Showing posts from 2016

Life has been turned upside down .......

Our first grand baby was born on December 5, 2016.  James Douglas Anderson was born four and a half weeks early but still weighed 6.2 pounds and was 19.5 inches long.  We are so in love and can't get enough of him.  He is home and is doing well as is his mom.  My daughter did great for her first child and we couldn't be more proud.

Over on Penny Pinching ......

Over on I have posted my grocery shop and my menus for July 15 to 28th.  Go and take a look if you are interested.

Almost done again ....

This Saturday will be my last day at the Cookeville Hancock Fabrics.  No they are not closed yet but my ride to the store (a 72 mile one way trip) has found a job and will start on Monday.  Yeah Gayle !!!  So,  I am now looking at unemployment square in the face.  Dh would rather I take at least the summer off.  He wants to travel a bit and then we will decide.

Done and Done

Hancock Fabrics in Murfreesboro,TN is now closed and I am moving on to Cookeville a couple of days a week to help them out for the next 8ish weeks.  Though it most likely won't be 8 weeks as we have been planning a vacation in June.  More on decisions later.

Hancock Fabrics

For anyone interested, who lives in Middle Tennessee, Hancock Fabrics in Murfreesboro is going out of business and everything right now is at least 40 % off.  This includes sewing machines.  Everything must go to the walls.

Busy Times ...

Life has been hectic to say the least but all that is going to change soon.  We found out February 1 that my place of employment is closing.  I didn't see it coming so it definitely took me off guard.  After my initial anger I decided that it was a good thing and to adopt the motto "it is what it is".  I have been working more than normal since then as the liquidation sale started the 10th of February.  We have not been given an end date yet but it is assumed that we will not go into May.  Dh does not want me to find another job so I will be home soon full time.

A lot of changes lie ahead.  A lot of rethinking how we do things.  Staying home more, eating out less.  Working the garden harder than last year when I was working so much.  Needing to cut a lot of corners to save money.  My $400 to $500 a month really helped us.

Prayers are appreciated to make these changes successfully.