Friday, August 29, 2008

10 Random Things for a Friday

  1. Still don't know why this list shows up as bullets when it looks like numbers when I am drafting it. Anybody know enough about blogger to know how to change it?
  2. Do you know how hard it is to find a camping spot to reserve when your husband decides at the last minute that he wants to go camping this weekend? Labor Day weekend. ugh.
  3. Do you know how hard it is to find a toddler sized life jacket in late August?
  4. Son2 got us lunch today. We had King Kong. YUMM! Love me some greek food!
  5. Farmer's market is in the AM. Can't wait to get some huge heirloom tomatoes. Since my tomatoes flopped this year. :( I am seriously craving a tomato sandwich.
  6. I hate fiscal year end stuff at work. It consumes too much time. I am therefore behind on the regular stuff. Which seriously stresses me out.
  7. I haven't spent anywhere near enough time with baby BAM and his mom the last few weeks. It makes me sad. They move closer and we see less of them. It makes no sense.
  8. I have a "40% off your entire order" coupon from Michael's that expires Sunday. And I have no crafting stuff budget this month. Don't you feel sorry for me?
  9. Scrapfest is only 2 weekends away! (thus where my crafting budget went.) I'm getting seriously excited! But then I remember that I am leaving a 2 year old and her daddy for 3 days. And then I have pangs of guilt but then I remember that I only do stuff like this a couple of times a year so it is OK. :)
  10. My entire thought patterns this week have been random so finding 10 random things is TOTALLY not a problem today.

Bob Nelson on Football

This is one of the BEST comedy skits EVER!!

A mind is a terrible thing.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

What would you do?

I have two places to be tomorrow at the same time. Both have been framed as mandatory. One requires getting up at the bum crack of dawn and driving 3 hours to KC. The other is local. Local option will however be available via webcast later this week.

carp. I just answered my own question. bum crack of dawn wake up it is.

Friday, August 22, 2008

10 Random Things for a Friday

  1. I forgot how tired having a little one around can make you. Was I this tired with the big ones? I am guessing I am showing my age on this one. :)
  2. Little One's favorite source of protein is dairy. Unfortunately it has been her main source of protein as well for most of the week. That and an occasional bean or chicken. What's a mom to do?
  3. Went to the chiro for the first time in forever today.
  4. I am going to indulge in large quantities of heirloom tomatoes and kale and eggplant this weekend. I can't wait!
  5. The POS van is still in the back yard. I am feeling rather redneckish at the moment.
  6. I am going out with friends tonight. Hoping we figure out how to incorporate sushi into the evening somehow. LOL
  7. I took today off from work but then went in for 2 hours anyway. See how I am?
  8. This weekend we are being lumber jacks and taking down a mostly fallen tree. Wish us luck. Will work on the yard as well. The poor place has been seriously neglected as of late.
  9. My brother has officially relocated to Tulsa. It makes me sad.
  10. My mom gets to spend tomorrow with Lucas! I am very jealous.

and there you have it folks. 10 random for 8/22/08. Boring isn't it. But if I didn't do something I'd never hear the end of it from a couple of friends. OK, off to Target to get diapers!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thought for a Thursday

Has anything REALLY memorable ever happened to you on a Thursday?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

This is the big announcement

Are you sitting down? I know you probably are because most people don't hang out on the internet while they are standing up. But trust me. You'll want to sit down about now.

See the little one on the left? That is the Babe. Isn't she the cutest little two year old ever? Ok, she's tied with her cousin Emma on the right. She's two too. She's just as cute so we'll have to call it a tie for the cutest two year old. But here's the thing. The Babe? She's the cutest two year old that I have the pleasure as introducing the newest member of our household. Yes, you read that right. She's ours. We get to keep her. :) We are adopting a two year old. Are we crazy or what? Me thinks not.

This is the Babe and Lucas. They love the blocks. Babe can stack them. Lucas can knock them over.

And this is Grandpa Doug reading to the Babe and Emma. Don't they all look happy? I think so.
Which is good. Because right now, I am the happiest new mommy of a two year old there ever was.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Hey Jude


Atmosphere - Always Coming Back Home To You

These guys were on Letterman last night. Minneapolis Hip-Hop. Who would have thought?

10 Random Things for a Friday

  1. Still have big news. Still can't tell you. Not a tease, just can't say anything yet. But I am just busting! Check back Monday or Tuesday. I'll let you in on the blockbuster news. You won't believe it I tell you. You just won't. Not sure that I believe it.
  2. Have I told you about Fiber One Chewy Bars yet? OMG they are incredible! Definitely more of a dessert bar than a breakfast type granola bar. 35% of the Daily Fiber you need. only 140 calories. Rockin! You have to try them! The Oats and Caramel tastes just like Oatmeal Scotchie cookies! Go HERE and get a free sample and a coupon so you can indulge too. Target even has them on sale this week.
  3. Spent most of the week working on a huge project. Finished it this am. So glad it's over. Hopefully it is the last of it's kind.
  4. I was honored to spend a great deal of time last weekend with my niece Emma and baby Lucas. It was the best weekend in a long time. Amazing what a little kid energy will do for you. :)
  5. I strongly dislike black licorice flavored anything. And when you eat something that you dislike by accident, it is rather disgusting.
  6. Jim's uncle died a week ago today. We went to the funeral on Tuesday. His aunt was happy to see him. Not so true of the cousins. With one or two exceptions, they were actually pretty rude. And we have no idea why.
  7. I need to go to the bank.
  8. Son2 is working at my office for about 6 weeks. He's all happy. Paid him today. He's now ecstatic and loves the job and never wants to leave.
  9. Baby BAM loves the same songs his mom used to love. Love is a rose (Neal Young) and Barges are his favorites. And I love singing them to him.
  10. This weekend is the airshow at the Air Force base. Hubby is all bumming because we made other plans and won't be able to go. But the plans trump.

Have a rockin' weekend. Catch ya' on the flipside!

Friday, August 8, 2008

10 Random Things for a Friday

  1. I can't figure out why when I make this a list of numbered items (in blogger) and it shows numbers in the preview but when it posts it changes to bullets. Anybody got a clue?
  2. My brother is moving to Tulsa today. It makes me sad. It makes my mom even sadder.
  3. My sister is moving to Dallas on the 18th. This makes me sad. It makes my mom EVEN sadder. Poor lady. All of her baby grandchildren are moving in the same 2 week period.
  4. I get to see Lucas this weekend! Oh yeah, and his mommy and daddy. LOL
  5. I registered for Scrapfest in September in Minneapolis. I am excited!
  6. I have a hugely cumbersome grant to finish for work by next Friday. There is so much backup that you send with it that it's ridiculous. Stupid thing.
  7. We rehomed Taz on Wednesday. He came back on Thursday. Apparently the dad is allergic. I am changing his name to Boomerang. (the dog not the dad)
  8. Tomorrow Elvis and I are getting pedicures. Wonder if they'll have Route Beer Float. I love that color.
  9. Big News is on the Horizon. But I can't tell you yet. It's still not a given.
  10. Family pictures flopped. I can't seem to get everyone together to save my life!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Saving big bucks and having lots of cereal

Do you know about The Grocery Game?

Thanks to and a $5 off email coupon, I spent $27.53 at Walgreens yesterday and got $105 worth of stuff. I spent $65.00 at Baker's and saved (according to my receipt) $73.00. SWEET!! Son2 was excited because it means we have name brand cereal in the house. A stockpile of it actually. Cheerios or Fruity Pebbles anyone?

They have a trial period if you want to see what stores are in your area with a list. Clipping coupons and watching sales really does add up! If you decide to try it out, use my email address as a referral. I'd appreciate it! candlesandbath at

10 Random Things for Friday

  1. I fell off the cutting back on Diet Coke wagon. And this week I have had one just about every day. I know, I'm bad. But since when did lack of chemical sweetners and a little caffeine really make anyone sick. (don't answer that or I'll send a nasty chemical and lack of caffeine headache your way)
  2. My mom was here last weekend. I get to see Jr and Luke in a couple of weeks. Elvis and the girls are coming a week or so after that. Now if I could just get a trip to see BFTSIHBFTLFA all would be right in the world.
  3. We got Rox's brother back. They decided that it was not fair for him to be spending all of his time in the crate as they are just too busy to have a dog. So now we have 4. Ad going in the paper this weekend. But he and Rox have so much fun together that it'll be hard to see him go. I do NOT need 4 dogs.
  4. It's supposed to be 110 degrees tomorrow. ouch. I'll be getting up early for gardening and farmer's market run but other than that, it'll be an all indoor weekend. Better stock up on movies.
  5. I'm on a mission to get $1500 as fast as possible. Any suggestions? Ok, I know there's that but that isn't exactly legal so we'll be foregoing it for now. Any legal suggestions?
  6. still haven't put a CD in my car's CD player. how sad is that?
  7. baby BAM has a new apartment. It's insanely closer to us. And they have a pool. YEAH!!
  8. Splitting Irises next week. Want to buy some? Shoot me an email at candlesandbath at
  9. I want to ride a Merry Go Round. Not sure why. But I do.
  10. Our wedding anniversary is in 10 days. Think we'll remember it this year?

Rock the weekend friends!