Saturday, June 28, 2014

Guilty pleasure

I have a weird fascination with reading comments under news stories. I dont know why but the more trouble a story causes the more im drawn to read the comments.  I never post on them, I just read them. And wouldn't you believe that the worlds dumbest people love to fill those comments up with their opinions and fight like hell even though they are wrong. I laugh at the bad reasoning they use for things and love when someone shows them their facts are wrong. Maybe that's why I dont comment on anything.  I know I would spell something wrong or start a big argument over something small I point out. I read one tonight and kept saying things to myself in hopes that someone would point out three stupid facts that everyone was just ignoring, so I will have to read them again later in hopes that normal people have pointed out the flaws in everyone's arguments.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Big savings

Just saved three dollars on laundry detergent.  So excited.  Some people would think that its lame to get excited about three dollars but not me. Now that I have three extra dollars what should we do with them. Go on a trip? Three dollars would get us to the beach and back. No. No trip. Watch a movie? Three dollars could get you 3 movies at the red box. That's around nine hours of entertainment. movies. Game night? 3 bucks can buy a deck of cards and some dice.  There are loads of games you can play with cards or dice. No. No games. How about a fancy meal. Maybe a pizza. Maybe cereal.  Maybe cereal. We bought cereal with it. Haha. All the possibilities and we pick cereal.  Oh well we have cereal now and we didn't before. I love that three dollars can do so much and yet be so little.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Catty shack

Me at the catty shack in Jacksonville Florida.  It was such a cool place. 40 different animals there. Lions, tigers, and other big cats. So much fun and a great place to take the kids.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Stock up

I was reading an article the other day about what to buy while you are waiting those short nine months until the baby comes. Funny thing was that it wasn't your usual list of diapers,  wipes, and clothes. It was dishwasher tabs, laundry detergent,  and house cleaners. Its all the things you have to buy in a normal month. When a baby comes you have little extra money. It all goes to the baby so it does seem wise to stock up on high ticket items before you have the baby. Like one thing a week. Or every paycheck spend 30 on things you will use around the house. We buy in bulk already so $15 on trash bags seems like a lot when you have no spare money but two boxes of those trash bags should last awhile. That's thirty dollars you won't have to spend once the baby arrives and you have to make adjustments.  I think I will take this ladies advise and pinch all my pennies now while I have pennies to pinch.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Holiday problems

Is it just me or did all the holidays change. It used to be that you would cook together and spend time with all your family and friends.  Now a days everyone one is to lazy to cook and they dont like their friends and family enough to have them over. Where does that leave them. At a restaurant in horrible moods with large amounts of people they dont like. Man that sounds fun. Not. You would not believe how lost families are now a days. Parents that dont cook. Friends that order a pizza for a family welcoming a baby home. What happened to bringing a casserole over. My sister got five pizzas when she had my nephew.  I love making special meals or sides for family nights. Where is it going now. I want my family to know large dinners at our parents and have a favorite dish to bring that everyone asks us to bring. Its what makes family special.  We need to start bringing traditions back so our kids know what it means to be family.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Books books books

So Im pretty sure I have a solution for when you have to wake up at all hours of the night with a baby. Books books and more books. Think about it. When you read a book you hate going to sleep because you want to read more. so maybe if you have to wake up every two hours a book will help make it bearable.  Of course this is only a theory I have. A theory I will not be able to test until he have a little bundle of joy of our own. Waiting is so hard but it will all be worth it when it happens.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Haha prep stage

Leif keeps making fun of me because I keep saying random things at work and when people ask me about it I say prep stage. Why are you eating all that fruit. Prep stage. Why do you have all this energy.  Prep stage. Well and vitamins.  But every time I say that they look at me weird.  So I explain.  Prep stage for babies. We are eating better because we want a healthy baby. We are taking vitamins because we want a healthy baby.  We are not drinking alcohol because we want a healthy baby.  Then they ask why go through all of that when most people just have a baby and call it a day. Because leif wants to make sure we give our baby every advantage we can even before we have one. Sounds good to me too. Leif also wants a smart athletic kid so he said they are probably going to be ugly because we can get everything we want.  Haha that's my husband. 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Slowly but surely

We have changed our minds again about babies, but instead of pushing the date back we are speeding it up. We want to start sooner rather than later. So wish us luck as we start our journey to parenthood.