Sunday, August 26, 2012

Tasty and frugal lasagna

DH made some delicious lasagna today. We will get 12 servings out of it so that means multiple meals, which means it is frugal because it keeps us out of restaurants.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

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Family birthday dinner on a budget

The Path to Frugality: Drought 2012 - The News Isn't Good

The Path to Frugality: Drought 2012 - The News Isn't Good: In 2007 to 2008 we experienced our first “Rainy Day” in a long time in this country.   It came in the form of a profoundly severe ec...

Jim Rogers: Its Going To Get Really Bad After The Next Election

Jim Rogers: Its Going To Get Really Bad After The Next Election

Upcoming medical expenses

well.............I am going to have some upcoming medical expenses that I did not expect. This will be on top of the bills from July that had me in the hospital overnight for chest pains. I am on a payment plan for the hospital bill. Now I have to endure a lower lumbar MRI for excruciating lower back pain that goes down my left leg in burning searing pain and numbness in my upper right leg. After all these years I really should have enough money to pay for these expenses but alas, not being responsible has a bigger impact than you'd think. I read an article yesterday, if I can find it I will share here. Anyhoo it states that after the upcoming election the economy is going to tank in a major way and that people have to get their head out of the sand and start getting prepared now. What do ya'll think?

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Saunders: Y'all politicians be careful tryin' to talk like us - Saunders - NewsObserver.com

Saunders: Y'all politicians be careful tryin' to talk like us - Saunders - NewsObserver.com

Pray for my mother in law

She is very sick in the hospital. We've been told it can go either way. So we are packing up to leave. It is sad when you have to pack funeral clothes just in case. I have faith in God that HIS will will be done. I just don't know what that is right now.

Keurig Vue Partay!!

So I've applied to have a Keurig Vue party. As you can tell we have a regular Keurig and really love it. I like how it brews one cup at a time and each person gets their own fave flavor. When I saw the commercials for the Vue I wanted one but couldn't justify the cost since our regular one works just fine. I hope I get picked to host a pary. I will keep you updated.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Social Security not deal it once was for workers - Wire - NewsObserver.com

Social Security not deal it once was for workers - Wire - NewsObserver.com I am 50 years old. Something tells me that Social Security really won't be helping me either. So what is someone in my stage of life supposed to do? Well one thing for sure is to be careful with our money. Plus also realize that I am in God's hand. Now saying that does not mean that I am to do nothing. I think that would be unwise because there are tons of scriptures that tell of how we are to be wise stewards. But I also realize that according to the so called experts, there really is never enough money to be comfortable in retirement. For me, I do not enjoy working fulltime. However, we couln't make it if I didn't. Well..........maybe we could but I just don't see it. Every pay day I say to myself that I am going to do this or that, save this amount of $$. I don't know what is going to have to happen to open my eyes. I hope nothing like a disaster has to happen.

Supporting my local State Farmer's Market

So after church we stopped by the NC State Farmer's Market where I bought 2 red bell peppers and the BEST salsa in the world. By far, not the cheapes but I am supporting NC farmers and the taste!!!!! Well that just can't be beat.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

gone awall for awhile

whew!!!!! I've been gone for a few days, haven't I? I've had an issue with bad back pain but mostly just plain lazy. My frugal simple living plan has not gone the way I'd like it to. Oh well.........got to get back in the saddle, so to speak. I did go to Food Lion and bought a few items that were on sale, not rock bottom prices but they were on sale. My husband is diabetic so he really enjoys those sugar free pudding packs, you know the ones @ 4 for $1. Well I had a $2 coupon to buy 10. So i got 10 packs for $8. Also cleaned out a cabinet and pantry and took extra similar items to a very small "pantry" space in our 3rd bedroom. I'm trying to keep the kitchen cabinets/pantry more organized while building a small stockpile. Say anyone seen peanut butter at a good price? Best I've seen without coupons for an 18 oz jar is $2.50.