Friday, September 30, 2011

Still Working On Bazaar List

I haven't forgotten about the Holiday Bazaar list I was planning on posting.  I am waiting on a few responses.  The newsminer's list that was released this past Sunday had some incorrect information and I want to verify my information with an actual cordinator of some of these events.  Hopefully I will hear something soon.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Putting Together a Bazaar List...

I'm putting together a bazaar/fair list for the Fairbanks/North Pole area.  I found that even though the newspaper puts together a list (I think it is at the beginning of October) some people don't get their bazaars in on time or people are looking on the internet for information that doesn't seem to be posted anywhere.  I think I have all the big ones but if you have any that you want to make sure are on the list shoot me an email at  I'm planning on posting the list this coming Monday.  I would even appreciate emails like "Doesn't such and such have a bazaar too?"  That way I can at least do some investigating.  Thanks all!  And please feel free to pass on the message that I'm trying to do a master list to those who might be interested. 


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Where did I go?

I would never call myself superstitious but I just couldn't bring myself to post before now.  I started a couple of times but then I would delete my post thinking, "Nope, not yet."  Well it's time... I'm pregnant.  I'm now in my 25th week.  If you are familiar with my family you will know that I started couponing a few years ago to save money after our budget became very tight following my son's 14 week premature birth.  Things are currently going very well.  From weeks 5 through 18 I was somewhere between light bed rest and strict bed rest.  I had to have surgery and had extreme nausea which caused some very bad hypoglycemic episodes.  My husband has been the main grocery shopper and is doing a fairly good job saving money.  Though for a bit it was fast food/ delivery for us.  That was a hard adjustment for me because I knew how much I could make that money stretch at the grocery store.  But something had to give.  But I'm able to be a little more active now.  And it is a huge relief to be this far along.

I want to give people encouragement when dealing with insurance companies.  Know your policy and fight things that you feel don't make sense.  My husband had 4 ER visits in 4 days two day before I found out I was pregnant.  Between the two of us we had over $15,000 in medical bills within two months after insurance payments.  We read our insurance coverage and questioned certain payments.  In the end we now owe less than $4,000.  From daunting to doable.  And think of how many groceries I can buy with $11,000.  lol