Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August is National Coffee Month

August is National Coffee Month, and if you ever needed a good reason to try a new brew, this is a great one. Whether you need your coffee first thing in the morning, piping hot or wonderfully cool, there is no better time to try something new. Coffee can be a great social beverage as well so make sure to share one with a friend.

But, Coffee before Bed????
That’s right! Introducing Counting Sheep Coffee, a proprietary blend of gourmet decaffeinated coffee and Valerian – an organic plant root with sedative and relaxant properties – for that perfect way to end your day.

Drinking coffee after lunchtime is a pipe dream no more. Counting Sheep removes the worry of being kept up. Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee with dessert or just before bed and drift off to a restful night of shut-eye.
And it tastes just as delicious as that first cup in the morning. The perfect way to start your day is now the perfect way to end it! 
** also available in K-cups!


Next best thing to getting your coffee fix!

Wednesday August 27th

Gerry has a hair cut appt today and I have a dentist appt- one of my fillings came completely out of one side of my molar the other day- so it's like the one tooth is almost two teeth. Very lucky to be able to get in today, and it hasn't been bothering me. We are also lucky to have full coverage for me to get it fixed.

The weather is so nice today- a high of 24 degrees for today. Nice to see the clear sky and feel the sun.Jakey always lies on the back deck when it's warm and sunny back there. He's like me and always cold.

Gerry and I have been talking more about him and retiring early so we are trying to do what we can to make that process go faster and cut the time down to hopefully 2 years left. making extra payments now on our mortgage, his truck, and our RV we just bought, ( but have yet to pick up in the city).. next week.

All along we do manage on one income, although I will occasionally get some advertising dollars on the site and the odd freelance writing job.

We as well still put aside money every payday into our Tangerine account through ING Direct. Saving a bit here and there  for trips, emergency funds/renos, Christmas, and the mortgage/truck payments to pay extra.
We think we're doing pretty good ...and hope to escape our long cold winters sooner than later. 


Budgeting: A Visual Guide to How Small Cutbacks Lead to Great Savings

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