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  1. General Chat
    I sure would've been ticked if the world had ended today. I had to work so therefore had not time to do anything illicit, illegal, or otherwise unusual. So, here in good ole Ontario, no plagues of locusts, no earthquakes - nada. Worst thing that happened is that my dog barfed up a dandelion...
  2. Frugal Europeans
    As some of you know, our daughter will be moving to London in a few weeks. She has been really looking and looking for accommodation but it is VERY difficult to find something affordable in a suitable area. She found a couple which seemed really great. Expensive - but what isn't in London...
  3. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I am happy to say that we paid off one small credit card ($300) and have our $1000 emergency fund BANKED!:mdance: I have also been saving all my change in a money jar too! Small steps for many here but BIG steps for us to get out of debt!
  4. General Chat
    100 degrees here in San Antonio today---and it's only May. Hopefully this isn't a sign of the summer to come. I hope others are having cooler weather than we are. :sun:
  5. Financial hardship
    Yesterday when DH got to work, rumors were flying that his company was getting ready to make some cuts. The rumor was that they were going to be laying off 3 guys. Well, this sent Dh into panic mode, because he is in the bottom 3 as far as seniority goes, so since they are union, if the make...
  6. General Chat
    It went great! I talk for about 45 minutes, and yea, there were moments where it felt kind of chopy, but then the gals started asking questions and I ran out of time!! I brought a bunch of stuff that I have gotten for free and laid it out and asked them what they all thought the things had...
  7. Utilities
    Just finished stacking the last of next years wood for our fireplace that has an insert. This is the most we've ever had (5 cords) due to unexpectedly having to take down another tree (the tree whose big branch mooshed my car) Woohoo, hard work pays off in more ways than one. You factor in...
  8. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I really thought we would be hurting on taxes this year. Husband pays taxes at the end of the year. He really did not make that much money. However, One thing we did not think about was that we have another child we get a credit for her! It totally slipped our minds until our accountant called...
  9. General Chat
    yesterday i: went by fil's and helped him go through some of mil's jewlery and clothes. (decided i am going to go through her clothes and make a rememberance quilt for him from som e of her favorite articles.) went to garden store went to walmart but today I: went to church helped out in...
  10. Kitchen Basics
    I all of a sudden remembered at 12:40 today that I had to make stuff for a fundraiser bake sale for work. (The couple I work with where the husband has ALL and is not expected to live.) It is now 2:20 and I made: -peanut butter rice krispie treats -4.5 dozen chocolate chipe cookies -2 dozen...
  11. General Chat
    Our state surveyors (inspectors) showed up this week at work for our annual survey.  (I work in a nursing home.)  They brought along a not-so-nice surprise... FEDERAL surveyors.  We've never had them come before, and let me tell you, it was not fun at all.  I worked 35+ hours in just the last...
  12. Family
    DD's Birthday was Monday, DH's Birthday is tomorrow...then I get a break from all the Birthday mess until mine...and subsequently Aiden's too. Course this Sunday is Easter, and after that I have some meetings, some appointments and my Mom flying in...yeesh, some break, huh? Anyone else having a...
  13. General Chat
    It's time to pack up the PC and head for Iowa! See y'all when I get back online!
  14. General Chat
    Man, the last two weeks have been wild, I will be so happy to see Saturday (I may do nothing but sleep).  First there was DH not getting his paychecks (friday a week ago) when he was suppose to so we had to pray that nothing we paid on line would go thru until the following Monday or Tuesday...
  15. General Chat
    It's been a bit crazy in the BlessedFamily household lately and I've not had much online time! I can't wait to get caught up on all that's been happening around here! :):comp:
  16. General Chat
    That's - uh - quite the avatar you have there sweetie!! My, my - it may be 36° but it's mighty warm all of a sudden!!
  17. Holidays-Special Occasions-Celebrations
    Well, with the boys and hubby all gone at work today, I decided to tackle some of the holiday tasks that needed done. So here is my list: ~Got ready and mailed off more Christmas cards and a birthday card. ~Wrapped, packaged up and mailed off my parents and brother's Christmas presents...
  18. Homesteading and gardening
    whew! I just got inside from planting. whew, am i ever beat! I planted my bleeding heart under "the ugly tree" (i will attatch a pic of this planting). and i planted 3 roses bushes. One in my front yard, one under ds's window and one climbing one under my living room window. (I chose to put...
  19. Homesteading and gardening
    What a huge job, but the ugly bush was dug out yesterday and the 2 trees (why on earth they put them where they did) are dug out now also. The beds are now ready for roses and lots of them. In front of the whole house will be roses and where my steps to the front entrance are, there will be...
  20. General Chat
    As some of you know from personal emails and PMs, dh and I have been facing a difficult decision. We have discovered our mortgage company has a policy of raising peoples rates at the end of their 2nd year. They raise them to the max allowed in the contract, which for us would raise our payments...
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