Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy 2011 Blogging Buddies!

Start of a New Year - Wooo Hooo!
I always love the start of a New Year with all the hope & excitment of what it could bring.
I had wanted to post yesterday with it being 1/1/11 - How cool was that! But Kelly went down to stay at my son's house so I had the whole day to myself : ) I played around all day on the computer, My computer runs windows 98 so everything I do takes forever but it was fun to just be able to spend the day reading articles ect.
One of my MAIN goals this year is to lower my food bill! I am not kidding this year I really want to get a handle on our food. We do not eat very healthy to begin with so any improvement will be helpful. Yesterday I found this fantastic website/blog: http://www.grocerycouponguide.com/articles/eating-well-on-1-a-day/
This guy spent one dollar a day to feed himself! Now I don't want to go that low but some of his ideas are amazing! How he gets so much food for hardly any money at all. The blog posts are long but some of his thrown together food ideas look so much better then many of my meal ideas, I can't wait to try some of his simple menu tips. I am going to try his coupon ideas too, I can't print any coupons off of our computer no printer able to be hooked up to it : ( but I can buy the Sunday paper and start there.

I had another "Smile" moment, Kelly & I were watching Pawn Stars tv show. Someone brought in a Winston Churchill letter, I asked her if she remembered who he was and she did! I jumped out of my chair and hugged her. So many times I really worry nothing is getting into that cute head of hers and then I find out some of it does : ) I know I use way too many dvds in our school day but it really seems to stick so much better in her brain.

Another one of my New Years thoughts is to really try and find the positive out of things. This past year has really been a back breaker! Things are pretty bleak for the future also but I can't let that ruin every single day!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful New Year so far! Back to the grind stone tomorrow.... Hey now that didn't sound positive. See I'm trying to catch myself hehehe!

P.S. - One more thing, I NEED to drop a boat load of pounds! I am too heavy! I have a Richard Simmons dvd coming from Netflix. I have to start out slow and I thought of his videos, I hope I can stick with it.

3 comments:

Phyllis said...

Sounds like a great positive start for the new year! Yeah for you!! Wonderful.

Rhonda said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. I hope that it is all that you hope for.

sunshineperri said...

Donna,
If she learns by watching DVD's then that is her learning style and there is nothing wrong with it!!!
I am hoping this year will go so much better for you!!
thinking of you!
Bunny