Wednesday, December 31, 2008
2. Pay off our wedding bands.
3. Build savings up to cover 3 months worth of expenses (mortgage, utilities, and other bills).
4. Get a REAL job, hopefully teaching science. ( This needs to happen if I am going to meet goals 1, 2 & 3).
5. Start taking classes for nursing.
6. Get healthy. Start exercising, at the very least 10 sit-ups every single day.
7. Take advantage of our gardens by learning how to put food by (ie, canning, freezing...).
Anyways, my goals for 2008 are:
1. Get my butt in gear planning the wedding and make it happen no later then October 2008.X
Goal met, thank God. We were married September 21st. 2. Reduce my current credit card debt by 50% (I'm not giving an actual figure because it is embarrassing) by the end of 2008.
Didn't exactly meet this goal. I paid down about15% of my credit card debt, paid off all of my medical bills, and my car loan. I would have liked to pay more, but we had lots of extra expenses in 2008 due to the wedding.
3. Refinance our house.
I thought that we had to refinance in 2008 because we have an adjustable rate mortgage, but came to find out that it does not adjust until next year......this one makes me nervous.
4. Build our saving up to at least $1000 (30% there now). X
We met this goal and have continued to build our savings. While it is not huge by any means, it would cover one months mortgage if an emergency came up.
5. Get some type of flooring down in the living room (sooner than later).X
Check! Armstrong resilient vinyl flooring in American Walnut. Inexpensive, easy to put down, 100% waterproof. We are very happy with it. 6. Finish the 2 classes I need for teaching.X
Finished both classes. My first graduate level courses, a special ed course titled Exceptional Learners in the Regular Classroom and Curriculum and Constructs of Secondary Life Sciences. Received an A in both classes. All that is left is student teaching....
7. Apply to nursing school.
I sort of met this goal.... I sent my application in, but never got my college and high school transcripts to them. This wasn't so bad because I really needed to finish my education courses first. I still want to go to nursing school, but certainly cannot do it full time. I think I will be signing up for an Anatomy class this spring.
Overall, I would say I did pretty good with my goals for 2008.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
The Silver Laced Wyandotte was the roughest with our hens.....
I would have preferred finding him a new home, but Tony had other ideas. I came home from work yesterday to a giant pot of boiling water, and when I asked what it was for, his reply was 'you don't want to know'. You could say I was less than excited about eating my dinner last night, but I had to try it........I will be sticking with supermarket bought organic chicken. It was not bad, the texture was different, kind of soft/mushy. The dark meat was the darkest I have ever seen (gross) and Tony said it was a little tough.There was also a little bit of furry feather things sticking out........ I have read that you should let it sit in the fridge for a day or two to make it less tough. The leftovers should be good for soup, with negative temps tonight a warm bowl of soup should be good.
We have two roosters left, Tony talks about taking one more down. I refuse to go along with this plan.....
Thursday, October 30, 2008
|Woman Injured In Waterford Crash|
| Waterford - A 59-year-old woman was taken to Hartford Hospital via Life Star helicopter Monday morning following a multi-car accident on Boston Post Road. |
Police at 6:21 a.m. received a report of a three-car accident on Boston Post Road in the area of Mallard Lane.
Police said that two vehicles traveling in opposite directions collided in a “side-to-side” manner at which time the eastbound Chevrolet Silverado driven by James , 23, , continued further into the westbound lane and struck a third vehicle, a Subaru Forester, driven by Margot, 59, of , New London.
The first driver in the westbound lane, Carolyn, 66, , was not injured in the accident. She was driving a Jeep Liberty.
Margot was taken by Life Star helicopter to Hartford Hospital, where she is listed in critical condition.
James was taken to Lawrence & Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Boston Post Road was closed for about two hours while police processed the scene. The accident remains under investigation.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Last weekend Tony and I did the quintessential opening of fall activity and went to the Fryeburg Fair. It was a perfect autumn morning, cold enough for 2 blankets, pjs and sweatshirts in the morning and hot coffee consumed in front of the heater.
We checked out the sheep and the goats, llamas, mini donkeys, giant cows, alpacas, chickens, and bunnies as well as the fiber barn as well as the other vendor boths. All in all I woud have to say it was a bit of a let down this year. I left the fiber barn empty handed which stunk because i was really excited to pick up some new stuff. the chickens and bunnies were less than impressive, any of our critters would have taken the blue ribbons compared what was there. My favorite livestock section, the alpaca barn, was so overcrowded with people that i had to get out after spening only a couple minutes looking around. I was impressed by the size of some of the cows there. The pygmy goats were pretty awesome and I have to say I am growing a strange fondness for donkeys thanks to a blog I have been reading, On the Way to Critter Farm....
KKK sheep below