Need an answered prayer?

JMJ Do you have a prayer request? A special need?  Well, I spent all night placing a live webcam to Lourdes, France on my website, including a little mailbox to their prayer request email.  All kinds of weird computer problems kept cropping up, and I kept offering them up as a prayer, which did help to keep me from being annoyed.  Then... This morning I got an email from a friend who told me that today is OUR LADY OF LOURDES FEAST DAY!  Wow.  I had no idea!  That is just so cool... ...more

It Used to Bother Me, But I Take a Pill for That Now

The last week of the month is always exciting around here because - in addition to our normal bills  - it's Prescription Time! (Sorry, I'm not savvy enough - yet! - to have catchy game show music playing right after you read those words, so you'll just have to imagine it.)...more

The over thinker buys frosting

Over Thinking in the Kitchen with Diana  A friend from work gave me the heads up about the coolest better mouse trap evah Spray Frosting! Its in a can! and you spray it! It's like Cheeze Whiz only not gross! ...more

The fast track toward homelessness

I have $10.77 to my name and four children to feed. My net worth was 20 more , until I realized a calculation error I had made in forgetting about the money I had put in my Gas tank days prior. I wonder if this is what the fast track to homelessness looks like. For the last two years I have robbed Peter to pay Paul. Yes, I live in a middle class home....more

How A Business Meeting Can Save Your Holiday

Got money stress in the marriage during the holidays? Come New Year’s Eve, there may be a warm glow in the fireplace and glasses toasting the end of budgeting madness, but right now, I’d be willing to bet there are a lot of teeth are set on edge, just trying to get through the season. ...more

Secret Spender: Don’t Tell Your Husband

I went to a MaryKay party for clothes. A girlfriend was hosting a designer line that women sell from their living rooms. We sipped wine, tried on pieces and when it came time to fill out the order form for purchase, our hostess elicited the biggest laugh of the night. She said, “Now if you don’t want your husband to know you’re buying clothes, you can write a check to me personally and pick up your items here when they arrive.”...more

Not again. Yes. again.

Infectious Diseasogger Damn it! Again. Dogger woke up lame Thursday morning. Limping, leg drawn up, gate stiff. Damn it. Damn it. Damn it. I'm now channeling Florida from Good Times, thank you no Applause, please just throw money. My first thought was Well. It is kind of cold. Maybe she's just cold.. This was of course bull shit. its been cold and its never been cold enough inside to warrant fits of indiscriminate limping on her part. ...more

Kids Are Watching Everything - Even When They Are Ignoring You

So I'm writing to you today as I'm nursing/over medicating a cold, so if I sound a little nasal, or delirious, it's because I'm on a Robitussin, Benadryl, NyQuil, Lexapro trip right now - bear with me - and let us all thank GOD all the kids are in school. Sometimes I think that when I feel like this, no one in this house has a clue what I'm going through....more

Pumpkin Spice Latte & Frugalista Chic

Ahh... the holidays are upon us... Images of sugar plums dancing in our heads while dreaming if Santa Claus will be providing us with treats (or a big fat lump of coal) under our Christmas trees. Who am I kidding?! That is what I want.. those images on the books I read to my son at bedtime. ...more

I love the holiday drinks. I splurge on Starbucks too. That is actually one of my favorite ...more

Buying Time

Online, In Line I learned something today. The US Postal service is a giant whore. We pay it a lot of money to make us happy and it does and then we go away until the next time we need it and then it charges us more for the same thing and there isn't anything we can do about it because they know how we like it. If the Tea-Party whack jobs wanted to look less like whack jobs they would turn their rummy, unfocused eyes towards the issue of postage. ...more