Saturday, July 23, 2011


I like to coupon.
I don't have lots of time for it
because let's face it there is no time
to be a mom, keep house, craft, and find all the great deals out there.
I cut coupons, organize them to an extent.
I scan the ads and if something jumps out at me that a great deal then I go for it.
I don't have money to buy all these good deals every week.
Most of the time it's stuff that I would put in storage
but sometimes (like the bbq sauce)
it's something that is on "the list"
and that just makes me one happy girl.

The point of all this is that I got all this for $1.75
I know it's extreme couponing!
The only thing I actually paid for was the salad dressing.
It was a glorious day!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sometimes Life is hard

Sometimes life is hard. You know what you want and have an idea about how to get it.
You reach, try harder, and reach some more.
you get really close to having what you want, but you just want a little more control.
So you try a little harder.

And you feel pretty good about what you have done.
but realize it's starting to slip.
 things get a little out of control.
you might have a little melt down.
but you just try harder.

Then you realize you have lost all control.
It's really hard.
And you are back to square one.

seriously the cutest chubby little hands!

Sometimes a little father away than when you first started. 
you try your hardest.
Then you realize something.

Maybe it's just a little too much for you to handle. Maybe it's not your problem to begin with.
Why get so hung up on it when there are so many other things in the world to be reaching for.

And you realize you can be happy without whatever it was.
That's when you just become ok with the way things are!

I just love how some days I can relate the little things the kids to do life and apply it.
Oh if only I could be so happy about not getting what I wanting when I wanted it.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Life in Spite of Me

                                                                         Life, in Spite of Me (2010, Hardcover) Image
This was an ok book.
Here's the premises of it:
The girl in the book, Kristen, in a whirl of a moment tried to commit suicide by laying on train tracks. She was run over by 33 freight cars, her legs were severed and she lost 8 pints of blood. She should have died, but she didn't. After a long struggle she devoted her life to God and now speaks to youth groups and is an advocate for suicide prevention.

I can really relate to this book. I have a good amount of stuff in common with Kristen. I found myself looking back on things that happened in my life that got me where I am today. Maybe it's because I have come so far, but I found the book to be a little much. I know that everyone handles things different and the way I have handled things in my life are much different than this girl, but I found myself thinking things like, "what on earth is the problem you have so much to live for." "How is it that if God spared your life once why would you keep contemplating suicide." That sort of thing. Maybe had I read this book 12 years I would have found it encouraging but as it was just not for me, Maybe a younger crowd!
I received this for free in exchange for my review

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

What do you do

What do you do when it rains,
then the sun comes out...
then it rains some more
then the sun comes out...

Well you get the idea...
it was a "spotty shower"
kind of day!

We made the best of it.

It gave us a good excuse to put on the rain boots that are two sizes too small.
Where there's a will there's a way.

I said, "get some shoes on and let's go outside and play before the rain comes again"
That boy moved faster than the speed of light.

Not wanted to be left behind he found the only shoes that he can put on by himself and was at the door waiting for me.

There is something so sweet about watching that little body move, those hands dipping the bubble wand just perfectly, and those lips pursed blowing with everything they have.

Yeah, it's the best. Wouldn't change my job title for anything!