Thursday, May 28, 2015

Good news....

 
I have some good news..... Really good news for us.... I should say Russ but it includes me to...
Russ is going to start a new position and he is very excited about it.... He won't start till they find someone for his position....We are excited.....
We can breathe now... don't want to repeat the last month...
 
Now I need to concentrate on the rehearsal dinner....
 
I started an afghan last November and I am working on it again... I want to complete it.... I have so many projects that I have started and I am starting them up again....
I saw a wreath like this in Country Living on Facebook.... All it takes is scraps of fabric and a single wire hanger..... It was so easy and I love it on my front door.....
I am also starting to work on some cross stitch which I have not done in years.... Stephanie my soon to be daughter in law is a coffee drinker.... I thought I would make this for her....
 
We are finally starting to warm up a bit.... I put on the AC today because humidity and I do not get along... I have the thermostat higher than I have in the years past.... and turned on the fan and it is chilly to me with the fan...
 
I hope your having a wonderful day....

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Nice weekend

I hope you  had a wonderful safe weekend...We had a long 4 day weekend and it went fast....

Our goal was to  have a no spend weekend and we did great.... We were going to go out to eat at Red Robbins for lunch as I had a gift card to spend.... Russ and I didn't feel like going... What we ended up doing for a treat for ourselves we decided to buy Frappe's at McDees.... That is the only money we spent.....except for Gas for the car....

Saturday we helped out son Tim with emptying the storage unit that was filled to the brim.... He filled a 26 foot U-Haul....Russ and I realized we can not do this anymore... I told Russ to quit and I told Tim to tell him to stop... they pack the boxes so heavy..... We had dollies.... Tim decided to call U-Haul contractors that have movers that will help unload.... They came out and Tim paid them $155 plus tip for both guys...Since it was a holiday weekend.... it was worth every penny he spent  Tim said.... We informed Tim and Jessica that anymore moving they will have to depend on movers or friends... It seems like all we have been doing since February is moving Tim and Jessica's stuff...they have so much..... It is because when they were in college each one had an apartment.... So when they go married they had two apartments worth of stuff ..... Now there basement is filled.... When they had there first house built they got all new stuff.... So now they are tackling in going through everything....

Then on Sunday we helped our other son David to clear out his old place..... And clean it so he can get the deposit back..... it is a very old place that is rented out to college students.... David ended up with the place because the year before the 4 college students who rented must have been pretty dirty because the land lord didn't have it fixed up before the college year began and David rented it by himself...... The place is horrible.... It smells of gas all the time....But supposedly the land lord has had it checked out.... I walked in and said man it smells really bad of gas.... David said it smells like this all the time.... I opened the windows and decided to clean with non toxic stuff.... The stove top was a mess when David moved in and I was scrubbing and scrubbing and David told me to stop because it looks better than when he moved in.... How can landlords rent out houses that smell of gas and the stove top is always hot..... I don't mean warm but hot.... it is a very old gas stove/oven.... the refrigerators front door has rust all over it.... Was like that when he moved in.... We vacuumed all the corners and window sills and of course the rugs.... the place looked better than he walked into it.... I am so glad he is out of that place..... We informed David also that when he moves again we can't do it..... That he has to depend on friends or movers to help....

Saturday and Sunday we helped move.... And we told the kids that Monday and Tuesday it is going to be our day..... that we were going to sleep in and just relax.....

It was so nice to sleep in and do the things we wanted to do.....I got out my yarn and started crocheting again.... I also went through something things in my sewing room.....Russ worked in his tool room...it was so nice and we needed to have some fun.....

We will find out more information about what is going to happen with Russ and his job tomorrow (Thursday)  I won't go into it but please pray that things will be good.....

Have a great day.....

Monday, May 25, 2015

Momerial Day

May your Memorial Day be safe..
Thank you to all the Men and Woman who are serving and who have served...
Please keep all the Men and Woman that have come home and who are suffering from PTSD... 22 men and women who have served, are committing suicide each and every day from PTSD...Please keep there families in your thoughts... We need to let our Government to start doing something for our Service Men and Woman who are going through this...A friend just lost her Son from PTSD...

Friday, May 22, 2015

I must admit....

I hope you have a safe weekend and please remember the ones who gave their lives for this country...

We had some good news about Russ and work.... He received a call from one of the departments he sent a resume for a job to HR... A manager had a phone interview with Russ... He said he was having phone interviews with others and will call him back after he finishes the interview calls for a interview in person... Please pray this works out for Russ.... It gave us some hope that he may find work....

I must admit since Russ received the news about his review, that I went into  frugal mode.... Even tho I always try and save money I started to relax and not watching my money like I should....

I got out my Tightwad Gazette books.... started going through them....  I relearned some things I had forgotten about or I should I say got lazy....

A couple of things I started doing was saving the rubber bands around veggies, newspapers and ect.... Yes I restarted the newspaper before the review... The newspaper is one thing I have stopped and restarted and stopped and restarted.... Russ and I enjoy reading the newspaper in print and not on the computer....

One other thing I had done was buy a new wet/dry Swiffer before the review.... the pads you buy are expensive..... goodness....I use my Swiffer mainly for wet mopping.... I sweep the floors first with a old fashion broom... :) I decided after I bought the Walmart's brand of pads for my Swiffer I needed to come up with something to use for mopping.... As I was changing Jack when I was watching him, A light bulb went off...  Even tho he wears pampers a thought came to my mind about cloth diapers..
So I ordered some cloth unbleached diapers from amazon.... the reason for unbleached was I really don't want white bright ones because it will show me how disgusting my floors get from the dogs....So  I toned it down with unbleached ones.... :) The good thing is I can wash them after mopping and also bleach them and reuse them.... no buy pads for my Swiffer....

We are excited for this 4 day weekend we have.... get away from the whole work stuff and just plan on relaxing....

We are going to have a NO spend weekend.... Yesterday I went food shopping at Aldi's....

Tomorrow I will be watching my grandson while Russ helps Tim and Jessica empty there storage unit.... I can't wait to see my grandson....

One night we are going to  have a pizza and popcorn movie night at home.... I have enough coupons to get a free large pizza at Casey's., And I have a special container that I pop popcorn in  the microwave.... I season the pop corn.... no microwave popcorn in the bags....with who knows what oil it is popped in... So we will have a nice stay at home pizza movie night....

We are going out to lunch one of the days at Red Robbins...I have a gift card for Red Robbins....

I bought some meat yesterday at Aldi's and will be grilling this weekend...

I hope you have a wonderful weekend...

Thursday, May 21, 2015

busy busy!!!!

Russ and I need to stop and look around and see how much we are blessed with everything we have.....

It has been a very stressful few weeks since he was told to find another job with in the company..... I am not going to go into it but we are realizing that we are facing with retirement a lot sooner than we thought.... So a lot of decisions we have to make or at least think about....

My dryer decided to quit..... it did this a year or so ago.... We replaced the part and it has done the same thing again.... I ordered the part but this time I ordered two... Russ can fix it and the part is $4.25 I feel blessed that Russ can do this and we have a son that can do it also.... It saves a great deal of money right now....I just don't need to buy a dryer right now with the wedding 4 weeks away....

I finally have my dress for the wedding... It has taken 3 to feel good about a dress...

Stephanie's Bridal shower was fun.... She got a lot of goodies for her kitchen.... She was tickled silly.... I got to know a lot of her friends from her church....

Russ has a 4 day weekend....And we are looking forward to it....Saturday we will be helping our Son Tim move things out of storage.... they had put a lot of stuff in storage when they were selling the house.... Now that they are pretty much settled into the new house they want to get the stuff out of storage and stop paying the storage fees..... Don't blame them there.. I get to see my grandson so I am a happy camper....

Sunday we want to go to church....We have been so bad about going.... And want to get back to going...

Monday and Tuesday we are just going to relax.....

I hope you have a fantastic evening....