Monday, September 29, 2008

Count down to the holidays

ARG!!! Seriously, how can it be so soon? I've been picking up things here and there so hope I'll be all set when the time comes. It's always so disturbing to see Halloween decorations next to Christmas stuff in SEPTEMBER!

What a great sports weekend. What an amazing BUCS game. Did anyone else cry each time Matt Bryant kicked a field goal and sent a kiss skyward?

RAYS in the Play offs!!! WOW

USF #10 in the rankings!

TV shows continuing to consume us, sad humans that we are. Since my last review we've watched:

WORST WEEK......Peed our pants laughing the entire 30 minutes. Not sure how they can keep that pace up but the first show was hysterical.

Desperate Housewives....DH was not crazy about the 5 year jump and wondered if it would go back to "normal". The very end proved that isn't going to happen yet-if ever. Won't reveal in case you have it taped.

Don't remember if I talked about Criminal Minds..really good as always.

Amazing Race started last night. The team we were rooting for already got eliminated so will have to find a new couple. What about the couple from TAMPA? I'm not sure what to think about them. Anyone know what "professional football team" the hubby played for? Does the wife scare anyone else?

New week..more new shows starting...have a ton of Networking events this week so it's really gonna be hard to watch everything.

Poor me you say? I know. Really rough life I have.

How was your weekend? BTW, if I start a fund to pay for three people to go to Italy in 2009 would you all contribute? I promise to take lots of pictures and depending on how much you contribute I may bring you back a trinket. Maybe I will put a "Pledge button" on my blog.

I kid!!

Til later...........

Friday, September 26, 2008

Bonus post for a laugh

I found this on another blog called "The Nest egg". Thought some of us could relate, especially with all the news going on right now.


When you're broke, you're broke!
A little old lady answered a knock on the door one day, only to be confronted by a well-dressed, young man carrying a vacuum cleaner."Good morning," said the young man. "If I could take a couple minutes of your time, I would like to demonstrate the very latest in high-powered vacuum cleaners."

"Go away," said the old lady. "I haven't got any money, I'm broke!"

As she proceeded to close the door, the young man wedged his foot in the door and pushed it wide open."Don't be too hasty," he said, "Not until you have at least seen my demonstration!"

"And with that, he emptied a bucket of horse manure onto her hallway carpet.""If this vacuum cleaner does not remove all traces of this horsemanure from your carpet, Madam, I will personally eat the remainder.

The old lady stepped back and said, "Well I hope you've got a really good appetite, because they cut off my electricity this morning."What part of broke do you not understand?

Til later.............

More TV talk & the weekend

OK, what is the verdict on GREYS??? My DH wasn't sure he was going to like the "new guy" (he's an actor from another one of his shows that was cancelled-still bitter) but by the end he had warmed up to him. Not sure about the RED hair but it seemed to get softer as the show went on. Interesting chemistry with Christina. THANK GOODNESS Rose wasn't really PG (do they still use that ??) and Mer & D can mess up their own relationship. LOL.

We have several shows to catch up on this weekend so we can start fresh next week. We also have a movie, "Dan in Real Life" that needs to go back to Netflix plus SPORTS so another jammed packed weekend ahead.

Side note....we are trying to let the boy cook us dinner on Thursday nights. It is amazing to me the things you take for granted that people know how to do. We were having "Brats" and I told him to get out the large sauce pan and put an inch of water in the bottom. OMG, that was a 10 minute comedy act. Telling you the whole story would take too long and would loose alot in the translation. Lets just say it was hysterical and eye opening. We did finally get our Brats and another Thursday is in the books. I really should start video taping his cooking skills. There is a You Tube "most watched video" waiting to be filmed.

Til later.............

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New TV season & other thoughts

Happy Wed. Noticed I haven't updated and didn't want to get another note from KIP. The weekend was nice, quiet. DS was with his Dad in SC so we were sad and couldn't bring ourselves to do anything exciting.

Sort of.

Actually, as much as we did miss the boy (soooooooooo glad to see him yesterday) there was FOOTBALL & Racing to keep us busy.

Speaking of Football....did you catch the BUCS on Sunday? I confess I left the room to watch the EMMYS (don't get me started on that mess....I needed mindless background noise as I wrote checks and paid bills). DH came into the room and told me to come look. He'd saved the OT kick for me to see. YEAH!!! too!! Having been a Braves fan for over 20+ years and a Red Socks fan by birth, it is great to see our local team do good. Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to drive across the bay unless someone gives me free tickets but...I'm very happy for them!

USF...won but apparently not by as much as people thought they should? Maybe they just didn't want to hurt the poor other teams feelings. They were "Opening" their new stadium (I think) so they probably didn't want to B**ch slap them to much.

NEW TV.................Just a few weeks ago my DH was complaining about nothing on TV and we were out of recorded shows. Now we can barely keep up with all the new stuff.

Get a life you say?

True that but....we do enjoy our little black box.

I mentioned FRINGE a couple weeks ago. Anyone jump on the bandwagon yet besides my niece? We DVR'd it last night because we wanted to check out the new show, "The Mentalist". As HUGE fans of PSYCH on another network my DH was feeling the new show was a rip off of his beloved Shawn & Gus. His verdict after watching last night, he liked it.

Don't tell anyone as we seem to have the effect of killing shows we like.

Don't even mention Studio 60 on the Sunset strip to my DH. He is still angry about that show going off the air. If you really want to piss him off, remind him that the other "60" show is still on & winning all sorts of Emmys. It wouldn't be pretty. (I know the show actually has a 30 in it-I was referring to it being about a tv show like Studio 60 was)

House is back and better than ever. We miss Wilson but enjoyed the new character last night, the Private eye. Could be an interesting side kick for Gregory.

Prison Break...still loving that show but good grief, give the guys a break.

Old Christine comes back on tonight. Love that.

Waiting impatiently for CSI Vegas & Ghost Whisperer. Thankfully we were really behind in watching the last season shows and just caught up last week. makes the time go really quickly when you do that..not as long to wait for the new season.

HEROS..............WOW...did you watch the preshow & then the 2 hour premier this week? SUPER DUPER. LOVE that show but really didn't like the professors skin pealing off. Could have done without seeing that.

Did I miss anything? What are you watching or waiting for?

Guess that's enough or now. Still saving money and doing the coupon thing. It really paid off last week as we were able to help out a loved one with a boat load of stuff.

Getting ready to be a vendor for several events. Need to print off some flyers and get my door prizes pulled together.

Till later............

Friday, September 19, 2008

Disney FREE on your birthday

I just found this on another site. Seems you can get into Disney World (or Land) free in 2009 on your birthday.


Til later.........

ALL YOU event

If you have jumped on the ALL YOU magazine bandwagon, check this out.

Looks like it could be lots of fun.

If you haven't subscribed yet, contact me. I can offer you 24 issues for $19.95 through my Southern Living at Home business.

You'll get coupons worth much more than that in your first issue.

Til later...........

Hoping to win

Quick post to share a give away over at a money saving site. I'm really hoping to win but if any of my peeps win as a result of seeing this here....don't forget the love!!

Check it out here.

The goody basket includes:

1 Orville Redenbacher Popcorn bowl (very nice bowl)
2 bags Orville Redenbacher Natural Lime & Salt Popcorn
2 Bags Orville Redenbacher Natural Buttery Salt and Cracked Black Pepper Popcorn
1 Coupon for a free box of Orville Redenbacher Natural Popcorn
1 $1 off coupon for Orville Redenbacher Natural Popcorn
1 Full Size Maybelline New York Colossoal Volumn' Express Mascara
1 Full Size Maybelline New York Mineral Power Lipstick
1 Sample of Maybelline New York Mineral Power Make-Up
All you have to do to be eligible is complete the form below. If you blog about this contest or post it somewhere else... there's a spot for that info too... you can get an extra chance for doing so.

The contest is open until midnight EST, Saturday 9/20/08. The winner will be contacted via e-mail and prize will be mailed from PPP.

Til later..............

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Legal ****EDITED

Today my nephew turns 21. The only thing more depressing than that thought is it means my DD will be 21 in approximately 6 months. ARG!! I doubt my nephew reads my blog but his mother & grandmother do so hopefully they will pass the word. Being the awful AUNT I am, I failed to get a card in the mail and my budget hasn't alloted for a gift.

Unless he needs College Ruled spiral bound notebooks. Or Pens. I could hook him up with those items thanks to Targets 75% off sale.

Seriously, what else does a 21 year old, college student need?

Happy Birthday Code-Man!!!! Hope you have a blast on your big day. Head over to Smoothie King tomorrow and have a Coffee Smoothie on me. (Apparently they are giving them away until 10:30 am but he doesn't have to know that)

Til later..........

PS.....Is anyone else watching FRINGE? OMG....FREEKY!!!

*****EDITED.....just for the record, I KNOW when my daughters birthday is. I WAS there. I have the scars to prove it.

I just can't count.

In my defense I was feeling poorly yesterday and ended up going home from work.

My story-sticking to it.

Monday, September 15, 2008

How much did you save this weekend?

I have so many coupons to cut out that I didn't go shopping this weekend. I did have a CVS-ECB that was expiring on Saturday so I stopped and got $12 worth of products for $3- OOP. It helps when you use three coupons worth $2-3 each. My Walgreens Register Rewards expire on the 21st so I need to figure out my shopping for this week. Since it's off-pay week..I figure I can always use it to buy staples like Milk, Eggs- etc.

Great weekend for Football! Our USF Bulls gave us a thrilling game on Friday night. What a spectacular ending. So exciting. Our Buccaneers won. The Rays split their series with the Yankees and tonight start their showdown with Boston. YIKES.

After two weeks of it sitting on the TV stand, we finally watched Atonement. I'd heard it was a tear jerker so was not in the frame of mind to cry before this weekend. I wasn't in the mood to cry then either but felt emotionally stronger to handle it. Turns out I didn't cry at all. It was a good movie but I got more Angry than Sad. Guess I've cried enough over lost chances/wasted time in the last few years that I'm better able to stand seeing it on screen.

I was supposed to get together with my peeps and crop on Saturday night. I couldn't bring myself to leave my house and my DH. Sorry girls....I'll see you soon at the Y fundraiser.

Ok, I've posted. Kip sent me a note saying I needed to update. Didn't really have much to say but when Kip sends you a must obey! HI KIPSTER!!!!!!

Speaking of things I need to do, I need to call my mother. I'm sure she has given up on me by now. I just haven't had the energy to do anything lately. I really need a long vacation with people waiting on me hand and foot. Maybe then I could get some spark back. Right now all I want to do is stay home and watch TV with my sweetheart. Ever feel like that?

Guess I'll check out the other Bloggers and see how the rest of the world is doing. Hopefully there will be good news from Ga. Love ya Jenna!

Til later.............

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Do you remember?

How can we forget? So much has changed but so much is the same.

Thank you to our Service Men & Women. Firemen. Police.

Thank you.

Til later...........

Monday, September 8, 2008

Just Bunches

It's a hint of my next post.

No time right now so I'll have to leave you hanging.

Til later............

Ok...I decided to throw you a bone..LOL. Read my WALGREENS deals from today and it will warm you up for the official post.;

Diabetic meter $9.99
Manf. Q-$9.99 (I donate these to the Food Bank)

Scrubing Bubbles Shower Machine $19.99
Manf Q- $5
Rewards $10

Scrubbing Bubbles/Windex deal..Buy 7 get $10
Bought combo and used .75-$1 each Coupons on each item.

Crest Pro-Health Mouthwash $4.49
Rewards $4.49

Robitussin-$3.99 each
Buy 3 get $10 Rewards
Manf Q- $3 each x 3 boxes

Had rainchecks for 8 Glade Scented oil Units...BOGO
Used 8 Manf Q- BOGO=free (grand total of 16)

Had a little trouble with the Air Fresheners because I didn't give her the Rain checks until I gave her the coupons (who knew??) so she had to refund & re-ring them all. Then the machine spitting out the REWARD bucks ran out of paper or jammed. She called the manager over to fix it & he had to refund & re-ring all those items. While he was doing that I realized she hadn't given me the right credit on the Air fresheners and owed me $. YIKES.

Bottom Line:

Subtotal- $156.55
OOP on debit= $60.24 (tax 5.80)
Register Rewards $35.00
Cash back from screw up $20
September Rebate due on (free) Air fresheners) $4

So after all is said & done..OOP about $1

It took almost and hour between shopping and fixing the screw ups but when is the last time you made $150 in an hour? Never mind..maybe I don't want to know.


Friday, September 5, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY and other family matters

Happy official Birthday to my little sis. Hope you have a fabulous day and a great weekend with your friends. I'm sure they will take great care of you. (if someone offers you a JUST RITE Monogram stamp set..take it so I can borrow it..LOL)

Apparently I forgot an "anniversary" yesterday. 14 years ago my Father passed away after a short bout with Colon Cancer. This week has historically been a bad one for several members of my family. Guess that is why I block out as much as I can. My little sister had a bad car accident that same week 14 years ago. I had just found out I was expecting DS so it was a stressful, bittersweet time.

My darling niece in Georgia is having some stress right now too. Good thoughts headed her way. She really needs a break. LOVE YA!!

Really looking forward to the weekend. Not alot of plans except to rest and enjoy my two guys. Hope you all have a wonderful, safe couple of days. Hoping the weather doesn't do any harm to our friends & relatives in the "Cone of concern". Guess that could include us if Ike stays on course. Darn Hurricanes. Some places need rain but the wind...not so much.

Til later.......

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Family matters

My mother was supposed to return from her trip last night. I haven't heard anything and my sister didn't blog about it so I'm not sure.

My DD came by my office yesterday and brought me lunch. Nice! She is busier than a 3 legged cow..or something like that. It's alway good when I get to see her, no matter how long or short the time is.

I got 500000000 pictures from my neice in Georgia the other day. The ones I've been able to see were great. If my computer didn't have molasses where the speed should be I would have looked at all of them. maybe by the end of the year I'll get caught up.

My youngest sisters birthday is tomorrow. She is going out of town with her Scrappin buddies so she should have a great weekend. I'm sure they will spoil her rotten. HAPPY B-DAY MAC!!! Love ya.

The oldest Step son's birthday is Monday. His card will be a little late as I couldn't get it mailed today. He's going to be OLD so I'm sure getting it a day or two late will be ok.

DH was at his dad's last night. That means he'll get double bugged tonight to make up for it. LOL. I like to bug him by trying to kiss him and making him hug me & stuff.

Better run so I can get to that....

Til later...............

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Weekend flew and I didn't post

Sorry. Really not alot happened. Spent three fabulous days off, with my DH. Watched alot of TV, clipped coupons, read the paper, saved some money. If you aren't interested in my LONG story about Air Fresheners & Pop Tarts-feel free to tune out now.

BTW..apparently my family tree is more interesting than I thought. If you want details skip over to my sister Michele's blog and scroll down to the story about SALEM. I've been called a Witch before and now it makes even more sense..LOL.

So as I was saying:

I hit Walgreens Friday night and was only able to get 2 packs of
the Glade Air Fresheners that were BOGO, had a BOGO coupon (they
took it) and it counts towards the September Rebates.

Saturday I went to Publix and they had the Glade Scented Oil refills-
Double packs on BOGO. I had tons of BOGO coupons so I bought a total
of 12 (all free). Bought a few other things and my total OOP was $5
with a savings of $77 (the cashier was impressed!)

Next I went to Walnmart and discovered packs of Glade Scented Oil
Refills with a free Warmer attached for $3.89. I had 7 coupons for
$4 off and I had BOGO coupons. Another 14 packs of Air Fresheners
added to my stash! Bought more stuff and used coupons on most.
Total OOP- about $30 with a subtotal before coupons of $88.

I then went to the McDonalds in the my last two FREE
Chicken Sandwiches and was lucky enough to get their Iced Teas
on "Happy Hour" for $1. I ended up giving several people in line
coupons for the free sandwich as I knew I wouldn't use them before
they expired.

I also scored another issue of the Aug ALL YOU with the FREE food.
Sweet! ( is not to late to get in on the ALL YOU subscription I'll be placing the end of this week...24 issues for $21.35)

If you are still reading, I have to tell you my POP TART tale from today. Target has an ad this week that when you buy 4 packages of the 12 pack of POP TARTS (or other foods I can't remember) you would get a $5 target gift card. We went to Target today and was shocked to see some boxes still on the shelves. I ended up getting 12 boxes....4/$8.96..used $1/2 coupons times 2 for each set....OOP $20.88 and got $15 in Target gift cards. SUPER SCORE!!!

Yes, we eat alot of Pop Tarts. They will not go to waste.

What deals did you find this weekend?

Til later................