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Just the thought of setting foot out my door on Black Friday is a scary thought. I do everything that I can to stay home on the famous shopping day, the Friday after Thanksgiving. I mean really, with the Internet who the heck needs to go out anyway. I have managed to get a good amount of my Christmas shopping done all ready, 99% of it has been done online.

This Friday I will order the mtd bass guitar that I found on sale online. I use my PayPal card with most of my online purchases and I always look for free shipping options. And the fact that my orders arrive at my door is just the cherry on top of doing all the holiday shopping chores online.


It’s refreshing to know that a guitar slide is a reasonable enough gift request for me to tend to this Christmas for my favorite nephew who has wonderful musical talents that we are all trying hard to foster. So far so good. He really is a good kid. Get’s good grades, teachers like him, hangs with a decent enough neighborhood crowd and loves playing music on the guitar.

He managed to graduate from high school last year with a pretty high GPS and is now working as a plumber’s helper while pondering college next year. He wanted to take a year off before attending college. We all tried to convince him from doing so, but it is what it is. I’m sure it will all work out in the end and he will turn into a wonderful young man. In the meantime I will continue to enjoy him and his music while he is still around here at all.

I’m so grateful for Hamburger Helper. They have really come out with a great variety of flavors to pick from. They even have Tuna Helper and Chicken Helper these days. Making dinner can’t get much easier than using one of their products. The fact that they are inexpensive is a major plus. I find them on sale for $1 a box and stock up and I’m good to go!

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My Best Helper Ever

My first dance lessons santa monica were a lot of fun. I slept real good the other night, but boy oh boy didn’t my body let me know just how out of shape it really is. I used to go to a few yoga classes now and then. Even took some Zumba classes for a good period of time but that has been a couple of years ago. I do believe that I will start limbering up and stretching out before I take another dance class. The only thing that has felt that bad was a nasty hangover January 1st 2000!

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Stretching Out & Limbering Up!

I have to say that I’ve been pretty lucky when it comes to my credit card debt. It’s too bad that I can’t brag that I’m debt free, but I can’t right now, but I’m steady working on it each and month. This past year I have been cutting out a lot of unnecessary and frilly costs out of life, nothing major, but a few things here and there and it has been making a difference. On of the strategies that I’ve been using is not eating out as much. This has been a tough one, I don’t like cooking and am always on the run and I enjoy fast food and dining at nice restaurants on occasion as well, but you do what you gotta do and suck it up, right?

I’ve signed up Netflix and have been watching a lot of good videos for a much smaller costs than renting them at Block Busters. I even joined Costco and have been buying in bulk and saving a good amount of money there.

The media and the Internet are full of ideas of on ways to cut back in these crazy and depressing economic times, some of them are hard, some are pretty easy, but they are worth the time to read them when you run across them. Our credit scores are very important to each and every one of us, a lot rides on your credit score and it is a real pain in the fanny when things start going down hill, so I do believe that it is best to try and keep up with what is going on by using offers by places like FreeScore dot com. I know too many people that have found themselves in deep shit because of credit issues, it takes time and effort and a lot of energy to fix a credit score screw up so it is best to be as pro-active as possible and if you have Internet access there is no reason not to do so, right?