Friday, April 20, 2012

Five Question Friday

Well it is finally Friday. Its rainy and  chilly here this morning. Couple that with a not-so-busy schedule today and I would much rather be at home in the bed or cuddled up on the couch with my pups. Due to my schedule having some free time this morning, I decided I would particpate in 5 Question Friday. If you want to play along, head over to My Little Life and link up.

On to the questions:

1. Groceries are high right now what is easiest way you have found to cut back?
My favorite money saving tip for groceries is menu planning. I plan a menu for a week (sometimes two). I make my grocery list based on that menu. I try (sometimes fail) to only buy the groceries on my list because those are the only things that I positively need

2. What are the top 3 things on your "bucket list"?
- Be a mother
- Make a differnce in the lives of children I am licensed to protect
- Grow old with Christopher
These may be lame, but they are what I find important in life.
3. Would you rather give up AC or heat?
I would give up the AC before I would give up heat. I know logic says you can always add more blankets or clothes, but there are only so many things you can take off, but I still take my heat. I'm cold all the time. I have my heater running under my desk at work year round.

4. What's your favorite cocktail??
This lady doesn't drink so no favorite cocktail

5. What was your first job & how old were you?
I was 13 when I began waitressing at my grandparents resturant - the Ozark Cafe. It was a historic cafe downtown in our small town. I waited tables from 13-18. I quit only to leave town to head off to college. Two weeks after I left, my grandfather passed away and the cafe closed after being open 59 1/2 years. It was a wonderful place. I loved going there as a child and I absolutely loved working there. Our customers still see me around town and always talk to me. I joke that from the years I worked there about 50 people adopted my as a grandchild too. To read some articles about the cafe, see here and here.

Hope you all have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

Monday, April 16, 2012


One of the hardest things for me to do is forgive someone who hasn't actually asked for forgiveness, especially when the person doesn't even believe they did anything wrong. The worst part - this is the second time dealing with this issue since January. I know that I have to forgive in order to receive forgiveness myself. But its hard. The episode from earlier this year was one of the most difficult things to do, because of the wrong that had been done. This time, wrong isn't so bad, but the person is someone that I trusted deeply.  Its hard to let it go. But I know I will feel better once I do. Guess I'll spend some time with the Bible tonight and my forgiveness worksheets from Brother Spencer.


PS first time blogging from my phone and from the courthouse.