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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mall Walking And The Lottery

My sister came over last night after work to help care for mom. Than she stayed the day so I could go run around. If not for my sister I would be stuck in this house forever . Well I only had $1 and some change so my big day out was a trip to Sonic for something off the Dollar menu and to the Mall to Mall Walk. It is good exercise and I love it. You can walk and window shop. It is hard not to buy something in the food court . I have a bad habit of over eating so I love the food court.And that is why I need the exercise. I just try to avoid the food court and going to the mall with no money is a great way not to spend much.LOL! I was temped to use my ATM card but I did not want to take the chance of an overdraft.The last time I checked my account it was not pretty so I have been very careful to only buy what we really need.
The lottery just came to Arkansas this pass Monday. Now I have always voted no on the ballot when it came to the lottery . But I have to confess when in Missouri I do buy a ticket just for fun. And most of the time it is only once or twice a year anyway. But being in my home state scared me. What if I get hooked? Anyway I thought about using my $1 to buy a lottery ticket and maybe I would win $20 to go shopping. But if I lost I would not have enough to eat lunch at the Sonic . So I was good and did not get one. I just hope I have the will power next time to say NO. Pray for me.


  1. Good morning Karen,
    It was so good to read that your sister came to stay with your mom. You certainly deserve some time to yourself for some relaxation. I love to mall walk, a good way to get some exercise.

    I think you made a wise decision about Sonic vs. lottery.

    Prayers for you...

  2. Glad to hear you got the day off to go to the mall.
    I would have bought the ticket and taken the change! :-)

  3. I hate when my bank account looks like that!

    I hope you at least enjoyed your Sonic :)

  4. My will power will not last I am sure I will buy a ticket before the week is over. But I will have to wait till payday that is forsure. Oh, I did enjoy Sonic I love the chicken strip sandwichs.Very good.

  5. HELLO Karen,
    Thanks for visiting mine - it's good to meet you.
    I'm glad that your sister helps out - time to yourself is very precious.Maybe your brother is still in some phase of denial about how much help your mother requires - perhaps that is why he has the attitude he exhibits.
    best wishes
    Penny (the Careless Carer)

  6. My brother will help out when I ask . He fix's everything that gets broken around here so I need to give him some slack . But he has this additude that just makes me want to smack him.

  7. Hi Karen. Glad you had some time to yourself. I think as long as you only buy one ticket a week it will be OK. And everyone needs to dream a little!

    Best wishes,
    Bearfriend xx

  8. I will most lucky buy 1 ticket a month. spending $4 on tickets is way out of my budget. I know it is sad. If I spend $1 on a ticket I can get 3 chicken strip sandwichs from Sonic. I love to eat way to much. Thanks everyone .

  9. Hi Karen - You go on that Mall walking! I wish I could come and spell you taking care of mom so you could get out during a beautiful day for a walk. Congrats on saying no to the lottery ticket. They have never tempted me, but we all have our stuff! And I do pray for you.

  10. I need lots of prayers Thanks.


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