I have just joined The Million Dollar Savings Club. Its another blog where you put 3 dollars a day into savings. One dollar each for Savings, Investment, and Give Away. Check it out Here.
Saving money is so hard for me. But this guy is right. It needs to become a habit. I have also heard about the Latte Factor from another financial guru I cant name of the top of my head. The concept of the Latte Factor is that if we invested the $3.50 or more a day that we spend at Starbucks we could all retire in 10 years. Its true add it up. I found out that I was spending almost $75 a month on frappacinos! No wonder I cant pay my credit card bill. I was also spending $5-$9 a day on food. That's about $100 bucks a month. Yes I know I have to eat but that sandwich that I spent five bucks on, I could have made it at home for $.25! Probably would taste better too.
So join the Million Dollar Club. Check out the rest of his site too. Its full of great tips!
Since I am such an avid reader I am reviewing each book as I finish. I have been sick with a cold for the whole weekend so I was able to start and finish Revenge of the Middle Aged Women by Elizabeth Buchan.
This is about a women who is happily married to a good man then suddenly he decided that he has fallen in love with another women. He moves out and she is left to cope.
I think this would be a great book for any women going through a breakup. Rose, the main character, loses everything and still picks up the pieces of her life and moves on to become a better and happier person.
The beginning of the book was slow and there were other parts that were a little slow but overall I enjoyed this book and found it inspiring and entertaining.
Today I was listening to a song on the radio and as I listened to the words they really hit home. The song is rather popular now but the singer's name has escaped me and my searches on the Internet.
Anyway, she sings about how her life is a book and everyday is a blank page. Instead of allowing others to fill her page, she does it herself. She fills the pages of her life with happy things. She takes risks, embraces simple pleasures and unexpected happenings. At the end, her life will have been an interesting adventure instead of a book that is never read or quoted.
Life should be lived this way. Too many people sit around and complain about their situation instead of taking the initiative to make it better. Even if a situation seems out of your hands changing your perspective can make a huge difference and perhaps even provide new solutions. Change your perspective today.
I am almost finished with my muslin skirt. McCalls Pattern 3341. I am having so much fun and its not that hard. I cant wait to finish and start a new skirt. I have so many ideas now. My mind races all night with inspiration. As soon as I figure out what to do about pictures then I will post some of what I have sewn.
Here are some pics I got off my moms computer yesterday.
Cowboy and I about 3 years ago. Don't I look terrific! Wish I knew it then.
This is my princess playing in the mud. She is having a grand time.
This is my hubby shooting at a native american archery demo. Isnt he handsome with a bow and arrow? Thats one of our horses, Trouble. Yes he is Trouble too. Damn thing threw me a couple months ago and I couldnt walk for a week. The funny thing about horses is that when you look them in the eyes you swear that they are speaking right into your brain. Telepathy? Maybe. Honestly I think that its entirly possible. I mean we only use 10 % of our brains right? What does the other 90% do?
I am still having problems with my camera. I have to call tomorrow and see if customer service can figure out the problem. If not I am going to have to give it to someone because Target probably wont accept it back.
On another note, I bought some batting for the purple quilt I am making. I just have to figure out what I want the back to look like. Then I can start quilting. I will post some pics as soon as I am able. I think I will borrow my neighbors camera. I also bought a new book called Sew U. It is a really great book and it is written in a fun and easy to read format. Its the first sewing book that I have really liked.
I am planning on making several of the patterns that are in the book. It comes with a skirt, shirt, and a pant pattern. Then she has directions for several variations of each. I want to start on them but I need to wash the fabric.
I think I will go read the pattern again and maybe cut it out. I don't know if I want to do it tonight. Its almost midnight.
I am upset. I bought a camera yesterday at Target. Its a cheap $20 digital camera for taking picks for this blog. Well everything went fine until I tried to get the pics off the camera.It keeps saying "camera not found". The camera recognises that it is plugged into the compute but the program doesn't find the camera. I cant figure it out. I had a similar problem with my mouse a few months ago. I have had so many problems with my computer. I want a new one.