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Simply Saturday-Time to Take a Breather

     Whew what a busy couple of weeks it has been. I have had the chance to review so many great products, some I have not yet had a chance to share with you. Life has been a little more then crazy around here needless to say. I am picking 2 pounds or more of tomatoes every day and the occasional zucchini. everything else is kind of dying off and getting ready for the fall. So after clearing our 40 gallons of weeds and dead plants I decided today I am going to just take it easy :).
     Our plans to get out of West Texas just seem to continually take detours, and while it is still in the plans unfortunately I think we have postponed it till June1st instead of March 1st. BooooO!! The house is coming along it is more the money aspect that will hold us back like much of America. I am doing my best to conserve energy and save money where I can. Last week I gave up my dishwasher to help get rid of the last of the bugs. It really isn't as bad as I thought it would be :) despite how crazy every tells me I am, or maybe I really am just that crazy lol.
     The kids went back to school 2 weeks ago and while times have not been perfect this year is going well so far. I really love my middle sons teacher and she seems to be giving him the care he needs to succeed. Only time will tell if this will continue or if at some point both of them will get burnt out. Till then I will continue to push forward and find a way out of West Texas. I hope everyone has a great Saturday. I am looking forward to some football today and tomorrow!
     So a couple questions for my readers :) how do you save money?? And who are you cheering on this weekend??

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