Saturday, September 27, 2008

Yeah, Yeah....I know.

I have been a bad blogger. In my defense things have been crazy.

I am a marked woman. I was outside my mom's house last night, when a car drives by, backs up and yells, "Garage sale?" I answer tomorrow. 8 am. They have seen my car at my mom's house in the middle of winter and stopped to ask if I have any of the stuff I sold at my garage sales and if they could buy some. People leave notes on my mom's door saying they want to buy 15 boxes of Fiber One bars and to call them. It is totally crazy. I am not far from the joke that Felicia came up with. "Yo man, you got the Duncan Hines?" Like a drug dealer only with food and beauty products. It is my hobby and has totally changed the way I do things, but sometimes it is a JOB. So lets get some bragging on my hobby out of the way.

The kind folks at Glade, Coca Cola and P&G have been kind enough to sponsor my family for Christmas. By this, I mean that the deals on these products have been so lucrative that I am turning coupon money into gift cards and presents. I currently have $115 in Meijer gift cards and $100 in on your next shopping order coupons that I can use on anything in the store (including more gift cards). I have $193.50 in on your next shopping order coupons for Jewel and that is still climbing. Not to mention that I will restock my wall of cereal for pennies with the current General Mills deal. To say this is the deal of the year is an understatement.

That takes care of the couponing portion of this post. I am not sure how many people are actually interested in it, but I like to throw it out there.

Andrew is a boy, when did that happen? He was just a baby yesterday. He is getting bigger and smarter with everyday. He is loving and sweet. He really is a joy to parent. We are working on teaching him to read. He can spell his name and loves the Ramones. What more could a mom want?

Justin joined a band. It is nice for him to have something outside of the house that involves grown ups.

Work has been stressful and really busy. Hence, I am not working at the pumpkin farm this year. Plus Andrew is now old enough to emotionally destroy me when in the morning he tells me he doesn't want me to go to work because he misses me. So I need my weekends to spend extra time with him.

That is about it. Hopefully, I will be better about posting in the future if anyone still actually reads this.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Chelsea beat Liverpool to reach the finals of the Champions League!!!!!!

I couldn't watch the match, so I had to depend on the text updates from the BBC. I had to watch those through my fingers. I am so excited and will be figuring out a way to watch the final.

Friday, April 11, 2008

The wayback machine

So, who remembers this:

The Easter Bunny included a Fraggle Rock DVD in Andrew's easter basket. He loves it and now will sing the intro. It is hilarious. He mangles the words, but gets the hand claps right. The best is where he puts his hands on his face at the end and says "Down in Fraggle Rock" in a pretty decent imitation of Boober Fraggle. I had no idea he would love it so much when I bought it but I hoped that he would enjoy it as much as I did when I was young.

Friday, March 21, 2008

I walk the line.

A friend of mine sent me an email yesterday titled "Things to Remember". One of these things was there is a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness". Well my friends, I am attaching pictures of where that line just might occur. What do you think?

This is in my dining room. I think it adds some color to the room, like edible artwork.

Another view.

This is in my bedroom. That is where I have temporarily placed the "overflow" It is pretty much all varieties of Total.

So where do I fall? I would lean towards mental illness if I didn't know that I either paid just tax or made money buying this stuff. Although, looking at it, I realize I should have bought more Wheaties. I did leave a space for an additional 7 boxes of Rice Krispies with Strawberries. I am still debating on the Special K. I would have to pay $0.50 + tax for every 7 boxes. I would turn a profit with the mail in rebate, but is still entails "paying" for cereal. So, now you can see what I have been up to lately. Come by, visit, bring a spoon!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Goodbye sweet Labrakitty.

Last night Felix died. For those who never met him, he was just the biggest ball of love you ever met. We called him our Labrakitty because I swear he was half cat, half Labrador. 25 lbs and would beg for food. He came to us from some friends and he was part of our family for 7 years. There is a giant size hole in my heart today. I leave you with one of my favorite pictures of him.

Friday, January 04, 2008

My funny guy.

So Justin and I are sitting on the couch watching "How Clean Is Your House" on BBC America. I watch this show and feel much better about the state of my house. It may be messy, but I don't live in filth. The big lady with her hair in a bun (I think her name is Aggie) is showing the homeowner how to clean the refrigerator gasket with a toothbrush and some toothpaste.

I look at Justin and say "Hey, I should do that. Our refrigerator gasket needs cleaning and that is a great way to clean it." He looks at me and says, "Wherever will we get the toothpaste?"

Friday, December 28, 2007

By the numbers.


I have a 3 year old. When did this happen? Wasn't he a baby just last year? Time goes by so fast. It is so amazing when they start to become little people. We are having issues with potty training, he just doesn't want to use the potty all the time and getting him to poop in it, seems like the impossible dream. It will work out. He is just trying to assert some form of control.


The number of 3 Muskateers Mint bars I bought last weekend. If I can find them tomorrow, I may buy more. You may think that I am the mayor of crazytown based on that, but I now have $59 to spend at the grocery store and $50 of that is pure profit. It makes sense, even if it is crazy. Oh, I should add that I bought about 100 more of these prior to last weekend, so my overall total is over 300. Bet you can guess what everyone got for the holiday season.


The minimum number of additional containers of baby wipes that I have to purchase between now and 1/10/08. Difficulty: I can only buy in groups of 2 per transaction. I will probably buy more than that, but that is the minimum that I plan to pick up.


The total dollars made the last time I distributed my list. I sell off some of my excess to my co-workers for cheap. I do this at least monthly, but plan to try for a biweekly plan in the new year. I have a vacation to afford.


Missed toll on my way out to visit Felicia. I was told that I need to get an I Pass. I want to get one, but in this case, my tinfoil hat comes into play. I just don't like the idea that the government knows where I go. Not that I go anywhere interesting or have anything to hide. It just creeps me out a little. I will get one soon, but the tinfoil is still stuck on my hair so be patient.