Thursday, May 29, 2008


This news video cracked me up. Check it out....

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Why do I do it?

Why, oh why? Why do I let myself go to the Petfinder website and look at dogs. It's not like we are looking for another dog. We are perfectly happy with our girl, Emma. Hubby would kick my butt for even thinking of getting another dog. But, still, I go to the Petfinder site and look at all the dogs in our area that need homes. And, I get so sad. So sad. I can't stand it. Seriously. I think I could someday become one of those old ladies with 100 cats - except I would have 100 dogs.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Random ramblings

Today, took the dog for a haircut. Ran in Target for a quick gift card purchase. Went to 'Half-Priced Books' for their big Memorial Weekend sale. Everything in the store was 20% off. I bought twelve books and only spent $40; pretty good! Now, I have even more books to add to my piles and piles of 'to be reads'.I think I have a book addiction. And, a magazine addiction, too. My magazine stacks are getting out of hand. Went to the grocery, felt sick at how much I spent and how little I purchased. Then, on my way home stopped at my parents. They were kind enough to send some delicious strawberries our way. Aren't they pretty! And, they are so yummy, too. They went to a strawberry patch today and picked four gallons. I put a couple quarts in the freezer and the rest we are enjoying now.

These two little strawberries were almost too cute to eat. They were stuck together just like siamese twins.

Our oldest turned 15 yesterday. YIKES! I cannot believe he is 15. He's so tall and so handsome, and so funny. Of course, he can also be a total brat, but, whatta ya gonna do. We're having a little family get-together this weekend, I'll try to post some pictures after.

This is a set of prints that I recently bought on etsy. I bought some cheap mats/frames and hung them in our bedroom. They look great. Check out the etsy store here, she has some really cool art.

I'm seriously loving Netflix. We joined about two months ago and it has quickly become an addiction, too (like my books and magazines). Is it sad that there are over 150 titles in my queue? Here's a brief list of movies I've watched recently:

P.S. I Love You - Sad, funny, loved it
Dan in Real Life - LOVE LOVE Loved it! Loved the big, close-knit, fun family
Atonement - Hated it, thought it was boring, liked the surprise ending, though.
The Feast of Love - Great movie that made me cry
Lars and the Real Girl - Again, great movie that made me cry
Reservation Road - So sad, I could barely make myself watch it all
Juno - hmmmm..still can't decide, I think I liked it but it was a little strange
Gone Baby Gone - Pretty decent, Casey Affleck was good
Snakes on a Plane - Stupid, don't waste your time
Into The Wild - Loved it although it was totally depressing and sad
We Own The Night - Really liked it, I love Robert Duvall

Have you seen these? I picked one up at WalGreens the other week ago. It sounded kinda cheesy, but, let me tell you - it's awesome! It is very easy to use and it does really work. My feet are so soft and smooth. They run around $10 and you can also buy replacement blades for it. You should try it.

Now, I'm off to make a pot of coffee and clean my house. I don't know why, but, I always like to wait until night-time to clean house. I'm just a night owl. Always have been. When I worked as a nurse, I always worked night shift. I just seem to function better at night. Mornings make me grumpy. Have a happy and safe Memorial weekend!


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Warning: Crude and slightly risque humor ahead....

I've got nothing to blog about lately. So, I'll just share this hilarious video with you. I think it's pretty darned brilliant, as far as comedy goes. But, be warned, if you are offended by slightly crude, gross, or risque humor, don't watch!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Funny site

This site has some hilarious stuff. Check it out if you need a chuckle. (Sorry, I couldn't get a link to work - you'll have to copy and paste)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Beauty bargains

If you are a beauty junkie (like me) and love a good bargain (like me), go here and check out the great deals on their makeup. I've heard of this brand, but, haven't personally used it. At these prices, I'm gonna try it out. Plus, if you spend $15 or more, use coupon code CAROLINA to save even more.

Have fun shopping!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Household Tips:

I came across this and thought I would share (It's from By the way, I use Bounce dryer sheets to clean my great.

10 New Uses for Dryer Sheets

Static builds up when fabrics rub together and exchange electrons,” says Behnam Pourdeyhimi, director of the Nonwovens Cooperative Research Center at North Carolina State University, in Raleigh. “Dryer sheets contain positively charged ingredients that are released by heat and movement, such as the tumbling motion of the dryer. These ingredients bond loosely to any negatively charged fabric surface, such as a piece of clothing with static cling, neutralizing the charge and acting as a lubricant.”

Use Dryer Sheets to:
1. Freshen smelly shoes. Insert a dryer sheet into the offending pair and let sit overnight.
2. Remove static from clothing, hair, TV screens, and computer monitors. Wipe the surface with a sheet.
3. Clean pet hair from the floor or furniture. Rub a dryer sheet over the spot where Fluffy left her fur.
4. Replace a sachet. Keep a dresser drawer smelling fresh and clean by placing a dryer sheet on the bottom of it.
5. Loosen caked-on food from a pan. Place a fresh sheet in the bottom of a dirty pan, fill with lukewarm tap water, and let sit in the sink overnight. The pan will be easier to clean in the morning.
6. Tackle suitcase and gym-bag odors. Place a dryer sheet in your suitcase or gym bag so your clean clothes won’t take on the odors of the dirty ones.
7. Prevent old books from smelling musty when in storage. Stick a dryer sheet between the pages of your beloved copy of Pride and Prejudice.
8. Wipe up sawdust after working in the garage. Rub a dryer sheet over the fine wood particles.
9. Prevent thread from tangling when sewing. Run a threaded needle through a dryer sheet right before you begin your handiwork.
10. Dust venetian blinds. Close the blinds, then wipe up and down with a dryer sheet

Cute - Sneezing Panda (keep watching Mama)