I tell you, I have to get a life! This is how nuts I am, I check all of my homeschooling blogging buddies sites every day and when you all don't up-date I worry about you. : )
By chance yesterday I found out a church kinda in our area is hosting Angel Food Ministries http://www.angelfoodministries.com/ I am going to order two boxes and see how it works out. The meat portions are ex. one pork chop per person, my son eats like three himself so I am not sure if this will save us money or not.... Has anyone bought from them before?
I also had one of those 'Is this really my child" moments. My son let us use his credit card to rent the van to go up north. The fellow said it would cost about $367.00 dollars, I gave my son $370.00 dollars to pay off his credt card bill. Well it turned out the car rental place charged us only $258.00 dollars to rent the van. When my son told me about it I was like "Yea I get $100.00 back".... Well this eight ball looks at me and get's all mad. He wanted to keep the extra $100.00! Can you imagine, I am just shaking my head lately and wondering where have I gone wrong. That's what makes me really worried about with how the economy is going and what really lies ahead for us - Most of the now & up and coming generations are all about what can I get for me..... How will they be able to handle in the future when you have to SAVE to get a car or house, you will have to be able to pay cash for everything you want to buy when they all think they are entitled to all these things. You won't be able to just get everything you want RIGHT NOW.
Can you tell I am in my chair each night at 7pm to watch Glen Beck! This guy is the only person who I feel tells it like it is. If you get a chance take a peek at his show (I even get a daily e-mail from him... http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/16278/
He brings up so many interesting ideas. I have seen first hand how people are reacting to this situation. This family who lives in our area bought a pretty new house a few years back. Of course when they saw that the interest rate was just going to swamp them they refinanced. Do you know what they did...? Since they knew they weren't going to be able to make the house payments either way (before the refinanced or after they got the new loan or wouldn't be able to sell it) they took all the money they got refinancing the house which was a lofty sum and just left the house! They new their credit was shot anyway and they figured they would at least have a chunk of money to work with..... Now doesn't that bust your back hearing that! This is just one family I know of, Can you imagine how many more people have already done this.....
On a lighter note: Winn Dixie is have a 20 cans for $10.00 sale on their brand name canned veg. & fruits. I am really thinking of stocking up - Canned veg. around here are up to $1.00 a can (Of course that is the name brands price). I also found a farm family outside at my local feed & grain store selling bagged 5lbs. potatoes for $2.00 - I want to buy a few bags, Does anyone know how to store them so they won't go rotten before I can use them up?
Have Wonderful & Blessed Day!