Poor but happy? lol.

hey, hit that publish button a bit prematurely.
I am tired but I had a productive day.
I clean my back patio and am working on an idea.
my calories were high..but then, they have been high all week.
bad habit to get into.
my attention has been focused elsewhere.
Today I tracked my calories.
Today I walked three miles.
Today is all I can control.
When life knocks you for a loop.
Control what you can.
If you had a bad week, let it go and focus on today.
a bad week didn't get you fat...bad months, bad years got you fat.
That and the inability to climb back on the horse.
so, without further ado, hello horse...
I am working on food storage.
I am working on tying loose ends.
And, my husband and I have had a few heart to hearts about what we want for our family.
I think we will be staying put.
We both want time with the kids.
Money can't buy back time.
it's a lesson we learned the hard way a while back.
Speaking of money.
I finally got one heckuva coupon holder together...
This thing is a work of art and we are going to need it too.
We have 150 bucks left for groceries for the rest of the month.
Luckily I have a turkey in the freezer.
I am pondering a sister blog where I talk about debt reduction and living economically as well as emergency preparedness...
What do you all think?
give me your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.
Big hugs,
you may want to swing by Sean's blog...there is GREAT NEWS OVER THERE..
YEAH YEAH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!


Robin said...

I think the fact that you and your husband found mutual agreement on what is important in life is awesome. Considering the talk about the economy and the possibilities of the fall in value of the dollar, I think your other blog sounds like a really good idea. Make that necessary. And I really wish that weren't true. I hope that someone comes up with a plan that supercedes this crisis, so that everyone isn't wearing a stunned expression and saying, "How in the hell did this happen?" Worse yet, "How in the hell are we going to survive it?"

Morgan said...

I think another blog is a great idea. I am always trying to improve my food storage, reduce my debt, and still live happily. With your no-nonsense attitude, I am sure there would be lots of good advice and information you could offer.

I am glad that you and your husband were able to choose what will really make your family happy. Money isn't everything - it just seems like it is to us poor folk!

Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher said...

And some people think that money is EVERYTHING. I'm glad that you and your husband know otherwise.

Be well.

Dizzy Girl said...

Just found your blog today- and I'm already commenting. I would love it if you had a sister blog- the things you've mentioned discussing on that blog are important to me and I'd be interested in what you have to say.

You're right- you cannot buy back time...no matter which way you slice things. You made the right choice! Your babies are only little once. :)

MargieAnne said...

Nothing works better than when husband and wife are in unity.

Remember Psalm 133.

1 How good and pleasant it is
when God’s people live together in unity!

2 It is like precious oil poured on the head,
running down on the beard,
running down on Aaron’s beard,
down on the collar of his robe.
3 It is as if the dew of Hermon
were falling on Mount Zion.
For there the LORD bestows his blessing,
even life forevermore.

I love this portion of scripture.

cmoursler said...

love these comments anladd feedback... to know that I am not the only one doing stuff like this.
And @ margie Anne, that was beautiful.
@ Robin, Yep..I heard something the other day about people not really grasping the concept of the monetization of our debt. I figure the more information I can gather in one place for people the better...
@ everyone else thanks for the support. I have always felt the types of jobs I knew he would be offered were not only well paying but dangerous and time consuming. I am glad we chose poor but happy as well.

logmyloss said...

Chris, it sounds as if you have made a wise choice.

Like you, I have pondered a sister-blog with the same intent. In fact, I even started it at one point. My heart was evidently not in it though. If yours is, I encourage it.

~South Beach Steve

Tammy said...

Food storage? Has Glenn Beck gotten a hold of you? lol j/k girl....I would love to see you start that other blog...that stuff is important and good to know. :)

Helen said...

"Hello horse."

That was for me Chris.

Rusti said...

I would enjoy a blog about money and debt reduction!!! We are working on that ourselves.

JSP said...

I have been reading your blog for a few months, and have been meaning to comment just to tell you I get a lot out of your posts. You are direct and level headed and make me think. I know a blog by you on living economically would be great. I think a lot of people who struggle with weight struggle in other areas as well. I do, I struggle with clutter and finances as well as weight. I have done a great job with the clutter and now am turning my attention to my finances out of necessity. I would love to read your thoughts on this.

Rettakat said...

I think the more important thing you did was to get into agreement. That is sooo foundational to everything else. The rest will follow, and work out.

About the other blog: I find I have more ideas than time. So the most important thing there would be to pick your priorities. And don't forget to include your art in there! :-D


Red Shoes said...

Happiness does trump money, I think... of course, we need enough to live.. enough to save... but I took a huge pay cut to become a professor. I am MUCH happier than I was when I was a stock broker...



Lisa said...

I would for sure read your other blog. Check out Angel Food Ministires. It is a non profit where you can order food for WAY less than the costs in a store and your pick it up from a local church. there is no income requirement and you can order as much or as little as you want. Btw, thank you so much for the comment you left me today.