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post #381 of 1405

Justmama, I tried your bread recipe yesterday and was very impressed.  I don't think I let it rise quite long enough, but the texture is great and defenitely "sandwichy". I was a little intimidating about using a kneading recipe, as one I tried out was very messy, but to be honesty I barely had to knead this at all and the texture was still awesome.  I'm going to try it again tomorrow or Friday, letting it rise longer and possibly finding a warmer place for it. 

 

I just spent two hours rearranging stuff to save ten bucks.  LOL.  I did manage to purge some stuff at the same time though.  I feel like the kids stuff really needs a purge, but I don't know what to do.  They actually play with all of their stuff, and it isn't even THAT much but we have to store all the outside toys in the house and that takes up a lot of square footage.  We have a bike rack outside but its overrun, and there isn't any place to really store it outside.  I've seen those tent like storage units, and I wonder if they would let us put something like that up?  Just thinking out loud.  I also don't like the way my living room is arranged currently, but I loathe our current desk even more and the arrangement "hides" it.  So until I can get a new desk this arrangement will stay even though it's not as spacious. 

post #382 of 1405

Zebra, this came across my facebook newsfeed a little bit ago and I thought of you.  http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/amazing-gluten-free-desserts-for-valentines-day  Also, I second whoever suggested it(frugalmama?) but our town does a free summer lunch program.  It's right up the street from us and it's brand new so we've not attended yet but I think we might go a few times this summer to see what it's all about.  I know some free lunch programs are based at elementary schools but ours is at the playground at the bus stop around the corner.  Soooo, I'm guessing it'll be mostly sandwiches?  We'll see.  Might come in handy when we are short on food at the end of the month.  I bet your son would love to go to something like that and have food he doesn't get at home ya know?  And it couldn't hurt your budget any.  

 

 

frugalmama, I understand about the heat.  You sound like you live in the south with the heat and the rattlers and the serious mosquitos.  We used to live in North Carolina and it was sometimes pretty impossible to be outside with the heat and humidity for SO many months of the year.  I have pictures of my middle daughter in just a pinned flat carving a pumpkin the day before Halloween.  Here in New England we wear jackets and long johns under our halloween costumes.  eyesroll.gif  It is nice to be free of rattlesnakes though.  And tornadoes.

 

 

happyhats, I can't imagine apartment living with small kids.  That's gotta be hard.  Part of my salvation is being able to tell my kids to go outside and play while I make dinner or when they are driving me crazy.  Having to be out there the entire time supervising them would be so hard!  I'm glad you liked the bread though.  I'll be honest and say that I don't knead and rise and knead again.  I knead the first time, toss into the pans to rise, and bake when they are risen.  I'm too lazy and I didn't like how much it rose the second time.  It didn't rise enough for my liking.  But the flavor and softness was perfect for sandwiches so I felt good with that.  I use coconut oil instead of olive oil as well.

 

 

Spent the day with my 5 year old at the zoo today.  Thankfully they have a water play area where we spent most of our time.  Packed a lunch.  My girls are going to their dad's house for dinner so I'm hoping for a quick run and a nice leisurely dinner.  I could really use some quiet time.  It's only 2 hours but I'm going to enjoy all 120 minutes of it.lol.gif

post #383 of 1405

Our summer lunch program serves a hot entree, a piece of fruit, a veggie, and milk. This week included a rib sandwich (like a McRib from McDonald's), a chicken patty sandwich, a hamburger, and a hotdog. The fruit changed every day - apples, oranges, pears, bananas. One day the veg was a bag of baby carrots, another it was a piece of raw broccoli, and today it was a celery stick. It's not "ideal" food but they are trying really hard to offer a variety and decent nutrition. I think it's definitely worth checking out.

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Our summer lunch program serves a hot entree, a piece of fruit, a veggie, and milk. This week included a rib sandwich (like a McRib from McDonald's), a chicken patty sandwich, a hamburger, and a hotdog. The fruit changed every day - apples, oranges, pears, bananas. One day the veg was a bag of baby carrots, another it was a piece of raw broccoli, and today it was a celery stick. It's not "ideal" food but they are trying really hard to offer a variety and decent nutrition. I think it's definitely worth checking out.

 

Pretty much the same as ours. We have 3 sites within 2 miles of us - 2 breakfast / lunch sites at schools, and then the library does a cold lunch / snack. We have only been to the library one so far, but I've seen the menus for the school sites and they are decent IMO. The library cold lunch is pre-packed, and it's been mostly sandwiches {pb&j, ham, etc}, hot dogs or the like, along with cheese, normally 2 fruits, and milk. Snack has been milk & cereal every time we've gone. At the library site they have a "share & trade bin" so kids can put anything they don't want in there & get something else, or if they are still hungry they can get more from the bin. Works pretty good IMO. 

post #385 of 1405

Went to my parents for dinner, and the kiddos got to enjoy the kiddie pool my parents filled for them.  It's hard sometimes not being able to provide a swingset or pool, etc, for my kiddos, and I'm blessed my parents have that stuff.  But I remind myself they get to look for turtles, see bees and birds and bugs, pick flowers, and ride their bikes here.  I don't sit outside with them constantly-I'm lucky we live in a safe, quiet complex-but I poke my head out probably every five minutes.  My niece is almost ten and sort of like my mothers helper, as she is outside playing with my kids a lot. 

 

Tomorrow we are taking the kids to the splash pad and then I'm hoping to hop over to a balloon carnival we just heard about.  Apparently they have a tethered hot air balloon that you can ride for ten dollars.  I'm excited, because riding in a hot air balloon is on my bucket list.  And, well, going on an actual hot air balloon ride is hundreds of dollars a person so this would suffice, lol.  Even if it turns out not to be much it's something to take my kids to and walk around and the park is right next to it so we can always go there instead.

 

I locked myself out of my apartment again.  Or well, thought I did.  Luckily my niece had come over earlier and informed me my back door was actually unlocked the whole time, LOL. 

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Lets just get ONE THING CLEAR... I might be low/no income, but I do not steal.  How dare my friend accuse me of theft from her bank account.  This is someone who I've gone out of my way to help, esp the past couple months with her broken leg.  We don't have money, I beg my parents for rent, utilities and shoes for my kid but I do not steal.  I try to instill those ethics in my child.  How dare she send me a text that says 'we need to talk,the bank reversed my credits and declined the fraud case, did you take money from me, if you you need to return it'.  WTF...  She gave me her card to get dog food when she was having her leg rebuilt.  I've had her dang dog for 2 months now (even tho my lease says NO DOGS) and her other dog is at the farm, I went out of my way to make sure the 2nd dog was fostered out w. in 24 hrs.  How dare she accuse me of taking her money.  I hope she is recovered because my assistance is done.  My child is done helping her.

 

Phewy- I just needed to get that out there... clear the air a bit.

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Lets just get ONE THING CLEAR... I might be low/no income, but I do not steal.  How dare my friend accuse me of theft from her bank account.  This is someone who I've gone out of my way to help, esp the past couple months with her broken leg.  We don't have money, I beg my parents for rent, utilities and shoes for my kid but I do not steal.  I try to instill those ethics in my child.  How dare she send me a text that says 'we need to talk,the bank reversed my credits and declined the fraud case, did you take money from me, if you you need to return it'.  WTF...  She gave me her card to get dog food when she was having her leg rebuilt.  I've had her dang dog for 2 months now (even tho my lease says NO DOGS) and her other dog is at the farm, I went out of my way to make sure the 2nd dog was fostered out w. in 24 hrs.  How dare she accuse me of taking her money.  I hope she is recovered because my assistance is done.  My child is done helping her.

 

Phewy- I just needed to get that out there... clear the air a bit.

 

Wow that's infuriating! I think you're doing the right thing, youve gone out of your way to help her.

 

AFM, I am having a cancer scare and I am so glad DH and I haven't split up yet because I have tricare. I have a biopsy Monday. I've been so stressed about it that I'm having flu symptoms...which of course can be a sign of cancer...so I stress more...etc. Thankfully my husband seems to have realized that he can't parent the kids without me so if I have cancer we will be drawing up some legal paper work to give the kids to my parents. Hopefully that won't be too expensive.

post #388 of 1405
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Micahe-  HUGS....  No the legal paperwork shouldn't be expensive and if you are on base or someone is on base it should be part of legal aid.  When I did my Will and such it was maybe $50 with an atty.  Basically a form to fill out and have noterized, nothing fancy.

 

I went to pick up DS this am, I took all the dog supplies back that I had and even left her apartment key on her desk in a ziplock bag.  That was 9am and she was still sleeping.  I would think if it was that 'critical' that she speak to me about this $$ she would've gotten up for those few minutes I was there.

 

I'm going to let it pass.  I joined and committed to a yarn club and will be going to a knit/crochet thing tomorrow at the coffee shoppe.  I've been in the club for awhile but never really went to anything.  I also joined a homeschool group cuz, lets be honest I'm not going to run a group again and signed up for 2 field trips this summer.  We need to expand our circle of friends.  

 

I need to follow up wtih my mom about sending money. I need rent $812, utilities $400, medical $600 and incidentias $250....  you think she can get that here like by ummmm Tuesday??? that will just get me current.... with nothing extra.  I hate being poor, i hate not having a summer job. and i hate not being able to tell them im not working because im crazy.

post #389 of 1405

micah_mae, I'm crossing my fingers for you that it is nothing.  I had to have a cervical biopsy done recently and it was really scary.  Regarding the will though, I'm assuming since you have Tricare that your husband is active duty.  He can go to legal and get it done for free.  I'm shocked that he doesn't have it done already.  Has he never deployed?  You can also get a divorce done for free through legal if that's in the cards for the future.  My divorce was done in the civilian world after my husband got out and went Guard but a good friend of mine did her divorce through legal on base while we were stationed in North Carolina and she was very pleased with them.  They also did her will and plan of action for her son once she was single since she was active duty.  

 

zebra, I think you did the right thing giving back everything and no longer giving her help.  She was probably just looking for someone to blame but that's really unacceptable to blame a friend who's been putting herself out to help you for months.  I might have had some choice words for her if she was my "friend."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Went to the beach with the kids and husband today.  I've given up calling him my exhusband.  I don't see us in a place in our lives with all of our history together being able to use the term boyfriend/girlfriend.  I have no idea what in the crap to call him.  He's just my husband.  Whatever.  But I was in a truly FOUL mood before we left and he had me laughing the whole time and feeling much better when we got back.  These rare times that we get along and enjoy each other's company are wonderful.  They are what keep me thinking it's worth it to try with him.  

 

I didn't realize Frosty's from Wendy's were only $.99 for a small!  I'd never had one before tonight.  I'm sure they are full of scary chemicals but man, they are pretty tasty!  I took the kids for one after dinner tonight as a treat for my youngest who has been dry all night long without accidents for 5 days now.  She's 5 1/2 and she's been potty trained since 26 months but she just cannot seem to stay dry at night.  I'm hoping by making such a big deal out of it when she IS dry that she'll be dry more often.  If she's wet, meh, no biggie.  But we CELEBRATE when she's dry.

 

I'm still crossing my fingers that child support comes this month.  With this new job and all, I'm nervous since the garnishment isn't active, though I know he made a payment online so we'll see.  BUT all my bills are caught up and I'll still be okay for rent as long as I don't spend anything between now and the 1st.  I have a half tank of gas.  The kids are out of school on tuesday so i think we'll be okay.

post #390 of 1405

*sigh*  I canNOT catch a break lately.  My piece of junk washer shimmies when it spins out and it shimmied JUST enough this morning to pop off the drain hose and flood my basement with 2 inches of water.  Definitely NOT a thrifty sort of day today.  I have run 6 loads of sopping wet laundry and had 3 fans going since 10am trying to dry the place out.  The good news is that it was a 90 degree day so I rigged up a clothesline in the backyard and everything but the last load is dry and nearly put away.  And the basement is about 85% dry right now.  AND to top it all off, my 5 year old is having an allergic reaction to a shampoo I used on her yesterday and she has oozing welts all over her scalp from scratching so much.  Poor thing.  Benedryl is the name of the game right now.  

post #391 of 1405

Thanks for the well wishes ladies. Tomorrow is the big day. :-/

 

In other news..my moving to my hometown hinges on being able to stay with my parents or my in laws for two months (so as to pay off the van, freeing up enough money to live on). Today my mom says we can't stay with them because "this is our time to enjoy life, we've raised our kids, blah blah blah". So I say ok, I understand, I'll just ask the in laws. Well then my mom gets all upset because she doesn't want me to stay with them either! She can't/won't say why! I think it's a jealousy thing, she doesn't want the kids to spend more time with them and start liking them more or something. She started drilling me about our finances, says her and my dad will help us financially, etc. I'm like hello? I don't want hand outs! I want you to help me, not do it for me! Gah!

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I've got my fingers crossed for you Micah! My mom was kimd of the same way for a while. She didn't want to watch my DS but got very cranky and snippy when I would have him over at his dad's house. It was pretty rough for a while. I wish you luck.

I'm going to be home lone for a week.. A whole week! Just me and DS. Its going to be SO STRANGE. My family is going on vaca to FL for my sister's 8th grade graduation present. The dog is staying with my grandpa, and I'll be all alone. I'm not sure how it makes me feel.

When they come back, I'm going to start hardcore meal planning. My sister is so picky that I've made a deal with her- she picks 1 of 3 choices for dinner each night, she has to at least taste whatever she picks, and every Sunday she has to try one new thing. She even shook on it, haha. I'm really excited because I LOVE to cook but me and DS just sont eat enough to justify cooking a full meal. He's been hooked on greek yohgurt lately and I'm soooooo super excited because its such a struggle to get him to eat. I'm not convinced that he can survive on strawberries, cherrios, rice milk, and hotdogs. But I've been getting better at finding fruit and other things for him to eat. The next challenge is his lack of veggies. I've tried to put off puree-ing foods and sneaking it in, but I think it's to that point.

I've got more to say, but I'm on my phone, so it's gonna have to wait a bit. I shall return soon! Sorry if any of this seems to be rambling.
post #393 of 1405
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*sigh*  I canNOT catch a break lately.  My piece of junk washer shimmies when it spins out and it shimmied JUST enough this morning to pop off the drain hose and flood my basement with 2 inches of water.  Definitely NOT a thrifty sort of day today.  I have run 6 loads of sopping wet laundry and had 3 fans going since 10am trying to dry the place out.  The good news is that it was a 90 degree day so I rigged up a clothesline in the backyard and everything but the last load is dry and nearly put away.  And the basement is about 85% dry right now.  AND to top it all off, my 5 year old is having an allergic reaction to a shampoo I used on her yesterday and she has oozing welts all over her scalp from scratching so much.  Poor thing.  Benedryl is the name of the game right now.  

 

*hugs* My washer shimmies too from time to time - only when I load it heavy. A friend of mine fixed it temporarily though - I had no idea, but there are adjustable feet on the bottom of washers to level them. If they aren't level, they will shimmy and walk during the spin cycle. Might be worth a try? And hugs for the little one!

 

 

 

I can't win either. Took dd to the Dr. on Wednesday for the sore throat - only symptom was a bulging ear drum & high fever. Well she's been on the antibiotic since Wednesday evening - and she's worse. Still having fevers of 102+ at night, low grade during the day. And now she sounds like she has something lung going on too - her cough is terrible. Plus we are dealing with all the lovely side effects from the Amoxil - tummy troubles mostly. So we are planning on heading back to the Dr. tomorrow and saying hey there is something else going on here, and btw the medicine isn't working. We've had to stay home all weekend even though it's hot as dd is just too sick to take out in public. But hey I got a bunch of cleaning done & rearranged my living room so that now I have a sewing nook in there :) As soon as it cools off & I can have a yard sale then my house will be a lot better - most of the stuff if it doesn't sell in the yard sale I'll give it away lol - I want the space instead of the stuff. 

 

At least I finally heard back from the WAHM mom, and I have a shipment ready to go out to her as soon as I can get some checks cashed to pay shipping with. That will pay all of next months bills and get us fully caught up hopefully, and then I can work towards having the tax money for the house put back. I can split the house taxes into 2 payments, but I need half by November 1st {$400} to do that. 

post #394 of 1405

Hugs for all the sick babies out there.  At least medicaid is one blessing in these incidents, right?  I know that it has been for me whenever my babies have gotten seriously sick.

 

Justmama, I'm sorry about your washing machine.  That thing always seems to give you crap.  Could you sell it for scrap and try to get another cheap one?  Is the laundromat that prohibitively expensive?  Or maybe you could do laundry at the exhubby/hubby's house? 

 

Zebra, that really sucks about your friend.  I understand how betrayed you must feel.  Sounds like a toxic situation and I'm proud of you for gracefully exiting that relationship. 

 

Nothing much here.  All my Saturday plans fell through, but the kids got to enjoy the kiddie pool again and we got some free redbox movies.  Sunday was grocery shopping in the city.  I got a huge can of tomato sauce at costco that I will divide into baggies for sauce.  It was over 100 oz for 2.40, instead of 90 oz for over six dollars.  I felt thrifty there, lol! 

 

I need to make some more bread today as well.  I'm considering sitting it outside to rise, but worried I won't be able to wrap it tight enough to keep buggies away.  Hmmm...

 

I rearranged my house yet again, lol.  I've been working on minimizing and overall creating a "beautiful" home on a tight budget.  I want to purge some more of the kids' toys but don't really know where to start.  DS is at a stage where he is really attached to all his stuff and he gets very easily upset (gotta love high needs toddlers!) so it's a slow road.  I had to move things today because my a/c acted up again and leaked everywhere so ds saw things I wanted to purge and took them back, lol.  On the other hand dd is getting pretty good at purging and talking about what she likes and what she doesn't. 

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DS is at acting camp all week.  Lots of driving for mom but he loves it.  (about 30 miles a day so not too bad but still).  I finally emailed 'home' for money, and while it was alot that I asked for it will barely cover utilities, rent and gas for the next 30 days.  This is assuming they actually send the check and send it soon!

 

I'm thankful we have enough groceries for the next couple days for 'complete' meals.  I need to stop and get a few produce items.  I have $63 in food stamps until the 7th.  We are going to eating up 2 bags of frozen chicken in the coming weeks.

 

I'm working on crochet again.  I'm in the middle of 2 blankets.  The projects are keeping me calm.  We are also utilizing the library for movies and lots of books.  Movies are slim pickings because of summer break so lots of ordering and waiting for those but thats ok.. Have a pipeline of those coming in.

 

And I took some older apples and cooked them down into applesauce eat.gif  some days im soooo smart!   (fwiw, 3 red and 3 green apples are super yummy when made into a sauce).    I just simmer the apples down on the stove on VERY LOW heat... nothing else added, no sugar, nothing... possibly a tiny bit of water, maybe 1/2 cup depending on evaporation but thats it.   So very yummmy.... and with autumn coming quickly and apples hopefully being super duper cheap I will be doing this ALOT!


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post #396 of 1405

Micah, tell us how everything goes!

 

I made the bread again tonight, justmama, and it is delicious but it's not as big as a store loaf.  I have a feeling my dh will want to still buy the occasional loaf of bread but this should hopefully cut it down.  I think I'm going to tackle tortillas next!  Then we could always have wraps too, and burritos would be even cheaper!

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happyhats, got a recipe for tortillas?  We go through a lot of them and I keep meaning to make my own but....you know how it is.  Maybe we can tackle them together.

 

 

zebra, we do applesauce a lot and that's exactly how we make it.  No sugar, just a little water to get it going so the apples don't burn.  I do half plain like that and half with spice in it.  My kids like cinnamon and ginger.  It's delicious.  We get drops from a local low-spray orchard for $.75 per lb in October and process about 50lbs usually and can it.  It's a marathon few days of crockpots and stockpots but....it's nice in the winter to have homemade applesauce.  And it's nice insurance to have canned fruit sitting there on the shelves for when money gets low.

 

 

frugalmama, I checked and the washer doesn't rock at ALL when it's not running.  But honestly, I've read reviews online of my washer(it's a whirlpool duet) and a LOT of people say that they have this issue with it.  It's a horrible washing machine.  I got it fixed but I'm getting REAL tired of all it's issues.  

 

 

micah_mae, I'm thinking about you.hug2.gif

 

 

 

 

Last day of school for one.  Two are already out.  On tap today is grocery shopping and a short time at the beach(easy to do when you live 3 miles from the shoreline).  My garden is really starting to come along.  I've given my herbs all a haircut and have it drying indoors.  Just picked my first summer squash and have green tomatoes on all 8 plants.  We are nearly getting sick of lettuce and sugar snap peas.  I'll hopefully have some green beans and cucumbers soon.  Crossing fingers.  But it's been SO hot the last few days, well into the 90's.  While it was cooler last night after dark I cooked some rice and pasta so we'll have some stuff to eat without heating up the house.  And I made two batches of smoothies last night and froze them in popsicle molds (http://www.amazon.com/Tovolo-Blue-Rocket-Pops-Set/dp/B000G34F1Q/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1372168252&sr=8-4&keywords=tovolo+popsicle+molds ) and silicone pop tubes( http://www.amazon.com/Norpro-431-4-Piece-Silicone-Maker/dp/B0036B9KHO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372168082&sr=8-1&keywords=silicone+popsicle+tubes ) for treats later.  They are ALL my kids eat when it's hot.  A few strawberries, some mango, a handful of spinach, some vanilla yogurt, and some milk and you have yourself a healthy dessert when it's too hot out.  I felt like a genius.  winky.gif  Now to try to figure out some hot weather cooking.  I always struggle with that because my kids don't like cooked veggies in meals and they hate beans and we have no grill and you can only eat so many salads, ya know?

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Happyhats - I don't know if it would work for your DS, but my dd was the same way with her toys until I pointed out that IF she decluttered, I would list the toys on CL/FB to sell, and she could have half the money from it. She promptly decluttered enough to buy her Molly American Girl doll off ebay {which was a lesson in price comparison - she found Molly with several extras for about the price of just the doll alone}, and she is saving for her next one now. 

 

 

Zebra15 - That applesauce sounds yummy. Just a thought because I think you said you were in the same boat as me - couldn't work a regular job due to health - could you turn your crocheting skills into an etsy shop or even just a booth at the farmers market? Might bring in a little, and keep you calm while working on them. 

 

Micah_Mae - please let us know how it goes. 

 

Justmama - My washer didn't rock either, but when my friend came over he said it was the feet out of balance *shrugs*. Sounds like it might be an issue with your washer though if there are that many complaints. My washer is close to 10 years old and still chugging along - praying nothing happens to it. Those smoothies sound yummy - will have to try those. I have frozen strawberries in the freezer, and most of the rest of that should be in my bountiful baskets box this week I think. I wonder if I could hide butter lettuce in a smoothie in place of the spinach? I have a head of living butter lettuce from the last box, and we are not salad people at all. No grill here either - it's on the want list but at this rate it will be winter before it comes up to the top of the list lol. 

 

 

 

DD is a little better - she sounds worse but her fever has finally stayed down for over 24 hours now. I'm holding off on taking her to the Dr. for the cough - I called the nurseline here and they said not to bring her in until she was finished with the meds & still showing symptoms, but that doesn't sounds right to me. OTOH, we have had some african dust settled here the last few days {we get this every summer}, so it could just be an allergy or asthma. I know her lungs have to be weak - we spent all of January, February and most of March sick with what I'm pretty sure was Whooping cough {didn't have medicaid to go to the Dr. to find out}. Hoping she stays at least mostly well - it is supposed to get up to 101 here this weekend so we will HAVE to go find someplace cool to spend the afternoon even if she is sick. 

 

Spent the morning listing a ton of stuff for sale online - got a couple of nibbles but nothing until the weekend. I have .87 left after paying the internet bill :( and I still need like $30 to ship the stuff so I can get paid from my working for a WAHM gig. She reimburses me for shipping, but it doesn't help when I don't have the shipping money to start. And then of course I have the $75 late water bill, the $92 electric bill {I paid the late amount of $217 thankfully}, and then next months internet bill of $52. Thank goodness we won free bus passes for dd and myself for July - that was a HUGE help. August I can get her a semester pass which will help a lot. Going to try to see if I can get one too *fingers crossed*. 

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Thank you everyone, I have been thinking about y'all. 

 

I had my biopsy yesterday. The Dr was very kind, explained every thing beforehand and was very thorough. I had 4 biopsies taken from the cervix and 1 ECC. I should hear back within 2 weeks. 

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Its going to be close to 118 degrees here this weekend.   Remind me that I can tolerate the heat, I can not tolerate living near my family OK??

I got us free passes to the art museum for this weekend.  Our library has culture passes and well... the art museum has the 'art of video games' and DS has been dying to go.  Plus we have a small display of  the ' throne rooms' which he loves.  The art museum is always COLD because of well... the art.  Its a great way to spend a few hours. 

I might splurge and take DS to the early movies one day $5 each and either see 'Gatsby' or 'Now you see me'.

I need to organize my coupons and start using my coupon binder again.  I can only make my foodstamps last 3 weeks, no matter what I do.  I HAVE to get back to couponing again.

DS is loving theater camp.  While it was a stretch $$ he loves it and they love him.  Plus by going to summer camp I can get a discount on fall session if he wants to go back.

 

I can't believe its going to be so stinking hot!  I wish we had $$ to go to flagstaff for the weekend but the museum and movies will have to sufficie.

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