Tuesday, May 19, 2009

WOW I am really scared

I don't know where I thought the money for Ally to go to TTU was going to come from and NOW I am really scared . OK so she got the HOPE scholarship , but , that is ONLY $4000 off of a 4 year bill of $74,000 . How the HELL do people send there kids to college in 2009 ? I am FREAKING out and nobody seems to think it is that big of a deal . I do not want my child to end up like me ....... ashamed that she did not go to college . Ray says that Ally is going to have to take out the loans for school herself . That is NOT the way this was supposed to go . I PRAY this is not as BIG of a deal as I am making it out to be . I am a worrier ..... PLEASE GOD tell me what to do here .

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

OMG ...... coupons ..... what a concept ..... DUH

I feel so stupid for just now doing coupons . They are really GREAT and why have I been wasting my money for soooooo long . I am really excited to be in "the know" now and it is kind of FUN ... shhhhhhhhhhhh don't tell I said that :) I found a good list online this morning and thought I would share with all of you guys so ENJOY


With gas prices climbing higher, we’d all like to visit the filling station less often. Follow these 10 simple suggestions and you’ll notice a difference!

1. Avoid warming up your car for a prolonged period of time. Less than a minute warm-up time is enough, even on a cold morning.

2. When starting from dead stop, accelerate slowly. Drive the speed limit. Slow and steady’s safe—and it saves gas.

3. Did you know that idling your engine for one minute consumes the same amount of gas as re-starting the engine? Don’t turn the engine off and on needlessly.

4. Extra weight in the car, trunk, or on top of your car will reduce your mileage. If you can, get rid of extra tires, back seats and unnecessary heavy objects.

5. When you’re on the highway, keep your windows closed. Open windows reduce mileage by about 10%.

6. Have regular tune-ups and change your air filter often to ensure gas efficiency.

7. Take public transportation, carpool, and combine shopping trips. Walking or biking is better for your budget and your health.

8. Instead of buying a new car, join a car-sharing program such as I-GO, which lets you reserve and drive cars by the hour—they cover insurance, gas, parking, and maintenance.

9. Consider a hybrid. A hybrid combines an electric motor with a conventional gas-powered engine. Over its lifetime, a hybrid will use roughly half the gas a conventional car uses.

10. Urge your elected officials to raise fuel economy standards to 40 miles per gallon. Doing this would save nearly 4 million barrels of oil a day!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

GEEZ .... longtime NO blog

I am going to get back to my blog for 2009 ... it has been a very busy holiday season and I do hope that everyone has had a good one . MORE TO COME :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

We are home from Destin !!!

we had a GREAT time with our family and friends in FL . I really want to make it a yearly thing that we do .... maybe Raymond will go for it .... we'll see :)

Monday, September 29, 2008

a REALLY mommy lunch

My baby Sarah was being a little difficult and I calmed her by telling her that she could have a SPECIAL lunch if she stopped WHINING ........ I know now that I can officially change her outlook with cheese,grapes and ABC tater tots. WOW call me amazed

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

finished product ..... it will grow !!!!!

we got our hair fixed and it will grow . Jill did a REALLY good job with what she had left on her head :)

Sarah got a hold of scissors ...... GOD help me

Please EVERYONE put your scissors out of sight and reach so you don't have to learn the hard way like I did . Sarah scalped herself yesterday . I thank GOD she did not hurt herself and hair grows back eventually . I am blessed with my husband and my daughter and friends that got me thru this . I have not cried that hard in a LONG time . I took her to get it fixed and it does look better .