Friday, November 30, 2007

It's my birthday

Today is the first year I will be 29. I don't plan on turning 30, so from now on, you only need to remember that I am 29. See how easy I am making this on you? You're welcome. Yesterday I had a super fun lunch with a bunch of my friends at Joe's Crab Shack. There were about 30 of us there. We all know each other through a local message board,, also known as KU. It was great! There were about 5 or 6 of us that had birthdays this week, so we thought it would be fun to celebrate all together. One of our friends gave us a really cute gift bag with a bunch of little goodies:

Candle- Because you a candle of light on KU
Tissue-for those heart breaking threads on KU
Money- Because you are worth you weight in gold on KU
Lea Light- Something good to smell while you are on KU.
Chap stick- for when someone chaps your butt on KU.
Lotion- to keep your hands hea;thy while you are on KU
Cute pencil- to use to write down all of those special dates on KU
Note pad- to have something to write them on.
Nail Polish- something to do when the threads are boring on KU
Tooth Paste- Just because we cant smell your breath doesnt mean that the people around you cant
Tampon-to plug it up and slap on your big girl panties when someone desagrees with you on KU

It was so thoughtful and cute! Then another friend that couldn't make it, but sent gag gifts, and gave us all adult toys!!!!!! We about died!!!!!! We were all cracking up and it provided many laughs and jokes! And if you've never been to Joe's Crab Shack for a birthday, you are missing out! They LOVE to humiliate the birthday guest. Luckily, there were a bunch of us, so we all got to be embarrassed together. Yours truly had to wear a huge trash bag as a diaper! Check out the video. And the slide show is a few pics from the lunch. We are all addicted to our little message board, KU. You can see pictures of several of us checking it at lunch.

Slide Show of Pictures:

Video of Humiliation Parade

So that was all yesterday. VERY hard to top because it was an absolute riot!

So today, my real birthday, has started off not so hot. I was greeted with an early morning visitor, Aunt Flo. Good thing Cousin Playtex was just down the hall. Ugh! I know you were all dying to hear that, but you know what? IT'S MY BIRTHDAY AND MY BLOG SO DEAL WITH IT!!!!!!!!

Tonight I have a date with my husband. We're going to dinner. We haven't had a date since March!!! We need to get out more! For my birthday gift, we are joining our local YMCA. Don't worry, it was my idea. In honor of my birthday, I think I will stay in my pajamas all day and be a total bum. Happy birthday to me!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Cookie dough anyone?

Our church is hosting a Nativity Exhibit and Music Festival this weekend, as they do every year. As usual, I signed up to make my delicious chocolate chip cookies. Well, they are not really "mine." I got the recipe from a friend. But back to the story. I have to turn in 4 dozen cookies today or tomorrow. No problem. This recipe makes about 7-8 dozen. It's a nice big recipe.

Well, Baby G woke up with a slight fever this morning and was pretty cranky, but nothing major. I gave him some baby Advil, put him down for a nap and got to work on my assignment of cookie making. I got everything mixed up except for 2 of the 5 cups of flour and the chocolate chips when G wakes up. I cover the dough and put it in the fridge. His fever was much higher, around 102. This is with the Advil being in his system for 2 hours. He won't stop crying and is burning up. I sit with him and within 10 minutes, his temperature had jumped up to 104. I call the doctor and they are able to get us in right away. We head to the doctor and it is a mild ear infection with a virus on top. Well, a couple doses of antibiotics, Advil and Tylenol, and he is feeling MUCH better! Fever is gone and he's back to throwing his little tantrums.

And back to the cookie dough....

I mix in the remaining flour and chocolate chips and bake up a batch. Not good. They came out very flat and ugly. And I'm stuck here with a HUGE bowl of cookie dough. Whatever shall, I do with it all? Hmmm.....guess I'll grab a glass of milk and a big ol' spoon!

Monday, November 26, 2007


We had a nice Thanksgiving as a family. My father-in-law came down to visit and we loved spending time with him. I cooked up a mean Thanksgiving feast. (You would have been proud, Mom!) I cooked my turkey in an oven bag and it came out delicious! The outside was crispy and brown and the inside was moist and delicious. I made Grandma's dressing, and it came out well too. Pumpkin pie, brownies (FIL's request), turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole (only eaten by me), and rolls.

The girls have been singing some really cute Thanksgiving songs. I need to record them and post them. They crack me up!

Baby G has learned how to have a temper. And let me tell you, I don't like it! He is throwing a fit at every little thing! He gets upset and then likes to drop his head to the floor. If he's really mad, he won't control it and give his head a good ::BONK::, just to aggrivate the crying. When he remembers that it hurts when he plops his head down, he'll do it slowly or pound is legs up and down. (All done in a sitting position). I guess my sweet baby is gone...welcome to terrible twos (11 months early!)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Me and my boy

We had lunch today with a bunch of friends and got this pic of me and bubba chubs. He's getting so big!!!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Saturday, November 17, 2007

I plead the Fifth!

I am a Super Mario lover. I have been since I played my very first Nintendo back in the 80's. I spent a lot of time as a kids mastering Super Mario Brothers. I could get through the whole game without warping. I think I even saved the princess without dying once one time. And the Turtle Tap! What a gem!!! Gotta love a TON of lives!

But I was old school Mario. I tried to play Super Mario 64 and got nauseous with the new 3D technology. I was also a teenager, much more interested in dating than playing video games. I missed the whole N64 and Gamecube phases. So when we got our Nintendo Wii, I was ecstatic that I could download my original Super Mario Brothers. I even was able to do the Turtle Tap again....check out the blog. What was even greater was their new Virtual Console release of Super Mario Brothers: The Lost Levels.

Well, Toys 'R' Us had a great deal on this new Wii game, Super Mario Galaxy. If you bought the game, you received a $25 TRU gift card. Not a bad deal at all. So I went and got my Super Mario Galaxy game, along with my $25 gift card. Then I went and got the new High School Musical Sing It game.  I wanted to check out the Super Mario Galaxy and see how to play it.  I am now addicted.  And the stupid Wii keeps a time log of how long you play each game.  I kid you not....I played for 7 hours yesterday!!!!  Not a solid 7 hours, but on and off (okay, mostly on) throughout the day.  I guess that would explain my sore thumb.  And I almost got busted when my oldest daughter got home from school.  I can't let them see it since it's for their Christmas present!!!  So if you haven't tried out the game, it is WAY fun and easy to learn.  You can play with 2 people where player 1 is the main player and player 2 is a helper.  Great excuse for me to play with my kids!  

Tonight, we're "testing" the High School Musical game.  And don't worry....I already know all the words.  

Thursday, November 15, 2007

It's a sad day...

when it is 10:00pm, the kids are in bed, you are in bed, flipping through the channels and you stop on the Disney channel and watch an entire Hannah Montana episode. What's even sadder is when your husband has the remote and the situation described above happens.

Monday, November 12, 2007

I'm not feeling witty

So here is my grocery shopping report for the week.

Store #1:
Total: $94.02
Actually Paid: $23.02
Saved: $71.00 76%

(Would have been a little bit better, but I forgot to separate out my orders.)

Store #2:
Total: $109.02
Actually Paid: $0.00
Saved: $109.02 100%

So overall, would have been $203.04 and I only paid $23.04.

The only benefit of having a chronically sick kid is that you can get free money at the grocery store with prescription coupons. Kroger will accept competitor's coupons (like $30 CVS ones) and my Kroger will take them for ANY prescription. Nice. I know how to work it!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Feeding my soul

For those that read my spiritual thought blog, "Feeding My Soul," I have finally posted again. If you haven't check it out, feel free. It is basically a blog of my daily (well, week-daily) scripture or spiritual study and thoughts. It's not really well written, but more of a record for myself of my thoughts, questions, etc.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Light Speed

The past year has been SO fast!!!! I can't believe my baby is one today!!! Happy birthday Bubba Chubs! He even has his own thread on my local message board full of birthday wishes. So sweet!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Basically, I rock

So I went grocery shopping today, something that I must say has become quite a talent. It felt good to be in my element again at the grocery stores. I don't know what I would do if we have to move where they don't double and triple coupons. So here is the breakdown:

Store #1
Total: $249.51
Paid: $39.12
Saved: $210.39
And I even got a coupon for $5 off my next purchase and another coupon for a free box of kleenex.
Store #2
Total: $100.66
Paid: $0.00
Saved: $100.66

Gotta love those prescription rewards! Nothing like free money!!!!

Oh, and for those that do use the prescription coupons, Target is no longer accepting competitor's coupons. :( Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Muggle's on the mend

Holy cow! What a week! I am feeling quite a bit better today, thank goodness! Who knew passing a stone could be so traumatic?!?! I'm almost caught up on laundry and the cleaning is WAY behind. Well, that's not really honest. The cleaning situation is pretty much what it always is.....non-existant. I like to try and blame it on not feeling well all week, but in reality, it's always like this. So who am I kidding?

Friday, November 2, 2007


I am slowly feeling better. I added lots of pics on the kids' blog. I hope to get some rest this weekend, so next week I can be back to my normal routine.