Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Workin' it!

Hi everyone! No pics today, but I'm happy to report that I've been keeping track of my food intake (and, thereby, making better choices) and I've been working out! Feels GREAT!! I need to up the water intake; it's been average. The kids are on spring break so my routine has been a little out of wack.

I feel a little dehydrated. Better grab a propel.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Clippin' coupons!

I was never one to cut coupons until a speaker at the mom's group I go to told us all about couponing!! If there is something on sale and you have a coupon (and you go to a store that DOUBLES the coupon) you can get things for LESS than a dollar or FREE!!!! I had multiple coupons for items that were on sale and STOCKED UP!!

The crest toothpaste was FREE. On sale for a dollar, I had a fifty cent coupon and it was doubled. Thankyouverymuch.
I have enough glade air freshener for the year. Buy one get one free, and I had a few $1.25 coupons. So. . .that would be two for $0.25. Dayum. Oh, and all the shampoo---a dollar or less for each. The box of 6 dove bars $2 --- after sale and coupon.
Gotta love it!

And here is my BABY on his 10th birthday!!!! They grow up so fast.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


I've always loved to read books, and often wrote stories all through school. Although I'd love to write a book, I tend to journal more than anything. I have a lahhhht of journals! Some are finished, some are not. Below are the CURRENT ones I'm writting in. There are others that need to be completed. . .I need to get to them.

They say to write, you should read alot. The books below are ones I bought just becuase these authors are constantly writting best sellers! I've started the Nora Roberts one.

This picture was suppoused to be pictured AFTER the following one. But I"m in a hurry. This is a series I've gotten into and enjoy. Hunted is the newest book in the series, just came out today! I picked it up at Kroger for 25% off :)

Here are the first four books in the "House of Night" series.

And ahhh, my favorites. I do love the Twilight saga! I've even gone back and re-read my favorite parts. :)

"The Host" is written by the same author of the Twilight saga, and so far she's not let us down--I love the story line and her way of writting.

Gotta run! I am late picking Eric up to take him for a follow up appointment. . .

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Playing all weekend

Hey everyone! Is it as windy by you as it is over here!? My goodness, I'm afraid to let the cats out for fear they'll be blown a few blocks over!

Ok ok, HOW CUTE IS THIS CARD?? It's actually not so much the card I love as the IMAGE! Click on it to get a closer look! I added sparkle! I love it! I'm gonna have to make a bunch more just becuase I LOVE how it turned out. I'll have to find a different way to mount it, though.

Still coughing alot today, and now I have a pain in my throat. (Not to be confused with a pain in my neck, right?) I'm seriously thinking I need to go to immediate care and have this throat pain looked at. I am SO tired of being sick. I simply do not have time for it. . .

Friday, March 6, 2009

Is it March, or May??

Although I'm coughing still, and it makes me feel like my head is going to POP, I sat on the porch this morning with my hot tea and my journal.

The cough is getting better, or at least, less frequent. But I get so worn out so quickly! I ran (ok, drove) to Walgreens this afternoon to get a few things that were on sale, and by the time I got home from my little jaunt, I needed to lie down. I feel like an old woman! But it was a GORGEOUS day, so I made the most of it. It's suppoused to rain all weekend, but at least it's still going to be 'warm'. Not like today -- 76 degrees in Sunny Normal, Il.-- but above 50.
I have all the windows open today and it feels SO GREAT. Perfect evening to my enjoyable day: Ken is on his way home, we're having an easy dinner of roast beef sandwiches, Ghost Whisperer is on tonight, and then I'm going to play at my scrap desk until I need to collapse into bed. And the most pressing thing I need to take care of this weekend is three or four loads of laundry.
Ahhhhhh. . . . . . . :)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

I'm still here!!

UGH I have bronchitis. It's miserable. The kids have been sick (one or more of them, alternating) for EVER. Two of them are now on antibiotics, nearly done, and I am at the worst part of this illness. Now my oldest son is saying his ears are stuffed and he can't hear. AHHHH!! When will it end??!!! No fever or pain yet, but MY GOODNESS. I just can't take any more of the sickies!!

On the up side, I'm down 8 pounds.

PLEASE don't dessert (desert?) me. I'll be back, I swear. I'll try to AT LEAST post a picture every day. . .

Go read Psalm 27:14. xoxoxo

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