Sunday, August 26, 2007


okay, first lemme say, thanks for all the hair love. i am soooo in love with this cut, i really can't even stop looking at myself in the mirror. especially when there is a clip in it. supa cute!!!

okay, well considering that there isn't anything too too exciting, i'm going to just post a buncha mish mush.

first this weekend!

*finally finished up the bday invites for the kids bday that is in exactly one week. yeah, i know.
*did the following journal page for this is me journal. oh wait!!! i haven't started from the beginning have i? i signed up for this fab-boo challenge and am just excited over the whole thing. and it helps that two mississippi girls are running' the show ;) i can't believe that i have kept up with it and its uber fun. if you wanna join, there is still time. as a matter of fact, there is no time limit b/c the journal is about YOU!!!

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my cover

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first page-you had to scrap your honest opinions (these were just a few for that day)

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this is the one i worked on friday night.

challenges are posted every monday and thursday. get on it girls.

*then i turned on some murder she wrote and hit the hay!


*got up early and went to cvs to get some deals. here's my bounty:
**4 big bags of starbursts (for the kids' pinata and myself ;)
**5 twelve packs of pepsi products
**the new martha stewart every day food
**2 packs of reeses peanut butter cups (had to buy these to make my total a certain amount)
**3 packs of these cute lil animal clip things for scrapping
**1 tube of arm and hammer toothpaste

total: $0.88

that's right folks 88 cents!!!
plus i got a dollar easy buck for my next visit.
seriously, cvs is fab.

*then i went to the grocery store to stock up on some things. haven't been in so long since i'm pretty stocked up anyway. you'd think i had gotten some things for the party next week but i didn't. glad i didnt' b/c when i got home, i discovered i had more than enough hotdogs. so all i really need to get is some chips and buns. but anyway, at super walmart i saved $50 in coupons!!!! and thats a lot considering that walmart doesn't double coupons or take internet coupons (rat bastards!!!) the checkout lady was uber impressed. so was i if i do say so myself.

*while i was gone, mike was supposed to take mikey and bella to the boyscout store to get mikey's handbook and some of his uniform. oh didn't i mention that we signed mikey up for boyscouts? oops!!! anyway, when i got home, they were still there and michael was like "i thought you wouldn't be home till five something". mind you it wasn't even noon. that was his way of saying "i know i shoulda already left, but i figured you'd be gone longer so i haven't yet". so we decided that we would go out to eat, take separate cars that way when we were done, he'd take the kids with him, and i'd go run some errands by myself.

gotta love that man!
he'll take two kiddos with him shopping any day (which he ended up regretting since apparently bella stood in line, fartin' herself away, and then announcing it to the people in line behind them....lmao...i found this story funny. michael, however did not!).

so anyway, we go to applebees and we sit in the smoking section b/c of the fact that it was less crowded. there was really only one guy smoking so i figured it would be no biggie. we ordered and noticed that at the table with the guy smoking, they were eating the biggest dessert ever! boy it looked good.

while we were eating, the man got up and paid, which i thought was odd considering that the waitress usually takes your moola. well as he walked by, he stopped by our table and said the following:

"i just wanted to say how well behaved your children are. its nice to sit down and not listen to them yelling, throwing food, and other shit {note: yes, he said shit}.
so b/c they are so well behaved, i bought them dessert".

my mouth was to the floor and my eyes are watering even as i type this. i can't believe some random stranger bought our kids dessert. it made me feel so proud of the kids and made me feel that maybe i am doing something right with the kids. b/c i know EXACTLY what this man is talking about b/c i can't stand that kind of behavior myself.

now the kiddos already knew what they wanted, but we had to explain to them that whatever the waitress brought out, they were not to complain and there were going to eat it.

this is what the waitress brought out
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two brownies, two scoops of icecream, and b/c it was four the kids, mounds and mounds of whipped cream. oh and it came with four spoons.

i seriously think that was the best dessert i have ever eaten!!!

*after that, the kids and michael went their way and i went to old navy. ya see, since i am a stress eater, i've gained a few pounds. well maybe more than a few, but who's counting. okay, who am i kidding, i'm counting. anyway, i'm very upset about it and when it comes time to get dressed in the a.m., it usually includes a mini breakdown b/c a lot of my things don't fit. so i figured i'd go to old navy and see if i could find a couple of things.

boy did i hit the motherload. not only did pretty much everything i buy look good (and look good with this new do), but i got some great deals. i'll spare ya the details on that unless you're really curious. okay, what the hell.
**pair of jeans
**2 pairs of pants
**pair of goucho style pants (i think these were 97 cents)
**skirt (1.97)
**shirt (2.97)
**tank top (free b/c of jeans purchase)
**3 dresses
**tank top
**long sleeved shirt
**2 pairs of shoes

total: $140.xx

i didn't think that was bad at all.

*once i got home, i took a nap. i think i could get used to taking afternoon naps.
*watched wild hogs and zodiac. both very good.



so that was my weekend. this week is going to be just as busy and i dread it. i'm ready for relaxation.

hope ya'll had a fab weekend and hop that this week is fab too!!


oh, and i almost forgot. i was tagged by the lover-ly mary ann. this is a good one!

Here are the rules: 1. You have to post these rules before you give the facts. 2. Players, must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of their middle name. If you don't have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had. 3. At the end of your blog-post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag.

my middle name is marie.

here we go:

m: MOVING! we moved a lot when i was little. i've lived in 5 states, 9 or 10 cities, attended 12 {i think} different schools. i don't know if i can even count all the different houses. even though i don't want my kids to move around a lot b/c i think its cool that people here have known people since they were in kindergarten, i think i've learned a lot from all those moves. even if i still have "new kid" syndrome ;)

a: ART! i've loved art since i was little. i'll never forget a picasso art project we did in fifth or sixth grade where we did an abstract using cardboard. it was simply fabulous and i wish i still had it. all thru highschool i took art classes. a lil disappointed in myself though b/c i think i coulda went further with it. i held back a lot for fear of what others would think. in my senior year of highschool, i took 5 art classes. that was where i sold my first "piece".

r: READING! i love to read. i have always loved to read. due to moving so much (see letter "m"), i would spend, hours upon hours in my room reading. i think this drove my mom nuts but i would get up in the a.m. open a book, read it until i finished it, start another one and not go to sleep till the wee hours of the morning. damn i miss that!

i: INTUITIVE! i am very, very intuitive. i think it has something to do with me being a pisces, but i could be wrong. i can usually predict things before they happen, and know a lot of times what someone is going to say before they say it. its weird. sometimes i let on that i know, sometimes i don't. usually it only hits me at certain times. its weird but i love it.

e: ENTERTAIN! i love to entertain and don't do it often enough. i love to plan the party, have everything be themed, cook all the food, and blah blah. the only thing i don't like is the socializing even though they are people that i have invited, it can still make me nervous. if its a small group, i'm usually okay, but a larger group i have a problem with. damndest thing!

okay, now that ya'll think i'm more of a nut than you did before, i get to tag a few of ya'll.

i'll tag.....

greta and bitch, you're middle name is not mitchell!!!!

if anyone else wants to do it, leave me a comment and let me know you did.
b/c i'm nosey like that!


Colleen said...

i want that brownie thing

glad you had a great weekend!!!!!

guess i better get on it, huh

Josie said...

yeah for your this is me journal
yeah for rockin deals at CVS
yeah for your kiddos and that delicious dessert
and yeah for shopping for yourself!!

SpAzzGiRL said...

I need to get on that journal! (it's on the list)
Love the pages!
I can't believe I just read you thought Wild Hogs was a good movie...really? The commercials for the dvd even make me cringe.

I was cursing and cleaning yesterday too but the house looks messy again! grrrrr

Oh and our Old Navy nor CVS has the good stuff yours does...lucky girl!

Leah said...

I really love your journal.. it looks awesome!

Greta said...

oh damn bitch i didn't even get that far reading when i asked you what meiddle name i use...bwhahahahahahahahaha

good lord...mine is done

oh bella make me proud girl...bwhahaha

Kristi Sauer said...

Free deseert rocks!! Yay for having great kids!

Stacy said...

Great blog....

I am so jealous of your awesme CVS score.... I want a CVS....Alaska sucks like that

And yes...your new do is fabulous...I am starting to get the itch for a new do myself :)

Michelle said...

WOW! What an interesting post. You must have been one proud mama when that stranger came up to compliment your kids. And you scored all the lovely clothes only for $140!!! Sounds like your Saturday was pretty amazing!!! Sorry your Sunday was a bit more stressful..

andrea said...

all over the place with that post but I love it cause it's so damn real. you RAWK! oh, and you have cute new hair too!

Raesha D said...

Awesome post!! I wish we had CVS here - all we have is lame-o Walgreens which I DESPISE! Love your pages and the journal the kindness of the your Sunday (sounds a little like mine with the yelling and all:)) your Old Navy scores (I love that store!)...basically I love it all:)

Raesha D said...

I loved Wild Hogs too - especially since most of it was filmed it my sweet little state of NM:)

Crafty Connie said...

Great post, very insightful.
I too love to plan a party around a theme and get stressed out too being the hostess, even though it's all either family or friends. Glad to know that someone else has this "thing". You will have to teach me how to shop like you. You sound like you are the coupon Queen. I love to shop and should add the challenge of bargain hunting into the mix.