Sunday, September 28, 2008

High School

This one's from Michelle & Kathy.

1. Did you date someone from your school? no
2. What kind of car did you drive? Toyota Tercel
3. What was the most embarrassing moment of HS? hmmmm, can't think of anything too embarassing
4. Were you a party animal? definately NOT
5. Were you considered a flirt? no
6. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir? band & chorus
7. Were you a nerd? I suppose maybe so
8. Were you on any varsity teams? no
9. Did you ever get suspended/expelled? no
10. Can you still sing the fight song? Do we even have a fight song?!
11. Who were your favorite teachers? D. Wilson
12. Where did you sit during lunch? depending on the weather, outside whenever possible
13. School mascot? eagle
14. Did you go to homecoming, and with who? which year? Michael, Josh, Stephen
15. If you could go back and do it again, would you? not sure
16. What do you remember most about graduation? hanging out afterwards
17. Where did you go on senior skip day? OC
18. Were you in any clubs? You name it, I was probably in it: band, MCJROTC, math club, foreign language club, SADD, NHS, Legal Interns (I'm sure I'm forgetting something)
19. Have you gained some weight since then? ya think? (having kids tends to do that to you)
20. Who was your prom date? Jon T (junior) & Aubrey (senior)
21. Are you planning on going to your 10 year reunion? I hope to, the time has flown, and even though I'm still local, there are a lot of people who I don't see & can't wait to catch up with.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

What's Buggin' Ya Wednesday?

The radio station I listen to in the morning had this segment on their morning show today, so I thought I might post it here rather than my usual "Wordless Wednesday"

1. As soon as I get the kids packed in the car for school/daycare in the morning, I smell a poopy diaper, and of course, because I'm running late, have to drive the 45 miles to daycare/school smelling it (or be late to work, which wasn't an option this morning).
2. It bugged me when I heard that the president was speaking tonight at 9pm....I was a little perturbed because for a split second, I was thinking it was Thursday & I was going to miss the opening episode of the new CSI season.
3. I can't find my social security card...and I need it for a job. I was told (or maybe read somewhere) a while ago that you shouldn't carry it in your purse/wallet in case of theft (or losing it, more my luck). Well, I took it out of my purse, but now I can't for the life of me remember where the heck I put it. I found the kids, and thought mine was in the same place, but I've not run across it yet. So, I'm either going to have to look harder (and FAST!) or take some time off work to go the the Social Security office, which will no doubt be more trouble than it's worth. I'm actually hoping that the HR office at my current job has a copy so I can just copy the copy & save me some trouble, even if only for the present time.'re turn!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Couples Tag

Since no one has tagged me yet, I took it upon myself to accept Michelle's challenge.

What is his name? Rudy
What is her name? Melissa
How long have you been married? Will be 5 years on Valentine's day.
How long did you date? a year & a half
How old is he? 32
How old is she? 26 on Sunday
Who eats more? I eat more, he eats more often
Who said I love you first? me
Who is taller? Rudy
Who sings better? Me I guess....
Who is smarter? Honestly, I think we're both pretty darn smart!
Who does the laundry? Depends on who needs clean clothes first. Just kidding! Usually I do it, but I make him put his own clothes away (after folding them).
Who pays the bills? I like Marly's answer: "He hands the money to me. I hand it to others."
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Facing the bed, it's him. Laying in the bed, it's me.
Who mows the lawn? That's his job.
Who cooks the dinner? Well, since I burn tea bags, most of the time he does....though on rare occassion, I have been known to throw a pizza in the oven without burning the house down.
Who drives? I do....I don't mind it, and I tend to get carsick when riding. He doesn't much like driving, so it works out well.
Who is more stubborn? He's a typical man in the sense that he never thinks he's wrong.
Who proposed? Rudy
Who is more sensitive? Most definately, me
Who's next? Chad & Maria Jackie & Jason Erin & Nick

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Help a girl out!

Fellow blogger Tanya is participating in a walk for autism later this month & is looking to raise some money. Go on over to her blog for more details!

My friend Penny is also doing a fundraiser for the Susan G Komen (breast cancer) foundation. Visit her Etsy shop to see all the beautiful items she's made to promote breast cancer awareness.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Walgreens Deals

There's a $10/$40 coupon out for today (well, yesterday too, but I didn't have a chance to post about it) if you go here.

When I was in there earlier this week, doing the cleaning deal (Buy 7, get $10 RR) and the Robitussin deal (buy 3, get $10 RR), I picked up a flyer that advertises you can get their "Ultimate Value Pack" of pictures for $5.99 if you bring in the flyer (which I dound at the register) and a pic of your little one heading off to school. Sounds like a pretty good deal. The Ultimate Value Pack includes: (3) 8x10, (20) 4x6, (3) 5x7, and (20) wallets. This deal runs through the end of this month.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Fun Things

My hubby ever so gently reminded me today that I hadn't posted anything on my blog in a few days, and I needed to do's nice to know someone reads what I write. He even knew that tomorrow is "Wordless Wednesday!" :-D

So, just for you, hubby, here is my post for the day. It's a listing of some fund products/promotions that I've run across. Some end soon, so check 'em out quick!

Pull-Ups Big Kid Central potty training DVD

Purchase Baby Orajel, Orajel toddler training toothpaste or Gentle Naturals & receive free product samples, information & bandages in fun designs ($29+ value). Submit original receipt for any product listed above dated 7/15-9/15/08. Mail to: Healthy Kid Kit 375 Lexington Ave New York, NY 10017

$1.50 Orajel rebate

$2 Gentle Naturals rebate

Solo Cups now has a line of Sesame Street products. Their webpage includes coloring pages, recipes, and other fun activities for the kiddies.

Kelloggs promotion--save $1 on produce when you buy 2 qualifying Kelloggs Healthy Beginning products

Friday, September 5, 2008

Aquafina lip balm product review

Let me start off by saying that I have NOT been compensated in any way for posting this product review. I decided to post it simply because I LOVE this product! However, if someone from the manufacturer sees my post & decides to send me something, I certainly wouldn't refuse it ;-)

So we all (or most of us I assume) know that Aquafina makes bottled water. This is my preferred brand of bottled water actually, but that's not what this post is about. Little did I know until about a month ago that Aquafina also has skin care products, bath & body products and lip products.

I was in the check out line at Dollar General, when I saw the lip balm there by the register. I am a self proclaimed lip balm addict. I'm generally a chapstick girl, but have been known to "stray" for another brand (Carmex, Lypsyl, Blistex, etc--and usually only if I have a coupon or it's free). I figured for a dollar, I wouldn't be out much if I didn't like it, so I added it to my pile of things to buy.

I carried it around in my purse for about 2 weeks until finally deciding that I was going to open & use it. Was I surprised! At first, I wasn't sure if I liked was a little minty for my liking, but then again, I kinda liked the tingly feeling it left on my lips, and it smelled so sweet. The square shape is neat too, because it keeps it from rolling away like most other brands of lip balm do. Ingredients include: jojoba oil, almond oil and vitamin E.

Now I can't wait to go out and buy more, in several different "flavors" if they make them like that. According to the Aquafina website, the lip oils come in flavors, but I'm not clear on whether or not the balms do too. I highly suggest that if you should see this item in your travels, pick it up & try it for yourself. You will be pleasantly surprised.


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Coupon Links

I am posting a bunch of links for coupons to print, hoping that someone out there can use them. Most you can print 2x (per IP address), but a few you are able to print several more times and/or save to your computer and print at your leisure. Heck, if you want to, print them out & mail them to me to use (the ones with print limits). If you don't mind, leave a comment telling me which ones you printed, so I have a mental note of what kinds of things my readers are looking for. Enjoy!

$2 Seventh Generation diaper product
$1 Seventh Generation baby wipes
$1 Seventh Generation dishwashing product
$1 Seventh Generation cleaning product
$1 Seventh Generation laundry product

$1/10 Earth's Best jar foods
$1/2 Earth's Best Sesame Street products
Buy 5 get 1 FREE Gerber 1st foods
$1/8 Gerber 3rd foods
Buy 2 get 1 FREE Gerber DHA dinners in glass jars
$1/2 Gerber Grads Healthy Meals
$1/2 Gerber Grads fruit twists
$1 Hylands product

$1/5 Smart Ones
$1 Lean Cuisine
$2 South Beach Tide me Over drink mix
Healthy Foods (Green Giant frozen box veggies, Yoplait yogurt, Wheaties cereal, Total cereal, Fiber One cereal, Muir Glen, Cascadian Farms)

Sierra Mist
Buy 4 get 1 FREE Pepsi products

$5 K-mart coupons via email when you sign up

Horizon Organic Milk
Kashi Go Lean cereal
$3/5 SoyJoy bars

$1 Totinos pizza rolls
Deli Creations
Deli Creations #2
$1 Quaker Simple Harvest
$1/2 Delmonte Fruit Chillers
$1 Bush's homestyle chili

FREE bag of Iams pet food (choose from cat or dog, via email)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Labor Day meme (a day late)

Sorry it's late, but here it is. My friend, Emily, posted this meme on her blog.

How long were your labors?
I never went into labor with my son. I was induced at 38w (and a few days) due to high blood pressure. Even after a full day of pitocin drip, I made no progress, not even enough for the doc to break my water to try to get things moving.

I had a c-section for both kids....unfortunately, I was under the impression that the hospital where I delivered at didn't allow VBAC, so I was okay with it the second time around too. Now that I know different, our next kid (?) will be an attempted VBAC, even if it means that I don't show up there until the head is out.

How did you know you were in labor?
See above...never went into labor with my son.

I did experience some pre-term labor contractions with my daughter (at 34w and some days), and was given a shot of terbutaline to calm them. It worked, and even the contractions I did experience weren't strong enough to make any change to my cervix.

Where did you deliver?
At the hospital both times.

Spinal both times....I was numb from the waist down for a good hour after surgery.

Yes, both times.....see above in regards to VBAC.

Who delivered?
My OB.....She's GREAT!