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Home Grown

September 23rd, 2006 at 08:11 pm

We took a chance and tried growing mini-watermelons this year. Well- to our surprise, we were successful!

This watermelon is about 6" and 2 pounds.

Jasmin is now 10 months today! She's over 21 pounds and about 28 inches long/tall.

A Budding Friendship

September 16th, 2006 at 09:54 pm

Jasmin is finally getting over her overwhelming fear of Jackson. She even coos when he's around and she looks for him and likes to touch him. Oddly, the puppy is getting more aggressive which scares me. This is my first puppy ever, so I have no idea what to expect.

Our newest addition: Jackson

September 13th, 2006 at 08:56 pm

What a sweet little devil!

Pulling herself up

September 11th, 2006 at 03:30 pm

9.5 mos. old

I took the chance that she'd stay "standing" so that I could get a few photos. Last time I did this, she fell off her chair- no big booboos though, thank God.

PERA was put to use

September 9th, 2006 at 08:21 pm

With the extra check ($1700)I:

Paid the cellphone overage on Amex: $144

Repayed BIL for loan: $200

Accelerated my debt payments by: $624

Donated: $30

Gifts for twins: $50

Babysitting for job training: $70

License renewal & emissions test: $114

Savings (multi goals): $600

Saved for October: $134

Texas T-Bone Fun

September 9th, 2006 at 08:11 pm

Restaurant food always tastes better when it's discounted or free. We shared an appetizer and dinner duo with iced tea. We had a $10 off coupon and paid under $17 including the tip. Score!

I lub steak!

Here's a legit Program if you want to Donate money to a non-profit Organization

September 9th, 2006 at 09:09 am

Text is http://www.eastern.or.kr/eng/htm/home.htm and Link is

I was an orphan at this Agency back in the early 80s. So I'm here to assure you that this is a real, life improving organization. I've been periodically sponsoring a child at this facility since 2002. For me, while I was living on my own, without family ties, I derived a great feeling of purpose from reconnecting with my "past" and giving what little money I had to spare. Doing this- I reminded myself of the good heart I possess.

So- If you have an interest in Korean Adoption or helping Kids with special needs- please consider my old "shelter".

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

September 9th, 2006 at 09:04 am

I intended on doing my local walk with my mom's group but since I will be working I can't. I've already donated $15 and gave another $10 today since I can't do it. It's a great cause and I cross my fingers that I don't have to deal with critical medical matters such as diabetes within my family.

On Life Insurance- the dirty words

September 9th, 2006 at 07:27 am

I am licensed in Colorado to sell life insurance. Shoot me now- lol Let me also say that- I have not sold any insurance as of yet.

All I have to say, and you may have heard already: Buy Term and invest your savings. Term insurance is cheaper and has no cash value. Anything else is a rip off; "Cash value" is just a ploy just as posting the word "sale" over a retail display entices customers. We've wired our brains to automatically think that "sale" means a "sale" and "cash value" is actually "cash value". Cash value is what they offer you to cut their losses; when does chosing between ways to get back *your* money make consumer sense. "You can have the coverage, *or* the "cash (trash) value".

Sorry- Just a rant because we all deserve the right type of protection and deserve to keep as much of our hard earned money as possible.

Text is http://www.gardenstatelife.com/howmuch.jsp and Link is

Oh yeah~

September 5th, 2006 at 09:11 pm

I got a job! All we have to do is set my schedule and pay in stone. It feels good to hear good promising things about me again. LOL

Anyways, I feel great, excited, relieved, optimistic...yada yada...

I'll be able to stay home during the day while dh teaches, then work evenings as a receptionist at this well established taekwondo company.


The PERA Check arrived~ Sigh of relief

September 3rd, 2006 at 02:18 pm

$1737! I felt giddy. We put it into our savings and will pay off TargetCard.