Wednesday, December 7, 2016

This semester

This semester is almost over.  I can't believe that I am going to student teach next semester and then I will be a classroom teacher.  Never before have I had to step out in faith than now.  Not only am I students teaching in a school that I know nothing about, i'n a grade I know nothing about (Kindergarten) but I can't work this semester.  I have to give it up to God and put faith in him.

I also have some other news.  The big girl is getting married.

It was a sweet proposal.  They are a little young to me, but they are grounded and will learn alot together.  Fun wedding times ahead.

I am getting the final Christmas presents together.  I try to get done early so that I can enjoy the holiday.  We like to make cookies and crafts, have people over, and go look at lights.  Then we can enjoy Christmas.

I am going to go back and share all of my shopping trips with you.  In an effort to keep costs low I am going to track all expenses for the next few months.  I think we are often surprise by how much of it flies away.  We have been trying to cut expenses.  We have changed car insurance and homeowners, cut off the satellite and moved to just netflix and I have been trying to shop more at Aldi and Dollar Tree for all of our needs.

I try to buy as much used as I can.  I do not like consumerism.  I am often shocked at how much people buy and throw away.  We do often buy new shoes, sock, underwear, and personal items.  I do have to buy most of our pants new.  The kids are so skinny that it is hard to find pant to fit.  I wait for a good sale then buy several.  I am short and need a petite size and they are hard to find used also, but we try.  I only buy quality used stuff.  Consignment stores are great and so are thrift stores.  There are so many options for buying used that I could go on for a long time.

Well, I have to get some things done before bed.  I will post the shopping trip and menu this week.

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