Monday, December 7, 2009

09 Christmas tree


09 Christmas tree
Originally uploaded by sg91804

New LED lights make a world of difference. Not sure if we 100% like them or not.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

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Monday, November 9, 2009

It's been a while

...again. I just can't seem to get the energy to sit down and type out a post anymore.

We've been super busy lately. We haven't been home in a full weekend in months. It's starting to take a toll on me but the reason we're gone is going to be worth it in the long run.

We've started back on house projects. We got back into our master bath and started on it again. We've also run into more damn problems with that bath than any other projects. I'm so ready to finish it and be done.

I'm also so ready to get everything finished and put this thing on the market. I want out of this neighborhood and on to some land. I'm just ready for a change. A positive change in my life.

Friday, September 18, 2009

5 years

today is our 5th anniversary. I can't believe it's been 5 already. *sigh* Time flies.

I love him with all my heart. He's my rock and I would be completely lost with out him.



Monday, September 7, 2009

Walgreens Savings

Some of y'all know by now that I've been heavily into couponing. I went to Walgreens tonight to hit up a few sales.
2 Starbucks ice creams for $3 each
1 Starbucks 4 pk frapps $5
Scrubbing bubbles shower cleaner $9.99
2 Air Wicks oil smelly goods $2.50 each
Eggs $1.39 they were suppose to be .99. I'm debating on going to get my $.40 back
Walgreens Ice Cream $1.59
Benadryl (since my husband got stung by a wasp) $6.99

Starbucks Q's $2.00 off 1 $1.00 off the other. $1.00 off the drinks
Scrubbing bubbles $7.00 Q
Air Wick 2/$1
Benadryl Peelie $2.00
Now, looking at my receipt I have an extra Q for $1.00 off something. I have no idea what it is.

The Starbucks ice cream originally rang up for 2/$9. I told her no and showed her the ad. They were $3 each. She went in and manually deleted the $4.21 and $4.79 and corrected. Glad I was paying attention.

So my total came out to be ..... $23.48

Total savings of $30.57

WOO HOO!! I'm getting good. So proud of myself. :D

Oh and we stopped in Saturday before the previous sale ended. Dove shampoo was on sale B1G1. Original price $4.99 for 2. Minus my Q's .... $3.34 total!!! Total savings of $6.59 :D

Monday, August 31, 2009

truths





Sunday, August 30, 2009

Kroger GC

Guess who just won a $30 GC to Kroger?!?!?! ME!!! Yay! I seriously never win things like this. I'm so excited!!

Deal Seeking Mom was having a giveaway and I entered. I just got the email this afternoon that I won!!

Thank You Deal Seeking Mom!!!



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Thursday, August 27, 2009

New Computer

My poor sony laptop was just about to poop out on me. It had gotten to where it was worse than dealing with dial up. Seriously. I got so frustrated with it the other day I was seriously thinking of taking a hammer to it. But I had too much stored on it to do that (itunes)!

We have a new Sam's Club that just opened. They were advertising a Compaq computer for $299. Damn good deal. Not my first (or fifth) choice but hey, can't beat the price. We get there when the doors were suppose to open. They had already been open and all computers were gone. Told us to come back in the morning. Um, most people work dumb ass. They can't come in the morning. (i could but ya know ;)) Then the guy told us that they had people in one household that had different memberships buying the computers. Up to 3 at a time. Huh? That's BS. Pissed me off. Bad. p.s. I'm a very sore loser. lol

We decided to run by Wal-Mart to see what they had, if anything worth buying. they had a HP for $498. Way more than we can afford at this given moment but I'd rather do that then fight the Sam's crowd again. Plus I know my poor Sony was getting ready to crash. Poor baby wouldnt even load a video anymore.

Now I just have to get some cd's and transfer all of my iTunes and what few pics I had on my comp. After that I'm going to wipe it clean again and when we get the $ for a new screen I'll hand it over to K to use.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Life

Isn't it amazing how stuff just takes over. Life in general.

I don't really remember August 1st and here it is the 20th. Where the hell has time gone? The funny thing is, we really aren't that busy. I guess we are if we're zooming through this summer.

Last weekend was the worst we have had in a while. I get a call Saturday morning that my dad is "missing". Huh? We get up, get dressed and haul ass out the door. We get to his house and it's obvious he hasn't been home all night. FUCK!
First thought in my head, he got drunk last night and either ran off the road somewhere or is in jail. Well guess what? He was in jail. He pissed the sheriff officer off and he locked him up. Daddy doesnt know phone numbers. They are all in his cell phone that is now in his impounded truck.
So he didnt call anyone to get him out. The S.O. was just being an ass. Told him if he could call someone to come get him they'd let him go. Seriously, he just told you that his phone is in the truck.
They didn't even bother giving him a DUI. Just got busted with beer and whiskey in a dry county.

It took me 3 hours of total panic to locate him. I told him that the house he was at, he needs to stay away. They are trouble and the cops are watching her house. He agreed. I just hope he keeps his word. I've never been so damn scared.

Saturday afternoon, I was suppose to go to my friend's kid's bday party. So I text her on the way to daddy's and let her know what was going on. Her response? So this means you're not coming right? Well fuck no. My father is MISSING! Ugh!

Sunday, we're exhausted. Emotional turmoil will take a toll on you. We get home and it's absolutely flooded here. I left Mackenzie outside since we were gone all day. I knew his paws would be muddy so I left him out until it was time to go to bed.
K goes out to let him in and no Mackenzie. Jasmine kept running over to the dog house and back to the door. They have a hole dug out under it. Well since it flooded the hole was filled with water. And my dog. I almost had a complete melt down. He was absolutely soaked and so muddy.
It took everything I had not to lose it. I am the worst furmommy ever.

I've also been highly addicted to afullcup.com That's the site that I have been getting all my coupon info from. My ex-step-mom owns a store and she have been saving her unsold newspapers/coupons for me. Monday I sat here all day because I had 2 weeks worth of newspapers to go through and get the coupons out. I can't tell you how many I have now.
But, it's all worth it. I went to Kroger yesterday and saved $74.41!! I was/am stoked. I've saved over $200 in the past 4 weeks. I still have a lot to learn and I'm excited to keep learning.
It's a long drawn out process but I'll get there.

I'm also not sleeping again. It's my husbands fault. Like last night he would NOT get off me. Usually I can tell him to scoot over and he will. Oh no, last night he was literally wrapped around me. I can't sleep like that. I feel like I'm being held down. Sigh

I slept all of 3 hours last night and I now have HUGE puffy bags under my eyes. I'm officially gorgeous this morning. LOL

Daddy and K have also decided to start flipping cars here and there. K knows of a Honda right now that they can get super cheap and flip it. I'm hoping it works out. His side jobs have diminished and with gas, groceries, (which I'm working on) light bill for a summer in MS, we are broke. We're trying to get all debt paid off and pay our bills too. I'm just stressed. I hate being this stressed.

My brain won't shut off even though my body (bags under eyes) are saying STOP!

OK. I think I've wasted enough of your time. :)

Have a good one! I foresee a huge nap in my future!



Tuesday, August 11, 2009

So true

If any of you have a cat you know how true this is. These videos crack my shit up every time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1qHVVbYG8Y&feature=player_embedded

Monday, July 27, 2009

Follow up New Obsession

So with coupons in hand we hit Kroger up last night. Total before coupons, $206 (yeah I know, outrageous). Total after coupons, $137! Woo Hoo! I saved $68!!

A lot of the stuff we bought was stuff we were out of and had to have. I couldn't have waited for a sale on those items. I did have a coupon for a majority of the items though.

When I handed my stack to the cashier, he wasn't all that happy. He also took his sweet precious time scanning them. It doesnt matter though, he isnt paying for my stuff either. :)

So, now I know that this system works, I will be on the look out for more deals.

Yay! :)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

New Obsession

I've tried clipping coupons before. I've tried using couponmom.com and trying to find all kinds of internet coupons. I just could not do it.

Then I came across A Full Cup. It rules! The forums are great and the people on it are awesome and oh so friendly! I've been consumed with it for 2 days now.

I'm going to test it out this weekend when I hit Kroger up with all of my coupons on top of the Kroger deals of the week.

I'll update and let everyone know how good or bad I do. ;)

p.s. If you want to try it out, here's my referral link. I don't think I get anything off it. I'm still new to it so IDK. I just saw the referral link and decided to add it to my post. :P

http://www.afullcup.com/register/?referrerid=273107

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I Live

I promise I'm still alive. Seriously busy. I was just checking on something and thought I'd check in here.

I'm working on a detailed post that I'll get up today. ( I hope ) I hate when I abandon my blog. :( Promise I'm working on doing better.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

SIck

I'm freaking sick again...What is up with that? It's all in my head and chest again. I'm miserable. :(

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Product Rave!

So even though my picture shows my hair super straight it is far from that. Kinky curly is what I call it. I keep it pretty long since the shorter it is the kinkier it gets.

I've had some major issues finding product to go in it. I'm not one of the lucky ones that gets to add a little mousse or gel and walk out the door. Oh no, mine has to have all kinds of shit in it so I won't frizz up like an electrocuted poodle.

The other night we were in Kroger and I was searching for my mousse. I had been using Dove and it was working pretty good for me. Well wouldn't you know it, they didnt have any. Never fails. I get use to a product and then I can't find it again. Drives me fucking insane. Anyway, I came across iStyle by samy. It wasn't cheap so all I could do was pray it worked so my husband wouldn't kill me.

I bought the mousse and I also noticed a can beside it that said FRIZZ *something*. Since I need all the help I can get living in Mississippi with this hair I snatched it up too.

This is what I got: mousse and Stop my Frizzies

I actually only use these two products. The mousse would probably hold it but since it's so dang humid here I'm not chancing it. I actually wore my hair down all day yesterday and it held up. I was so HAPPY!

Finally a product that works for me!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Back to Reality

So K was on vacation last week. Holy hell what a whirlwind. We mainly stayed at my dads. The entire week. It was way too much for me. I missed my bed, my animals, my house.

We had fun though, don't get me wrong. I just hate being gone so long. We originally thought daddy was going to get K set up with a side job or two. That didnt happen. We just hung around. Well I did. K always finds something to do. Daddy is clearing a bunch of trees and leveling some dirt to build a shop across the road. That kept them pretty busy for a few days.

For the fourth, we went to some friends house that we have been riding with lately at Copiah Creek. Drank a few margaritas. :) We had fun. Nothing wild and crazy but we all got pretty lit and got home at 3 am. Sunday we went back over there to help W work on his truck. He drives an 18 wheeler local. Well, my husband being the mechanic that he is, fell in love. He'd never worked on one before.

We left there at 10 and had to drive home. They live in BFE. 30 mins from my dad. By the time we stopped to get something to eat, we got home at 11 or a little after. Got settled and in bed around 11:30 or later. We were exhausted and K had to work the next morning. Sucks to be him. I told him to get his ass in gear. He was all wrapped up in that truck though.

It's too hot and dry to go ride 4 wheelers. We are all dying to go though. F mentioned today that we need to find somewhere to go on a night ride. That way it won't be so damn dusty. It finally rained all day yesterday but I know it will be dried up by this weekend.

Gotta love Mississippi summers.

Hope everyone had a good weekend. :)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

It's fixed!!

Holy Hell! OK, so I get the new processor in today, install it....NOTHING! It would turn on but all I could hear was the fans running. That's when my stomach flopped and I cried. (just a little)

A friend of K's, brother is a computer guru and lives down the street from us. They take it over there and all it needed was the rubber gunk stuff that goes on the back of the processor to keep it from getting too hot.

It's ALIVE!!!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Oh BTW

I went back to the doctor last Wednesday. So far I've lost....



7 whole pounds.....



WOoo Hooo!

It's not much but then again it is. You can totally tell a difference.

Hi!

It's been a hell of a summer and it's really just started.

Every year our summers are a little out of control. I'm not really complaining because it keeps us busy. I can't stand to sit in the house when it's so pretty outside (even though currently it is 100 degrees and that's not counting the index of 111).

Every since K bought the Jeep we have been down at daddy's working on it. Last Saturday he literally spent all day beating the side out where it's been hit. It looks damn good. We didn't get home until 11:30. We would have stayed the night but since we stayed Friday night, I knew I would have a pissed off cat to come home to by Sunday.

K also has a side job that he is working on here. He had to put a rear main seal (why does seal look funny to me?) in a Jimmy. Well.....the woman called before having it brought here and the transmission had gone out. So K took the trans out and took it somewhere to be rebuilt. He got it back last night. Well, looking at it, the motor is going to have to be pulled just to put the seal in. He is NOT a happy camper. It was a PITA to take the trans out and now the motor has to come out.

I went to Freds today to buy him a fan. It's just too f'n hot to be out there with out one..

We've also been over spending lately. (speaking of fan) Since we are constantly on the rd and driving to my dads which is 45 mins away it's costing us a pretty penny in gas. Which I might add is steadily going up. Thanks you money hungry fuckers. :D

So, this weekend we're going to have to go back to dad's to finish putting the truck together. le sigh

Oh and you know how my (our) luck runs? Well Sunday I decided to take my computer apart to clean it. The fans were constantly running. It wouldnt even go into sleep mode at night. So I take it apart, clean everything. K goes to Walgreens to get some canned air (which is not cheap and another thing we didnt need to buy) We go to put it back together, the fucker won't turn on. Fuck me! So the processor (CPU) was attached to the fans. It was suppose to stay in but it's glued to the fan housing. So glued I had to pry it off. Well when K put it back in he kinda forced it. (before we removed it from the housing) A couple of the prongs bent. That's all she wrote. Thank GAWD I found one on eBay for a little of nothing. Guy wanted $24.95 + $9.99 shipping. It was a best offer deal so I told him $15 + shipping. He agreed. So $24.95 total.....Woo Hoo!

It's just been a hell of a week and it's only Tuesday.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Shamelessly Stolen

I so stole this picture from Mandy. :)

The set up is like my laundry room. If it wasn't in the hall way I would take the doors off and set it up like this. But....I can still look into building the shelf above it and repainting the room. We already have built in shelves above it that need sprucing up.

Thanks for the idea Mandy! ♥

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Picture



It's a iPhone pic so not the greatest but my camera is in the truck and I dont want to go get it. :P

On my comp screen, it's almost true to life. The colors. It really doesnt match but as long as it doesnt *clash* I guess I'm OK with it. With all the extra shit we have to do to this house before we sell I really dont want to repaint this damn room.

If any D&R girls see this, the color on the bedding is almost a silver mist (i think thats the color) Just a slight greenish tint depending on the light.

*sigh* Oh well, I love it and it's staying.

Now, curtains. :D

PS~Please don't look at my furry ass dog. He's getting a hair cut next week. I just bathed him so he's all fluffified. :D

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

bedding came in

It's more greenish than I expected. Our walls are just hard to match.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

IDGI

I don't get it....

What happened to this new generation? It's amazing to me how lazy and immature they are. Did the parents just all together give up parenting?

I was reading updates on twitter from someone. They were saying how broke they are and they got $21 worth of change from their car, took it to coinstar and turned it in. They didnt like rolling change. Coinstar charges you. If you are really that broke, you will roll your own money and save the service fee. Their dry cleaning was $67.00. Buy the at home dry cleaning kit. Unless it's seriously stained, DIY. This is also the same person that was driving around to charge their cell phone because the wall charger broke. WTF?They just graduated college and they have nothing. No job prospects, nothing.

I just don't get it. How did it become so acceptable to be so lazy?

p.s. Speaking in LOLCats is not cute! No matter how old you are....LOLZ (lawz)is not a word...

Monday, June 8, 2009

Garage Sales

We decided to get up Saturday morning and hit the garage sales. We absolute hit the jackpot at some of them! K mainly, but I got something I have been dying to own. :D

Where we live is the best place for garage sales. Our main road is nothing but neighborhoods on one side. We never got further than 7 miles from our house. A few we just rode by. Yes, I know you aren't suppose to do that but when I ride by and see nothing but baby items and nic-nacs I just can't bring myself to stop and shop.

I wish I had taken pics of everything before my husband took off with it. lol He was in heaven finding all kinds of crap.

We got: a saw (IDK what kind) for $20, bread maker for $3, couple of tools for $1, a 3 way extension cord for $.50, one of these for $3.00, paint sprayer for $3.00. I think we did pretty damn good.

Problem is, my husband now has the garage sale bug. :P

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I'm on the prowl again

We have to have new bedding for our bed. The down comforter is just too damn hot right now. Why it's bothering us now and not for the past summers I'll never know. But it is.

I've found these:
OPTION #1
http://tinyurl.com/rcyw8s

OPTION #2
http://tinyurl.com/qth2ld

OPTION #3
http://tinyurl.com/p3cq28

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Weekend In Review

Last weekend was a hit or miss. The weather was NOT nice at all.

K got a side job doing a metal roof with my dad. It was a small house that would have taken just one day to finish if it wasn't for the damn rain. Good money too. :) They started working on it Friday doing what they could in between the rain showers. As soon as it would rain, it would dry right back up. It was weird.
*Last day finishing the roof*


Anyway, Saturday was another hit or miss day. Depends on how you look at it. We were going to go finish the roof up, but it literally rained all day. No way we could do that. So my husband decided to go buy a Jeep Cherokee. *sigh* I swear. The guy told him that as soon as it ran hot that they parked it, towed it to the house and it's been sitting for a year and a half. HA! It's locked up. So there's more to this story than we were told. It's also been hit on the passenger side that K and daddy have been working on pulling it out. My dad has all the tools they need to get it done, so no biggie. That's what they did all day Saturday. FUN TIMES! *not*
*Said Jeep Cherokee*



Sunday, we got up and headed home to check on all the animals. K also had another mechanic side job that he needed to get done. So off he went with that while I stayed home and tried to handle a little household chores before heading back out. Sunday night I was miserable. They had their heads stuck in that vehicle all night. I was bored shitless since I had just finished my book. His computer is slower than mine so there was no point in even trying to get on it. I went to bed and left them outside to deal with that damn truck.

Monday the sun wanted to come out. Slow at first...The day warmed up pretty good. Only one little sprinkle shower where we were. Since we knew it was now or never to get that roof job taken care of, we took off to get it done. hehe git-r-dun...lol
Anyway! It took three and a half hours to finish what should have taken no longer than 2. Lots of breaks, the neighbor came and stopped by, rain storm....You get the point. Oh, K slicing his finger open. Stuff like that.

We were suppose to have a cook out at dad's but by the time we finished the job, yes I say we because I did help a little, it was pretty late. Daddy had to run to the store to refill the tank for the grill too. It was just a cluster of a day.

While we were waiting on the burgers to get done, we had a discussion about us wanting to buy land and move from here. Dad said we could put a trailer on his land until we decide what we want to do if needed. Where he lives, the land is so damn cheap. Probably because it's in the middle of no where. Again, K would have a HUGE drive back and forth to work. He said he's fine with that but I'm not so sure. I hate making big decisions. Dad took us around the corner from his house where some land is for sale. It already has a trailer on it and a section of the land is a hay field. We could always sell the hay for extra cash. It's 54 acres. Only bad part we can see just by looking at it is the creek that runs behind it. It could be flood zone.

We're still not ready to sell this house yet. We've got a lot of remodeling and finishing projects up still to do. We're just looking and weighing our options I guess.

~S

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

hi

Ok so sitting at doctors office waitinnin blood work to begin. Time to get on some drugs. ;) yay drugs. I have some how lost 3 lbs. Don't ask me how. I've decided not to question it. LOL

But this is how my body works. I'll gain 5 lbs, lose 3 and the see saw effect begins.

Well at least I have my iPhone to keep me busy. There is 2 ppl in front if me and 2 after waiting on blood work. And they aren't calling ppl back.

Let's go folks. I'm impatient. Hehe

Monday, May 18, 2009

Good morning

I hope everyone had a great weekend. We did. Went a little too fast for my liking but, eh, what can you do?

Friday we stayed home and grilled. K had a friend come over and they bs'd while K grilled.
Saturday we rode 4 wheelers again. Probably should have stayed home but we didn't. We had issues all day. My dads kept cutting off on him. Ours broke. Another guy thy rides with us had a loose axle.

Ours is a semi easy fix. The ball joint basically came apart. So we got some zip ties from a guy we were riding with. Zip tied that bitch back an off we went.

Problem is, my dads was acting up so bad that by the time we got going again he decided that he was going back to the truck. He was fed up. We go back to check ok him and find him aittin on the sand. We figures he was broke down. Nope. He just saw some girls flip their 4 wheeler in the creek. One girl got pinned under it. The girl driving jumped off. We're not sure how hurt she was but she sat in the creek for a good 10 minutes. They left as soon as they got her up.
That was the second accident we saw that day. People! You have to be careful! Seriously?!?

Sunday, we went to my dads. He's found a 96 jeep Cherokee that someone is selling for the cheap. We went to go look at it and K decided he wants it. It has a little body damage that's totally fixable. It got parked because of ran hot. It could be something simple like a water pump. So we'll see.

That's our weekend in a nut shell. :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Rawr

I'm pissy today. Don't know why. Just everything getting on my nerves. I did work out first thing this morning. That's a good thing right?

No point in this post...Just that I feel RAWR!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Cook Yourself Thin

Has anyone been watching this show on Lifetime? Well it kinda has me convinced it works. I mean it's just basically teaching you how to eat better. Unless you're a health nut, we could all use help in that category.

So I just ordered the cook book. Amazon for $15.00. Not bad. 'Specially if it is going to teach me how to cook right.

I'm also going to the doc Wed to get put on Adipex. I blame PCOS for a lot of my weight. I know I don't eat healthy but I dont just stuff my face with junk food all day either. My body just doesnt handle food like a normal person. So I want help. With eating right, meds and working out I should start to see the effects soon. At least I hope so.

My step sister has been taking Adipex for about 2 months and is dropping weight like crazy. She's also been on the elliptical. Said all she's done food wise is watch her portions. Helps to have her to talk to and be my support system. Especially since all of my friends have disappeared again. Or they judge me. Her, never.

So we'll see how it goes. I'll keep ya updated

Monday, May 11, 2009

Lazy Day

It's almost 2 pm and I've done absolutely nothing. I'm blaming it on an uber busy weekend and today being nasty outside. I have to blame it on something right?!?

We had a blast Saturday riding. Met some new people. I didnt take pics but a girl that was with us did. Hopefully I'll get the pics from her and I'll share with y'all later this week.

Sunday was yard day. I helped K clean the 4 wheeler and watched the fire while he cut the back yard. I'm now sunburned again but not bad. I looked like an idiot sitting in the back yard watching a fire holding an umbrella but hey, I'm a red head. Gotta do what I gotta do to stop me from burning so bad. :)

Hope everyone had a good one!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Are you a food whore?

I am. Love food. I love eating it. Baking it. Cooking it. Staring at it. Love it.

Well I found a website via the girls on the WC board on the nest. It's called tastespotting.com Seriously it will make you moist in certain places....You're mouth you pervs! ;)

Check it out!

99 Things Meme

feel free to C&P on your own blog. I stole this from a friends personal blog. :)

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band — does rock band count?
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyworld/Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you were not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching~just dolphin watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been laid off from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating Does hitting a deer with the truck count?
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cellphone
99. Been stung by a bee

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New Template

I'm not sure if I'm loving it or not. Opinions?

Monday, May 4, 2009

Margarita Cupcakes

I found this post http://www.recipegirl.com/2009/05/02/margarita-cupcakes-2/ and thought it was the most delish thing I have seen all day.

I just might have to try it out this weekend.

Monday, April 27, 2009

*Sickness*

K came home last Thursday night and wasn't feeling too hot. Before he went to bed he was having full body chills. I just knew he had the damn flu.
He gets up Friday morning and calls in to work. I call the doctor and of course they aren't in. So the only choice we have is to go to MEA. I hate those clinics. With a passion. The girl that checked us out never even opened her mouth to us. Pfft. Bitch.

Anyway. :) The doctor does a step test on him but it's negative. He treats him for it anyway because that's what the symptoms were pointing to.

We keep him doped up all weekend and all he does is sleep. I have never seen him this sick. He goes to work Monday, calls me. Said something has bit him on the nose in multiple places. Well that doesnt sound right. He comes home and discovers they are water blisters. Not bites. Great. WTF does that mean. I call the doc the next morning and of course they dont call me back until 4 pm. They want him in immediately the next day to see what is going on.

Get him in, doc says at first it's staph. Yeah I know all too well about that shit. I have 3 scars to prove it. Then he gets to looking even closer and says it could be shingles. Huh? Scuse me? They never did a culture on it but doped him up with some good antibiotics.

He's a LOT better now but I'm still not sure WTF he had. I'm going with staph even though the last thing they said was shingles. I just never saw it anywhere else besides his nose.

Then...I wake up Sunday sick....Sinus infection is back with a vengeance. I started taking his antibiotics that the first doctor gave him and some decongestants that I had from the previous sickness.

Hopefully we'll both kick this shit soon and we can enjoy next weekend. Two weekends in a row of sitting home is driving us both a little crazy.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I know, I know...

Hey look. It's my lost post from the other day LOL

I suck at updating this thing. It's just my life is so boring that I don't have much to say.

I've been sick for the past 2 weeks with a sinus infection. You'd think I'd give in and go on to the doctor but I refuse. It's almost over now. :P Lost my voice for 3 days. I'm sure my hubby was happy ;)

Riding season is here. I'm so freaking glad. We were going to go last weekend but due to all the rains, the grounds were flooded. So we ended up going to dad's anyway and staying there. All weekend. :) It was just a nice relaxing weekend. I love getting away from our house like that. Sitting at home just reminds you of all the things you need to be doing.
K started snorkeling dad's 4 wheeler Friday night while I grilled steaks. We sat around and bull shitted. No stress, no drama. Saturday we were going to leave but by the time they got back with the snorkeling pieces and K got to work it was 4 pm. Dad had somewhere to be so we stayed. I grilled shish kabobs and K finished snorkeling the 4 wheeler. Just us, the clouds, moon and whatever creature was lurking in the background. I so miss living out in the country. I can't wait to sell this house and find us some land.
I even mentioned to K about buying dads house and living there. Only problem is, it's not my dream house and if we did that I'd never get my dream house. Plus I think it would be uber weird living in a house that my parents lived in. And separated in. So that's a no go. ;)
We woke up Sunday and ended up running our mouths until 2 that afternoon. It was then time to pack up and head home. :( Back to reality.

And that is exactly what happened. Reality kicked in. Time to start another week. BUT....today is already Wednesday. I'm suppose to be getting ready for work and K has already been working for an hr now.

"Friend" is suppose to come over tonight. K offered to feed them. I was pissed. I'm pissed at them and don't want them eating my food. rawr

So that's us in a nutshell. Nothing too important has been going on. I did finally start sleeping again. Well until last night. I couldnt fall asleep. But that is my fault for taking a nap yesterday afternoon. :P

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Thank You Southern Plate

I love chicken and dumplings. Super Pink Puffy Heart love them. Problem is, I can't (couldn't) make them for anything.

Then I came across this website. Southern Plate Then this post. Chicken & Dumplings

I had little faith in myself that I could actually make them and have them turn out. I've even bought the store bought frozen dumplings and had them not turn out. Southern Plate teaches you the trick. No stirring. I've seen my mom make dumplings I don't know how many times and she stirred. What was I doing wrong?

So I followed her recipe down to the letter and they were PERFECT! I was so proud of myself.

I literally could eat these things day and night. So freaking YUMMY!

Wal-Mart's after Easter sale

Since Wally World was having their 50% off Easter sale, I decided to buy a few things. I wanted to do K an Easter basket this year but since we were gone all day Friday and Saturday I never got a chance. (I can't do it before hand because he'd eat all the candy ;))






At least I'm all prepared for next year.

K is dying for me to try the cookie cutters out.

Monday, April 13, 2009

WFD?

What's on the menu this week? I've been trying to think of something we can eat this week and I'm drawing a blank.

It's coming up on that time of year where I really only want light foods for dinner. Nothing too heavy.

What is your favorite spring/summer dish?

Mud Riding

Most of you know that mud riding is our mini vacation. It's so nice to go somewhere where we can just let go and not worry about the daily bull shit. This is a video of K playing in the mud last Saturday.

video

Friday, April 10, 2009

These look so good!

I'm going through my google reader and came across this post. I think I need to add these ingredients to this weeks grocery list.

http://www.goodeatsblog.com/2009/04/blog-makeover-southwestern-potatoes.html

Hi!

It's Friday :)

I'm seriously pissed I typed out that long ass post the other day and it didnt publish. I will copy this one to make sure I dont lose it. rawr

So the weekend is here. What is everyone up to? (like anyone will leave me a comment, but ya know ;) )
K's work is more than likely letting them go at noon today then he's off Monday. So we'll get a long weekend. Yay!

I'm washing clothes now, getting ready to head to my dad's. I have absolutely loved spending time with him. It's nice having that family connection. Even though we are more friends than father/daughter it still means the world to me to spend time together.

Tomorrow is 4 wheeler day. :) A guy from work is going to be there too. Should be a great day. Although, I am nervous as hell since we've had all this rain lately. Most of the holes that we are use to being able to just ride through might not be like that now. So I'm glad we've snorkeled the 4wheeler. Guess we'll find out if it works tomorrow. ;)

Hopefully Monday or Sunday I'll get K to get in the back bathroom and finish the walls so we can get the tile laid and finish that bastard once and for all. I'm so sick of using one bathroom when we have 2. I'm sick of him finding other shit to do besides work on that bathroom. It's been torn apart for almost 3 years now. Time to put it back together.

I've been on Twitter a lot lately. Meeting some interesting people. It's my newest addiction. 'Specially since some of the ppl I'm talking to are local. We are in desperate need of new local friends. BFF is stuck up new BF's ass and I never speak to her unless she wants something. Tired of feeling used. I want real friends to hang out with ....

That's all I got. I hope everyone has an AWESOME weekend! And Happy Easter!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Um

Where the hell did my post from this morning go?!?

Damn it! It was a long one too.....

Might update later. Boo!!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I'm beginning to wonder. ...

Is there anyone left in MS that can be your friend just for that purpose? To just be friends, not use you for something.

I'm so sick of ppl thinking that we have all the money to either spend on them or so that we can buy something for them to use. We have been together for 10 years. That's a long time to build a home. And that's exactly what we have been doing.

Most of our "friends" are either starting new relationships or have only been in one for a short period of time. Of course you arent going to have what we do. You are just starting out. K and I have had nothing but hand me downs for years. We are just starting to buy new things.

Sorry just had to vent for a while. I'm so sick of ppl using us for whatever reason.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Still not sleeping

I'm getting to the delirious stage. My brain won't shut down. I wake up in the middle of the night ready to go. Um, one small problem, I'm exhausted. I need this damn sleep.

I took a sleeping aid last night and it still didnt work. I'm going to try that route again, but instead of taking it at 9 I'm going to try it around 8 or 8:30

I'm trying my hardest not to take a nap. I'm so sleepy right now everything is blurry.

*sigh*

Saturday, March 28, 2009

What do we think of this?

I'm 900% sure I will not be able to convince my hubby to buy the first comforter set I posted. I love it but he thinks all paisley is grandmaw-ish. So what about this one?

CLICK HERE

PS-This one looks thin which is really what I want since we burn up in the summer.

PSS- Remember that my walls in my hallway are chocolate brown (for those of you that actually know my house) :D

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I need decor help

I found this bedding (which my husband is going to HATE)
and this is my bedroom



Cherry bed, blue walls. What do you think? HELP?!? I suck at this! :D

Monday, March 23, 2009

Nightmares

I've been having nightmares for almost 2 weeks now. It's really starting to get old.

They are weird. Really weird. They start off nice and normal then something goes horrible wrong. They differ. Pick a topic and I've pretty much had a nightmare about it.

I was reading up on the internet about them. Trying to see what is going on to cause them. Seems anti-depressants, antihistamine and others can cause them in adults. Yep, I'm taking both. I can't stop though. They are keeping me sane during the day. It's just when I sleep, that they are fucking with me.

What to do? :(

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Dear Netflix,

You freaking suck. We have been a member for years, before you blew up. I loved you then. Now, not so much.
I had movies at the top of my queue that got skipped, now they are not available. I'm sick of it.
Out of the 36 in my queue, only 4 were available for shipment.
Again, you suck and you are now canceled.

Good Bye!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I want

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12602506

I love these. Even K agrees with me on this one. :D

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Throw pillows

This is our couch



I want a few throw pillows and so far this is what I've found I like.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20660037


and


http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22027642


I'm really loving the second link I posted. That might be what I get. Hopefully hubby will just go with the flow. :P

New Furniture

Finally!! After 10 years of hand me down couches, we finally bought a new sectional. We're in love.

Yes, a sectional eats my small ass living room BUT...it has a removable wedge that when removed doesnt look like a sectional is missing a piece. It's a couch and love seat with a wedge.

We have room for everyone to sit now and when we get ready to sell, just remove the wedge for more room. :D

PERFECT!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Day 3

This is day 3 of working out. I'm starting to feel the burn. :D

You can tell my left side isn't nearly as strong as my right. My left arm is a little wobbly and my left leg is tense.

It's OK. It will all be worth it in the long run. I just have to get use to it. :D

Monday, March 2, 2009

Sad today

Dont know why. Just have a case of cryitis. I cried at last nights Girls Next Door. Yep, that emotional.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Good morning ;)

I hope everyone had a good weekend. We did. K took off early Friday and we went on the search for furniture. We hit just about every affordable store local. We found a sectional that we both love. Im a little nervous about it though. I'm scared it will eat my living room. But it does have a wedge that we can take out if we need to. So I guess we'll just have to wait and see. It's not even a done deal yet so I could be worrying over nothing. Again.

Saturday k had a job that took forever to do. Sat night we stayed in, watched a movie and was in bed around 10ish.

Sunday was another job. Again took most if the day. We weren't but a few mons from my dad so we stopped by there for a few. Left there stopped by friends house then came home.




Thursday, February 19, 2009

Five Love Languages

I had a friend post this quiz on her personal blog. Thought, what the hell, I'll do mine to see where I am....
Results are:

Words of Affirmation
Mark Twain once said “I can live for two months on a good compliment.” Verbal appreciation speaks powerfully to persons whose primary Love Language is “Words of Affirmation.” Simple statements, such as, “You look great in that suit,” or “You must be the best baker in the world! I love your oatmeal cookies,” are sometimes all a person needs to hear to feel loved.

Aside from verbal compliments, another way to communicate through “Words of Affirmation” is to offer encouragement. Here are some examples: reinforcing a difficult decision; calling attention to progress made on a current project; acknowledging a person’s unique perspective on an important topic. If a loved one listens for “Words of Affirmation,” offering encouragement will help him or her to overcome insecurities and develop greater confidence.

So true.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

This weeks menu

I've been straining my brain for the past hour trying to come up with something to eat this week. This is what I've come up with so far.

PW's Enchiladas
Ultimate Chicken Fingers with onion rings
Honey Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with sweet potatoes and yeast rolls
PW's Marlboro Man's Sandwich

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Is it too much?

I like the green but if it's too much on the eyes let me know and I'll be happy to change it.



EDIT: I changed it ... It was hurting my own eyes. ;)

Valentine's Day

I think we're one of the only few out there that don't celebrate. I told hubby not to even think about buying me something. We celebrate each other every day, not just when Hallmark and the florist tell you to. ;)

For those that do celebrate, I hope you got good stuff.

Monday, February 9, 2009

In just a few hours

I will be 100% CC debt FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So f'n excited!!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

it's going to be a great weekend

Our tax money came in, bff is getting a hotel room tonight, so that means some alone time with the hubby. The weather is going to be gorgeous. Highs in the low 70s.
I'm praying we have enough tax money left over to get new furniture. We've been desperately need new LR furniture since we've been together. It's always been hand me downs. I really want to fix that.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Waiting

Waiting on our tax refund to come in is pure torture. Torture I tell you.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

absolutely gorgeous

Today weather that is. It's sunny, no clouds and about 63 degrees. Tomorrow is suppose to be warmer but the same. I can't wait. Although it's not helping our lust to go riding 4 wheelers.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

stress

I keep having muscle spasms in the back of my head. Not only is it annoying, it's starting to worry me. I googled and read where it could be tmj related. I can see that. My jaw popped out of place today and I bit the shit out of my tongue today in target.

I hate stress. I just don't handle it good.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

love

Gotta love nights like this. Home with the hubby, watching a movie, drinking hot chocolate. Nothing beats nights like this.
Although, it is just 10 pm and he's ready for bed. LOL We are that old married couple

Monday, January 19, 2009

Getting my truck fixed

I'm so happy! I hate my baby being broken. I'll post pics as soon as the hubby gets it fixed
Edit: the damn bumper they had in stock was dented. K had to drive the truck today so he can go pick up the one they reordered. So....it should be fixed tonight. Fingers crossed

Monday, January 5, 2009

I've abandoned my blog

I know. I've had so much bull shit going on lately.
Depression kicked in hard and I hit an all time low. Went to the doc Wed to fix that though.
I'm also sick with a horrible cold right now. So when my head is clear I'll update this again.
Hope everyone is doing OK out there in blog land.

~Sam