Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Almost Christmas!

Ok, it's not like I just don't have anything to talk about (I ALWAYS have something to talk about!) it's just that we've been so busy! This past weekend my son competed in his first public speech (Go Garry), Saturday brought our annual Christmas party, thank goodness my good friend held it at her house this year, Sunday was my husband's Christmas party for the kids, and another friend who's husband works with mine decided that we might as well go see the parade downtown Sunday eve. And Monday found us at Universal Studios to see the Macy's parade. Whew...I'm tired and we still have 8 more days til Christmas! Still, even though we were very busy, we had fun at each and every event.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Give a big THANK YOU!

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Santa's Tree Forest

Well today was the day for that we went out to get our tree. I totally get the whole fake tree thing, easy set up, no needles or sap, and those pre-lit ones, wow! However, I still love that real tree. Pine needles and all. So, for the 2nd year, we headed up to Santa's Tree Forest in Eustis. (Target was our tree farm, previously). My husband, who probably would much rather be home watching tv, dutifully went with us to share in the experience. Ok, not share in the experience, actually doing all the work. We hopped on the tractor's trailer, and headed out into the back lot where we let the kids pick out their favorite. Then he and Garry sawed down said tree. It is a little trunk, it really doesn't take that long. I'm sure he always wonders how our family traditions end up him doing all the work, and the rest of us cheering him on. That's what he gets for marrying me, ha ha. We played in the haystack, and the kids rode the ponies. All in all a great day!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Gingerbread Men

As the rice pours off the table onto the floor, and 3 children are simultaneously asking me questions, I again wonder why I started another craft project. The 4th has just discovered that he can climb just about anything (he came down the stairs this morning, apparently he figured how to crawl out of his crib), so I'm constantly trying to keep him off and the crafts on the table. So, we finished half of them tonight. (6 people, 6 gingerbread, of course!). I think they enjoyed themselves, I did after I put the mountain climber to bed. Garry even sewed one. Check 'em out...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


It's a well known fact around here that I have difficulty keeping up with my keys and other items. The kids are safe from getting lost being that they holler too much! So, when my friend showed up last night with this noisy little gadget, I had to laugh. I guess she figures if my keys holler, they are less likely to be lost! Thanks, Mary:)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Craft time

With the eldest away, and the littlest one asleep, me and the other 2 had a chance to play. With Thanksgiving coming up, we thought it would be fun to make some fun crafts. So here we are, outside, in the dark, with the flashlight looking for acorns. Ok, Shelby and I were looking for acorns; Bryce was looking for bugs. I hope he didn't find any and put in his pocket. I hate those kind of suprises!
1 hr later, the table full of beans and acorns, fingers sticky from glue, and kids smiling, we completed 2 acorn bracelets and 5 bean napkin holders. I didn't take into consideration how long the glue would take to dry for the napkin holders, but we had fun anyway:)

Saturday, November 15, 2008


If you weren't in Orlando today, you missed the biggest sale of the season. No, not at those big box stores, but in our front yard. Our subdivision was having a community garage sale, so we decided to get rid of some of the junk in our garage that we had packed up to move (it's been 6 months and we haven't even got the for sale sign up yet!). So my son and his friends manned the fort. Business had been a little slow, and I told the boys that anything left was going to Goodwill, and the less we had to move, the better. So these salesmen-in-training got out their cardboard signs and Crayola markers and went to town. They decided on a half price sale, a buy 2, get 1 free sale, and went around the neighborhood holding their signs and waving at potential customers to come our way. I don't know if they've made any profits, ya gotta love their industriousness! (Notice the 3erd!)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Found Camera!

Here's a couple of my quilt blocks. I have all but 2 finished. By next weekend I hope to have them finished and at least beginning the quilting process:) I'll keep you posted!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Good night

Another evening draws to a close. Sometimes during the day, I'll count down the hours til bedtime. You know those days, everybody's whiny, you're tired, and the evening seems so loooong. Well, not today. These days that go smoothly make up for that occasional long day. My hunny got up early to allow the guys in to replace the shower surround (yeah!). So we played games with the kids, watched Meet the Robinsons, and even got a nap in. Then my friends and their multiple children came over for dinner and an attempt at quilting (my friends, not the kids!). I've hidden the camera so well that even I couldn't find it to take a picture of the quilt, but it's coming right along. This particular baby blanket was started for my nephew (um, he's seven months now), but I hope to finish it before he enters college, LOL. Anyway, we have another date on the calendar before the month's out to work on it again. Maybe the camera will make an appearance by then so I can post my work of art!
Among the kids that came tonight was my eldest son's best friend. They have been buds since the first time they met, over 5 years ago. Back then, they referred to each other as "friend". I think it was a whole year before they learned each other's names. I suppose a name is not near as important as good friendship. I'm so thankful for these good friends my kids have. And of course, I'm thankful that my friends who keep calling in spite that I rarely return my phone calls! They all are just hopeful on the odd day that I might be able to hear the ringer, locate it, put it together (my son has dropped it so many times that it falls apart when I pick it up) and actually answer it. I must say, I sometimes wonder why they bother going to all that trouble to get together. Mmm, it must be that I cook the dinner every time:)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thanks, Big Gary:)

My cousin Gary flew in from California Sunday night. He stayed with us until today, when my mom picked him up. I have to give Gary kudos. He is 30 years my senior, and his 2+2 boys are well grown and out of the house. However, he did survive the time change, noise, the pulling of kids, and the hr long (VERY LONG) trip to Cocoa, all with a smile on his face. My kids rarely meet someone they don't climb, waller (sp?), and talk nonstop to. He was no exception. He was gracious enough to let my 11 yr old play with his beloved camcorder and camera. Big Gary even gave my son Garry pointers on how to take good pictures and movies. Very patient with all the questions, too. We sure love to see you come, Big Gary.
And to your beloved wife Diane, who we greatly miss, is forever in our hearts:)

In loving memory-Diane 1949-2008

Hawaii '05

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


When I don't use my recipe planner, it screws my entire week up. This past week, I haven't really done any shopping because I was out of town several days, so I've just been piecing dinners together every night. Tonight was no exception. However, one must always check the expiration dates!!! Now, mind you that I usually don't keep food for very long around here, I was quite suprised to open the salsa (the very mild kind that comes in the taco kits) and discovering that it was a yucky brown, circa 2006. Of course, I didn't discover this until after I had placed on enchiladas. So, not using my brain, I announced dinner was ruined and we headed to Boston Market. When we got back, I had a g-duh moment. Why didn't I just removed the insides and restart???? The only thing effected was the tortillas and I had plenty more. I even had enchilada sauce that could have replaced the salsa.... By that time, said dinner was under water and unusable. Sometimes I really miss my brain.
I had a fun afternoon with my 2 middle kids. I put the baby down to nap, and left my oldest to do his school. (Dad's home). We went on all my errands, picked out some Christmas decorations and even out to lunch for a pizza. They have so much to say! I think the kids had fun as well. Bryce head butting the Postman (he asked for it!) made for a great laugh, and we talked about everything we came into contact with. It's amazing that even just downsizing a couple of kids makes a huge difference. Aidan (baby) takes up so much time, I don't always get to sit down and chat with the others.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Home Again

I'm home. Tired. We went to my cousin's wedding Saturday, where my daughter was a flower girl (pictures to follow). My daughter is in love with weddings. The gifts, the dress, and of course, the dancing. She danced from the time the music started, until it ended, 3 hrs later. AND THEN she helped dismantling the decorations. We didn't get into the van until 11pm. There she did tell me she was "pretending" to be tired! LOL, I was way past pretending...
So here we are, home again. For a least a couple of days! I cannot believe the holidays are fast approaching. I think the calendar is already full, and we're just barely into November. I can't wait to decorate. I really do love Christmas!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Enjoying the cool

Ok, I know. In any other part of the country, 79 wouldn't be considered cool. But, being that we are in central FL, it's great! I have had the a/c shut off for the past couple of days, and the back door is always open. Really, I'm not for the cold. However, I do love this weather, and look forward to at least a couple of days of using the fireplace (don't laugh, we turn down the air to use it some years)!
The kids have been taking great advantage of the great outdoors, playing (and digging) in the dirt. On the down side, it does require several baths per kid per day-and my floors do stay on the sandier side (yuck), but they do enjoy it and one day I'll have clean floors and no laughter, hugs or small voices saying "I love you". Extra floor mopping and triple baths are ok in my book.

My hunny and I went to Daytona yesterday for Biketoberfest. I must admit, riding on a bike is just not near as fun as it used to be. My thighs hurt today (maybe a sign that I need to exercise more!), and more and more people are idiots on the road, both car and motocycle drivers. While I'm happy my other half has his dream toy, I do pray daily that he gets tired of it and maybe buys a they make one that holds six??! We were able to have dinner with my sis and her husband, and that was worth the very NOT fun trip over. Mmm, how long can this faze of his life last?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Time flies:)

I can't believe it's been so long since my last blog. I am in front of the computer every day, but it seems really difficult to actually put something into words. It's just easier reading about someone elses life:) We have had a very busy month, still what excuse is that?!?
For starters, the week before we left to go to our family reunion: TS Fay came to town and blew enough rain our way to make our roof leak (new roof needed). Microwave died.
Went on our trip, on the way home our car transmission died (replaced it just 2 yrs ago), got home, sink disposal died, son got 3 stitches (of course, the same son who always makes trips to er!), and a/c died (thanks, Uncle Steve for fixing it!).
It's all good though-- God worked it out; insurance paid for the roof, Aamco cut our bill in half and replaced the transmission, and B-boy's stitches were out in a week. My in-laws were gracious enough to replace our microwave, and my now handy-dandy hubby replaced the disposal. Back on track again!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Quiet time

It's midnight here, and I should be heading to bed, really, I should. A small child will be up before I know it asking for breakfast, and another will want a bottle. So why am I still up?
Because it's quiet! I can watch a movie and actually hear it (Stardust is playing), type on the computer without little hands helping, and a multitude of other mommy stuff. I'm trying to do it all at the same time:) Don't get me wrong, I do love my kids, but there really is something wonderful about the quietness of the house at night. If I could just get away without sleeping at all, I could have the best of both worlds. However, I do realize that all I want is a couple of hours. Any more than that, I can't stand. I sure am not looking forward to the day when there will be no one bounding down the stairs, chasing each other and laughing. Hopefully, it will work out that my oldest will bring me a new one by the time the youngest leaves (yikes!) home. It seems like so far away, yet I know that it's right around the corner.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Works for me Wednesday

Rocks in My Dryer has a Works for me Wednesday. So heres mine.
I've had sick kids...seems each one has been sick a long time, but one at a time (with the exception of the weekend when we had to travel, of course!). And earaches often accompany runny noses & croupy eyes. My solution? Sweet oil! You can find it in the pharmacy (olive oil works if you don't have any) and you put it on a cotton ball, I like to heat it for about 10 seconds, and put it in the ear. A bit greasy, but usually within a day or two earaches are gone. Why does this work? I dunno. Mom, any ideas???

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

No Posts

Posting has been far and few between this past week. Sick kids, traveling (with sick kids) and other whatnot has kept me busy and away from the computer. I'm now home, minus 2 kids, and it's quiet around here! I've been able to sleep in every day until at least 9am, dinner has been easy, went out to dinner last night & hubby cooked on grill tonight, and the next 2 nights are just me and 1 1/2 kids. Of course with it being so quiet, I should have gotten lots more done (house wise). Well, we did kid wise! My daughter and I have made puppets, read stories, went to see Kung Fu Panda, & general laying around. I feel like such a bum! I do miss my boys though. I know they are having a good time at Gma's and Papa's, and I'm happy for them. Looking forward to the weekend when we head down and pick them up. Wonder if they miss us any?!?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

What will they be?

My kids. I love them, of course. But I think about their future, their spouses (when they grow up), and so on. What will the world be like when the get big? I think about their personalities now and can only imagine. Really the only thing that I've got going for me is praying. According to God's word, if I train up a child the way he should go, he will not depart. Wow, I think that's a great promise. I guess, though, day to day it's up to me. Hugging, instructing, disciplining, etc... I do feel some days I missed too much. (I have got to turn off the computer!). Here they are 11, 4,3 and 8 mo. Tomorrow they'll be gone. <>
I came across these verses while surfing this morning. Thanks to Mother-Wit for listing these verses to pray over my kids:

1. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;I will guide you with My eye.Psalm 32:8

2. For the mountains shall depart And the hills be removed, But My kindness shall not depart from you, Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” Says the LORD, who has mercy on you.Isaiah 54:10

3. It is God who arms me with strength,And makes my way perfect.Psalm 18:32

4. Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your law;Indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart.Psalm 119:34

5. Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.Joshua 1:7

6. The LORD knows the days of the upright,And their inheritance shall be forever.Psalm 37:18

7. The LORD is gracious and full of compassion,Slow to anger and great in mercy.Psalm 145:8

8. Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
9. But certainly God has heard me;He has attended to the voice of my prayer.Psalm 66:19

10. For He shall give His angels charge over you,To keep you in all your ways.Psalm 91:11

11. Behold, I will bring it health and healing;I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.Jeremiah 33:6

12. Trust in the LORD, and do good;Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.Psalm 37:3

13. Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;Philippians 1:6

Monday, June 9, 2008

Family Circus

I have that little boy from the Family Circus. You know, the little boy that roams all over the yard back and forth, at least a 1000 steps, and when mom calls him in and asks what he's been doing all day, he says nothing?!? Yup, him. He has shaggy blond hair, beautiful brown eyes, and a great smile (he uses it to get him out of trouble!!). As I was reading the funnies yesterday, there was the Family Circus. There was the boy(picture to left), coloring on the walls, scaring his little brother (in our case, making him laugh harder), banging on the pots and singing, climbing up to get cookies out of the jar (he did this the night before last), and hitting his sister on the head with a ball. Grandma says to him, "You're being a real handful today", to which Jeffy replies, "No, Grandma, I'm only 3, I won't be a real handful 'til I'm five!" Yikes!!! Will I (or he) survive to 5?!? I'm sure the neighbors only think we have 1 child as his is usually the only one I call to --get down, stop jumping, stay off your brother/sister, turn off the water, no, you can't slingshoot your brother across the yard! I do love that little stinker though!
On another note, I didn't spend any money today. Not for a lack of wanting, though. Personally I would prefer NOT to pay the house payment and go shopping instead....the practical side so far took over though, and I didn't go.
Looking for something sweet but not much in the kitchen? I made these tonight for dessert for my/neighborhood kids. My mom use to make these for us. Quick to fix, and hits that sugar spot.
Flour tortillas
Veg oil
Powdered sugar
(I didn't say healthy!)

Heat the oil over med heat. If desired, cut tortillas into smaller shape (I usually cut in quarters). Fry tortillas till brown, both sides. Rub butter on 1st side, sprinkle w/powdered sugar. Turn and repeat.

Saturday, June 7, 2008


Well, the best laid plans....gone bad. My daughter, got sick after we got to my friend's house (she was to watch them). Yucky eyes, fever and overall sluggishness. So, after visiting with friend, me and hunny loaded up 3 of the 4 (4 stayed to spend the night with her son), and came home. We watched Juno instead. Good movie, although I'm afraid that's how life must really be like out there! Daughter's feeling better today, and is excited about going to Seaworld tomorrow. I spent the last of my grocery money + some at Publix. I am really trying hard to stay under $100, how do those that do it for $40 a week do it????? I was over by $18. I did have to buy formula since the nursery forgot to put it back in my bag last Sunday. I'll get it tomorrow, and I should be good for the next couple of weeks. I guess I'd better get back to life, I have a french toast to put in the fridge and floor to mop. BTW---I love this recipe, I prepare it the night before, get up and put it in the oven. Try it sometime!

Overnight French Toast II
2 tablespoons corn syrup
1/2 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 (1 pound) loaf French bread, sliced
5 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt

Combine the corn syrup , butter, and brown sugar in a small saucepan and simmer until the sugar has melted. Pour this mixture over the bottom of a greased 9x13 inch casserole dish.
Place the bread slices over the sugar-butter mixture in the dish. In a bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and salt; pour this mixture over the bread. Cover the dish and let it stand in the refrigerator overnight.
The next morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Uncover the pan and bake for 45 minutes. Serve while hot or warm or the French toast will harden in the pan. It can be reheated. (compliments of

Friday, June 6, 2008

It's Friday!

WooHoo! Payday....too bad I already spent all of it. I did save enough to go see a movie and dinner at Tijuana Flats. If you have one nearby but haven't tried it, give it a go! They have very yummy food, cool decor, and of course they are well known for their hot sauces (My fave is Slap my Ass and Call Me Sally). I do love Tex-Mex food anyway. Then off to the dollar theater for a flick. We heart our dollar theater! Clean, family friendly, and good popcorn. My fam of 6 has gone many times for under $20--and that includes: tix, popcorn, drinks and candy. You can't beat that! Tonight it's just me and my hunny though. We were unable to go on my birthday/Mother's day due to a sick kid. Every mom needs a date night at least once a month. Where do you go?
On another note, I did go grocery shopping last night. At least, I tried to go grocery shopping. 4 hungry, unhappy children accompanied me, and our trip was cut short. I knew better, but I tried to go anyway. Oh well, thank goodness for my grocery list/menu. I was able to get about 70% of what I needed and didn't pick up anything extra that was not on my list...AND I dilligently used all my coupons, saving $12:)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Debt Goal

How do you like my debt reducing graph? It will be staring at me in the face from now on....might keep me on track.
This is actually our second goal, over the past year and half we've paid off over $20,000 (WooHoo!). This is the last of our debt except for car/house. Of those 2, we should have car paid off by early 2010. It's a Honda, so I'm betting it to last at least another 100,000 miles. No, this goal is for my hubby's 2nd (?) love, a Harley. Now, it's not a new fad he's got in mind, we've had bikes around here for many years. His last bike was sold several years ago since we were having lots more kids, and he had a lack of time to ride! So here we go again, our goal to pay off this old debt before we purchase the bike. If all goes ok, debt should be paid off and the bike paid for. I'm trying, really! Today I did NOT go out to dinner as I would normally would on shopping day. I went to the grocery store and then came home to eat dinner. It was a struggle! I'm pretty sure Sonny's was calling my name! On the plus side, I received a check in the mail from a mystery shop I did. is one of my faves, and they pay on time! Check them out when you get a chance.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Summer Fun!

School's out (kinda, sorta, we homeschool year round), but my children's friends are out. We always are looking for something to entertain ourselves with. Our local AMC (check yours here) is not hosting free movies close by:(, but our Regal theaters are showing movies all summer long! Regal Cinemas. We of course will be using our season passes to a local water park, LIBRARY, and we'll make use of free days at the museums. What do you do this summer? At home or out, I want to know! I'm always up for new ideas....

Time for bed (I wish)

It's 9:30, and one of 4+1 friend staying over are asleep. I feel I'm about at my limit, so here I am for some quiet time. Before I head to bed I still want to walk a mile on the treadmill, clean up the kitchen sink (yes, Flylady), make cookies for the park tomorrow, and 2 loads of laundry. Wow, I didn't think I had that much to do until I wrote it all down! On a fun note, I think I've got my CVS order all planned out for tomorrow. It does involve several different orders, but I think I will make out. Probably not as well as those seasoned pros, but not too shabby for a newbie. I'll post pictures as soon as I get them.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Welcome to June!

It's June already! How did that happen? I really should get started in putting some money back for Christmas. It will be there before I know it! (ugh). Not that I don't love Christmas, it is my fave time of year. However, with 4 kids (and 1 large adult kid), numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and whatnot, the tab for Christmas adds up quickly. And we even play the white elephant game on my side of the family so it cuts down dramatically on my wallet. I did read somewhere that the average family spends about 800 at Christmas. I would be estatic to spend that! I actually don't know of anybody that spends that amount!?!
Anyway, it's a new month, and a new chance to stay on budget, on course, this month. I was all excited to get the paper today (new coupons, woo hoo!), and check out the new ads. I'm on the search for low cost drinks and snacks for an upcoming reunion. I'm still trying to figure out how many drinks I need for 55-60 people for 2 days!
I think I found my first good deal. Walgreens has their sodas on sale for 4/11, and you get 3 register rewards back. If I go back and use my 3 rewards, it will be $2 ea. That's better than most I've seen yet. If you've got any good deals, would you pass it on?
BTW-for great CVS deals, check out Money Saving Mom. Get the most bang for your buck!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Shopping tab

I have seen several people have a No Shop day, and have tried such myself, however, to no avail. Yesterday I was out of formula and today I was out of diapers. Now today would normally be my grocery shopping day, but my son had a birthday party to go to and the drive there is almost an hour away. So in order to make it in time, there was no time for that fun grocery shopping day....I do have enough on hand to make it to Monday, yeah, since I HATE grocery shopping on the weekends. Of course, I did run out of diapers, so I had to shop today, and thanks to Walgreens sale, I stocked up on Huggies.
I bought 3 packs of huggies @ 9.54 ea 28.62
less 10 off 30 (I bought scotch tape to bring it up to 30) & $4.00 manuf. coupon =14.62
plus I have my rebate of $5 from huggies ready to go in the mail...
Grand total for 3 packages of diapers (2 sets of size 3, 1 of size 4, 116 diapers in all)....
$9.62 plus tax!!! That's .08 a diaper each!
Do I seem overly excited??? Such is life of a MOM!
So, I will wait until Tues of next week and see if I can make it at least 2-3 days of NO SHOP. Do you do this? How do you keep from it? I am always looking for great ideas to entertain my zoo...

If you haven't seen Miss Potter yet, put it on your Netflix list. Sweet story:)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Online Surfing

Well, it's another morning in Paradise. I do love living in Florida, we're heading out now to go swimming and have a picnic for the day. Of course, before I go, I must surf! Online of course. We are going on vacation this fall and I'm trying to see how much I can earn from stuff online vs paying out of pocket. So far I've found tickets to a park we're going to for about 1/2 price on eBay, close to earning a $50 gc from Mypoints, and I just discovered InboxDollars. I'm up to $6 already and I've only been signed up for about 3 days.. I think I'll keep a log and see how I do online and mystery shopping (I only go to places VERY close to my house do to high gas prices). Sign up at or today and earn free money with me!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

New Baby Smell

There's nothing like it! My sis-in-law brought over their new baby girl, a whole 14 days old. I got to hold her all evening, well worth missing dinner over. It's not like I don't have a whole slew of kids, but there's nothing like that new baby smell. So soft and sweet, and their worst cry is minor compared to the 11 yr old hollerin' to the 3 year old!
Since we're on the subject of babies, I love Huggies diapers and wipes. I usually buy the 360 wipes from Wal-Mart for 8.97, hopefully less with a coupon, but does anyone know of someplace else with a better deal? With 2 still in diapers/pull-ups, we do go thru a lot of them.....

PS---thanks to all for keeping me in line. I balanced my checkbook tonight.

Dinner Ahead!

My kids just got up from the breakfast table (blueberry pancakes, yummy), and already they are asking about dinner. Being the scatterbrain that I am, I love Donna Young Printables. They're FREE, easy to use, and they keep me in line. Some days of homeschooling rob me of what little brain cells I have left, and I the thought of dinner makes me grumpy. However, when my menu board is up I just have to see what I'm fixing and I get get my act together for the day. I put it in a page protector and use a dry erase marker. It has reduced our eating out ALOT---We were going out at least 7-10 meals a week. Blows that budget I created. And since we are eating home more, I get to make some of the more expensive meals that I love but didn't buy because of the cost. My kids are little enough at this point they love to eat at the "Little Diner" (our dining room). I light candles, bring out the fancy napkins, and put some great background music on. I do have to clean up, but usually everybody helps.

It's morning:(

Well, night came and went with just a small amount of sleep gotten. I've moved the final little boy upstairs to his room, (he's been sleeping in our room in a little crib), and he's not happy about it! I've not slept all night long in many years, wonder what it's like?!?

On another note, I can't stop spending! HELP!!!! It's always for great deals, but how great can it be when I'm spending the phone bill?!? We've done so well this past year paying off credit cards (I miss the reckless spending, but not the bill) and we are heading in the right direction, but in the last 3 or 4 months, I've not been balancing my checkbook daily. I hereby swear to balance daily......that is, now that you are out there holding me accountable!!!
PS--the only smart thing I've been doing is funding my Prosper account. That small amount of money I would have blown is actually drawing interest, and helping another out...what more can one ask!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I'm a virgin...

That is, to blogging! I read random people blogs every night and I think it's time to start my own!
My life entails:
One handsome husband
4 beautiful and busy children
Saving money (or do I mean spending money??)
and of course, living the good life in Sunny Florida.
I think that's it for tonight. I will post random thoughts tomorrow.