Sunday, May 23, 2010

Big events

We have had a busy week - again. Doesn't seem to end. We have a couple flower beds in the front that need a lot of work - which I don't want to do yet. So we decided to just plant potatoes for now and see what happens. The rabbits better stay away!!

Late last week, Gavin lost his first tooth. It was a very big happening in our world. Much excitement!

The girls are busy bodies - playing and getting into mischief. Mostly Mari gets into mischief, but occasionally Bronwyn can too.

Hope you are all enjoying a lovely long weekend.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Cheap girls of the world unite

So just shortly after the big recession hit the news started playing stories about how people were cutting back spending. It didn't take me long to figure out that finally, finally I was cool. Cheap people have come into their own. OK - lets use a more flattering word - thrifty (and I'm not even Scottish).

Ideas of how to save money and how to reuse things are very cool now. Wes and I are so cool we can't even stand to be in the same room as ourselves - alright that didn't work, but you get my drift.

I have been planning on writing this blog for ages, and today I decided I would.

Here is my invitation: Comment and share ideas of how you save money. Particularly on the dreaded grocery bill.

A couple to start off (many of which I learned from my mother or friends).
- buy roasts. Do a nice roast dinner one night and use the left overs for other meals, like chicken pot pie, quiche, shepard's pie etc.
- buy a big ham (picnic cut is particularly cheap), best value for your dollar.
- clip a coupon or two (right Brandi).

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I have no excuse

I haven't updated in a while, and I frankly have no excuses. Just haven't gotter done!

We have been super busy. Appointments, dance, tball, family activities etc. Just the usual life stuff.

The kids are great. They spent their morning on the deck in their swimsuits playing with one of their water toys. Nice to finally be able to do that. No rational adult would have had so little clothing on today, but kids love it!

I will attempt to sit down and write earlier in the day, by this time of day I've got nothing! My mind is blank! I promise I'll be back sooner and I'll try to write something worth reading.