I'm hoping everyone had a fantastic Christmas! I know I did! I had such a lovely holiday, and I'm thankful every day.
I got the job I applied for! I am the new chef for an assisted living facility. I will only be working weekends, which is great so I don't have to worry about a babysitter. It only pays $10 an hour, but its $10 an hour more than I had before! I have big plans for the budget of 2011 and I'm looking forward to saving money and getting life back to 'normal' around here. It will be nice not to stress about money.
My kids had a great Christmas! We had to cut way back this year due to money restraints. I thought the kids would notice and say something, and they surprised me. They were thrilled with the things they did get. We opted for quality over quantity this year. My mother in law helped me get them a Wii and they were so excited, they havn't stopped playing with it. I had earned about $80 with Amazon this year through Swagbucks, and was able to get a lot of shopping done that way too. I had saved a little bit of money from my husband's paycheck, and so I was able to get what I needed.
Our first snow storm of the season ended up being a blizzard, so we are snowed in currently. We need to do some shoveling, but otherwise, its been a great weekend. I've been stuffed for 2 days, and eating a ton of leftovers from my Christmas breakfast feast. I made a delicious broccolli Bacon Quiche that I'll be sharing the recipe for, as well as a French Toast casserole that everyone loved as well. I made TOO much food and have been eating it for days! LOL I was so full on Christmas, I didn't eat for the rest of the day.
And so, I'm sending 2010 into the history books, and looking back fondly this year as the year I cut back. I was happy to see that my kids didn't need all that extra junk and they were happy. I'm thankful I have them to hold, and cuddle and they haven't stopped sneaking me hugs and kisses since Christmas day. I have great kids and I'm thankful to God.
Have a great day!