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How to die while shaving – an almost-complete tutorial

by bosssanders on June 19, 2014 with no comments

Except not.

Because I would never advise such an unfortunate ending.

At least die while saving babies from crocodiles on skis made of piranhas.  I mean, really.

Seriously, though.   A while back, I saw this fabulous pin for shaving with baby oil gel.  It’ll make your skin so soft, they said.  You won’t have to shave again for days, they said.  It’ll keep your razor sharp, they said.
Not having to shave for days?  Soft skin?  Less money spent on my man-razors made necessary by the jungle undergrowth that are my legs?  Why, of course!  Sign me up!
Do you know what happens when baby oil meets shower?  Slicker than snot death trap, that’s what.  But, because I belong in a circus for my weird and random feats, I was able to shave while standing on one leg in my self-made ice rink of baby oil without dying.

Death does not like to be defied, people.

A couple of swipes with the razor and it was filled with oil-gel…and hair.  Like, a permanent fixture, refusing to move, a gunky testament to my stupidity.  Clearly, this razor wasn’t lasting longer due to the oil UNLESS what they meant to say was that it keeps your razor sharp by gunking it up so you only get 2 swipes into your shave.

Thank you so very much.
And because that’s not bad enough, then your husband gets in the shower and is all, “why am I sliding in the shower?”  And, you just shrug and are all like, “No idea. And I know nothing about your razor in there either. “

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Simple Woman’s Daybook – October 9, 2012

by bosssanders on October 9, 2012 with no comments

A Simple Woman’s Daybook for today…Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Outside my window…The sun is shining!!  It looks deceptively warm outside!

I am thinking…of lots of things.  My brain has lots going on for the past few days ;)   1.) The kids and I are working on our Neighborhood “You’ve been Boo’ed” gifts and we are super excited!  Throwing around some ideas in my head on how to decorate the frames for the gifts so they’ll be super cute.  2.) Rora is feeling better (so it seems)… so yay!  And, the rest of us have gotten over the yuck (FINALLY)…so yay, again!  3.) We are still in our homestudy process but just scheduled our last meeting!  YEAH!  SO looking forward to having the finished thing in hand!  4.) Really wish L’s school was more open to parent-involvement… I’m really not liking this switch from homeschool to public school!  (But, she LOVES it)   I’m willing to give it more time, though to see how it progresses.  5.) about Halloween… and Christmas!!  And little guy’s birthday!  I’m starting lists for what I need for each and … well, let the Christmas shopping/crafting begin!

I am thankful…for my awesome husband, great kids, and my family.  Actually, I have a HUGE list of things I’m thankful for ;)   I AM enjoying this weather though…I LOVE every different season and love how they change!

From the kitchen…We have non-paleo chocolate chip cookies and non-paleo pizza leftover from our treat last night (for lunch today).  And, for tonight… I’m thinking… Butter Chicken (paleo)

From the learning rooms…L is in school (it’s picture day!) and R and I are working through her Preschool worksheets.  We are practicing letters A-E and her shapes.  She’s got her colors down.

I am creating…crafts with R and our Neighborhood BOO gifts :)

I am wearing…My “Southern Chics” lime green LS shirt and turquoise sweats.  :)   Very colorful today!

I am reading…I’m in between books right now… have any you’d recommend? (Quick reads…maybe fiction?  Would love a good fiction…)

I am hoping…to hear our homestudy is FINISHED soon :)   Other than that… just hoping for a great day for my husband at work!

I am hearing…R playing

Around the house… I’m itching to paint rooms…well, not so much to paint them, but for them to be painted so I can re-decorate :)

One of my favorite things…quality time with my husband… and “dates” with our kids!  We have so much fun together.

I am going…to run a few errands in a bit…

A few plans for the rest of the week…Crafting, homeschooling, a visit to the corn maze, haunted ghost tour with hubby, pumpkin patch and hayrides, my brother’s bday and making halloween costumes??

A picture thought…

R is LOVING trains right now.  So, we borrowed a bunch of train books from the library and read them in style!!  (R takes full credit for putting her hat on herself –goofy!)

A trip to the railroad museum… they were super excited.  There was an ENTIRE room dedicated to a super cool train set up for model trains… they LOVED watching the trains go in and out of tunnels and through all of the display.  They could have stayed in that one room alone, I think, for HOURS.

AJ was a trooper!  I really should buy some teething pad attachments for his carrier…


Little Red Riding Hood and her Big Bad Wolf ;)


Simple Woman’s Daybook – September 17, 2012

by bosssanders on September 17, 2012 with no comments

A Simple Woman’s Daybook for today…Monday, September 17, 2012

Outside my window…it’s overcast and the grass is wet…and needs to be mowed again!

I am thinking…of fun ideas to make the “read-aloud” book I share with the girls (Little House In The Big Woods) come to life.  So far, I’m thinking… Taking them to the Homestead, making paper dolls, making our own butter, and making baby dolls!  They love listening each night to story time and have so much fun doing crafts!

I am thankful…for new mercies every day!  I am thankful for a God who writes love stories with his people, for my husband and my children, my other family, my friends, my church, my home, my neighborhood…just, everything!

From the kitchen…Oh!  That reminds me!  I need to put chicken in the crockpot and start prepping for supper.  I think we are having curry tonight (chicken).  We are still striving to eat mostly Paleo/Whole30-ish!

From the learning rooms…L is in school and R and I are working through story books – we brought home about 30 lbs in books from the library last week!! –And, the Letter C :)

I am creating…a jar full of date ideas – one set for my husband and I to do together and one set for us to do with the kids.  Love pulling an idea out and JUST DOING IT!  We’ve got some FUN stuff planned!

I am wearing…White sweat pant-capris and a navy tshirt.

I am reading…Approval Addiction by Joyce Meyer and the Jesus I Never Knew by Phillip Yancey

I am hoping…to get our paperwork for adoption turned in really soon :)   But, other than that… I’m hoping to get lots of cleaning accomplished today in between homeschooling and tending to my babies :)   We shall see!  (I’m also okay with just playing if that’s how it works out!)

I am hearing…Aurora explain to me how she plans to color her coloring book

Around the house… Ha… around the house is a whirlwind of books and toys!  We’ve been reading ALOT lately.

One of my favorite things…quality time with my husband… and “dates” with our kids!  We have so much fun together.

I am going…NOWHERE today!

A few plans for the rest of the week…Today, I scheduled us a “quiet” day to just hang out and get things done.  Then, the rest of the week are a couple of meetings/bible study/play-date/and a fun little rally at L’s school for the girl scout troop I’m heading up.

A picture thought…

My sweet and goofy girls at the festival this past weekend!  Lots of fun and eating of chips, apparently!  La, never one to give up a photo opp and Rora would only let me take a pic while she was stuffing her mouth full of chips — and yet, this photo is TOTALLY RORA right now.  Goofy, likes to make people laugh, with a little dash of stubborn!  AJ was too busy charming all of the women while i was taking photos, so I didn’t get one while we were there this time (but it’s not like my phone isn’t filled with photos of him!)

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Hooded strangers, the grim reaper, and why we all should probably just be put down…

by bosssanders on April 23, 2009 with 2 comments

There’s a little known fact that I tend to keep from people about myself and my husband, and that is that we don’t really answer our door much. We live out in the middle of nowhere and pretty much NEVER get people knocking on our door. So, we figure if someone comes knocking that we didn’t expect, it’s probably nobody that we know – and quite possibly someone that has no business being in our home. We’re a total buzz-kill for door to door salesmen, I’m sure.

That, and half the time I’m wearing either no pants or … well, in some other way not really dressed for company. –Which has little to do with erotic fantasies and everything to do with my distaste for doing laundry. (Wear less, wash less. Plus, it makes my clothes last longer, right?)

But then, a few days ago, someone parked in our driveway and walked right up to the door and….knocked. I know *GASP* THE AUDACITY! Steven, apparently thinking it was a mass murderer zoned in on our home during broad daylight ran for the bedroom (where I was sitting in a towel because I’d just gotten out of the shower – because this is how my timing ALWAYS works) and collected his gun. He stuffed it down the back of his pants and proceeded to one of the front windows to spy through the cheap plastic mini blinds.

I thought he was going to answer the door.

I began frantically getting dressed, replaying our bills through my head. I was pretty sure we’d paid them all so SURELY nobody was here to collect or turn off something. Hmm.

Then it hit me. What if they brought us food? We can’t not let them in if they bring food or presents! I peer through the blinds as I struggle to get the shirt over belly monster. As far as I could tell there was no cake…unless like Steven, he was keen to stuffing things down the back of his pants – and while I understood the weapon, I just couldn’t imagine collecting food from someone else’s pants. I mean, I don’t know him THAT well.

There was another knock at the door. I hissed a few words at Steven, something to the effect of WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? YOU HAVE A GUN!” and continued to try to get pants up over my butt (which is a task all in itself these days…not to mention with only one hand!)

“I THINK IT’S ONE OF THE MASON-GUYS” he whispered back. “WHAT, DO YOU THINK THEY’RE HERE TO COLLECT YOUR HEAD FOR NOT PAYING DUES?” I mean, sure…we’d kind of slacked on the dues but we DID have a good reason. “I DON”T REALLY THINK SO. HE’S NOT WEARING AN APRON OR A FUNNY SHEEP HEAD.”

I don’t know exactly what a free-mason would wear to come make collections, or if they’d prefer toes over heads for their stash, but I could imagine a sheep head and apron would make the perfect attire. Or, that’s what I think I would wear, at least.


Steven stopped peering through the blinds for a moment to look at me. “YOU CALLED CHILD SERVICES?”

Yeh. Sometimes I get bored and prank call them. Um, obviously NO I DIDN’T CALL THEM but he’s not wearing a sheep head or bringing food, who else could it possibly be?

UPDATE: He finally left our house and went to the other houses in our neighborhood. I’ve surmised that he was most likely a secret undercover agent and was interrogating our neighbors. At first, I figured he was the grim reaper, but everyone seems to still be alive, so that CLEARLY can’t be it.


40 Random Things

by bosssanders on March 7, 2009 with 5 comments

1. Do you like blue cheese dressing?
ONLY with buffalo chicken.
2. Have you ever smoked cigarettes?
I smoked a couple of puffs to prove a point and then put it out (I mean, smashed it out).  I really hate cigarettes.  And, the smoke makes me sick.

3. Do you own a gun?
Technically they’re Steven’s, but yes.

4. What’s your favorite drink at Starbucks or other specialty coffee shops?
Something iced with caramel and chocolate and whipped cream with little chocolate chips and caramel drizzles on top.  and a cherry.  Not that I ever really go, though.  The caffeine and sugar are enough to make me feel like crap (and a waste of calories).  But they ARE yummy.

5. What do you think of hot dogs?
eh.  They’re okay really rarely.  I don’t like to eat them often.

6. Favorite Christmas song?
Do you hear what I hear and…Away in a Manger…and…

7. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
water.  Same for afternoon and night, too!  (Although a healthy fruit smoothie would be yummy too!)

8. Can you do push ups?
Yes.  COULD.

9. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry?
Probably this necklace with a circle. Real descriptive, I know.  I don’t wear much jewelry because I don’t really go much of anywhere.

10. Favorite hobbies?
geocaching, crafting with ppl, parties (not the get smashed kind), events, etc.  I just like DOING stuff and being around people I like.  Pretty easy.

11. Do you have ADD?
Nope.  I have a toddler and a husband who thinks what he has to say is more important than what I’m doing, though.  Which is why I can rarely read when he’s home, because instead I get read anything he says, whether I protest or not.  My earplugs are in the mail.

12. What’s one trait that you hate about yourself?
I hate that I CARE so much about what others think/say/do (or dont do)…and I often base my “self worth” off of that.  So, there are days I feel really shitty.  Like now.

13. Middle name?

14. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment?
It’s supposed to be pretty out today and I haven’t even walked outside yet.
I want to do something fun today, but at the same time I want to hide in the closet and cry.
I feel like a total loser for feeling like a total loser just because of a nonexistent stupid party – which also makes me feel like they don’t love me and want to celebrate.

15. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink

16. Current worry right now?
Stressed about getting stuff done before baby.  And money.

17. Current hate(s) right now?
These frickin’ ridiculous tears.

18. Favorite place to be?
Jamaica was pretty darn awesome.  But, traveling to new places with my family.

20. Like to travel?
Love it!

21. Name 3 people that will complete this.
Surprise me!

22. Do you own slippers?
No.  I received 2 pair actually.  One for a just because gift, which were really nice…but they were for the same foot.  One set for Christmas but they were too small.  But, it’s okay.  I don’t really wear house shoes/slippers.

23. What color shirt are you wearing?

24. Could you ever make it 39 days on the show Survivor?
Could.  But have no wish to…so therefore, I’d just quit.

25. What song do you sing in the shower?
I don’t sing in the shower.  I think in the shower.  Or, I talk to Lorelei when she’s in the shower with me.

26. Favorite girls names?
Lorelei and Aurora to name two.  I have a whole list but the mister hates them.  We don’t agree on girl names very well.

26. Favorite boys’ names?
Izaiah Christian and Aidan Joseph and we had another one which I can’t remember.

28. What’s in your pocket right now?
no pockets

29. Last thing that made you laugh?
Lorelei being silly

30. Worst injury you’ve ever had?
When I was raped.

31. Do you love where you live?
Yes and no.  In the summer, yes.  Winter? No.

32. How many TV’s do you have in your house?
2.  Neither have cable.  They’re just for looks (or moobies) ;)

33. Who’s your loudest friend?

34. Does someone have a crush on you?
I’m sure some people would like to crush me…with their car.

35. What’s your favorite candy?
I’m more of a cookie/cake kind of girl.  Candy is sweet but …nothing really to it.

36. Favorite sports team?
don’t have one

37. What were you doing at 12 AM last night?

38. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up today?
Ow.  I have to pee! And, MAN I’m dehydrated just from sleeping?  WTH?

39. What’s your favorite holiday?
All of them pretty much…and my birthday.  I just like being with those I love and celebrating.

40. What are your plans for tomorrow?
Church, if I feel up to it.  That’s about it since it’s supposed to be icky and rainy.


Me? Now? –A meme of picture proportions

by bosssanders on December 24, 2008 with 6 comments



Kim tagged me for this, so here you go. Aren’t you so lucky? This is me …right now. Whenever right now is…11:50 pm. Geez…I need to go to bed, huh?

Here’s the info:

And how do you play? I am glad you asked, here are the rules…
1) Take a picture of yourself right NOW!
2) DON’T change your clothes, DON’T fix your hair… Just take a picture.
3) Post that picture with NO editing.
4) Post these instructions with your picture.
5)Tag 10 people to do this..

I tag…

mr lady
Judith Shakespeare
the Bloggess

*I’m not really sure what will happen if you don’t succumb to peer pressure and do this meme, but I have a feeling it might include Santa sneaking into your bedroom…without shiny wrapped presents…and that just freaks me out.  Then again, I’m not really into old men… (and he’s got centuries on me)

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For your entertainment…

by bosssanders on May 14, 2008 with 3 comments

I recently found this super cool deal that was going on. Basically, you send in your vitamins (one bottle) – used…although at least a couple had to be left…and then, this company trades you your crap synthethic vitamins for FREE whole foods vitamin. Cool, huh? Um, $5 crap vitamins traded in for $50 valued whole foods vitamins. Duh. So, I traded in some prenatal vitamins I had…and had trouble stomaching. Yesterday, I get an email from the lady who’s heading up this trade-off. And, she sent me this link about my vitamins: Ashley’s Vitamins. They were prenatal vitamins from Walmart. No wonder why I couldn’t stomach them. Still think the government won’t let stores stock unsafe things on their shelves?

And, then…I found this cool site for your pleasure: Go on. You know you want to. Fold a US Pres. Candidate and have some fun.

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My interesting run-in with a scam artist.

by bosssanders on May 11, 2008 with 4 comments

As you know, I have my lovely dining room set up for sale. I also put it on Craigslist. And – within a few hours, I had an offer. From a sweet lady in Colorado. She offered me the full price (didn’t even try to negotiate) and said the pictures were enough. Okay. I did take a lot of pictures – and, I am aware that this set could potentially be worth more than what I’m asking – if that’s your thing. She offered to send a CERTIFIED CASHIER’S CHECK if I’d reserve the set for her. A flag went up in my head. But, what do I have to lose so long as I don’t cash the check yet? Craigslist is FREE.

So, I obliged, just to see what would happen.

Her grammar kind of sucked, but I try to be a non-judging person. OBVIOUSLY, not everyone who is in America has perfect English – even those that were born and raised here. And, I happen to know some folks that can’t spell worth a crap…and they AREN’T trying to screw with me. So, I looked over it, while mentally taking note.

And, then…I decided I’d just put my listing back up on Craigslist. I’d offer to the girl that I could take cash, debit, credit, or paypal or “she” could move on. Within a few minutes, I had emails from the same “Kelly Joe” about the dining room set. Only, they didn’t realize they were emailing me again.

Apparently this chick/dude failed Scam Artist school. I am seriously thinking about writing a Scammer’s book and having a class and making people pay outrageous amounts of cash for it.

So, Kelly Joe. This is for you – my tips for you to be a better scammer:

1. Lies take more lies to cover up. Decide who you are going to be and write it down in a notebook. You can’t be Kelly one minute and Kelly’s husband the next. If Kelly’s husband was trying to buy Kelly the dining room set, why would Kelly have sent me the first 4 emails? You really need to decide who you are going to be. At least make this scamming worth my time.

2. You would probably do better trying to make deals with stupid people. And you might waste less of your precious scamming time if you picked your targets a bit better. You wasted a good amount of time as I ridiculed you (while you were apparently oblivious).

3. Making people feel bad for you because you are scamming them…is not logical…and it doesn’t work.

4. Americans don’t trust people who travel to India to have surgeries.

5. Learn how to “avoid” questions better. You pretty much sucked. Again, wrong target. I’m awesome at not getting totally off track and I’m awesome at the avoidance game. Pick somebody with comparable intellect to target – which means, you may want to start checking out Preschools.

6. If you’re going to send emails, do your research. Check Craigslist for the scammer section and try to change your emails up a bit more. When sections of your email reads word for word almost – that’s a pretty huge red flag.

7. Learn to spell. Learn to talk. And, oh yeh. Get a real job.

Here’s the complete chat for your reading entertainment:  (*I am “me”)

0:29 AM kelly: Hi

10:30 AM i want to know if u have received the check ?

10:31 AM me: No

  I can accept credit cards, could you pay by that instead?

10:32 AM You there?

10:34 AM kelly: no

  that is the only means

10:35 AM if you have not received the check,then you will be getting it on monday

  get it cashed

10:36 AM and send the excess to my mover


 me: Yeh, I’m not doing that

10:37 AM kelly: i really need the cabinet

 me: Then, pay with debit or credit card

  I really need to not be scammed

 kelly: am scamming you

10:38 AM me: I know

  Or, you try.

10:40 AM Look. If you aren’t scamming me, then why not pay with debit or credit card?

10:41 AM kelly: am not in usa

  am in india

  for a erysurg


10:42 AM people have spoil the net

  that is the main reason

 me: Oh, gotcha. Last week, you lived in colorado. Now, you are in India. For a surgery.

 kelly: i dont blame you

 me: Makes TOTAL sense.

 kelly: am always travelling

 me: for surgeries?

 kelly: that is the nature of my job

10:43 AM am based in colorado

 me: I bet. If I were scamming good folks, I’d be traveling a lot too

 kelly: i think you also travel


10:44 AM me: Where do you think I travel to?

 kelly: anywhere

 me: Einstein has nothing on you.

10:45 AM kelly: bye

 me: When will your mover be here?

10:46 AM Can he be here tomorrow?

  I REALLY need this set to be out of here

 kelly: once he receives the excess funds

 me: Well, since he’ll be coming here anyways, I’ll give him the funds when he gets here

10:47 AM Plus a little extra





10:48 AM me: No need to yell.

  No need to yell.



 me: It doesn’t make you sound smarter.

  It doesn’t make you sound smarter.

  No, that was not our agreement.

  No, that was not our agreement.





 me: Dude. Stop using all CAPS.

  Dude. Stop using all CAPS.



 me: It’s rude. Didn’t your mother ever teach you that?

  It’s rude. Didn’t your mother ever teach you that?

10:49 AM Okay, so where should I send this check?

  Okay, so where should I send this check?





10:51 AM me: How was I insulting your mom?

  How was I insulting your mom?



 me: I just asked you to not be rude and yell (by using all CAPS)

  I just asked you to not be rude and yell (by using all CAPS)

10:52 AM Obviously.




 me: Because I don’t want you to yell at me?

  Because I don’t want you to yell at me?



 me: Or because I need an address

  Or because I need an address





 me: I bet.

  I bet.

  On both accounts.

  On both accounts.





 me: It most certainly does! Richer no doubt.

  It most certainly does! Richer no doubt.

10:54 AM So, where should I send the extra money?

  So, where should I send the extra money?





 me: Okay, well, I’ll be leaving soon and won’t have access to email.

  Okay, well, I’ll be leaving soon and won’t have access to email.

 kelly: OKAY


 me: So, as soon as I get the check, I’m going to need an address so I can make one stop into town

  So, as soon as I get the check, I’m going to need an address so I can make one stop into town

10:56 AM kelly: CAN I COUNT ON YOU






 me: I’m leaving tonight to go out of the country. I really need the address quickly.

  I’m leaving tonight to go out of the country. I really need the address quickly.

  Sure, what does your wife do for a living?

  Sure, what does your wife do for a living?

10:57 AM kelly: MY WIFE Kelly

  MY WIFE Kelly

 me: Oh, so you aren’t kelly?

  Oh, so you aren’t kelly?

  You signed the emails as Kelly.

  You signed the emails as Kelly.

  Dang. I’m sad. I was hoping I was talking to a Kelly.

  Dang. I’m sad. I was hoping I was talking to a Kelly.

10:58 AM Wait. You mean you aren’t Kelly?

  Wait. You mean you aren’t Kelly?

  I love buncombe! This is fun. We should do it often.

 kelly: this is my wife’s email

10:59 AM we have access to each others mail

  it’s trust

  because am getting itfor her

 me: I bet! mpd is hard.

 kelly: what do u mean

11:00 AM are u male or female

 me: Depends on the day mostly.

  Like you, I’m guessing.

  So, where ar eyou having this set delivered?

11:01 AM Hong Kong?

 kelly: colorado

 me: Oh, well heck. I’ll be passing through Colorado when I get back from Peru Wednesday. I’ll just drop it off!

11:02 AM Brilliant!

 kelly: i think i have to go

 me: This will be perfect!

  I bet. Can I speak to John next?

 kelly: i dont like the way you are talking to me

 me: Or, Elvis?

  I really want to talk to Elvis

  Don’t be a ninny.

11:03 AM Didn’t they teach you that in scam artist school? Not to be sensitive? No wonder why you failed!

 kelly: i think its a sin telling you the truth

11:04 AM me: Right. Reverse Psych doesn’t work on me. I’m a psych major.

  Well one of me is.

 kelly: take care and bye

11:05 AM me: toodle doo

 kelly: ok


11:06 AM me: Sorry, I didn’t feel like being bescumbered! Maybe next time?

  Actually no. Not ever.

  You’ve just been blogged.

11:07 AM kelly: ok

11:08 AM really!

11:09 AM me: really what?

11:10 AM kelly: takecare

  i have to go

  talk to u later

 me: okay bye.

11:11 AM See you Wednesday.

 kelly: i will send my mover’s info to you by mail


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Several things…all rolled into one lumpy post!

by bosssanders on May 5, 2008 with 8 comments

First, I know, I know…I’m so very late for posting about my Organization 2008 updates.

This past week, my goal was to clean and organize the Master Bedroom and closets (meaning me cleaning mine and him cleaning his).  Lucky for me, last year, I’d bought, assembled, and installed (with the help of my wonderful hubby) a closet shelving system.  So, that was grand.  Basically, I had a system in my closet already.  So, all I had to do was refold and reorganize a few things and then I was FINISHED with the closet!  Also, a few weeks ago, I bought a placemat in bright colors (plastic, and from Walmart) and some (as in, 2) aqua plastic stemware (with wide mouths, also from walmart) and a couple of matching bowls (also plastic, also from walmart, also aqua).  My wire closet organization system/shelving is not always the best thing for my jewelry. In fact, I didn’t really have a set up for my jewelry at ALL.  A few necklaces dangled off of a post, but everything else stayed in their respective boxes.  So, I put the placemat on that shelf (so I could put smaller items on the shelf and they wouldn’t fall through), and then used the two bowls to hold different things.  One holds random stuff – like receipts I need to keep, extra buttons, stuff that gets lines out of my clothing, coins, etc.  The other holds bracelets and earrings.  Then, I stacked my plastic stemware (they also have little bubbles in the design) so they resembled a fountain and draped my necklaces over the sides (on both tiers).  It kind of looks like a fountain…and if I didn’t have so many necklaces, I might be able to see everything.  Haha.  But, I have a feeling that I’ll be passing a few pieces on, once I figure out what I wear and what I don’t.  ( I just bought this jewelry from some family/friends jewelry parties last year.  And while I LOVE necklaces…I rarely wear them… :( – So, I’ll either wear them, or pass them on!)

I had a few things on “my side of the room” that were pretty random and totally didn’t belong, so I put those up.  Now, I have a few things for my huge giveaway for a local parenting site I have…but those will be gone first week of June.  So, that’s temporary.  And then…I gathered my huge pile of books from under my bed and reorganized them, stacking them in order by which I wanted to read first.  Let me tell you, I have a LOT of books on my reading list.  In fact, I just started and finished an entire book this past weekend.  I go through books fast, but also, I have been known to have several different books going at once (different genres).  The neat pile of books under my bed will most likely stay there.  Not the same books, but I’m sure I’ll always have a book list of cool finds.  I love books.  So sue me.  And, under our bed is hidden, I know where they are…so why not use the space —as long as it’s organized!

So, the room is almost completely organized, save for husband’s closet.  But, after a bit of a pep-talk we had, I’m hoping it will be finished tonight.  :)   So, next on our list is the Dining Room/Kitchen.  We’ve decided to combine it all into one week.


Lorelei is now walking more and more!  Of course, she’s still loving the crawling thing.  She’s not stupid.  She KNOWS how to get their faster.  She still  loves computers and food and animals.  In fact, just a second ago, she was trying to feed the kitty (Thomas) a USB cable.  He wasn’t buying it.  The kitties know they get in trouble for chewing cords of any kind.  Big trouble.  Baby L is doing great with “discipline” – which is mostly the word “NO” and occasionally a light smack on the hand if she keeps trying to touch something that she absolutely shouldn’t (things that could hurt her or break).  In fact, after a couple of run ins with the word, “NO”, she’ll often cruise by something (like animal food bowls), stop, look at it…look at us…and either shake her head “no”, say “no”, or both – and then keep crawling.  I love that she’ll touch something and then look TO US to see if it’s okay.  Sometimes she’ll test outside of that, just to make sure we are consistent…and we are.  I love this kid.

And, lastly…I’m nearing 100 posts.  Like, SERIOUSLY nearing..  SOOOO…post me some random questions in my comments.  They can be funny, serious, whatever.  You can ask me random questions, cheesy questions, or stuff that you always wanted to know.  I promise!  I love questions, and I’ll answer almost anything.  I’m an open book (if you couldn’t tell already).  So PLEASE.  Leave me some questions.  I don’t care if you always comment, lurk, or whatever – just ask!!!  I feel stupid asking myself AND answering questions.  lol

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Menu Plan Monday

by bosssanders on April 7, 2008 with 6 comments


As many of you know, I’ve been scouring the WWW for meals under $4, preferably under $2 (for 4 people). True, there are only 2 people and an almost one year old…but leftovers are my lunch. So…yeh. That, and I only had less than $50 to plan 2 weeks worth of meals.

Saturday (last Saturday): Ate with my mom, she paid. Pizza Inn. She rocks.

Sunday (yesterday): Grilled Chicken over Brown Rice with a sprinkle of cheese and some Ranch. We buy the boneless skinless chicken breasts (frozen)…so we eat a LOT of chicken :)

Monday: Stouffer’s Lasagna. Have I told you my mother ROCKS? She also surprised me with a couple of bags full of groceries Sat night.

Tuesday: Chicken nuggets and fried potatoes. (B,S CB cut up and breaded and fried)

Wednesday: Spaghetti (noodles and Ragu sauce…total for this meal? $2!)

Thursday: Spaghetti…again. (Leftovers)

Friday: Bertolli Pasta for 2 (because my mom rocks)

Saturday: Hamburgers and hodogs (L’s first bday party!!!)

Sunday: Dirty Rice (Zatarain’s mix)

Monday: Lasagna (my mom still rocks)

Tuesday: Hamburger patty (no bun) and fried rice

Wednesday: Lasagna leftovers.

Thursday: Chicken quesadillas (B, S CB shredded or cut into strips, cheese, and tortillas) and beans?
Friday: Potatoes and eggs

Saturday: Chicken crescent rolls

Now, that’s thrifty.

And no worries…Lorelei will be eating a complete balanced meals with all her dairy, grains, fruits/veggies, and protein (before any concerned family asks).


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