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April 24th, 2011 at 08:30 pm

My sweet baby kitty is still missing. I'm beginning to doubt he will return home to us :-( We did post several MISSING signs around our small town with his cute little pic...but no one has called us. I just hope someone has decided to keep him rather than something bad happening to him. He's so dang cute and sweet, I would probably keep him too.

Moving on but not forgetting....evertything else is very busy this time of year. For some reason I didn't budget for easter goodies for the kiddos....I don't know why. I don't usualy spend a lot but it just sort of slipped my mind this year. So I had to dip into other budgeted items to cover the 'stuff' I picked up for the kids. We also have a lot of other expenses to cover this time of year...we find our selves in need of lots of dresses! We are a family of mostly girls but hardly any of us dress up on a regular basis so when we need something nice, we don't have a dress or shoes. So we needed something for easter that we could also wear to the sports banquet, something for the graduation 'Tea Party' my mother-in-law is hosting for my daughter and we also need something for the actual graduation. You might be asking, can't 1 dress cover all that...no, it can't. We shopped around, found some good deals and cute stuff they could use again. I'm fine with spending the money if it is good quality and can be versitile and used for other things. So not only do we have all these dress needs, we are also trying to prepare for 2 proms this year. The oldest DD has her high school prom and her boyfriend's prom who lives in another town. So we bought her dress for her HS prom but she borrowed a dress for the boyfriend's prom. Worked out pretty good and she's happy with both dresses...and I'm happy b/c I didn't have to refinance my house LOL.

Just kidding - I don't go nuts on stuff like this. I don't go 'cheap' either so I am all about shopping around & finding good deals online. I also don't mind spending the money on these dresses b/c I have 2 other daughters who may find they need a fancy dress some day....hopefully they will still be in style.

We are also in full 'getting ready for college' mode too -- or atleast I am. The DD is lucky enough to have a scholarshop to an awesome college but obviously there will still be some expenses to cover. According to my budget, I should be able to cashflow those expenses but we went ahead & filled out the FAFSA application to see if she could qualify for any other monies. Haven't heard anything back on that yet -- anyone out there have experience with FAFSA? Just curious how it will be handled...?

I'm off to bed now - hope you guys & gals have a good week :-)

3 Responses to “The latest installment...”

  1. debtfreeme Says:

    FAFSA: Your information is sent to the schools you listed on the form and they will send you information regarding how much aid you can receive (grants, loans, scholarships etc.) on a report from each school. You mght also receive a letter from the Feds that lists the aid you are eligible for.

    At least that is how it worked for me in college and grad school.

  2. claudia Says:

    Why would you let a small kitten outside by itself? The outside world can be a very dangerous place for cats, not to mention kittens. Speeding cars (or drivers just not paying attention), roaming dogs, coyotes and who knows what else.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    It's so hard not to know what happened. I hope he does eventually return.

    As for the above comment, please don't let it bother you. I had an indoor/outdoor cat for many years, and although I was urged to keep her inside, it was impossible. It was like, okay, never open the door then? Because that's all it took -- an open door for two seconds. I do believe she was a very happy pet and she lived a long life. We were in a quiet rural neighborhood. Yes, there are risks, but you have to judge for yourself what is the best solution.

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