Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Alphabe~Thursday "D"

Sometimes life throws you a curve ball.

My daughter has been unemployed since last March, just before she was to go out on maternity leave. Dirty pool in my book, but as they say “When one door closes, another opens.”

So you may ask how does this tie into my “D” post for Alphabe~Thursday?

Well, since my daughter’s untimely and unfortunate unemployment started, making the dollar stretch as far as it can go has been a creative endeavor. While all this was going on, paw and I have been helping out any way we can, which brings me to my “D” post

No “D” is not for Dollars.

Not even for Dirty pool.

This “D” is for Diapers!

If you don’t have babies or grandchildren then you probably don’t realize how expensive those diapers are.

And babies poop a lot.

(((A LOT!)))

And have you seen the price of toilet paper?

Well that’s another story entirely.

Today I bought a $19.96 box of Huggies diapers for $4.96.

(((How you ask?)))

Well let me tell ya…..

I cut a $5.00 off coupon out of the Sunday paper for Huggies diapers .

I already had a coupon saved for a free $10.00 gift card from Target with purchase of a new prescription. And it just so happens that the doctor gave me a new prescription today.


Diapers $19.96

Coupon -$5.00

Gift card -$10.00

$4.96 total cost for 96 diapers

Woo Hoo!

My daughter says she thinks I am the luckiest person, because I am always getting the deals.

Well you just have to pay attention and get creative.

P.S. My daughter has been offered a per diem job. Not the job she hoped for but she can’t turn it down. I hope all works out for her. She’s a hard worker, a wonderful mommy, and loving daughter. I am blessed to have her. I hope 2012 is a better year!

P.S.S. I know some of you probably could care less about diapers and how much they cost. But, it wouldn’t hurt to clip those diaper coupons if you know someone who can use them. Especially our military families over seas. Apparently expired coupons here stateside don't expire for six months overseas. The economy is in bad shape and every penny saved helps out!

Don’t forget to check out Jenny Matlock’s blog (off on my tangent) I’ve provided the short cut for you here:

Thanks for stopping by!~Ames

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Saturday Centus #82 Political Satire

Hello all, it's Saturday Centus time again. Last one of the month too! This time Jenny has thrown us a tough one. The usual 100 words, the above picture, and this prompt: "Would you like fries with that?"

I am breaking one of my own rules and that is to never discuss politics on my blog. I have been sucked into all of the Republican debates on TV and I can't help myself. I'll just go ahead and slap my own hand for you.

(((Whack! )))

There do you feel better?? :)

Now onto my contribution.....
"Mr. Abel my name is Richard Poor and I am currently employed by Jack’s Tires, The Burger Shack, and I mow lawns on the side.
We want the jobs that were promised to us. What do you plan to do about that?"

"Well first off would you like fries with that too?"

Bah- rump-a-dump

“Mr. Abel, I have to work three part-time jobs just to feed my family, and there’s not enough money left over to meet my bills.”

“I guess you really do live in the“Poor” house!”

Bah- rump-a-dump

"Mr. Abel, we really don’t need your humor or more empty promises."

"Keep the change."


Please stop by Jenny Matlock's blog (off on my tangent) and read more entries using this tricky prompt. You'll be glad you did. You can get there by clicking on this link:
Thanks for stopping by!~Ames

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Saturday Centus #81~We gather together.........

I'm back! And here's my attempt at writing this week's Saturday Centus. We can use three pictures, and the word count is 100 plus the prompt: "We gather together to ask the lord’s blessing"
Jimmy, why don’t you say grace this year.

We gather together to ask the lord’s blessing on this beautiful day.

Lord, please make all the food taste really good and last a long time ‘cause momma said she ain’t cooking no more ‘cause Aunt Christina never brings any food over for Thanksgiving.



Don't forget to stop by Jenny Matlock's blog (off on my tangent) and check out other stories using this prompt. You can get there by clicking on this link:

Thanks for stopping by!~Ames

Friday, November 18, 2011

Alphabe~Thursday "C" is for Cloche Hat

The Cloche Hat
My most favorite Winter hat, the simple yet stylish Cloche. It can be dressed  up with a  pretty jeweled pin, or brooch as some may call them, or just worn plain.

I love hats. I don't know why women, or men for that matter,  just don't wear them more often. They keep your head warm, protect it from harmful UV rays and hide a bad hair day or even a no hair.

What's your favorite hat?

Don't forget to stop by Jenny Matlock's blog (off on my tangent ) for other post about the letter "C".
You can get there by clicking on this link:

Thanks for stopping by!~Ames

P.S. Dear followers of Jenny's Alphabe~Thursday,

I would love to visit each and every one of  your post unfortunately when you have Word Verification and I have already left a lengthy comment and don't realize I have to decipher some crazy word until it's too late,  I will have to pass on coming back and rewriting my comment.

I don't understand why anyone uses Word Verification anyway. Please make it easier for others to get through all of the post on Alphabe~Thursday by removing Word Verification.

Thanks! This is my expressed opinion and not that of Jenny Matlock.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Alphabe~Thursday's "B" is for Brooches

Former US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright got this serpent pin after Saddam Hussein called her a "serpent."
The Serpent Pin

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

Secretary of State Albright’s collection of costume jewelry pins, over 200, were found over time in flea markets and souvenir shops.
I love brooches, also called pins. I usually wear them on my velvet cloche hat during cold winter months. Her's had a secret meaning.
Mine? Not so much.

Don't forget to stop by Jenny Matlock's blog (off on my tangent) for other Alphabe~Thursday post. You can get there by clicking on this link:

Mine is late but you can still read everyone else's.
Thanks for stopping by!~Ames

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Alphabe~Thursday ~ "A" is for Azurite

Found inside of a geode.

Or maybe accentuating a neckline.

Or maybe as a belt buckle on a manly belt.

Or possibly adorning  ear lobes.

Or gracing a long slender finger.

Isn't it beautiful?

Please stop by Jenny Matlock's blog (off on my tangent) and check out things that start with the letter "A". You can get there by clicking on this link: