Monday, March 16, 2009

Apples with ketchup.

I almost gagged when Joanna told me she likes apples with ketchup. But then I remembered my likes. McDonald's chicken nuggets dipped in their hot fudge sundae. Big Breakfast with bbq sauce. Beans with mayo on a bolillo. Yummy! I might try apples and ketchup. :)

Amazing weekend of saving at Kroger and Albertsons.

Albertsons has the Nestle Flavored Milk for $1 and its free with my coupons. I heard you can freeze them but the couple I have frozen swelled up on the bottom. I am defrosting one right now to see how it comes out.

Thanks for coupons found at 7-11, we've been getting Powerade for .12 each. This Sunday had coupons for Mahatma rice, .15 for a pound at Kroger after doubling! I love rice! Toaster strudel for .44, Monster energy drinks for .49! These are at least $2 on sale! I don't have a coupon for this but well worth .49 is the Nestle Frozen Lemonade. OMG, I love those!

Its been a plentiful weekend. Our cupboards are full, thank God.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Joanna's first buy on her own.

Joanna told me of the book fair at her school. I had no idea she took her own money to school. When I picked her up, she proudly showed me her receipt. She was so excited at the thought that the book was hers forever and ever. :)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Weekend of untying those ties that binds you.

Saturday we had a garage sale at Gabino's friend and it went ok. It was windy with looks of rain but, the the temperature was nice.

We were supposed to meet up with a loan officer but, he called in sick as we were arriving home. So, before we got in the door with the stuff, we set up outside and sold to the neighbors. Yay! They were asking for our number so they can keep buying after we leave. :)

At 11pm I went to Belinda's to join them in a night run of getting Garnier at Walgreens. Free shampoo! We were out to near 6am. In Belinda's gas hog but she said she didn't use that much gas for the huge Dallas circle we made.

Sunday was my turn to host our monthly family dinner. I made pork chops with biscuits on top. One of my Momma's all time favorite dish. I'm sure she's eating it everyday up in Heaven!
Dinner was always 1pm but I was going to ask the loan officer if we could move it to 6pm. I didn't get ahold of him until 2:30 and he was happy because he was still sick and we postponed it for Monday. But by then one of my sisters had already said they weren't coming because it was just to come and eat. I didn't call her back because I was actually sick to my stomach about her cancellation. It was also exactly one month that my mom passed and she was here too. And any small effort would have been appreciated. But, oh well, everyone has their priorities. Gas was not a problem before for shampoo.

My extremely pregnant cousin showed up with my Tia J. After Miranda left because of Sabrina's curfew, they stayed and fajita'd. We sat outside but came inside to eat. One of her little girls is a mini Dora the Explorer and would walk off every minute. We were all too FAT to be after her every minute! :D

So, if this post breaks those family ties, so be it. Every event is the same, all hyped up and last minute cancellations. I don't care anymore. If my momma's passing showed me anything it is that life is too dang short to put up with things that upset you. Cut it and leave it behind. I'm glad she had fun anyway. I received an email about Easter but I'm not even going to answer that one. It really is no point because it will be cancelled last minute just like last year. I've already made plans with my cousin.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Finally something good to post.

Just logged onto T-Mobile and saw an offer to join their Loyalty Plan. $10 bucks less than what we are paying and unlimited minutes for our two lines. Yay!

Also, I used to enter contests and sweepstakes before I got hooked on coupons. Last week I received an email that a referral won on Blingo so, I did too. Choice between a Dell pc with a 22" monitor or $750 cash. Chose cash, of course! Then out of the blue, I received a Troy Aikman authentic jersey in the mail courtesy of Miller Lite Dallas Cowboys Suite Sweepstakes. And today, I received an email that I won a $100 gc to Only problem is their clothes go to 4t and Joanna is a 5/6t. I guess I will sell that.

Other news is that Beli got a job, thank God. Miranda will be in Orlando for some conference with MK in a beautiful hotel. Lucky her!

Sunday the 8th, its my turn to host Family Dinner. I totally blanked that it will be one month that my Momma passed. I told Miranda to be sure to bring her. God, I miss her.