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Talking to strangers?

As children, we're ingrained to avoid talking to strangers. However, once we're adults, sometimes talking to people you don't know is a great way to save money. My husband is glad for the fact that I am not afraid to make phone calls to get information. I make calls to check store hours, see if certain items are in stock, get construction bids, make reservations, etc. Not only does it save time, but gasoline as well.  read more »

2008/08/14 Roast beef sandwiches au jus*

Since the dishwasher's death two weeks ago, I find myself having second thoughts when it comes to cooking and baking, because I know that I will be handwashing everything that gets used in the process (I know, I should get my kids to do dishes, but when the three older ones are in school, it's not like I am going to wait around for them to come home before the dishes get done.) To keep the kitchen in tip-top shape, I've been washing three times a day. Having all the dinner prep dishes washed before dinner comes in really handy after dinner, when the get-ready-for-bed rush hits. I'm often drop-dead-exhausted and want to ignore the dishes, but waiting till the next morning is not such a great idea. Having fewer dishes to wash makes the evening clean-up manageable.  read more »

Summer

I'm at the point in the summer where I can only keep up with the picking and watering, but not the weeding, and I've been so busy that I haven't blogged or uploaded pictures or anything! I planted too much summer squash (want some zucchini?) and every 2 or 3 days I'm picking a gallon of green beans. There are little melons growing and the corn is well on its way as well. We picked the first two big tomatoes this weekend to put on hamburgers. The herbs are also growing and I am going to try some pesto to use up some of this basil.

The three oldest kids have gone back to school for the year already (don't you love year-round school? :-)) so that gives me a little bit of peace during the day, but I realized this morning that this baby is due in just over 2 months! Holy Cow!  read more »

Hay!

Hay!

There it is folks, 8000lbs baled and ready to be stacked. Luckily a good friend snagged a flatbed trailer and came over to help. With Frugalboy doing a great job driving the diesel truck/trailer combo we had all 4 tons of grass off the field and stacked before 10 AM in just 3 loads on the trailer.  read more »

Get your hands off me!

Why do people think that a pregnant lady's belly is public property? I have complete strangers and/or people whom I don't know very well touching my belly all the time. I am seriously making a t-shirt or two discouraging this behavior. I just saw a cute one on Etsy that said "I am not a genie bottle" but that's a little too subtle for me.

My shirts are going to say things like

"Just because I'm pregnant doesn't mean you can touch my belly"

or

"If you touch my belly, I'll touch yours"

or the big red circle with a slash through it (is there a name for that?) with the word "TOUCHING" under it.

Seriously, strangers, it really bugs me!


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