Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
We did have a fun weekend in Las Vegas. My husband was there for a race so my daughter & I tagged along to shop and go swimming at the hotel pool. We have been staying at the Flamingo about 4-5 times a year for the last 4 years. So my daughter is very familiar with it (especially the toy store). When we walked in she said "Ah, the smell of the Flamingo". Oh my! Now I know that many people think that Las Vegas is not for kids but it is the closest big city for us to shop, etc so we go alot. It's not that bad - you just have to think before taking your kids somewhere. It is getting a lot more kid friendly. But my daughter's favorite things are room service & riding in a cab. Pretty wholesome stuff. She also loves M&M's world. She doesn't want to miss it while we are in town. They have a really fun 3D movie that's free (right up my alley).
I bought a new skirt and top at Ann Taylor. I kept thinking that I was spending too much but when I had the items rung up they were both on sale! The skirt was half off so that was really great. It is fun to have new stuff. I think I am about done with my spring/summer shopping - for me anyway. I am now on the lookout for some jean shorts for my daughter for her kindergarten program next month. Some of you may remember my futile search for jeans earlier this year. I hope this jeans short search doesn't end up being the same thing. I'll keep you posted!! :)
I am off to have lunch now...
Monday, April 21, 2008
Really, is this necessary? Now, I am all for plastic surgery if that's what you want to do - it's not for me (well, check with me in 30 years!) but if you want to do it I think it's great. But do we need a book on how to explain it to your kids? I am all for reading too but this has to be junk (I haven't read it so I could be wrong). I just don't understand this - I bet the kids who have this book will be wanting a tummy tuck or breast augmentation for a High School graduation gift. Wonder why??
We live in a town where, I would guess, there are more breast augmentations per capita than anywhere else. Or pretty close to it. Every other person it seems has had this done, including many of my friends. Whatever floats your boat. :)
I had my scrapbook/stamp club this morning. I love going - I get so inspired. I wish I could come home and keep going but I rarely do (including today). I have a ton of projects and gifts I want to make. Hey, maybe instead of blogging I could work on that kind of stuff.... hmmmm...
My daughter was invited to a slumber party last Sat night. She was so excited and ready to spend the night with her friends. My husband & I took her to C's house and when we got there her mom said she had to cancel as C had just thrown up and wasn't feeling well. We went in and gave C her gift and then my daughter lost it. She just started bawling. I felt so bad for both of them. Luckily, we had her outfit with us for Sun morning so she changed and went on our 'date' with us. We had a wonderful Italian dinner & she thought it was fun to go on a date. I bought 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' when it came out so we put the blowup mattress in the living room with her sleeping bag and watched the movie. Really cute, fun movie. She spent the night in the living room too. I think we salvaged the night for her. She was able to play with another friend on Sunday so she got some 'friend' time too.
This is 'Turn of your TV' week. I don't know how long we'll be able to have it off- my husband is not on board at all - it's hockey playoff time after all! I am trying to plan some fun things for the afternoon for my daughter so at least we can cut out an hour or so a day. I bought some flowers for her to plant and some seeds so that will be fun - and tomorrow is Earth day so it kind of does double duty. I am also going to have a scrapbooking afternoon for her this week. She can make what she wants and we are even going to use the Cricut. There are really cute printable coloring pages at the Crayola website. What did our parents do with out printables?? There is also more info and some contests at the Center for Screen time awareness We'll see how this week goes. If I Tivo something this week does it really count as not watching if I am watching double next week?? Probably not.
Well, I am off the print those Crayola pages...
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
7 Random Things About Me
1. I love the beach
2. I love to take naps-everyday if I could.
3. I love to clean (although you wouldn't know it)
4. On that same line, I would rather clean the toilet than empty the dishwasher. I told my husband that one day I want TWO dishwashers. One for the clean dishes & one for the dirty ones so I never have to empty it!
5. I like to stay home. My husband and daughter are the opposite so I don't get to do it too often - just have a day to go nowhere.
6. I love Oprah & TIVO it everyday. I don't watch it if the subject is not to my liking but I want to have the option.
7.I would like to scrapbook more (maybe I could if I stopped doing #2!)
So there you have it. I will not tag anyone now since I know most of you have been recently tagged.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I did mop the floors and vacuum although I had to re-mop some of the floors on my hands and knees (which is why I needed that TV break :). I am not sure why the floors were messed up - they were spotty in areas but I don't know why. I think I am going to toss the mop and just do it with the swiffer - I put a thin, washable cloth on the swiffer (instead of buying the wet clothes which just get thrown out) and mop away - seems to work better than the mop for some reason. We have tile everywhere but the bedrooms so I really should be mopping alot.
I never did mention but I found Organic milk at Target for $2.41/ half gallon. About $1 less than our grocery store sale prices. Thought someone out there might find that interesting.
My daughter will be home from Daisy Scouts in a few minutes. They had a field trip to the local beauty school today. I am sure they had a great time. I can't wait to hear about it.
I was tagged by Eileen so I will take care of that ASAP....
Monday, April 14, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
On that same topic a friend who has her kids in a local private school mentioned yesterday that they pay $4.00 per lunch because GET THIS - they have take out! EXCUSE ME??? They have a different local restaraunt bring in lunch each day (subs, pizza, mexican, chinese). I was really kind of disgusted (is it just me?) - all you hear about is that we eat too much, kids and adults are fat, etc. and here we have something like this. The kicker is that the parents organized this 'benefit' since the school doesn't have a cafeteria.
I can't believe it's been a week since my last post. Thanks, Eileen for checking on me! It has just been really busy - aren't we all these days. I often think of something 'great' to post about but the time goes by and I never do it. The upcoming week looks to be just as busy: my sister will be here on Friday and then on Sunday we are in a race - she is doing the half marathon and I am doing the 5K - she will run I will probably walk. I am really looking forward to it but I know that the weekdays will be spent doing things I might do on the weekend.
I am off to pick my daughter up from a birthday party....