Saturday, September 30, 2006

pay check

 So Amber got her first pay check yesterday and she was disappointed! She got a check for $75. O.K. lets do some math. I make my children save 20% right off the top. Then Amber had a $85 phone bill. She is in the red. Amber has discovered that working for money and having to pay bills just sucks!

Rusty and I have been looking into some "investments" for the girls. I am going to have Amber open a c.d. the next time we are at the bank. Amber has $300 in her savings, so if she puts even half of that into a c.d. she will make more money off of it then if it was just collecting interest. Our bank has some wonderful programs for children...who knew? Anyway, we are also thinking about buying the children some stock for Christmas.

Today I am going to work on some stuff around the house. Nothing to exciting there.

I was asked what Mahi Mahi is so here is what I found on the Internet. We started eating Mahi when we lived in Hawaii because it was cheap. I take a Mahi steak and drizzle lemon juice over it. Then I add some seasonings and butter. I make a foil pouch and bake it for about 25 min. The I open the pouch and bake it for another 7 min. It is so light and flaky! YUMMMM

Description:   Properly called dolphin or dorado, the mahi-mahi is not related to the mammal called dolphin.   It is one of the most beautiful fish in the sea; brilliantly colored with an iridescent bluish green and gold body, and golden yellow fins and forked tail.  The average size is 3-6 pounds but they have been known to grow as large as 5 feet and reach 70 pounds.   One distinguishing characteristic between males and females is the head.  The male's head is more rounded while the female's head slopes down to the mouth . One of the fastest swimming fish in the sea, they prefer the warmer tropical and subtropical waters of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and Gulf Coast of Florida.  Their spawning season extends from late spring through early summer. Mahi-Mahi feed offshore, near the surface on small fish, shrimp, squid and crabs and are commercially harvested by hook-and-line.

3 comments:

seraphoflove9001 said...

Good idea! We had our children put 50% in the bank and keep 50%....and they did see how a pain it was as well to work and not see your money! :o) That sounds good....I'll have to try that. :o)
Lisa

lifes2odd said...

Working around the house? I didn't see any updates at my journal! Go on over and let us know what you accomplished in the comments on this morning's entry!

I love Mahi-mahi -- it's delicious! :-)

lv2trnscrb said...

poor Amber; I'm betting she wasn't too joyful realizing she worked hard and then all the money went out the door on bills. Good for you though for having her save some and thinking of CDs and stocks for them. don't let Amber read this because you will have a revolt on your hands, but the teen who resides here doesn't have to pay his cell phone bill even if he goes over minutes which he rarely does. softie I am.

you are a good mom! Thanks for saying how you cooked the Mahi Mahi; I knew what type of fish it was, but appreciate your recipie

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