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Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Weekend!!!!

Well, Thursday was a crazy busy day all around and Friday was a forgetful day, so I haven't posted since Wednesday. LOL.

I have been really tired this week. Since I've been feeling better, I've been having these blood sugar crashes. Scary low numbers, sometimes in the middle of the night. Anyway, so when some of the really low numbers happen, I'm wiped out for several days afterwards. Yes, I've talked to the doctor about it and I'm keeping a very close eye on it. So anyway, working on getting that leveled out. Overall, I'm feeling really good.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Raising Extra Money

So...in the words of Dave Ramsey, I'm trying to "sell so much stuff that it makes the kids think they're next". LOL. I've listed several child care resource books plus a couple of other things that I don't need/use anymore. I think I have them all sold to some friends who needed them. So that will be some money for the baby emergency fund.

I've also started writing for Examiner.com as the Oklahoma City area child care examiner. I've posted two articles so far. You can visit my page here. It has links to both articles. I'm hoping to make some extra money this way, too.

I am also checking into becoming a Child Development Associate (CDA) advisor. That is a person who visits child care programs and evaluates them and recommends whether they qualify to get or renew their CDA credential. If I get registered through the Center for Early Childhood Professional Development in Moore, I will get paid to do it. That is a slow process though. I have to apply to become one ($50), get a new OSBI background check ($19) and get college transcripts (sent off for those already). Then the next available training for it isn't until May 7th in Moore. But the pay is enough to cover having to pay a sub while I do it and still make some money. I wouldn't do it very often (I'm thinking no more than once or twice a month because I don't want to be gone from my own business that often). But it would be something different and I think I would enjoy it. I may also apply to become a trainer through them too. It's on the same application so it wouldn't be much extra effort.

We would love to hear other ideas/suggestions for raising extra $'s!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Gazelle Intensity

Dave Ramsey talks alot about being "gazelle intense". He uses this passage from Proverbs:

1 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor or entered into an agreement with a stranger, 2 you have been trapped by the words of your lips ensnared by the words of your mouth. 3 Do this, then, my son, and free yourself, for you have put yourself in your neighbor's power: Go, humble yourself, and plead with your neighbor. 4 Don't give sleep to your eyes or slumber to your eyelids. 5 Escape like a gazelle from a hunter, like a bird from a fowler's trap.

Then he shows a clip from the Discovery Channel of a gazelle escaping from a cheetah. The gazelle is running for it's life! It always brings me to tears, even though I've seen it several times. Because that's how I feel. Like I'm running for my life from the creditors and I'm not sure I'm going to get away.

If you ever wonder if the Bible applies today, you need look no further than this verse.

Monday, February 21, 2011

New Blog

For those of you that follow this blog, I wanted to sure with you that I started a new blog called Play is the Future. It's about how important I feel play is for children. If you're interested in that topic, pop on over there and read it!

Dave Ramsey LIVE!

Thanks to a friend from church (who couldn't go and sold us her cheap tickets), we got to see Dave Ramsey LIVE on Saturday. It was AWESOME! I feel inspired to get back on track and get gazelle intense! Tom and I have been brainstorming ideas to generate some extra money and get that baby emergency fund built back up. We're going to listen to CD # 2 tonight (we missed last week because of the Valentine Banquet at church). We would appreciate prayers as we resume this journey!