Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

I made hand turkeys out of Isabel's hand. So, this is her hand size for 6 months. I made these cards for daddy, grams & gramps, and grandma and grandpa.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Great Picture of Lucy

Here is a great picture of Lucy that our friend Tim Wingert took. He is such a good photographer.

Last time they were here to visit he took some fantastic outdoor pictures that I put in frames and have hanging in formal living room.

Check out pictures on the baby blog that he took as well.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

5 Days Until Black Friday

It's amazing how all the ads get out there. i just found Lowe's here. I still would rather see the ad than read a list, but since this is all you can see right now then I guess that is how it must be. There is a Gamestop by us too. Here are other stores by us:

Ace Hardware
JC Penney
Office Depot
Radio Shack

I don't know where I will all go, but at least 2-3 places for sure. Harry & David has a extra 25% off coupon (went & picked that up today) and Nike has an extra 20% from 6-11am. We have an Old Navy here, but it's an outlet, so they have different sale items than the regular store. Here's a extra 10% off coupon for Liz Claiborne.

Of course, if I wanted to drive to the Cities I would have many other additional choices. These are just my choices within 10 miles of our home.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Scrubbing Bubbles

It seems that the shower is not something that makes it to the top of my cleaning list. I am more apt to clean the things that people see (although I am sure there are people that snoop in the shower.) Anyways, I bought into the TV ad for Scrubbing Bubbles. I really wanted to buy it. Then I saw it was on sale @ Target this week (still on sale today - Saturday) for $18 for the starter kit, which includes the machine with batteries and 2 containers of cleaning liquid. Plus you get a $5 Target giftcard for buying it. Great! I am at Target all the time, so that will get used.

But there is also a $7 coupon on their website for it as well. An Even better deal! So, now it costs me $11, plus I get the $5 giftcard.

I just installed it (it hangs from the shower head) yesterday. I am supposed to have a sparkling clean shower (without ding anything else other than touching a button) in 14-21 days (each container is supposed to last 21 days if used daily.)

So, I'll have to let you know how it ends up working out.

Black Friday Ads Are Out!

Let Imaginations Sore. What do You Want for Christmas? Go Black Friday Shopping.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Excellent Deal on Organic Food @ Amazon for TODAY ONLY!

In case you are interested, Amazon has some Organic food in their Friday sale, plus they also count towards the $10 off $49 (code: GROCERY3) and have free shipping.

Cascadian Farm Harvest Berry Granola Bars

Cascadian Farms Raisin Bran Cereal

Cascadian Farms Clifford Crunch Cereal

All of the above 3 are on sale for $7 for 6 boxes. That's just over $1 a box. These items usually sell for $3-$4 in the natural foods store/section.

But when they are gone, you can't get them fro that price. And that price is good for TODAY ONLY until they run out.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Fire, Fire.

When I was back in WI a few weeks ago, we had a discussion about the Peshtigo Fire and how no one knows about it really because it occured at the same time as the Chicago Fire, even though the Peshtigo Fire destroyed more acres. Anyways, I started to sing the Old Lady Leary song, but couldn't quite remember all of it -- now I have.

Now you can learn a little bit about both. My hometown is near Peshtigo, so that was how I know about it.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Good Feelings.....

I am sure that like most people, you go along doing your job and doing a good job. Or at least you think it's a good job and hope others think so as well. Most of us are not told very often that we are doing well, so we need to look for those things that let you know you did a good job. I had one of those moments yesterday.

Yesterday, a student I worked with for 2 years came back to visit again. This was actually the third time he came back to visit. He wouldn't do that if he didn't like and respect us. He's doing well and is in college now. This past summer he even offered to volunteer to help out with our summer program, even though he was graduated and there was no requirement to be there. Yesterday, he asked if he could volunteer again next summer. Then some of the current students started talking about how they are coming to our summer program again. No one is required to attend, but they choose too. And that's a pretty great testament to the work we do.

On another note - I don't have a good feeling in my lower lip. I got some kind of infection or zit or something going on. It's right on the end of the bottom of my lower lip and it hurts like a SOB. It is raised right now and I'm not sure if it's a canker sore or a zit. All I know is that it hurts. If it's a canker sore, then that means I am getting sick. As everytime I get a canker sore, I get sick within a couple days. Bah!