Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
I love dancing, don’t you? How about music? I like music too. The two go hand in hand of course. You can’t really have one without the other. Even if you’re not dancing outwardly when you listen to music, I bet you’re dancing on the inside. For the past couple days, I’ve been walking around my house with my iPod in my pocket and ear-buds in my ears. My husband and children have caught me dancing many times.
I’ve found that music motivates me. It motivates me to clean the house and keep going until the laundry and dishes are all done. It motivates me to be active. Dancing isn’t the only thing we do to music. I often see people out walking or running with their MP3 Player.
Depending on the song, it can motivate me spiritually by lifting up my soul to my Creator God. A life without music and dance is a life that is unfulfilled. So, not only do I pray that you’ll be motivated by music… I hope you dance!!!!!!!!
My husband wrote this poem years ago when I was going through a poetry phase. It’s a little silly in some parts but has an overall great lesson to be learned. I hope you enjoy it.
I’m looking at a penny sitting lonesome on the street
And I can’t help but think of how it reminds me
That if I were to pick it up and receive it as my own
No one would care
They may wonder why…
So I’d tell them a story of when I was a kid
How I lived on the street and my home had a lid
Where the sound of a car horn was my ambient noise
And I had hypodermic needles to play with for toys
When it rained I’d get wet, when it snowed I’d be cold
And the corner of Concord and 1st is where I thought I’d grow old
People ignored me and counted my worth
Just like the pennies which had fallen to earth
So I collected each one to make as a friend
And before I knew it, one became ten
As I saved that small ten, I still found more
And in just a few short years, I had ten thousand in store
I became quite well known to entertain a laugh or two if you threw me some change
In their arrogance they chuckled that I would scurry to obtain
Money so worthless they were glad to throw away
And just as my pennies grew in numbers so fast
So did the people who would throw change for a laugh
When I was a few years older, I had saved quite a bit
So I bought the small store on the corner where I would sit
I really only bought it cause I knew it so well
I didn’t have much of anything that I could sell
Well I rented it out for the right market cost
And I changed just like that from servant to boss
Then I learned from a paper that I found on the road
That a bank would lend me money, in lieu of the store that I owned
Then a man that I knew cause I saw him every day
Who owned the building that was down the street a little way
He told me of how he wanted to sell
So I said, “Sure! I’ll buy your hotel!”
The street that I grew up on, I now own every store
And my purse at the bank just grows more and more
Now the very same people who found humor in my want
Now pay me rent on the first of every month
Although a penny by itself is rather worthless indeed
When put into a person’s hand, it’s potential is freed
Author: Jesse Lee
I love looking on Craigslist at what people in my area are selling or trying to barter. It can be a great place to find stuff you need, sell stuff that you don’t need, or resell something to make extra money. Sometimes you can even find some good stuff for free that you can sell to make extra money! This weekend, I will be listing a bunch of our stuff on Craigslist to make extra money. We’re hoping to get enough money to replenish our emergency fund after we cleaned it out to buy a used van (more about that later.)
I would normally blog about Frugality on Fridays, but I’ve decided to combine topics today. Topics will include Frugality, Fitness, and Fun. And, they will all relate to making extra money with Craigslist somehow. So, here we go…
The iPad and iPod have been instrumental in educating our young daughters. They use the iPad almost every day to learn and play. Our oldest daughter, who is 7 now, has been using the iPad and iPod for homeschooling since she was 3. Our youngest daughter, now 4 yrs old, also uses the iPad and iPod for homeschooling. I’ve found that my oldest daughter has excelled through this type of interactive learning. She has a very “hands on” personality and enjoys learning more when she can interact with it. On the other hand, my youngest daughter has been doing well with, and enjoying, her workbooks. But, she has also come to love the educational apps we have gotten for her on the iPad and iPod. Every day there are new, fun children’s educational apps introduced for the iPad and the iPod/iPhone.
We believe that the use of tablets, such as the iPad, in schools and for education will increase exponentially as our children get older. We would be doing them a disservice if we did not teach them the latest technology. The iPad and the iPod have ushered in a new form of homeschooling. It’s a form of homeschooling that is more efficient and more fun! As a parent, I’m always looking for the best ways to educate my children. With the iPad, I feel confident I’ve found the best tool for teaching my children at home.
We’re back! I haven’t had that much fun in a LONG time. What a blessing!
I just want to jot down a few things I want to remember for the next time we go.
Our family will be going to Magic Kingdom one day and Universal Studios another day while we are in Orlando, FL, on our vacation (only 7 days away!.) Park tickets are around $100 per ticket, depending on what kind of ticket you purchase. So, naturally, I searched for ways to save on Disney Park tickets and Universal Studios tickets. Here is a list of great resources to help you find discounted Disney Park Tickets and Universal Studios Tickets.
Plus, if you make your purchase with a cash back credit card, you could get an additional 1% cash back.
How’s that for savings?
Entertainment Books can save you hundreds of dollars on food and entertainment. And, if you’re planning a vacation this summer, now is the perfect time to get an additional Entertainment book for your vacation destination.
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