Saturday, March 07, 2009 - Online Tutoring Service

My husband and I are not math wizards, well we're lucky we have a calculator nearby to balance the checkbook. Marcus is taking Algebra 2 and needs help so where do we turn to? offers affordable packages for your student, online, 24/7. I like that if he has a question he just heads over to the website, types it and has a teacher available to assist. And they cover a variety of subjects, including proofreading those reports before you send them into your teacher.

Many public libraries do offer for FREE. Stop your public library website for more information on details and times of availablity.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Finding Freedom Friday - March 6, 2009

I only plan a week's worth of meals but I'm not committed to it. If there's a sale, at Fresh & Easy, on pork chops, that's what we'll have for dinner.

I have several cookbooks that I refer to but I also include my family. Sometimes they'll mention something they would like that week.

Menu planning has helped us eat much better. More variety of veggies, portion control and family time are big pluses! I also incorporate lots of fresh, non-perserved and dine out theme foods to discourage us for eating out.

Our teen made some very yummy Philly Cheesesteaks and they were much better then any thing around Vegas!

Handling This Rough Economy - Lift Your Spirits

I've read my full of stockpiling, coupon cutting, and no spending on blogs, while nursing my cold. What I want to blog about is keeping our spirits high during these difficult times.

According to "How to Handle Your Job and Finances if (Yikes) Theres a Depression by by James Pethokoukis, U.S. News, "Be happy. It's hard to be grateful for what you have when your 401(k) lost most of its value and you have no savings, but it's probably the best thing you can do for your mental health. Sonja Lyubomirsky, professor of psychology at the University of California-Riverside and author of The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want, suggests cultivating a sense of appreciation through something like a gratitude journal, where you write down three to five things for which you are thankful. If you lost your job, think of other dreams that have come true, such as living in the city you want or marrying the right partner. "It's not trivializing what's happening, but trying not to focus on it all the time," says Lyubomirsky."

Thankful for 5 Things Today

My job

Our Heavenly Father



Teenage Son

Monday, March 02, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - March 2, 2009

Renewal Vow Familiy Unity Candle and Picture Frame available at

Well, we're being pro-active, by joining the many that are putting money into savings. I've also decided to start retirement funds for my husband and I. I was wondering how many of you are still contributing to your funds? And those of you that don't have one with your employer what company are you with?

Uhaul rentals and returns were extremely busy on Saturday! People are leaving Las Vegas, as fast as they can. We also see some new homeowner traffic. (that's positive)

Charles and I are attending our first North Las Vegas Chamber event. It's at the beautiful and newly opened Aliante Casino and Hotel. I have to remember to take my camera.

Now, onto the weekly menu choices. Thank you Organizing Junkie for your hosting duties. *whole wheat pizza dough available at Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Grocery Stores

Soup and Sandwiches

Chicken Stir Fry and Brown Rice, Mixed Green Salad

Beefy Egg Noodle Cassorole

Lemon Fish, Red Potatoes, Salad

Make Your Own Pizza with Whole Wheat Crust*

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