July 19, 2017

One more week to go  until my husband and I get our paychecks, and we are going to have to put our food on credit cards AGAIN- credit cards that are already very close to the max.

I hate how every time after we pay either rent or all of our other bills, we have enough money for food for one week after that.  And, the second week, we are always falling short.

I am trying to get more ladies at my job as a Personal Care Assisant. I have been hired at a second agency; but, so far, there are no new clients they can give me.

My husband is applying for a second job and I am applying for a third. My parents do not seem to realize that the world they grew up in is not the same world as the one my husband and I are trying to be financially secure in.  It feels impossible.

2 years of struggling and never having enough.  I pray someday, it will change and we will have more than enough.


July 17, 2017

My husband and I went swimming yesterday at our wedding spot.

The water was very warm.

On these 100 degree days, it is better to go swimming in colder water.

We may consider going back to the spring where the water is REALLY cold.

I wonder if Springs ever warm up at all- even in the hot weather.  It would be nice if it warmed up a little.

July 16, 2017

It hit 100 today!

It was so hot.

Today was my day off. Tomorrow is my husband’s day off.

It is amazing though, on my days off, I seem to be just as busy as when I am working.

Mostacholli Bake for Dinner and Banana Cake for dessert.

July 15, 2017

When I got home from work yesterday, I noticed our 6 bananas were really ripe and I didn’t want to waste them. So, I made a banana smoothie out of 2.  And, I made a banana cake with the other 4.

This banana cake was so good, I didn’t even use frosting.

I usually never have eggs in the house, because I don’t really like eggs.  I bake with them, but that is about it.

I substituted a couple Tablespoons of mayonnaise for the eggs.  I also threw in about 3 Tablespoons of sour cream and a bit of brown sugar along with the white sugar the recipe called for. I just decreased the white sugar a bit.

Those extra ingredients along with baking that cake at a 300 degree settting instead of the regular 350 degree setting, the cake was extra moist and oh, so good!

July 14, 2017

I found a new dessert.  It is so good!

I take a Thomas plain Bagel- two halves and fry them lightly in a little butter- both sides. Then, I put them on a plate and melt 3-4 tablespoons of butter in the same pan and add some cinnamon and sugar to make a buttery paste.  Then I coat both sides of the bagels with that mixture.

It tastes like a cinnamon sugar donut!

July 13, 2017

The dogs we brought home didn’t stay at our house for long.

We tried, but it just didn’t work out.

The dogs we tried to rescue for the night barked for hours on the deck and were waking up all the neighbors.

There was only one thing to do- realize you can’t save every dog and take the dogs back where we found them.  So, at 3:00 in the morning, we walked the dogs back to the Walmart parking lot and let them loose.

It is not our fault the piece of garbage owner did not have tags on those two dogs with their name and phone number.  It is not our fault this particular owner is known to “lose” the dogs on a regular basis and then animal control picks them up and returns them back to the owner.

I rescued two dogs (our two dogs) and they are all that I am responsible for.

The next morning, I did call animal control and told them the two dogs may still be walking around Walmart and may need to be picked up and returned to the owner.

Animal control told me that another good Samaritan picked the dogs off the streets and was waiting to return them to the owner.

Thank goodness.

July 12, 2017

Sometimes, I don’t think it pays to be the one who rescues everything that needs rescuing.

When I picked my husband up from work this evening, there were two stray dogs wandering around in the Walmart parking lot.

As usual, I felt the need to save them.

My husband and I took the minivan home and walked back with leashes while a carload of teenagers helped us and kept the two dogs safe.

We don’t live too far from Walmart.

We took the dogs home, gave them food and water.  And, then we tied them up around the posts of the deck where they would have enough room to sleep safely.

I can’t wait til morning to make some phone calls and try to locate the owners.

July 11, 2017

We took the furbabies to the lake today.

Charlie drank lots of water, threw up, and pooped in the lake, which the other swimmers weren’t too happy about. (We cleaned it up immediately). Then, he did a little bit of swimming. After that, we found, he had cut the pad of his foot a little bit- no blood, but uncomfortable for walking. Poor little guy.

Roka stood in water up to his chest and cried the whole time, even though the kids swimming near us were petting him and talking to him.

Needless to say- our dogs are not swimmers. It isn’t fun for them or us when we try to include them and take them.  So, from now on, we are going to leave them at home where they are happy, safe, and cool. And, my husband and I will go.