comitee is corrupt and I'm like 85% on quiting this piece of crap they call boyscouts." Now I don't condone his language, but it is pretty funny...

Hubby is feeling better this morning. He actually feels like gettting out and running errands with me. I told him it is too soon and he would regret it later, so he is staying home. Smile

I have a credit at the chiropractor so I am going to get a massage. They can't give me an adjustment as it's still too soon after surgery.

Tomorrow is DH and my 20th wedding anniversary. Damn, we are old! Where did the time go? Heard thru the grapevine someone at our wedding said they wouldn't give us a year. Guess we showed them!

Half the pay

March 4th, 2013 at 04:29 pm

My DH recently had surgery and will not work for at least 6 mos. We will be bringing in money though at 50% of what we are used to. We have enough to get by on but it will be difficult. Before surgery we were putting money back for Homeowners taxes, homeowners ins, car ins, Roth, and son's college. Now we can't. Kind of diheartning, but at least we can make the monthly bills with a little leftover.

I am pinching pennies any way I can...today I made a homemade dryer sheet, washed out a freezer bag, and going to hang clothes out on the line. I'm sure there will be more as the day progresses.

Also thinking of disconnecting the satellite and going with an antenna....prob won't go over well with the family.