Monday, March 29, 2010

Lessons from Losses

I miss all my friends from my previous job. But I don’t know how to approach them again. I loved working where I was from April 2005 to October 2008, but I haven’t talked to many of my dearest friends from the office since my last day there.

So, now I look at today. After about 15 months of wrestling with God about it, my heart is filled with forgiveness.

The fact is: I screwed up, I was not clear enough with them about my return.

I should NOT have said I was not sure about coming back, if I was really intending to come back.

So, to all my dear friends at Fellowship Technologies (read: long lost family) with whom I have lost touch – I MISS YOU. I love all of you from the bottom of my heart.

Please forgive me for not keeping in touch while I was dealing with all of this.

I did not want it to turn into gossip. I do not want to make any of you think negatively about anyone who was involved in the story above. I have mad-respect for the people who run that company. It’s HARD to be a Christian and a businessman at the same time. I learned a lot from my experiences at the company, and I am learning even more through my MBA program. I pray for their leadership to have wisdom as they continue doing what they are doing. I pray for their customers, too. I pray for all of you who work there. I look forward to spending eternity with you.

Please keep in touch.

In Him,

Marie (Barrington) Armitage

Monday, March 15, 2010

So proud of my hubby

Day 3 of our Stay-cation
I was cleaning out the car this afternoon - vaccuum and all - when my DH came out of the house and told me he was jonesing for some Arizona Sweet Tea. Could he PLEEEEEAASASE have my blessing to use a CVS giftcard to pick one up for free??

Of course you can - but take these coupons with you and pick up some Right Guard because of this deal I found online. So, I sent my husband with 2 $1.50/1 coupons and asked him to pick up the Right Guard when he goes to CVS. Also, I had a $5 ECB, so here is what I suggested he do -
Get 2 Right Guard Deoderants
Price 2 for $5
Less $3 in coupons ($1.50 * 2)
Cost $2 for deoderant
and get something else worth $3 or more. Use the ECB and the giftcard to pay.

He went to CVS and saved over $15!!!
Here's what he ended up doing

Got 2 Right Guard Deoderants
 - Priced 2 for $5!
Less $3 in coupons ($1.50 * 2)
Cost $0 for deoderant

Got 2 boxes of multigrain cheerios
 - Priced 2 for $4.99
Less $5 in ECB's
Cost -$.01 for the cereal

Got 1 Arizona Sweet Tea for $.99
Got $2 back in ECB's
Total cost - $.99!!! Not bad for his first time couponing.

He came home with a HUGE smile on his face and said that NOW he gets it.

I taped the receipt up on the wall.