Thursday, December 13, 2012

OK Shoppers

This is it the plan is set, date night this weekend, Saturday will be transformed into a wonderful whirlwind of shopping to finish all our Christmas needs. Talk about sweeping me off my feet, my romantic hubby. Just kidding it was my idea to take the night to finish everything up. It seems like we have been so busy this year with all the kids sports and work, we need to take advantage of a night off so we can hit this list together and concour the Christmas Shopping. Good luck to all the other shoppers out there, I'm hoping you are all done so it's not busy when we hit the stores. LOL>

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Community Improvement Project

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Gundam Style

I am so tired of the Gundam Style craze, every time I turn on the radio I am bombarded with this song. It's not even in English so we have to listen to it all the time, I'll grant it to you that the tune is catchy but can we just say the 15 minutes are over and get back to English music on our radio stations.

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Well school's back in for the fall and with moving our kids are learning all new routines and expectations. One thing we quickly discovered is that people do not respect school zones and drop off locations. Even with reduced speed limits in school zones I see speeding drivers flying by every day when I am dropping off the kids at school. I recently read the Insurance Hunter’s survey on driver safety in school zones and discovered that many facts say the same thing. The survey shares that over 66percent of parents drive their children to school which certainly adds to the congestion and confusion around drop off times at school zones. I can certainly understand the results from the survey that states 38 percent of parents have not recieved information from their childrens school regarding drop off/pick up proceedures and locations. We were new this year and there was no information sent home with all the forms and paperwork not one mention of the proceedures. I really found the Ontario School Zone Safety Survey rang so true with our family it seemed to be so accurate and I encourage you to check out the results for yourself and see how the results compare to your families experiences. If you are currently looking for information on insurance programs and options for your auto insurance needs you can review the Insurance Hunters website to get online comparisons on home, auto, travel and more quickly and have your quote followed up with a qualified insurance broker to ensure you have the best insurance options for you and your families needs.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New TV Season

It's that time of year when all the new shows are starting their runs and old favorites are returning. One of our families favorite shows so far this season is the Revolution. We began watching it and quickly it became a family favorite. We now have to DVR the show every week and sit down Tuesday Night and Watch it with the entire family. It really is a fun adventure that offers something for our entire family to keep us interested and wanting more. The premise is a world 15 years after a massive blackout the wipes out all electronic and mechanical devises but at the same time telling the back story that happened along the way. We can't wait to see what happens next.

Monday, May 21, 2012

New Career Plan

My cousin is quickly approaching the end of her High School career and she has been contemplating on what the next step will be for her. She certainly loves to work with hair and make up and has been considering going to a Regency Beauty School. She really would like to attend a modern school so she has looked at regency beauty schools, which began in 2002 with just 2 campuses and currently has over 80 with much more expansion to come. It really is a great school and offers lots of experience to its students through discounted services provided by students with great guidance from the supervisors.

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

The pastor's ass

The pastor entered his donkey in a race and it won.

The pastor was so pleased with the donkey that he entered In another race and it won again.The local paper read:
The Bishop was so upset with this kind of publicity that he ordered The pastor not to enter the donkey in any more races. The next day the local paper headline read:
This was too much for the Bishop, so he ordered the pastor To get rid of the donkey. The pastor decided to give it to a nun in a nearby convent. The local paper, hearing of the news,Posted the following headline:

The Bishop fainted.
He informed the nun that she would have to get rid of the donkey so she sold it to a farmer for $10. The next day the headlines read:
This was too much for the Bishop, so he ordered the nun to buy back The donkey and lead it to the high plains where it could run free. The next day the headlines read:
Alas .... The Bishop was buried the next day.
Being concerned about public opinion can bring you Much grief and misery and even shorten your life. So, be yourself and enjoy life. Stop worrying about everyone else's ass and you'll live longer.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Why Hubby is Tired

I didn't think my husband minded me staying home raising the children until he sent me this email...

Dear I'm tired...

The population of this country is about 237 million.
~104 million are retired.
~That leaves 133 million to do the work.
~There are 85 million in school, which leaves 48 million to do the work.
~Of this there are 29 million employed by the federal government, leaving 19 million to do the work.
~2.8 million are in the Armed Forces, which leaves 16.2 million work.
~Take from the total the 14,800,000 people who work for State and City Governments and that leaves 1.4 million to do the work.
~At any given time there are 188,000 people in hospitals, leaving 1,212,000 to do the work.
~Now, there are 1,211,998 people in prisons.
~That leaves just two people to do the work.
~You and me.
~And you're sitting at your computer reading jokes...

This was all in good fun, he really loves the fact that I am willing to stay home with the kids!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pest Control

They invade when you least expect it, they can hide for months destroying your home from the inside out without you evening knowing it's happening. Cock Roaches and other insects can sneak into your home through the smallest of cracks in your homes base and foundation. Once in they love to make themselves at home and multiply. Now you can wait for the worst to happen and call in the experts to help eliminate your unwanted house guests or you can be proactive and call in the Houston Pest Control experts to do an analysis of your home and come up with a plan to protect your home from the invaders. It is a great idea to put a small investment into protecting you home that you work so hard for everyday. Again it is easier to put an ounce of prevention into your home planning. With the warm weather and climate of the Houston area it is a great breading ground for cock roaches.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Extreme couponing

I use my fair share of coupons but I am amazed by the new show called extreme couponing. I'm watching a guy get his entire 800+ dollar order for nothing, I can't imagine this type of couponing would work, I've never seen coupons as good as these people find it is completely amazing. The stock piles these people have in their homes is amazing. Perhaps I should work harder at this hobby and try to get all my groceries for free.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Black and yellow

This was the weekend that we were waiting for, Jay's championship basketball weekend. The boys did very well winning their first 4 games well and making it to the championship game. It seemed good for the first half, the boys were doing well and looked like they would easily win but the 2nd half proved much more challangeing and the boys got themselves into foul trouble in the end they lost the game. You certainly couldn't ask for more effort and they of course were disapointed in the results, but we were very proud of their play for sure.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Drug Company Policy

I get so frustrated when I hear about recalls for drugs because of unforseen side effects that they cause. The process to get a drug on the market is supposed to be so through that you would expect that the testing phase would work out all the details to ensure the drug is safe for human consumption on a mass level. One of the most common diseases now is diabetes and a common drug used for type 2 suffers is called Actos. It has now been linked to heart attacks and heart failures. This new information has led to the formation of Actos lawsuit. You can contact the experts to see if your case would qualify for the lawsuit and to help you answer any of your questions regarding Actos.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


An elderly couple was attending a church service. About halfway through the sermon she leans over and says to her husband:

'I just let out a silent fart, what do you think I should do?'
He replies,
' I think you should put a new battery in your hearing aid, cause silent that was not!

Monday, August 1, 2011


A man walks into a pharmacy, buys a 3pk of condoms then walks out of the store laughing hysterically.

The pharmacist thinks this is weird, but, “hey, there’s no law preventing weird people from buying condoms, maybe it’s a good thing?”

the next day, the man comes back to the store, purchases another 3pk of condoms, and once again leaves the store laughing wildly. This piques the interest of the pharmacist. “What’s so funny about buying rubbers?” thinks the pharmacist.

So the pharmacist tell his clerk, “If this guy ever comes back again, I want you to follow him to see where he goes.”

Sure enough, the next day the laugher is back, he buys another 3pk of condoms, starts cracking up, then leaves.

The pharmacist send his clerk out to follow the guy. About an hour later the clerk comes back to the store. “Did you follow him? Where did he go? Asks the pharmacist.

The clerk replies, “Your house!”

Monday, June 6, 2011

Nursing Scrub Shopping

I have a friend that is starting Nursing in a few weeks and while she is very excited to start her career she is frustrated with standard Nursing Uniforms because she has a difficult body shape that doesn't work well with standard scrub sets. I recently found this great webite from Blue Sky Scrubs. They have the ability to customize the cotton medical scrubs to exactly the shape and size that she needed.
I never realized how many options and choices there really were for cotton nursing scrubs until I spent some time helping her in her search for the perfect uniforms. There literally is a scrub set for every occassion if you look for it. It would be quite fun and stylish to work in the hospital profession. It has been a long time since I've had a hospital visit but I can remember all the professionals being in basically the same uniform, same color, quite boring. I would have to say that isn't the case anymore with all the awesome choices you have from

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Car Maintance Made Simple

It can be so frustrating having older vehicles, you never know when they will let you down and cost you money for repairs. It usually tends to be at the most inappropriate time. Just last week we found our selves in need of repairs on both our vehicles, my husband was away and had a problem with his starter now where do you find a good auto repair shop that you can trust when you are not familiar with the area? When he got home we found out that our Pontiac Montana was in need of some general maintenance, now mind you it wasn't anything dramatic but it was again a cost we didn't have budgeted when the naintance was due and we had to take it into the shop to get the work done. As usual they were fantastic and looked after us quickly. While doing the routine check over they found that we were also in need of a brake job which I figured was coming as there was a pulsation we noticed recently. It's like you never know if you are being treated fairly by your garage or not. If you are like me you don't know how much a repair should cost you.
The next time you have a service light or question about a repair try out the great site to get an estimate as to what your repair should cost you to be sure you get a fair deal when you go in for your repairs. They have a really simple site that allows you to search your vehicles year and make to find out various information including any recalls. You can be sure you are paying a fair price for repairs when you use

Left Behind

We left for home today leaving hubby at our new home while he starts his new job and we go back to finish up the school year at our old home. Now not only did we leave him behind but we decided the dogs would stay with him as well. So Blake said not only do I have to leave my Dad but now I have to leave my dogs too, this isn't a good day. I hope he will be feeling better when we get home and he gets back to school with his friends.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The wonder of life

The absolute perfection that arrives with the birth of a new child, imagine all the things that have to go right to develop this little person from a begining of just a egg in her mothers womb. It is so heart breaking when you hear of someone that has a child with a birth defect, even harder when it is possible that it is because of something out of their control. Recently a Topamax lawsuit was organized to cover people that were effected by taking this Topamax drug to help them with their migraines or epileptic seizures. What a shame that drug testing didn't see this coming and people have to suffer with the Drug companies greed and rush to push drugs onto the market.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Doggy Sitting

With our process of moving my husband will be going to our new home early as he has a new job to start. We were debating on what to do with our dogs as to where they will stay. We think at this point that they will stay at our new home with him to give us a bit of a break. I'll miss their cuddles and toe warming but I think it will be best for them to get used to our new home too.

Rain..Rain Go Away

Ok enough is enough, it has rained for 13 of the last 14 days and I have had enough! We did a drive today to visit family and it poured rain for the whole trip. To add on top of that it was foggy to which really sucked. I would love to see some nice weather for a change, it makes it hard to enjoy Spring or to look forward to Summer.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Out to the movies

The kids are getting excited for the release of the newest Pirates of the Carribean movie. We thought the series was all over but apparently they have found new adventure for old Jack to head off on. I am staying away from the trailers so I don't have any idea what is going to happen, it should be exciting.

Kids say the funniest things

After a long day of dance competitions and shopping we decided to take the kids out to DQ for a special treat. As we were sitting there enjoying our treat we started talking about our upcoming visit to Grandma and Grandpa's house when Trinity asked when Grandpa was shredding the sheep, Shredding, do you mean Shearing dear?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


I'm so disappointed at this latest news from the world of medicine. I heard that it has been discoverd that a drug used to treat epilepsy and migraine headaches has been linked to birth defects in childrens who's parents have taken the drug. Topamax was supposed to be a miracle drug that helped ease the suffering of it's patients. The birth defects cause cleft lips or palets and it is a very scary situation. The Topamax lawsuit was recently launched to bring accountability to the drug companies that have pushed these drugs onto the market. It is so angering to hear of these lawsuits being launched because it means that another group of people have been hurt by those they trusted.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Renovations ahead

We are in the process of moving and this always bring us many challanges and fun times as we close the door on one home and open the door to another. We are trying to keep our costs down this time and we are so busy so we are doing a lot of shopping online to save time and increase our selection of choices from just the local stores. We have decided to reuse most of the furniture in our home but with a few new accessories to change it up for it's new home. One thing we love is our dining room table that seats 8 and is very beautiful. We decided to shop for new dining chair cushion to match our new dining room color. We were excited about all the designs and colors that were available.
Next we were off to the shop for the kitchen dinette table that we have for quick meals or when we entertain extra guests. kitchen chair pads it didn't take long for us to find exactly what we wanted and with a few clicks we had our new kitchen cushions being sent to us in time for move in day.

Our next challange is on the outside of our home we have a large patio but it is covered with a roof making it dark at times. We were able to shop for a plug in chandelier to ad to the roof and really brighten up the entire area. It's a fantastic addition to our deck and really adds beauty to the ceiling area. We will definetely be enjoying some time out in that area this summer.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dance Competition

Another dance competition is over for the year, it was a successful week with lots of fun for everyone. We were off to Halifax for the Millenium festival and had a great stay. We got to see some of the sites and sounds of Halifax/Dartmouth and more importantly got to see lots of great dance. The kids did great placing with every performance and carrying home lots of hardware. That means there is only one more competition left for the dance year and we are glad to have it a little closer to home.