Tuesday, December 11, 2018


Life is busy.

Life is crazy.

Some say that retirement is a slow time in life.

Don't believe it.

Well, I don't.

Where has 2018 gone?

The year truly has flashed by for us.

How about you?

Life is a vapor.  

So is time.


Thursday, November 15, 2018


Hello there....I am back on the blog scene.  Not sure why or where this will go but I need to try to get some focus in my life.  Been there?

Some things have changed.  Some things never will.  It's life and it keeps going as long as you are breathing.

I really have no clue where to start and aim this little blog.  

I am seriously considering starting another one to try to bring in some fun money.  Not sure I have the confidence to do it but you never can tell.

This is our new puppy.  I was yes, no, yes, no about getting one for us two old folks.  When our Daughter and her family wanted to get us one for an early Christmas.  This little guy was our pick.

He is bigger now, of course, and has added so much to our lives.  He is fun, smart and eager to please.

My Hubbie did not want to be called the dog's dad so he went for the dog's paw paw instead.  Which makes me the dog's grammy.  That is what he knows us by now.

I will post more pictures of him as we go along.  

We changed his name.  The above picture was from the breeder's website.

I wanted to name him after something that our oldest son liked in hopes it would take away some of the sadness we feel at his passing.

The result is, his name is Dusty Roads.  One of our son's favorite wrestlers was Dusty Rhodes.  If you grew up watching then you will know him.  

The grands wanted roads instead of Rhodes.

He also resembles a dust mop.  He is fluffy and soft.  We call him Dusty.  

He makes us laugh and is a great gift and diversion from life.

So, thank you Angela, Larry and Chloe for giving us this sweet little guy.

He is perfect for us.


Thursday, May 24, 2018


This week has gone by so fast because I have had a very long to do list.

I've kept a to do list since college.

The last few months, I've been distracted.

But, I've restarted it. 

To Do List is an amazing time saver and organizer.

The best part of a to do list is to done it.

There is something satisfying about crossing off a to do.

If you find that you have a hard time getting anything done, write it down, do it, scratch it off.

You are suddenly organized!

You are suddenly accomplishing everything you need to do!


Wednesday, May 16, 2018


If it was left up to me, I would not cook another meal.  

Fifty plus of cooking and cleaning up is enough.

However, we must eat.

One way to get free food is to check the receipt when you eat out.

Many restaurants today want to get feedback on how they are doing.

There is a phone number to call, answer the questions, write down a confirmation number.

You can usually do the same on their website.

Easy to do and free food!

It is usually required to be redeemed within a certain number of days.

Still it's free food!

It's your money!  Save it!


Tuesday, May 1, 2018


Do you trust people?

When I was young, I did.

Now, that I am almost seventy, not so much.

Guess it's a life time of being associated with people and systems that are not truthful.

Yes, the system said it was the truth.

In actuality, it was abusive.

I am so thankful for the freedom of seeing God in a different light.

It's how it should have been all along but life happens and you discover truth.

Keep seeking and you will find, too.

Read the Bible, not an extra book, but the real Bible.

The one that starts with Genesis and ends with Revelation.

God will show Himself to you.



Monday, April 30, 2018


It's Monday already!

Here is a tip but also a warning.

When businesses close their doors, some have liquidation sales.

These sales can be an amazing way to save a bunch of your cash IF you need what they are selling.

A near by rug company is going out of business.

They are selling their handmade, imported rugs for $.29 to $.10 on the dollar!

However, be careful.

Some places jack up their prices to get closer to what the actual merchandise cost to buy.

So, do your research.

Check out the prices and product.

It's your money so why not save it?


Friday, April 27, 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018


I received an email from another blogger about the post office rates.

These are the new prices:

Up to 4 ounces is $3.50
5 through 8 ounces is $3.75
9 oz is $4.10
10 oz is $4.45
11 oz is $4.80
12 oz is $5.15
13 oz is $5.50

I remember when stamps went up to $.05!

So, what do you do?  

Mail stuff less and just send a check?

Here is the link to her blog:


You may need to copy and paste.

The live link is not working on blogspot today.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018


I am still a fan of coupons.  

Lots of stores have programs that can earn you points, money off items, etc.

This money saving tip is about Staples.

When I was working from home, I signed up for their frequent buyer program for businesses.

I am still a participant.

Several days ago I received a coupon for $30 off of a $60 purchase ordered online or by phone.

Last night I sat and shopped their website.  

I put things that I needed in my shopping cart as I spotted each one.

Well, the total was closer to $100.  


I backed up and deleted several things ending up with the two things I really needed, printer ink.

The total was just over the $60 requirement.

I clicked checkout.

Shipping was $9.99.


I went back and clicked pick up in store.

The coupon still applied and the shipping was cancelled.

I will be near the store tomorrow so no problem with the pick up.

Everyone knows how expensive printer ink can be and this simple trick saved half of the price!

Half off is great!

It's my money and I want to save it!

Don't you?


Monday, April 23, 2018


This is my rant for a slow Monday.

It's about the US Post Office.

I mailed my grand daughter a package.  

It was a small package, weighing only 2 ounces.

What did it cost to mail that same small package?

Ready for this?


The new price for mailing ANY package via the US Post Office is now $3.50.

I was told it is the least that can be charged?!

So instead of $.49 per ounce, it is now $1.25 per ounce!

Ridiculous, I think.

It's my money and I want to save it!