Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Boy is it hot today!

And of course the only pants that I have in my wardrobe are either jeans or scrub pants! I am going to go with the family swimming in the days coming up, so I will need some shorts. I don't really like regular swimming suits, because well, Sir Mix a Lot wrote a song about me! They never fit right, so shorts are the best thing for me. I can't wait to get some nice shorts so I won't be sitting here baking in the Florida heat as much, this heat this year has been awful!

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Some things I would like to try

I have some old gold jewelry that I have not worn in years. I have heard that you can Sell Gold and make a pretty good profit. I know that gold prices are through the roof these days with the economy tanking and all. So you never know, might end up making more than was originally paid for an item. I haven't really looked into it closely yet though, since I have not had the time to. But since I am out of school, this would probably be an excellent time to do so.

First paycheck!

Well, I just got my first paycheck from Keyforcash.com a couple of days ago. It wasn't a whole lot, but it was $26.00 more than I had before I got it. I am now going to have more time to devote to it though, since I won't just be able to key at night. I am so excited about having more time to devote to making money!


So, when we are actually in a position to earn good money and buy really nice things, I think we might start thinking about getting a home automation system. We could have a security system and be able to turn it on from anywhere. I am so bad with remembering things, especially when I am trying to get out the door with 3 kids. I usually end up leaving without something important like my phone or extra diapers for my 2 year old. So I might have an issue remembering to arm a system before I left. Thank goodness for systems that you can arm later. What a concept!

No more financial aid for me!

Well, since I am out of school now, I won't be getting anymore financial aid. That is sort of a bummer because it was nice to get a big check for going to school. But at the same time, I know that we spent more than I was getting when you factor in the gas and where and tear on the car as well as not being able to work because I was spending all of my time in school.
Back to trying to make some money to pay the bills:)

Want to travel

One thing that I really want to do, when I start making my nurse salary is go traveling with my family. I want to buy and old RV and just go some places that we have never been before. One thing that we will really have to think about investing in though, is good rv insurance, after all, our kids will be in there and the thing will be big and on the road, so there is always a potential that something could go wrong and there could be an accident. I am a firm believer in insurance as long as it can be gotten at a reasonable price, and I am sure there is reasonable RV insurance out there.

If you drink soda

You can really save a lot of money by buying larger bottles like 2 liters instead of the 20oz bottles. You get a lot more, and a lot of times the larger bottles are cheaper too. I can pretty regularly find them for $1.00 on sale and the little bottles range anywhere from $1.49 to 1.69 at the mini mart. But then again, it is best to try to cut them out all together. I am not there yet, but at least I am saving money when I do buy them.

A friend of mine

A friend of mine got one of those online business degrees a while back. She is now working for a major department store and making pretty good money now. I would love it if my husband would go back to school and do the same thing. He makes good money right now, but he is not happy with his job. It is a dangerous job and they are trying to take a lot of the benefits away from the employees right now which is really messing with his moral right now. I would love for him to work in an office and not have to deal with all of that.

That time of year again

Well, it is that time of year again at our house. It is time to renew our auto insurance again. I have been with the same company for over 12 years, but I a not sure if it is the best and cheapest one out there or not. I heard about a site called cheapestautoinsurance.net and I am thinking about checking them out to see if we could save any money or not on our insurance. Right now I am trying to get all of our bills down to the lowest possible so that we can begin to pay off our second mortgage.

Yummy food!

My hubby is outside right now grilling up some yummy country style ribs. I can not wait to eat them! Yesterday he bought the 10# bag of chicken hind quarters and we grilled them and they were pretty darn good too. It just goes to show that you really do not have to buy the most expensive part of the meats to get a good meal.

Public restrooms

I have been thinking about the evolution of bathroom sanitation lately. As a nursing student, I learned how to wash hands and try to keep them clean etc. It made me think back to when I was a kid. I remember going into some restrooms in places like gas stations and there would actually be a machine that held a round cloth that you would use to dry your hands (or not yuck!). And then it went to the paper towels in the machines, that you either grab too many or not enough and have to fight the machines for what you get, to the new things that I love so much, the hand dryers. My kids really enjoy them too and as long as you hit them with the back of your hand, it is very sanitary I think.

I graduated!

Well, I finally graduated from nursing school! Now I will have more time to write, since I won't be going to school from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm everyday and then having homework. I am so looking forward to the extra income and the time with my children. I am so excited! I still have to take my NCLEX and an IV course, but those I think will be simple and it will be a bit before I find out when I will be able to take my NCLEX and the IV course doesn't start till the middle of June. So I still have some time to chill and make some money and enjoy my summer.