Sunday, January 15, 2012

Elk City, Ok bound!

Once again I am on my way to see Mr.C at Elk City, Okla. He is going to be so surprised that I am here.
This morning I spent quality time with my middle son Aaron. We just watched tv and talked. I am so lucky that he wanted to spend that time with me.
I have been working on swaps and 2 journals that are for swaps. Last night I got home to a journal in the mail and a swap and a pen pal letter. You know that made me very happy.
Yesterday I went to Dallas Texas to do some shopping. My Aunt Kathy went with me and we giggled and talked the entire trip like school girls. Was wonderful to spend time with one of my favorite aunts!
It is almost time for Mr. C to get to the hotel room.. Have a blessed day.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

52 weeks of mail

This so sounds like something I can do and enjoy doing as well.  I am going to send 1 piece of mail every week to a extended family member or close friend.  If I run out of family and friends then I will find new pen pals.  I have seen other bloggers telling about their great mail day.  With me being a member of swap bot I send off more than one piece of fun mail every week.   I want this to be more about reconnecting with family members that I don't see very often.  I do like writing letters and sending cards so this should be easy for me to do!  If your looking for a new pen pal please don't hesitate to let me know and I will get a letter out to you asap!!
This is not my picture I used it from

Have I been frugal today? Yes I have! I put $27.00 dollars in gas in my car this morning.  I also had to go to Dollar Store and get a few items.  Ended up spending  $7.97.  So at this point I still have $12.03 left to spend or put up in my savings. I cleaned out my purse and found $24.00 that I put in my savings jar.So that made me very happy. Remember that I am not counting my gas money or  necessities as spending money.  I already collect all my loose change and save it.  I try not to spend change ever.  My youngest son Trevor was like what are we saving for mom? I told him I don't know yet but when I figured it out I would let him know.  When we went to Washington DC back July 4th 2008 I took all my change and ended up with about $400.00 worth.  That was Trevor's spending money.  So I have been saving change this time since July 2008 and have no ideal how much I have saved.  I may get some paper rollers and start rolling some of it up when I have nothing else to do.  I may surprise myself and have a good amout of change.  I am not counting that in with my savings goal for this year.  But will start counting my change and bills at this point forward. 
$2 bill  

So tell me what are some of your goals for 2012? I have only listed 2 of mine.

* Save $1000.00 for 2012

* Write a letter ever week to a extended family member or friend.

Had to take Trevor to Dr. this morning.  He cracked his finger.  Really? I can't believe my boy sometimes.  I asked him  why he keeps breaking him self and his reply was he was trying to catch up with Blake (his 20 year old brother) Sheesh...Trevor is such a character sometimes. Then come Friday Trevor goes back to his surgeon to see about getting released.  Which would be great but guess what??? His other foot that also has the exta bone is starting to swell and bother him.  Which means he will have to get that bone sawed off as well.  I told Trevor we might as well get him fixed now instead of waiting like we did on his right foot.Although in his eyes he doesn't want another year out of sports...I would think now would be better than when he gets to high school..Guess we will see what Dr. Lewis tells us Friday.

Everyone have a great week!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year

Where is the time going? Here I am 3 days into the new year and I haven't done much of anything. Well that isn't totally true, as I have made 3 new swaps on swap bot for Valentine's   day. I also have been looking at blogs. I have found several new blogs to follow.
Well frugal isn't happening for me. I hate to even admit this but here I go. I have spent $180.00 on hotel room the last 3 days, got a new set of nails $53.00, highlights in hair $55.00, $20.00 at homeland for snacks,$27.00 to fill my car up for road trip. Good grief I need to get some self control over my spending. So we will see how the next few days spending goes. I may resort to putting spending money in envelope and when its empty no more spending. That wouldn't be gas money or grocerys. Do you think I could keep my spending money down to $20.00 a day? Sure would like to see how that goes.  There is a swap on swap bot that is set up for saving money. I didn't do it because I was afraid of failure.

Well everyone I am going to go get ready to eat supper with Mr. C...Have a wonderful night!