Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Well, I did it.

I sold my pretty camera-Nikon D80

Which is fine. I mean, let's face it, I didn't have time to learn all the wonderful things it actually does. The things I did know? Well, this pretty LITTLE thing does it all very well: 

This is a Sony Cyber-shot H20.  It is a more advanced point and shoot with manual capabilities. But, it is way smaller than the Nikon. This thing will actually fit in my purse. 

See, Hubby and I made a deal. I would sell the Nikon, but I get to chose a new camera because we need something to take pictures of the kids with. I decided that when the extra lens sold, I would get this beautiful Sony camera. Well, the lens sold and Hubby ordered this for me on Sunday. It is supposed to be here on Monday. (Added bonus? This camera cost me less than that wonderful lens.)

I am disappointed that we had to sell the Nikon. I really liked the idea of being an amateur photographer someday. It still could happen, but right now, I have to prioritize my life and this just wasn't a priority. And, I will still get to have fun playing with the new camera.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Trying something different

Last night, while working, I decided to make a menu for the week. I want to see if it helps us save money when it comes to grocery shopping. I took into account the meats and other items we already have. Here is what I came up with:

B: Cinnamon Rolls (these were given to us) and some fruit
D: Texas Pinto Beans, Grilled Chicken and cornbread

Monday (Hubby's Birthday):
B: Bisquits and Gravy with Sausage
D: Parmesan Chicken and some veggies

B: Cereal
D: Meatloaf mini's, mashed potatoes and veggies

B: 1/2 a cinnamon roll, egg and fruit
D: Bratwurst sausage in a roll with grilled green bell pepper and grilled onion, Salad

B: Cereal
D: Burritos

B: Breakfast burrito
D: Crockpot roast with carrots, onions, and potatoes, Crusty bread

D: Daddy night

D: Taco Salad

The best thing about having this menu? I feel like I have a plan.