Friday, August 13, 2010

Much Ado About Nothing

I seriously don't know what's wrong with me. I just have nothing to write about these days. The kids are well. Sassy, but well. MP and I are super busy working and enjoying what free time we do have either playing with our kids or utilizing Netflix, which is the about the greatest invention ever. Truth. I AM training for a marathon to be run December 2010, so that's new I guess. Hmmm.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Kickin' it Back to the Old School

Wow. It's been so long since I blogged that I actually cannot remember blogging. Like ever. Things have been crazy busy lately. Well, since 5/24/10 anyway. Nothing major, but apparently that's the last day I blogged. Oops.

Big Sir is getting ready to turn two (2!) and I cannot believe it. He's so so big and oh so cute. Brogan is excited because she thinks she's almost five (5!) and "gets to lose a toof". Her words, not mine.

Work is well, work.

Because we're practically strangers now, I guess I'll re-start this whole blogging thing again. I'll try to be more diligent in my posting, but I can't make any promises though. My kids come first so most free time is spent 1- reading Elmo books, 2- breaking up arguments, 3- wiping butts.

1. I'm still loving a coupon. If you know of a good deal on anything, pass it my way. Doesn't matter what. I'll probably buy it and either store it, gift it or use it. I just don't pass up good deals is what I'm sayin'

2. I still hate oranges.

3. Rich "Ace" Franklin is still my favorite UFC fighter rivaled only by George "Rush" St. Pierre.

4. The cat, "Mr. Kittybone", is doing well.

5. I still hate country music.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Walgreen's Deals! Rollin' Register Rewards!

Transaction #1: Complete Multi-purpose solution 12oz $7.99 / $7.99 RR
Use $8 RR
Pay $0 oop and earn $7.99 RR

Transaction #2: IronMan Muscle Rub or Spray 3 oz $5.99 / $5.00 RR
Goody Ouchless Rubber Bands $2.99 / $2.99 RR
Total $8.98
Use $7.99 RR
Pay $.99 oop and earn $7.99 RR

Transaction #3: Keebler 16 oz cookies
2-8 pack Kellogg’s Rice Krispies
Sandies 16 oz cookies 4 @ $10.00 / $5.00 RR
Total $10.00
Use $7.99 RR
Use $1 / 1 Keebler coupon
Pay $1.01 oop and earn $5.00 RR

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Quick! Everybody! Look!

Sorry for the hiatus, apparently my thyroid has freaked out. It's cool. After 4 days of hospital visits for testings and whatnot, I think I'l be just fine. Apparently, I'm "hyperthyroid". Kudos for the weight loss, but the dizziness can leave now. That'd be great. Anyway, I go back for more tests on June 1 so maybe, just maybe, I'll know more then.

Anyway- so at CVS right now there is a couple of super great deals. I'm winging it right now as I don't have my sales paper with me so bear with me.

Blade 5 razor
$6.99 with $6.99 ECB
So basically, it's FREE

Aussie hair care
Sale price is $2.99 bottle with $2.00 ECB (limit 2)
5/16/10 Sunday paper had a $2.00 coupon for any Aussie styler with purchase of shampoo or conditioner
So, I bought shampoo and leave-in spray conditioner for $2.99 each.

$2.99 x 2= $5.98
Used a CVS coupon (from the store card scanner) for $1/ any hair care product
Used the $2/ Aussie coupon from 5/16 paper
Total was $2.98 AND I got back $4.00 in ECB!!
Dude, they paid me $1.02 to take it out of the store!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Things I Bought FOR FREE!!!

Not a whole lot going on around here. I DID; however, find an exciting purchase last night. The Kroger / Old Brookshires on Lake Harbour has some cool stuff on clearance:

The following I bought FOR FREE!!

2 (32 oz) cans of Enfamil formula (a $50 value)
- Each was marked to $6 per can= $12.00
- I have two $5 off coupons = $10.00
- I also had two $2 off next Kroger purchase
$12.00 - $10.00 = $2.00 - $2.00 = FREE

My sister in law was excited by this as the formula went directly to my sweet baby niece, Chandler.

Then I bought the following:

8 jars of Pace Picante sauce
-Each jar was .40 on clearance
-I had four “.40 off two” which Kroger doubles to .80
-8 x the .40 clearance price= $3.20
-Four .40 coupons= $1.60
-Doubled to $3.20
-$3.20 - $3.20 = FREE

6 boxes of Hamburger Helper
-Each box was .49 on clearance
-I had two “.75 off three”
-I also had 2 online coupons on my Kroger card for .75 off 3
-6 x the .49 clearance price= $2.94
-Two .75 manufacturer’s coupons= $1.50
-Two online $.75 coupons= $1.50
-$2.94- $3.00 = FREE + .06 overage!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Happy Birthday, Brogan!

Four years ago today, our daughter Brogan Elyse was born. She has forever changed our lives for the better, despite her smart mouth. Hapy birthday, my Princess. I love you the most trees.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

2- How do you match coupons with sales?
3- How do you remember to use them before they expire?
4- How do you know who doubles coupons?
5- Where in the heck did you get your super cool, one of a kind, fashion diva coupon binder? (Ok, maybe without all the adjectives)

Matching Coupons with sales:

The easiest way to answer this is to advise you to 1- clip every coupon you see whether you think you'll use it or not and 2- Make a habit to check weekly circulars. Now, the reason for #1 is simple. You may not be willing to try a $4 box of cereal; however, if the manufacturer issues a $2.00/1 box of cereal and that cereal goes on sale to $2 a box, well that's FREE cereal right there and we all know that free food just tastes better.

Say you get a Sunday paper each Sunday and you decide to check this site each Sunday to see what cool coupons I link to. Well, I recommend getting all of your coupons together and holding them for a few weeks. That's right. HOLD THEM. The reason being that most grocers actually run their ads on a 6 week cycle. Subsequently, most retailers run their coupons on a cycle as well. That means the items you received coupons for in this Sunday's paper will more than likely be on sale in a few weeks. Sale items plus coupons equals tremendous savings.

2- How do you know who doubles coupons?
Kroger does up to $.60 per coupon (means a $0.60 coupon is actually worth $1.20)! Brookshires triples their $0.60 coupons to $1.80, but we don't have any local Brookshire's stores anymore. I only learned of their coupon doubling/tripling by reading the weekly circulars.

3-How do you remember to use them before they expire?
Truth be told, I actually let some coupons expire without ever using them. If I say I am not paying more than $1.00 for a box of cereal and if between the coupon and sales price, it never goes below $1.00? I don't buy it. Period

**btw, I've learned that expired manufacturers coupons can be sent to our military bases overseas and their commissary accepts expired coupons for up to 6 months! They do not accept printed coupons though. I'll post the address as soon as I find it!

Another way to keep them from expiring if I inted to use them come heck or high water is to develop a REALLY good organization system. This goes hand in hand with the next question, but for me I use the binder method. Yes, it's bulky, but it works for me. I started with a plastic accordian folder which I quickly outgrew. I then moved onto the index box method, which became more difficult for me to organize as my coupons increased. Now, I'm at the binder method. I actually recommend this to EVERYONE regardless of your coupon background. It's so simple:

Step 1:
Visit this site and link to all your favorite coupons. And don't forget your Sunday paper!!

Step 2:
Gather, print, and clip all your coupons.

Step 3:
-Get a 3" binder - Trust me, don't even attempt a 1" or 2". You will outgrow it and it is a PAIN to switch them over

-Purchase (2 packs) divider tabs. Pay a little extra to get the hard plastic ones with the holders on them. They are about $3.88 per pack at WalMart and I use two packs because of the way I have my things labeled. The paper dividers will tear easily and the holders are wonderful for coupons not yet clipped.

-Purchase a pack of baseball card sheets. At my local WalMart they are actually found by the tobacco isle, with the game cards. Thanks for the heads up, Rhonda! I looked ALL OVER for these things. They are about $4.88 for a pack of 35 sheets. Each sheet holds 9 coupons, so use your judgement on how many to purchase. I would only start with one though. To date, I only have 2 packs total and have plenty of room. And I use A LOT of coupons.

Step 4:
-Label your tabs. This varies for everyone. Mine are as follows:

Grains / Sauces (at my WalMart, the bread is opposite the pasta and sauces)
Cans / Boxed
Snacks (I put candy, chips, cookies here)
Breakfast (cereals, grits, poptarts, granola bars, Fruit Rollips- these are all on the same isle)
Fridge (if it goes in the fridge, it goes here)
Children (baby needs, toys, DVD's)
Paper / Foil
Pet Care
Target coupons
Kroger coupons
Extra Care Buck Deals

Buy $15 or more of Eucerin or Nivea select products = $5 Ecb (Limit 1)
Buy 2 Nivea for Women Body Wash 16.9 oz. $4.88 each
Buy 2 Nivea Lip Care .17 oz. $2.99 each (based on on-line price)
Use the Buy 1 Body Wash Get 1 Free coupon from the All You Magazine May 2010 issue
Use the $4/1 Body Wash regional coupon from the 5/2 RP
Use the Buy 1 Lip Care Get 1 Free coupon from the All You Magazine May 2010 issue
Use the $1/1 Lip Care coupon from the 5/2 RPPay $2.87
Get back a $5 Ecb
Final Cost FREE + $2 moneymaker!

Gillette Venus Embrace or Breeze Razor (excludes disposables) $9.79 = $6 Ecb (Limit 1)
Use the $2/1 coupon from the 5/2 PG
Final Cost $1.79!

Listerine (select products 16.9 oz or 1 liter), Reach Toothbrush 2-4 pk. or Total Care Floss 30 yd. $3.99 = $2 Ecb (Limit 2)

Deal Scenario:
Buy 2 Total Care Floss $3.99 each
Use the Buy 1 Get 1 Free coupon from the 1/3 RP
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 1/3 RP, 3/7 RP
Pay $2.99Get back a $4 Ecb
Final Cost FREE + a $1 moneymaker!

Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie Mix 18.3 oz. or Warm Delights 3.1 oz. 5/$5
Use the $0.75/1 Warm Delights coupon from the 5/2 SS
Final Cost $0.25 each!

Gatorade Thirst Quencher 32 oz. or Sobe Lifewater 20 oz. Buy 1 Get 1 FreeUse the Sobe Lifewater Buy 1 Get 1 Free coupon found here
Final Cost 2 for FREE!

Thanks Hip2Save!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A carpal tunnel syndrome inducing Coupon blog

Hi Alicia S! Hi Britney! I hope this is helpful. This one is for you guys!

Ok, so lots of people have been asking me about my coupon deals. More specifically, the following questions have come up A LOT:

1- Where do I get my coupons?
2- How do you match coupons with sales?
3- How do you remember to use them before they expire?
4- How do you know who doubles coupons?
5- Where in the heck did you get your super cool, one of a kind, fashion diva coupon binder? (Ok, maybe without all the adjectives)

But before I get into answering THOSE questions, I thought I’d answer one that no one has asked, but I’m sure people wonder: Why do I even coupon?

I clip and use coupons simply because it’s what works for our family. Let me preface this by stating emphatically that I am not a lifelong couponer. I am a lifelong money spender. Who now has two children. That eat a lot. And we all know that kids ain’t cheap. For us, the time has come to “buckle down”. As our kids get older, things tend to get more expensive. I don’t want a credit card balance. I don’t want a car note forever. I don’t want a mortgage for 30 years. I don’t want to retire and depend on governmental assistance. I don’t want my children to know “financial irresponsibility”. No. I want to live debt free. I want to take nice vacations. I want to live in financial freedom. I want to be able to give freely and abundantly without having to think “Will this hurt my budget?”

Simply put, couponing for me means saving money. It means that instead of spending $150 at WalMart this week, I may only spend $125 while purchasing the same items I normally would have. Now to some, a $25 savings wouldn’t make you scream and shout and that’s cool. But for me, it means infinite possibilities. That $25 could pay a little extra on a bill. It could treat the family to a matinee movie at $5 a pop AND leave some for popcorn! It could pay for a babysitter. It could go into my kids’ savings or it could even go to the lady in front of me that appears to be down on her luck. Endless possibilities, is what I’m saying.

Sure it takes a little work, but it’s fun. Really, it is and the benefits I reap FAR outweigh the time I put into it. Nothing is more exciting to me that to walk out of a store with free yogurt or $0.25 shampoo. Now, I know that some of you that probably rolling your eyes at me right about now and exclaiming, “That Christy- she is utterly ridiculous, but wow she has amazing skin!” and that’s okay. Again, I say it’s what works for me and my family. I like purchasing stuff for cheap. Plus, it’s cool to see our little stockpile growing. At present we have no less than 20 toothpastes and deodorants. We have about 20 bottles of shampoos and conditioners. We have 5 extra boxes of tampons. We have about 10 bottles of body wash. We own more hair “detangler” than I’ve ever seen. We have cat food, but no cats. We have a closet full of intended birthday gifts and Christmas presents. We currently own 28 packs of diapers. We have more rice and canned food and dried beans than we will ever eat. We could clean the entire continental US of A with the amount of cleaning supplies we own.

Sound crazy? A little. Is it practical? Yes. Was it cheap? ABSOLUTELY.

Now you’re probably thinking “What will she ever do with all that stuff?” Answer: use it or give it away. Shelters are always in need of things. Make shoeboxes of toiletries to send on mission trips. Donate toys to the Salvation Army. Give it to your neighbor down the street. Just recently, Yazoo City, MS was struck by an F3 tornado that left the city’s residents in major need of assistance. My husband, MP, and some guys from our church are planning a cleanup trip to Yazoo City. I’d love to help, but with two small children that’s almost impossible so guess what I’ll be sending with them? The answer is: our stockpile of dried goods, tampons, canned food, toys, cleaning products, toiletry items, cat food, and diapers. Now although it is a good bit of stuff, it’s certainly not enough to benefit everyone in need. However, it will certainly help someone and I can almost guarantee that that “someone” who benefits from the time I spend couponing won’t care at all that I only spent $0.25 on that shampoo. Truth.

Now- onto your questions:
I’m going to try to address these questions one post at a time, but forgive me as my thoughts tend to ramble. Like, a lot.

1~ Where do I get my coupons?
This is going to be a really long answer and I apologize now for it. I actually have several places I scavenge coupons from.

First, check out online sites. Most of my coupons come from online sources such as and I recommend investing in a laser printer if you don’t already own one as I often find the BEST coupons online. Just Google “printable coupons” –you never know what cool sites you’ll find. I’ve also found that several retailers offer printable coupons on their sites as well, such as, WalGreens, CVS Pharmacy, and even Kroger. And remember; just because the coupon printed from the Target website has a “Target” emblem on it, it DOES NOT necessarily mean you have to use it at Target. If it states “Manufacturers Coupon” at the top then you can use it anywhere. Now if it states “Target Coupon” or “Redeemable only at Target”, then you must use it at Target or whatever the specified store may be.

Secondly, I get the Sunday paper. Truthfully, I actually get a couple of Sunday papers. Like, every Sunday of the month, every month of the year, possibly for every year remaining of my life. I once heard that the rule of thumb of hardcore couponers is getting one paper per each family member. The more papers, the more coupons! Well, we are a family of four, but I manage with two-three Sunday papers.

Also, don’t discard junk email! EMBRACE IT. I highly recommend setting up a “junk” email account and registering on manufacturer’s websites. You’ll be amazed at how many coupons and/or FREE sample offers you’ll receive via email from Johnson & Johnson, Pillsbury, General Mills, Yoplait, Huggies, etc. Google your favorite product and I would almost bet you'll find a coupon for it. Oh, and lots of products actually come with coupons on them- they may be “peelies” on the outside of the box or even hidden on the inside of the box. Just check it before you throw it away.

And finally, if you shop Kroger you have GOT to check out It is life-changing. Seriously. You actually upload your coupons onto your Kroger card for automatic savings at the register. Plus you can still use a manufacturer’s coupon along with it. Go one step further and add a Kroger specific coupon for that same product and you will save even more!

Example: Fiber One Yogurt $2.99
*Cellfire coupon for $1/1
*Manu coupon for $.50/1 (Kroger actually doubles coupons up to $0.60, so a $0.60 coupon = $1.20 off!)
*Kroger coupon for $1/1 (I registered on Kroger’s website)


I almost forgot one of my most favorites: the All*You magazine sold only at WalMart. You can purchase this magazine $2.99 or subscribe to it for $2.49 an issue (and save about $6.00 per year), but in it comes tons of great coupons. In fact, the new May 2010 issue included $91.84 worth of coupons! In the post below you’ll see my great deal on Rimmel lipsticks and that $3 off coupon I used was in the May All*You! That $3.00 coupon paid for the magazine itself.

Some of my favorite sites I visit regularly are: This is possibly the BEST site ever, sent to me by Hannah. I will never be able to thank her enough, but thanks Hannah! I miss you. Thanks for sending me this one, Chrissie! There are tons of good deals for pharmacies especially! This one is super cool. I don’t personally know the author; however, I would love to meet her. From what I can tell based on her site she appears to be a strong Christian mom “balancing faith, family, and frugality”- much like most of us! Each week she posts $5 Challenges for both CVS and Walgreen’s. The object is to take $5 out of pocket (OOP) and buy as much stuff as you can while earning and “rolling” the “Extra Care Bucks” you earn. She does a good job explaining all of this so I highly recommend checking this site.*

*Coincidentally, I check the site today and she has a post regarding The Keurig. If any of you know me at all you would know that this is a sign from God that she and I are destined to become lifelong friends as coffee is the glue that forever binds us. This is the site I mentioned previously that allows you to upload your Kroger coupons directly to your card. And you can combine actual manufacturers’ coupons in addition to the cellfire coupon! Sweet! Ok, so I cheated. This is actually my site, but I’d very much like to promote it so help a sista out, would you? This blog really is a little bit of everything. Sometimes I write about what God’s doing in my life, sometimes it’s about my husband and kids, and sometimes it’s about great coupon deals I’ve scored. In truth, I can foresee a lot of coupon posts and links to sweet deals in the near future. So check back, is what I’m saying. And tell all your friends that errybody is doin’ it!

Now that I’ve developed carpal tunnel from writing this, I’ll post tomorrow (or later today) and attempt to answer question #2. I fear that it too may be a long CTS inducing entry, but I do it because I’m a giver. You're welcome.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Lipstick for cheap!!

I'm so excited about this that I totally had to blog it. Sorry. I just went to CVS because I had a $1 Extra Care Buck (ECB) that was going to expire and I needed to use it because hello? a dollar IS A DOLLAR. So after walking around a few minutes and having nothing jump out at me, I decided to check out the lipstick. You can never go wrong with lipstick. Well, ok technically you can and I've seen bad lipstick happen to good people, but we won't get into that. It's just not pretty. Well, the Rimmel lipstick had a big sign saying "buy one get one free" or BOGO to all you couponers. It just happened that I recently purchased an All*You magazine at WalMart and I had it in my purse. The lipstick was $6.99/ BOGO. Then I found a $3 off one Rimmel lipstick in my All*You mag. Plus my $1 ECB which actually generated this shopping trip. I paid $3.97 for $14.96 worth of quality lipstick. Turns out that Rimmel deal was actually one of LAST WEEK's specials, but since the sign was still up it was honored. SWEET.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Ok- so a lot of you probably don't know that I am a coupon junkie. Seriously. What began as a fun way to save a few dollahs has now become an obsession of obscene proportions. It cannot be stopped. Anyway, I ran to Kroger at lunch today to use a few of my almost expired coupons plus a few coupons where the actual merchandise was also on sale.

For $2.68 (plus tax) I scored:
1- 1 family sized bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos $4.99/sale $4.29 Coupon for 1 free bag up to $5 made them FREE

2- 4 pack of Yoplait Delight yogurt $2.49. I have a $1 off coupon and a cellfire coupon for $1.... made them $0.49 (I was a little bummed b/c last week they were on sale for $2.00 so I got them free)

3- 2 velveeta shells and cheese $1.19 each plus an instore .50 coupon & I had a BOGO coupon, so 1 was free and the other was $.69

4- 2 bags of Bird's Eye steamfresh mixed veggies. Currently on sale for $1.00 bag, plus I had a .50 coupon (that Kroger doubles to 1.00) so I paid .50 per bag

5- 1 Betty Crocker mini delights sale price of $1.50. Cellfire coupon for .50 and a manufacturers coupon for .50 (that Kroger doubled to $1.00) and I got them FREE

I still had to pay the tax on the free items, but my total AFTER taxes was $3.50!!!! Now we have yogurt & chips for lunches, mac n cheese and veggies for kids dinners & 2 mini delights for when I want sumpin' sweet, but don't wanna bake cupcakes!

I was so excited, I had to share!!!! Btw, don't be surprised if I pull out a coupon at El Sombrero tonight. I'm pretty sure I have one :) Super excited!


Sunday, January 31, 2010

God's Moving in me, yo!

Oh, wow. I just realized I haven't been on here in over two weeks. My bad, dawg. I really considered making "Update Blog daily" a New Year's Resolution, but since I tend not to keep those anyway I thought the point was moot. I know it sounds cliche' to be all "things have been super busy, blah, blah, blah" so I'll at least spare you that. You're welcome.

In the past few weeks:
~I made no resolutions.
~Swaid has gotten like a mouth of shark teeth. They just seem to be appearing everywhere.
~Brogan is sassier than ever and I'm pretty sure her mouth is going to get her places.
~MP has hunted, and hunted some more.
~I have done laundry for what seems to be eternity.

~I have become involved with Decision Counseling at church on Sundays and really enjoy it. I'm pretty sure that with my "diverse" background (see ALL PREVIOUS POSTS), it's a good fit for me. Plus, if all my baggage can be used for God's glory then really, HOW AWESOME IS THAT?! I can be all, "In your face, Satan!" and it feels good. True story- on the night before my Mentor meeting, I was filled with self-doubt. Satan was all, "you are no good, you're a loser, look at what you've done. You ought to be ashamed and so on." So I said (out loud), "You know what? Suck an egg, Satan!" or something of the sort and immediately, the weight of guilt and regret was lifted. True, it was not my finest choice of words, but it was effective. Plus, it's Satan, not the Queen of England. He gets no respect from me.

~I ALSO have a mentor now.....thru church. I guess I should have clarified that when I made mention of that on Facebook, as my sister-in-law thought it was a cry for help and called me thinking I was in need of psychiatric assistance. Bless her. Tis not the case at all. My mentor is nothing short of AMAZING and I'm pretty sure I'll love her forever. Plus, she said I was cute and since I can totally be bought with compliments I think we'll make it just fine. If any of you ladies are considering the Mentor/Mentee relationship- "JUST DO IT!" Consider that my audition to be the next Nike spokesman, despite my lack of athleticism. The next session is in May and I'm pretty stoked about it. I will probably sign up to be a Mentor next go 'round, well not the next one in May, but the one after that.

~God's moving in me. For a long time I'd gotten "stale." I'm not proud of it, but it's true. The past few weeks I have been overcome with God's presence. He's been leading me to get involved with Decision Counseling and Mentoring. I truly feel He's preparing me to lead young girls?, teens?, old people?, SOMEONE. I'm nervous, but excited to see where I am placed to serve. I know I have gone through a lot of bad things in life, things I wouldn't wish on anyone. But you know what? I came out just fine. I walked throught the fire and was not burned. I passed through the water and was not overcome, as promised in Isaiah 43:2. I know He's preparing me for something, I'm just not quite sure what. He has given me a love of writing and thru that, He's allowed me to write some things that others have used for their Teen church groups. There is nothing better than to get emails asking if they can use your post as a tool for God's glory. Not in a selfish, "look what I did" kind of way, but in a "OMG- I can see God using me RIGHT NOW and through Him I'm able to reveal His love and mercy and break it down on a teenager's level to where they understand because we ALL know what teenagers are like these days BLESS THEIR HEARTS.. OMG. Wow. Like totally." You guys- God's working thru me and HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!

On a side note:

~Um. Our fish are doing well. I realize not knowing that would have kept you up at night, so there you go.

~MP remains the best husband/baby daddy in the world. Hands down.

~I can't update Facebook from my iPhone anymore. Apparently, when I updated the latest version of Facebook on my phone it had some kinks in it- the program, not the phone. In the meantime I'm using Twitter and it seems to be working out well. I did not realize my relationship with Facebook was a co-dependant one. Who knew?

~I started running again and actually changed my work hours to accommodate it. How sick is that?

~I still love dentist visits, despite the whole "drill in my tongue" incident.

~My caffeine addiction is now at its finest since the addition of "Keurig" or as I like to reference as "Our Third Child".

~I still think tattoos are awesome, despite having none myself.

~This morning I had a stern "talking to" with my washer and dryer. No lie.

~My children are still "silly pickles"

I had really planned on penning more; however, I suspect that "goat-bleating" coming from the back bedroom isn't actually a farm animal, but rather my son who has risen and is declaring, "The time is now, woman." so I must go for he waits for no one.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Busy Busy Busy

So as of late, I have begun running during my lunch hour. And by "late", I mean "yesterday" and by "running", I mean really more of a walk/jog combo. I am totally not kidding about that either. Anyway, yesterday Nat and I were able to put in 2.2 miles and I thought I was going to die. For serious. I needed an inhaler for breath and a chip/sprite combo to fight the nausea. And plus, for a little while during the run I had decreed us "not even friends anymore" because she is in shape and I am not. SHE MADE ME RUN HILLS AND SHE SABOTAGED THAT BY SUPPLYING ME A COUGH DROP WITH FILLING IN IT AND I DID NOT KNOW UNTIL IT WAS TOO LATE AND SAID COUGH DROP EXPLODED IN MY MOUTH AND CAUSED ME TO GAG AND ALMOST VOMIT. I HATED HER FOR A MINUTE OR TWO. REALLY. I DID. I should mention that I have not run in, quite honestly, I CANNOT TELL YOU WHEN. I literally have no idea, but I can say with absolute certainty that it's been several months. Maybe 5, maybe 8 - I DO.NOT.KNOW. I survived though. And then? Afterwards? I felt like a million bucks. So fast forward to today. We decided to run nearby and we ran a different route, one that should have been an easy 3 miler. It was not easy. In fact, it was not even 3 miles. I just google-mapped that "easy" three mile run to find out that I actually ran FOUR. FOUR WHOLE MILES AND I FEEL GREAT. I was actually back in my office, IN my office working clothes AND full makeup within the hour.

Can I get a what? what?

So, that's gonna be my new thing, I think. I hesitate to say that because then if I decide I hate it, I'll look like a quitter. Whatever. It's good for me. See I very rarely leave for lunch anyway and I never ever exercise, so doing this a couple times a week should do me good- Both mentally and physically.

What else?

That's about it- HOLLA!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Life Lesson

I might could get behind the whole "if its yellow, let it mellow" if I were at home. Alone. But this is never acceptable for the WorkPlace. It does not make you earth-friendly, it makes you gross. Also, if its brown- its ALWAYS down. Please take note Second Floor Residents.