Friday, January 26, 2007

Time for another baby!

I have two kids. The oldest is 17. I just found out today that I can't claim my 17 for child credit on my taxes. What's up with that?! I feed her, clothe her, I'll be paying to send her to college, but I can't get credit for her on my taxes?
I told my younger child that I was gonna have to have another baby and she just shuddered! LOL! There is no way I would want to go through bottles and diapers and waking up several times a night again!
So, maybe I can claim my 2 dogs. They are 2 and 1, so that should be good for deductions for a few years...
JUST KIDDING! Don't turn me into the IRS!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

My new best friend...

I joined a gym last week, and this is my new best friend. I am not very coordinated, so it took a bit, but I got it down. The ones at the gym monitor your heart rate and tell now many calories you've burned.

So, with this post, I guess it's fair to say that I'm back on the dieting bandwagon. I've got a long way to go, but for now, I'll be happy with losing the first 5. If you look back in my archives, you'll see my 'before' picture last December. I pretty much look the same. I weigh the same give or take a couple pounds. So, here we go. New year, new me!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Is read more on your New Year's Resolution list?

I have been a member for a year now, and this is a great club! It is a way to get new books without paying the retail price. To get started, you post 7 books. This will give you 3 credits. Most books take 1 credit. If someone requests your book, you will be notified, and you will print a wrapper with the recipients address on it, and the media mail postage rate. (Most books can be mailed media mail for $1.59). You pay the postage to send the book. When the book is received, you will be notified, and you receive a credit. To request a book, you just browse through the hundreds of thousands of titles (you can search by Title, Author, or Genre), and then click to request. When you request the book, you forfeit a credit. That's all their is to it!

After a year in the club, I can say that I have never gotten a book that was substandard...most are like new condition. I had one book lost in the was one I was sending to someone else, so I ended up requesting it from someone else, and sending another copy...which I didn't have to do, but I wanted to. Other than that, I have gotten $200.00 worth of books for not alot, and have gotten rid of many books, that otherwise would just be sitting on a shelf, or going to a garage sale.

So, try out this won't be sorry!