Friday, May 30, 2014

Hello!  Karen here.   WOW!  I have not been here in a long time.  Did not plant a garden this year, because David's tiller does not work.  His lawnmower does not work either.  He has been using the pushmower, but he  can't do that all summer, because he has a health issue that needs to be taken care of.

I have kind of fallen off the frugal wagon, LOL.  need to start doing better, because we still have money issues, and alot of bills to pay that we don't have money for.  Hopefully one day we can pay off all our bills, but that may take a long time to do.

I hope all has a Blessed weekend.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Hello!  We are seeing snow showers today.  I love to watch it snow, but I am so ready for spring to arrive.  Yesterday it was 60 degrees and today snow.  I would rather see the warm weather here to stay.

A few weeks ago a friend gave us a big box of meat which we were thankful for.  I have already made some chili with it.  I am thankful for anything anyone gives us.  Hubby was cut back more at work now.  He only works 24-1/2 hours now.  Still has no benefits except some part-time insurance.
He is still looking for another part-time job to make extra money, but keeps getting turned down.  I know something will come along soon.  Our 18 year old daughter is also looking for a part-time job, but no luck yet.

  Well I hope everyone has a blessed weekend.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Another School Year

Well school started yesterday and everything went well for Amy. She is in her junior year of highschool, where has the time gone. On the first day of school all the students bring home papers to parents to look over and sign, I call that parents homework. There was a paper about School Nutrition and I looked over it and was shocked how much lunches cost. Lunch each day for a student is $2.50, so I told her she will be taking her lunch again this year. Amy says the lunches at school is not good anyway. I can remember when I was in school the school lunches were really good. When Amy was in elementary school, I would go eat lunch with her and the lunches then were good, but by the time she got into the 4th grade, the lunches started getting awful. Things are getting higher anyway. it seems like everytime I turn around, Amy needs money for something at school. I hope she don't have to have much money this year for something at school, because I don't know where it's going to come from. Living on a 28 hour a week paycheck is hard right now. Oh well, hopefully it will get better soon.
Until next time.

Friday, July 15, 2011


It has been a long time since I have posted on here. Summer is going well. My husband is still working his 28 hours a week, so not much has changed there in that area. Our garden is not doing as well as we would like, but have got a few things out of it. We have got cucumbers and squash and now we are getting a few greenbeans out of it. Fresh vegetables are great.
In June the little girl I was keeping has left me, because of her moms schedule. She will be starting kindergarten in August anyway. It is kind of strange not having any little ones running around here. I had both her and her sister since they were little babies, that was for about 6 years. I am missing them already. Everyone says I need to get some more children to keep, but I am taking a break right now. I need to clean and organize my house right now, since I have the time. Some days I don't get much done because of motivation.
Well until next time, whenever that will be. LOL! Have a great summer.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Another Beautiful Day

Today is going to be another beautiful day. It will not be as hot as yesterday. It was in the low 80's yesterday and today it will be 67. We have our birdfeeders filled up and of course the squirrels love getting on them and eating the seed. This morning I saw 2 yellow finches, the first 2 this year already. I think those are my favorite bird to watch besides the big woodpeckers we have about everyday. It is wonderful to watch God's creatures.
God Is So Good. Have a wonderful rest of the week.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

It's Been A Long Time

It's been a long time since I have posted anything on here. It seems like everything happens at once. I have still been going through some stress. In Feb. our computer went down and just got it up and running last week. Our harddrive was bad. Also one Sunday morning right before my husband left for work the hot water heater busted, so we had to turn the hot water off and got our neighbor over here to look at it and he said it was gone. We had to buy a new one and our neighbor put it in for us. We still can't use our dryer, so we will have to buy another one. I have been hanging up clothes around the house and I also have one of those wooden drying racks, which comes in handy. They say when it rains it pours.
David is still working 28 hours a week and the insurance he has is no good. It will not pay for certain things. I am paying about a little over 160.00 for Amy's medicine, because that's one thing the insurance will not pay for. Our dentist is not under that insurance plan which we don't like that either, because we love going to that dentist and David does not want to change. I hope things will get better.
I hope everyone has a great week.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Day after Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with their families. We went to my aunt and uncles house and we had a houseful and alot of food. My mom has 1 sister and 7 brothers, so you can imagine all the food we have.
Ok black friday is not my thing. I would rather be in my bed at 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning than standing in line somewhere freezing in the cold. Don't get me wrong I love a good bargain, but not on black friday. I will go find my bargains after black friday is over. I still have quite a bit of shopping to do yet. Hopefully I get it done soon.

Have A Blessed Weekend