Thursday, October 11, 2007

Coupons, coupons everywhere!!!

It's been awhile since I've made a trip out to Rite Aid and Smith's to do my couponing. So, since I wasn't going to the stores...I wasn't clipping out my coupons.

Today, I spent about five hours clipping my coupons and sorting them. Yes, you read that right...five hours of my life I'll never get back.

But, now they are all sorted and looking all purty in their new little binder that I crafted (read: put baseball card protectors and cardstock dividers in a binder), and I'm all ready to go!! C and I are going when I get out of the store. Why, you might ask, is C going? Well, because I can't go anywhere without C wanting to go...and she needs pants. No, you cannot buy pants at Smith's or Rite Aid. We are hitting Walmart too. Good times.

I'm hoping that I can come out of these stores with a ton of stuff without spending a ton of money. It is possible...I've done it before. Couponing, I have discovered, is not for the impatient or those short on time. When there is something good in the paper that is advertised, chances are there are other sales NOT advertised that are just as good. This is the reason that I now carry my coupons with me ANY time I set foot in the grocery store!!! Nothing like getting toothpaste for 25cents a tube!!! woohoo!! Since you need PLENTY of time to coupon, I like to go by myself. It can sometimes take me about two hours or more to go through each of the two stores. But it is oh-so-nice to be able to browse leisurely, unless I have C with me, lol, and snatch up all the deals I can get!!

I'll report my savings tomorrow!!! (How's that for a cliff hanger?!)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Welcome to Wednesday.

Today has been pretty interesting for me. Not in the fact that I have been busy, but in the fact that I have been busy. Keep up with me, people.

I got up early this morning and started on my morning "regimen." Make the bed, throw in a load of laundry on my way downstairs, start the coffee, empty the dishwasher, make sure the girls are up, load the dishwasher, wipe the counters down. All of this before 6:05 am. Once the girls are on their way, load Z up with some breakfast and switch out laundry while he eats. Set out his clothes (c'mon...he's only seven!) pick up my bathroom. Take him to the bus, come home and get myself ready for work.

So far, so good. Although it's only been one day...But it's good to have goals.

A little slow at the store today. I could have gotten in a good nap today, but I sat on the computer and wasted away more brain cells. I'm learning that I really, really need all of my brain cells because whenever I take in more/new information, something important manages to squeak out of my eardrum, and I forget things. I need a notepad with a string to tie around my neck, just like what I threaten my kids with...

I think with my new found organization (remember, this is day one), I'm going to try to eek in some scrapbooking. You know, because I don't spend enough time during the day looking at scrapbooking stuff...

I'll keep you posted on how that goes. ;)

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Where's Martha??

You know, kind of like Where's Waldo??

So, so, SO much has happened in the past few months that it will make your head spin. I've been so busy that I actually forgot that I had a blog. I know...blasphemy.

I have been super busy with the store, and things are looking good. It's a slow road, but there is a destination somewhere in all of this stress. I'm doing some inner healing, and I should be back in the saddle soon.

In other news, I have been "invited" to participate in a version of "The Biggest Loser" with some people here in town. Now, is this something I should feel flattered about? The jury is still out on that one... But I'm excited to do it and cannot wait until it starts!! I actually lost two pounds last week, and told D that I need to quit losing weight right now. After the look of panic dissolved from his face, he nonchalantly asked, "Why?" Well, duh!! I need to save my weight loss for TBL!! I figger I'll gorge up and then drop it like it's hot. Sounds good in theory...Wish me luck!!!

I'm very excited for October 20th. Ask me why. Okay, I'll tell you. My BFF and I are going to Mesquite after I close the store on Saturday and we are going to eat, watch a movie, eat, watch a movie, eat, watch a movie...oh, and eat!!! We may try to squeak in a pedicure too. I'm really in need of some R&R, and my BFF is just the one to spend it with. I can't wait!!!

Thanks for sticking with me and I promise that I will have more entries. *Ü*
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