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The Perspective of Time

I am going through some keepsakes from high school - specifically from my senior year of high school. Unlike many people, I absolutely ADORED my high school experience. I had wonderful friends and was involved in a variety of great activities. When I look through the things that I have kept, I remember many great friendships and the fun times that we had. However, I look at some of the things and do not remember why I kept them or even what they were about. Now, I do not have the greatest memory, but I was a senior little more than 10 years ago; however, I just can't remember some of this stuff! I have notes from a friend that talk about the "difficult time" we were going through in our friendship -- I can't remember what that difficult time was! Were we fighting??? Also, I found notes from a fringe friend, and looking back, I realize that she probably could have been a much closer friend - both then and now - had I taken the time to cultivate that friendship…

Consequences of $4/gallon gas

Now, to be honest, my husband and I are both die-hard bargain shoppers. We enjoy getting the "good deal" and sometimes will buy things we don't want or need simply because they are such a great deal! However, with the rising costs of gas, food, and seemingly everything else, we are finding that we have to be conscientiously thrifty. Take grocery shopping for example. Once a quick, but necessary chore, it is now a marathon event in our house. Although we must be careful to plan the trip in order to make numerous stops along the way as to conserve gas, we no longer go to one store to buy groceries. (Actually, we have never gone to just one store, but now the stops seem to be endless!)

I have just discovered the Penny Pincher Gazette, where you can search grocery store circulars for deals in your zip code. You can also search coupons, and even search for coupons that might match the grocery store's advertised sale, adding to the value. Today we went grocery shop…