Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Poor is a state of mind,

but broke is a temporary situation!

This is something I think we all deal with at some point in time. The bills are paid, there is food in the house, but you don’t have a dime to your name…. Or you are willingly being frugal… Same difference.

At that point do you look around and see all that you have or do you see all that is lacking? Do you feel poor or do you know that your just broke? Do you grab your boot straps or do you whine?

Sometimes I do wish that there was more…. But then I realize that I have enough. I have enough to feed my family in the broke weeks after Christmas. I realize that we have heat because the bill was paid. I have enough yarn that I have already started on gifts for 2012 Christmas. My needs are met…. For that I am deeply thankful! Now if I could just get me wants to shut up, that would grand! LOL!

I’m not sure why I wrote all that but apparently it needed to be said!

Now for something really good. I was browsing Jamie cooks it up! She has an amazing recipe for Ham and Bean soup. Before I go any further here let me say that for years I have saved the ham bone to only later toss it because I thought ham and bean soup was one of those mystery foods that only grandmas and nasa could make. So when I found this recipe I had two ham bone sitting in the freezer just waiting. All I can say is OMG! All the monsters ate it and I have plenty leftover to freeze. Oh so GOOD!

Band monster got a sewing machine for Christmas and a gift card to Joanne’s. With the gift card she was able to take the beginner sewing class. 2 1/2 hours, and she will be putting together a little pouch with a zipper. So excited to have her teach me…. LOL! I know nothing about zippers.

Oh, and I have to share Picky made a cake from scratch. Right out of the Betty Crocker Cookbook! I’ll let you know how it tastes later. She is turning into quite the little baker.



SkippyMom said...

I really like & can appreciate this post. It seems everyone doesn't feel whole unless they have the new this or new that - you know - the whole "keeping up with the Jones" b.s.

We are like you. I was so happy to pay all our bills last Friday [rent, utilities/insurance] knowing that Christmas was paid for and our family has everything we need [housing, heat, food, water, etc.] That brings me more satisfaction than if I had a brand new car in my garage that had a monthly payment on it.

I love, LOVE bean soup - it is so yummy, but even better it is CHEAP. heehee - split pea is delicious [again - CHEAP] too. I am glad you found a recipe that works for you. It is so nice to have that "a-ha" moment when we cook, isn't it?

I had no idea that Jo Anne's has classes. I checked in our area and I will be signing Wallene up for the same class. I could teach her, but I wear down so fast I think it is best for her to learn the basics and I can be around to answer questions. She is very excited, especially to be inheriting one of my machines. heehee Thx for the heads up on the classes.

I hope Picky shares her recipe. I bet it is delicious.

Yart said...

I'm so happy Wallene will be taking the class & inheriting one of your machines. Teenage monster did a great job with her bag. And of course I bought the wrong interfacing and zipper. I bought heavy duty stuff. The teacher said that was ok, since she can do the hard stuff the light weight stuff should be a breeze.

I also made a chicken tortilla soup last night. All I can say is where have you been all my life soup... LOL! I'll post the recipe for that later.