Oh the joy of new babes!! the baby Cardinals have arrived! Little pink mouths!
Three dear little mouths opened wide,
for Mama Cardinal to put food inside!
How lovely to have a cradle in a tree,
rocking with the wind so free!
Bless all the little furry heads
whose eyes are not open yet.
But Mama and Daddy Cardinal
will seethat all their needs are met.
So that they will grow to be
a noble and royal red
And fly away when they have
outgrown their bed.
©Kerrie O'Hearn Marquart 4/30/2011
Don't forget to go to Beverly's for Pink Saturday links! Fun to see all the pinks and meet new blog friends!! http://www.howsweetthesound.typepad.com/
My back has improved and Hubby's nausea is a tad better. I made a mistake with his appointment date and he does not go for a check up until Monday afternoon.
We find it harder and harder to live within the confines of Social Security as our only income and try hard to think of ways to save. Groceries are a very large expense for us every month as we live in a tourist area. All food prices are higher here because tourists need food when they are camping or renting condos in the area. Back in our hometown of Auburn, New York that we left 22 years ago, the price of groceries there now today are about 1/3 the price of what they are here!! When we have gone back to visit we are amazed at what the prices are there!
What are some of the tips you other seniors have for finding ways to be frugal on a shoestring budget?? I have clipped coupons but the coupons are not always what we like or can eat. Yesterday, I took 8 old phone books and turned them into the phone company. In return, they recycle and send a donation to local schools. Love that! But also, they give me 3 coupons free food or service (miniature golf, Wendy's frosty or sandwich) for EACH one I returned! And I chose my grandchildren's middle school for the $ donation. Cannot beat that deal-ha!
I order meds through AARP mail and save a good deal on RX's there!
But with no raise in SS for 2 yrs now and their cutting back on what they will pay for in the way of doctor visits and tests, it has become more of a burden for everyone. My last yearly chest X-ray was not paid for! It always had been before so I was shocked.
What can we seniors do to help ourselves? We can go back to work which is not an option for me right now as I am caretaker for my hubby so I take minor alterations in at my home (hemming pants, jeans, shortening sleeves, blouse bottoms, etc.) and only charge a small fee, half of what the dry cleaners would charge so that I can give my friends and neighbors a little savings, too. I have tried selling my crafts on line but although my things are of quality, they have not sold well. But I have a stash to use for gifts so it is still a savings. And I will try to sell on Etsy again when I have made some new things...
I would dearly love to have you share your ideas, tips, suggestions for saving some $. Hope you have a wonderful Day and please check my other blogs that I have updated today: Kerrie's Korner,SC with new critter pictures and Kerrie's Home Journal for a new post of my Praise song and encouragement.
I had insomnia and so got to watch the Royals wed from beginning to end. It was sentimental, sweet and very romantic. It was so nice to see them wed for love and not for producing an heir to the throne. Princess Diana would have been proud, indeed. I hope you got to watch, too!
I took pictures from the TV screen, not too shabby, LOL!
My heart to yours...
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