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 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!