Argh. Daycare is expensive, commuting is expensive, housing is expensive. We either need to find a way to cut these costs (and I’m not sure I’m willing to do what it takes to do this) or make more money. 7 months ago
This was a stunning book. It really brought me into the story and told a great tale of love and marriage and partnership and finding yourself.
I loved every part. Half way through I was worried the end would break my heart—it did but it also was a story of redemption… WELL worth picking up. 8 months ago
I’m not even close to finishing this goal. I haven’t done one entry and the year is half over. Right now I find myself in a place where so much is up in the air and so much is “confidential” that I don’t want to share too much. So I don’t want to share the little things for fear that I’ll give away the bigger things. 8 months ago
Every three months they re-open registration and places are booked out in a matter of moments. This time I registered in time and got a place (whew!). Really happy and excited that I can share this with my little boy! 8 months ago
The nice thing about something like a car payment is that it comes out of your account every month. We’ve paid about 2/3 of the debt just with automatic withdrawals. We’ll be getting a bit of money soon and can add that to the debt and get it done. If we don’t, we’re still about 14 months months from totally repaying the debt (UGH!) 8 months ago
FUN! This was a really neat book. It’s overtly Christian, but that’s ok. It challenges us to live a bigger, more adventurous life. I enjoyed it even though I’m not a Christian. I just sort of read and respected what he had to say about “living in Christ”. Worth a read. 8 months ago
Another fun book in the Harry Potter series. I know I’ve seen all the movies but I barely remember what happened. I’m enjoying reading them in order. The only big sigh is that the Pottermore bookstore and the kobo app don’t work well together so I keep struggling to download the next book.
But that certainly doesn’t take away from the story! 8 months ago
Get better soon! 8 months ago
How I did it: We were going to go to England to see a taping of Top Gear but our plane tickets were getting really expensive.
A fun read. I’ve read it before and hope to re-read the series this year. 9 months ago
José is 36 years old and is married with one son. He learned how to be a barber when he was 6 years old and currently works as one. Before, he worked as a day laborer in the country.
The loan that he is asking for from Fundación Campo is to buy a mirror, a barber’s chair, and to make some improvements to his house. With the loan, he will buy an additional mirror and a barber’s chair so his customers are more comfortable and can better see how their haircuts have turned out. This will satisfy his customers and offer them better service. His wish is to expand his business and have his own house.
Wow! Jose is younger than me!I like that he’s improving his business and has dreams of owning his own house! Go Jose!! 9 months ago
A loan of $650 helps Yokub to repair his minibus, which is the source of his income.
I like that he drives a nice well-kept minibus and it sounds like he needs the money to keep his business in order! You can lend too and help Yokub.
If you use this link you will get a free $25 loan to give to Yokub… or any other borrower on Kiva!
http://www.kiva.org/invitedby/holly5095/for/559563 9 months ago
Fenik is 62 years old. She lives in Ddmashen village, which is in the Gegharkunik region, with her husband. She has two sons and a daughter. They are all married and live separately from their parents with their own families.
Fenik and her husband are retired and for a long time they have been engaged in farming and agriculture. Fenik’s husband is engaged in bee keeping. On their farm, they have two cows, a heifer, two calves, four sheep, ten chickens and twelve beehives. The products from their agricultural business Fenik and her husband sell in the Sevan food markets. As Fenik said, she is very happy that she can sustain her family with her income from agriculture.
Fenik is taking a loan from Kiva for the first time and she needs 600.000 Armenian drams to buy potato seeds, fodder for her animals and wax paper for bee families. With this loan, she hopes to receive a good profit. 9 months ago
So we’ve had a bit of a work disturbance at work—which is resulting in working 10 hours a day/6 days a week. It’s horrible. BUT I knew it was coming so I didn’t book lessons for me and my son. Which means that I’m not missing lessons.
But I’m still frustrated that we haven’t taken lessons in a year! 9 months ago
Sounds like a great book—so I just borrowed it from the library! Thanks 9 months ago
How I did it: Last year our time was really off because we took my son and he kept needing to stop and feed and get changed. This year, he was happy to just chill out and look around.
With a note about how wonderful and exciting married life is and let them wonder what you’ve been doing in the past months! 11 months ago
We got a bike trailer! It’s perfect for our son and my husband is enthusiastic about biking (hurrah!). We’ve gone for two long bike rides this week and it’s been really fun being able to carry some refreshments and the baby.
Now I need a new bike—mine is very heavy and only has three gears. It’s hard! 11 months ago
1. Filed medical expenses
2. Sorted tax papers
3. Bought bike trailer for baby
4. Went on a date with my husband
5. Did laundry
6. Filled out forms for new daycare
7. Sold unused baby gate
8. Gave the dog an enormous brushing (hair everywhere)
9. Signed up for HBO to watch Game of Thrones
10. Started my ebook for my course 11 months ago
I totally need to read, everything got so out of sorts that I put my book down at the end of Feb and haven’t picked it up since! 11 months ago
This is a book about fishing.
It isn’t about fish, or travel or even really the author. It’s about fishing.
Once you get over that it’s a really good book. Not the best book in the world, but worth a read. I realize that my list has been full of non-fiction this year. I need to read some more fiction… 13 months ago
So this session is right during the 10 days that I will be on vacation with my husband. I know my MIL could take my son but I really want to go with him and not miss any of the sessions. So we’ll wait until the next sessions! 13 months ago
I loved the Secret in the old clock with Nancy Drew. It was great! I can still picture the old 1950’s cover in my mind! Thanks for the flashback :) 13 months ago