Sunday, October 31, 2010

Top 3 Reasons I Love Target (NOT!)

Long time, no post, I know. But I'm back, at least for this post! I love Target, really I do. I get entranced by their decor, their trendiness, their cool looking ads and their colorful products. So, why do they try to make me not want to shop there? After all they...
1. Give me a hard time about taking my coupon.
2. They charge me a different price than what's on the price tag on the shelf. (WAY too often!)
3. When I wait my turn in line, and ask for a raincheck, they tell me to go wait in line at the service desk (when I've already waited in the department and I know they can give me a raincheck at the register) and then they proceed to say "Let me take this next (same raced, not mine) customer" behind me and make me wait.
Target, this is no way to keep a customer! Please try harder!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

It's been a while...

hello all my faithful readers...(ha ha - all 3 of you!)
a good friend of mine reminded me recently that I hadn't posted a blog entry in...say..."how long?" so, here I am. schools out for me, schools almost out for my kids (this is a GOOD means a few more quiet days!) I am gearing up to celebrate my birthday...and I will not being getting any older, because this year I turn the infamous 39. so, my thought of the post is: are birthdays THAT big of a deal for adults? some people HAVE to celebrate their birthday on the day, some people wait for the weekend, some people take a whole month, and some don't celebrate at all! which category do you fall in? I'd say I'm the "wait for a good time to celebrate" kind of girl. my kind of celebration? steamed crabs and a corona light. love to hear your thoughts!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Ahhhh Good's the start of Spring Insanity

Yep, you guessed it. The kids are home from school...for a week...and a day. It all started about 4. The air of "no school, no homework (even thought they have it, they don't need/want to do it) and I am going to be a bum, thus creating more work for mom." Don't get me wrong. I look forward to sleeping past 7 am and having no schedule. But I will miss my peace and quiet, and even my crazy days with 24 3-4 year olds. And one thing I know for sure...Good Friday makes me remember how grateful and lucky I am to not only have my three healthy girls (and husband), but also a Lord and Savior who thought enough of me to lay down his life (in such a brutal and painful way) for my sins and inadequacies. Thank you Jesus. I will spend my entire life trying to pay you back, and I am sure I won't even come close. ;-) Happy Easter Everyone!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

To my middle age and beyond friends: Could you imagine???

I was at the hair salon yesterday and while my daughter was getting her hair cut, I overheard one of the stylists talking about how her brother's girlfriend just had a baby this last weekend. not all that shocking, you might say? well, here's what you don't know (and what momma didn't either!): she found out 5 days before she delivered a full term baby, that she was pregnant. ummm, hello? could you imagine? now I don't know this lady (but I do know this happens...anyone seen the tv show "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant")so I don't know anything about her situation. but even now in my current situation, I can't imagine hearing the words, "you're pregnant and you will be delivering soon!" could you?

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I'm just sayin'

I told a friend I was waning on my blogging. I warned you...I knew it would happen. I told her I needed a I have one. What is the new craze/trend with saying (or typing to my facebook friends) "I'm just sayin'?" I don't get it. Obviously, you're just sayin' because you said it. Can anybody weigh in on this topic?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I think that is all I have to say to a east coaster to get their heads a spinnin'. we have had record amounts of snow here. kids have the week off, dad's home from work, and mom's been scrapbooking. we stocked up at the grocery store. all is good. thank you to all the slow plowers....get ready...round 2 just started! stay warm!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Should couples (who are also parents) make time for a week long getaway?

I have always thought it was a good idea to have a getaway with my husband in honor our anniversary. Some years it was a day, some years a weekend, and some years (like 10 and 15) a week. My thoughts are that if you nourish your time with your spouse while the kids are growing, you will, hopefully, still have that spark when those kids are grown...and gone. And also, just because it's fun to getaway. Well, our anniversary is coming up in a couple months and we are planning a week long trip. Sometimes, if I mention that I am planning a "getaway" with my husband, I feel like I get "flack" for it. I'm still going to plan my getaways as long as I can, but I wonder how others feel about going away for a week with your spouse, but without your children?

Friday, February 5, 2010

Here we go...

alright. this is my first attempt at a blog. I don't know how often I will post. I tend to get really excited about things (like making a website) and then the excitement tends to die down or life happens and I forget. so, I will make a goal to myself to try to post once a week, and maybe give a funky fact or something. first attempt: a quirky bit of information about me...I like to type in lowercase...except "I's" I always make them uppercase.