Friday, May 30, 2008

Breath Stink? Need Gum? I Have Plenty!

Jon and I went to some shopping at Genuardi's today. They had some decent sales, and of course, I had coupons! First stop was the bagged salad on sale for $1. Yep. $1. I had coupons for $1 off 1 bag. Guess what that means??? Yep, free salad! We have 10 bags. As soon as we eat those, I'll be back for more. I don't have room left in the fridge. As we were cruising the aisles looking for stuff we ran across a basket full of big packs of gum. Extra, Winterfresh, Freedent, Juicy Fruit, Big Red, etc. I usually buy a pack every week or so for anywhere between $1 and $1.29 depending on where I get it. The gum in the basket was .30 cents each! We bought 90! We took all the sugar free ones, 2 Juicy Fruit and 1 Big Red. I think we're good on the gum for awhile!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Memorial Day

We spent the day at Jon's parents house having a bbq. We had a good time. I found that I SUCK at volleyball. Seriously. Suck. When balls come at me, I tend to move! The kids spent most of the day in the pool. We ate, hung out, ate some more. Good times! Because I really don't have much to say, I leave you with some crappy photos taken with my cell phone because we forgot the "real" camera at home!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Self-Inflicted Torture

So, I signed up for sitemeter tracking on my blog. I thought it would be "fun" to see how many people DON'T read my blog!! For some reason I enjoy it. :D

I also signed up for Twitter. Not sure why. Just one more thing for me to update and for no one else to read! I'm sorta kidding. Of course, I can't really figure out Twitter. No big surprise. Jon will have to do it for me. It is a miracle that I managed to do my blog layout on my own. It was a pre-made layout, but I DID change the colors all by myself!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Cyber School

I have already made the decision to have the boys attend a cyber school next year. Everything I read was awesome, and the good outweighs the bad. Last night we attended an informational meeting put on by the school. Even though I had already made up my mind I thought it would be good to check stuff out in person and get a little more info about how things work. This meeting was wonderful! It was put on by 2 actual teachers from the school. I was a little worried about how the whole teacher thing worked, but the teachers are all in a building somewhere doing their lessons, putting on live classes, and are available for help if you need it. At anytime we can go to the main building and look around and meet the teachers. (Jon may already be there...the two teachers LOVED him!!!) Most of the teachers are local, maybe not all. The amount of get togethers and field trips are impressive. We can attend field trips we want, even if they aren't in our area. We can also not attend them if location or time or whatever is an issue. The kids will get a computer and printer to do their work on, plus actual text books! The school they are in now doesn't have books. I can't even begin to tell you what a huge nerd I am and how much I enjoy text books! I was looking through some last night and wanted to take them home!! After this meeting I know that the right decision was made. It will mean a lot more work for me and for the kids, but it will be worth it.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Pretty Cool!

Jon took the boys to climb a hill on the side of the freeway, on top of that hill was a rock "sculpture" of sorts. The blue in this picture is so awesome that if I didn't know better I would think it was fake!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

A Fancy Giveaway!!

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Dysfunction Junction

My mom called last night. Probably not a big deal to most, but I haven't heard from her in 2 years. In that 2 years I haven't been able to get in touch with her because she is a flake that never truly takes care of herself and usually stays with other people. I spent most of my life being the mother in the relationship. Until I moved to the other side of the country. It's a long story, maybe one day I will lay out all the details of it, but suffice it to say she isn't "mother material". If she needs something, you hear from her, otherwise, not so much. I have a 16yr old brother that she hasn't seen in over 2 yrs. His father took him and left, (he is another piece of work) she never got him back, the father died, my brother went to live with relatives that he never knew. My mom has no idea where my brother is, nor as she attempted to find out. (She has a history of bailing out on kids about that age. My other brother and I were both left to fend for ourselves when I was 13, he was 11.) Anyway, I know where my brother is, have seen him and talk to him regularly. I have no intention of passing the info along. I'm rambling, I know. I haven't quite figured out how to put this all into a coherent post.

Back to the phone call...It was 10:30pm, Jon and I were already in bed watching a crappy movie (First Sunday, Don't bother!) when the phone rang. I didn't recognize the number, so I let it go to voice mail. When I listened to the message it was my mom, drunk as usual, saying something about needing my address because she has a videotape of my son in Kindergarten. I don't really want to call her back, yet I feel like I should. My head is spinning, I have knots in my stomach, and I am a bit pissed off! I don't know what to do.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Gas Prices

Yes, we all know they suck and they are only going to get higher. That's now what this is about.

I'm sure everyone knows that the 3 main Presidential hopefuls have views on the gas tax. 2 want to suspend it over the summer, 1 wants to leave it as it is. Has anyone stopped to think that NONE of them can actually do anything about it anyway?? They won't be in office by then, all they can do is talk. What makes me angry is that some Joe Shmoe has heard this and this is what he will base his decision on when voting for the few primaries that are left. Grrrrrrr!!

Monday, May 05, 2008

Our Weekend

We spent Saturday trying to sell our unwanted crap at a flea market put on by a church down the street. The weather was cloudy, mixed with a teeny bit of rain here and there. Not the best, but it wasn't all that bad. Once we factored in the fees, we made a little more than $80. Not too bad for a bunch of stuff that we were going to drop off at the thrift store. Jordan had his own table set up with toys, and he made about $17, spent about half of it on other stuff at the flea market, but still not bad.

Sunday was spent at various grocery stores getting the most bang for our buck. I've mentioned here before that I started using coupons A LOT! I tend to not buy that many things that I don't have coupons for. So, after clipping the coupons, searching the ads, we were off. Overall, I think we actually saved more than we spent, so woohoo for us!!! We have enough food in this place to last quite a while, and that's always a good thing. We also added to the ever growing stockpile. (We have enough cans of Lysol to last a year! Sales + Coupons = Awesome Deals!!)) The best bargain of the day was probably 20 boxes of cereal for $14!! It might sound a bit crazy to have so much of one thing at a time, but trust me, I would rather have more than what I need right this minute than have to spend 4 times as much because I ran out.

It was a long weekend, exhausting for some reason, but a good one.

Oh yeah, the 4 of us played Trivial Pursuit on the Xbox Saturday night. Jacob won! With no help from us! He did an awesome job!!!