Wednesday, April 11, 2012


We are leaving today to vacation in the mountains for three days. We have rented a cabin. We have found over the years that it is cheaper for us to rent a cabin or a condo than hotels. We are taking all of our food. We might eat out once something like pizza or go and get a dessert or snack somewhere, but mostly we are going to be together with the nature. We are taking my nephew. He is 14 and love the outdoors. The kids love him like a brother so it works out great.

I don't know if I will be able to hike with the family. I hate not to. I love seeing their faces and experience times with them, but with my ankle just getting healed I don't want to reinjure it. We will see how it feels. I can just stay behind and read and work on my bible study.

I might bring my computer and post pictures. I hope the weather is nice and we can all relax.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


My grandma passed away yesterday. She was 95 and a believer in Jesus Christ. We will miss her but I think she has been wanting to go for some time. My grandfather died seven years ago, and I think she has missed him and wanted to be with him since then. Her passing was peaceful. In fact my mother said that she was arguing with her (she was so stubborn) and then she just stopped and was gone. I am sad that she will no longer be with us, but I am so happy imaging her in heaven with Jesus and my granddaddy. They were both orphans and I think they were so proud of the family that they built. We will all see them again some day.

Well you know that I have to post about going to a funeral frugally. We have to travel two hours out of town, so I got us two hotel rooms online. It is only $50 a night so we got two rooms so that we don't have to have someone sleep on the floor. It it supposed to have free breakfast. I am hoping that her church will bring food to the house so that we don't have to eat out a bunch. I am packing sandwiches and snacks for traveling and a cooler with water, juice and soda. So, we may have to eat out once, but not too much.

I still want to write a post about coupons and my opinions on them. I will do that after Easter.