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  1. Money

    by , 08-01-2008 at 08:12 PM (C@rol's Blog)
    I have watched people with vast amounts of money who would not give away a nickel out of fear that they would be made poor, and poor people who always seemed to have enough to share with others.

    I have seen the gracious rich, the criminal poor, the hustler, and the saint. All of them have one thing in common: The way they deal with money is a result of how they think about money, not of how much money they have.

    -Kent Nerburn
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  2. The Seven Stages of Shopping at Michael's

    by , 08-01-2008 at 06:39 PM
    So today, in the guise of "buying stuff for my youth program at work", a colleague and I went to Michael's Craft Store...

    First came Stage 1, Awe: for someone like myself, who loves crafting and tries to give handmade gifts, Michael's is like a place of worship. I was speechless with shopper's gratitude that such a place could exist.

    After Awe came Stage 2, Excitement: look at all the pretty, pretty things!! Think of all the possibilities that exist with ...
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  3. Early morning ramblings

    by , 08-01-2008 at 08:30 AM
    I've been trying hard to get back on an early morning schedule, since school will be starting back up next week.
    I guess I've done it.

    I went partial grocery shopping yesterday. I spent $70.00 at SAL & another $120.00 at Wal-mart, although it was actually $100.00 'cause I bought my 15 ds. a computer game that he's been asking for, for awhile now, and he actually gave me the cash to pay for it.

    So, I guess that's not too bad, but I still have probably another
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  4. Tomorrow is the day...

    by , 07-31-2008 at 09:52 PM
    Tomorrow is the day that I start my new menu plan! This is an effort for us to have a meal plan in place with stuff to cook with so I can't take the easy way out and eat out. I have planned eating out days once per week so we won't be going cold turkey.

    So, I listed everything that I can make and have made before. This list has 25 main dishes on it. I didn't know that I could make that many, although Hamburger, Tuna and Chicken Helper account for 3. Then, on the homemade dishes, ...
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  5. Things Changed New Countdown 12months and 1 day

    by , 07-31-2008 at 07:36 AM
    We are looking at August 1st 2009 to get married now. We are booking it at
    The Renaissace Fair. it will be a small service there with about 15 people, then we are having
    our reception on the 8th of August near our home. ( the Fair is about 3 hours from our home
    and not everyone will be able to afford it )
    I have found the dresses we want to make
    for the day. working on what the guys will be wearing.
    We will be wearing wild flowers in our hair
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