Saturday, November 29, 2008

It's getting old

I posted the other day that I was recovering and surprised that the pain was not intense as I imagined, but today I am a little annoyed as even though not extreme, my jaw pain is still there. I joked that this was a good diet (getting a tooth pulled) but now it is not a joke. I have actually not eaten that much. It still hurts to chew. I know I am a big baby, but I this pain stuff is getting old.

Plus my days and nights are all messed up again. I am staying up at night, sleeping in, and then unable to fall asleep the next night. So here it is almost 2:00am and I can not sleep.

Ok, complaining over.

We did have a great day though. I got to sleep in; go to bank; make chocolate chip cookies with the boys; relax; watch ELF with boys; make batch of laundry soap; make onion soup; order Christmas card photos; buy stamps for Christmas cards (we send out 100); and do some laundry. It is nice to not have to be somewhere or do something. I think the boys enjoyed our day too.

After the boys went to bed I watched PS I LOVE YOU. It was sad, but good.

I should do the dishes as we still have not cleaned up from making the cookies, but instead I am blogging. Actually, I really should be sleeping, but I am too wide awake for that.

Tomorrow, we will sleep in and straighten the house. Then at 5:00 I have to work (babysitting.) The boys are going to my mom's.

Sunday is church and get ready for our week. Back to work and school and co-op. And maybe back to bed at a reasonable time for me as well.

What are you weekend plans?


Friday, November 28, 2008

Flashback Friday

My friend Courtney also does Flashback Friday on her blog. This week she posted some of Thanksgiving pasts, so I thought I would do the same.

Us-Thanksgiving 2006 /Jason was 8, Joshua was 3, I was 27

Thanksgiving 2007, my mom & I

Thursday, November 27, 2008


I must admit the pain has not been as bad as I thought having my last wisdom tooth pulled. I will say I have been very tired!!! I slept all day yesterday. Fortunately for me we are staying at my mom's and they have been taking care of my boys & I. It is nice when you don't feel so good to have your mommy around. So, yes, I am still a baby. But I realize how blessed I am to have the mom I do. Mom, I LOVE YOU!


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tuesday Treasure

Courtney does Tuesday Treasures, check out her treasures this week

Friday night I hosted a Lia Sophia jewelry party. My friend, Kristen is selling it. She offered to let me use her house for a party as my house is too small. I was reluctant as I rarely wear jewelry or spend money, but I am so glad I had the party.

We all had a good time. I brought snacks, plus my grandma made oatmeal cookies and my mom made a cake (thanks guys.)

Me wearing one of my free necklaces

From the party sales, I got about $380 worth of free jewelry. I got my mom, sisters, future sister in law, & niece all a Christmas gift. I got myself stuff as well. It was nice to pick stuff out for me. As a hostess I got to buy any item for $15, plus any item half price, in addition to my free stuff. In all I got like $500 worth of stuff for $38 (not including buying the snacks.)

It made me feel special to pick stuff out for myself.

This also got me thinking how much calmer and happier I have been over the past month. This is my true Tuesday treasure. I started taking birth control to regulate my cycle which had become crazy, thus causing my hormones to also be really whacked. In just one short month I feel better. Now I know ultimately more time with the Lord is what I need most, but my body needed something to kick start it back to some normalcy. This is such a praise.

In addition we are so blessed which makes me so content and happy as well. We are all healthy and have SO much. I just paid all of Nov. bills and caught my electric bill up to date (thanks for a wonderful donation through this blog!!!)

God is so good, all the time!

Have a great day!


Monday, November 24, 2008


Tues. at 4:30pm I am getting my 4th wisdom tooth removed. I am a big baby with this stuff, so I am imagining it will hurt ALOT!!! Please pray for me. Thanks! -Becky

Is the tooth fairy going to come for my tooth tomorrow night?

Monday, November 17, 2008


I have all the money needed to have my tooth pulled next Tues. I got a few donations from my church and people in my church. Thanks so much!!! God is so good!!! Now how can I avoid the pain part? lol! -Becky


Hello! I finally got the CVS extra care bucks to work for me. This week CVS is having a deal if you buy $10 worth of Glade products you get $5 in extra care bucks back. I had two buy one get one free coupon for a scented oil candle. So first I bought two candles. I used the buy one get one free coupon, paying only about $6 for two candle and I got $5 in extra care bucks back. Then in my second transaction I bought two more candles with another buy one get one free coupon. So I paid another $6, getting another $5's back in extra care bucks. So now I spent $12 out of pocket and had $10 to spend at CVS. I bought four packs of candle refills for $3.99 each, with two $1.50 off coupons. So I paid first with my $10 free. Then I only had to pay $2.74 out of pocket. And I got back another $5 in extra care bucks to use at CVS. So I bought myself shampoo (it was needed) and a chapstick for Jason, and each boy got candy. I paid with the $5 in CVS first, and then had to pay .28 cents out of pocket.

So all together I paid about $16 out of pocket and I got:
four Glade scented oil candle starter kits
four sets of three each refills for Glade candle kits
Hershey candy bar
Ring pop
CVS brand shampoo, supposed to be equivalent to Pantene brand, if not I will return it

I got all this for $16 (candy not in photo as boys already ate it.)

I am so excited! I am giving the candle sets to Joshua's teachers and aides for Christmas, so I spent $4 each (making shampoo & candy free) and these are valued at $10 (kit was $6, candle refill $4.) Good deal.

The best part is I have another buy one get one free coupon and buy two refills get one free, so I will go to CVS again tomorrow and get another two candles for $6 (using the buy one get one free coupon) then I will get $5 back in extra care bucks to use at CVS. Then I will buy 3 more refills for $3.99 each minus the one free, will cot me about $8. I will pay with the $5 CVS money first, making my out of pocket $3. Plus I will get $5 more extra care bucks for CVS. So it will be $9 for two more candle kits and three more refills. So I will have to more gifts for $9, plus $5 in extra care bucks. And we need new batteries. COOL!!!

Homeschool update

We just had an awesome homeschool day. We got almost all our work done and it was so calm. We only needed less than 3 hours. Jason only has reading left to do. Plus I got caught up on some laundry (even though there is always more to do, lol!)

We are not behind on anything except spelling, so if we have to, we will finish it over the summer.

Now we are off to gym class.

Have a great day!

My weekend

Fri. night I worked at a temple doing dishes for a service they had. They serve tea and coffee and pastries and hor dourvs (how is that spelled?) they use real dishes and real teacups with saucers. It is mindless work though. I just rinse, dry, and repeat. My mom watched the boys, they slept at her house.

I got home around 11:00pm, but could not fall asleep so I watched Because I said So (we got movies at the library during day on Friday.) The movie was ok.

Then Sat. I slept in till 11:00am (which was SO nice) then went to get the boys. I made a baked ziti for a friend at church who is ill. Then we went to Josh's soccer party (soccer is over till spring.) Then Jason had a ct scan on his foot. He has been having some pain in it lately. It is not broken or fractured or sprained, we discovered he has two bones that are supposed to be separate that are fused. We'll see about treatment options when we go back to podiatrist.

Then Sat. night I babysat. Joshua came with me, Jason stayed home with my mom. It was an early night and we got home by 9:00pm.

Sunday we went to church,then had a friend and her 5 year old son over for lunch. Then we relaxed and I napped. We straightened the house a bit, and I cooked slider burgers and fries and peas for dinner. Everyone liked the dinner. Yeah!!

Sunday night we watched Extreme Makeover Home Edition. The family had 5 boys adopted from Haiti, 3 from domestic, and 3 biological boys. 11 boys in total. It was a nice show. ABC also sent truck loads of stuff to orphanage boys came from in Haiti. It was cool to see. We even got to see kids in Haiti receiving the stuff. They were so thankful!!!

I also talked to Duane on the phone after the boys had fallen asleep. We had not talked in over two months (except I called him on his birthday to wish him a happy birthday.) It was nice to talk to him, but I am not sure what God wants in that situation and I want to put GOD first!!!

So that was our weekend. It wasn't too bad, we got some family time, fellowship time, some relax time, and some cleaning done. Plus I don't think I yelled at boys all weekend!!! Yeah! I have been very calm this past month.

How was your weekend? -Becky

Friday, November 14, 2008

Flashback Friday

My friend Courtney likes us to do flashback Friday on our blogs. I like the idea too. You can check out her flashback's here. Here is mine:

this is my boys just 3 short years ago in Dec. 2005. Jason was 7, Josh was 2.

I can not believe how much bigger they look now:

my boys this fall

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Wow, both my boys were asleep by 10 tonight. That is impressive.

Today I had a really hard time getting Joshua up (he went to bed about 10:30 last night.) It is hard to wind my boys down at night, especially since we were at church last night and then after we had a snack and watched a little tv (it was bribery.) So Joshua was late for school again. I think that makes about 24 times so far (he has had 44 days of school, so this is bad!!!) Maybe I am exaggerating a little (I sure hope so!!!.)

So after I brought Josh to school late, Jason & I went to co-op. That went well. I am doing a dinosaur theme with my preschoolers so today we made dino eggs and dino sludge (chocolate pudding.) The sludge went over well. We made it with rice milk as one of my preschoolers can not have milk or dairy.

Jason had a good day at school. We left at 2:20 to go get Josh from school, then I took Jason to a doctor's appointment. After we stopped at Target to get Kung Fu Panda (Josh had a gift card for there that he still had from his birthday.)

Then we came home and watched the movie while eating a delicious dinner from co-op. Josh & I liked it but Jason only ate a pear & a slice of bread. I guess he is more picky than I thought. After I ate, I feel asleep for about 20 min. so I am not sure if I will ever get to bed tonight.

Then I put the boys to bed. Joshua did pretty good. We read and then cuddled. He only got up 3 times (once to pee, two times to tell me something) before he fell asleep. Jason read in bed about an hour then fell asleep. I think because I was reading a book and the house was so quiet. The tv distracts him and keeps him up.

So I read A Walk To Remember. I had seen the movie but the book was better. I could not put it down and read the whole thing. I still have tears in my eyes.

I hope I am not boring you, just wanted to relay how calm it is in my house. Now I am going to do the dishes, take out the trash, and get my clothes ready for bed tomorrow and try to go to bed.

Tomorrow I work my office job from 9:15am-2:15pm, then another job from 7:00pm-11:00pm. My mom will watch Jason in day and both boys at night. My mom is such an amazing blessing to us.

Good night! -Becky

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tuesday Treasures

sometimes they do get along

check out some more Tuesday Treasures at Courtney's Blog

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Reward for cleaning

I was supposed to work my babysitting job at 5, but the mom cancelled me so as a reward for all the hard work my boys did I took them to the mall. Josh got a build a bear gift card last Christmas so I figured he could finally use it. I have only been in the mall one other time this year with my mom. We are not big mall people or shoppers for that matter. I prefer, if I need something, to try and get it first free; second, used; or if I have to pay full price, I buy it online (to at least avoid taking two boys shopping.)

Joshua made a bear, and got it a shirt, and sunglasses. He had the $10 gift card and an $8 off coupon. So out of pocket he paid $3, of his own money of course. Jason wanted a bear too. He made one, and got it sunglasses, and a sport outfit. He had a $10 gift card and $5 off coupon so he spent about $12 out of pocket. They were excited to make there own stuffed animals. Josh made a koala, Jason made a bear.

They both used there own money. They also bought themselves dinner with there own money and Jason also bought me dinner. So the outing only cost me some gas money. Plus we took my sister too so we got to bond with her. It was nice.

Jason with his new bear, Fred

Joshua dancing with his new koala, Wally

I also used a gift card I had gotten from Bath & Body Works to get 8 moisturizing hand soaps to use as teacher gifts. I will keep one as I love that hand soap. They were on sale 4 for $10, not a bad deal. But they were free for me as I had a gift card. I like shopping without spending any of my own money.

Clean room

Today we spent 4 hours cleaning Jason & Josh's room. They have a very small room. It is 7' x 11'. They have 1 closet and 1 shelf (that is like a second closet not closed in.) We pulled everything out, cleaned and dusted, then put stuff back in neatly (and threw away three bags of toys, old clothes, garbage, etc.) We also moved the bearded dragon out into the living room. Here are the results:

Below is Josh's bed, above is Jason's loft bed. Inside is his desk. It is so neat and organized right now. The goal is he will use it to do homeschooling work (it has a light under there.) The book shelf has Jason's book on top shelf and some of Josh's book on second shelf.

This is the shelf that my stepfather, Scott, custom built. It is next to where there clothes closet is. The top shelf that you see is a share shelf with all there board games. The second shelf is all Josh's toys. The bottom is all Jason's toys. You can't see the very top shelf which is the tv, dvd player, and video games. The boys can only use this tv to watch dvds and / or play video games (with my permission first) so I don't mind it in there room.
Of course there is no room for any new toys so I hope we don't get too much for Christmas (others tend to spoil my boys, because I get them like 1 gift each.)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

big baby

After a torturous cleaning at the dentist Monday it is confirmed I need my last wisdom tooth pulled. It is scheduled for Tues. Nov. 25th.

I realize I have been putting this off for 9 years, because I don't like the dentist. Well, the dentist I don't actually mind, the pain I CAN DO WITHOUT!!! Yes, I am a big baby. But I have already had 3 wisdom teeth out (the first when I was 16.) And it HURTS!!!

I will stop my whining now.

Pray that I raise the $290 needed to get the tooth pulled. I can't believe I am going to pay someone to hurt me.

Ok, confess when is the last time you went to the dentist? -Becky

what do boys do best?


Joshua climbing a wall (following his brother, note the foot in upper left corner)
Jason after climbing up an old lookout

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


well I had a complete calm feeling for my conversation with big Jason last night regarding our son. God told me what to say and when to close my mouth. Thanks for all your prayers! I think I finally realize it is God who is in control of it all, not big Jason, not the courts. Even if it is not the way I think it should be, God knows what He is doing (why don't I always realize that?)

Please pray for big Jason & his wife, Donna. They need the Lord, and they need some financial provisions. They have had a tough year. Please pray big Jason would meet little Jason on his terms so my son feels loved not abandoned by his father. Thanks so much! -Becky

my mailman & my superman

Monday, November 3, 2008

another why it matters story

this came to me after I posted original post this morning:

Another story from Woman #3

"I was a divorced 22 year old mother of 2 children, when I met and fell in love with who I thought was the greatest man on earth. We were together for about a year and 1/2 when I got pregnant. I wanted very much to keep the baby, although I knew it was going to be hard, especially having 2 babies already.

I wasn't sure if I was going to marry this man or not, and we spent many days crying and trying to decide what to do, whether I should have an abortion or not. We chose "NOT" to have the baby. In my heart I knew that I was not doing the right thing, and then again I felt confused. I was very embarrassed about being pregnant, not married and having 2 babies already, I felt I couldn't tell my Parents at all. I did wind up telling my Mother, and I praise God that I had a Mother who I was able to go to with this decision I had made.

The Father of the baby drove me to my appointment at Planned Parenthood, and I was quickly given what they call the counseling portion of the process. I will never forget the pain of that day! Not the pain from the actual "procedure", but the pain of "NOT" wanting to have the abortion, but yet, having it anyway. When I look back I wonder, what was I thinking???? I loved babies, I loved children, I loved being a Mom. Personally, I think I did it to please the Father of the Baby, the Love of my Life, the Greatest Man on Earth, the one that I wasn't sure if we were going to truly have a life together.

I have to tell you, this man is my Husband today, of 22 years. We remained together, and there is "NOT" one day that goes by that we don't regret having the abortion 23 years ago. And there are always reminders of our "SIN" and always pain in our hearts that we couldn't hold that child in our arms all these years, and watch him or her grow into a Beautiful Godly person that God intended him or her to be. We have shed many painful tears and memories of our decision "NOT" to have this child. We so look forward to holding that child one day, and telling him or her how loved he or she is.

My reason for telling you my story too is because there are so many different situations that different women are in. Here I was with the Father of my child, and I wasn't sure if he would stay with me, or leave, and 24 years later he is still with me. We were blessed with another child from God, and she is our greatest testimony. We truly feel that she is a miracle, she was our second chance from God to be the Parents that He created us to be.

Those of you who are voting & thinking about the issues on abortion, please rethink why you are voting for the candidate that thinks it's personally ok to just have an abortion. Having an abortion is not freedom, it is a lifelong consequence that never frees your heart, mind & soul. Please think about our stories...I am constantly reminded of what I did to my precious little baby so many years ago. My heart breaks over & over and even though I know God has forgiven me, I am having the hardest time forgiving myself.

May God Bless you and keep you in His Loving Care"
-Woman #3

How many more countless woman have been affected by abortion, and know all too well that it does matter???

PRAYER-abortion minded woman

I received a comment off blog that a woman my sister knows is 6 weeks pregnant and abortion minded. PRAY she would change her mind. My sister and her husband want to adopt her baby (they are young but so far unable to have there own children.) It would be amazing if she would realize that baby is wanted and would chose life. Thanks! -Becky

Why it matters (sensitive pro life post)

I was reading about how sometimes it seems Christians only care about the hot topics such as gay marriage and abortion, in regards to the polls. Well, of course that couldn't be further from the truth. However, these things do matter as they affect lives. I am not going to get into anything about gay people and there wanting to marry. That is an issue I don’t feel led to discuss.

A huge hot topic with Christians though is the subject of abortion. After reading my friend Courtney's amazing post about this issue, and the Lord tugging at my heart I feel I need to discuss the issue of abortion. It does matter. Pro-life people say it is the woman’s right to chose, and that is what is happening in America and all over the world. But those babies, yes they are babies, they have no choice, no voice.

Before you think that I could not possibly understand this issue, I will tell my story. It is not my intent to judge those who have had or are considering abortion. It is instead my intent to inform how abortion does matter.

I was a good girl growing up. I thought I was living a good life. Although I did not know the Lord personally, I thought surely I would get into heaven. I got good grades, played with my siblings, loved my parents (my mom and awesome stepfather Gary.) I didn’t drink, or do drugs, or skip school. I respected my teachers. I was student council president in 8th grade. I wanted to change the world. I cared.

However, I never felt very pretty. I felt like I was overweight and was insecure. In 7th grade I met a boy who liked me. He was older and in the wrong crowd. But I felt that he needed me and that I could change him. We began an on again off again relationship from that point on.

I was 12, so how much of a relationship was it really? But to me it was.
At one point we broke up and he started dating my cousin, she was his age. That was hard and altered the relationship I had with her for a long time. He eventually ended the relationship with her. After, we started dating again and I felt pressure to do what he wanted. I wanted him to love me, so I gave in. At 14 I started having a sexual relationship.

Thinking back it sickens me as I was just a child, but I thought I was so grown up.

Not long after the sexual relationship began I discovered I was pregnant. I remember that day so clearly. I was at his house and his whole family was somewhere in his house. I was just crying and screaming. I didn’t believe it. I was 14, what did I know.

He was so happy. I was in shock. Once the pregnancy was furthered confirmed I didn’t know what to do. I went to Planned Parenthood and was treated coldly, like a number. They explained my options or so they said. I was scheduled for an abortion. It was all such a whirlwind.

I did not want to have that abortion. I did not want to lose my boyfriend. I was living in a fantasy. But the reality was that I could barely handle my own life, so I thought the best thing for that baby was to not be born. My boyfriend was a drinker, he also did some drugs, and on more than one occasion he had put his hands on me. I am not sure why I put up with all that, but I guess I thought I couldn’t do any better. But ultimately I didn’t want that life for my baby. I wish now that I never had to make that choice. I wish I was never pregnant at 14, but mostly I wish that abortion were not an option.

I remember also the day of my appointment. I remember another girl screaming who had gone before me. I remember the noises and the doctor explaining what he was doing. It was like an out of body experience. I remember afterwards sitting in a green chair in a recovery room watching jeopardy. Oh how I still hate that show.

But the worst part of it all is how my life seemed to go on as if it had never happened. As if I had not made a choice to the end the life of my baby. A baby who at only 6 or 7 weeks already had a heartbeat and life!!!!

I re-read my journals of the time after the abortion; and I became a self-absorbed teenager again. Yet inside I was dying. Thoughts of suicide invaded my mind on seemingly normal days. I resumed the destructive relationship with my boyfriend. I fought with my mother. I missed a lot of school.

Guess what? My life changed that day and I can never get that back. So it does matter. Often I think of how old that child would be. I imagine he would have been a boy. I would have named him Aaron.

Now I didn’t know it then but through my abortion I would eventually come to know the Lord; as I subconsciously wanted a baby after that, hence getting pregnant three years later. That child is now my oldest son. Before he turned 1, I accepted Jesus in my heart, to be Lord of my life. But as I post pictures of my two boys I can’t help thinking that someone is missing.

Now I have given all this to God and I know He has forgiven me and is holding my child for me to one day meet face to face, but still is hurts. I can be forgiven yet still remember.

So I implore you, as you may want to pass over the abortion issue. Reconsider!!! Girls and woman are affected; it is not a quick fix. Yes, I made a choice, and yes my life would have been hard no matter what, as I was the one who got pregnant at 14. But do not believe the lie that it doesn’t matter.

Decide where you stand on the issue (where does GOD stand really?) and find out if your candidate has the same stance. It is important and it does matter.

The above is my story, but I also have permission to share another abortion story, so to show this is affecting other woman not just me:

"The story does not end here. I am woman #2 and here is my story and I while I don’t judge people, as that is God’s job, I have an obligation to share my truth……..

I was a 27 year old woman, and I had just landed the job I had been looking for. My career was just beginning. I was dating what seemed like the millionth wrong guy hoping he would turn into the right one if only a few of his major flaws would change. I was on a business training trip when I discovered I was pregnant. Being raised in the lie of women’s liberation my choice was clear, an abortion was my only option. I am ashamed to say that I never even considered anything else. My life and career was just beginning, the boyfriend was not going to last, my parents (who lived way across the country at this point) would be disappointed. Especially my Dad. Embarrassed about my situation, I made an appointment at Planned Parenthood and got the required “counseling” if you could call it that and signed on for the abortion. I showed up on my appointed day and sat in a room full of total strangers whose faces I never saw as I sat in a bull pen of liberated women who could not face each other. No one was discussing how great it was to have this freedom to control our destinies. We could not even look at each other. It was the most horrible feeling that I could have imagined. I should have gotten up and left but facing the consequences of my mistake was something I still could not do. What a strong and smart woman I found out I really wasn’t that day. Instead I was weak and succumbed to the pressures of being a woman who could put herself first and live out her dreams without regard for others, just like a man or so I thought.

That is what I was told to believe, women’s liberation gave me that false freedom. As soon as the procedure to take my child’s life was complete I learned about the lies of women’s liberation. The lie that I have control of my body and no one should be able to make the decision for me regarding an unwanted pregnancy. How many times have I prayed that one person would have tried to talk me out of my decision to get an abortion that day? It was not my choice, it was God’s gift to me and this world and I snuffed it out because I didn’t think it would fit. I never even tried it on, and I returned it back to Him in a very nasty fashion. I was not a 14 year old girl like woman #1, I was a 27 year old woman with a good job who could have figured it out because I really am smart, despite my obscenely naive decision to play God. I am still embarrassed by that pregnancy, but not for the same reasons as before.

To all who are voting think about the abortion issue. Women are different from men when it comes to a lot of things, especially sex and children. Anyone who doesn’t honor that difference and realize that abortion is a quick and false solution to a much more difficult problem does not get my vote. Women’s liberation should never have sought to make us the same as men, because we are not. The choice I made with my body that day forever bruised my soul. I did not know that was going to happen. The embarrassment I feared would have faded as soon as that sweet baby showed his face, the memory of what did to that sweet baby has never faded. I too know that God has forgiven me and is holding my child for me to meet one day. I have been forgiven, but I also, will never forget.

It is a really important issue, and we women do not have all the facts about it. What I learned is that abortion is not a freedom, but a prison that we choose for our self. Where do you stand? Think about it long and hard. I assure you it is not as easy as you think."

Matthew 11:28-30
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
Matthew 11:28-30

I just read this on someone else's blog and I so needed to read it today!!! -Becky

prayer needed for tonight 7:15pm-9:00pm

Tonight at 7:30pm I will be having a phone conference with Jason's dad. I have not spoken with him for over 10 months. I allow him to have this power over me. It is sick. Please pray I would give that all to the Lord and speak only His words.
Please around 7:15pm, up through 9:00pm I ask if you remember please pray (just a minute or two, I am not asking you to pray the entire time, just at anytime during that time period.) I need it!!! Thanks! -Becky

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Pity Party

Lately I have been having myself a nice pity party. (As reflected in my past few posts.) Plus I have not even been posting that much lately.

Today I had plans to clean house, bake bread, cook a nice dinner, and start doing some Christmas gifts (we are making them.) And enjoy time with my boys!!!

Instead I:
slept in (missing Jason's doctor's appointment)
took Joshua to his soccer game (15 min. late)
fed Josh a hot dog (and me too) and candy for lunch
went to bank to deposit a check and get boys allowance
put gas in the car
did two loads of laundry (still not folded or put away)
watched about four episodes Little House on the Prairie (we are on season 6)
took a nap
made a batch of homemade laundry soap
yelled at the boys
cooked some kind of meat for dinner
ate weird meat dinner with Josh (Jason would have no part) with left over biscuits and fries from last nights KFC and of course some more candy
made boys pick candy they were keeping from yesterday so we can get rid of the rest (they each got two bags full of candy, which I will end up eating if it stays in our house)
I also let Josh paint some Christmas sun catchers (he got mad that I gave him black paint, project was a debacle)

So we ate horrible, watched way too much TV, and did no chores, fun family stuff, or Christmas gifts. What a wasted day!

So please join me in my pity party!!! We sure have lots of junk food for it!!!


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Nov. 2008 Budget

Jason $386 ($96.50 weekly)
Joshua $170 ($85 bi-weekly)
Office Work $420
Mon. childcare $210 (working 3 Mondays)
Sat. night job $120 (working 2 Saturday nights)
Temple $ 50 (working one Fri. night)

Total $1356

*Tithe $140
Savings $
Offering $ 70 (Compassion Child $35 / Solutions $25 / F.O.F. $10)
*Rent $500
Car Repairs $
*Car insurance $ 80 (due 11/13)
Gas for car $160
*Allowance $ 60
Gas & electric bill $215
*Phone $ 24 (for basic phone only with taxes)
Non groceries $ 30 (contact stuff, misc.)
Freedom account $ 80
*HSLD $11
Clothes $ 0
Spending $ 0
Dentist for me $80

total $1450

will be negative $94, I just sold something online for $34 after shipping & fees, so I need to find a way to come up with another $60 this month. Plus I need to not spend on unbudgeted items!!!


With God I managed to pay all Oct. bills & Nov. rent.

This month I had a few extras. I had to pay $100 to fix my headlight. I had to pay $24 to renew my license and $20 to get some papers from motor vehicle. I also got started on Christmas buying some supplies to make a few gifts. I also bought some stuff not budgeted for.

I am starting Nov. with:

checking account $0
emergency fund $200
money for Jason's birthday gift & party $80
money for brake job $200

Praise the Lord that I have no debt or overdue bills (except my electric bill which I am going to catch up on this month.)