Saturday, November 29, 2008


Although I was so busy before Thanksgiving that I did not get a Thanksgiving post up, my heart has been filled with gratitude this week. God has been better to us than we deserve. Even in the seemingly bad things that happen I am determined to find something to be grateful for. I am thankful for Gods grace, my family, my Church and my friends. These are the things that make my life complete.
We were blessed to have most of my family, and Tim's Mom and Dad here for Thanksgiving. I did not take many pictures because I was busy, and because my family does not care to be published on my blog!

We had 18 people here. I put a table in the living room for the adults and the kids ( and 2 of my nieces) ate in the kitchen.
The kids have been begging for a month to put up the Christmas tree. We hope to get it up tonight.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Launching a new blog

A few weeks ago I discovered a new hobby~Glass Etching. I have started a blog to sell some of my creations. Please check it out and let me know what you think.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Kroger Deals

I was quiet pleased with my deals I got at Krogers tonight. They had a mix and match deal that if you bought 10 items you got 5.00 off your total. Combine these deals with coupons and you really get a good deal. I also had a 10% coupon off my total because it was a new store. This is more than a weeks worth of groceries, and I got some things for my Christmas baking. Best of all it is under Budget!!
I will not list everthing but here are some of my deals:
  • 1/2 gallon Milk 1.oo (4)
  • Cereal 1.13 (4)
  • Peanuts 1.00 (2)
  • 1/2 gallon of ice cream FREE
  • Quacker oats Free (4)
  • Domono Sugar 1.50
  • Pizza Rolls 2.50 (7)
  • Betty Crocker pototoes -Some FREE others less than a 1.00 (5)
  • Hamburger Helper FREE (1)
  • Tylonal Rapid Release FREE (4)
  • Tylonal PM Rapid Release FREE (3) 1.00(1)
  • Toaster Studal 1:00 (1) 1.50 (2)

I did this in three transactions but my combined total before sales and coupons was..............


Total I paid...............


a 71% savings

I LOVE a good deal!!!!

A New Blogger

I want to welcome my friend Lisa Plemmons to the blogging world. You can also access her blog on my link list.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Why I am not without Hope since the election

Here are a few thoughts that have been rumbling around in my head the last two days. I think that it goes without saying that I did not want Obama to win. I was very disappointed that he won so handily. I was also disappointed today to find out that the Republicans did not come out to vote in as great of numbers as the Democrats. McCain was not my 1st, 2nd, or even 3rd choice, but he was the candidate that was picked, and to not come out to vote for him was a vote for Obama.
All that being said, I am still proud to be an American! Our country has had bad Presidents before. We have had things in our past that I am not proud of (aka slavery), and I abhor of our stance on abortion. But America is still in the best country in the world. I will not be joking about moving to Canada.(I apologize to my Canadian friends.) I did not think that it was funny or patriotic when Democrats said it after Bush won.

Here are a few reasons I am not without hope because of the election.

  • My hope is in God and not politics. "Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord." Ps. 31:24 "Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise, who is the health of my countenance, and my God."Ps.43:5
  • God is still on the throne.
  • To be hopeless means having no hope, no possibility of solution, and impossible to solve. "With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26
  • The Dems did not get a filibuster proof congress. So I will be vigilant and call all my congressmen when a bad bill comes up.
  • Kentucky is still a red state! Kentucky was the first state called for McCain. We also sent back our Republican Representative and Senator (one of the ones that the Dems had targeted to take his seat).
  • Gay marriage ban passed in all 3 states where it was being voted on.
  • I still have a great husband, kids, family, church, and friends.
  • The sun is still coming up everyday.
Is there things that I don't like and am worried about? Yes! But you get less gray hair, sleep better and are happier when you look at the glass half full!

Here is a link to a great post about the difference faith in our lives makes, and also brings into perspective our blessing that we enjoy in America.