So I just wrote this blog, and it wouldn't publish! For some reason I have to go through Google Chrome now? I don't understand, but anyways. Here's my haul for today. I paid $1.97 and got back $7 in ECBs!
When I first started couponing, I used to cut by hand, and one at a time! I would go one by one with each and every insert and cut. Then I figured it's easier to sort them and clip once, 10 at a time. Then, I wanted something easier. I wanted a papercutter and eliminate the scissors. My friend had brought me over a paper cutter and it worked pretty well. It was plastic and cheap looking, but it got the job done. Then last week, I hurt my wrist on vacation. It hadn't healed so last night (Tuesday) I went to the dr. He told me I have tendonitis and to rest it and wear a brace. Fun times. Oh, did I mention it's my right hand, the hand I do EVERYTHING with? So resting it isn't too easy. So I get home from the doctor and I'm like 'Okay time to cut this week's and last week's coupons' As I start, something is wrong with the paper cutter I have. Well that figures. I wasn't going to use pressure on my right hand (you slide the thing up and down) and wanted to use my left hand, but the blade wasn't hitting the paper. I tried to fix it, but with one good hand that I'm not good as using, it was useless. I was so frustrated I tried the scissors, but it hurt like anything so that wasn't going to work. I'd have to have DH help me.
So I called him and asked if he could help out with the coupons more then he normally does. I normally take the first insert and set out which ones I want to clip and put the rest to the side. I do that with the first one, then DH sorts the rest. Now, I'd have to sort and tell him which ones to clip with the coupons. When I went to pick up my pills from the pharmacy, I went to WAGS and Rite Aid, hoping they would have some kind of paper cutter. Nothing. So I call DH and ask him if there is a Staples or Office Depot by his building that he can stop on the way home. There was one if he went another way home and I asked him to stop there. I didn't want to have to rely on him to do the coupons. I guess b/c it's my thing and I'm very territorial, I want it done MY way. And I hated that since I'm unable to use my right hand, I felt crippled. I hate that feeling. So he bought me this, and it's better then my old one b/c it has the handle that just goes down, easy on my wrist and easily cut through the 10 pages that I had. Win win!
Oh, and DH still helped me with the coupons, he's such a swell guy!
Since DH and I have been talking much more lately about having a LO soon, I keep contemplating in my head about whether to be a SAHM for a Working Mom. Both options have both their pros and cons, but I can honestly say I'm very torn. It's not something that can be taken lightly, and I'm a planner by nature.
I follow a lot of blogs where the mother is a SAHM and makes money blogging. I recently signed up for a blogging class with Blogelina where she helps set you up with a GoDaddy account (note: if I ever wanted to make my own site, I would use GoDaddy. I have done research on it, and it seems the best for your money) and goes step by step how to start blogging and make money doing so. I would LOVE to be a SAHM when we do decide to have babies, BUT, then I think 'Why did I go to school and get my master's and have school debt to stay home?'. I admire each of these women that decide to stay home and show pics of their BEAUTIFUL children. I would love to do that, then maybe go back to work when they go to school, but then I think I can homeschool then maybe, as that seems to be a big thing on the blogosphere as well.
I'm thinking a lot about it today because I'm home today. I'm supposed to be sitting home resting my wrist, but I can't just sit still so I'm on the computer. I have my wrist in a brace so typing doesn't bother me, it never did to type. But I decided to stay home to let my wrist rest. If I go to work, I have to drive there and move my wrist, and also moving things at work, opening drawers, etc. The doctor wants me to rest my wrist so I figured I'd stay home to let my wrist rest. Not to mention I was up until about 5am with bad tummy pains. I'm not sure if it's from the meds I'm on for my wrist or something I ate, but I knew I had to take my pills again this morning, and I didn't want to be at work and take them and have a bout of the tummy troubles again. Plus, I got about 45 minutes of sleep ALL night, so not sure getting in the car to drive 45 minutes away was the best of ideas. BUT, i always feel guilty not going in to work when I call out. I know this is for my health here, but I'm a saver by nature and hate using sick time...I like accumulating the sick time. And since I started in December, I don't have as much sick time as I did at my old job.
So now I'm home and my head is doing nothing but going, going going, thinking, thinking, thinking.
Did you choose to be a SAHM mom or be a working mom? What was the one thing that pushed you to do either or? Any advice to give to a worrier/planner/thinker by nature?
Take a look at this gem! I had been looking for a decent food processor for awhile since I see them all the time on the Food Network. I never found a great deal on them, and I don't NEED one per se, but this past weekend, I had $10 Kohls cash to use up, so off we went to Kohls. I also went armed with my 30% off coupon and was looking to buy a new dress, but didn't see anything to my liking. We walked to the kitchen area and I came across this 12 cup food processor. It was $199.99, on sale for $99.99. Combined with my 30% off and my $10 Kohls cash, I got this for $67, AND I got another $10 in Kohls cash!
Now, what do I make with it? Does anyone had any fun, frugal and healthy recipes?
I am married to the most wonderful man in the world! He pushed me to get out of dead end job and get into the field I love, and I did it! I am loving life, thanks to him!
I'm a semi-professional poker player (I say semi-pro because I'm no amateur and DH won't let me quit my job and go pro). I follow poker on TV and live, I love it!
I recently became a grocery hound and I love the highs I get from getting great deals!