Showing posts from February 10, 2008

Super Savings Saturday ~ CVS, Walgreens, Meijer, Walmart & Ebay

You would think I had money with how much shopping I've been doing lately. Money saving mom asked what good deals we got this week & here is a run down of what I have bought.

Walgreens, I picked up a Softsoap, Deoderent (for my dad) & that plumping lipstick that had a $5.99 rebate.

At CVS I bought 2 Fusion Razors with $4 off coupons & I used mine & hubbies extra care card for the $6 ECB. I wanted to do one at Walgreens but they were out of stock. I also got 3 tubes of Colgate with the $1 off coupon & the $1 ECB & then 1 Spongebob colgate for the $1.88 with $1 ECB. I picked up 4 of the children's aspirin. I also picked up an eyeshadow 75% off & then some face wash for hubby on clearance oh & shave gel. I really wanted that Gatorade, but out of the 3 CVS I went to, none had it. Don't ask, but we get prescriptions at like 3 different CVS's.

On the one razor with hubbies card, I paid $6.59 out of pocket, but I have $6 ecb to use later. …

Smart Habit Saturday

Last Saturday I started this back up again. I had been working on sorting my laundry for all hang dry & all dryer loads, so try & stop using the dryer as much. So far so good!

This week I only did 1 dryer load & it was towels & sheets. I have to dry those, so did pretty good.

This week, I'd like to start working on removing my make up at night. I am terrible at doing that & I wear make up at least 5 days a week & usually all 7.

I think the way to meet this goal is to take it off when I know I'm in for the night instead of waiting till I'm ready for bed. By then, I'm tired & don't want to deal with it.

Let's revisit my few other habits ~

Walking ~ This habit is on hold till the weather gets nicer. I did really well though before the cold winter set in. I still try to park farther back or walk more in the stores, etc.

Keeping the kitchen table clean ~ I've had my ups & downs with this one. It is actually clean right now &…

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Get Fit in February ~ Happy Valentines day

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Wordless Wednesday ~ our cat

I realized I never post pics of our kitty, Melissa.

Thyroid Biopsy went ok, I tried leaving but hubby was being a jerk & wouldn't sneak me out. A bit sore & tired from the Xanax. Hurts to swallow, hopefully won't last to long. My doctor apt is scheduled for the 21st. Here's hoping they don't' call early with results, that might mean bad news.

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Darwin Day 2008

Today is Darwin Day. Charles Darwin was born February 12, 1809. It is hard to believe that he was born 199 years ago today, and we are still fighting the evolution battle.

If you don't much about Darwin, I encourage you to look him up. Spend some time reading about his life and work on the internet. Better yet, read his books!

On the Origin of Species
The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex
The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

You can read about Darwin's life here.

I wonder what he would think if he was alive right now?

Happy Darwin day!

Need help finding a Babysitter? or are you a sitter?

With Valentines day right around the corner, you might be Looking for a babysitter?

You can sign up if you are looking for a sitter of if you are a sitter. You can also find a pet sitter or a baby/pet sitter.

I just noticed that sometime this year, they will also hook you up with tutors, that will be great. Also, house sitters & senior sitters. I'd love to be a house sitter, maybe I should start doing that!

Tv Strike Over, Update on shows returning & Big Brother 9

Finally, the strike is over. I'm so bummed because my favorite new show, Journeyman got canceled during the strike :(

E-online has a list of a bunch of shows that will or will not be returning this season. Here are the shows I watch ~

BONESWhat We're Hearing: One Bonescastmember tells us the strike was "very emotional and surreal" and that while they don't yet know how many more episodes they might produce this season, things look good for a return to the set. Another cast member tells us: "I would assume that production would start back in two weeks or so." However, sources tell us there is no decision yet on whether Bones will go back into production this season.
BURN NOTICEExecutive Producer Matt Nix Says: "The truth is that we were very lucky in that the strike corresponded almost exactly with what our hiatus would have been anyway. So, really, if it ends today, we go back into writer prep next week, and we go back on the air at about exactly …

America's Most Miserable Cities ~ Detroit #1 !!!

I go to yahoo to check what is on tv & I see the headline, America's Most Miserable Cities. I had to click on it because I knew Detroit would be in there. We are always on the bad lists. I wasn't sure if we would make #1 but guess what? WE DID ! Woo hoo, go Detroit :)

Imagine living in a city with the country's highest rate for violent crime and the second-highest unemployment rate. As an added kicker you need more Superfund dollars allocated to your city to clean up contaminated toxic waste sites than just about any other metro.Unfortunately, this nightmare is a reality for the residents of Detroit. The Motor City grabs the top spot on Forbes' inaugural list of America's Most Miserable Cities.Misery is defined as a state of great unhappiness and emotional distress. The economic indicator most often used to measure misery is the Misery Index. The index, created by economist Arthur Okun, adds the unemployment rate to the inflation rate. It has been in the na…

Sunday Salon

I have been reading Kim Harrison's book Dead Witch Walking. I'm really enjoying it. I've had it for awhile now, but I tend to read library books before reading the books I actually own. I've only got one library book and I do not like it really. It is a young adult book that I heard was good & thought would be a quick read. I just can't get into it though. I'm holding onto it though in case I have the urge to read it after finishing this book.

I want to read the next Alex Cross book by James Patterson, just have to get a hold of it.

My brother also told me about a good Dragon book that he is reading. I might try & get that book as well. Plus I need to see if my library carries the Dexter books, my brother told me they are supposed to be quite different from the tv show (which I love).

Ok, going to try & get a few more chapters in today. I'm going for biopsy this Wednesday, maybe I will get some reading done when I'm taking it easy. Th…

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Smart Habit Saturday ~ Laundry

I haven't done a Smart Habit Saturday in a long time, but Laura's goal about laundry inspired me to actually post something I have been trying to do. We hang dry a lot of clothes, all of my husbands shirts, almost all of Aly's clothes (shirts & pants), and then quite a bit of my tops, jeans & most Cam's tops & some pants. I used to try & do loads specifically for hang drying to save on dryer. Then I got lazy & just started doing loads like normal & hanging part & drying part. This past week I decided to do some loads of just hanging to save on drying. I'm determined to make this my new habit.

We actually do not have a lot of room for hanging clothes & depending on time of year, we sometimes I have issues with them actually drying in the basement. We are not allowed to hang clothes outside, silly isn't it. Especially with all the Environment issues that we are facing in this day & age. There is no way to do all our laun…