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Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Grocery Store - Check Out Their Clearance Section

While Marcus, Charles and I were in Spring Valley last week we decided to stop by Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Grocery Store. This grocery is known for their no preservatives and additives in their amazing food products.

Their Clearance Section features foods that are quickly approaching expiration at 50% discount. One is able to purchase steaks, seafood and chicken which you will need to cook that day.

For lunch today I enjoyed a delicious Sirloin Tip Steak with vegetables. We actually purchase 3 steaks for only $5!

Its also fun to look through the Clearance Section to see what's available that day. You never know what great finds you'll discover!

20 New Year Reflections - My Responses!

1. What was the single best thing that happened this past year? Being committed to a mental hospital after a suicide attempt. It truly was a humbling experience. The doctors were able to find the right combination of anti-depression medication. I also discovered the pleasures of sleep! The first night home I sleep for 13 hours!

2. What was the single most challenging thing that happened? Learning to like the new calm, not depressed, not anxious Rona. It was difficult as I had to relearn how to carry daily duties, relationships and work as a mellow person. I now embrace this new me.

3. What was an unexpected joy this past year? Kiana, our "adopted" teen daughter, coming into our lives! Her mother kicked her out, she's a friend of our son and needed a place to live. Charles and I gave her a room, bought a bed, bedding, clothes, ect. We also gave her displine and love. Everyday is truly a blessing. Thank you Heavenly Father.

4. What was an unexpected obstacle? M…

20 New Year's Eve Reflection - inCourage

New Year's Eve Vegas Strip fireworks

Simple Mom has her 20 New Year's Eve Reflection Questions posted for you!

She even has a free PDF download of the questions.

Here's just a few of the questions:

What was the most enjoyable part of your work (both professionally and at home)?

What was the most challenging part of your work (both professionally and at home)?

What was your single biggest time waster in your life this past year?

Snapfish Clearance Sale! Facebook Followers

I just read this on my FB page and thought I would share it with you!

‎99 prints for 99 cents! All your holiday photos printed! Want more than prints? End of the Year Clearance Sale! 40% off some of your favorites like mugs, calendars and books. Use coupon code 2011PENNY for prints and 2011SALE40 for Clearance. One coupon per order but sale last till January 9th! Full details of offers in our Discussions tab.

Things That I Learned Thursday - December 31, 2010

Red Rock Park in Las Vegas

It's very important to listen to your body. It's really trying to tell you something. This is in response to finally changing my pain medication after 10 years.

It's great to have Kiana and Marcus home. Charles and I enjoyed our alone time but we truly missed our rugrats. Besides, I had no one to do my fist pump with!

Charles and I realized that we're part of the working poor. When you look at your pay stub and see that you didn't even break $25,000 take home it's a sobering moment.

I'm glad that the Heavenly Father saved me in April. I tried to kill myself but the Lord had a different plan for me. After a stay in a mental hospital, the right medication I'm feeling so much better! He also brought Kiana into our lives! What an awesome God!

Love your life no matter what! Yes, 2010 has been an interesting year for us. Many struggles but lots of love and faith. Happy New Year!

They're Home! Kiana and Marcus Have Returned!

My husband and I were so thrilled when we got the call that they were only 15 minutes from The Strip. And even more excited when we saw them getting out of the car!

I must have hugged Marcus 5 times outside! Kiana was torn. She was happy to be home but very sad that she was leaving her dad in Salt Lake City.

Marcus got some great news. He had to work the following day at the local recreation center.

It's great to have our kidlets back home!

Outgrowing Your Pain Medication

TENS Unit - a device that can help control severe pain.

After 10 years of taking Loritab my body has informed it no longer is enough to control my pain.

Increasing migraines, severe muscle spasms,various stress disorders and days off from work helped me make the decision to change my pain medication.

With my husband by my side, my pain management doctor gave me the options of Mophine, Methadone or Percocet. We discuss the side effects and the fact that I could only get a monthly prescription due to the DEA guidelines.

I then called my prescription plan to verify coverage and co-pays. I highly recommend that you do this before having your doctor write you a prescription!

And my decision...Percocet.

And The Winner Is! $30 IHOP Gift Card Giveaway

Marcus and I love Dutch Babies
I've noticed that many blog giveaways use so I thought I would give it a try. Thank you to all of you that entered.

#39 Emily @JaeDee Crafts! Her favorite breakfast is a hearty breakfast burrito!

Congratulations! I hope you enjoy spending your IHOP gift card!

Last Call to Enter The $30 IHOP Gift Card Giveaway!

Last call to enter for a chance to win the $30 IHOP gift card. Just click here for the opportunity!

Good luck!

Deadline for End of the Year $30 IHOP Gift Card Ends On December 28!

The deadline for my End of the Year $30 IHOP gift card is coming to an end on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 7pm PST.

Click here to enter!

They'll Be Back on Wednesday!

Kiana, our "adopted" teen

Marcus, our teen

Charles and I missed them so much the last 2 weeks. We're looking forward to see them again.

What is Boxing Day - December 26

Boxing Day is a holiday that is celebrated in England, New Zealand, Canada and Australia, on the following Monday after Christmas.

The traditional celebration is giving money and/or donations to charities, the needy and people in service positions.