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Friday, April 29, 2011

Bathroom Excitement

It's not every day I can say I am excited to be in my bathroom. Today though, there is a smile on my face at the very thought of it. I will be spending time to empty out the cabinets and drawers. Take the decorations off the walls. Remove the shower curtain. Papa Bear will then start the demolition! He is giving me a new bathroom! It took me weeks and weeks to pick out the tub, sink and toilet. Shower surround, wall material. Cabinet paint, wall covering, countertop and lighting. Dear Papa Bear endured many of my mind changes. Many "How hard would it be...". Many "Why can't I do that?".

We already know much of the floor needs to be replaced, making the remodel take a bit longer. My goal is to have a toilet installed before the daycare children come on Monday!

So dear friends, you now know what my fun weekend plans are.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A worried woman went to her gynecologist and said:

'Doctor, I have a serious pr...oblem and desperately need your help! My baby is not even 1 year old and I'm pregnant again. I don't want kids so close together.

So the doctor said: 'Ok and what do you want me to do?'

She said: 'I want you to end my pregnancy, and I'm counting on your help with this.'

The doctor thought for a little, and after some silence he said to the lady: 'I think I have a better solution for your problem. It's less dangerous for you too.'

She smiled, thinking that the doctor was going to accept her request.

Then he continued: 'You see, in order for you not to have to take care 2 babies at the same time, let's kill the one in your arms. This way, you could rest some before the other one is born. If we're going to kill one of them, it doesn't matter which one it is. There would be no risk for your body if you chose the one in your arms.

The lady was horrified and said: 'No doctor! How terrible! It's a crime to kill a child!

'I agree', the doctor replied. 'But you seemed to be OK with it, so I thought maybe that was the best solution.'

The doctor smiled, realizing that he had made his point.

He convinced the mom that there is no difference in killing a child that's already been born and one that's still in the womb.

The crime is the same!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wednesday's Word

"If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirty, give him a drink; for by doing this you will make him burn with shame. Do not let evil defeat you; instead, conquer evil with good."
Romans 12:20-21

Mama Bear

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sunday coupon fun

I've gotten back into the whole coupon thing again. I go in spurts with it. Right now I'm really enjoying it. There are a group of us ladies that get together once a month after church to swap our coupons (q's). It's a great time of fellowship as well as helping one another with our q's and our tips for savings.

Sunday is an exciting time for me! I cut out my q's from the Sunday papers and also from my favorite online spots. I then sit with my pen and circle what I want from the sale ads (comps). The real joy for me comes when I can use both comps and q's at the same time! Oh what happiness I feel! I compile my shopping list in my notebook, writing out my comps by store, noting any q's to go with them. Then I list just the q's that I need to use up before they expire. I take all this with me to Wal-Mart as they honor competitors ads. It saves me the 30 mile drive to all the other stores.

Now the REAL fun begins. I do my shopping, making sure to keep my comps seperate from the rest of my shopping, this makes check out easier. I load all my comps at the check out first, giving the cashier the price I will be paying for that item. The cashiers appriciate when this process is well organized. Also, by being organized, it looks as if I know what I am doing and very seldom am I ever questioned. When everything is rung, I then hand my q's and watch the register to make sure they are rung correctly.

This whole process is so very enjoyable to me! What is even more enjoyable is putting these items in my pantry. I can stand back and look at all savings sitting on the shelves.

I am also careful not to waste any q's. I take my unwanted q's to the swap. What is not used there or has expired is sent to a woman who sends them over-seas for our military families to use.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Bear Necessities is once again open for business!

I cannot say that I will be postig every day, but I will post when I have the time/when the mood hits me. If you are an 'old' follower, you know that I tend to run all over the place with my postings. If you are a 'new' follower, you will soon see what I am talking about!

Thank you to all of you who have taken the time to wander over here for a visit. Grab a cup of your favorite warm beverage, make yourself comfortable and look around. I look forward to hearing your comments.

Mama Bear