Thursday, August 30, 2007


So, I just finished watching the movie Stay tonight. As the movie continued on & on, I started to get more & more lost. Well, not lost, just confused. And when it ended I was left wondering what was "real" and what wasn't. I did some looking online and found this review relating it Christ. This was the first review I read and it confused the shit out of me. At this time of night I am not prepared to look at symbolism of Christ in this movie. This synopsis was better.

I am not the type of person that likes to be confused by movies. Maybe I should stick with comedies or sappy chick flicks.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Cry Baby.

I watched Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants this afternoon. I thought it was a very good movie and I cried through half of it. I'm such a baby. I tried not to cry because I didn't want to confuse Isabel, but I couldn't but cry. And then she did the sweetest thing, she came over gave me a hug and gave me her dolly. Such a sweetheart.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Little Ant with an Overactive Bladder

Well, when you are a mom and end up listening to the same songs over & over again, you brain starts to give the songs new words.

So, as I am listening to The Ants Go Marching On on our Wiggles CD, I came up with some new (improved?) words......

The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching three by three,
The little one stops to take a pee.
And they all go marching down to the ground
To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The ants go marching four by four, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching five by five, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching six by six,
The little one stops to take a piss.
And they all go marching down to the ground
To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The ants go marching seven by seven, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching eight by eight, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching nine by nine,
The little one stops to pee in time
And they all go marching down to the ground
To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The ants go marching ten by ten, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching ten by ten, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching ten by ten,
The little one stops to pee AGAIN.
And they all go marching down to the ground
To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Steve and Barry's

So, Andy has shopped at Steve & Barry's numerous times and the clothes there are cheap (the clothes were actually cheaper when they first opened and didn't have these stars with lines there.) I didn't have this overwhelming desire to go for a while because he said the women's section wasn't very big. But then it was announced that they were carrying Sarah Jessica Parker's line Bitten and I wanted to see what that was like. I ended up buying 2 shirts and 1 pair of jeans for myself and a hoodie and visor for Andy. I love the jeans. Actually, I tried on a different pair, but I wanted them in a Tall. Being 5'7 I am kinda in-between Regular & Tall, so I tend to go for the talls if possible. I like to wear heeled shoes, so I need a tall for my pants to looks right, otherwise in a regular it might not look as nice in taller shoes.

Anyways, I tried on a Regular Straight Leg (after waiting for the 1 big changing room - I had Isabel with and needed something that I could fit the stroller in) and then found the "Boyfriend Jean", which fit Sooooooo much better and feel so comfortable on and was in a tall. I had switched pairs and just figured if they don't fit I will return them (they have a return policy of 1 year!).

I hope they hold up in the wash and still feel great on after washing. They were only $14.95 and were from the Bitten line (yes, that's regular price). The shirts were from the Bitten line as well and both were under $10. You know, it feels weird to buy something for regular price, but when it's that cheap regularly, you don't need to look for sale & clearance.

BTW - the cashiers told me to buy tops in a size bigger than what fits when I try it on. They said that after washing all their tops seem to shrink a whole size. So, that's what I did.

They do have a kids section, but I didn't even go over there (for once since having Isabel). This was actually about finding something for me. I saw the kids section and said I would go over there after I tried on my clothes, but then I was bent on trying to find a tall (which there weren't many of in any size), that I forgot about going to the kids section.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Discounts on GC's

Just got this in my email today and for TODAY only, you can get 50% off gift certificates in your area.

Ok- if you never bought from them before, you just get a discount on a certificate, but they have rules around it.

So, you might get a $25 gc for only $10 (only $5 today), but the rule on it is that you have to spend $35. I guess that's so the restaurant doesn't lose their butt and at least can break even or whatever.

So, the code you need to enter is: MEMBER

If you don't enter the code, you still have to pay their price and don't get the 50% off.

I bought some of these when we went to Chicago a few years back and used them. A couple places took them, but one place decided they weren't going to take them anymore (which kinda sucked because we took a cab to get to that part of town.) Anyways, did refund my money and apologized.

I had not bought any in a while until today and they had several in the MKE area, so now we have some places to try at a discount.

There are plenty of places there for the Mpls/STP area as well.

Monday, August 20, 2007

My New Favorite Blog

I stumbled across this as I was searching for something, and now I have it bookmarked.

It is called Blog. It is an interesting read and I have already learned of a few things.

This is Why I Don't Like to Make My Bed sounds like a good reason why not too.....I don't make it out of sheer laziness....why make it when no one else will see it and you are just going to get back in it later and mess it up anyways.....I do make it when we have guests over......

Anyways - in Wondertime Magazine, they wrote this:

"Recent studies indicate that unmade beds often allow more air to circulate than made beds, which can help banish dust mites and the allergens they produce."


Thursday, August 16, 2007

Free Museum Admission

On Saturday, September 29th it is National Museum Day and a variety of museums across the country are offering free admission that day.

You can get all the details here. Make sure you print out the museum card, otherwise you won't get free admission that day.

As a note, there are none in WI - which is where we'll be then. But for my friends still here in MN, you can go to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, or Stearn Cty History Museum (St. Cloud).

Oh - I guess after looking at the MIA website, they are always free anyways.

For my known readers in NY or CA or IL, there are A LOT to choose from. Have fun at the museum that day.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Any Idea What Kind of Bug This Is?

This bug was in Isabel's cube climber. It just stayed right where it was the entire time. She did not notice it or disturb it. The ball I am holding is a tennis whiffle ball, to give you an idea of size. In the other picture that is some other smaller bug next to it. So, does anyone have any idea what kind of bug this is?

Lately I have been seeing huge bugs around. I killed this HUGE cricket. I am sure it made huge noises too. And I flicked this huge beetle of some sort off her cube climber the other day.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Papa Murphy's Coupon

Here a coupon to Papa Murphy's.

Our current plans

So, I just posted about the change in realtors......well, I think Isabel & I are moving out there as of Sept. 1st......

Andy is currently staying with my sister & her husband and it is working out fine, but we miss each other and driving back & forth 5-6 hours sucks. Big time sucks!

And when you figure in the cost of gas both ways each weekend, plus the little bit of money we pay to my sister for the extra cost of having Andy around -- well, we could all be living out there in an apartment or something.

Although, finding the right place is not easy. Turns out after you live in a HUGE house of your own for so long, you get a little picky. Well, I guess I am not too picky. But we are not going to give up our animals for temporary housing. My sister said she would take the dog for a while, but we don't want to impose anymore. So, we want the animals with us. So, we have to find a place that takes dogs & cats. More places take cats than they do dogs, but we have found a few places. Plus, we don't want to sign a year lease -- only 6-9 months and then month to month after that (or sign up for another 3 months if we know we will need it.) But if our house hasn't sold after being on the market for a year, then we will need to re-think what we are doing anyways.

We looked at a few places this weekend when we went there to visit and Andy will continue to look at places this week (& continuing) if we need to to find something for us to move into on September 1st. We did find a nice sxs duplex that was well-maintained, but we would like to find something a little cheaper if we can and has a little bigger yard for the dog to run around in.

So, that's the scoop. We hope to know more very soon.

You're Fired!

Andy fired our real estate agent today. She was just not doing enough or what we wanted. If she was getting people in here and they had comments about why they didn't want to buy our house, then we knew it was something here we needed to change. And it's not the price, because even our starting price was $10K below assessed value and now since we dropped the price it is even lower than assessed value. So, it wasn't the price.

Our agent just was not aggressively marketing to prospective buyers. She was marketing to other agents, which obviously was not doing us any good. Plus, she was really reluctant to market in the area where we believe our buyer is going to come from.

So, she's gone and through the help of Andy's aunt (who works for the relo division of a real estate company {she'll get some commission through this deal as well once it is sold}) we have another realtor lined up. This guy sounds like he will do some of the things we want done. So, it goes off the market tomorrow (Wednesday) and will hopefully be back on again on Saturday.