Monthly Archives: April 2010

So, I had my scope done today.  The results are in, it’s official:  I have an ulcer. Oh, wait…that’s not right. I have THREE ulcers! Cool huh?  I know it’s not really cool, but bear with me, I’m still a little drugged up and feeling happy and loopy.  And knowing that I have not one, but three ulcers, makes me feel pretty justified in spending the money to go to the doctor.  Does anyone do that?  Feel guilty about going […]

The Results Are In…

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Cleaning for a Reason

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Love Thy Neighbor There are so many cheap, fun, and EASY ideas to build a better relationship with your neighbor(s)!  Brightening someone’s day with a simple gesture can make a world of difference for someone, and it’s SO easy to do.  Here are a couple of ideas I’ve done with/for neighbors: – Buy a bunch of grapes (or pick a bunch from your garden) and deliver them with a note:  You’re a GRAPE neighbor”  Lame huh?  And yet so fun […]

Do a Good Deed Day!

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In this age of digital budgeting and spending, it’s easy to forget this simple, yet extremely important aspect of budgeting:  Balancing your checkbook.  If you’ll take 15 minutes to balance your checking account, you’ll stay on top of your budget and avoid bounced checks and overdraft fees. Head on over here  to read an article by Dave Ramsey sharing tips and advice for balancing your checkbook!

Frugal Friday – Balancing your Checkbook

 (photo credit) “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. ” Abraham Lincoln “Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. ” David Frost

Thoughtful Thursday

The other day Munchkin was hosting a playdate.  The girls decided they were cheerleaders, and were cheering at a basketball game.  After the “game” was over, the gal who was visiting said, “Let’s go home and get our boyfriends!” I was so proud to hear my daughter’s response: “There are NO boyfriends allowed in THIS house!” And then I heard her reasoning: “Because I saw both of our boyfriends kissing other girls!!!” Oh dear….

A Proud Day…

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In conjunction with the Service Soapbox Baby Shower, I wanted to share some of my thoughts on compassionate service, and service in general. Just a couple of days ago I shared a story about my daughter serving me.  That story really sums up my thoughts on the matter, but let me recap: Service does not have to cost you money. Service does not have to cost you time. Service is AWESOME!!! One person, doing what they can to serve another, will […]

My thoughts on Compassionate Service