Friday, August 21, 2009

A New Beginning Starts Today

I'm always saying that there's positives in a crisis. Today, Charles and I were fired. I was actually very happy that they let us go. My pain has gotten worst and I was unable to meet our job requirements.

The immediately pluses are that we are moving back to our favorite area of Vegas, Marcus will finish school here and I will not be returning to the job force.

Believe that our Heavenly Father knows us best and has control over our lives. Keep the faith!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Las Vegas Homeschoolers Chat - Sahara West Library

Las Vegas Homeschoolers Chat will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2009, Sahara West Library, Las Vegas 10:15 am to 2:15 pm

Simply copy the information below, and paste it back into an email to
Sevenwndrs@Yahoo. com

Contact Email:
# Adults Attending
# Children Attending
Which sections of this event do you plan to attend?
* Do you plan to bring along some of your curriculum products, or
information on your choices, and share a little about them? If so, please
list titles.
* Are you a group moderator? If so, can you attach information about your
group so that I may print it for the event? Or, if you plan to attend, could
you bring some along with you?
* Do you use Tapestry? Could you assist in the discussion?
* Would you like to help? You could bring snacks, or assist in watching the
little ones! Let us know!

Back to School Registeration Chaos

Charles and I found out that Marcus wasn't registered at Odyssey High School today. They still had not received his paperwork. We were lucky that today is our day off and immediately drove 20 miles one way to drop off his registration papers, pick an orientation date and time and follow up on his credits.

We unfortunately discovered that the Air Force will not recognize Odyssey High School credits so Marcus will have to choose the Navy or Coast Guard.

He's short an English credit so he'll be attending Brigham Young Distance Program. The great thing about Brigham Young is that the credit is recognized in Nevada, tuition is affordable and they will e-alert Odyssey Marcus' grade.

Chris Botti Playing at Aliante Station - September 15, Saturday

Chris Botti, Sting in Boston

Chris Botti will be playing at Aliante Station on September 15, 2009, Saturday.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Las Vegas Locals Stay Off The Strip ~ Didn't You Know?

I recently had someone leave a question regarding Las Vegas locals distaste of The Strip. Like many towns and cities, the locals stay away from tourist traps. The Strip is no different. It's overpriced, crowded, loud and certain parts you don't want to be walking with your kids.

The casinos are smoke friendly~ they also house restaurants, bowling alleys, movie theaters and spas. Our family aren't smokers and definitely don't like the smell. We try to walk through the main area as fast as possible to get to our destination.

Locals do have their own casinos located in the neighborhoods. They're not overpriced and cater to the locals by not offering big attractions. We do go to them because that's also where the bowling alleys, movie theaters and restaurants are.

Read I've Become My Mother recent un-family friendly experience during a recent trip to Vegas.

Are You a Survivor? $19 Hotel Package

Charles and I after taking the San Diego Bay Cruise in 2000

I like to save money ~ who doesn't? And I love staying in a luxury hotel with all the amenities. But would you stay in a luxury hotel and bring your own toilet paper, a flashlight, towels and bed linens to save $19?

Looks like a the Rancho Bernado Inn ,in San Diego, is offering you that opportunity. If you like sleeping on a bed, without the sheets, the room rate is $39. And for $59 they'll include the toilet paper and toileties.

So, are you a survivor? Which package would you choose?

Monday, August 17, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - August 17, 2009

This was taken in 2001 at the San Diego Wild Animal Park.

Wow! Am I alone or is August just flying by? It's been busy with lots of military moving in, booking UHaul and renting storage units. The 15% military discount and $21 Move In special are a great traffic generator.

Tomorrow Charles and I are attending a Mixer at the Texas Station. We enjoy networking with other businesses and there's going to be a tasting. (those are always fun)

Our grocery shopping was truly an event ~ $453 later we had two full shopping carts. Marcus was extremely helpful with loading, unloading and sorting the groceries.

Now onto this week's menu. This week's recipes are from Pressure Cooker Recipes, Real Simple and Better Homes and Gardens.

Marcus' Real Simple Lasagna

Lamb Chops, Barley Salad and Tomato Dressing

Tilapia Puttanesca, Mixed Salad Greens

Spiced Beef Kabobs with Mashed Carrots

Stuffed Tomatoes and Pepper

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