Tuesday, July 31, 2012

For The Penny Pinchers Among Us

I have recently come to the understanding that I need to find ways to reduce my spending. So in my quest to become a penny pincher, I came across this website called The Krazy Coupon Lady. I was so impressed with the content on the site, I thought I would share it with my readers.

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TV Free Day

I have declared in my home that Wednesday, August 1, 2012 will be a TV free day in my house. I will brave the consequences and chance spending a day with my youngest children sans boob tube. You might be asking yourself what brought this on, and the answer is simple.......I have had enough of the kids sitting in front of the TV and fighting endlessly over what to watch. And no matter how many times I ask them to go play outside the answer is always NO.

So, I have committed myself to spending a day doing things that will remove them from the TV. I am busy planning a picnic lunch at the local park with time allotted for some constructed activities like a walk through the petting zoo. I am truly hoping that the chance to run and play in the wide open spaces of the park will help them to understand that there truly is a life without TV.

Wish me luck and patience.......I got the feeling I'm gonna need it!!!!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Fabulous News

It has been a very long week for me. The recovery from my surgery has left me tired and depressed. But at last today I got some good news. I do not have Cancer. I count myself as lucky that I can say that when I know that so many in this world can not. I will not forget how great a feeling it was when the doctor spoke the news to me. Nor can I forget all of the people who has stood by my side and prayed for me through my time of need.

To all of those people I want to say Thank You! You truly are angels in disguise.....

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Hello Again

I have been gone for so long, and I want to say Hello again. I have been through some major changes in my life since I wrote last. But, I have held my head up high and kept on smiling.

The first of the changes has been to the size of my family. We have downsized from having a house that was bursting at the seams with kids to being a family of five. The changes have brought about dramatic change to the dynamics of my life. I have found myself lost in a sea of quiet solitude where once there was chaos. Admittedly I do rather enjoy the sense of calm that has engulfed my life. And, I have learned to adjust to the foreign nuances of life with just 3 kids.

The other major change has been to my personal life. I now find myself in foreign territory having been told that I might have cancer. My journey down this road began about three months ago. It started simply enough with a lump detected on my thyroid during a physical exam by my doctor. And quickly spiraled out of control into a dizzying array of tests. And culminated last week in the removal of half of my thyroid. Now, I am one day away from learning of my fate. Tomorrow I will learn for sure if the lump that was removed was indeed cancer. It has been a long week filled with pain. The surgery has left me with a feeling of uncertainty in my life. And I must admit that I do not care for feeling this way. I used to think that cancer was a tragedy that would not happen to me, but now I am not so sure.

So, I leave you now so I can rest. I will make sure to keep this updated more often.