Tuesday, February 9, 2010
well it's tuesday and i have nothing to report.
this weekend was INSANE. i took 6 middle school girls out shopping for their 8th grade dance dresses. we did find 4 of the 6 girls dresses for under 25 bucks (75% off thank you very much Dillards and Bealls) two of the little girls come from very nice homes (i say this with a smurk on my face in a nice way :) and their parents were AMAZED with my shopping prowess.
umm DUH! i'm a SAHM with FIVE children and a second year band director's salary. HELLO i have to be a smart shopper. honestly i'm amazed at the amount of people who will not take the time to be a saavy shopper.
if they were impressed with that they should see me in sam's or goodwill! i kid i kid. it's nice to be appreciated for something that is second nature for me. i have my incredibly educated yet poor (oops let's be PC sorry insert "thrifty" here) parents to thank for that eh mum?
since times have become so tight i have been amazing my children on a regular basis with prom findings (got kelsey's dress regularly 126 for 16 at dillards, i'll probably have to spend more on shoes for her big 9 1/2 feet) home-cooked meals (it's cheaper and hey it tastes better) and lavish homemade family nights (movie trilogys, stove-top popcorn with real butter, and margaritas sans alcohol)
and you know what?
i couldn't be happier. it's a tight time, but it's our time and i wouldn't change it. hopefully they are learning about what really counts in life.
"we may not have it all together but TOGETHER we have it all"
i sure think so, have a great tuesday,
BTW-i think i fixed the problem with the video, hopefully anyway :)