Saturday, January 22, 2011

Happy Saturday

Well another week gone by... I am planning to work in my craft room today I'm still working on getting that craft closet together. A trip to Hobby Lobby today I may pick up alittle something.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Day In My Shoes...

So today I got up and cooked breakfast at 5:30 am made coffee and fresh juice for my husband and son .My husband left for work and I got my son off to school. I went back to bed for awhile only to wake up to my daughter yelling for me and telling me we have no water!! not what I wanted to wake up to. I called the water company and sure enough they turned my water off for nonpayment. I am not a proud person I can be very humble so I will tell you I had no money to pay my water bill, so we counted and rolled change and finally came up with 88.00 to pay so we can get our water turned back on. I had to make a decision do I pay the water or buy food??? so I bought food :) . We have been a bit strapped now that there is a light at the end of the tunnel with my husbands prison job we are playing catch up... we had $29,000 in june but the move to Colorado broke us with house rental, deposits,uhal truck plus trailer and then having to make another trip back to Az. to get the rest of our stuff not to mention we had to buy a truck and fix our car and buy my mom a good used car but she is paying us back 200.00 a month. Money goes fast when you have no job and you move from one state to another. I went over every reciept we had and we really didn't waste that much money. So like I said I'm humble!!!
Times are so hard right now, if you work in retail hours are down my daughter and mom are in retail. I'm not looking forward to the prices on gas and food rising but they are and just went up again yesterday, what are the paycheck to paycheck familys suppose to do? really if you think about it alot of us are one paycheck away from being homeless. I know this blog was alittle depressing I'm sorry my next one will be happy... :) how is everybodys day going?

Sunday, January 9, 2011

So Many Things...

You know I wanted to blog, but so many things are going around in my head that I am not sure what to say. The Arizona shooting has been on my mind since yesterday it doens't make any kind of sense to me I just keep going back to that 9 yr. old little girls face. I am also thinking about how I will get my family through another tough year since that has been predicted. Gas is up here in Colorado Springs it went from 2.69 a gallon to 2.85 and is sure to rise even more. My husband is getting alittle bit of over time at his job, so I'm gonna try to pay off some behind bills and help my daughter pay off her credit cards.

I'm hoping this year will bring some change in my family as far as being more responsible I want my children to be more thankful for what they have. My 19 yr. old is working for a contract companie for verizon so she is the customer service rep you would talk to when calling in about your bill or plan, she is making $ 11.00 hr. and she gets about 5-8 hours of overtime a week so thats good money for a 19 yr. old who lives at home with no bills, she already wants to quit because it is stressing her out she doesnt like talking on the phone... give me a break!!!. She would rather go back to pizza hut for about $ 400 a month does it make any sense to you?. I'm not sure what changes I will be making this year but we have to save money, I really want a peice of land.