I think I am going to ask my neighbor about carpooling to BJs. She isn't all that interested in money but if I can get her to do it it will save us a bit each week, and that will come in handy. Course it means one less trip out of the house for me everyother week, but I suppose I can sacrifice. (her car wont fit us all, niether will ours, so if she drove I would go, if DH drove he would, no kids)
Archive for March, 2005
Tommorrow DH is going to the dentist which should be 100% covered, and we are going to get pictures at walmart should come to around 15$ basic package plus the disk. Though I am debating not geting the disk and just scanning the picture in, the disk always screws up black as dark red anyway. Then at some point we need to get some groceries, and I have to feed the inlaws again, I am not sure when they are comming over, they said Thursday because DH is off but they have to babysit the cousis first (don't get me started on that one)
We went to target and got next years easter stuff for the cousins and grandma. And I thought to myself, why not for our kids, reason, no junky toys for mine! I don't want to have to clean them out in a couple months! Anyway we have to store the stuff for the year but we have to store the baskets and the stuff fits nicly inside. It was a total of 11$ for 4 kids and one grandma. Not to bad.
I also talked to my DH about the whole, one for everyone, and I am not going to go that route with mine, some things like shoes you gotta have one each, some like toys nope no way am I going to do that. What about the next kid and the one after? Suppose I do continue at my rate of birthing and end up with a huge family, am I going to have to find room to store 6 (or worse) of everything! Just not happening here, my kids will have to share.
I recently went to a house, they have STUFF! New stuff, old stuff, expensive stuff, cheap stuf. You name it they have it! I was a bit green at some of it, but I also was a bit irritated at the STUFF everywhere. I am not a neat freak but I do get irritated at having to tell my preschooler and toddler NO at every turn because of stuff, and I am a bit like my son, I get sicker in dirtier houses (which explains why I was sick for 3 years straight before I learned how to keep house moderatly well, thanks flylady) Anyway, the Green part is wondering how on earth they got all that stuff! and the neat part is wondering what is the point of having it, there is, as one guy there said, nowhere near enough time to check it all out!
BTW I just realized, I sort of have a preschooler! I mean I have been doing schoolwork with him (he asks for it) and all, but he will be 3, 3 is a preschooler, not a toddler!
Unfortunatly I got two sick kids for easter
Well there is good news and bad news about inlaws, First the good news, they always come bearing gifts, I know that is so rude of me to care, but we can use the loot . And I am looking forward to seeing what the kids get for summer clothes, DMIL loves to shop and she always has lots of cute stuff for the kids, ok so some of it is pretty not so cute, but most is cool.
The bad news, we have to go to DBILs for Easter dinner, now that might not seem to bad, but cranky toddlers waiting for dinner in a house that qualifies as the opposite of baby proofed is really, really stressful, and I can't just have them here, cause they have their inlaws staying with them and I don't actually have room for them much less them and the grandparents and the BIlsBIL. Sorry that is just funny to type .
So we had to go buy eggs to dye, just had too. Sorry CC bill gotta dye eggs. while we were out of course we bought some milk and DS read a book about fruits and vegetables and wanted to buy some hukkleberries, I have no idea where to find such a thing, but blueberries, blackberries and rasberries were on sale at the grocery store, so we got some of them for him to try (well he has already tried them, but didn't like them) Both kids loved them all (this time).
Then we had salad for dinner, DH says he is out of dressing, of course he didn't remember this at the store, so he says he will stop after work today and eat the leftover for lunch Saturday, I told him I would eat the salad, we just had the conversation about how we drive to much as it is!
It is all about the attitude and I havn't had a very good one these past two days.
First I got stuck sleeping on the floor last night (DD peed in my bed). And I am now ready to be thankful for my memory foam, It isn't too comfy, it hurts worse than my old bed, BUT It has the floor beat by a mile!
Then I realized that if I give myself permission to buy something, later, I tend to find a temporary solution, that generaly works out just fine. And I don't have to go buy anything. . Unfortunatly that will not work for dying eggs, I have to go get real eggs.
And to top it all off, Even if I do have to spend the next 10 or 15 years paying off my CC, I got the CC that big, and I certainly can go pay it off. Course it would help if it would stop growing.
DO I need a phone? could I talk DH into getting rid of it if I wanted too?
The last few times I used the phone were to :
-talk to my mother, really she does have email.
-call the insurance company, is an 800 number so I could have borrowed a neighbors, but it was about 2 hours.
-called DH to see why he wasn't home, left a message, he was on his way already
the next few times I anticipate using it will be for more of the same. Plus calling frineds in PGH, longdistance even from my MILs house.
So I guess the answer is not exactly, and doubt it.
According to my crossword book a God send is an unepected blessing. Well I could use one right now, but funny I havn't exacly asked for one. I mean this might sound more religious than money related but isn't it rude of me to ask God to fix my money troubles, when I don't give Him any?
K so aside from the vices I don't consder vices, like kids. I am at the end of my cutting rope. I have cable internet and hot showers, and using my dryer. That seems to be it. I could attack the grocery budget better than I did yesterday, but realy The most expensive thing was chicken, and I can't go vegetarian. (cravings) So I don't think I really overspent on any one thing, I just bought a lot of things. I guess the cheerios were prolly expensive, but a really perfect breakfast.
Wonder how long it takes to wash below the bottom hair in a cold shower?
Sunday, DH is home, we went to the store, yeah! but we bought everything we need. But umm boy was it a lot of money. I mean a lot! of money, a whole lot of money. And I can't even say it will keep us for awhile. And we left the eggs in the car, so we have no eggs for me to color for easter, and no eggs to bajke with and no eggs for eating. REally not happy about the eggs.
OH and I bought a chicken cheap about 2 something for the whole thing, but I got it home to cook it and the stupid thing was green on the inside and part of the skin, and part of the skin was brownish, really not fresh chicken looking. Not cool.
Games Night is my favrite night, I love playing games, but I am soooo tired. Thanks to Kashi's link I will be making white chili, and last night we had the lasagna spinach stuf (think hamburger helper version of lasagna, cept it tasted better.
Now I just have to go finish cleaning the house, I could prolly get it done in abut 30 minutes, so the hard partis starting . Maybe after some leftover lasagna .
K I really am not so brok that I can't aford food, but I am stupid enough that we are out of carbohydrates, and we are not atkins followers. So I am left with half a loaf of bread and some flour to make it till sunday! I have no idea what is for dinner.
VOOM is from Dr seuss 'the cat in the hat comes back'
Ok so the two shows I actually go out of my way to watch are LOST and ALIAS, they come on right after another or I prolly wouldn't watch Alias. But the terrible thing is that WifeSwap comes on right after Alias, and that is a train wreck. Fortunatly my husband is there to step in front of the screen and rescue me, but last night I was busy yelling at the screen so he left me there a bit longer than normal.
They had a workaholic mom and a treehouse mom. Now there is nothing wrong with a mother working, sombody has to bring home the bacon, And there is nothing wrong with a stay home mom, somebody has to watch the kids, and my vote is for a family person. BUT I was irritated at the stay home mom, because my role is not to 'keep everyone happy' I am not a paid entertainer, I love my family and we all find ways to stay happy together. I am not a Washerwoman, we share the laundry responsibilities in my house. I am not a Short order cook, we share the fun and work of food around here, I am not a ...well you get the picture, I know they prolly go out of there way to edit the wives extream, and they hunt up the more extream, but I still get so irritated at it. (and I really hould go look up how to spell extream)
So why is this titled VOOM? Cause the world needs more VOOM Voices Of Opposing Moderation. There is nothing wrong with disagreeing, but I have no idea why people see so much of the world in black or white, how about some shades of grey? There are a lot of shades of grey and you can still get into a debate about things within the grey. So I think it would still sell, but prolly not as much as the extream stuff.
Anyway I would be interested in lots of moderate ideas on lots of troubles. How about instead of hearing how you have to either ship your kids off for 6 hours a day or refuse to teach them at all, how about some reasonable alternatives? For the most part I can teach my own, but eventually I will run out of knowledge to share, what do I do then?
Generally in America the only option left is to ship them off to school. If I can teach my kid to read and do math in under an hour every day, why do I want to suddenly dump them in 6 or more hours when I run out of knowledge? My only hope is they will be total self learners or that I can teach my old self some new tricks by then. But I really wish there were more teachers willing to teach in the home, instead of wasting 6 or more hours. (No insult intended to any mass school teachers, of course you need 6 hours when you have 30 kids)
Last night while not sleeping I had another thought that was interesting about money, but I forgot it when I finally fell aleep. Sigh, I really did consider getting to write it down, but I wasn't that awake. Least it was interesting to me .
In my crossword book, needs and wants are interchangable. Soemhow this seems to be anti savings.