I feel pretty wiped out today, but I need to go buy groceries and take Callie and Noah to their Dad's to put away Christmas decorations. I really need to force myself to walk a little, too. I need to get a exercise habit established.
I am writing down all my expenditures. See how long that lasts... I need to pay my bills today. I really like the Living on a Dime website and I have gotten a lot of good ideas from the ebooks. They are having a sale till Jan. 10 on a collection of books on a variety of topics. Not all of them were of interest to me, but it was a package deal and I think it's worth the $13 http://www.livingonadime.com/go.php?offer=calnodi03&pid=16&tid=calnodi03
and the Penny Pinchin Mama book is good, too: http://www.livingonadime.com/go.php?offer=calnodi03&pid=23&tid=calnodi03
I think one HUGE area I have for improvement is cutting down waste when it comes to food. Waste not, want not. i cringe to think of how much food we throw away. Forget the starving children in China....are WE going to have grocery money left at the end of the month if we don't improve? Noah likes the crust cut off his sandwiches and I usually compost the crusts...why? One of the LOAD ("Living On A Dime) suggestions (in the ''Kid's Cents'' e-book included in the sale collection above) was to save them and of course, I can freeze them and use them for bread crumbs. I was glad Tawra gave "permission" to cut the crusts off. I think it is LESS waste that way.
There are many SAHMs at my church and I hope it can stay that way. I know of other mothers who would LOVE to stay home with their kids. But it can be so hard financially.
I still have to figure this blog thing out. i accidentally deleted my first post. There I had I mentioned how the LOAD mother/daughter team of writers struggled with Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia, just like me. They even have a page on their website about it. www.livingonadime.com The LOAD site and www.hillbillyhousewife.com are both on my favorites as they cover lots of things that apply to me in my work at home, trying to take care of family, good stewardship, etc.
I think I am in the mood for my Tuna Casserole I invented a week or so ago. I hope I can have a page somewhere here to put favorite recipes on.