Saturday, September 29, 2007

Absolutely FURIOUS!!!!

I put this under the label Mail because right now I am furious with our mail person!!! They brought a package up to the house, and she literally threw it out of her car into the carport!! Then she tore out of the carport and went flying down the driveway. I was sitting right outside the door and heard her throw it! Instead of her getting out of her car and walking maybe all of 5 feet to put the box at the front door, she sat on her lazy a** and threw the package. She then left the rest of our mail down at the mailbox. That doesn't bother me as much as her throwing the package like she did....I mean, she had NO idea if what was in the box was fragile or not!!!!

Ugh, I am SO going to complain about her on Monday!!!!!

Sneaking in.... more post for today. I have GOT to get this house in better shape!!!!! Today I want to:

- work in our bedroom
- straighten up the playroom
- get the living room in better order
- vaccuum and straighten up the laundry room
- touch up the bathroom
- do some deep cleaning in the kitchen!

I'm not going to list everything I need to do....let's just say it's alot!! Thank goodness I feel like I have some good energy this morning! LOL Unfortunately, doing all this cleaning means no computer time....which means no hunting for freebies and samples! :(

Take care, all!!!!!

Friday's mail

Yesterday was an ok mail day.....

- Clean & Clear Morning Burst sample....I LOVE the smell!!!
- Vitamins for Ty from his Aunt Pam (thank you, PAM!!)
- birthday card for Zane

This morning

I did my 15 minutes on the Gazelle.....boy was it harder this morning!!! My legs were burning after 10 minutes and I was sweating like crazy! But it felt SO good when I was finished.....I have TONS of energy right now!!!!!!

I can do this!!!!!!

Friday, September 28, 2007


Today is Zane's 40th birthday!!

Happy birthday, you SO much!!!!!

Doctor appt. yesterday

Well, I was going to update about my appointment yesterday, but we were a little busy getting some running done........

Anyhoo, the appt. went fairly well! They did an A1C and I went from 8.6 to 7.5 in 30 days!!! The downside is....i've gained weight yet again. :( Since i've been back on meds (3 months) i've gained 11lbs......bad Chris, BAD!! :( The doc mentioned that he would like to see me drop at least 10 lbs by the time I see him again, in a month. I can do that!! As long as I work hard, which I will be doing, I can make it!! AND, if I can drop 20lbs he won't mention putting me on insulin.....and if I keep doing good with exercise and eating better I could possibly reverse the diabetes ALL TOGETHER!!!!! How awesome would that be?!?!?! I am completely motivated to do better. This morning, I did 15 minutes of hard exercise, and felt SO good! I have also decided to cut back, yet again, on drinking any kind of soda. I do drink diet coke, but even that should only be in moderation. Also, the only time I drink a regular soda is for a sugar low. I'm going to cut back to only drinking pop with dinner and see how that goes. I'll also be drinking lots more water.

The BEST news of all that we got was that if I continue to do good and get it under control even more, we can try for another baby next year!!!! I was really worried about the possibility of not being able to have another one, but it looks like it will happen!!! Heck, the doctor said "if you really want to get some weight off, have another baby!!" LOL

So now I have even more reason to want to do even better. I'm doing this for myself, my husband and son, and for our future children!!!!

Back at it...and I am SO proud of myself!!!

Ok, I am definitely not one who likes to brag about myself.......BUT..........I did a whole 15 minutes of hard exercise this morning!!!! I am SO proud of myself!!!!!!!!!! I had slacked off on using my Gazelle and i'm really upset with myself over that, but boy did I get into it this morning!!! Was it easy? NO Did I feel good afterwards? NO....I felt AMAZING!!!!!!! Gosh, it felt SO good to sweat like that........I can really feel muscles I hadn't used in who knows how long!!!

As a motivation, I am going to finally add a ticker back to my goal is to drop at least 10lbs in 30 days!!!!!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Todays mail

Today was a decent mail day....finally!!! LOL

- order; a scarf, hat and flip flops...all FREE!!!
- Sutter Home Cork Screw
- Zane got a birthday card
- junk mail

Not too bad...:)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Today's mail

Todays mail was pretty slow, as usual.

- Package for Tyler from my parents. It had a cute shirt with a crab on it, a crab magnet, some Scooby-Doo toys and a spongebob toy in it!! Plus, $5 for a happy meal!!
- Pledge grab-it sample
- local store sale papers

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Interested in earning some extra money?

I just recently joined a site called InboxDollars, and so far I love it!! (well, I had been a member a very long time ago and just never put the time and effort into it...) What they do is send you emails and you get paid to read them! Now, you won't make a huge amount of money each month doing this site, but it can add up. Cash out is $25, and they give you $5 just for joining their site! They also have "offers" on their site that you can sign up for and they pay you. If you do join, I do recommend using a "junk" email account, like gmail, to do this since they tend to send junk mail to you. But it's good junk mail since they pay you to read it! LOL

Here is a link to sign up: (and yes, it is a referral link. They pay $5 for each referral, so that's why I added it...)


I'm also going to be putting a banner up at the top of my page.....

Todays mail

Well, the snail mail hasn't got here yet, but I did get a package today!

- What to Expect the First Year baby book (I have NO idea how or why I got this....Tyler is 3!! LOL)

I'll update this post if I get anything in the snail mail......:)


So the snail mail wasn't too bad. I got:

- a package from for Ty for christmas
- Memory Maker magazine
- junk mail

Monday, September 24, 2007

Todays mail

Today's mail was very slow as far as freebies/samples go......Zane did get a birthday card from his sister, though!! Thank you, Pam!!

Zane did tell me I got mail at his work, which makes up for no good freebies at home!

- $5 gift card to Cold Stone Creamery (yum!!)
- dove lotion sample

I should be getting some packages this week, so come on UPS and snail mail!!!

A new season.....

I won, I won!!!

Remember the contest I posted about that my friend Bethany was doing?!?!? Here

Well, I found out this morning that I won!!! Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Mail for thursday and friday

Mail has been super slow lately. On thursday Fedex came and brought a product for me to test from In Home Product Testers. Yesterday UPS brought Zane's birthday present!!! Snail mail has just been junk, though......hopefully today's mail will bring some goodies!!!

The joys of living out in the country

So I'm cooking dinner yesterday and Tyler was playing outside in the front yard. Actually, he had been playing right on the front porch, but was also walking around in the yard. All of the sudden I hear him call me...."mommy! come here and look at this!!!" I could hear in his voice that he really wanted me to come out there, so I turned the burners down on the stove and walked out onto the porch. He was sitting on the edge of the porch, looking at the house....he pointed under the outdoor table and said, "look, a BIG caterpillar!!" I'm thinking to myself, "what in the world is he talking about?!?" when I see what he is pointing at.......A SNAKE!!!!!! OMG, I freaked!! I called him into the house right away and about that time my cellphone went to ringing.....Zane was calling to let me know he was close to home. Perfect timing!!!! I told him what was on the porch, and he said he'd take care of it when he got there. In the meantime, I stayed on the porch to keep an eye on it. Long story short, the snake is no longer with us........I felt bad killing it, but I will do what I need to do to keep Tyler safe! I'm still not sure what kind of snake it was, but I can almost guarantee it won't be the last one we see since we live so far out in the country. Fun, fun!!!! ACK!!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Post a comment contest!!!

One of my very good friends, Bethany, is having a prize drawing, just for posting a comment at her blog!! She is offering some wonderful prizes.......check it out here!!!

Happy to be called Mommy!

But hurrry.......the drawing is on monday!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Mail for today

Well, we haven't been getting any good freebies or samples lately, but today in the mail we got some things we ordered with gift cards:

- 3 cars for Ty from the movie Cars (paid for with amazon gc!)
- scrapbook ribbon I ordered from eBay (paid for with survey money!)

I'm still waiting for Zane's b-day present to get here, also paid for with amazon gc's! :)

Monday, September 17, 2007

Today's mail

Well, it was so beautiful outside we actually got to walk down to the mailbox!! It felt so good to walk down there....and, it was nice not having to wait for Zane to get home to get our mail! LOL Today we got:

- Mr. Rooter Bendable figure (it's so cute!! He is holding a toilet plunger in his hand! LOL)

I never thought.....

I could love someone as much as I love this little guy....

For as long as I can remember, whenever I would walk past Tyler I would pucker up my lips and give him a "kiss" and say "love ya, pickle...."(or whatever nickname I had given him that day! LOL) and he would always smile at me. Well, here recently, he will look at me and pucker up his lips like I do and do the "kiss" and say "love you!" He is such a loveable little did I get so lucky?!?!? Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

You know, I have to remember all of this.......for one day, he will be "too old" for all that mushy stuff and say to me "eww mom, gross!"

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Beautiful day!!

What a gorgeous, perfect Sunday!! The weather couldn't be any more beautiful than it is right's in the low 70's, low humidity and a nice calm breeze. LOVE IT!!!!! Tyler has had so much fun playing outside....he was running around like a little maniac! LOL Zane and I got quite a bit done outside, too. We got the tomato plants pulled up, did some weed trimming and trimmed the bushes out front. I also got some much needed cleaning done. Ever since I caught this cold i've had hardly any energy to do much of anything. Now it seems to be gradually coming back, thank goodness!! This house sure needs a good cleaning.

So, for three days now I have been having sugar lows and not sure why. I haven't changed the way I have eaten much, and with being sick I was worried my sugar would be going too high.....boy was I wrong!!! Yesterday at lunch time I got the shakes and felt a little "off" so I checked my sugar and it was 59!! ACK!! Today at lunch time I felt "off" and it was 69......very weird!!! It's been awesome in the mornings, so I guess the meds I am on are finally working. If this keep sup (well, I want to NOT have sugar lows, though! LOL) I won't have to go on insulin. I go back to see the doc in 2 weeks, so hopefully my sugars will continue to at least stay decent. I'm not scared of insulin, but if I don't need it I don't want to take it. :)

Zane's birthday is coming up in 2 weeks....I can't believe he's going to be 40!! He finally picked out something for his birthday yesterday and we got it ordered. I also got a few small things ordered for Ty. I thought about saving them for Christmas, but he just loves getting packages in the mail and it's been awhile since he's gotten any, so I decided he could have them when we get them in the mail. Now I need to get more amazon gift cards so I can do more Christmas shopping!!!! LOL

Well, I guess this will do it for today. I am sitting here smelling our dinner cooking and drooling......I put a roast in the crock pot and it is smelling super yum-O!!!! I still need to get potatoes peeled and cooking, plus get the veggies started. I hope everyone has had a great weekend so far!!!!!!!

Friday, September 14, 2007


It's so nice to look out and see some rain, since we need it so badly. Plus, it fits my mood....blah!! This cough I have is kicking my butt!! I honestly don't feel that bad (well, other than this darn tooth bugging me again....grrr!) but this cough is crazy!! Ever since I can remember, i've had coughs that are a real pain to settle. No matter what kind of cough syrup I try or cough drop, I still end up coughing.......ummm, hello!!! I'd like to get some sleep instead of cough my head off, thank you very much!!! I've been seriously thinking about trying that cough syrup called Dyslem (?sp), but it's so darn expensive!! I would hate to buy it and it not work, just like everything else i've tried. Oh well, we'll see.........

So, we took Ty's old clothes to OUAC, and they only bought the winter clothes we had.....we did get $27 out of it, so that's not bad I guess. We'll try them again in the spring time to see if they'll buy anything else. :)

Well, I know this is short, but it's Ty's nap time and I think i'm going to nap today also. I had a rough night last night with all the coughing, plus I had a sugar low so I was up a while dealing with that......i'm exhausted!!! Hope everyone has a great friday!!!!!

Mail for today

Well, so far the snail mail hasn't come yet but I did get some freebies already today!!

- 3 $5 Amazon gc's for a survey I did for myself and hubby :)

- Oneida Servall for doing a wedding/anniversary registry for Macy's

**Updated the email part because I just got another $5 gc...that makes 3 today!! Woohoo!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Added a poll......

So I added a poll to my blog.....just wondering if ya'll are taking your little ones trick-or-treating this year? We're still not sure if we're taking Ty yet. We took him last year for the first time and he had a BLAST!!!! We went to the mall, and it went really nice......although, he was more interested in finding the Chick-fil-A cow that was walking around then getting candy!! LOL

Also, if you are taking your kids out, what are they going to be dressed as?

We've taught our son well!!!

Well, we've been teaching Tyler how important it is to share things, and boy did he do good....he shared his cold with me!!! LOL Yesterday my throat was scratchy and sore, and last night I started with a cough. *Knock on wood*, I don't feel sick though. Well, other than feeling a little run down and the cough, I feel ok. I'm just glad Tyler is feeling better. He started with a little cough yesterday, but his nose sounds so much better! I'm so glad he doesn't stay sick long when he does get sick. (which is hardly ever, thank goodness!)

So, we got 3 plastic containers of Ty's old clothes downstairs Monday night. I got so teary eyed going through all of it....I can't believe he was ever that small! I got it all sorted and yesterday got it all washed and folded up. It took 3 loads of laundry to wash all of it!! But, it's done and ready to take the the consignment shop. It all fit in one plastic container, but just barely!!!!! We did find out they only buy from the first 35 people to come in, so we're hoping we can get there in time tomorrow. They open at 10am, but Zane has a doctor appointment at 9:45. We could really, really use the extra money this week. If things go good and they pay well, we'll go back closer to Christmas to get rid of more clothes so we'll have extra money for the holidays.

Well, I need to cut this short....yesterday I spent all day uploading pics so i didn't get to sign up for my freebies and samples at all!!! I had some serious withdrawals!! LOL I did get lots of cleaning done, though. :) Tonight for dinner is grilled pork chops with baked beans and some veggie........have a great HUMP day, everyone!!!!

Mail update for the past few days

Well, as far as snail mail goes, all we've gotten the past few days is junk mail. In email yesterday I got a $5 Amazon GC, and this morning I found a $10 Amazon GC!! I had totally forgotten about the $10 gc.....I love surprises like that!!

I'll update this post later if we get any good stuff in the mail today.......

Monday, September 10, 2007


Well, here we are.....another Monday!! This weekend didn't go by as fast as they normally do for some reason. (which is not a bad thing, of course!) I got some cleaning done Saturday, but yesterday was a little bit of a lazy day. The past 4 days have been pretty rough with Tyler and sleeping in his bed. He's still waking up early morning to get in bed with us and not going to sleep, but for the past 4 days now, he's had NO nap at all! It wouldn't be so bad, but boy is he grumpy later in the day if he doesn't get a nap. Which is telling me he still needs his nap daily! Saturday night though, he was grumpy and crying a little when we went to bed. I asked him what was wrong and he said his nose didn't feel good. I told him it was probably stuffy from crying and he said it just didn't feel good. So, I had him blow his nose which only seemed to help a little. I ended up giving him some Benedryl and he went to sleep pretty quickly. Once again, he was awake at 3:30am yesterday trying to get in our bed. I told him he needed to go back to sleep. He said he needed more medicine since his nose wasn't feeling good again.....before I could get out of bed, he was already up and heading to the bathroom! I gave him more Benedryl, had him go pee, then took him back to bed. After only a few minutes he did go back to sleep and slept until 7:15 yesterday morning. He did try and get up in our bed when he woke up, but we both told him he needed to stay in his bed. All day yesterday he was so blah.....poor little guy, he just wanted to sit and watch his favorite shows....we watched Little Einsteins, Spongebob and Wonder Pets almost all day long! He has had no fever, so i'm thinking it could just be an allergy bothering him. Last night he went to sleep fairly easy, but he woke up at 12:30am. I heard him get out of bed, so I sat up and he was walking around in circles....then he was heading right for my dresser!! Next thing I know, he is walking into the I called him and he screamed! My poor baby.....he was so out of it. He climbed up in bed with us and Zane was cuddling him. I went pee and when I came back, they were both passed out again. I figured with him being sick he would be ok sleeping in our bed. This morning he seems to be so much better, but still wants to lay around and watch his favorite shows, so I'm going to let him do that again today. He didn't eat much yesterday, so when he woke up this morning he told me his tummy was VERY hungry......he ate a little bit of a waffle and drank some chocolate milk so far. Hopefully I'll get a really good nap out of him today!!! I'd love to take one with him so I can catch up my sleep, but that most likely won't be happening......

Today is supposed to be the start of some cooler weather here!!! All this week it's only supposed to be in the 80's during the day and mid 60's at night. I can't wait until it's in the 30's and 40;s at night. We LOVE to keep it cold in our bedroom!!!! When it's super cold out, we open up one of our bedroom windows and put a window fan in and have that on all night. Ahhh, nothing like fresh cold air coming in......well, unless a skunk decides to make an appearance. YUCK!!!!!!

My awesome SIL Pam sent me an email about a consignment shop called Once Upon A Child, that buys children's toys and clothes. I had totally forgotten about that place!! Zane and I talked about doing something with Ty's old toys and clothes and we mentioned that place a year or so ago, but I forgot all about it. I would love to hold onto Ty's toys and clothes for when we have another baby, but right now the money would help us out greatly!!! Especially with the holidays right around the corner. So, I think I'm going to go upstairs in a little while and start getting some of his old clothes and things out. I'm sure I'll need to wash all the clothes since we have two dogs and a cat that shed non stop, but I don't mind really. Hopefully this Thursday (Zane's day off) we'll have some things we can take to OUAC and they'll buy from us. I guess we'll just have to wait and see!!!!

Well, I need to get moving so I can get some things done downstairs before I venture upstairs. Tonight for dinner I'm making meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans and biscuits....YUM-O!!! Hope everyone has a great day!!!!!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Mail for wednesday and thursday

Mail has still been so slow lately. This is what I have gotten the past two days:

- Schick Intuition razor/Zane's work
- an oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip cookie sample (yucky!!)

- Oreo granola bar/walmart
- Kraft Food Magazine

*sigh* I sure hope the mail picks up soon....i'm having some serious withdrawals!!! LOL

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Monday....errr, I mean tuesday!!

Having Zane home with us yesterday has really thrown my whole week off!! I keep thinking today is monday! LOL Tyler woke up this morning and was asking where daddy was, since he was home with us for 2 days in a row. It was so nice having him here with us, but I think he was glad to go back to work this morning....LOL Poor guy, we drive him crazy!!

This weekend was pretty was SO hot, though!!! I'm really looking forward to some cooler weather now that fall is right around the corner. Actually, this morning was beautiful outside!! It was only in the mid 60's and super foggy, which made it feel even cooler outside. I opened up the front door, put the screen in the sliding glass door, opened the bathroom and laundry room windows, plus opened up the window in the playroom to enjoy the fresh air. Now i'm only hoping a skunk doesn't come along!! LOL

Tyler has still been doing fairly well sleeping in his bed. In the beginning, we had told him if he sleeps in his bed until morning, he could climb up in bed with us. Well, he was waking up at 11:30pm, just after midnight, 2-3am, asking me if it was morning......i'd be half asleep so I would just tell him Come on up with us. Now I have learned that when he asks me if it's still morning, I tell him No buddy, it's still night matter what time it is! He cries a little and will most likely tell me he needs a tissue, but for the most part he goes back to sleep fairly quickly. I honestly can not complain....this is the only hard thing we have had to "break" him of. He got off of his bottle and gave up his "binky" fairly easy, plus potty training went, we got pretty lucky. ;) ehhh, who am I kidding.....just having him with us has made us pretty *lucky*!!

Well, I think I should get my butt in gear to get some things done around here. Ty got up early so he'll be getting an early nap, which works for me! LOL I have some laundry I need to put away, plus do some cleaning in the kitchen. Tonight for dinner we're having hamburgers off the grill on toast, corn on the cob and maybe some french fries. Or baked beans.......not sure yet. Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend!!!!!

**P.S. I haven't updated the freebies and samples because I haven't gotten anything at all in the past few mail days.....hopefully today some good stuff will roll in!!!

I can not believe

That I am officially done with my cross stitch project!!!! I did the finally stitches on it yesterday. I am so very proud of myself, and how well it turned out!!!! This is the very first "big" project I have ever completed, so it is such a big deal.........and now that I am finished with it, I canget back to scrapbooking!!!!! :)

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Cross stitch project update

I can honestly say, that by sometime next week I will be D-O-N-E!!! I can not believe it!!!! I am so very proud of it, as it is the first big project I have ever completed. Once it is done I will take a pic of it, but won't post it until the person I made it for get's it. I did take a pic of it about a month ago, but wish I would have taken pics more freuqently......I just can't believe that I am almost done!!! Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Mail update

The freebies and samples have been so slow the past few days.......yesterday all I got was a $10 check for a survey from livewire. Hopefully today will bring some good samples!!!!