Saturday, June 05, 2010

Retirement Plan Adjustment Options

Retirement Plan Adjustment Options

Now that Charles is working full time I've decided to increase my 401k contribution. Once we move we'll have extra money to contribute to rebuild our savings.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Deal Fanatic Coupon Binder Video

I really enjoy visiting Deal Fanatic! It's jammed pack of helpful money saving tips, coupons and other resources.

You have to check out Daisy's online video where she shows off her coupon binder! You'll also get a quick introduction to her receipt organizer.

I think I'll start this organization project for my household.

Marriage Breaks Up - Do You Get Scared About Your Marriage

This week, after 40 years of marriage Al and Tippor Gore announced that they were separating. One of our family friends have also announced that after 12+ years of marriage they're calling it quits.

My first reaction to the both announcements was how sorry I was to hear the news. Then my own concerns for my marriage popped up.

We've been through many ups and downs in our marriage. Things that have occurred where neither of us thought that we were going to forgive but we did.

Last night my husband and I talked about my concerns. His response was that wasn't going to happen with us. That we would be together till our last breath. He then hugged and gave me a kiss.

What do you think?

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Marcus After The Hard Rock Casino Party!

Marcus aka Rat Pack

After our celebration, Marcus headed over to a suite party at the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel, in Las Vegas! He looks like he had a great time.

Father's Day Folded Shirt Card Project - Martha Stewart

I saw these Folded-Shirt Cards on Martha Stewart, in 2006 and thought Wow!

Click here for the supplies and instructions. You and your kids are going to have so much fun making more then one!

School's Out ~ What Are Your Kids Doing This Summer?

Back in the day, when Marcus was little we would enroll him in summer day camp, at our church. He enjoyed swimming, tennis, crafts and visits to Disneyland.

As he got older he had plenty of choices from the Boys and Girls Club, his church youth group and Teen Korps USA.

I was wondering what your summer plans are for your kids? Has the economy affected those plans? If so, what creative ways are you keeping them busy?

If you have teens are they going to be working? Or heading to camp this year?

I look forward to reading your responses!

More High School Graduation Photos!

The singing group did a beautiful job with Star Spangled Banner!

It was a huge crowd that attended the graduation! This photo only shows a 1/4 of those that attended!

Some of the top grade average students sat on stage.

Oscar Goodman, Las Vegas mayor, is sitting on the far left.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

High School Graduation Photos! Just a Few

I actually did pretty well...just shed a few tears, jumped up and down screaming Marcus' name when they announced.

We had some family friends join us for the ceremony. And also caught up with some friends at the graduation.

I'll be posting more later!

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Graduation Party Decorations

If you're throwing a graduation party stop by Martha Stewart for some do-it-yourself decoration ideas!

It's High School Graduation Day! Applause Please

Yes, today our Little One is graduating from Odyssey High School!

Your dad and I would like to say that we're very honored and privileged to have these 12 years of nagging, spending money for tutors and school supplies, and late nights finishing projects.

We're very proud of our you. And an extra shot out from me for accomplishing something that I didn't...graduating with your high school class!

We love you Marcus aka Bacon Eating Kid!

Your parents! Charles and Rona

Monday, May 31, 2010

Law & Order Marathon on TNT

On Memorial Day there's many TV show marathons to pick from but the one we look forward to his the original Law & Order on TNT.

We love you Jerry!

Fave Work-at-Home Job Lead of the Day - Online Teachers Wanted in VA

Home office area courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens
Fave Work-at-Home Job Lead of the Day - Online Teachers Wanted in VA

Here's a great lead for someone who's looking for an online teaching work at home opportunity in Virgina.

Thanks Rat Race Rebellion!

Working On a Holiday ~ Thank Goodness It's From Home

When I worked in brick and mortar call centers there were times I had to work a holiday. It was something I did for over 20 years. The pluses were time and 1/2, casual dress code and a smaller group of co-workers.

So, it shouldn't come as a surprise when I say that virtual call centers require their employees to work holidays too!

The pluses are that I get time and 1/2, work at home, enjoy a nice family meal cooked by the hubby!

Have a Safe and Fun Memorial Day!

Thank you to all that have served and died for our country!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

[Nero Wolfe Mystery] Sandwich

Timothy Hutton as Archie Goodwin on Nero Wolfe Mystery

In honor of Marcus graduating from high school this week please enjoy a video clip from his favorite TV series, Nero Wolfe Mystery.

Apartment Model Tour - Bathroom, Hallway, and Patio

Last Sunday, Marcus, our teen and I met up with my husband for a tour of the 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment model. Marcus and I love the layout. And I got lots of decorating ideas.

Here's the second full bathroom. I like the towel displays. And what a cute way to use a plant display!

Here's a nice shot of the counter, hallway to the master bedroom and the laundry room.

My husband is a fan of retro tulip patio chairs.

Finally Sleep Feels So Good!

I used to joke about the fact that I hadn't had a good night's sleep in 10 years. The truth is it's not a laughing matter.

When I was committed to the mental clinic, in April, I was forced to deal with it.

The doctor promptly prescribed 1 Trazodone 100 mg at bedtime. Still after 5 days, that wasn't enough. When they advised me that they wanted to keep me another 2 days I responded with "Why?!" My psychologist said "Because you're still not sleeping."

My dosage was increased. Upon my release I went home took a shower and promptly went to bed. I slept for 13 hours!

These days I no longer look at sleep with fear. I'm able to sleep 8 hours without waking up. I actually look forward to climbing into bed for a good night's sleep.

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