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Saturday, February 25, 2012


My goodness does time fly! Last weekend we were helping my sister-in-law and brother-in-law get a $30 off coupon for their new water heater! We had installed one the weekend before! This weekend we need another coupon for us! Our C-trap is backing up! Darn trees! Waiting on the plumber, sigh, such a wonderful weekend!
I am joining Jenny Matlock to see who can have the most things go wrong! Laugh Out Loud! I say this with a smile because what else can we do? I am way too old to sit around and cry over things I really have no control over! I am grateful the hubby, my Sweets, is a good budget maker! He can really make things work! So I am using my 2012 word daily here,  'grateful'. Grateful to have the ability to get up, go to work and earn enough money to take care of the daily routine we call life! Grateful we can have decent credit to make these larger home repairs! Grateful we paid off all our credit cards recently after living very frugally for many,many months!
So in joining with Beverly and the Pink Saturday crowd I am sharing a photo of our crab apple tree from last Spring! The pretty pink flowers bloom and make me smile each day!
Here is a pink shirt I love to wear:
The saying on it says it all!
Now I hope you will have a wonderful weekend and know how much I truly love each and everyone of you that visits me and know my blog world would not be complete without you!
Stop by and visit Beverly and all the wonderful pinkies who join us each week.
If anyone can give me any advice on this new linky business I would appreciate it! The site tells me I already registered but won't accept my info, user name and password. Twice I sent a request and twice nothing has been done! I am a little nervous as I know the google reader is going to be gone soon and I do not wish to lose contact with any of you!


Anonymous said...

We too are in the process of paying off all debt so we can retire in 4 years & 10 months but who's counting !! LOL!!
Have a Great Day!!

Anonymous said...

Good for you! I think frugal is the mantra of many of us even though at times I read blogs and just totally am amazed at the spending.

Good luck with your water heater.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Elaine said...

I wanted to stop and say thank you for all the comments you so sweetly posted on my recent blogs.. Indeed grateful is a wonderful word when we can provide just enough... Have a nice weekend. Elaine

Abramyan Avenue said...

I LOVE that true it is!! I was almost at the point where I had my credit cards paid off..almost close I could taste it! Then I was let go at the bank and depended on those darned cards for gas and other things. I start a new job next week, after a year and a half of searching, and the first thing I want to do is get rid of those cards!!!

Heather and Kathy said...

love that t-shirt! It is so cute and boy is it the truth. Of course, a mama is only as happy as her saddest child. My mom used to say both of these things.

I am learning to be frugal and thrifty. I am not as good as my mother was but I am learning.

I hope you are having a good day.


Marydon said...

I've been sick Anne, so sorry. Just go to my Linky & follow that somehow ... it actually was pretty easy but I don't remember how I did it.

Love Is... will be up on Monday, sweetie.


LV said...

Trees are great to have, but can cause root problems. I had to have one cut back where a limb was growing into my house. That was not cheap.

Anonymous said...

Your PINK is very pretty!
thanks for sharing...and HAppy PINk SatURday!

ciao bella.
Creative Carmelina

Anonymous said...

Your PINK is very pretty!
thanks for sharing...and HAppy PINk SatURday!

ciao bella.
Creative Carmelina

Denise said...

I love your blog so much.

NanaDiana said...

I hate when things like that happen but it is true--they are beyond our control. I hope you have a better upcoming week. xo Diana

Chatty Crone said...

I love that shirt and only if the family would learn that. sandie

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Good lucky with the water heater... that is a bummer! And sorry - I am still trying to learn about the new linky sites... I keep all my blogs I read on my side bar - so I am hoping that sticks around!!

Diann said...

Great pinks! Oh, I hope that your can get everything all fixed quickly and frugally! I too am grateful that Troy and I recently made the last payment on our last outstanding debt last month! woohoo!Living thrifty is so vital to us. We can still have fun and get things but, not at the cost of debt. I actually enjoy educating myself everyday on new to me ideas regarding where I can save some money here or there. Or how I can earn a little here or there. It's just a way of life. Have an awesome Sunday!

Cindy Adkins said...

Happy Pink Saturday. I hope you will be feeling better..and I love that t-shirt!!!

Theresa said...

I am grateful too in all things, even when there is trouble:) I am happy that you all got your problem solved! Love that pink shirt, saying is SO true! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Anonymous said...

LOL enjoyed your good humor blog....frugal ...uhmmm yes that would describe me...but sometimes you look at the $1.00 and you say, how can it stretch to all places needed....and then you say, Oh I have need of uhmmm what can you buy for a dollar okay put it in the single dollar jar is adding up quickly I might say ....instead of putting pennies and nickles ....start a dollar jar...if you have one dollar left over after all your spend....then spend it in the dollar jar and watch it grow to 2, 5, 10, 20, it grow

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Anne.

And, good for you. Retirement is something we are looking forward to, too.

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful photography! Happy Pink Saturday! ~Diane (I am #21)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your shirt saying is so true, Anne! I'm sorry that you've had a string or house problems lately. I know how that feels as my house is 80 years old and creaks like its I'm saving for a new washing machine as mine is leaking.