Thursday, December 31, 2009

A year in photos

Oh. I know you were waiting for it. Sitting on the edge of your computer chair on pins and needles. I am making my triumphant return to blogging. You see. My darling hubby loves to hog the computer. He seems to have a monopoly on it. Santa did not bring me my own puter, so my posts will be few and far between. I will try to schedule as many as possible.

2009 was a pretty decent year. It was very calm and mellow. Just the way I like it. I am thankful to have the life I do. I am a very lucky person. God has truly blessed me, and for that, I am very grateful.

January- Grace's 9th birthday
February- Moose's birthday (my bro)

March- I have no idea what happened. I think we were deep in the middle of renovating the house. EEK!

April- Easter

Angie's Bridal shower
Crash's first time bowling

May- A and Angie get married
I met my bloggy friend Alyssa!!
T's Birthday Bash
Fishing with my hubby.
June- June was baseball season for Tater. I had photos, but they are gone. :o(

July- 4th of July



Baby shower for my SIL Amanda
A trip to Hermann with the boys.
Our "Wedding Reception"
The arrival of D. Lee!!

August- Baby shower for Danielle

Annoying the fam with my new camera.





September- Tater started football
October- First ever visit to Bigfoot
Crash's first head wound to land us in the e.r.
Crash's nasty tongue after he bit it. Two days after he bonked his noggin.
The birth of my "niece" Lily.
Moose hopped the pond and spend some time in Ireland.
Danielle's 21st bday. It was cuuuuuhrazy.
November- Grace's first choir concert

I got to meet Joshua Radin. Swoon.
Crash's second birthday
December- Tater's seventh birthday

Christmas


Friday, December 11, 2009

Frugal Friday Tip

Shop the dollar stores for wrapping paper

I know that it isn't the highest quality paper in the world. It's wrapping paper and it is going to be torn to shreds any way. Why spend top dollar for the Hallmark stuff?

Friday, December 4, 2009

Frugal Friday Tip

Scale back your cable/satellite service

Yes, it may be very nice to have EVERY single channel known to man, but how often are you really using it? We cut our movie channels a while ago. It seemed like there was never anything on we wanted to watch so we decided to save ourselves $12/month. I'm trying to convince my hubby to get rid of the dish all together. All we watch is the news and sports. We can get the news on satellite radio and we can find several places on line that offer deals for watching sports on your computer. If we did this, we would save a bunch more money. I don't think I will win this battle though. :o)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Craigs List Observations

I love scouring Craig's List for deals. Most of the time, everything is really over priced, but it is still fun to window shop. It's also fun to laugh at some of the grammar and spelling errors people make. I wonder if they edit their ads before they post them? Probably not. Here are a few of my observations:

bedroom suit- Is this like a bedroom suite? Is it some sort of special clothing for the bedroom? If that is the case, isn't it lingerie?

chester drawers- Is this a chest of drawers? Did you name your dresser Chester?

New _______ (only used once)- Pssst....if you use it even just one time, it is no longer new. It is now used.

hot tud- ?? a 6 person one at that.

IS IN GOOD CONDITION STRUCTLY- What the hell does "structly" mean???

retro= vinyl

antique= wooden and very broken down

beautiful=ugly

shabby chic= usually just shabby

mid century=They mean last century, 1950s, not 1800's which is my thinking.

priced to sell- Nope, not for that price. If you really wanted it gone, maybe you wouldn't take a whopping $100 of the price you paid TEN years ago.

What are some funny CL posts you have come across?