Is anyone still there?
You may or may not have noticed I have not posted in awhile. I have been busy with several things. One of which is feeling sorry for myself. I gained several pounds during the ice storm and can’t seem to lose it. But I have started a running program. It is a 9 week course. Well not really a course. It is interval music that I downloaded to Burks Zune. If I follow it correctly I should be running a 5K by the end of the 9 weeks. I have never ran in my life. At this point I think I will be on week one for two weeks! But I am moving. Another reason I am feeling sorry for myself is we have had several pay cuts the last few months. We were already on a tight budget and Burk has been working two jobs leaving me as a single mom several nights of the week. I can hear some of you saying “Why don’t you get a job?” Well I have several jobs. All that let me stay home with the kids. Most jobs pay just enough to cover child care and that is not worth me leaving my kids full time. And I know it is not easy for Burk either, but this is my blog and it is about me!
The other thing I have been busy with is trying to save money. I have found several blogs out there that find all the good sales for you. You just have to read the blog cut your coupons and go get the deals. But even that much is a lot of work. Most blogs are from different areas and prices differ from one region to the next. But so far I have stocked up on some free or very cheap shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and body wash. I have even gotten free mascara! I won’t bore you with details but you can google it or here is one of the blogs I read. www.thefrugalmuse.blogspot.com. I have a few more things to tell you about but I want to try them out first. Don’t worry this will not turn into one of those blogs! But I do want to pass on any good ideas.
I will try to give a brief update on what else has been going on around here soon.