Oct 26, 2010


So here I am again, 3:30 in the afternoon and my son is napping. I should be doing laundry, vacuuming, mopping, or any other of a 100 house cleaning chores but no I am sitting here on my tush blog surfing and eating bon bon's. Ok, not bon bon's but eating none the less. But the day is not a total loss, JN got to play in a bobcat at his friends house, so he is a happy camper.

Oct 15, 2010

Are You Havin' Any Fun?

The other day my hubby was humming a catching tune that I vaguely remember from a holiday commercial last year. When it finally hit me what the song was I started humming/singing it too. It is a catchy song but the words have some meaning and I wonder "Are You Havin' Any Fun?" I have downloaded it to my iPod and play it when I need a reminder to relax.

TONY BENNETT lyrics - Are You Havin' Any Fun? 

Hey fellow with a million smackers
And nervous indigestion
Rich fellow, eats milk and crackers
I'll ask you one question
You silly so and so
With all your dough....

Are you havin' any fun?
What y'gettin' out o' livin'?
What good is what you've got
If you're not havin' any fun?

Are you havin' any laughs?
Are you gettin' any lovin'?
If other people do,
So can you, have a little fun

After the honey's in the cone
Little bees go out and play
Even the old grey mare down home
Has got to have hay....HEY!

You better have some fun
You ain't gonna live forever
Before you're old and gray, feel okay
Have your little fun, son!
Have your little fun!

Why do you work and slave and save?
Life is full of ifs and buts
You know the squirrels save and save
And what have they got.....NUTS!

Better have a little fun
You ain't gonna live forever
Before you're old and grey, still okay
Have your little fun, son!
Have your little fun!
Are you havin' any fun?

Oct 12, 2010

Who Knew? (diaper post beware)

Turns out Amazon.com has a program called Amazon Mom. Thanks to a post by Couponing 101 I found this program. Please see her post for all the details but sufficed to say I am now saving 50% on the pull ups we use even with sales and coupons I cut out. And, they will be delivered to my door in 2 days at no extra cost. This is great because since we only use the pull ups for nap and night time now I am forever making a run to the store because we are down to our last one or two.

Cha-ching! I see extra buck or iTunes cards in my future with the savings!!!!

Oct 7, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

I took JN to the Central Christian Church youth pumpkin patch yesterday and he had a blast.

My Deal for the Day!

I am always in search for a good deal. I always carry coupons with me, I get several emails from daily deal sights and sign up for anything I can to get more coupons. In fact I have 3 email address just so I can get more coupons. Today it pay off big time. I have signed up for the Children's Place emails and have a Children's Place Perks Card. So in the last couple of days I have received not only % off coupons but $ off coupons as well. So JN needed a new heavy coat for the 3 days we have winter here in Texas and I thought I would head to the Children's Place to see what I could find. Well here is what I got, it is just one item but what a deal.

It is a navy blue quilted Pea Coat and here is how the break down went
Originally $30
Sale price $14.99
20% coupon $3.00
$ off coupon $10

Total price of the coat $2.15
That's right a $30 coat for $2.15 WOO HOO!!! I even thing I got one big enough to last maybe 2 seasons!!!!

Got to start 'em early....


Oct 2, 2010

Saturdays with Grandpas

One of the fringe benefits of working at the family clothing store was that I was able to eat lunch with my Granddad every Saturday. Starting at about age 16 I would work on Saturdays at the store and promptly at 1 pm Granddad and I would head out for lunch. This was a great treat for me and during the summers I was able to go 5 days a week! This lunch date continued even as I went to college and got a job teaching and no longer worked at the store.

At the same time my dad would eat lunch on Saturdays with his Grandmother (Great Nanny to me). And through a series of events my Great Grandmother passed away and my Granddad retired and remarried so there we were, my dad and I without a Saturday lunch date.

So daddy and I started to eat lunch on Saturdays to keep up the tradition and now that JN has come along he comes too. It is a special treat that we live so close to our parents and JN can have the benefit of getting to know his grandparents so well. I hope that we can keep our Saturday lunch date for a long time!

Do you have any special family time set aside each week?

Oct 1, 2010

Thoughts for the Week...

1.   I love my family!
2.   Cleaning out the lint filter on your hair dryer makes it work better.
3.   The Starbucks drive-thru on Hulen and I30 rocks on a weekday morning.
4.   My son is adorable, most of the time.
5.   I LOVE MY FAMILY! (important enough to say again)
6.   Playing outside in the dirt is more fun than laundry.
7.   Sending my son to Museum School has been a wonderful decision.
8.   The new iPod Touch 4G is awesome.
9.   I need to blog more!
10. Words with Friends is very addictive.
11. I LOVE MY FAMILY!!!!!!!!!