Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Back to budget basics

I was looking over the USDA's website about food budgets and decided that I am going to see how I stack up for a month.  I KNOW I spend less a month than what they consider "thrifty" but I would like to see just how much!

The latest month that the USDA has online is for the month of May.  For my current family of DH, myself, our 23 year old daughter whose is due to have a baby any day now, our 12 year old son, and 10 year old daughter. Per the site, our monthly budget should be $738.43.  I spend no where near that.  I might push near $400 some months, but most months are closer to $350.

I am going to keep track of my grocery costs for July (I had planned to in June, but forgot.) so that I can see how much of a difference there is in our numbers.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

How does your garden grow?

This year, we have tomatoes, peppers (bell and jalapeno), squash (three varieties), cukes and green beans.

I was working in it yesterday, weeding with one of my all time favorite tools:

My stirrup gets through weeds like they were BUTTER! LOL

Friday, June 24, 2011

Why do I let this kind of thing bother me???

I post on a mother's board on a semi-regular basis, and something that I have noticed is this:

Why do people who have relatives that watch their children (at no charge) get upset when those relatives pray in front of their children???

I have seen this on several occasions and again just recently.  This last incident was a woman that is pagan and was upset that her MIL says a blessing before meals when her daughter is there.  How dare that woman not change her whole belief system in her OWN home because her DIL does not believe in Christianity. (note the sarcasm)

This woman even mentioned that this is the only time she seems to "force" her views on her daughter, but feels she is being disrespected.

My feelings..... If you don't want your MIL "corrupting" your daughter..... then find someone else to watch her for you.  Of course, it will involve having to pay for their services, but if you are paying for a service, you have more room to choose what your child is exposed to and not in their care!

Okay..... rant over. :-)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Things are moving along.....

Second week of summer break is almost over, and not much has been happening.

Jen is almost 39 weeks along, so we are just waiting for baby Riley to get here.

My classes are going along just fine so far, so I am happy with that.

Will post again soon.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Second day of summer vacation

So far, so good. LOL

Cleaned some more today.  Ran some errands and did some laundry.

Kids still alive.... so all is good! :-D

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Ick.... almost 10 days since last post!

End of the school year busyness!

Tomorrow is the last day of school, and I have alot of stuff going on.

I will be back to blogging seriously next week.

I plan to blog about our garden and other home stuff.

Til then!