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Win some, win some more, and Learning to Win while Losing

April 25th, 2013 at 01:46 pm

(1) DD's summer reading includes "Speak" and "Lord of the Flies". She let me know both were available for purchase through the teacher for $13 per book. Thankfully I peruse the book shelves at the local resale stores and just last week I found "Speak". I went back yesterday and purchased it for $.50. Savings of $12.50. And I'm sure I'll be able to find "Lord of the Flies" similarly priced.

(2) I finished DS's Communion Sampler yesterday. I stitched it on 16-count and it is a Celtic cross. (My boys seem to like those). My pre-purchased frames from Michael's wouldn't work at a local framer because they weren't wood, they weren't deep enough to include a matt and spacers and glass. Thankfully, my son was a little sad and said, "I won't have it by Saturday?" And he's a cute little blonde kid in a Catholic school uniform at this point. The older woman said to him, "Well, I bet we can put something together that is very nice for you by Saturday." The matt that he liked (a forest green fabric) they had in stock. The husband found an in-stock gold frame and it will look far nicer than anything I could have managed from Michaels. The frame was on sale and they discounted it 20%. I'm still looking at $118 out the door (I had planned on $60 with no matt); however, he was able to pick something he liked. And he'll have it by Saturday. I'm counting this one as a win anyhow (because the money is definitely worth it).

3) Best friend and I sat down last week and went over what her budget should look like based on percentages. I gave her a Dave Ramsey book and she saw the lawyer yesterday to move on the bankruptcy filing. The interesting thing is she needs to attend a Dave Ramsey TMMO class after the first meeting. Sort of to make her aware and educate her. I thought that was interesting. And she attends at no cost. And she has the book to pre-read up on.

4 Responses to “Win some, win some more, and Learning to Win while Losing”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I think my sister went through some credit counseling when she declared bankruptcy, but it didn't stick. Still, I'm glad that the courts try.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    Love those used books!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Nice job on the used books and the confirmation framing!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Speak is a fantastic book! You might want to read it first in case your DD wants to discuss some of the events/ideas. The main character is raped at a summer party before her 9th grade year - the book is about how she deals with it and finally with the help of her art teacher, comes to terms with it (and her attacker.)

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