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Anyone have new year's eve plans?

December 31st, 2014 at 05:15 pm

Looks like we will be just staying home this year! I hope you all have fun and drive safely!

Advantage card savings

December 31st, 2014 at 05:04 pm

I did not do a very good job this year adding in my Ingles advantage card savings. This year I vow to do a better job. I am already starting my new $20 challenge since I hit my goal of $20,000 yesterday.
Advantage savings today was $7.

Prev. total $ 6.00
today 7.00
new total $ 13.00 (my lucky number)

Met my Goal of $20,000 with one day to spare!

December 30th, 2014 at 09:14 pm

Yes, I met my $20 challenge this year of $20,000 with just one day to spare! So I will start over tomorrow (new year's eve) and shot for $20,000 again next year!

Prev. total $19,991.00
today 12.00
new total $20,003.00

Happy New Year!

"Acquiring a dog"

December 27th, 2014 at 08:58 pm

I have a framed picture in y breakfast room. It is a picture of a couple of cute dogs and the caption reads:

Acquiring a dog
may be the only opportunity
a human ever has
to chose a relative.

I guess I have been pretty luck so far. I was born, younges child in the family, youngest grandchild, youngest niece, etc. At an early age, I lost my father and all 4 of my grandparents. Later, I lost my mother, all my aunts and uncles, my sister and all my cousins!

I have had several chances to acquire a wonderful, furry (dog) relative; my nicky, dixie, dusty, nicky II,lucy and my little holly.
Now, I have my beautiful, sweet Molly and my bossy little Abbey. What a wonderful family I have to start the new year with!! (My SA family too)

Quiet christmas day

December 26th, 2014 at 03:40 pm

WE had a quiet christmas day. We pened gifts in the morning, the dh made home made soup while I made (and ate) sugar cookies. I love sweet things.
No company, it was just alone with our little girls, Molly and Abbey! We watched the Christmas Story all day too and dh managed to wash and detail both of the corvettes. I managed to add some money to the $20 challenge.

Prev. total $19,968.00
today 6.00
new total $19,974.00

Can you believe we are so close to our $20,000 goal?

The orphans dinner

December 24th, 2014 at 04:27 pm

My girlfriend is hosting christmas eve dinner tonight. She is calling it "the orphans dinner"
There will be a total of 8 of us and all of us have lost our parents. (except my husband)
We also have no other family. The others have no children and my only daughter died in 2013.
So, I think it is very nice of her and her husband to have all of us together on Christmas eve.
She is serving prime rib and is worried about how it will turn out!
I don't care if we were just having soup, it will be nice to be all together. I am so lucky to have my wonderful husband!!!!
Merry Christmas!!

Capital one check

December 23rd, 2014 at 03:59 pm

I got a capital one check in the mail today, for a rebate of 1 1/2% on all my credit charges. We also have a chase credit card that pays 3% back on home improvement shopping. Since my husband is a builder, we use that one a lot, but it is nice to get something back on regular shopping. Of course, I pay it off each month. As a matter of fact, I put the money in an envelope everytime I pay something.

Prev. total $19,412.00
today 22.00
new total $19,434.00

Change jar

December 21st, 2014 at 05:07 pm

It was about time to empty the change jar, so I took in the change on Friday and received $44, which I am adding to the challenge.

Prev. total 19,337.00
today 44.00
new total 19.381.00

It is hard to believe that christmas will be here in just a few days. We have our tree up and a few presents for each other, but that is about it. I send checks to my grandchildren and great granddaughter.

Qualcom dividend

December 19th, 2014 at 06:25 pm

Qualcomm paid me a dividend of $89 yesterday. That will be added to my $20 challenge m oney.

Prev. total $19,248.00
today 89.00
new total $19,337.00

New account

December 13th, 2014 at 06:01 pm

I just opened a savings account at MYSavingsDirect, a division of Emigrant Bank. They are offering 1.05% interest on savings accounts and my local savings account that offers 1% interest is going to run out next saturday. The term was only good for 6 months.
Does anyone else have an account with MySavingsDirect?

2014 goals

December 12th, 2014 at 09:07 pm

I have not met either one of my goals this year, but I have come close. I wanted to save $20,000 in the $20 challenge and $7000 in mutual funds. So far, I have saved $6200 in my mutual funds and the $20 challenge stands at $19,199.00. All in all, I am pleased.

Molly is feeling better

December 11th, 2014 at 06:15 pm

Molly, my little malti-poo has not been acting herself lately. We took her to the vet and the vet determined that her neck was out of joint. She corrected the problem and now Molly is acting more like her old self. We are so happy to have her feeling good again. It is like a wonderful Christmas present to us! We can't stand it when our little girls, Molly and Abbey, are not feeling well.

Advantage savings

December 9th, 2014 at 09:00 pm

I did my grocery shopping today at Ingles and saved &8 using my advantage card. That is pretty good since I only spent $38. That will be add to the $20 savings. I have aimed for sving $20,000 this year. I am getting awfully close.

Prev. total $19,169.00
today 8.00
new total $19,177.00

Pearl Harbor day

December 7th, 2014 at 03:12 pm

Today is Pearl Harbor Day. There are not too many people alive who remember that day! (Myself included)

UPS dividend

December 4th, 2014 at 09:48 pm

UPS paid a $74 dividend. Whenever possible, I have my stock dividends reinvested, so no cash money was added to the challenge which stands at $19,138.00.

Thought for the day

December 4th, 2014 at 08:03 pm

It is nice to be important,

But, it is more important to be nice.

What do you think?

December 3rd, 2014 at 09:16 pm

Today I went to the grocery store. When I came out, the car parked right next to me had a Vietnam Veterans tag on it.
I had some post it notes in my purse with flags on them. I left a note saying "Thanks for serving our country" Do you think that was ok? I am sentimenal over service people ( My dad was in WWI and WWII and served in the army for over 30 years)

Wrong day, wrong month, right year!

December 2nd, 2014 at 09:39 pm

How do you feel about late birthday cards? I got one today, December 2, 2014.
My birthday was Novmeber 23, 2014.
Now, I am grateful for every card I get, but I wonder why this one particular person is always so late.

I put my cards out to enjoy no matter how early I get them. (which is probably why I mail my cards a week early) This girl friend always sends my birthday cards late. She buys them weeks in advance, but never mails them until the birthday is passed!

What do you think? Do you save all your cards? Do you display them?

Who was President?

December 2nd, 2014 at 04:23 pm

When you were born? I thought that would be an interesting question to post!
For me, it was Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Who was your president?

Capitol one interest posted.

December 2nd, 2014 at 04:19 pm

I got my Capitol one interest posted yesterday and it will be added to the $20 challenge.

Prev. total $19,114.00
new total 10.00
new total $19,124.00