Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Yay! A promising day.

Today Hubby found himself some change- thirty six cents- while on campus. I found three pennies at Chuck E. Cheese's where we celebrated my good friends' fifth birthday. Yay!

Total today: $0.39
Total found so far: $151.34

Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Found seventeen cents while shopping for some brand new sneakers at Jersey Gardens. Note to self : Never EVER eat salad at Ranch 1!!!

Total today: $0.17
Total found thus far: $150.95

Monday, January 29, 2007


Found fifty two cents on campus while checking out one of S.I's brilliant minds. The professor is an encyclopedia of knowledge and so I intend to pick his brain entirely.

Total today: $0.52
Total thus far: $150.78

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Some coins.. and some sweat.

Today I found a total of $0.43 as I walked to the gym with my good friend M. She found a few pennies here and there but no silver. She did find a piece of a dollar bill (which I'm sure she'll post on her blog site :)

Total found: $0.43
TOtal thus far: $150.26


YIPPEEE! Today hubby broke our non green streak by finding the first dollar bill of 2007! It was behind some video games at a local electronics store. My daughter found a penny while we went shopping for some 75% off clearance items at our local PX.

Congratulations to Mr. Rocco- winner of our four round American Idol (PS2 version) during our karaoke bout last night. The setting was on easy and I personally think ANYONE can sing "More than words" since the song is so syrupy and drone like (can you tell i'm a sore loser LOL)

Total today: $1.01
Total thus far: $149.83

Friday, January 26, 2007


Found one penny while I froze my A%^ off picking up a prescription. I'm rich!!

Total today: $0.01
Total found thus far: $148.82

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Chuck E Pennies from heaven...

Today we found nine pennies all conveniently located in and around Chuck E. Cheese's- my children's favorite place. Afterwards, we stopped off at the library and picked up some books before we made our way back home.

Total found: $0.09
Total found thus far: $148.81

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


... can be so very boring. Fortunately for us, this cold Wednesday in January brought us $0.39 in change. Sandy found a quarter while out on a Kmart run, the rest of the change was uncovered by Hubby. Woohoo!!!

Total today: $0.39
Total found thus far: $148.72

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


As I sit here listening to Bush's address, I am happy to say that the Krabs have accumulated a healthy chunk of change today.. SEVENTY FIVE CENTS!! It's been quite a dry spell so today's finds have lifted my spirits somewhat :)

Hubby found sixty five cents by a vacuum at a nearby gas station. Sandy uncovered ten pennies around the gym building. She's quite the basketball player! Other than that.. not much else goin' on 'round here.

(P.S. What is up with Pelosi's nervous blinking? Is she communicating with free thinking democrats behind dubya's head?)

Total found today: $0.75
Total thus far: $148.33

Monday, January 22, 2007


Today Sandy found $0.25 in school! Hubby called to inform me that he found some coins but since they aren't in my possession, I can't count it towards the total until then. I'm hoping the dry spell will pass soon. I'd like some warm weather please?!?!?!?!?

total today: $0.25

total thus far: $147.58

Sunday, January 21, 2007


Today we found three lovely pennies as we ran a few errands. The weather wasn't as cold as yesterday! I managed to grab these off the shelf- for all of you who haven't discovered the joys of 100 calorie snacking, THIS is the sunny equivalent to Yukon Gold.

Total today: $0.03

Total thus far: $147.33

Saturday, January 20, 2007

No change.. and no fun.

So we tried to go out for a short change walk... and no such luck! It was FRRREEEEZZZING outside! We spent the whole day indoors. No change found today, folks.

Another day.

My daughter found a lonely penny in school today. She handed in her finished science project (mid term) on time. She passed!! Hooray for my oldest babe. Geology 101.. gotta love it!

Went to the gym with Mrs. Rocco again today. She's quite a motivator!

total today: $0.01
total thus far: $147.30

Thursday, January 18, 2007


Another day.. and NO change to show for. Brrr... I think i'll have that hot cup of tea now, thanks.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


Not a single bit of change found today.. but I did happen to find my long lost bracelet which seemed to disappear for about a month or so. Now to find my anniversay ring before hubby catches a fit!!!!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

A lone penny..and a promise.

Today we found one lonely penny waiting for us in the parking lot. Other than that, all is well.

I promised a friend I'd post this poem in their honor. Without further ado, here it is:

Spring and All
William Carlos Williams

By the road to the contagious hospital
under the surge of the blue
mottled clouds driven from the
northeast-a cold wind. Beyond, the
waste of broad, muddy fields
brown with dried weeds, standing
and fallen
patches of standing water
the scattering of tall trees
All along the road the reddish
purplish, forked, upstanding, twiggy
stuff of bushes and small
with dead, brown leaves under them
leafless vines-
Lifeless in appearance, sluggish
dazed spring approaches-
They enter the new world naked,
cold, uncertain
of all
save that they enter. All about them
the cold, familiar wind-
Now the grass, tomorrow
the stiff curl of wildcarrot leaf
One by one objects are defined-
It quickens: clarity, outline of leaf
But now the stark dignity of
entrance-Still, the profound change
has come upon them
: rooted,
grip down and begin to awaken
Total found: $0.01
Total thus far: $147.29

Monday, January 15, 2007


Nothing found today.. but I am so into this "24"... wow. We're hoping to find some change to make up for this dry spell. Perhaps a trip to the campus is in order.

Change IS good.. after all...

Today we found three pennies while catching some good bargains at the bullseye store (Target) with the Rocco's. Mrs. Krabs had an awesome workout with Mrs. Rocco- despite the horrible football game on TV. My hawks are gone until next season... I guess all's fair in love and football.

I am so happy with this particular little gadget. It's a Hello Kitty Ipod charger/alarm clock which we snagged at 50% off. After checking Ebay, it seems like I actually caught a good price on this item.

Total today: $0.03
Total thus far: $147.28

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Rainy Jersey Pennies...

Everywhere! Today we found eleven Joisey Pennies... and a cute lil' dime while on our way to exit 7 on the Turnpike. We gathered up some healthy snacks and choice beverages for tomorrow's playoff game. It should be interesting.

Speaking of interesting... the colts had a great (surprising) game today. Let's see what happens next.

Total today: $0.21
Total so far: $147.25

Friday, January 12, 2007

Change happens... sometimes.

Today we found fifteen cents- a dime and a nickel- while shopping for some new printer ink. Funny how time flies.. it's 2007... where were you twenty years ago? I was sitting in Mrs. Martin's seventh grade class, drawing album covers and thinking Bon Jovi was a rock god superstar. NEVER SAY GOODBYE!

Total found: $0.15
Total so far: $147.04

Celebration... and some silver!

Coins were a-plenty on this bitterly cold day. Hubby came home with forty five cents (quarter, two dimes)- all parking lot goodies. Apparently the visitor's at his job left more than a bad taste in people's mouths. In the evening, we dined with the Rocco's and celebrated Mr. Rocco's birthday. Great food, great company.. what more could we ask for on a blustery January evening? You guessed it.. more change, of course. One dime and four pennies completed our day's total of $0.64.

Total today: $0.64
Total thus far: $146.89

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Winter peeks in...

Today was one of the coldest days we've experienced thus far. It was a bone chilling cold that seemed to penetrate every layer of clothing worn regardless of fabric. Not a good day if you have a bad back or any other persistent seasonal affliction. We found two lonely pennies in a parking lot. That's it. Just two. I will stay positive since it's only January.

Side note-

I watched the President give his speech yesterday and I was not impressed nor surprised by the outcome. His speech implies that more of my fellow military families will become overburdened. It's bad enough that we've known a few soldiers that passed away in Iraq... apparently there's room for more death and decay. I won't rant about peace or disarmament but don't expect me to defend my political party on this one.

On a lighter note, I had a great tea party with my four-year old today. She is quite the cordial little hostess. Children have an uncanny way of making life a little more pleasant, wouldn't you say?

Today today: I got my $0.02 worth.
Total thus far: $146.25

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Dunkin pulls through...

While I was not the connoisseur on this quick trip, Hubby found himself a dime at Dunkin Donuts while grabbing a cup of hot cocoa. I have lost the taste for DD recently... guess the Cuban Coffee has my loyalty.

Total today: $0.10
Total thus far: $146.23

Money woes...

Today we found a total of 12 cents- one dime and two pennies- at CVS and Subway. January seems like quite a tight month here for the Changepot. After reading the other blogs, I take some solace in knowing that I am not alone in the Sparse Change Department.

Total found :$0.12
Total thus far: $146.13

Sunday, January 07, 2007


No change found today... but I did make a yummy turkey which we are all feeling right now... verry slowww. Thanks Tryptophan!

Saturday, January 06, 2007



What a game tonight!!! I still can't believe how close the game was between the Seahawks and the Cowboys. Poor Tony... he was so close. OH WELL!!!

Today we found three pennies total... not much else to report. Change is hard to come by nowadays. It's ok though... there's always tomorrow!

Update on Changepot 05': Current interest earned for December 06= $1.32

Total found: $0.03
Total thus far: $146.01

Friday, January 05, 2007


Hubby found six cents while paying our tuition for Spring 2007 at college. Hopefully we'll find more change over the weekend as we take in some exercise for a change.

Total found: $0.06
Total thus far: $145.98

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Another day...

Nothing found today. It looks like it's going to be a tough year for found change. I did manage to snag some extra Z's for a change. Almost 12 hours. I felt like Jack Nicholson in "Wolf".

Fluff and fold-

While we found no money while outside running errands, I did happen to find a ten dollar bill in one of the dirty jean pockets. Too bad it isn't found change.. I guess I'll consider it a laundry fee.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

January 2

Today we ventured out for some much needed (HEALTHY) groceries. The family is embarking upon a healthier eating venture this year. Funny how old habits creep up slowly. While shopping, we found 0.06 cents- a nickel and a penny- our first found change for 2007.

Total found: $0.06
Total thus far: $145.92

Monday, January 01, 2007


Today the Krab family stayed in and enjoyed a game day... The girls played with their Nintendo DS and I got to share some gametime with hubby as we relished in the thrills of the XBOX360 version of "The Godfather". I will never look at the movie the same way again.

No money found today... hopefully tomorrow will bring in a few coins.