Happy Friday everyone! Not much going on around here this week, work, plans, goals and dreams. I’m still holding on to the goal of working my Silpada business, but have to be realistic about it. I saw a segment on the Today show this week where working moms were interviewed and the question came up about having or going to parties for their friends who have direct sales businesses. One woman stated that she didn’t attend because it was annoying and they have the parties in the middle of the week. I do think that’s why I haven’t been able to schedule a party. I won’t give up, but it does have to go on the back burner until I make some money. I am getting more hours as a independent contractor doing customer service work. I need to help with the finances around here, got some goals and I’m gonna do some changes so we can move forward with buying another home.
Renting is turning out to be a disaster, this place has more problems and the staff is clueless. The area we live in has a great school district and we will stay until my oldest daughter graduates next year. We have a budget and try to follow it, but I admit it’s a challenge. Owning a home has so many benefits, plus it’s ours. I can’t wait until we are in the position to purchase our first home together. We are dedicated to making this happen and making sure our finances are where we need them to be. Michelle over at Divas With A Purpose has been blogging about Financial Literacy Month and has some great posts about saving and getting your financial life on track. She has some great posts on the subject, but I like this particular one, go check it out on Budgeting Basics 101.
My baby is going on a one day trip to Chicago with her school. She is so excited. I love watching her turn into a teenager, she is my baby. I’m sending her with plenty food and $50 for the Navy Pier. I thought $30 was plenty but the hubs said give her $50. Now I’ll tell her that she doesn’t have to spend it all. She will come home with $3 and say see I didn’t spend it all, and be excited about it too. They have to be at the school at 2:30am and will be back at 11:00pm tomorrow night. I will have to set my alarm when I lay down or she won’t make it.
I’m also trying to find a summer program for her. Summer school is only three weeks and it’s almost not worth it. There are two sessions at $25 each and one will be her band class. I guess budget concerns has caused the district to cut summer school this year. My oldest would like to find a part time job, and I’m not against that for the summer. My husband is even on board with her working for the summer. I would love for her to work and make her own money, it will be a great experience for her and a chance to see her maturity level.
The tornado that ran through St Louis this week spared lives, except we did have a worker for the electric company that was electrocuted while trying to restore electricity in the area of town that was heavily damaged. Very sad, saying a prayer for his family. This is my third spring in St Louis and every year during tornado season, we get hit hard here. I saw them drag the biggest branch from my neighborhood yesterday, there are tree branches everywhere. It’s cold here today, the weather here in the Midwest is crazy.
Here’s your Scandal tease…..it’s gonna be so good!!! Two more weeks!
I’m taking it easy this weekend. What’s your plans for the weekend? Make it great whatever your plans are…