Sunday, September 11, 2011

Getting Debt Free

I'm getting more and more determined to get debt free. I've read about creating a "debt snowball" by paying off the lowest balances first and then using the monthly payment from the paid off account to pay off the next lowest balance. It's a sound idea but when you are living with very little discretionary income it can be very difficult.
I just read an interesting article about setting up a personal financial checklist. Since I'm really in tune with lists I think this may help me immensely. Check it out at ChristianPF.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I've been thinking about the recipes I use primarily at holidays and this one is special.

Divinity is a lot of work and sometimes a failure so I don't make it year round.


* 2 cups sugar
* 1/2 cup water
* 1/3 cup light corn syrup
* 2 egg whites
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1/8 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 cup diced candied cherries
* 1/4 cup diced candied pineapple
* 1 cup chopped walnuts


1. In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, water and corn syrup; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a boil. Cook over medium heat, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 250 degrees F (hard-ball stage). Remove from the heat.
2. In a mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Slowly pour hot sugar mixture over egg whites, beating constantly. Add vanilla and salt. Beat until candy loses its gloss and holds its shape, about 14 minutes. Stir in fruit and nuts.
3. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I enter lots of sweepstakes mostly for practical things either I or my family can use. I found this sweep and I would really love to win because after all who can't use a gift card that is just like cash. Travel Sweepstakes Blogger is giving away a $50 AMEX card and you can enter too.
Travel Sweepstakes Blog
Let me know if you win and I will celebrate vicariously.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Update to Harlem Globetrotters

Well, I won the tickets and took my grandson and his two boys to the event. It was so much fun although prices for concessions are totally unreasonable.

Monday, March 21, 2011

I grew up being a fan of the Harlem Globetrotters. My favorite was Meadowlark Lemon. He was such a clown but boy was he good with the basketball. I never got to see them in person but now, so many years later, I have the chance. They are going to be here in Omaha on April 16 and I'd love to take my grandson and great grandson to see them.
There's a great blog Star Impulse that is giving away tickets to one performance nationwide. I'm entering because I really want to see the Globetrotters and if I can get free tickets, all the better.
Actually anyone can enter by going to the website and I'll even give you the link, but please don't try too hard. I really want those tickets for myself.
Star Impulse
I recommend visitors go to the home page and look at everything Star Impulse has to offer. I'd much prefer you look at the rest of the blog and not pay too much attention to the Globetrotters tickets, okay?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

I really need to spend more time working on improving this blog and less time reading everyone else's writings. But how will I ever learn what draws people to a blog unless I read the very successful ones?
I know the first thing I have to do is get this cleaned up and organized.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Super Bowl XLV is just hours away. Which team will win? My daughters are big Green Bay Packers fans and I love Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers so we will be happy with either team.
My prediction is that the Steelers will win 28-21.
If you would like to have a new recliner to watch TV take a look at Leather Recliner and Ottoman here. You can also enter to win a new recliner here Go