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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Well, here I am again

I know, I know. It's been a super long time. I have not fallen off the face of the earth, well, not literally anyway.

What I did do was decide to go back to college to get my master's degree. Between that and working full-time, teaching classes online through a college, and teaching a class at church, I've been burning the candle at both ends. During that time, the blog has taken a back burner.

However, I am ready to jump back up on the horse and get serious about paying debt off again (especially now that I've added to it!).

This week, our oldest daughter Serenity is scheduled to have her second baby, a girl this time. We are super excited and can't wait to meet her. Plus we get to spend extra time with our grandson while they're at the hospital.

I will be closing down my Cruising with Coupons blog at some point in the future. Keeping up with two blogs was never easy for me. In the meantime, I will be transferring some of the more important articles over here.

Blessings to everyone!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Updates of sorts

Well, the week that I challenged myself not to eat out, we didn't eat out at all Monday-Friday, but did a couple of times over that weekend. I did all my workouts that week too and did pretty good last week. This week I haven't been feeling well AGAIN (either a cold or the worst allergies EVER) and I didn't work out Monday or Tuesday, but I did this morning. I feel almost human so that's a good sign, right?

So the challenge to myself for the rest of this week:
1. Do a new workout (Serenity loaned us some workout DVD's)
2. Do a 3 mile workout
3. Work on a budget for April

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Spring forward tonight!

Don't forget to spring forward tonight, set your clocks forward one hour!

How does everyone else feel about the time change? I don't like it, I wish they would just leave the time alone, one way or another. Ugh.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Getting back on track

The last few weeks have been chaotic and disjointed and add that to the fact I wasn't feeling great, well, we've been way off track. We've eaten out too much. I exercised consistently, but not very enthusiastically and not as much as I had been, and well let's just say financially, we've spent money on things we probably shouldn't have.

So this week, we are focusing on getting back on track. Tom and I agreed to no eating out. For myself, I set some personal goals:
1. Fill out my food diary consistently
2. Drink at least 8 glasses of water
3. Work out 6 days and two of those days do a 3 mile workout.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Counting my blessings

Yeah, I know, I've been MIA again. If you follow my other blog Cruising with Coupons, you may already know I was down with a super bad head cold last week.

Last night my sweet husband said to me possibly the most romantic thing ever. He told me "Everyday when I count my blessings, you're number 1 on the list".

So today that has me thinking about blessings.

Tom, you're #1 on my list too!

A few others:
My 4 kids (I always count my son-in-law as a kid now)
Grandbaby that's on the way
Extra days off due to the weather. I had two days off in the last week due to the bad weather. The first one (last Thursday), I was able to sleep all morning and take it easy all day and I think that's what finally got me over the hump on the cold. The second one (Tuesday), I was able to finish up our taxes so that I could get my youngest daughter's FAFSA done.

There isn't enough time or space here to share all of my blessings, but I'm curious. Have you counted your blessings lately?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

This week's goals

With all the drama of hitting the cow, car hunting, etc. I've neglected to post goals the last couple of weeks. So here goes:

1. Finish getting our taxes ready by the end of this month
2. This week I am working in the kitchen area cleaning.
3. Post a debt update by next week.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

For one year now

Today I want to brag on myself a little lol. One year ago today I started an exercise program. For the first time in my whole life, I have stuck to that exercise program consistently for an entire year!! I've exercised at least 5 days a week almost every week for the last year (I think there was one or two weeks where I might have only exercised for 4 days).