Friday, May 30, 2008
It's such a happy color, and I'm so happy right now!!!! Matter of fact I haven't been this happy in years.......YEARS!!!!!!!! That's right!!!!!!!
Here's some things Im happy about...........Im NOT working!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OMG Im home all day....everyday.....playing with my dogs, pulling weeds, walking barefoot......not wearing make up, cooking every night.......just having a blast being home. Im not even going to THINK about going back for a few months, then I will decide.
OK, some other things Im happy about.......THE WEDDING!!!!! Yes, its in 2 weeks, and Im happy yet nervous, theres so many details to remember, its so scary, Im already having nightmares about forgetting stuff......and the kids, well, they are so relaxed and laid back, I guess Im nervous enough for all of them. And with the wedding, another thing Im happy about........Glenni's comings!!!!!!!!!!! Her daughter Lindsey is shooting the wedding and they are staying a WEEK!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!! We are gonna have so much fun , including a spa day at Glen Ivy the day before the wedding, Grotto here we come!!!!!
And theres another surprise too, but its a surprise!!!!!!
And another thing Im happy about.......see those tennis shoes.....well, Im walking in them, every night, and wearing shorts, for the first time in YEARS!!!!!! I feel great!!!!!!! For the first time in a long time, Im not hiding my leg, and it feels great.
ok, Im also happy about my CVS score this week, 15 bottles of vitamin water, chex mix, rolaids, excedrin, nail polish, orapic,all for under 2.00 out of pocket!!!!!! And my grocery bill....40.00....after coupons 14.00........
So as you can see, Im a happy camper right now.....ohhhhhh there WAS wedding drama, but its over........at least for now.......and Im not going to let anything rob me of the joy of these next couple of weeks watching Chelsey enjoy the festivities, her Bachelorette weekend party at the beach, the rehearsal dinner, all the fun things leading up to the big day!
There so many other things to be grateful for......a dear friends good news about her MRI.......
my sappy sistas who are there everyday making me laugh til I cry.....
and my dear Joe........who loves me even when he comes home after work and I STILL havent taken a shower cuz Im just having too much fun!!!!!!!
Monday, May 19, 2008
And record breaking heat.......I thought I was going to Sequoia National Park to escape the heat....but it followed us there, it was the hottest weekend they had seen in a long time! My cousins and my Aunt Honey and I all made the drive up to the Sequoias to enjoy a Mother Daughter retreat, they invited me along, and I was delighted to have a whole weekend with my family!!!!! We enjoyed beautiful scenery, amazing food, awesome speakers, and each others company....we took long walks around the lake, and sang ourselves to sleep with silly childhood songs, remember on top of old smokey,lolololol.....well, WE do!!!!! there were touching moments that made us cry, and made me appreciate so much my only Aunt and cousins, and how much I love them......
Seeing these majestic sequoias, that have been around since before Christ was born, was very humbling....they are immense, and so beautiful! There were deer, and bear prints, and lots of fish....I loved every minute of it. Then we left the 100 degree heat on Sunday and drove down to Solvang, then thru Santa Barbara...where we went from 100 degrees to 75 degrees in a matter of minutes!!!!!!! It was not a good food weekend, and sunday was really bad, lots of Danish , and of course Ableskevers, a favorite of this Norweigian!!!!!
We are on count down to the wedding, 25 days left my daughter informed me today.....ok, now Im a little scared...........
Last but not least, here is Sadie, shes dressed up in her Dodger shirt because daddy thought she might bring them good luck, they needed it, and they Won THE DAY SHE WORE THE SHIRT........so go Dodger Blue!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
NOW if only we could live on toothpaste and deoderant I would never have to work,lol. This is my this weeks CVS haul....6 toothpastes, 6 deoderants, several toothbrushes, all FREE.....mothers day card, FREE, and thank you cards, paid for with free bucks......gum, free..........too much fun getting all this free stuff...then I played the GG and got about 1/2 a weeks groceries for 20 bucks!!!! Yup, I figure I got food to make at least 4 or 5 dinners, for 20 bucks!!!!! This frugal stuff kind of grows on ya.......my mission, save as much as I make when I work. Now I had cut back to 20 hours a week in the last few months, badly needed, but now that I have this time off, due to my leg, Im going to try to save as much as I would make working 20 hours a week. Right off the top Im taking off 400.00 a month for food and gas I wont spend being home.......lets not even talk about clothes and shoes,lololol...........I can be frugal with everyday stuff, but youre not gonna catch me buying a generic purse, a gals gotta draw the line somewhere!!!! Anyways, while surfing some frugal blogs I came across this one and at first I only read it to get the CVS deals, but the more I read the more it became a challenge to see how much I could save on food........its really addicting, you get a high when you score a good deal!!!!! So anyways, thats my mission, I cant wait to see next months master card bill, Im expecting it to be 1/2 of what it would be if I was working.....I will keep you posted!!!!! I have cooked every night this week, thats unheard of!!!!!!
I took some pics of my front porch, I got to spend some time out there last week and it looks so cute. As soon as I get this support stocking off my leg I will work out there even more, its so relaxing, and fun to watch all the baby birds getting fed.
Finally thank you America for coming to your senses, I was soooooooo afraid Syesha would get the boot last night instead of dreadlock boy.......Idol seems to be crazy this season and talent hasnt seemed to matter, but thank you America for last night!!!!! See, its the little things that make me happy........and I wont even talk about how anxious Iam to see who the Bachelor picks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And lets not even talk about Sex in the City!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cant wait!!!!!!
OK...back to reality...the laundry waits..........
Monday, May 5, 2008
First of all I apologize for being such a bad bad blogger, but I do have excuses, lots of them............it was the week from Hell........let me recap, may I bore you with the details? Before I do, let me start by saying that last week was supposed to be one of the best weeks ever!!!! EVER!!!!! Two amazing events on the weekend, the Artistic Affaire, for which I had been eagerly awaiting for months, and my daughters wedding shower #2, hosted by her bridal party at my house, with some of the most special people in attendence!!!!
So the week started by my last day at work, oh, for at least until fall, at which time I will either drag myself back kicking and screaming, or I will go back grateful to have something to do, that is for another day and another blog.at any rate, as I was driving home from work last sunday, I should have been dancing in the street, instead I noticed my bones started to ache a little.........no......a lot, by the time I got home I was literally consumed by the flu and spent the next 2 days miserable in bed...........now this was not good because I had scheduled my laser surgery to have my varicose veins zapped for wednesday, and nothing, not no flu, nothing was gonna stop me.........so anyways, I was feeling better wednesday, and went in a had them zapped, gone, vanished, amazing!!!! when I left I figured, I felt great, I had a few days to prepare my house for the shower, go to the artistic affaire on saturday and alls well with the world.........NOT!!!! omg allergic reaction to a medication, and Im in bad again til friday, and wondering if Im going anywhere over the weekend!!!! To cut to the end so I dont bore you too much, I did go to the event, feeling a little poor but certainly able to enjoy Kims hospitality, she pampered us at every turn, with the most amazing goodies, and even a 4:00 tea!!!!! There were 4 awesome classes, and I managed to last for 3 of them, my fav teacher, Candance Carpenter was the last one and I just faded out.....but it was a super fun day!!! and the shower on Sunday, sooooooo much fun!! Chelseys girls did an amzing job, and her BFF and maid of honor made her a scrapbook with all thier pictures from the time they met at age 18 months until now, it broght the room to tears!!!!!!
Really a very fun day...
OK I will so try to be a better blogger, Im feeling better, still a little sore, but Im waiting to feel better so I can enjoy this time off, first time I havent worked in, oh, let just say a very very long time.........