Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Saturday, March 07, 2009

If you are concerned about the economy and PBO's tax policies, read this

I wonder how many people are considering just not producing any more.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

February Recap

Double your money:

Cleaned off my desk and found $.26 for a total of $.36. Steps 5-6 completed.

Wall push ups: 112
YTD: 212

Crunches: 199
YTD: 351

Saturday, February 14, 2009

February 14, 2009 3 pm

Outside my window...It is sunny but cold.

I am thinking...It has really been a relaxing day

I am thankful for...Getting the laundry done!

From the kitchen...A chicken is stewing

I am wearing...A blue top, blue jeans, blue socks, none of which go together!

I am creating...A nice evening meal: chicken, dressing, cole slaw, baked potato

I am going...To church tomorrow

I am reading...The Master Key System, Charles Haanel

I am hoping..The sun is shining tomorrow

I am hearing...The dryer running

Around the house...I have been picking up the clutter

One of my favorite things...A bubble bath

A few plans for the rest of the week...Enjoy it!

An old time wooden bridge

Monday, February 09, 2009

Weekly Recap

Crunches: 76
YTD: 152

Wall pushups: 50
YTD 100

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Tracey has asked me to explain the "Double Your Money" entry on a previous blog.
It is actually an idea I read on another blog that I thought sounded challenging and fun!
You can get a fuller explanation there.
Basically, you start by finding your seed money. It can't be money you already have.
Then you double it, until your reach $1M.
If you start with a penny, you will reach $1M in 28 steps.
You have to use money you find, items you may find to sell or trade, or investments you can make when you amass enough cash.

For example, let's say I've amassed $5 in the "Double My Money" fund and there's going to be yard sales in my community one weekend. I could take $3 of the $5 and buy a 12 pack of whatever soda is on sale that weekend for a quarter a can, put it on ice, and sell it for 50 cents a can. I would recover my $3 investment and would have made $3 more, growing my fund from $5 to $11 in a Saturday morning.

When the fund grows to say $1,000, you could invest in a mutual fund, put some money into a certificate of deposit, etc. Anything to keep it growing. And, of course, keep picking up change!

I think the point to this whole project is that most of us think we don't have enough to do anything with, when in reality if we just picked up enough pennies we would all be millionaires!

The truth is the little things we do every day really do count!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Home from work today.

Got it in the throat.

Can barely talk.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

January Recap:

Double Your Money:

Found a dime in the break room at work.
Total to date: $.10 (Steps 1-4 completed, working on Step 5)

Crunches: 76

Wall push ups: 50
Well, it's finally happened.
I have wanted to keep this blog non-political but I can't stand it any longer!

This was the last straw!

Several thoughts:

This proves that people in Washington are so out of touch it is ridiculous!

Accelerated Retirement of Inefficient Vehicles Act = Liberal speak for you refuse to buy and drive what I want you to, and since I have the power of the government, I am going to take from you what you want and make you buy what you don't want!

This proposal will target any vehicle with lower fuel-economy ratings. Participants will receive a cash voucher to purchase a more fuel-efficient new car or used car (model year 2004 or later) or receive credit for the purchase of public transportation tickets. Under the legislation, “fuel efficient” means at least 25% better mileage than the CAFE standard. According to Time.com in an article dated Nov 7 2008 the cafe standard for light trucks is 22.2 mpg. Therefore, do the math, 22.2 x 1.25 = 27.75 mpg. Does anyone know of a truck, minivan, or suv, 2004 or newer, that gets 27.75 mpg? And, if available, can you buy it for $4500?

The minimal $1,500–$4,500 voucher value: This one really frosts me! How out of touch do these Washington libs have to be to think you can buy a 2004 or newer vehicle for $1500 to $4500? I checked my Sunday paper today and the only vehicles you can buy for $4500 are the ones that the libs are wanting to crush!

This policy is going to decrease the inventory of available vehicles to purchase. Therefore, due to the Law of Supply and Demand which libs have never heard of, it will cause the price of all vehicles to go up!

It is one thing for someone with a good job to be forced to replace a vehicle, but what about those who are unemployed, underemployed, or poor? And, what about the people in the northern states who need trucks and suvs to get around? And it's not just the north. Look at Arkansas and Kentucky. They are covered in ice and snow. They need the bigger vehicles just to get around

Well, I think I have vented enough. I could go on all day but I have a life and other things to do!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Month is almost over.

Training at work today, more tomorrow.

Tiring, lots to learn.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Outside my window…It is cold! And nasty!
I am thinking…I want some hot chocolate!
I am thankful for…Central heat!
From the kitchen…Don grilled burgers for supper while I drove home, slowly!
I am wearing…black top, black pants, black socks. What can I say, it was a black day!
I am creating…this blog!
I am going…to work tomorrow
I am reading…Proverbs 7
I am hoping…It is warmer tomorrow
I am hearing…Rush Limbaugh over the internet
Around the house…You see cold weather apparel
One of my favorite things…Hot chocolate
A few plans for the rest of the week…Hair appointment tomorrow

My Baby!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

11 am

Outside my window...It is snowing snow pellets and a jogger goes by
I am thinking...He's either dedicated or crazy!
I am thankful for...Not jogging in cold snow pellets!
From the kitchen...Chili is on the menu for the day
I am wearing...red v neck top under a gray fuzzy top, navy slacks, brown socks, No coordinaton today!
I am creating...A better attitude
I am going...To pay bills today
I am reading...Proverbs 4
I am hoping...It warms up
I am hearing...Juice Plus voice com calls
Around the house...It is more welcoming
One of my favorite things...Books!
A few plans for the rest of the week: Hair appointment, preparing for small business trade show

Do you notice a theme in this picture?

Friday, January 23, 2009

6:30 pm

Outside my window...It is dark except for the street lights
I am thinking...It's been a good week
I am thankful for...Sunshine
From the kitchen...We are still eating left over turkey
I am wearing...Turquoise top and jeans
I am creating...This blog
I am going...to KC tomorrow!
I am reading...Proverbs 4
I am hoping...It will be sunny tomorrow
I am hearing...The TV is on in the other room
Around the house...I have a new elephant in the living room!
One of my favorite things...A pedicure!
A few plans for the rest of the week: KC tomorrow, church on Sunday

Our summer home in the country!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." - Margaret Thatcher

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

January 21, 2008 7 pm

Outside my window...It is dark

I am thinking...How much I like my new elephant in the living room

I am thankful for...A call from my son this evening

From the kitchen...We had left over turkey for supper

I am wearing...Gray top with black pants I wore to work

I am creating...A different look for my living room

I am going...To chill out the rest of the evening

I am reading...Proverbs 3

I am hoping...For good weather this weekend

I am hearing...Juice Plus voice com calls

Around the house...It is getting more organized

One of my favorite thigs...The internet!

A few plans for the rest of the week: Kansas City on Saturday!

The fountain at Precious Moments Chapel

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

January 20, 2009 5:30 pm

Outside my window...It is cold and dusk is approaching
I am thinking...It's great to be home!

I am thankful for...A good ultrasound report
From the kitchen...Leftover turkey and dumplings tonight
I am wearing...Hot pink top, black slacks, barefoot (yes, my feet are cold!)
I am creating...A better life
I am going...Take my mother to the doctor tomorrow
I am reading...Proverbs 3 tonight
I am hoping...That it is warmer tomorrow
I am hearing...Fox News - I am listening to details about the inauguration
Around the house...The DW is running
One of my favorite things...Reading!
A few plans for the rest of the week: may go to KC this weekend

Lighthouse in Door County WI

Monday, January 19, 2009

January 19, 2009 2:32 p.m.

Outside my window... It is cloudy and cold and windy
I am thinking... It has been a relaxing day off
I am thankful for... The freedom to express myself
From the kitchen... There is a turkey in the roaster
I am wearing... Sloopy tee shirt, jeans and my Rykas
I am creating... I will make turkey and dumplings later
I am going... Nowhere, today. I am staying home!
I am reading... Articles on the internet
I am hoping... It is not windy tomorrow
I am hearing...The flag being blown about outside
Around the house... I picked up the living room and did some laundry today
One of my favorite things... Curling up with a good book
A few plans for the rest of the week: Shopping and picking up some bargains at Walgreens!

One of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes, taken in July, 2008

Sunday, January 18, 2009

January 18, 2008 2:20 pm

Outside my window...It is cloudy, then sunny, then cloudy again. And windy. That is the only constant.
I am thinking...It's going to be good to relax the rest of the day!
I am thankful for...Living in America
From the kitchen..I have some hamburger patties waiting for the George Forman
I am wearing..blue jeans, fuschia v-neck top and a pair of Rykas
I am creating..A better life for my husband and myself
I am going...To do some more "clutter clearing" tomorrow
I am reading...This Year I Will by M J Ryan
I am hoping...For a good night's sleep
I am hearing...My Juice Plus Voice Com Calls
Around the house...I have generally been "clutter clearing" this year
One of my favorite things...Soaking in a bubble bath
A few plans for the rest of the week: A dr appointment for me and one for my mother.

Don and I started out the New Year with friends at Pizza Hut followed by a very sunshiny drive through the countryside!

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