When I go to visit my Aunt Ginny and Uncle Dave I am frequently reminded about how Uncle Cave used to work for a printing company as a book binder. He has been retired for decades now (and living on social security thanks to no pension benefits from his job) and they live a very quiet life. I often think about how the job that he used to do is probably now completely mechanized, or digitized, or whatever term you want to call it. In fact, the entire company he used to work for probably has morphed into some type of online print solutions company where everything is done through computers.
The technological advances made in the past decades are marvelous, but the advances have come at a cost – lost wages. The country has not yet adapted to those changes, and this makes life difficult for a lot of people. I wish there was more help available for the people that need to be retrained, to help them find new jobs using new technology in the evolving, new work place and economy.
A good deal is something I’m always excited to find. I’m always of the mindset that I should not have to pay full price for something if I can find a deal for it. I find a really neat site that takes all of the work out of hunting the awesome deals down. It’s called nomorerack dot com. This site has fabulous prices on all sorts of items that I might be in the market to buy.
This site is not just filled with junk either. It has famous brands and they make sure everything they is the real deal not a fake. I love that they take pride in their deals and want to make us happy because it keeps us coming back for more. Most everything on the site is heavily marked down. You won’t be paying full price for anything. Everything is between 60 % to 90% off of the retail price. With discounts like those, I’m able to purchase more for my family. You have to check it out daily because the deals only last for one day. This means things go fast, but it also means there are new deals every day!
In addition to the regular deals they also offer Insanity Deals. These are deals that make you think they are insane to offer the item for such a low price. These deals are extremely limited. I wish I would have been able to snag one of these deals for the IPad 2 that I recently purchased. I would have been more than happy to only pay $43.20 for it instead of the hundreds of dollars I forked over.
There are even deals where you can get items for FREE; you just have to pay shipping. The deals get even better if you tell your friends about them. The more friends you have that register the more free products you can earn. Your friends don’t even have to make a purchase. I’m excited to get all of my friends and family to join so I can earn a new digital camera, or maybe a big plasma tv.
So not only are the prices on the site terrific, but the shipping is not outrageous either. I would expect to pay for the deal one way or another but shipping is only $2 per item. That’s ridiculously low and right in my budget! I’m thrilled to honestly be getting great deals and with super low shipping fees. Everyone should try out this shopping site to score awesome deals without having to hunt them down.
One of the things that I like about the Chrome browser is that it automatically tells me if a webpage comes up is in a language other than English, tells me what language it is, and offers to translate it for me. Often I will agree to let it translate for me because I think that the webpage looks interesting, or I’m feeling like I want to broaden my horizons a little bit and try to learn what some of the words mean. That is how I learned that the phrase “abogado de inmigracion” is Spanish for “immigration lawyer.” I wonder if I could learn to read Spanish just using that Chrome browser translator.
So I’m not really the biggest fan of doing all of the work that it takes to clean my kitchen. Don’t get me wrong, my kitchen isn’t a big mess. The reason why it isn’t a big disaster is because I do a little bit of work every day to keep it looking nice. Every day before I go to bed I make sure to wipe down the counter tops, stove, and sink. I also run a swiffer over the floor to pick up and dirt. All of this takes me maybe five minutes tops.
This five minutes of daily maintenance cleaning really makes a huge difference in my kitchen. I know if I didn’t do this daily my stove would be atrocious looking. I’m positive that food would build up around the burners and then I would have to take a chisel to it at least once a month to get it off. This chiseling image is exactly why I always take the extra few minutes before bed to wipe everything down.
Today was an amazing day of relaxation. Lady Bug and I stayed snuggled up in our jammies for most of the morning. We ate breakfast in bed. I didn’t make anything fancy. We had a bowl of cereal with a banana and some orange juice. I set our breakfast up on these cute little trays that I picked up at a yard sale. They have little legs that fold down and out to rest above our legs on the bed. I love them because when we are finished with them they fold flat again and a perfect for storage because they don’t take up nearly as much space.
After we ate breakfast we watched a few more cartoons and then got dressed. I took her to the park to run around and play. She had a huge smile on her face all day! I love days like this.