I don't know what day.........I don't know what hour.........but soon, we will be........(dun, dun duuuuunnnnn) UNPLUGGED! First it was the phone and sometime, very soon it will be my one and only vice.......the Internet! So, I'm wondering, is there any kind of pill to help with Internet cravings, or maybe even a gum? How about Inter-ette gum? Anybody got some? What will I do with my time? No phone, no net, no satelite, oh my! Will I be forced to don an apron and change my name to June? I'm not sure, but I do wish this economy would pick up again and the paychecks would increase back to normal before I loose whatever sanity I have left!
Lately I've been thinking I might need to get a piece of cardboard and a sharpie! Times are tough for everyone right now, and since my husbands been getting less and less miles at work, money's been really tight for our family. I'm afraid I might have to start looking into alternate forms of income! ......honestly though, I think my pride would prevent me from ever turning to such drastic measures, but this article from a year ago says that panhandlers can earn up to $300 per day (tax free), doing, virtually nothing! My husband has to drive 882 miles in his truck to make that much, and then after Uncle Sam takes his unfair share it's a lot more like 950 miles! Crazy times we live in! I was reading today in the news headlines that there are soon to be 10,000 more job layoffs soon. What are all of those people going to do with no jobs out there for them? I think it's a really messed up world we live in when when people who want to go to work and provide for their families can't, but people can stand out on street corners begging and make hundreds of dollars a day and greedily come back for more the next day. I really feel for all the people and their families who are about to be, or who already have been laid off.
I want to get paid for blogging, but I'm not sure where to start. Rose, in her blog, Etcetera Etcetera, wrote a really helpful post about websites where you can get paid for blogging. She listed 16 different places and tells what you have to do to get paid for them, and other pertinent information you may like to know. Now that I know where to go to get started, I just need to find the extra time to do it!
Emma had a lot of fun at her birthday party. She is now officially 6 years old! They grow up so fast, don't they? We had a homemade pinata filled with more candy than I ever hope to buy at one time again, and we played a couple of party games. She had a butterfly/anything I could get a good deal on, party theme and I think it went over pretty well. All except for the "Cars" party hats we ended up with. The boys really liked those anyway! She got a lot of presents, including a 14k gold heart necklace from a little boy in her class! So sweet, kindergarten love! .....lets hope I've got quite a few years to go before I've got anything too serious to worry about! All of the kids had a great time and I sent them home full of sugar!
Here she's about to blow out the candle, but I think she was more concerned with all of those presents!
Wow! A guitar!
Here's a picture of my attempt at making a pinata.
This is one of the presents I gave her. I won it in a giveaway at http://www.dointheworkingmomthing.com/ back in December. She's so excited about it! It's a really cute Precious Girls Club kit. It has some really cool club stuff in it and it has instructions for starting up her own girls club with her friends. She can't wait to be able to do it!
I love our little kitten, but sometimes he's not the brightest bulb in the box. Yesterday morning I sleepily stumbled into the bathroom and the kitty followed me. I went potty and I'm really glad I didn't forget to flush, because while I was washing my hands he jumped up on the toilet and was watching the water go around and around. Then I heard a splash! A second later he dashed out the door. I don't think he really appreciated his morning bath!
*This isn't our kitty in the toilet, but it is a cute picture!*
Confession: Way back when I was 12 I had a huge crush on this guy named Axl. ;) Maybe you've heard of him. Here's one of the songs he sang.
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Hi. I'm Heidi. I'm the writer of thoughts-of-peace.blogspot.com. I'm a sahm. My family is a blended family with 5 kids altogether, ages 5 to 21. The oldest two are on their own now, so there's just 3 left at home. Some things I enjoy are; spending time with my family, traveling, camping, hiking, reading, studying my Bible and writing this blog. It'll be about family life, stories, opinions, product reviews, recipes, money saving advice and just about anything interesting, exciting or useful.