Monday, January 26, 2009

Popcorn Sutton

Oh Popcorn! Life just won't be the same without you out there making yer likker.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Grocery Score!

The Goods:

2 bags Green Giant steamers
1 bag meatballs
4 cans Rotel Tomatoes
2 bananas
1 lb grapes
3 apples
1 pear
8 bags 2% bagged shredded cheese
1 box Nature Valley Granola Bars
1 box Chex Mix Turtle Bars
1 bag Goldfish crackers
2 bottles Coffee-mate creamer
2 containers sour cream
7 boxes oatmeal
6 containers Yoplait yogurt
1 bowl pink grapefruit

I scored $117.29 worth of groceries tonight for $33.01 after coupons and discounts. I'm so proud of myself.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I want to write about today for my little one. Obama is walking out now and the people at the inauguration are going wild. I have never in my life experienced a rock star president. It's unbelievable to me that we have elected Obama into office. And I'm not saying this b/c he's black. He's also white. It's just that I've never felt hope before when it comes to this country and how we are viewed in the world. I've never felt passionate about politics and never thought that someone that I could be proud of would ever be in office. It seems weird to me that I have put my faith in a candidate to do great things and I know he can do it. I love the parallels between JFK and Obama and Lincoln. I love the great change that is on the horizon. I love the hope that I feel and the emotions that are running through me right now. I feel that Obama is going to be a strong leader that can rally the people and get some work done. He has a huge mess to clean up and I can't imagine the pressure that he is under. The scrutiny that he will constantly be a part of his life. The amount of hope that is riding on his shoulders. I know I couldn't do it.
It's odd for me to be so emotional. I'm pretty good and keeping it together but today is different for me. Today I feel like my vote made a difference. What I think and what I value is represented in so many ways.
Can you imagine what is going through Obama's mind right now? It's just all too surreal.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

We all poop.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

35 before I'm 36-or a way to get around having resolutions

1. Go on a family picnic
2. Go to the beach
3. Teach Monkeyface to ride a tricycle
4. Pay off $5,000 in debt
5. Lose 60 lbs
6. Print and put Monkeyface's photos in an album
7. Rent a park for Monkeyface's birthday party
8. Go to a movie alone
9. Send 3 friends gifts for no reason
10. Sell clothes on ebay (see debt elimination above)
11. Walk a 5k
12. Get rid of 3 pairs of shoes
13. Buy new sheets
14. Buy a new duvet cover
15. Save $1,000 in an emergency fund (done 2/12/09)
16. Learn to fold an orgami t-shirt
17. Take Monkeyface to the art museum for an outdoor movie
18. Take Monkeyface to the art museum for a hike
19. Make a sugar body scrub
20. Plan a monthly budget as of Jan 2009
21. This entry is private
22. Walk on the treadmill at my house
23. Take Monkeyface out on a walk while he rides his tricycle
24. Read Obama's book-the audacity of hope
25. Read book 4 of twilight series
26. Read 5 random books
27. Potty train Monkeyface
28. Move picnic table down to back yard
29. Have a yard sale OR donate all items to charity
30. Plant something in my yard
31. Grow an herb garden
32. This entry is private
33. Wear a dress
34. Own a pair of black boots
35. Go to the spa


Stolen from Montessori Mama:

Bold what you HAVE done.
Here goes...

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning Damn you Red Lobster!
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day