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Budget????

Well, life is good.  I’m once again learning to live on a budget, and although it is difficult, it is attainable.  California is definitely a rough place to be right now, economically speaking, although the flowers on the trees that are blooming for spring right now are absolutely gorgeous. However, this is the area of the land of the free where it is the home of the completely broke and unemployed.

My kids are growing.  And eating.  And growing.  Holy crap when did food get this expensive?  I suppose if I fed them crap all day long I could save money, but I’m one of these mothers who fills the fridge with vegetables, fruits, yogurt, cheese, and all that kind of stuff.  Whole wheat pasta is actually pretty good.  Don’t worry…we have a cookie jar too, they get treats every once in awhile, but for the most part, healthy food=good food.

And I seriously wish I had time to coupon.  Those bitches save so much money!  Ugh.  I am the stupid cow who gets a few coupons and acts like I will use them, then I forget them on the way to the store.  My ADD is crippling my couponing ability!!  I see some of my friends posting about how much money they saved, and then I think back to when I actually tried to coupon.  What they don’t tell you is how much work it actually is to save as much money as they do.  How many hours you actually put in.  I just don’t have the time.

I have already cut back on the things that we don’t need, only buying necessities and all that jazz.  But let’s face it…just basic bills are expensive.  Too much month at the end of the money, if you know what I mean.

The funds are running low people.  So if you have any tips on how to score some extra cash (legally people, I can’t catch a case), please….let me know!!!!

Okay.  I am moving to California.  This is awesome.  Well, kinda.  I mean, I’m excited because all of our family is out there.  Plus the ocean, the mountains…anything but seeing the back of my own head when I stare at the horizon.  I really am truly excited.  Yet….I am terrified!

Don’t get me wrong, we have done this before, the whole moving while completely unprepared thing, except last time we moved somewhere that there was a stable economy.  Lord knows Cali is the last place on the list if you want to look for a job right now.  And I’ve gotta admit, I’m gonna miss Texas.  The smoky bars that will ultimately give me the black lung, the underlying racism, the Curs Lights, the weather that tells me to wear long underwear and a parka in the morning and go swimming in the afternoon.  All kidding aside though, I truly will miss Texas.  I do like the social freedoms that are still intact over here.  And I have made some phenomenal friends.  But fuck that…y’all can come visit me and we’ll go to the beach.  K?

This is what us moving looks like right now.  No, you are not watching Hoarders.

That’s my old end table and new bookshelf.  Did I mention that we are selling everything we own?  Pretty sure we were on drugs when we decided that.

You can’t really tell, but that is a small bookshelf in my dining area.  And back behind the table are two boxes full of kids books and assorted crappy toys that we pried out of our kids’ hands to sell/give away.

This is the other side of my dining room.  Yup.  We have a closet, a water cooler, a medicine cabinet, an oscillating fan, a child bed side rail and an ironing board all lined up against the same wall.  Don’t forget the flip flops!!  (See, we are Californians!)

This used to be my dad’s room.  Now it’s a trashy area for the kids to hang out in.

And this, dear readers…this is where I am working from right now.  Oh yeah…I’ve got an old school TV, a sewing machine and table, another box of toys, my desk, and a variety of shit stacked on top of it.

I hate moving.  But, let’s look at the bright side.  I’m gonna get new stuff!!!