Wednesday, January 30, 2008

They grow up too fast

Gabby turned 8 years old yesterday. I can hardly believe she is that old already!! We had her cake/ice cream party with the extended family on Sunday and yesterday we went out to eat. She picked TGIF. Come to find out they don't do the embarassing singing anymore but she did end up with 5 balloons from different waitstaff. She didn't even get a free dessert, which I found odd. Oh well, we let her get one anyways (and with the savings we get from our Key Card it was almost free anyways). Today was a snow day so she must have gotten her birthday wish :)

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Being Sick Sucks

I hate to be sick. Luckily it doesn't happen often, but I have a feeling once Natalie is in school everyday then we will have more germ invasions. Gabby is a pretty healthy little kid, she can kick her illnesses pretty fast. She had a stomach bug a few weeks ago that lasted only 2 hours, but I had to keep her home from school anyways since she had been throwing up. Let me tell you, I was ready to take her to school by lunchtime. Natalie has been snuffly all month, started a bad cough last weekend, and now has a fever along with the cough. I had the horrible aches and cough yesterday and last night, but a few hours after taking some Nyquil (tastes like poison but is a godsend) I broke my fever and now just have the cough. I hope soon my house will be healthy. It'll be nice if we get another 50 degree day soon so I can crack a few windows for an hour and air out the stuffiness.

Sunday, January 20, 2008


I recently joined Bzz as an agent and they will send me free stuff and coupons to try products and spread the word. My first project was the Hillshire Farms wraps. First off, I was kinda disappointed that my "free" package was not really free since they only reimbursed up to $2.99 and they cost $3.99, but oh well, it was still lunch for $1. Then I was peeved because the Meijer I shop at only carried one of the 4 flavors. I really wanted to try the turkey, bacon wrap but they only had the ham/swiss. I don't mind ham but am not a swiss fan so I sprinkled the cheese on it sparingly. It did however come with honey mustard sauce which I LOVE. It was pretty good. I didn't have high hopes for the whole wheat wrap but that was tasty too. Would I pay $3.99 for this item in the future? Probably not unless they go on sale and I still have a coupon for it.

Baby, it's cold outside!!

Brrrrrr, you can definitely tell it's January now. Below 0 wind chill and single digit highs are in the air. On the bright side, I got my deep freeze defrosted this weekend since it was cold enough to leave the food outside overnight in freezers. I had so much ice in that thing. I filled a 14 qt mop bucket 2/3 of the way full with water. I really should make sure I do that once a year from now on to try to extend the life of that old thing as long as possible.

Natalie has been invaded by the barky cough. I'm don't think it's croup, Jeff and I both are leaning more toward bronchitis. She has a stuffy nose and snots all over the place when she sneezes but she says it doesn't hurt to breathe and that her throat and chest don't hurt when she coughs. She just sounds awful. I'll probably call her ped in the morning to make sure she doesn't need to be seen and we just have to wait it out. She doesn't have a fever either so I dunno what has a hold of her.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Deep Freeze

Finally, it looks like we are going to get some deep freeze weather. Normally I'm not a fan of the bitterly cold, but we didn't defrost the extra freezer last year and it desperately needs to be done SOON! I plan on boxing everything up and putting it in coolers on Friday or Saturday and storing it on the back porch so the freezer can thaw. I hope no wild animals decide they need to delve into a frozen turkey or chicken breasts.

New Furry Friend

On Sunday we completed our family of furry companions by adopting a 10 month old tiger striped kitten. We named him Tux. So far so good with the other 3 resident cats we have. Some hissing and growling but no punches thrown. He did poo in my room once so we locked him in a basement room overnight with food, water, blankets to curl up on and most important - a litter box. He used it overnight so we let him come back out to roam. He seems to remember where the box is now to use it, otherwise he has discovered how to hide the odor of his messes if he is using the house.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Well then

Apparently it is now necessary to like everyone. WHATEVER!!!!! I'll keep my different views and thoughts and opinions to myself from now on and move along since apparently it seems to get some peoples panties in a wad. Sometimes women can be so damn touchy and it annoys the piss out of me. Carry on now :)

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Time to Sell

Now that it is the new year, it's time to de-clutter and try to make a few extra bucks in the process. I just posted a stack of DVDs and CDs on Craigslist today. I have a batch of Natalie's outgrowns on there and also have a moms clothing swap the end of the month too. Hopefully I can unload some of the MANY boxes of Tupperware I have taking up space in the basement too.

I love being able to have some extra spending money this time of year, especially since the weather is crappy and I can't hold a yard sale. Hooray for the internet!! I made $3 today selling a pair of snowpants, but turned around and bought $10 of outgrown clothes from a friend's kid.