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  1. The Low Cost of Hospitality

    by , 08-03-2008 at 02:10 PM
    Last night, I had an unexpected house guest...a friend of my cousin was coming through town, and had not pre-booked a hotel...she happened to land here during Caribana weekend (extremely busy!!), and there were not hotels available.

    I had never met this woman but she had been given my number in a `call her up if you run into trouble` she did!

    I explained that I live in a small one bedroom but offered her my bed for the night (she wound up sleeping on the ...
  2. Day #2 Porcupine Meatballs

    by , 08-03-2008 at 12:20 PM
    I made the Porcupine meatballs yesterday for lunch instead of dinner and they were delicious. I used 1.25 lbs of hamburger and it was too much. I should have used closer to 1lb. I will post the recipe. We had dinner at the hospital again, and the in-laws paid again. I had chicken strips, onion rings and a Dr. Pepper. Today is Sloppy Joes and we may end up having those for lunch. So far, so good.

    Dh's grandma is still not doing well. She definitely has pneumonia and may not ...
  3. 2008 State Sales Tax Holidays

    by , 08-03-2008 at 10:38 AM (C@rol's Blog)
    2008 State Sales Tax Holidays - Click Here
    Listing of some states dates for Sales Tax Holidays.
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  4. Hello There!

    by , 08-03-2008 at 10:26 AM (C@rol's Blog)
    From one of my favorite emails:

    "hello there, and welcome to a new week in this world. we all have a new set of days to work with, many new opportunities to contribute to the positive energy in this world through encouragement, sincere compliments, kindness and helpfulness. itís a great opportunity to have, isnít it?"
    Saying "Hello"
  5. 23 Ways To Save On Groceries

    by , 08-03-2008 at 10:20 AM (C@rol's Blog)
    1. Always go with a list. If you go without a list, you may as well just throw your money away. Prepare a list of everything you need, making sure you have everything needed for your weekly menu and checking to make sure you donít have it in your pantry, fridge or freezer. Make sure youíre not forgetting anything. Now stick to that list ó donít buy anything not on the list.

    2. Plan out a weekly menu. This is the best way to ensure that your list is complete, and that you have enough

    Updated 08-03-2008 at 10:21 AM by C@rol

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