Thursday, January 28, 2010

At Last

Ahhh, my seasonal job is finally over and I couldn't be happier about it. I have really missed my family and my routine. But that's not what I really wanted to talk about, I just couldn't help but mention it. ;-) If you haven't been to the mall or department stores in the past few weeks I strongly encourage you to venture out. Not only have I got a big jump on birthday and Christmas shopping for the coming year, but also school clothes shopping for the fall. Most of the larger stores have their clearance items at 75% - 80% off. Today I picked up king size pillows that were originally $60 for $7, twin sheet sets for $6.50, and a lot of clothing items for super cheap. In the past few weeks I have also found men's and boy's underwear, socks, and undershirts on clearance. I will pack up all the clothes and in the fall will have most of my back to school clothes shopping done. This is also a great time to get P.J.s, robes, slippers, sweaters, and coats. The trick to maximizing your savings is to think about what you need for the entire year, not just the season at hand, and plan ahead. Except for some jelly beans, I have Easter done too.

Proverbs 27:12 (New International Version)

12 The prudent see danger and take refuge,
but the simple keep going and suffer for it.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

In my Head

This is in my head - so I thought I should share it.

Romans 10:9-11
That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame."

Monday, January 18, 2010

Still Here

Well, my little neglected blog, I just want to you to know I haven't giving up on you. This year I decided to get a seasonal mall job and it turned out to be much more intrusive into my family life than I had anticipated. The plus side is that it more than paid for Christmas, and since the job isn't quite over I am now using the money to buy back-to-school clothes and items for my gift closet at all the clearance sales. I do this every year, and normally have to budget for it well in advance. Most stores are now at 70% and 80% off for their clearance items. So even with all the chaos, I am still considering doing it again next year. I will just have to be better prepared time wise.