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Unimaginitive Writing

imageWriting is supposed to be therapeutic. I had a doctor of psychology tell me that when I was in my late teens and early 20s. And no, I wasn’t under his care. I met him when I worked for an attorney.   I’ve been writing some sort of nonsense or other since then. I write letters to my children that I never send. I write editorials to newspapers that go no further than my desk, which happens to double as the kitchen table. It’s why we eat in the living room on the couch with dinner trays. I’ve submitted newspaper articles, writing contests and even sold a short story once. Don’t ever do that. If you sell something it’s no longer yours.

imageI write my husband love letters. I don’t think I’ve actually given him one in years. If he were romantic, he would tell me every time I speak to him it’s poetry in motion. He’s more inclined to tell me to stop nagging him about the trash. I don’t do trash. I also don’t fuel up my own gas tank either. There are a few other things I don’t do, but I won’t bore you with them. I’m not the best writer in the world, nor do I think I’m the worst. I know I’m not the worst. Have you listened to the lyrics of some of the newer songs lately? I write absolutely nothing about everything. It was the suggestion of my father in law to start a blog. He thinks highly of me and my opinions so thinks everyone should want to hear my pearls of wisdom. He doesn’t use a computer or a device. The old fart doesn’t even own a cell phone. But he knows about Blogs.

image.jpegI wrote a post not long ago on being paid to snap receipts. If you haven’t read it, I suggest you do so. My email has absolutely blown up since then. I have been invited to try Receipt Pal (which isn’t taking new members)  Ebates, Mobii (which wants access to my microphone to listen to my television) Bing – apparently they let you earn points for using their search engine that can go toward an Amazon gift card. Who knew? I’m sure there are a lot more out there. I invite you to let me know about them. I haven’t had an opportunity to try them all. After I check them out, I’ll pass the information on to the readers. These money saving tips actually do work. I just turned in my $25.00 iBotta rebates for an Amazon gift card. I was able to get my husband a new wedding ring. His is somewhere in the berry patch. If you’re looking to make a quick buck, bring your metal detector. I’m hoping he’ll be somewhat romantic when he receives it.


My newest thing to be excited for is Dollar General. I have friends and family who won’t shop there. Is there such thing as a discount store snob? So here’s the deal: E-Coupons on your smart phone! I’m sure other stores have them. I just don’t know which ones. But I will be doing more research on this matter. Saving money is a very serious business. Sign up at and link up your cell phone. Then load your coupons.  When you check out, before you swipe your debit card, sign in with your cell phone number and watch your total decrease.  I can also couple this with my other receipt snapping apps.

So start doing a little bit of research. Find out what’s available. My journey started with Walmart Savings Catcher. I figured if Walmart was doing it, someone else must have done it first. My goal this year is to be able to put some of the money I save throughout the year into a savings account so my husband can retire early. I also believe in hedging my bets, so I play the lottery from time to time.

Farewell, good friend, until next time I leave you with this thought: If it’s drink, drank and drunk – why can’t it be think, thank and thunk?



I stay at home to care for my 81 year old father in law and my permanent roommate (read: hubby). We enjoy all kinds of activities, together and apart (I'm sure you know how this goes..) My interests are varied and I love learning new things. I am a self declared beauty product junkie simply because I refuse to look any older than 29. My father in law and I grow 8 different berries on our property but would love to expand our garden in the future. We adore kitchen gadgets, aromatherapy, crafting and anything DIY. He is a retired artist, my husband is retired USMC and into all things survivalist (I mean, the zombie apocalypse COULD happen y'all) and I am in charge of everything the men would forget about.

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