Sunday, June 29, 2008

Meet Tickles....

Joanna has her first pet of her own. We went over to my SIL's house and they have 2gerbils. Momma G had 3 babies. After that we went to a garage sale and they had a beginner habitat for $1.

So, yesterday, we went to Pet Smart and got a Dwarf hamster. They only sell males so we have to look at an unpleasant anatomy part of him but, otherwise he's really cute.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

My coupon experience.....

Wow, just wow!

Sure, I had the occasional freebie coupon that I would redeem but, I had no idea!

My friend, Carmen, would always tell me what she got free at the store and I just oo'ed and aww'ed but, I never got motivated enough to clip any coupons myself.

Well, last night hubby took like a demon with the scissors to the coupons. He was determined we were going to be like her and save tons.

Today we met up with her and we bought $224 and paid $53!

First stop was Target. It was the most expensive stop. I got 8 bottles of shampoo, 2 tubs of Lysol wipes, 1 bottle of Pine-Sol, 8 - one lb bags of cat food, 2 - 24ct family size Lipton tea bags, 2 big bottles of Hellman's mayo, 2 - 15pk of razors for hubby. The only thing not with a coupon was 2 boxes of patches for my mom and a 6pk of plastic bowls for 0.48c on clearance. Total was $75 and change. After the coupons, it was $32 but, aha! She forgot to take off 2 coupons off of the shampoo for $1 $30!

Kroger is too long to all scanned at $109. After scanning the Kroger card, it was $70. After coupons, it was (drumroll................) $8.47!!!!!!!!!!!

Then we took a break and ate and then hit Albertsons. It was over $40 and I paid $13. That includes 3 boxes of cereal, 2 Kraft mayos, 2 rolls of Owens sausage, a 6pk of Yoplait for kids, a 4lb bag of sugar and a dozen eggs.

And the sugar was on sale for $0.99 and we had a coupon for $0.30 off....tripled, the sugar cost us 9 freaking cents!!

Carmen made her kids go in line with the sugar because there was a limit of 1. I made out with 9 bags of sugar for $0.81 cents!!! Carmen gave them to me.

Oh yeah, in the Kroger deal, I bought 8 - 2pks of Lever bar soap, $1 a pk. We had coupons for $1 off!!

OMG, she's hooked me!!

Hubby is in awe as well as me. All this time paying retail with the occasional coupon. NOT ANYMORE!!!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Our vacation at the Zoo.

Hubby took Thursday off so we could take Joanna to the zoo. It rained that morning with chances of rain all day. Thankfully, it only happened in the morning. Cooled the day off till about 3pm. Then OMG, I was soaking. What a day to forget my deodorant!

There was a mandrill that was sitting at the window. Only thing separating us. For some reason he took offense with hubby. He was hitting the glass and playing with his $^&%*%. He was so beautiful. The colors on his It may be sad to see them like this but, seriously, we would never get to be that close ever, without a zoo....

There's a new thing -- Stingray Bay -- I got to feed one. He sucked up that fish from my hand without touching me. Hubby chickened and dropped the shrimp right when he was about to get it from him. Ha ha!

Joanna really enjoyed it. We didn't tell her anything until we drove up.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Ever feel like you're drowning and there's no water in sight?

This is one of those days. And I can feel someone pushing my head down....

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Last day of school!

Yay! I get to sleep in tomorrow. Yes, that's all I thought of! Not really...hee hee

I'll post her pic later.

She says she's ready for KINDERGARTEN!! Not me!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Ha! Proof that hubby loves my cat.....

.......and my cat and I found out the hard way.

Kitty Kitty escapes me when I am wheeling out my mom in or out the apt. So he is out for a couple of hours a day. Since we grew up with outdoor cats, I was a bit more "its ok" about it.

So, last night he was out. Hubby ran an errand and when I went out to help him unload, I saw 4 people sitting at the picnic table in the courtyard. When hubby was coming up the walkway, he saw one guy with his arms around a girl walking and then WHAM, he kicked my cat really really hard. Hubby yelled out to him,, hey thats my cat!! He said the guy got really pale but, the other guy in the group went up to his face and started saying crap in English to him. Hubby gave him the eye and the guy's girl pulled him away and they ran off. Hubby called the police.....not much they could do.

So we took off looking for my cat. He came out of the bushes after 15min. Hubby was just petting and petting him. Looking for any injuries, which, thank goodness there are none. Kitty kitty is acting like nothing happened that I had to ask hubby if he was sure it was our cat........yes, he's sure.

This morning I had to take my mom to dialysis. Hubby wakes up enough to tell me to give him the cat in bed while I leave so he won't run out.

So in the end.......he loves him. And I love my hubby. And my cat is staying in from now on whether he likes it or not!