Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Another chapter comes to an end....

BUT a new chapter begins!

After 7 years and 2 months at my current job, it has come time to let go. I gave my 2 weeks notice today, not only for my current position, but my career as well. I've been a travel agent for 15 years. I am burnt out. I can not continue the ups and the downs in this job anymore.

Another leading factor of my resignation is ... I can be a stay-at-home mom for a few months, if not longer. Why? Well, Frank has accepted a position in Colorado, in fact, I've been husbandless for just about 2 months (with short visits from the husband). I can only say "It's been hell."

So, in 2 weeks, I will enter my new job as being a stay-at-home mom. I will get our house ready to sell and get us ready for our new chapter.

Colorado, WATCH OUT, cause we are coming!

Friday, February 20, 2009

The Princess..

by Juliana (Age 3)

I LOVE when their drawings finally start to take 'shape' ... she actually drew 2 eyes!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Food Lion - CHEAP Laundry Detergent & Cheap Body Wash!!

Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent is on sale (starting today) for Buy One Get One Free, so for 2 it is $4.49 ... BUT if you print out 2 coupons from here: can use them for an even better deal. You can use both coupons for, 1 for each item purchased. You will get 2 bottles for $2.49 ... Just $1.25 per bottle!!



St. Ives Body Soap is $2.49

Print out 2 coupons from here:

and pay only 49cents per bottle!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

My little art boy...

Kristopher, can make anything out of anything...This is made from a flower (800-flowers) box.

... this is our cat Hayden.

I am loved...

...and no, they aren't related to me...

Card message: "You are loved xoxoxo"

Card message: "Does a woman ever need a reason to receive flowers? Of course not - but just in case, this is because you're you."

Thank you for brightening my days!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Shop at Food Lion? Have a baby? FREE Gerber Baby food!!

you can print out coupons for $1.00 off ANY Gerber Baby Food...
Stage 2 - 2 pack of baby food is $1.09 --- so that is 4.5 cents per jar (not jar, but plastic)

You can only use 1 coupon per person, per day ... so, if you have kids, send them through the line w/the 2 pack, the coupon, and 10 cents to pay!!

When you click the link, it will allow you to print several at once, but once you print, you can NOT go back...this coupon doesn't expire until the end of March!

Go...load up on the baby food!!

(note; there are 5 other coupons that will print out for other 'baby' items)

A continuation of the February 4 post...

a 9 year old is NOT helpful with strep throat. 2 boys, 2 days apart, 2 strep throats...

My 1st Goal Met!

Around Christmas time, Old Navy put their jeans on sale for $12.00 each....I ordered myself 2 pairs, I know I know, what was I thinking? Ordering jeans online.

Well, they came and guess what? No, see, you thought that both pair didn't fit me, but 1 pair did fit me...the other pair, well, didn't.

So, my first goal in my weightloss was to fit in the other pair...I did NOT take them back. I loved the way the buckle shut...Anyway, guess what???????????

THEY FIT THEY FIT THEY FIT!!! Not only do they fit, they fit GOOD!

Wanna see my fat ass? LOOK...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Where has the time gone?

My time has gone to being a husbandless mom for just about 2 weeks ... ugh doesn't even describe it! Saturday Frank will be home for a week, and let me tell you, he is IN CHARGE for that full week! I certainly hope that I get sent to my room and that the kids at least shower 1 time in that week! ;)

Let's see...I've accomplished and have learned a few things that has only made me more of a mom, yes, you can be more of a mom...
1. All fingers have remained attached to the hands! Big step here!
2. Teeth pulling isn't really that bad! I pulled a tooth for the first time this past Sunday and I didn't even gag! Go me!
3. Movies with 3 kids isn't really that bad ... popcorn can keep a 3 year old entertained for about 10 minutes at a time...But what really worked, was the 'movable' know, bouncy bouncy!
4. When you lose all sanity, go to Facebook or a 'mommy board' ... you might be able to find some sane people there! If no sane people exist, at least you can feel better by reading about their insane days.
5. Strep throat hurts! I know this, as I had it a lot growing up. So, don't wait if your 7 year old tells you his throat hurts and he has a fever...take him in!
6. Houses stay cleaner w/out another adult in them. You average about 2 loads of laundry less a week! Less is good!
7. If you can only use 1 coupon per person, per day, you can let your 7, 9 and 3 year old go through the line too!
8. Cats are great companions ... even when they smell up the house.
9. One MUST shovel the snow BEFORE the freezing rain hits. If not, you continue to slid down your porch steps & slide in the driveway each morning. This is a tough task with a 3 year old hanging onto you (for fear of falling) and if you are late for the bus.
10. Mom's never get to shower or use the bathroom by themselves when dad isn't around to hold them hostage.

I'll let you ponder on these 10 for a bit.

Upcoming post: How useful a 9 year old is...