Monthly Archives: February 2010

So, as you know, I’m on a mission to better deal with my stresses in life. I came across this great article from It shares the 4 A’s of dealing with stress: * Avoid the stressor. * Alter the stressor. * Adapt to the stressor. * Accept the stressor. #1: Avoid unnecessary stress HOW? * Learn how to say “no” – Know your limits and stick to them. * Avoid hot-button topics – If you get upset over religion […]

Dealing with Stressful Situations: The Four A’s

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I was just given this amazing blogger award from Who Doesn’t Love Coupons! Her blog is a really wonderful one, you should definitely check it out. WOW…I’m touched. I’m flattered. I’m giddy. I would like to thank all who made this possible! (Would you ever guess this is my first award? hee hee) Seriously though, this made my day! Especially coming from such a gorgeous blog. Thank you so much! Now, to the official stuff: The rules for accepting this […]

Blogger Award!!

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The Garden of Life Work on your garden early, while the dew is still on the roses … For the garden of your daily life plant three rows of peas 1. Peace of mind2. Peace of heart3. Peace of soul For strength of character plant four rows of squash 1. Squash gossip2. Squash indifference3. Squash grumbling4. Squash selfishness Plant four rows of lettuce 1. Let us be faithful2. Let us be kind3. Let us be patient4. Let us really love […]

Thursday’s Thought

I am a sickling. Everyone knows this about me. I hate it. There’s always SOMETHING wrong with me! But today, I had an epiphany. There’s really only one thing wrong with me. STRESS!!! Take May-June 2008, for example. I had chest pains that were so bad I couldn’t lift my kids or push a vacuum. Had EKGs done, X-Rays, and the like. The doctors decided it was pleurisy. Yet the meds they gave me for it made no difference. One […]

It’s STRESS, people!

Kids. Who else can be so fully entertained by a marker, a newspaper bag, and lotion? Goobers, my kids. They’re total goobers, and I LOVE EM!


My boy is counting!!! Oh, it’s so cute. It’s thrilling, it’s exciting! For those who aren’t aware, my son is on the Autism Spectrum. He’s 3 years old and still doesn’t say “mama”. So this counting thing is awesome. Don’t you just love how he says “18” for half the numbers, and then says “19” for 18? Clear as mud, right?If you’re wondering why I’m growling in the background, he was growling while counting earlier. I had hoped he would […]

My boy is counting!!

(photo credit) One of the best ways to stretch your food budget is to learn to LIKE frugal meals! Rice, for example. Rice is SO cheap, and you can incorporate it in so many different delicious ways! Beans are cheap. Potatoes are cheap. There are so many different great meal ideas that cost pennies. Below, here are some ideas: Seasoned Fan Potatoes2 medium baking potatoes1 teaspoon Italian seasoning1/2 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon butter, melted2 tablespoons finely shredded Cheddar cheese1 tablespoon grated […]

Frugal Fridays…Frugal Recipes

If I Had my Child To Raise Over Again I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later. I’d finger paint more, and point the finger less. I would do less correcting and more connecting. I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes. I would care to know less and know to care more. I’d take more hikes and fly more kites. I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play. I would run through more fields and gaze […]

Thoughtful Thursday