Archive for the 'Blurbs' Category

Running Through the List

I listed a handful of changes we went through that affected our finances over the past couple of years. The husband got a commission in the military (ie he is now an officer vs being enlisted). We moved (four times!). The kids and I moved in with my Mom as the husband is overseas. We [...]

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

Start 2010 Off Right

photo credit: xtino Happy New Year! I plan on getting this new decade started off on the right foot! I’ve been doing a good job financially for the past eight months or so and figure I need to get back into documenting it so I can be held more accountable. 2008 and 2009 brought a [...]

Friday, January 1st, 2010

No Spending Money

I’ve talked about my temptation with staying away from online shopping – and I’m proud to say I am still staying away. Anytime I get the urge to buy something I go cleanup a spot in my house. Purging as we get ready for a move is a great reminder to not add to the [...]

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Overseas Screening

I talked to the medical guy about overseas screening today, he was very helpful even if we couldn’t make any appointments just yet. I am relieved to find out nothing will take very long. I think my husband has most of his started as they have to keep up their medical stuff in the first [...]

Friday, November 9th, 2007


I’ve been having a hard time staying away from temptation lately. I have what I call a stock of workbooks and curriculum ideas for the kids for homeschooling. I did get them all on sale or clearance but nonetheless, it’s enough to last us. That doesn’t stop me from browsing Amazon for new books or [...]

Thursday, October 18th, 2007


Our baby died last week. We are doing okay. My Mom was here when he passed and I am so glad she was able to be. Work is working with my husband and he will start a day job for a short time. I’m around and online kind of but dealing with money issues isn’t [...]

Friday, September 28th, 2007


When baby problems happen, life seems to take a break. It can stop for some people and it almost did for us during the past couple of weeks. We’ve had a couple of dr appointments lately and a handful of issues came up. We have another appointment in a couple of days and more answers [...]

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Great Neighbors

Just as I am complaining about the neighbors dogs barking like mad every time they are outside, my neighbor on the other side of us is mowing their – and our! – lawn. For the past few months we’ve all been sharing lawn mowing. My husband has been trying to fit in working out whenever [...]

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

Around the House: Bathrooms

On to the bathrooms! We have three bathrooms to worry about. And each of them need something! In one the kids tore down the towel bar next to the sink. I’m okay with that because they basically tore the screws straight out of the wall and I wanted to put a round towel hanger up. [...]

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Around the house: Kitchen

Since we may be moving by the end of the year, I’ve been going from room to room writing down what we need to do either to fix something or improve it. We haven’t done any painting at all which is disappointing but considering we have a handful of minor repairs to be done, I’m [...]

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007