Thursday, June 30, 2011

Good day but calling it a night early. Tomorrow we make the drive to take Emmy for her summer visit with her dad. Going to miss the little imp.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Day 235 of 365

I have got to quit hitting save now instead of publish :(

Today was the day that Emmy and I finally got our girl's day out.  We have been trying for a few weeks but finally made it happen.  We headed out of Marlin to Bryan first thing this morning.  Emmy had never been to Bryan so thought it would be a nice change from Waco.  We found tangled at a redbox and picked it up as it hasn't been in Marlin for quite awhile.  Then we went to this great little produce place where we found HUGE strawberries, fresh figs and tuscan melons.  We had cracked into the berries before we ever left the parking lot!  We stopped by shipley's for a donut and kolache, then hit CVS and Walgreen's for 2 very short lists.  Afterwards we made it to the movie theater and along with 20 other girls and 1 man, 1 boy, we watched Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer.  When the movie was over, we saw they had a demo in the lobby to try out the D Box Movement movie seats.  They showed the new Harry Potter trailer and OMG we fell in love with the seats.  If you don't know what they are, check out youtube.  That is very cool!  Afterwards, we headed to the mall where we got our toes done and then had the best pizza ever!  Grabbed a quick drink after Emmy checked out Claire's and headed home to pick up the honey.  We all watched Tangled together and then just rested.  It was a great day!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Day 234 of 365

Got all Emmy's Pulmonary testing done today.  Not sure how long until we get the results.  She did say she didn't realize how bad she must be breathing until after her breathing treatment when she felt really good. Hoping it isn't full fledged Asthma, but I guess we will find out soon.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Day 233 of 365

Never imagined that smell of some of my cooking would send my little girl reeling back to memories from several years back.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Day 232 of 365

Hmmm seems my original post got lost somewhere in cyberspace.  It was a very short one that simply said:

Today was filled with 8 hours of driving and that's enough to wear anyone out.  Thinking about taking a trip in August to Georgia.  Must find a way to entertain an 11 year old that NEVER STOPS TALKING.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Day 231 of 365

It's been nice having Miss Lizzy here this week.  Tomorrow we will head back to San Angelo to take her back to her mom and sisters.  We had a very full day today with stops at Green's for lots of goodies, then off to Walker Honey Company for more goodies.  We then hit the mall in Temple to go see Mr. Popper's Penguins, then the girl's wanted to go to Claire's and they each ended up with a little something. Then we were off to CVS for our weekly shopping.  By the time we were headed home, we were all wiped out.  The kiddos watched a movie and I played on the computer for a bit, but now I think it is time for bed.  Night y'all!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Day 230 of 365

Great day and about to get better :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Day 228 of 365

It is just too dang hot in here.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Day 227 of 365

Sometimes I wish I was one of those people that could hide their feelings and emotions better.  Hate when my reactions hurt those that love me because they hurt when I hurt.  I'll be okay.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Day 226 of 365

So excited that tomorrow we have a surprise coming.  Looking forward to sharing that surprise :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Day 225 of 365

Happy Father's Day!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Day 224 of 365

Yesterday while on my drive to take Emily to her dad and the boys, I made two pit stops, one to CVS and one to Walgreen's.  Since I had been sick all week I hadn't been able to do my weekly stops there.  I did pretty well at Walgreens although it was a small trip.

Total Value of everything I purchased was $47.99.  Between sales and coupons, my total out of pocket price was  $13.60 and I received $9 back in Register Rewards.

It was like buying this:

And getting this for FREE!

But my CVS trip was by far the best :)

The total value of everything I purchased was $70 before coupons and sales.  After the sale price and coupons, including stored up Extra Care Bucks, my total out of pocket price was $8.20 AND I received $14 in Extra Care Bucks!  That was like buying this:

And getting this for free:

 While in reality, because of the new Extra Care Bucks, it was like they PAID me $5.80 to take my whole haul including: 5 liter bottles of smart water, 2 boxes Motrin PM Caplets, 1 5 ct Zyrtec, 6 assorted packages of Hershey's drops and pieces, 1 bag Halls drops and one 14 ct Prilosec. I also made a $1 donation to the Lou Gherig fund!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Day 223 of 365

Long day. Enjoyed most of it but glad it is coming to an end.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Day 222 of 365

Happy Birthday to my Daddy!  He turned 65 today.  Love you, Dad!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Day 221 of 365

I completely acknowledge that I am not writing this on the day posted, but the next day when the fever was gone.

Woke up feeling much better, took Jim to work figuring to run some much needed errands.  Stopped to fill up Smokey Joe and drove home, figuring to pick up the angel girl and have her run errands with me.  Well from a few minutes after I got in the door, the fever returned.  It fluctuated between 102-103.5 until late evening.  The fever started busting in the evening and I was sweating like mad, but happy to do so.  I felt SO much better.  Until midnight when 102 returned.  After another 800 mg of ibuprofren, by 7 Thursday morning I was down to 97.3.  Praise God!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Day 220 of 365

I know I am a few days behind but I am very very sick.  My fever has been bouncing as high as 102.6.  When I am better, I will catch up.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Day 219 of 365

I completely acknowledge that I am not writing this on the day posted, but 3 days later when the fever was gone.

Went to see Mary this morning at the clinic where she diagnosed me with a severe ear infection and gave me some antibiotics and antibiotic/steroid ear drops.  The fever was still around today and not in a small way :(

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Day 218 of 365

I completely acknowledge that I am not writing this on the day that is posted, but 4 days later after the fever is gone.

Woke up feeling a little better.  Got up and took a shower and Jim and Emmy dragged me to Sister's where we had the best meal there we have ever had there. Ran an errand and then came home, where the dreaded fever started creeping up on me again.  The rest of the day was no fun.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Day 217 of 365

Still feeling like warmed over dog doo today.  Not sure what has invade my body, but I feel like it is trying to zap every ounce of energy out of me.  NOT FAIR!  Running a temp so I took some 800 mg ibu and waiting on it to kick in and bring it down some.  Maybe more of a post tomorrow :(

Friday, June 10, 2011

Day 216 of 365

Going to bed. Took two naps today because I feel like crap. Hoping whatever invaded my body leaves tomorrow.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Day 215 of 365

Spent a good morning talking with my brother and my dad.  Brother is going through tough times right now so prayers and good wishes headed in their direction would be much appreciated.  Did some things around the house, then Emily decided it was her afternoon goal to beat the pants right off of me in Monopoly.  She did a great job as I went bankrupt and she had $71,590,000.  I'd swear she cheated if I wasn't the banker lol.  Afterwards I started prepping for supper.  Baked pork chops, au gratin potatoes, stir fried squash and onions and cornbread.  It was delicious.  I have been dealing with a roaring flareup with my chiari this afternoon so I am about to go sit back in my chair with an ice pack to the back of my neck.  Hope everyone has a beautiful night :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Day 214 out of 365

Had a busy day!  Sure loved hearing the girls giggling together.  It's such a sweet sound when it's just Em, but is joyous when doubled!  Really loved having Audrey here and am sad that she is leaving over the weekend and won't be home until after Emmy leaves. Am hoping she has a safe fun time during her time away.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Day 213 of 365

Have had a wonderful day with my angel girl.  She has been super excited all day waiting for this evening.  She is having her girlfriend Audrey stay the night.  It's been a noisy evening around here LOL.  Going to hit the hay and let the girls have the living room!  Sweet dreams!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Day 212 of 365

Today's post is about our awesome haul that we made yesterday at Walgreen's and CVS!

This is the haul from Walgreen's:

Total amount prior to sales and coupons would have been $224.45.After sales and coupons the total out of pocket was $83.70 and we walked away with $29 in Register Rewards for next time :)

That means we paid full price for this:

4 proglide razors, 6 Old Spice deodorant and a Wet/Dry Trimmer

And we got all of this for FREE:
8 boxes of Special K
4 bottles Gillette Body Wash
4 Gillette Deodorant
2 cans Fusion Shaving Gel
6 bottles Nivea body wash
4 12-packs Dr Pepper
4 Ban Deodorant
6 bottles Old Spice Body Wash
2 SoBe Lifewater
1 box Omega Smart Fish Oil
4 bags candy

Then we hit CVS and this was our haul:

The total value of everything before coupons was $68.54.  After sales and coupons we paid a total out of pocket of $32.47 and walked away with $13 in Extra Care Bucks :)

That means we paid full price for this:

4 12-packs coke products
4 bottles Fuze
1 bottle Honest Tea
1 Ban Deodorant

And got all of this for FREE:

6 plastic baskets
2 Colgate toothpaste
3 Honest Teas
13 bottles of Nail Polish

Not bad, I'd say :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Day 211 of 365

Excellent day with my baby! Love when that happens :). Breakfast after some serious cuddle time then house stuff and traveling.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Day 210 of 365

Have had a great day with my honey.  Didn't get too much accomplished but did enjoy each other's company.  Tomorrow will be spent straightening up, cutting coupons and then heading to pick up our angel girl :)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Day 209 of 365

Made it home. Really tired. Hoping to be more inspired tomorrow. Going to snuggled with my baby.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Day 208 of 365

There comes a time in life when you have to learn to let go and live your life in a way that focuses on being happy and bringing joy to others instead of trying to make everyone else miserable so you feel better.  Too bad not everyone learns this lesson.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Day 207 of 365

Watched my angel girl "graduate" from her 5th grade class today.  She was 2nd in her class of 92!  I was one proud mama!  I have some smart babies :)