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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Day 446 and yes, I'm fighting off ANOTHER cold!

What is it with me? Could it be going from summer to winter to spring in the same week? Or the wind? I don't know. But I am fighting off another cold.

Today I went to a child care training. It was awesome. At these particular trainings (sponsored by Oklahoma Dept of Libraries, OETA, DHS, and someone else that I can't remember), we pay $20 to attend the class and we get a bag of children's books worth $70-80. If you know me, you know I LOVE books! So this is exciting for me. I got a book with several Clifford stories in it, one with Grover from Sesame Street about manners, an Eric Carle book and some others that I had not heard of but they look great. Since I was not feeling the greatest I did not really want to get up and go, but it was good and I'm glad I went.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Day 445 and 21 years ago today

Today is Serenity's 21st birthday! I cannot believe it. So today I'd like to say Happy Birthday to my oldest daughter and I hope she has a great day!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Day 444 and the wind!

Wow, did the wind ever blow today! And it was pretty chilly along with that wind. An interesting tidbit, the latest snowfall ever recorded in Oklahoma was in May 1978. MAY! Geesh!

I still do not have the budget done, but I did at least print the papers off to do it. I'm going to work on it right now since Tom gets paid tomorrow, it would probably be good to have it done (eye roll at myself!). Lately I've just felt like I'm treading water trying to keep up with my schoolwork and all my other obligations.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Day 443 and April Fool's Day

This morning I was thinking back to my last year's April Fool's post. I was feeling really down and depressed about our situation and the constant setbacks. I was ready to give up. I was truly an April fool! It's a year later and we're still plugging along. There are days that this journey is really hard, but I rarely think about giving up anymore. We fall down, we get back up, and we try again. I was able to put another $20 in our baby EF yesterday so it is up to $470.

Hope everyone has a great April Fool's day!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Day 442 and dreaming of Easter eggs

Well I am pretty sure I am going to dream about Easter eggs tonight. LOL. We had an egg stuffing party tonight and stuffed over 2000 eggs, but we're done. Well, you know, until it's time to lay them out. HA!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Day 441 and a Baby Emergency Fund update

As of today, our baby emergency fund is up to $450! On top of that, we have $400 set aside for Tom's car repairs, and $40 for a procedure that our doggy needs.

I had a busy day with the kids and a meeting tonight so I don't have much else to say. Hope everyone had a good day and enjoyed the gorgeous weather we had here today.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Day 440 and FPU class tonight

Our FPU class tonight was great. It was the lesson on doing a monthly cash flow plan, AKA, a budget! I'm embarrassed to say that Tom and I (more me than Tom since I'm the one that is supposed to prepare them) have slipped on that some in the last few months. I had planned on having April's done by Friday, but I didn't get it done. We have to do one for homework by next week's class. So I'll get ours done so we can have a meeting by Wednesday.

Hope everyone has had a nice (although snowy!) weekend.