Monday, November 12, 2007

Happy Veterans Day

We want to wish all the Veterans who are serving and have served at one time or another in their lives a Happy Veterans Day and to say Thank you for your dedication to this country. We know Freedom is Not Free! Someone has to stand up and fight for it. We have several Brothers and Sisters in our church, (including Michelle and her DH, Our Pastor) who have served Our Country to help us keep our freedom. A big thanks to all our Veterans in this Country, and God Bless You!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

This weeks CVS Deals

Ok, I am not great at this yet, but I love the deals we got this week! I am so excited about the savings, stocking up (great for gift baskets, thanks to Michelles thought on that) and not to mention the fun in all the shopping and not spending much if any $$.

I am going to try and post my deals of the week, minus a couple products,(that were consumed before we even made it home!!)

And by the way, a great big Thank you to Michelle for ALL her help, both before the accident, and YES, believe it or not, even the same day after surgery and today!!

Ok, here goes: I will probably miss something, but I hope to start keeping a better log of my earnings and spendings in the weeks to come!!!

Deal 1: With my $1.00 mfg coupon on the tums, $3/10 CVS products Coupon and my $8.000 ECB's I was OOP .62, but I earned $5.00 in ECB. Not great but a good deal for me.

Deal 2: With $50.00 CVS coupon for the Ascencia monitor from the Managing and Preventing Deabetes booklet free in the store, and my mfg $2.00 off coup on the clinical deodorant, 3-$1.00 off coup on the fruit2O, and $13.00 ECB's I saved a whopping $116.77 on this trip and get a $50.00 Mail in rebate. Plus I earned $11.00 ECB's.

Deal 3: , With coffee coupon, 2-$1.00 off coup for fruit2O, and $4.00 ECB's, I saved a total of $31.54 and earned $4.00 ECB's.

Deal 4: With 3-$1.50 off coupons on the colgate, $4/$20 coupon, $3/$15 coupon, $2/$10 coupon, and 6 ECB's I saved a total of $20.21 and earned $8.00 ECB's.

And last of all, Deal 5: With $3/$10 CVS Products coupon and .50 coup, and $6.55 CVS gift card, I was OOP $2.38, and saved 16.51 on this trip but I earned $10.00 ECB's and gained a lot of product.

The Whole week in a nut shell looks like this:
for a total savings for the week of $189.03 and an earning of $38.00 ECB's, a gift card for $25.00 for a new prescription and a pending $50.00 rebate on the monitor. I hope to get better at this CVS deal where I am not OOP at all and not using so many ECB's per transaction. I need to acquire more coupons! :-) Grins
There were a couple other transactions within the week where I was OOP more than I wanted to be but I chose to hang on to my ECB's since the earnings were so minimal. (Probably not a wise choice!!) But I am learning, I hope! Head on over to Money Saving Mom to check out many more great savings! Wow, amazing!! Oh, I forgot to mention that our CVS had the CVS Body wash on sale for .49 each, and still gave back $1.00 ECB on each one. AMAZING!

Saturday Update on Michelle

Good morning all. Just wanted to update on Michelle's progess. Surgery went well as I mentioned yesterday, and she is FREE!!! She made it to prayer meeting last night, no better place to be than in The House of God!! She is in great spirits, in some pain but she is free from the hospital and on her road to recovery! Continue to keep her in your prayers as her healing takes place. Many of you may not know, but her hair is very very long!! Like to her knees and longer, and she is tall!! So needless to say, one hand combing that much hair is going to be quite a chore! Pray for her strength and help from her family. She is blessed with a wonderful family and they are great about pitching in when needed. The household chores won't be an issue, they will pick up the slack and go. Just the hair issue.. Please pray for her.

Have a wonderful Saturday and I will continue to update as time goes by.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Surgery Update on Michelle

Good afternoon everyone. Just wanted to update all on Michelle's surgery. She is out of surgery and receovery and back in her room. The bad news is, she did break the balljoint in her elbow. Her DH said like an eggshell in 4 places. So that means they did have to replace the elbow with a metal balljoint. But the good news is, the ligaments and tendons are in good shape and recovery will be much faster, IJN!!! Also the cast won't have to be changed out every 2 weeks like a normal cast!! We give God the praise and glory for being with her in surgery and guiding the surgeons hands! We just want to continue to keep her in prayer as the healing process begins. That the pain be a minimal and the healing go quickly! Doctors know a lot but they don't know what our God knows!! He can make all work 100% with that new elbow. He is a God of miracles!!!

Friday Morning Update On Michelle

Good morning all. Just wanted to update on Michelle this morning. She is scheduled to go into surgery at 11:00 am, but honestly we are praying she can go in sooner. She has been dealing with a lot of pain and swelling through the night. It needs to be overwith so she can start her road to recovery!! Please keep her in your prayers this morning, pray for the surgeon and the nurses that they keep their minds on what is best for Michelle. God will be in that surgery room and we are believing Him for a complete recovery. We are also believing for just putting the existing balljoint in place and not actually having to put a metal one in there!! God is able to do miracles, even at this stage!! God is a miracle worker!!!

We appreciate all your prayers and thoughts through her time of trial right now. Pray also for the family!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Update on Michelle

First I want to say thank you to all who have been praying and continue to pray for Michelle at By The Grace of God. We spent a little time with her this afternoon at the hospital and she was really in good spirits. Unfortunately, she is going to have to undergo surgery tomorrow instead of today. The Dr. said she crushed the balljoint in her elbow and they had to order parts to get this fixed. (OUCH!) So instead of being out and home already, surgery is scheduled for tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. Please pray that God guides the surgeons and nurses, and that she gets to go home quickly after recovery. That is her desire, to go home and rest in her own bed!! God is able. Besides, God can still heal the break overnight!!

Thank you for your continued prayers, for Michelle and her family. You know how things are when Mom is not home!!

Gods blessings to all!!

Urgent Prayer Request!!!

Good morning all. I have been slacking in the blog business, things have been so busy. But I have an urgent request, please pray for my dear friend Michelle at By The Grace of God. She needs prayer right now in a most urgent way. She fell real early this morning and broke her elbow and dislocated her arm. She will be having surgery this afternoon. Now this is not good for anyone, but this is one busy lady and this is definitely NOT something she needs. Please pray for her surgery, that God guides the surgeons and nurses hands and minds. And pray that the healing process goes well!! I will update as time goes by.