Saturday, March 29, 2008

Homeowner's Aches and Pains...

If money was not an issue, I would love a new house! Don't get me wrong, I do like the one we currently live in, it has just been screaming for some TLC lately. The ice storm did not treat us kindly, so our backyard is a wreck. Our trees have cost us $500.00 so far with about $1500.00 left to go. Two of our three fences need replacing and the entire backyard will need new sod... which is another $500.00. We are definately needing to paint the outside of the house this year and we have to start a "new roof" fund. That's just the outside. Inside, we have to replace two exterior doors... and the list goes on and on. YEECH! I am grateful to own a home and Richie and I aren't new to the idea of a little work. It just seems that sometimes we get swallowd with "To Do" lists. I suppose there is much more to be thankful for than there is to complain about... I'm just saying, if I had lots of money, I'd love a new home so I wouldn't have to worry about this one so much!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Coupons are for the BIRDS!!!

I know that a lot of people would disagree with this comment, but today, I have to say that COUPONS ARE FOR THE BIRDS! One of my favorite things to do on Sunday afternoon is to pick up the Sunday paper and per-uze through the ads to see if there is anything good. Today I saw that Michael's had a 50% off coupon, just for today. So I called up my friend Tori and told her to meet me at Michael's because there was a Scrapbooking thingee I wanted that was originally $20.00 but now that I had my 50% off coupon, I would be able to get it for $10.00. We walked the aisles and I swooped up my item, along with a few other things. When we got to the cashier, I discovered that the item I wanted was on sale for 25% off and that my coupon would not work since it was already on sale. I asked the Sales lady if I could use the coupon and she said no. I went ahead and paid the $5.00 difference, since it's really not that big of a deal, but I still thought it was ridiculous, since the reason I came to Michael's in the first place was to get the 50% discount. I just want to know when everything got so complicated...
My opinion cannot be changed... until next Sunday when I find some great deal in the ads heh!

Monday, March 10, 2008

The Land of the Living

I feel like I missed out on a lifetime of experiences this past week. When I found out I had the flu, I didn't think it would have taken the toll on me that it did. This is the sickest I have been in a long time. I actually took 4 sick days and it wasn't for kicks... let me tell you. I stayed in bed most of the past 9 days. You always think it sounds great to stay in bed, then you can't wait to get up and out of the house. One thing is for sure, my house is really needin' a good cleaning and there is no denying it. I'm getting better, but I still think that cleaning the house will have to wait. I need to conserve my energy still... darn! Thanks MOM for taking care of your 32 year old little girl. It just goes to show that I still need my mommy.