This is how many miles when I got home in my driveway.
Here she is. Not great pictures because its raining outside and its cold.
So I didn't work until 11 this morning and I thought I would plan ahead and get out chicken to thaw out and rolls to rise for when I came home at 8. Rillz got off work at 6 and let the dogs out. They came back in the house and Rillz went into the back bedroom. He heard a dog whining and thought they needed to go out again until he noticed the plate with the chicken was EMPTY. Yes, 4 big pieces of raw chicken were gone without a sound! I don't know who did it but Malu looks sure looks guilty with a stomach ache laying around. Well... so much for dinner. Take out anyone?
So Ren has been working really hard on Malu's dog collar. He is an amazing crafter and since he loves Malu he wanted to make a leather collar for her. (Which Ren probably regrets to volunteering himself for the job). Rillz thought it would be cool to put shark teeth on it. When we were in Hawaii we went and got the shark jaw from the shark his uncle caught when Rillz was in 6th grade. Anyways, this is how it turned out...
Yes, I have the flu. "Most likely the swine flu" says the guy at Primary Health who saw me for less than 5 minutes. So 2 hours later (yes waiting with other sicklings and feeling like I am going to pass out I had to wait 2 hours) 133 dollars later (because I have no insurance) I was told there was nothing they could do for me. I have been sick since Friday night. Chills, sore throat, major headache, major muscle aches, dizziness, tired... I don't do well just laying around my house. But when I do get up to do something I get so darn tired and dizzy. And sitting here all by myself I stink! I have taken a shower every day but being very immobile my body finds extra stink balls in itself. You know its bad when you just smell your own stank (maybe thats the pig side of the flu coming out in me). I am going to work tomorrow whether my body likes it or not. Don't worry, after today I am contagious free! So good luck to ya'll healthy humans out there and I hope you stay unsick. Alright to the shower I go...oink oink
Ok so I got my most comments on the couponing lysol post. I have said it before but I love couponing. It takes lots of time and practice. My least favorite store ever to shop at (Albertsons, because it is always the closest store and pricing is twice as expensive as Winco and Walmart) is now my most favorite store ever because it is the closest (now it is convenient) and has great sales with the ability to double manufactorers coupons. You know those coupon inserts you get in the Sunday paper and you cut out some that you think you will use and always forget about them until they expire? Well I now get 4 sunday papers for those coupon inserts and cut ALL those coupons out. I put them in my coupon binder and then wait for a sale or a great price on something. Target and Walgreens are also great couponing stores. I just choose to mostly go to Albertsons.
Here are my deals this week...
10 cans of Tomato soup
20 cans of Chicken Noodle soup
2 Tony's Pizzas
4 Ken's salad dressings
3 Campbells soups at hand
All for a total of 7.72
Oh wait and a $5 catalina which means $5 dollars off my next purchase of anything at Albertsons. So really it was like paying $2.72 for all this.
So thats kinda how I get everything cheap. It takes time and a lot of practice but I really enjoy it and is SO worth it.
Next thing on my mind...
Blogging! I think it is so amazing that I can now get to know my relatives through blogs. I LOVE it. I get to watch Danielle and Clay's new puppy grow up, Amy and Mikes struggles and blessings with cancer (and it is how I found out about Kanya being so rude), Megan and Gregs adventures abroad and re-adjusting to the U.S.A., Aunt Pennys crying over peaches moment (p.s. tell your kids to blog... everyone is doing it, it is SO the cool thing you know), Liz and Shadd's beautiful pictures (I so wish I could take pictures that well and display them so nice too) and congrats on your new growing baby girl, my sisters of course, and everyone elses life too. It is a way to stay connected and really feel like you know your family. I love reading ALL the blogs and getting to know everyone a little better. I love you all and I thank you for sharing your lives with me. That has been on my mind lately because I just feel blessed for this kind of technology and dedication from all of you to create a blog.
Next order of business...
Jon and Kate plus 8. I LOVED the show, notice the d at the end. But it has gotten out of hand with their celebrity profile. I think Jon is an idiot personally. Hello you have 8 kids grow up and be mature for the kids. The earing is just stupid and the comment about missing out on your 20's because of the kids was just stupid. First of all those kids were planned. Its not like they were oopsey babies (maybe having 6 at one time was a bit unexpected) but still be responsible. You are not a celebrity so stop acting like one. What made me write about this anyways was the MSN.com page it has different things displayed and one was "Guess which celebs have had hair implants" and has a picture of Jon on it. Since when was he considered celeb status. And Kate, I think she was really bossy to Jon. But she would have to be a picky, clean freak, organized lady to have a controlled household with that many kids the same age. I applaud her and her efforts for the kids. She could have a better hairstyle but at least she is not trying to gain celeb status like Jon is. Oh and the show used to be my favorite to watch now it has moved down the list considerably.
Anyways thats all. Good night. Hopefully I will write about Hawaii next.
So I have been back from Hawaii for 4 days. I don't want to do ANYTHING. The time change has been killing me. I can't seem to wake up before noon and go to bed before 2 a.m. My allergies are crappy and my skin is so stinkin dry. In Hawaii I had no allergies and my skin was so moist and smooth. And the weather was amazing! I got no tan (as expected) but I also didn't get sunburned (which is a miracle). To sum it all up... Hawaii was amazing and I am not ready to be back in Idaho. I will post lots of pictures and stories when I am at home. (and when I find the energy to do so)... I don't even feel like couponing right now (that is huge for me because I usually LOVE couponing.) Hopefully I will be back in Hawaii in June 2010. For more to come...
So this morning I went to Albertsons. I got 5 containers of lysol wipes and 1 box of Granola Bars. Before coupons I would have paid $20. After coupons I got all this for $.89. Thats right, not even a dollar. And $.40 of it was tax. The lysol wipes were free and the granola bars were a whopping $.50.
So this is one I did a while ago. 10 pasta/rice sides, 5 wish bone dressings, 4 ragu pasta sauce, 8 skippy peanut butters, 4 mayos, 3 warm delights, 2 brownie mixes, 8 deoderants, 4 vasoline lotions, 5 suave body washes, 2 simply cookies, and 4 boxes of klondike bars. I don't remember how much I should have paid but after coupons I paid $13.82. Yes people, $13.82 for all this. Sometims I surprise myself with the deals I get!
Posted by Mindy at 6:47 AM