Thursday, May 29, 2008

Where is summer?

Ok, I know summer is technically a little less than a month away, but come on - I have not felt the need to wear shorts even once and when I wear short sleeves I'm usually cold. Shouldn't it be nice out already? I haven't even begun to think about planting flowers yet either and usually I have that done over Memorial weekend. Sheesh, looks to be a long chilly summer so far.

Car news: So my tranny is trying to decided whether or not to take a dump. It started it's chugging, shaking and engine light business again yesterday. Went to Tuffy and they said it's a torque converter code (but possibly just a sensor). Either way I'm looking at a decent repair bill to add to everything else maintenance wise on it and it just isn't worth it. I just rolled over to 140K on it yesterday too. We're waiting to hear about financing on an '02 Caravan today. I don't want a higher car payment but don't want to sink a bunch of money into a heap either.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Birthday?

Well, here I am staring 32 right in the face. Started out similar to any other day: Natalie being a pain and coming and waking me up at 6 something, Jeff staying in bed snoring away, you get the picture. Got up with the kids (why can't they ever sleep in on non-school days?) and sat down to do some sweeps at the puter. Jeff got called in to work, surprise surprise. We have to go to the in-laws at 11:30 for cake, etc since it's mother-in-law's birthday as well. Later on I'll probably stop down to the hospital to see how my grandma is doing. Have to get Gabby ready for school tomorrow and make her lunch. Thank goodness we are in the home stretch till summer break!!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Another Win!!

I won this from the girls over at Fitness For Mommies!! So cool! I'm on a role now (I hope).

Go West

Gabby had her spring concert last night. It was called Go West!. The 2nd-4th grade classes were a part of it. It was pretty decent considering it was little kids. We had some really annoying parents sitting behind us though. They were making comments and chattering through the whole thing. At one point they made remarks about the scenery which was painted by a few moms, one of them Gabby's friends mom. They were like - "kids must have painted them, look at the horses legs, they're too short; look at the paddle wheel on the boat". I was thisclose to turning around and telling them to zip it and they have no room to talk about anything if they didn't step up and volunteer to help with any of it. Then they were making comments on some of the costumes (or lack thereof) of some of the kids. Well, hello, they can't all be perfect snobs like you are, ass wipes!! The kids just had to dress somewhat western/pioneer-ish. Gabby wore a floral Laura Ashley dress and borrowed a bonnett from a friend who had extras. Some kids wore denim shirts and had red bandanas tied at their necks. For the most part, almost all the kids were in 'costume'.

Monday, May 12, 2008

I Won!!

Finally, after a couple months of sweeps I won something!!! I'm so excited, even though it is not a huge prize, or even for me for that matter. Here is what I won. Gabby is excited for it to arrive.


I've started jogging using the Couch to 5K method. Last week I could only handle about 15 min. of jog/walk combo. Today I did 25 min. and I feel great. I can't wait to start seeing the results on the scale!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

GoodyBlog Giveaways

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Williams Sonoma
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$200
Win $200 of Gramicci Clothes.

Tee
Win a Promom Coture Tee

Laptop
Win a Sony Vaio in pink!!

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Win a $100 Blurb.com certificate

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

New contests

5 Minutes For Mom has a huge Mother's Day contest running this week. Check it out here to enter to win some great prizes.

Long time, no updates :)

I just realized it has been a long time since I've made an entry, so here it goes. Some exciting/not so exciting things happening are we had another limb come down on the mostly dead maple in the front yard so as soon as we get our loan from China (aka stimulus rebate) on Friday that and the tall pine are coming down. So much for having a savings cushion.

Natalie has 1 more week of school after this week. I cannot believe it. She had her K evaluation last week. Her growing up makes me want another one, kind of. Good thing we got that taken care of a long time ago.

Gabby goes in for an ortho consult this week. Gee, can't wait to see that bill.

We went to a gold sale this weekend to get rid of some unused jewelry that was taking up space in the armoire and got some $$. I was also offered a job doing it!! They emailed me back and told me to give them about 2 weeks to get the paperwork ready. I'm not totally holding my breath on it but if it does pan out it will be some nice extra money.

I started jogging, yes really. I have to do something to shed 20 lbs. and nothing else I did was working. I'm doing the couch to 5K program where you start out jog 1 min, walk 2 min. for the first week and gradually build up to jogging more, walking less. If you can follow the program you should be jogging 5K in a little over 2 months. I can go a block right now before I'm huffing and puffing but my goal is one driveway further every time. I always had a dream to run in the River Bank Run when I was little, maybe I'll be able to do the 5K once in my life.