Sometimes You Just Have To Ask…

I made a mistake last month, I forgot to pay my Mastercard.  The beginning of a new month is my regular reminder of my Mastercard due date so I’ll quickly find out the balance and pay my bill.  I realized on the 7th of the month of my error – Horrors!  I’ve shared in the past how I pay for almost anything I can with my mastercard in order to earn points and we had paid for our vacation on the bill so it was a significant bill, one you wouldn’t want to miss paying!

Today, I logged on to check out the damage, oh yes, and to schedule my upcoming bill for the beginning of next month (don’t want to learn that lesson twice).  Ouch, it hurt.  We have an interest rate of 19.99% so I don’t like to pay interest.  I don’t have an allotment in my budget for interest payments so what am I going to do with the $70.00 charge.  I quickly called the bank to ask if they’d please give me a discount on the interest as I normally pay my bill on time.  She said that she acknowledged that we’ve never paid our bill late before so for one time, they would forgive this interest and would only charge me a small fee for the three or four days I was late with the payment.  I cried, I was so pleased.

Presidents Choice Financial, I thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Cream Peas On Toast

As a parent, we enjoy replicating fond memories of our childhood with our own children.  Earlier this week, I was able to share with my little boys a childhood favourite, cream peas on toast.

Now, I was a rural raised little girl so we spent many hours outdoors, cutting and bringing in firewood for the winter months as well as gardening. Continue reading

God Created Marriage To Be Beautiful

Today I would like to inspire you to work and go the extra mile in your marriage.

I am pleased to share my favourite Matthew Henry Quote:

The woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved.

As I read it again, I am moved.  In my mind it symbolizes so clearly what God’s intentions are for a relationship between husband and wife.  Continue reading

“No”

I hear it all day long.  The answer to every question!  No means no, no means yes, and no means maybe but the answer is “No”.  “No” describes my life with a two year old.

Would you like to eat?  “No”.

Let’s go potty.  “No”.

It is time for bed.  “No”.

Which shirt would you like to wear?  “No”.

Would you like to say hi to Grandma?  “No”.

Would you like to go visit Nanny?  “No”.

I have developed a habit of asking my son questions and giving him options continuously so he feels like he has control over his little life.  I’ve read it often in parenting toddler books, articles, etc so it has become a habit I’ve made.  Now that the answer to every question has turned into ‘no’, my desire to ask questions has turned into a desire to advise what our next move will be.  Alas, my habit continues so the expected response will be “No” and despite public opinion, I know I’m still in charge.

I am aware that despite his “No” with conviction, there is a strong possibility that it may in fact mean, “Okay, Mommy.”