Thursday, February 11, 2010

Where are we?

Have you been hearing the sounds of crickets on my blog? Our break has been considerably longer than I anticipated! I thought we'd be back to full Tot School and blogging by the 2nd week of January.  Uh, not quite.

I can't believe we've only been home for 5 week!  We got back from vacation then my Mom came to visit, then we potty trained, then Rick's parents came and this week I'm sick. I've completely lost my voice and my poor husband is again out of town and can't enjoy it. (Just kidding, right honey!) Sweet Pea is 6 months old and the funny thing is this happened to me when Turbo was 6 months old too.   I lost my voice 3 times between him being 6-9months. I wonder if there's any connection between their 6 month mark and a decrease in my immune system. We'll see if it happens again. Not if I can help it! Anyway, then Rick's parents come back next week, then I head out to San Antonio for my brother's Air Force Basic Training graduation.  Then it's March!

While we're still doing Tot School things each week, my creative prep work and blogging has taken a back seat these past 5 weeks.  I have a limited amount of evening time and I've been spending it learning something terrific! I'm learning some serious money saving strategies involving coupons. 

Towards the end of last year, I decided a goal for 2010 would be to get savvy about really saving in my everyday budget.  Things are going great! In January, my average saving for all my purchases (not including eating out) was 73%! Wow!  To do this I shopped sales, used coupons and submitted rebates.  Coupon shopping now certainly isn't what I did 12 years ago!  There's nothing like leaving the grocery store with 8 boxes of triscuits/wheat thins and 4 packages of mission tortillas for ...nothing.  Just a smile and thank you
In the mean time, please stay tuned, I'll be back with our regularly scheduled programming soon!!  Our latest letter is G g, so watch for a post up this weekend for sure!

2 comments:

Our Cozy Little Book and Art Corner said...

what you have been busy! i hope you get your voice back soon!

congrats to your brother on his graduation! Air Force is the best branch to be in!

I'd love to see you write a post sometime when you have the time about your saving savvy!

Our Cozy Little Book and Art C said...

what you have been busy! i hope you get your voice back soon!

congrats to your brother on his graduation! Air Force is the best branch to be in!

I'd love to see you write a post sometime when you have the time about your saving savvy!