Tuesday, January 24, 2017

HAM MONEY

Yesterday I made a quick trip to the local Kroger.  I no longer shop there because I prefer Publix but I needed a few things and The Hubbie had an RX called in for pick up.  I pressed toward the mark.

I stopped at the meat area, which is at  the back of the store, the first refrigerated section.  I spotted some packages of ham on sale.  It was Kentucky Brown Sugar Ham quarters, pre-sliced, regular price is

$4.99 per pound. 

BUT

if you had a store card, it was on sale for a mere $1.99 per pound of delicious ham goodness!

I grabbed one.  Brought it home, explained the deal to The Hubbie.  He said that is better than the cheap stuff.  Me....should I go back for more?  He.....yes.

Today, I did.

Sadly not one little ham quarter was marked the sale price and yes, there were only a few left.

I tracked down the meat man!!!

My request was....I was here last night, bought this ham for $1.99 per pound.  All that is on the shelf is $4.99 per pound.  He scanned it and yes it was full price.  The sign was still out so he said he could re-weigh it and put the sale price on it.

I said, yes and I would like a few more.

He walked to the meat counter with three in hand.  He re-weighed each, put on the sale price, brought them to me and wa la.....all were now priced at the sale price!!!

The moral of this story is....don't be afraid to ask.  I purchased some yum ham for less than half price!   Then went back for three more!

Last night I purchased deli ham meat, one half pound, and it was over $5 dollars!!!

The Hubbie will love having it for lunch sandwiches instead of the pre-packed, long time in the store lunch meat.

My mouth is watering just thinking about how good that ham will be and how much money I saved!

Love a bargain!

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Monday, January 23, 2017

I AM MY OWN GRANDMA

Time does fly!  Hard to grasp that I will be 70 years old in the near future.  Yep, an oldie.

I was thinking about my sweet grandmother.  I called her Memaw.  I loved her more than anything!  She was very special to me.  When I was a child, we lived in VA, she lived in TX.  I did not see her for five years.  It was trauma to me.  We did not have a phone.  She did not have a phone.  There was no Skype, no Facebook, only letters.  I remember the day she traveled, with her other daughter, to see us in VA. I remember the day she walked through our front door.  My heart about burst!!!  She was not wealthy, worked all her life, became ill, had to quit work and move in with my parents.  She lived with them for twenty years before passing.  I miss her still.

The other night I was laying in bed, thinking about her before I dozed off. 

She:

slept with a flashlight.....I do, too, now.

took a pencil and little notebook to bed to jot down any thing she needed to remember....I have one next to my bed, too, now.

she went to sleep by listening to a small transistor radio, battery run.  I have an Amazon Fire that I watch before sleeping.

was a very talented seamstress, earned her living working in a garment factory.  I sew. 

loved her grandkids.  I do mine. 

would have been a wonderful great great grandmother.

Life is short. 

Many go too soon. 

Remember them by your life. 

Guess I'm like her more than I realized. 

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

SO, WHAT'S IT GONNA BE?

Yes, Dear Fellow Bloggers, this post is about, what else?  The Presidential Election for 2016.

I must admit I am pretty frustrated about the whole thing.  The candidates we have are just that, what we have. 

 Hillary and Donald. 

For those that do not live in this great country, America, they are being tagged as follows:

Hillary = Death to our Country

Donald = Life to our Country

Because, you see, one is a career politician, her.  One that has been a liar, a cheat, a thief and a failure.  She is a multi millionaire, or so they say.  Her wealth has come from scamming the world.

The other, him. is considered a successful businessman that has a wonderful family of grown children who are a shining beacon to his success as a father.  He is a Billionaire, or so they say.   His wealth has come from working. 

Although I must pause here and say that I am proud to be an American, a free woman, with the power to vote.  I look at the world, and all three are rare.  

This election has been a down and dirty dog fight.  The media, meaning TV, press and print, are all very biased towards her.  

It seems he is far out pacing her.  Google Trump rallies.  Then Google Clinton rallies.

He is drawing thousands upon thousands at every campaign stop.  She, on the other hand, can draw in about 300.  Her running mate, Kaine, had a rally in Florida.  The crowd...30.  That's a 3 and a 0.  

But the polls and the press is still putting her way ahead, even winning.  She acts as though she has this in the bag.

Why?  

Is it really rigged?

Something is certainly rotten and it's not in Denmark.

I pray that God has mercy on our great land, the United States of America.

Only He can save us now.

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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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