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I'm a single mom, under 35 and under $35K. This blog is a project as my son begins kindergarten and we will need to re-adjust some things... with life comes change right?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Weekend of Farms

So many pumpkin patches and apple trees!
We visited Hubers' Farm on Saturday and then a farm in Shelbyville with Mom on Sunday. By the time the weekend ended we had 5 pumpkins or gourds of various shapes and colors, tried our luck at the cake walk (Why do we never win? At least Mom always makes G extra cupcakes), picked apples, played in the hay and even went to a petting zoo. Whew - I'm tired but I love the fall season!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Kentucky State Fair

I know I'm writing this post really late! Gavin and I had a ton of fun at the Kentucky State Fair the weekend of August 19-21. We started off with going to the Boys II Men concert on August 19. While we made an agreement to only stay for 6 songs I definitely got to relive my junior high and high school years with the songs from dances. It was heavenly! :)

Gavin was really comfortable with all the animals when we went back to the fair on Sunday, August 21. Of course he had tons of questions about the animals (what do they eat, where do they sleep, etc).

We ended the day at the kid zone of the fair watching magicians, musicians while we danced and sang. I literally had to drag him away from the fair at the end of the day!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Budgets are Sexy Giveaway

This blog (http://www.budgetsaresexy.com/) is one of my favorites to read everyday. It's humorous, makes me envious of his income and savings and has some pretty good advice. They are doing a giveaway right now to win $500, sponsored by Life Insurance Finder.

$500 - that would help pay so many bills like G's after school care, his various school projects or even the enormous amount of dog food the dogs go through. Seriously they only have 4-8 oz. cups each a day but it seems to go down so much more in the Rubbermaid container.

Who couldn't use some extra cash? I wouldn't even charge a finder's fee if you win. :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Nervousness

So today I leave for Chicago to go pitch an association out for bid on our company as their new management. I'm going with our president and VP of Marketing and I'm the proposed executive director. Nervous beyond belief! The good thing is this association is for mystery shopper providers - I mean, how perfect could that be?

Calm the nerves, take a drink, gulp some air.... good night's sleep and hope my hair cooperates tomorrow!

Great posting!

This is a great post from one of my favorite bloggers (who is also named Jenny :)  It really reminds you that your child is more than a child, they are also a friend.


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The First Day of Kindergarten

G started kindergarten yesterday, very excitedly. Unfortunately I already received an email (the new way to send home a note?) from his teacher saying that he misbehaved. Oh child! Really? The first day? Let's try not to ruin the reputation you don't even have yet! Hopefully he will be able to be better this week. Perhaps it's nerves, everything being new and being a bit intimidated. At least that's what I'm hoping it is!

My concern for school are his lunches. The boy really doesn't like meat so an old-fashioned turkey and cheese on wheat is out. Yesterday I sent him with a peanut butter and jelly on wheat (cut into dinosaur shapes), veggie straws, sliced kiwis and a Capri Sun. I've been diligently searching for lunch time ideas - especially ones that are easy to eat since G isn't the fastest eater (he and I both take more than 30 minutes minimum to eat). Suggestions?

Easy Lunchbox Ideas
Byndoo Goodbyn Lunchbox - Original
Back to School Lunch Ideas
iLunchBox website

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Date

So it's almost a month in with a guy I've been dating and we met on one of those popular dating sites. When does one broach the subject of going out for sure? Meaning "are you dating anyone else?" That elusive question has been haunting me for a week. It's a difficult question to ask - since with the question you are in essence saying I want to be the only one and let's take the next step, to the next category. I've been single now for a year and this is the first time that I've felt like I'm maybe ready to ask this question and that we may be on the same page. But I don't know for sure and would really like to know the answer before I ask the question. So here goes a week of hinting around and hopefully he will be the one to ask.

Oh I hate this new era of dating! There are so many more rules and unknowns!