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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Ugh...frozen pipes

Well, our washing machine pipes froze up sometime in the last day or so. I'm just praying that when they thaw out that they are not busted.

My main goal for this year is obviously to continue on our debt repayment journey. To be honest, I've become really discouraged over the last several months. It seems like it has been 2 steps forward and 3 steps back. But I guess we wouldn't be anywhere now if we hadn't started and we have made progress, however small. Giving up is not an option!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Tired tonight

Well, this was an extremely long week being cooped up inside with all the kiddos. Tonight as soon as everyone left, I went to Enid to get groceries, picked up pizza from Pizza Hut using a gift card we got for Christmas (thanks Di & Dan!) and came home and vegged on the couch. This weekend I will start discussing my goals for this year.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Somewhere along the line...

Somewhere along the line, I got off on my counting days. LOL. I have found one mistake, but I know there are more. I'll try to get it fixed, but at any rate, my 2 year "blogiversary" is coming up in a few days.

Anyway, a recap of 2009. It was a tough year. It started out with Tom's job cutting everyone back to 32 hours a week. It was supposed to only be for a couple of months, but now it's been over a year. In May, Serenity totaled her car. Thankfully, she was okay and that was all that really mattered. At the end of August, the van died, never to be revived again. We were saving up to buy another vehicle and had borrowed a car to use in the meantime when Tom totaled his car in October by hitting a deer. Thankfully, again, Tom was safe and that was all that mattered. We ended up getting enough money to purchase two new to us vehicles which was a blessing. Things were not all bad though. I finished my college credits and graduated in December. I'm really hoping this year is much better.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Day 735 and confessions

Well it's been a while since I've done any true confessions, so it's time. After going all of 2009 without any "courtesy pay fees" from the bank, we got two already this year, for a total of $45 and it was just stupidity on my part. Not really a great start to the year. We've also been eating out too much again, I have a tendency to not want to cook when I"m not working. So anyway, we are getting back on the straight and narrow and plugging along again. I've been planning and cooking meals the last few days. Thanks to some generous friends from church and a great sale on chicken last month, we should be set on meat for a while so that will help the grocery bill.

Coming up next, I will post a recap of 2009 and start establishing my goals for 2010.

STAY WARM!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Day 731, 732, 733, 734, and really trying to get back on track

I swear I really am trying to get back on track. I've had the hardest time getting myself into a routine since I finished my college classes. I don't have to be on the computer as much, so I'm not.

So...I filled one of my openings. BUT...one of my drop-in's grandma lost her job so I won't be having him anymore for a while. UGH! Sooo frustrating. No news on when/if the Friday cleanings will start at Tom's job, so please keep praying for that and for me to fill my other opening.