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The Secret Video

February 25th, 2007 at 11:25 pm

Howdy, blogging friends. My DH just told me that there is a copy of long version of The Secret video on Google video. Because it is a copyright protected video, it may be pulled off soon, so be sure to watch it soon.

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One Flaw in Women

February 25th, 2007 at 03:07 pm

I got the following from a co-worker and she got it from someone else, so I don't where it came from.

For all my wonderful women friends with Love. I wanted to share this with all of you - it says it all.

One Flaw In Women
Women have strengths that amaze men.
They bear hardships and they carry burdens,
but they hold happiness, love and joy.
They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy
and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in.
They stand up to injustice.
They don't take "no" for an answer
when they believe there is a better solution.
They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel
and cheer when their friends get awards.
They are happy when they hear about
a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member,
yet they are strong when they
think there is no strength left.
They know that a hug and a kiss
can heal a broken heart.
Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you
to show how much they care about you.
The heart of a woman is what
makes the world keep turning.
They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideas.
They give moral support to their
family and friends.
Women have vital things to say
and everything to give.


Please pass this along to all your women friends and relatives to remind them just how amazing they are.

1968 Ford Mustang

February 21st, 2007 at 02:47 am

Hello, everyone.

After a great deal of thought, DH and I are selling our car. It is a 1968 Ford Mustang and we will be sorry to see it go. DH is having some health problems and we would like to pay off some credit card debt. We have set up an ebay ad for it, but for some reason it is not showing up. He has also listed it in craigslist. Here is the link to the craigslist ad. If you are interested, please click on the "Reply To" link at the top of the ad.

Survey Money

February 17th, 2007 at 09:10 pm

I got a check from a survey company in the mail. I took it right to the bank and put it in my money market account. It's only $5.00, but it's $5.00 more than what I had before.


Grocery Store Savings and Weird Stuff in the Universe

February 17th, 2007 at 07:58 pm

Howdy, friends and neighbors.

I just got back from the grocery store and I have to tell you about some really weird stuff about my shopping trip. I wasn't really looking for any special bargains. I did take a long some coupons that I got from Kashi, but I just put it out the universe that whatever I needed would be provided to me. For once, I didn't really concern myself so much with the cost, but whether I got everything I needed. I didn't bring a calculator and didn't stand around debating the per unit cost of anything. Everything I needed was on sale. I just got what I needed and would up spending under my allotted amount for the week.

I had a coupon for $1.00 of 2 packages of Farmland sausage. Farmland sausage was on sale Buy One Get One Free, so I got 2 packages of sausage for $1.29 total, when they normally are $2.29 each. I also had a $.40 cents off coupon for 2 cans of Manwich. Manwich, which is usually $1.31, was on sale for $1.00 per can, so I basically got 1 can free. I had 2 $1.00 coupons for Hungry Man or Swanson dinners. Swanson dinners were on Closeout for $1.79 each, so I got two dinners for $0.79 each.

The other weird stuff is that I am one week from payday and I have approximately $300 in my checking account. I just got a hospital bill in the mail. I think I will go ahead and make a payment. This is so weird, but I am not knocking it.

Ever since I started with the Secret Challenge, money seems to be multiplying in my checking account. I am not doing any really extraordinary, just thinking about it differently. I don't allow myself to worry about credit card debt. I just pay it like I would any other bill and get on with life. I am not allowing myself to worry about money anymore, like whether we will get a house or not. Does everyone need a house? Not really. I am just turning all of those stuff over to the larger powers in the universe and allowing them to decide how it is all going to come out.

At my work the other day, I saw an email where a group is collecting canned goods for the poor. I have decided to share in my bounty and buy some extra canned goods and take them to the group.

The Secret Challenge and Online Course

February 14th, 2007 at 01:02 am

Howdy, everybody. I have a Secret. Big Grin

My DH just sent me an email about a free online course about The Secret. You will receive six, easy to complete lessons by email and learn how to create anything you want to in your life.

All you have to do to sign is click on the link below and complete the simple form. Be sure to sign up quickly, as it is available for free for only a limited time!

The Secret Online Course

$20 Challenge

February 11th, 2007 at 02:15 pm

Sorry, everyone. I haven't made many posts lately, and definitely not a Challenge post, in quite awhile. I haven't been feeling well, but I am feeling better now.

Anyway, I was doing laundry and found $0.82 in my pants, bringing my Challenge total to $19.81.


Oh, take a look at this photo. I guess there's no crime in this town!

Planners, Calendars, and Other Stuff

February 10th, 2007 at 11:24 pm

Up until recently, I had been keeping all of my appointments, reminders, etc. on a palm pilot. Well, one day I went to check for the time and day of something and it seems all my data on the palm is toast. I have no idea how it happened, but it did. I had not backed it up to my computer in months, as I never could get it to back up correctly. Anyway, I have chosen this opportunity to simplify my life. The frequent beeping of my pilot to remind me of something or another was always a little annoying.

As I am trying to be frugal, I did not go out a buy a new calendar or planner. I have located a number of free sources where you download what you need, print it, and put it into an existing or new notebook or something of the sort. I had one of those professional portfolio things that I used when I went to interview for my current job. It has a 3-ring binder inside, so that is what I am using. I was so grateful to have found these wonderful options, that I knew I had to share it will all of you.

DIY Planner
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Calendars - Print Free
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Oh, and on other stuff, my debt amount is down to $6,938.83, becuase I paid some on all of my debts yesterday. I also rolled $5.50 to deposit to Short Term Savings today. This feels great and I feel really properous. I have enough money for everything I need right now and I feel terrific.

Happy February, Everybody!

Weird Stuff Happening in My Universe

February 4th, 2007 at 12:14 am

Hi, folks. Some weird stuff is happening in my universe. I have checked my checking account balance. I am about 1 week from my next payday and I have about $300 left! This is unheard of! I don't want to question good fortune, but this is definitely weird. I haven't been doing anything differently.

DH and I have agreed that when the truck gets out of the shop (it is in the shop for mechanical work), we are going to take it to another shop to have the rear windshield replaced. The rear defrost does not work because some idiot prior owner cut the wires that make that work! Go figure on this one. I sure can't. After having that repair, which is supposed to be about $200 or so, I will transfer whatever is left to the short term savings.

A few days ago when I discovered this excess cash (which I think is due to a combination of factors, like lower health insurance and less driving due to bad weather), DH and I decided to revamp how we have been doing our money. I am going to build up the short savings to $300. Then, while still making regular deposits each month to short term savings and dream savings, I will begin to whack really hard at the credit card debt. My APR is currently 18%. I had the balance down to $1961, but because of the high APR, my amount due skyrocketed to $1992! I figure the only way to combat this is start hitting it really hard with payments that are 2 times the required payment. I have not charged anything to this card in months, but I have been making regular payments of more than the minimum, plus also making payments out of my Challenge money.