Tuesday, July 19, 2016

WELL.........

What an insane, fast passing year this is, 2016!

Illness, 
surgeries,
politics,
wham bam thank you, mam.

It's quite the year!

The Hubby turned 69.  I, being much younger, will turn 68 this week.  

The older son turned 45.

The one and only daughter turns 39.

The younger son turns 30.

We have three wonderful in law kiddos but I don't have permission to reveal their ages but I can say I am happy they are part of our family!

The grands are growing up.  All three are now half years on the way to the next full one.  

Just stopped by to say we're still breathing.  Life is still happening.  We are still thankful.

Blessings.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

TO BE OR NOT TO BE

Poor little blog.  Should you be or not be?  Should I give you up?  Should I keep going?  Oh the decisions of life.

2016 is here and quickly slipping away.  The old saying that life slows down when you get older does not apply.  It seems to speed up.  

So, I'm trying to decide if I should keep this little blog or not.  It is fun.  I do enjoy it.  It does take time.

Should I stay or should I go?  

Still thinking.....

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Thursday, December 31, 2015

BYE BYE 2015

Oh my, tis true!  This year is over, finished, done.  Sigh.  I look at it in two ways.

1 - HALLELUJAH!  What a year.  When I told my heart doctor what was going on in my life because he asked.  He sat there, sweet man that he is, shaking his head.  He then said, I will not complain for at least three years!  Still shaking head.  My family and I will put your family in our prayers.  Bless him!  I needed that day.

2- UHOH.  So it is over but what about next year?  All we can do is take it as it comes.  We cannot change the past.  We cannot change too much about today.  We cannot change the future.  Just take it as it comes.  Trust God.  Lean on Him.  Fight for life.  Change what can be changed.  Move forward.

I am starting the year with a happy attitude.  

Happy that.......

we are all still breathing......

the younger son has a wife who fits well with our craziness......

the Hubbie still has a job and his heart is now considered to be normal......

mine, too, after a stress test yesterday.....

the Older son is stable AND loosing weight....

the Daughter is feeling better AND loosing weight.....

the grands have a puppy.....Ferris and Savannah.....

we are all still breathing.

Nothing negative about this last post for the year 2015.  I could print an entire page of boo-s but nope.

Bless you all.  Protect your family.  Take life as it comes and try not to worry about the things out of your control.

Happy New Year from Carol of Life in Bunny Slippers blog.  Starting 2016 with a smile and a new pair of walking shoes in hot pink, of course.

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Monday, December 14, 2015

MONEY SAVING TIP.....EATING

Yes, eating out is so much nicer than cooking, ever.  After 48 years of cooking, only when I must, I would really like to retire completely from the old grind of a hot stove.

But, since the two of us, must eat, here are a few tips that could save you some money as it does us.

Tonight we ate at Zaxby's, yum.  There is a 25th Anniversary celebration.  A meal that comes with four chicken strips, fries, toast and a large drink for $7.97.  We split one.  Yep, we both ate half.  I tore the bread in half, gave the Hubbie two strips and we both munched on the fries.  The fries were not that good, frozen, yes, old tasting.  Still we had just enough food to satisfy our need to eat.  So, we both ate for $3.95 each.  Cha-ching!  Plus a refill drink to go.

I love shopping at Publix.  It has the best BOGO deals every week.

Recently there was a BOGO for Marie Callender's frozen dinners.  I tried the Lasagna.  It is really good.  Yes, the Hubbie even liked it saying we could have it any time!  The cost was 2 for $5.00, buying only one made it $2.50.  We both ate for $1.25.  Yes, heating the oven was necessary.  Yes, water and a drink were required.  Cheap somehow eases the pain of all the work.  Big grin.

One more thing and I'm done with this post.

We love eating at Longhorn's  Steakhouse.  It is a bit expensive for our budget so we save it for special occasions.  It was our 48th anniversary.  We went to the beach for a trip.  We ate at LS.  We both ordered steak.  Mine was to be medium well done.  His was to be medium.  Well, the meat was cooked as ordered but mine was medium and his was medium well done.  I mentioned it to the waitress when she asked.  She offered to fix it.  I told her no.  The Hubbie said we just want to eat and not wait.  We laughed.  

The check came.  The manager took care of it and even offered dessert!  We did leave the waitress a  tip.  But we both ate for $6.00, which was the tip on a $30.00 tab.  What great customer service!  The manager apologized over and over.  I told him it wasn't his fault.  Just a mix up.  It happens.   I thanked him and declined the sweet. 

Did I mention we love eating at Longhorn?  

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Friday, December 4, 2015

SANITY SAVING TIP

Well, that's a switch, right?   In a round about way, it is also a money saving tip.  Saving time is money, or so some say.

I've found something that helps me keep my sanity.  It's journaling.  Yes, I know it can be done on the old smart phone, which I do.  But, I also like having a hard copy. 

It is a take off on bullet journaling.  You can google it and go from there.  I made it my own.  One way was a cheap-o ring binder.  Yes, from WM for less than a dollar.  See, money saving tip. 

One thing I do is keep it in my purse and do it all in pencil.  It is easy to erase.  Yes, of course.  If it can be erased, it saves pages used.  Maybe I will picture it.  Not sure how I would hide my details.  Maybe I should just write out a page and leave it blank. 

Thinking about it........

I am organized now and it is so much better than a bunch of  post notes.  It does indeed save the sanity.  Although I do use post notes in my journal/planner.  Finished with it, toss it.  Nice.


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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

MONEY SAVING TIP......LUNCH FOR $1.09 CASH

Eating out can be expensive.  It can also be cheap.  This money saving tip is about eating out cheap.

There are several websites that I have signed up for over the years.  One of them is for Steak n Shake.  Yum.  I received an email it was my one year 'anniversary' being a member of that website. 

What did I get for my gift? 

Free food.

I received a coupon for one double steak burger with cheese, which I never eat because it is usually extra, the cheese that is.  Plus an order of French fries.  The trick was you had to use the coupon for a dine in meal.  No problem.  I can do it.  So, in the rain, I waddled into the local franchise. 

Several times over the years I have purchased a large sweet tea, easy ice, from this restaurant.  Why?  It is only $1.  Yes, it is what I picked today, too. 

My tab totaled up to be $1.09 for a nice lunch. 

Yes, I left a $1 tip, too. 

Technically, I ate for $2.09 but the food cost was ONLY $1.09, for the tea.

There are pictures to prove it but the pictures are yet to be downloaded from my phone.   It will happen. 


Later.....take my word for it....grin.

Hint:  even if you drive thru, between the hours of 2 PM and 4 PM, as well as 2 AM and 4 AM, a very large sweet or unsweet tea is ONLY $.55.  In fact, ALL of their drinks are half price including milk shakes.  fyi

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

MONEY SAVING TIP.....EAT OUT

I like to eat out.  I would eat out every meal if I could.  I would stop cooking if I could.  But, gotta eat.

I found another money saving tip.  I joined Bing dot com.  You can do searches, add up points, get certificates to eat out or a number of other things.  Here is the first time I tried it:






Chicken salad sandwich with fries and a sweet tea.  Yummo!!  Final cost, including tip, less than $4.00.

I'm on the Internet anyway, so I am enjoying this new money saver!

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

YOU DON'T EVEN WANT TO KNOW

Nope, don't ask where I've been or what's been happening.  We have had another roller coaster of sickness and worries.  It happens but seems we are on overload.  Major, major overload.  Last night I even prayed, please give us a break, give us some happy times and ease some of these burdens without some one dying.  Some days, that's all you can pray is, Lord, help.  Some days that's enough.  



This is from the web but I do not remember where.  Sums life up pretty easily.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

YOO HOO!

Well, hello, blogging world.  How you been?  Hard to believe I last posted a post in August!  Time is suppose to slow down when you retire, get older, have an empty nest.  Nope.  It's a lie.  One big lie. 

Life is crazier but, hey, it's still life.  We're still breathing, taking one day at a time, one step at a time.  What other way is there?  None. 

I, personally, will be glad when 2015 is done, finished, gone.  It's been a difficult year.  Some fun, some not so fun.   After all, this happened:


So sweet.  Blessing.

A friend told me to just do the next thing.  Do the RIGHT next thing as my daughter says.  If it's time to mop the floor, get up and mop the floor.  You cannot do anything about next week, next month or next year, right.  Yes, correct.

The world seems to be a real mess.  So, will next year be better? 

Honestly, I don't have a clue.  I only know that 2015 will be in the books.  Or should I say in the blog? 

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

SUNDAY BLOG POST.....THIS IS GETTING TO BE A HABIT

Well, here I am on Sunday, on the Web, again.  This is turning into a habit.  It seems the weeks go by way too fast and Sunday is here so I sit down and blog.  Thinking about giving it up.  Unless of course I can figure out how to make money with a blog.  That would be worth it. 

 July was a mess, glad it's over, but now August is almost over, too!

Everything is happening so fast in our lives.  You the same?  Life is suppose to slow down as we get older.  Nope, not for this gal.  

So, here is a quick tip for saving money.   

Do you coupon?  I do.  I was really into it and then the coupons went crazy in an effort to combat that crazy coupon show, all coupons became less valuable.  So, I backed off.  Plus everything that happened with this year so far.

Well, I'm back to couponing.  Who would thought that would be a word?  Similar to googling. 

My tip is, ask for others coupons.  I did and I have a very nice friend who saves me his coupons.  It saves me money.  He just throws them away so instead he gives them to me.  Win, win.

Here is his picture.



His name is Paul.  He has been battling cancer for years now.  Thankful he is still here.  Will you say a prayer for him?  Thanks.

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