If you are looking to help your budget then you should look into it. I have a link on the right side of the page.
Here is the deal... If you pay - you get it. It does not matter your income. It does not matter your age. It does not matter how many children you have. You can get this. They put out a menu every month. You have a date that you must pay by ($30) and then you have a date that you have to go pick it up. There you have it. Food at a great price. The food is not about to go bad. (The shelf stable milk I got this time does not expire until next year). The food is not reject food.
Anyway, we were very pleased. We have meat for at least 7 meals from this. Chris looked at it all and said we had over $30 worth of just meat there. Crazy. We have to drive 6 miles to the nearest pick up point - that is it. They also offer a $28 package of 10 convenience meals, all fully cooked; a $25 allergen-free food box where they have eliminated 8 of the top food allergens; a $36 special Thanksgiving box; and then 4 $20-$23 special boxes, some being a fruit and veggie package, an assorted steak package, and an assorted Grill box.
Last Saturday we had a yard sale. It was pretty fun. There are a couple of good things about yard sales. (By the way, do you call it yard sale? Or do you call it garage sale? Or something else?)
First, you simply can not get any house work done because you MUST be outside in case a few customers come. Too Bad.
Second, you get to eat outside and most of the time you get to snack. You can see here that Justus is not the happiest about being finished with his food.
There are, however, a couple of not so great things about yard sales.
First, you have to plan and prepare so much before hand. Craziness.
Second, (especially in our case where it was a neighborhood yard sale and my AW and Mollie brought stuff to sale too) you may end up finding things you want to keep or buy from another yard sale. You can see here that Hannah found one of Mollie's old hats that I would not let her have because, after all, we were suppose to be getting rid of stuff - not bring more stuff in.
Third, when your aunt and your daughter go yard saleing together while you man your own yard sale you have no control over what comes home. (more stuff) Chris got a great tie out of the deal that Hannah picked out for him, though. Maybe it will show up in a Sunday picture some time soon... Hummmm.... not sure if this is an altogether bad thing or not.... oh well..
This past weekend Justus tried some spaghetti o's canned spaghetti. He liked it.He then got word that Mommy made spaghetti some times. He also got word that on 12/20/07 it was documented that his sister liked spaghetti. It was also documented on 07/18/08 and on 03/31/09. He felt he needed to try some real spaghetti after that!
This is how the meal started.
This is in the middle of the meal.
This is the end of the meal. (He had to make sure he sucked down that very last bit.)
I think I have a WHOLE family who loves spaghetti!
This may not look like excitement to you but .... let me tell you ...... it is!! This is what Hannah does when she is excited about someone coming to the house. (Classic end-of-the-day event when Chris is on his way home!)
She goes to get her chair and she sits at the front door to wait. It is so sweet.
So, if you ever come over and are frustrated that you can not get in the door very easily, please be flattered and not upset. It means that Hannah has been anxiously awaiting you!
AND, yes, for all you Roll Tide fans out there, that is Big Al sitting next to her!
I was talking to my Aunt yesterday and it dawned on me that I have not told you about a couple of books I have read.
5 girls within the congregation that I worship with get together every week for "coffee" (or for me, it is diet coke) and a Bible study. I have only been a part of the group for a short amount of time but it has been so wonderful.
The first book I studied with them was A Woman's Pilgrimage of Faith by Shelia Cragg. This book is about suffering. I loved reading it but I felt a little out of my element with it. Reading it made me realize how little I have suffered in my life. This book helped me to thank God for my "small" struggles in life and it also gave me some insight as to how to help someone else during their suffering. One of my favorite things about this book were the prayers she wrote out for us to pray. They were powerful and full full full of scripture.
We are now reading Celebration of Discipline by Richard J Foster. This book is great. It talks about the inward disciplines of Meditation, Prayer, Fasting and Study; the outward disciplines of Simplicity, Solitude, Submission, and Service; and the corporate disciplines of Confession, Worship, Guidance, and Celebration. I am very very excited about this. We have completed the chapter on Meditation and are now on Prayer. I will let you know how it goes.
I am a Christian woman with the most wonderful husband. He is the absolute perfect man for me. I also have a beautiful daughter and a handsome son. We are blessed! Our family, daily, tries to do God's will and live as He would want, following the example of His Son, Jesus Christ.
"And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You."