Posted in family, life

It’s been awhile…

Life Happens. My job (which I love!) got super busy. The family keeps taking turns with illnesses (such as: pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, and other assorted fun ones). Not to mention surgeries – one routine (tubes for the youngest granddaughter) and one emergency  – appendectomy for my son. I’ve missed connecting with everyone and will do better in the future. I have some reviews to post as well.

Posted in family, holidays, life, shopping

Life is a merry go round…

Things are crazy are here at the moment. We went right from Halloween into Christmas mode. We are decorating for our Thanksgivingmas, which is our Christmas/Thanksgiving with our daughter and her kids. Since I started working, I only have after work in the evening or on the weekends to get everything done. This includes Christmas shopping for the grandkids and the daughter (and the bestie) of course. She is bringing her bestie along as her hubby is at sea, we love her too and welcome her with open arms! Somewhere in there I have to fit in a trip to pick up those grandkids for the week before Thanksgiving, shopping for the Thanksgiving meal and just regular grocery shopping. I think I may need a wife….lol. Or at least a clone or two. It’s not asking too much is it? Work is good, busy, great people. LOTS to learn, but I’m getting there. Well, those dishes aren’t going to wash themselves and the dog really would like to come in for the night… and so life keeps on turning round and round…just like a merry go round.


PS  Now to locate those mischievous Elves on the Shelves…

Posted in job hunting, life


Success! My hard work and perseverance paid off! I am both excited and happy to report that I accepted a job offer yesterday!! I start next week. I knew the right one would come along for me! Senior Accountant for a company here in Austin!! Woohoo!! So things will change a bit in my life, but it’s for the better. It looks like I will have start adulting now…lol. Maybe..he he. Maybe it’s time for Mimi to upgrade her phone and get a new pair of boots 🙂

Posted in family, frugal, frugal living, life, money, saving money

9 Reasons Why People Can’t Save Money

Or rather excuses….

I myself have used all of these at one point, but I changed for the better. Have you been guilty of uttering any of these?  Especially. I don’t have time to… I find one has the time to do things that are important to them. Just saying….

  1. I’m just no good at cooking.
  2. My wife/husband spends everything I save.
  3. I’m just not creative like you.
  4. Teenagers are so expensive.
  5. It’s so hard to make ends week nowadays.
  6. I’m too busy to chase after sales.
  7. I can never find what I want at thrift shops.
  8. I don’t have time to….
  9. My family won’t eat casseroles.

This is a list taken from one of my favorite author (Amy Dacyczyn) books, The Tightwad Gazette.


Posted in family, life, product review

Product Review – Children’s Claritin

Grandparenting/ParentingHow many of us are having problems with seasonal allergies right now? In this house hold, I know we all are! Personally, I am on three prescriptions a day for allergies. My granddaughter just turned two so finally she is old enough to take something for her allergies. We tried using the “natural/organic” formulas. But, they were completely ineffective. I am a member of BzzAgent . They provide opportunities foe me to try products and services, in exchange for me sharing my honest opinions with people I know. About the time we had exhausted the natural alternatives, I was contacted by BzzAgent for an opportunity to try Children’s Claritin. I accepted the invitation. BzzAgent sent us a free 2 oz. bottle and some $3 off coupons. We tried it and to our surprise. Children’s Claritin (grape) has helped her so much. She is able to go preschool without having a runny nose and cough. Other parents even began to comment. I shared with them that she was taking Children’s Claritin and that I was a member of BzzAgent. I offered  them some of the $3 coupons. We have since bought 2 bottles of Children’s Claritin. Side effects were a concern for us. However, we have not seen any. It has not made her sleepy or hyper.

Posted in job hunting, life

My journey so far…

crosseoadsI started out thinking it was a good idea to change careers, so I went back back to school. I got dual Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Management! Quite a feat considering I was volunteering in a retirement community and taking care of my preemie granddaughter. In there somewhere we moved and various other hiccups. At the time, the granddaughter was on monitors so there was no putting her in daycare. I stayed home with her and helped friends and family with their checkbooks, did taxes,  and other assorted bookkeeping tasks. Fast forward to present day. Now she is two, healthy, happy and in preschool.

Now I’m past ready to hit the ground running, BUT, I can’t get past the interview! I go about once a week to an interview. Everyone says they love the resume, it looks good education wise. HOWEVER, I just don’t have hands on experience! Which I know. Every time it makes me wonder why they even brought me in. I know I can do the work, it’s not hard. I just need someone, to give me a chance. Starting to think my age might have something to do with it. Although, most people think I’m my granddaughter’s mom and not grandma. I don’t think I look my age. Maybe they are afraid of the child commitment I have, I will still be her primary pickup and drop-off person. I don’t know. Maybe a combination. I always have to explain the gap of non work where took care of everyone, but stayed busy.

Frustrating. Meanwhile student loan payments will come due before too long…Yay! Not!

Later y’all!