Monday, January 26, 2009

What Unemployment Looks Like

I am proud to say that my husband started his new job today. Yay!! That said, I thought I would give you a look at what changes we have made since the recession hit home. (You already know about my Diet Dr. Pepper situation.)




We've been eating this. . .

Thankfully, my dad is a farmer. He provides us with lots of beef. I feel a little bit like Bubba when I say we've had beef steak, chicken fried steak, roast, hamburgers, hamburger helper, roast as barbecue meat, etc.

As you know, Kevin is a hunter. He provides us with our limit of venison. Again, we've had venison stew, venison chili, venison Hamburger Helper, fried venison. . .


Therefore, fried potatoes and beef or venison have been on nearly every menu. Not that I'm complaining. We did not starve. That is very important. Now, however, I'm ready for some healthier alternatives. . .like cheesecake.

It looks like we're about to get a serious ice storm in Paradise. I'm going to attempt to pre-post this week, so please do not be offended if you don't get a response to your comments, as I will be attempting to stay warm, remain sane, and entertain my two kids at my parents house without driving them insane (the kids--my parents are already there).

7 comments:

JenT said...

Actually that looks pretty good.

Erica said...

Where is Kevin at?? Glad he found work- that is great. Our schools are closing at 2pm today. Stay safe!!

Rachel@just another day in paradise said...

He's about 4 hours away--which is manageable. I'm just glad he's not in Florida again!

Debbie said...

Stay warm and safe! I'm glad you will be hunkered down. Let us know when you are through this.

Jenn said...

Rachel! I found an excuse to play Cranium Wow, scrapbook, and drink copious amounts of margaritas! It is called "tax refund"!!! Give me a couple of weeks, and we will have us some fun! LOL

Stay warm! I rescheduled our St. Jude trip until next week so we could avoid sliding off a mountain trying to get to Memphis.

Hope Kevin enjoys his new job!

Steph at The Red Clay Diaries said...

Congrats on the new job! Here's to a different menu soon. :)

Hope you make it thru the ice storm with no problems, and that the power stays on.

We usually get at least one ice storm per winter, but we haven't yet. Hope yours is mild. And nobody goes crazy.

steffj89 said...

yep the storm started hitting here around 3 this afternoon...am hoping its much milder than predicted....not sure how long i can stand frozen in w/ the monkeys running the zoo

congrats on the new job...
steff