Monday Musings

Monday, March 5, 2012

I wanted to issue a reminder that the GIVEAWAY for Gooseberry Patch’s 10th Anniversary Edition of Meals in Minutes ends tomorrow. The winner will be announced on Wednesday – be sure to ENTER and take advantage of BONUS #1 and BONUS #2.

Last Friday marked the end of my 2nd Fiscal Fast for 2012. Again I was able to go the entire week (PLUS - YAY!) without spending. I had a fraud issue in my checking account and my debit card was shut down – good thing I wasn’t spending. It made it easy to sort out my business from the fraudulent activity and I didn’t miss the debit card being out of commission for the few days it took for me to get a new one. Yesterday evening I did make a quick trip (list in hand) to Walmart for some essentials and then made a pass thru the do-it-yourself car wash. Again this month I busied myself working on projects that I had previously purchased supplies for (don't we all have those) and used my public library for entertainment. In the end, I had finished up some things that needed finishing and got to drop off the books I read instead of having to store books that I purchased. Next Fiscal Fast begins 3/24.

We had a very spring-like weather all weekend – including wind – LOTS of wind. I guess that is why kites are sold in March, lol. I am so excited about Daylight Savings Time starting next weekend. That means I get to move my training for my 10K run OUTSIDE!! I am not a big fan of DREADmill running. Probably stems from the fact that the women in my family are proficient at FALLING (we get that from our Mom, lol).

Gabe the Babe came to visit me this weekend too. His Momma went back to work last week and it was her weekend rotation. We had such a nice time. I’ve renamed my little dog. She is no longer Josie but now called JoJo the Super Nanny. She loves Gabe and is so concerned about his care. If he even stirs, she comes to get someone to take care of his needs.

Wising everyone a blessed week!


  1. Goodness, there aren't many sweeter things than babies and have both! Thanks so much for sharing.

  1. cindy said...:

    I would love to win the Gooseberry Patch cookbook. You are such a good friend.


  1. It sounds like being frugal is making life much easier for you! But I am sorry about your debit card.

    We had a lot of wind, too. Just gloom and wind and a small bit of rain. Crazy weather!

    Gabe is getting so big! Love that you renamed the pup after the best nanny ever!!


  1. Olive Cooper said...:

    Gabe The Babe...that is so cute. And the dog looking out for him is too. You run? Oh I am a little jealous. I am proud I can garden with my awful bones. hugs, olive

  1. Oh, your grandson is so precious...and I LOVe how Jojo the Super Nanny is taking such good care of your grand!!!! Have a great week. Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  1. Aw, so nice to have the pup so attentive! I'm looking forward to spring ahead too, need more daylight:@)

  1. Aw...what a sweet picture!

  1. That is so precious! No worries with such a faithful baby sitter!

  1. Aw sweet post! You are inspiring me!

  1. Debbie said...:

    I really do like the idea of your fiscal fasts. I have forgotten from the initial post about it. Do you save the money you don't spend in a certain way or just let it fill up in your bank account that week? It's really a good idea.

    And Gabe the Babe and JoJo the Super Nanny? Very, very cute. I love stuff like that.

    Hope her return to work is good and not stressful. I well remember the days.

  1. Hi Gail, the picture is so sweet. How innocent and sweet.

    Hope you are having a wonderful week.

    Barb ♥

  1. We've got lots of big wind going on here too. I wish I had a windmill on my roof so that I didn't have to pay for electricity this month! Gabe is such a cutie. Your dog is so cute, helping to take care of the baby!

  1. Pam said...:

    That is adorable that your dog is so watchful of the baby. I am so impressed with the 10K. I don't know if I could run 1K. Who am I kidding, I know I can't, but I need to think about trying at least.

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