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Month: October 2011

October’s Preparedness and November’s Goals

October’s Preparedness and November’s Goals

Today’s post is a summary of what I have done for preparedness in October and what I plan to accomplish in November. I will be linking this post to Homestead Revival’s Preparedness Challenge! Head on over and check it out! So much to learn about! Food Storage1. Canned pear sauce, pear butter, and potatoes2. Froze tomatoes – I should have canned them, but I didn’t have time!!! Oh well.3. Made a temporary root celler.  4. Bought several more canning jars…

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Sometimes we all need a little help…

Sometimes we all need a little help…

I have gotten some feedback from readers on my lack of posts on single parenting. I can understand that. Single parenting is not something I can write easily about. Or keep my opinions to myself on. And I am kind of opinionated. Single parenting is not easy. I am finding it to be easier now that I have a rhythm and a routine. We have a schedule and I have to roll with the surprises (oh, you have this going…

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Miscellaneous Thoughts

Miscellaneous Thoughts

Sorry about the lack of blog posts! I swear I have adult ADD sometimes. I can’t focus on one thing and no one thought is truly completed! Maybe I should put the blame where it belongs, on myself and being too busy! Anyway, here are the random thoughts I have running through my mind. You are being warned: They are very random! Thought #1Michelle Bachmann, please just withdraw from the presidential race. It is pretty clear you are getting desperate…

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Weekly Update and Weekend Plans

Weekly Update and Weekend Plans

It has been really quiet at our house this last week. That might be due to the fact that I caught a cold. Not just any cold, but a “how close can I get to bronchitis” cold. I didn’t really need that to happen. Why? Because that makes me think that getting the new license plates on my daughter’s car look like a real accomplishment! Yikes! I have goals for this weekend. I am really hoping for decent weather so…

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Menu Plan for October 17 – 30

Menu Plan for October 17 – 30

Here is the menu plan for the next two weeks. I am winging it for this time around because this kind of snuck up on me – just like my cold did! Monday – Find Your Own NightTuesday – Chicken FajitasWednesday – SpaghettiThursday – Chicken Tacos (Crock Pot)Friday – Chipped Beef on ToastSaturday lunch – Pancakes & BaconSaturday supper – Steak & Potatoes on the grillSunday lunch – Shredded Chicken Sandwiches **New Recipe Monday – Chicken Loaf & RiceTuesday –…

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Time To Get Serious

Time To Get Serious

Time to get serious about my spending and tighten down the hatches. And maybe, just maybe, if I tell you all about this I will have to be more accountable for myself. First of all: DID YOU KNOW THAT WE ONLY HAVE 72 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS?!?! If that wasn’t enough to inspire panic in my (and possibly your) heart, I have another problem. Until next spring, I have a $165 a month car payment. Add to that, a raise in…

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