Friday, January 20, 2012

Life Lived By Me

I have been living life, maybe not to the fullest, but living it!  Things that have kept me consumed as of late…in bullet form!

  • I read The Hunger Games Series.  All three books in three days.  Yep, I liked them!  Can you tell??
  • Not doing laundry.  How can you do laundry when your nose in buried in books?  I was forced to start on the mountain loads of dirty clothes that covered our laundry room floor yesterday.  OH MY!  Your family runs out of clean underwear and they think its worse than a nuclear disaster. It’s underwear guys…when did boys start getting concerned about clean underwear??
  • Staring at dirty dishes.  It’s an art to stare them down and not actually put them in the dishwasher.  I was trying to make them fear my evil glare…it didn't work, as of this morning they are still sitting there.  Hubby asked why I didn't clean the kitchen last night. I told him that I was trying out for the show Hoarders.  He has no sense of humor.  I will do dishes today. {sigh}
  • Having a contest with the Christmas decorations.  The first one to get into, or put them into, the Rubbermaid totes, WINS!  Right now, no one is winning.  Go figure.
  • Couponing.  It’s the most constructive thing I have done this week!!  I have purchased papers the last two Sundays, SERVERAL PAPERS!  I have cut, organized and made a notebook of coupons.  I, by no means, want to become an extreme couponer but I do want to get some stuff for free or next to free!  I am tired of paying for toothpaste and toilet paper!  I still don’t how they do it, but I am going to give it a try!

Hmm, that about covers my life as of late.  Exciting huh? 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

If My Body Was A Car

If My Body Was a Car, by Maxine
This is just too funny - scary how true it is!!maxine-my body


If  my body was a car, this is the time I would be thinking about trading it in for a newer model.

I've got bumps and dents and scratches in my finish and my paint job is getting a little dull ...But that's not the worst of it.

My headlights are out of focus and it's especially hard to see things up close.

My traction is not as graceful as it once was.

I slip and slide and skid and bump into things even in the best of weather.

My whitewalls are stained with varicose veins.

It takes me hours to reach my maximum speed.

My fuel rate burns inefficiently.

But here's the worst of it --

Almost every time I sneeze, cough or sputter,

either my radiator leaks or my exhaust backfires!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Good Bye Old Friend

Piggly Wiggly. 

Our small town grocery store. 

We didn’t frequent you every week, because we are poor and your prices were so high.

Still, I am so sad that you are leaving us.


Our Piggly Wiggly is no more.  On December 31st when the owners closed the doors, they handed over the keys to the new owners.

It hurts that this small town icon will cease to exist.  There is just something about Piggly Wiggly that brings me joy.  Not the prices.

Maybe it was the small store atmosphere, or seeing the same cashier and bag boy each time we went in or maybe it’s just because it is The Pig, as we like to call it!

I’m sad that the Pig has left our small town.


Good bye Piggly Wiggly…

hello Save-a-Lots…


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Oh Yeah, It’s 2012

I think I almost forgot it was a new year.  Life has been crazy the past week or so and it seems that one day has flowed quickly into the next day.  My husband has worked straight through the weekend and the New Year holiday that I don’t think either one of us really felt the excitement of the new year.  Needless to say, since the hubby worked, we brought the new year in the old fashion way, sleeping!  I am sure we celebrated the new years in our dreams!

Of course, with a new year brings in all the resolutions.  I didn’t make anything year.  On December 31st I realized that I did not lose 50 pounds that I promised on January 1, 2011 that I would, so I decided that I would do it in one day.  By noon on News Year Eve when I realized that I once again did not succeed in my 2011 resolution, why make another one that I would fail at.  HA!

Of course, I have things I want to accomplish this year, I just don’t want the added pressure of a resolution to do so.  I want to get healthy, I want to get through the entire Bible in just one year, I want to blog everyday, I want to wake up to a clean kitchen sink….speaking of clean kitchen sinks…did anyone watch Hoarders: Buried Alive Sunday night??  That will get your butt in gear to have a clean kitchen sink every night!  HA!

So with it being the 3rd of January, I am here to say, welcome 2012!  Yeah I’m behind celebrating your arrival, get used to it, that’s how I roll! 

I hope that your new year stated off with a bang and I wish you well on any resolutions that you made!