Howdy, folks. School has started back up, and for the first time since 2004, I only have one kid in primary school. My daughter is off at college, and my oldest son is off being a grown-up with his lovely wife.
The past nine months have been a roller coaster of emotions and stress and events. My son and his wife got married in January. My son got his Aggie Ring in April. My daughter went to prom and graduated in May. I received my Master’s degree in Social Work. Now, I’m studying daily for the licensing exam, which I’m taking soon. Then I can go out and get a real job again! 🙂
Mostly, I’ve been doing some “targeted” couponing, which means if I see a good deal, I pounce on it. Some of those good deals have just been looking at the sales ads and going from there. Some of the deals have come from utilizing my stockpile to create my meal plans. And sometimes, I count it as a win as long as the kidlet gets dinner before 7 pm.
If you’ve been around for long, you know that I try to keep it real here. Sometimes it’s all savings all the time and sometimes you just do the best you can with what you have.