Monday, September 19, 2011
Today and tomorrow are the last days of triple coupons at Harris Teeter, which I suppose is a good thing since eventually you tend to stock up on items and need to find room for those items, LOL.
I've been so pleased with the items I have been able get this go around. I discovered Kashi frozen entrées recently thanks to a buy 1 get 1 free promotion at Harris Teeter and of course I had coupons as well. I really liked the ones I purchased and the price was nice as well.
Our homeschool group is going well and we keep getting new members thanks to a little bit of word of mouth as well as my advertising the group. I'm so thankful for that because my husband kept telling me to stop working so hard on a fruitless outcome, but I am stubborn and determined to not give up. I guess the same can be said in other areas of my life.
Stubbornness can be negative, but it can also be used for positive results and part of that was through my losing weight, making our homeschoool group grow and prosper, etc.
My husband will tell me to just donate all the items I take to church consignment sales, sell locally, etc. but I am stubborn and part of my nature is prove someone wrong and I almost always do, LOL. I'm not ragging on my husband at all, he is really just trying to make me relax and not be stressed so he thinks by giving me "permission" (not tell me what to do, but telling me it is okay to not go to all the work that I do) to get rid of things that can be stressful in my life, he's helping me to relax.
The thing is, I want to bring in extra money and I want to have a successful homeschool group for me and for my children, so I do it anyway.
He sees all the hard work and organization involved in my coupon shopping and I can tell that he and the kids sure don't complain about the "goodies" I am able to get dirt cheap or free.
Regarding money as well, my husband is back on track with me on paying off the house. We were set back somewhat due to my doctor/hospital bills recently as well as other bills we have coming up like needing to get our porch/front step rails and columns redone, etc. If you read my blogs you know that I try to save money in every area of my life, but my husband isn't as diligent as me.
I hope that if I mention the house being paid off early issue that he is currently for at times when he pays too much for an item, he'll be better about it. He's not horrible with money by no means and leaves most of the shopping up to me, but he does tend to pay way more for items than I would because he's not as patient for sales, etc.
Believe it or not, those little things add up over time so I have to keep using the house being paid off early as an incentive for him to be more patient.