Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A little about me!

Good evening! I'm sorry I've been MIA for the last 8 days. I am getting my kids ready to go back to school, yay! My youngest, E, has is turning 6 on the 16th. So I am preparing for that day and she is so hard to buy for. I revamped my craft room. I also had my 9 year wedding anniversary. And lastly, I am nursing my back till I can go to my Dr and schedule my SI injection. With that being said, I've been a little busy. And the next couple weeks don't get any better. I will try to keep up the blog, but I make no promises, LOL!

Here's some humor for you. While having a dinner of hot wings and fries from a local restaurant with my family tonight, "E" says to me, "This is a fossil, because bones are fossils, Mom" as she shakes a chicken bone at me. When did kindergarten graduates get so smart? The only thing I remember learning in Kindergarten is circle, snack and nap time. I look at my oldest, "A" and she never learned things like that. They weren't even teaching reading or math back then, but my "E" learned these things in kindergarten. I wonder if we are pushing or rushing our children too much and not letting them be kids. God knows that we are adults for far too long and not long enough being a kid.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Does this happen to anyone else?

In today's economy we all know cash is king and we need to watch our money. I remember watching my Mother clip coupons, only buying what was on her list and a food budget of $75.00 weekly. My Mom is a saver and thrifty by nature. I, however, am not a saver, but I am very cheap when it comes to needs. I am not cheap when it comes to wants, that is a work in progress, sorry Mom! I try real hard at using coupons, I subscribe to the newspaper and clip them (occasionally). I bought a entertainment book. I am a subscriber to websites for tips on money savers. I collect mailed circulars and coupons. With that be said....I took my oldest, "A", to Target to pickup some things for school. Do you think I took the time to rifle thru my vast stack of coupons? No, I didn't think there was a need to for the things I was buying. Besides, I got almost everything on sale. So this morning, as I battle my stacks of circulars to ready myself for the 2 hour trip to the grocery store (I could shave 45 minutes off my time if I didn't have those darn coupons!) which by chance did save me over $75.00 this week-yay me! I find 2-$1.00 coupons on 2 of the things I bought and another $5.00 coupon, if you spent $50.00, ugh! I am lucky, Target is very good about adjusting my receipts for forgotten coupons. (I know this because this very thing has happened a few times before, sigh!) So, I ask in a very wordy way...does this happen to anyone else? Thanks for hanging in while I tried to get to the explanation of my original question. Have a nice relaxing Sunday, if you can!