Thursday, June 4, 2015

well, it has been a while...

My new job lasted a year, then I was laid off, but it is fine, I have been unemployed for 3 years and never been Healthier or Happier!

It is kind of hard to adjust to NOT having to be somewhere every day, but it gets easier.  I had unemployement for  about a year, but went on very few interviews, there just isn't anything out there.

The next year I kept up looking but still nothing, now though I do the books for a friend, doesn't bring in a bunch of cash but enough plus it keeps my mind from going to mush.

I mostly blog at now.  It is really hard to keep up more then one blog I have tried and failed :)

Thank you to all my followers, I hope you come on by to the new blog.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Life's throws a curve....

Sorry I have been gone so long.  Life decided I needed to get out of my rut, so  they sold my job of 15 years and I lost my best friend & sister after 38 years.  It has been rough going.

I am trying to come back..we will see how it goes. :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Ebay Items

Hi, Sorry for the confusion, I have created a Buy It Now button for each item, it will show up on your statement as Pan's Pretties.

Free Shipping for the included for the inconviencence.

Friday, July 1, 2011

I have a Job!

I am sorry I have been away for a while...I am a flake.  I do have a job and I have found out it is much easier to get out bed in the AM when you don't absolutely Hate your job :)

They pay is about the same, the benefits are better (401k, 25PTO, they close between xmas and new years), I am head of a new department.  The company is good, the job description is good, the co-workers will take some getting used to :)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

May Combined Savings 134.65

Dining Out  32.18
Grocery 98.81
Free 0
Borders 2.30
Travel 0
*Target 1.36

Get the Target Debit Card, you save 5% everytime you shop!!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

april combine savings 101.65

dining 0
grocery 81.15
free 0
borders 4
travel 0
misc 16.5

May grocery savings

5/20/11 target 44.65 - 6 coupons 1.67 debit card = 36.98  17%

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Not knowing if I have a job is worse then knowing I don't!

So when I came back to work on Monday I find out that they expect the sale to be done and this office closed by....wait for it.....the first of June...!!! tell us on 4/29 that we are being sold and then we find out it should be a done deal in less then a month...aaauugghhhhh.

And that for the next week or so the other company will be meeting with us to do due diligence but no word on who or who many jobs will be moving to the new company.

So as I stated earlier, I was happy in my rut...ok maybe no so much, my job was getting old, my boss drives me crazy and we are slow...but still it is a job I know, I have leeway on my start time, and I can dress casual.

Now all this week, is dress nice, do my hair and makeup (hey after 15yrs they have seen me at my best and worst, I am married, who am I trying to impress????) and get there on time and meet with strangers on how to run our company.

I was ready for a change Yes, this much of a change NO, and the worse part is just NOT KNOWING.

If I knew one way or the other I can make arrangements and prepare, right now we are preparing for the worst, that I will make the transition team but who knows for how long.  So that money that was set aside for the 25th anniv trip, well that is security money for now.  All those bills I was paying down...(and I really put a dent in it!!!) back to min payments.

This sucks, the company was finally starting to get busy again....was hoping to get my full salary back but nope!

I was happy in my RUT

I have been at my current job for 15 years this april. I know how lucky I am to have a job, even though I had my pay cut by 10% 2 years ago, and we haven't had any bonus' to speak of for those 2 years which cut my pay by another 10%.

My husband has been at his current job for over 17 yrs, and we know how lucky we are he kept his job even though he had to take a pay cut of 15% and saw bonus' disappear also for another cut of at least 15%.

We were didn't over extend our selves in the house market, and we saw the signs coming so we have cut and trimmed and scaled back as much as we could, while still paying off our obligations and putting 2 boys thru college. And as most of you know who follow..I have been amping up my coupon usage and other ways to get free gift cards for food, groceries, dining out ect.

So since our 25yr anniversary is coming up we thought we might take a trip out of the country, we have been saving and scrimping and I have lots or rewards points saved up so it would be reasonable.  This is why I constantly tell ya all, sign up for EVERYTHING, it pays for the few minutes it takes!

Since we keep delaying it, we took a few days off for vacation, and on my first vacation day I get a call from the president of the company and the owner of the company, letting me know that the company is being SOLD!!! and hello, there is a meeting the next day at 8:30 to meet the potential on my second vacation day, instead of heading to the coast I head to work and do the meet and greet, then I leave for my "vacation" which at this point has become a moot point, kinda hard to enjoy yourself when you are worrying about having a job.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Grocery Savings $73.47

4/19 albertsons $50.31 - 9.75coupons = 40.56 - 19%
4/5  target $129.43 - 6.75 coupons = 122.68  - 5%
4/11 target $77.96 - 7.19 coupons - 3.33 debit card = 67.44 14%
4/25 target  127.25- 15.00 coupons 5.95 debit card = 117.23 16%
4/14 target 43.91 - 5.75 coupons = 38.16 13%
4/26/11 ralphs $68.71 - 19.75 coupons = 48.71 = 29%

This is from the recepts I kept and only for groceries, doesn't include dining out, misc shopping ect.