A self-improvement journey

I have days where I like myself, and others where I am really annoyed. Lately it has been the later. My weight is up. My teeth are yellow with grey stains. My upper lip skin is strangely dark and makes me look like I have a mustache. I spend my spare time zoning out inContinue reading “A self-improvement journey”

Making It From Scratch: Wool Dryer Balls II

I really, really, really want to make wool dryer balls – have you noticed that yet? I have heard from people that they would “totally buy them from me” if I could only figure them out. Motivation! There is a demand; I MUST fill the need. Problem #1: I do not have roving. Roving isContinue reading “Making It From Scratch: Wool Dryer Balls II”

Pantry challenge – week 6

Ooops. An entire week went by and I didn’t record anything. I’ve also slipped up in the spending realm. Not that I’ve over spent. Oddly enough, both the kids summer community ed classes were canceled at the last minute so I requested the money be refunded to my card, which left us with a surplus.Continue reading “Pantry challenge – week 6”

Pantry Challenge – Week 3

Monday dinner: BBQ pork on rye bread. I acknowledge that our meals are not always the most balanced, but this is only dinner, and often other meals fill in our dietary requirements, plus I do not always list everything we are eating. We had a family meeting this past weekend to discuss how paychecks workContinue reading “Pantry Challenge – Week 3”

Pantry challenge – week 1

Well we survived the first week of no spending. We did need to buy shoes for the hubby and the boy child. I also picked up some split peas to make soup from the leftover ham in the fridge. So not completely spend-free, but much better than other months. Almost immediately after making the decisionContinue reading “Pantry challenge – week 1”

Budget Cuts

Exciting development for us – we have finally reached the threshold of not qualifying for assistance. The wonderful dreaded point where suddenly we are on our own financially. No medical assistance for the kids. No help through the hospitals to pay for medical bills. A boost in income that leads to a downfall in income.Continue reading “Budget Cuts”