Case of the Pregnant Lady

The answer to Monday’s riddle was…..The horse’s name was Friday.






A lady about 8 months pregnant got on a bus.

She noticed the man opposite her was smiling at her.  

She immediately moved to another seat.

This time the smile turned into a grin, so she moved again.

The man seemed more amused.  

When on the fourth move, the man burst out laughing,

she complained to the driver and he had the man arrested.



The case came up in court.



The judge asked the man (about 20 years old)

what he had to say for himself.


The man replied,

‘Well your Honor, it was like this:

when the lady got on the bus,

I couldn’t help but notice her condition.  

She sat down under a sign that said,

‘The Double Mint Twins are coming’ and I grinned.  

Then she moved and sat under a sign that said,

Liniment will reduce the swelling,’ and I had to smile.

Then she placed herself under a deodorant sign that said,

‘William’s Big Stick Did the Trick,’ and I could hardly
contain myself.
  But, Your Honor, when she moved the fourth time

and sat under a sign that said,

‘Goodyear Rubber could have prevented this Accident!’

… I just lost it.’





A riddle for you

A cowboy rides into town on Friday and leaves three days later on Friday…How’d he do it?

August Goals and Challenges

BWHogBackBridgeLast month I posted a bunch of goals and challenges for myself to try to accomplish during the month of July.  Let’s just say it’s easier said than done.  But I am NOT about to give up….I refuse to give up….I NEED to get myself out of debt!

1. Consolidate my trips to save gas/money.

2. Use my debit card as little as possible.

3. Continue to use cash….I am able to distinguish “need” versus “want” better when I’m paying with cash.

4. Continue to fill my whale bank with the change from paying with cash.

5. Continue to come up with a bi-weekly budget the Tuesday that my check is available for viewing.

6. Open an ING savings account…The intrest rate on an ING savings account right now is 1.40%, which is considerably more than my regular savings intrest rate.

7. Read The Complete Cheapskate.

8. Hopefully get new brakes and rotors put on my car.

9. Continue to put a little more $ towards credit card debt.

10. Continue to put a little more $ into my savings.

Frugal Friday ~ Make your own doughnuts at home


I LOVE doughnuts but sometimes it’s just not convenient to just run out and get a couple plus the cost adds up quick.  I found this recipe for bread machine doughnuts (I’m sure that they can be made without a bread machine also) last week and I made two batches of this recipe and it makes a whole bunch of doughnuts.  We had 2 1/2 freezer bags left over from what we didn’t eat.

3/4 cup milk or water

2 large eggs

4 Tablespoons melted butter

1 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup sugar

3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

4 teaspoons active dry yeast

Vegetable oil (for frying)

1. Place ingredients in bread machine according to manufacturer and set to dough setting.  When cycle is complete, remove dough, punch down and let rest for 10 minutes.

2. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/2-inch thick.  Cut with floured doughnut cutter. Place on lightly greased baking sheet and let rise for about 1 hour or until very light.

3. Fry in preheated 375 degree oil, a few at a time, about 1 minute, each side.  Drain on paper towl.  Glaze or dust with powdered sugar, as desired.

Makes about 24 doughnuts


3 cups powdered sugar

1 Tablespoon butter, softened (optional)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Milk or water

1. Combine the powdered sugar, butter and vanilla in a mixing bowl.  Mix well and add just enough milk or water until glaze is the consistency you desire. (A thinner consistency will produce a thin glaze on the doughnuts or a thicker consistency will be more like a frosting.)

End of the month recap

I’ve finally said enough is enough and I’m working on getting myself out of debt.  I even posted my goals and challenges for the month of July here on the blog.  To say the least….so far I’m realizing it’s harder than it looks to change your own mindset towards money.  I am NOT giving up though….I refuse to give up!

So lets recap the month….

1. I’ve started using cash more often….I have found that when I’m dealing with cash I think through “need” versus “want” a little more.

2. As a result of using cash, I have change….which I’m putting into my cute little whale bank which will then be put into my savings when it’s full.

3. At the beginning of the month I did really well with my “use my debit card as little as possible” goal…I don’t know how it happend but somewhere along about the middle of the month I fell off that wagon pretty hard.

4. In order to get my fill of reading material (I’m on a BIG reading kick right now) I’ve joined Box-O-Books on….I highly recommend it!  I’m very pleased with the service so far and it’s pretty cheap too ($8.50 for a whole year….I don’t know about you but I can read a WHOLE LOT of books in that time!)

5.  I still haven’t been to the library yet.

6. I will be organizing my statements, bills, etc. today.

7. I’ve been doing some more studying of the “frugal living” blogs that I have in my google reader….Learning lots….just have to come up with a way to implement the information into my situation.

8. I’ve been trying to visit Life as Mom’s blog on Friday’s which is Frugal Friday to learn what others are doing to cut back, save, etc.

9. I’ve gone so far as to order the book called The Complete Cheapskate by Mary Hunt off of after reading a review for it on one of the blogs that contributes to Frugal Fridays.

10. Hoping to become more successful with my August goals and challenges.

A stunning senior moment


Georgia on my mind

I was going through my google reader this morning and I came across a post from one of my bloggy pals Keeperoftheskieswife titled Georgia and now I have Ray Charles song “Georgia on my Mind” stuck in my head.