Monday, January 26, 2009

Words of the Week

Disappointed- Aren't I a little old to feel like my birthday was a disappointment?

Tired- I really need a good night's rest!

Thankful- My dad's procedure went well this week.

Excited- Taking the kids to Blue Springs on Friday and am hoping there will be lots of manatees to see. I know the kids will enjoy it!

Starbucks- I really, really, really want a mocha frap!

Oxymoronic- I ate a chocolate dipped ice cream cone from McDonald's while reading a Biggest Loser book from the library. I am hoping reading the book is at least a start ;)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

New Cell Phone!

I got my iPhone this past week that Paul bought me for Christmas (he could not find one before Christmas...maybe because he waited until December 23rd, but I digress ;) I plan to use this little piece of technology to help me with my lofty goal of being more organized this year. It is pretty neat, even if I don't know too much about it yet.

The calendar feature allows you to add your events and then set reminders. Two reminders, in fact! Because people like me apparently need all the help that can be mustered up! I entered in my events and set the reminder for 1 day before said events. And 1 hour before, you know, in case I forget the day before reminder.

I will be more organized!
I will be more organized!
I will be more organized!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Publix Shopping Trip 1/20

I went to Publix today to take advantage of some good deals they have going on. As usually happens to me, the cashier questioned just about every coupon I presented to her. It seems that many of the cashiers at the stores that I frequent seem to think that my coupon savings will be directly debited from their paychecks :( I had two coupons for 1 free jar of Aunt Nellie's veggies which the cashier said I could not use since I did not buy any veggies. The cashier standing next to her waiting to take over gently asked, "what exactly do you think beets are?!".

Before coupons and specials, my total was $103.99. After all of my savings my total was $39.97!!!

FYI-Publix is supposed to accept their coupons even if they are expired, but not manufacturer's coupons. Not sure if most people are aware of that policy. That policy helped me score some great deals today!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Typos and Bad Grammar

I really can't stand typos, misspelled words and bad grammar. Each of these things stick out like a sore thumb to me. So, I am especially aggravated that TWICE, in just one day, I typed something incorrectly on Facebook. Of course, I don't know how to delete what I already submitted and now I feel like an uneducated dummy!

Saturday, January 3, 2009


On New Year's Eve, Paul, the kids and I were planning to take a quick trip to the zoo and then run some errands. When we drove by, we saw that the horse were by the fence so we made a pit stop to pet and feed them, especially since Ava loves them so.

It was an absolutely gorgeous day. We would have stayed with the horses longer and forgotten about the zoo, but Gabriella and Chase started arguing and things went downhill quick so we headed out after G attempted body slam her brother. It was fun while it lasted!

Christmas Cookies

Call it a jovial mood or a moment of madness on my part, I let the three kids make and decorate cookies on Christmas Eve in the morning. Much fun was had by all...of course when it was time to clean up, the kids were too exhausted to possibly lift a finger to assist with that effort!

Thursday, January 1, 2009


For accountability purposes...

1.) Be a better wife and mother (quality time)

2.) lose weight

3.) organization

Here's to a great year!