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  1. Home and family challenges
    As some of you may have realized, I have a terrible time ceeping on top of things in my home. Well this weekend I really want to get something cleaned up - anything will do - I really want to get on top of all this and get on with my life. So.................... I decided to attack specific...
  2. General Chat
    I'm beginning to think a lot of frugality boils down to your perspective on things. During a conversation yesterday with a really upset friend who is always "short" to pay bills I offered to help with her budget. She was very hysterical because with her new budget she only had $156 left over...
  3. General Chat
    Our local newspaper has a Sunday feature on money management. This week's article was about a national meeting the writer had been at where they discussed the rip-off consumer credit counseling and foreclosure agencies. His article ended with a quote from a speaker at the meeting that really...
  4. Frugal Living
    Well, I have been sitting on $100 birthday money from my Mom. I spent $20 and got GREAT deals on 1 art work for the remodel and a cookbook stand I have been really wanting. Now, my cat has taken a bad turn. She has dropped weight almost overnight and yesterday when I got up her eyes were goopy...
  5. General Chat
    Food for thought on so many levels. :ponder: http://www.photomichaelwolf.com/100x100/
  6. Success Stories
    It's probably no surprise that in year's past our holiday spending was way out of control. With big families on both sides (I have eight siblings myself) there were too many people to count that we usually shopped for. This year obviously we didn't have the means or the credit. This year I...
  7. Careers
    Friends of me and my husband asked me if I want to take care of her hubby (boyfriend every) other second weekend at his house. he's a parapalegic. It pays $10 and hour, and I know them very well, I got some time to think about it. (march) is when his sister will be moving away so she wants me to...
  8. General Chat
    Perspective A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock, with his hair fashionably coifed and shave perfectly applied, even though he is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. His wife of 70 years recently passed away, making the...
  9. General Chat
    So, we had accumulated 50 Pampers Points and in looking at the rewards catalog, I haven't really been seeing anything that either of my kids would really like. Even when you get up to the 200's range of points, it's just not their kind of stuff. However, at 50 points, you can get a Blockbuster...
  10. Support
    Gardening....a different perspective A teenage granddaughter comes downstairs for her date with a very sheer blouse on and no bra. Her grandmother just pitched a fit, telling her not to dare go out like that! The teenager tells her "Loosen up Grams. These are modern times. You've gotta let...
  11. Simple Living
    New Year restructuring of Life - a new perspective on the "Carrot" of Simplicity This year is going to be a very difficult but enjoyable quest for me - This year I will discover (or Begin to Discover) what a simple life means to me. To prepare myself for this quest I need to do some basic...
  12. General Chat
    Thank you to all that have served our country. 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, HE LIVED ALL ALONE IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF PLASTER AND STONE. I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE, AND TO SEE JUST WHO IN THIS HOME DID LIVE. I LOOKED ALL...
  13. General Chat
    Ok, if you have read my other family type posts you will know dh and I have... not normal families. This weekend really really hurt me and ticked me royally off. (Considering the way this "family" has been over the last 18 years, thats hard for them to do, I generally ignore them) DH got a...
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