Monday, November 1, 2010

Today I am thankful for...

November 1, 2010

Today I am thankful for a quiet house, time to myself and an ice cold coke zero!!

What are you thankful for today?
Hugs!
Janice

November 1st...

Hi Friends...
Well, I didn't do very well getting back to blogging for Karen's October challenge but I DID start off well! I am just moving on...

I did some GREAT coupon shopping the past 2 weeks now that I am using the Coupon$ense program again! Last week my bill was $146.00 I saved $68 with my card and coupons - $78 then I got $75 returned to my bank account for opening an account at a new bank... grand total = $146 worth of groceries for $3!! Oh YES!!

Yesterday's shopping trip wasn't THAT good but still pretty good! My bill started out @ $237.. with my club card, coupons and specials I only paid $96!! This trip included 4 frdge packs of soda, 12 packages of assort. meat, 3 pks of lunch meat, 5 bags of goldfish 6 pks of frozen veggies, 3 pizza's , 8 bags of Halloween candy, 2 loafs of bread, 3 pks of hot dog buns, fresh fruit, 6 pks of FREE gum, 1 gal of milk, 1 pks string cheese, 3 boxes of cereal, 4 bags of tortilla chips, 2 24ct pks of water, 1 pkg sour cream, 4 bottles of nyquil, 3 toothbrushes and kids cough syrup! A total of 74 items!! :) We fed 15 people last night for Halloween BBQ and still have lots of food left!!
I am a happy camper! I can't wait to get to the other stores this week! :)

Happy November Peeps!!
Hugs,
Janice

Monday, October 25, 2010

Day 25...

Wow... when I posted last time I thought I would just miss a day or 2 because we went out of town! I never thought that I would have so much life in my life!

First... here are a few photos from our fun weekend at our friend 74 acre ranch!







When we got home on Sunday afternoon we found out that my family had suffered a tragic loss! Sgt. Ian Tawney - my cousin's son in law was killed in action in Afganistan! He and Ashley are expecting their first child in a few months - baby Claire! It is always sad and heartbreaking when you hear about a loss in this STUPID war... but it is totally different when it is your family! I pray that you don't ever know what I mean by that!! Ian was only 1 of 10 men that were lost from his Unit in just a few days!

On Wednesday, my mother in law was taken to th hospital with chest pains. As it turns out she did have a very minor heart attack. That sounds like a crazy thing... there is NOTHING "minor" about a heart attack... right? She was in horrible pain and the drs discovered that she also has a horrible UTI. Thank God she was able to go home on Saturday morning!

This weekend my BBFF came out to play baseball for the week! We are looking forward to watching his game(s) during the week! Jack is really excited to have his "Uncle Pete" here so he was watch him play ball too! He also like to have him "around"!! It's very cute!

Sunday was all football in the house!! Chargers and Cardinals both lost their games! It was a huge bummer! Jack spent the night with his Didi & Papa and they all went to the fair on Sunday! I got a call from a "neighbor" and had a photoshoot schedule for the afternoon! I took a peek at them and they are AWESOME! It was a really fun shoot!

And finally... I am so excited to announce that I am a member of the Ready, Set, Create Design Team!!I am so honored to be part of this great team!!

Until tomorrow...
Janice

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Day 14

I had a busy day today... again!! :) I say that with all smiles! This morining I scrapped and chatted a bit with Jodi & Betty. Then cleaned the house and got out the Halloween decorations! Before I knew it I was on my way to Jack's class and decorated it for "Fall" for his teacher! That is a Room Mom duty I really enjoy! Got stuck with a little sinus headache so I decided to just order pizza and make salad for Bunko tonight! I don't like pizza but the girls will eat it and so will Bob and Jack!! No biggie!! Bob was awesome and offered to go pick it up and all the snacks I needed as well! He rocks!!

Going to do a little homework with Jack while I am waiting for everyone to arrive!!

Have a great night!!
Tomorrow.... TGIF!!

hugs!
Janice

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Days 12 & 13

Yep...I am totally double dippin' here!! I was so tired last night after a full day of prep and 1 coat of venetian plaster on Mary's kitchen wall I was wiped out!! It felt so good to be back in the painting mode! I love, love, love to faux paint... it's my true passion! I did it for just about 10 years and had to stop due to an injury! I am better now (for the most part) and I hope to start to do more. I have another job planned for Nov. which makes me really happy!! Also, I am designing a "teen boy" room for a friend too!

Yesterday 10.12 was the anniversary of Bob's and my first date 18 yrs ago! We went to Chili's then and actually did for many years to "celebrate" our date! ;)

Today... I got a good (early) start at Mary's house and stayed unitl I was complete! My friend picked Jack up from school for me. I think I worked about 10 hrs today but it was so worth it! The kitchen in just beautiful and Mary is VERY happy! I am pooped and surprised I am still awake! Tomorrow is shopping, prep dinner for bunko, decorate Jack's class and clean house!!

Photos tomorrow if they turned out! :D
Hugs!
Janice

Monday, October 11, 2010

Day 11

It's Day 11... and I really am Lovin' this challenge! Thanks Karen!! :)

Today Jack had the day off from school and Bob was also off of work! Jack's pal Ryan had spent the night but he was out the door to a play day with his Mom early! We hung around the house a bit. Jack put together (with help from Ryan and Dad) his NEW lego Halo ship! It's really BIG and they did a great job! (Pics tomorrow) I cleaned and organized a few more things in prep for this month's Bunko which will be at my house! (Friday's post will be Bunko Babe's!)LOL

I had a nice conversation with my DEAR Friend Jen who is celebrating her Birthday today!! Happy Birthday to YOU Jen!! Hugs! We can't wait for their family to come out in November for a visit! :)

Jack and I had some "game" time today. We took turns kickin' butt on eachother playin' Connect Four and War! Chilled out and watched some kid TV and I made him a super special ice cream treat! We will NEVER have to buy another McFlurry again! :)

Dinner was Super YUMMY and the whole family had a part in putting it together! Jack set the table, Bob grilled the chicken and I made the sides and did the dishes!!

The boys are in bed and now it time to chill! I am watching TV and playing Scrabble online with Autumn! I love playing this game and I LOVE her for turning me on to it!! I have a few other friends who I have hooked now too!! lol

Well... back to the game!! I am winning 340 to 188 but we still have 6 tiles left! ;)
I am sure she will kick my A$$ next game!!

See ya tomorrow... excited for my painting day!!
Janice

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Day 10 and its 10.10.10

I was ready for some football today! The Chargers weren't on TV here but The Cardinal's were and boy was it a good game! Max Hall got his 1st start and 1st win as an NFL Quarterback! He is a "local boy" from Mesa... it's really cool to see him shine! Well, I don't know if I'd say shine... cuz some of the game was ugly and luck.. but a win is a win! He did make a few good plays! Things just worked out for him and the team today!

While I was watching the game this is what I did! I just LOVE the Happy Halloween Kit from Scrapbook Doodle!!





I have a busy week ahead! Jack is off school tomorrow, I am doing a fun Faux Finish in my friends kitchen, Bunko at my house on Thursday and I NEED a haircut!

See ya tomorrow!
Janice :)