October 20, 2009

Totally random ramblings

Once again, me, time and the laptop have not gotten together. So, sorry, no pics on this post. Instead you get totally random thoughts by me.
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So, first I just have to say that I LOVE MY BODY! It totally ROCKS! It kicked some serious flu bug tush a few weeks ago. (We don't use the b-u-t-t word in our house although it would make that sound way more impressive- ha ha). The kids all missed a full week of school and Kurt was in bed for 7 days, had to take antibiodics and then was weak for several more days and is still not 100% but not me. I fought hard and the bug didn't get me. Oh sure, there were times that I thought "Oh, man, I am going down. It got me" but this body would fight right back and didn't get sick. I am so grateful for my flu-bug-fighting immune system. Want to know my secret? Carmel dip. Yep, I would eat an apple everyday totally covered with carmel dip. I am sure that is what did it!
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I "heart" my iphone. I didn't want to get one because I don't need "all that". I just wanted a simple phone but not Kurt. He loves "all that" so he got one. Long story short, after we got rid of a sales guy that we bought an iphone for, I got his and I LOVE IT!!! How did I function without it? I have no idea. I am totally addicted to it! Kurt and I have a joint itunes account so we buy a song once and it goes on both phones - sweet! We have gotten a collection of our favorite songs now and I love having them at my disposal. I have been known to have the music playing while shopping in a store. So if you see me and the kids boogeyin' down an aisle, feel free to either join us or run the other direction - whatever you are comfortable with!
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Cody is awesome! We love him so much! If I had to list what the perfect puppy would be like, Cody would be it! He is amazing. Oh, don't get me wrong - he has his puppy moments like chewing, eating toys, etc. but all-in-all, he is the perfect puppy - we are so blessed! Oh, and for any of you who may be curious, Polly Pocket clothes pass right through a puppy with no problem and in one piece! Cody has tested several pieces! So gross!!!
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We have had a roller coaster ride with our rental property these last few weeks. We got notice that our renters were moving out and we about had a heart attack. 2 mortgage payments!!! Ahhhhhh!!!! Not good. We were freaking out! We did the final walkthru with the renters and were pleasantly surprised that the house was still in really good shape; it just had the normal wall scuffs, etc from normal wear-and-tear so that was good. Then we found out that the rental company had another renter that wanted to move in! SWEET! So in October, we only had 13 days without a renter in it so we will at least get a 1/2 months of rent. Not so bad - we can breathe again. So the new renters move in on Friday. Can you say "blessing"?
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Does anyone else have this problem: my dishes are self multiplying in my sink! I can't get ahead of the dishes. I don't know what is going on. I unload the dishwasher, load it back up but before I can unload it again, the sink is full. Where are they all coming from???
Oh, and don't even get me started on laundry!
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Has anyone realized what a work out grocery shopping is? Seriously, think about it. I was at Costco a few weeks ago and I was thinking about the shopping process. It goes like this:
- pick the item up and put it in the cart
- repeat a million times to get everything
- push an increasingly heavy cart through the store
- unload everything onto the check-stand-counter-thing
- load everything back into the cart
- push the cart to the car
- load everything into the car
- drive home (by the way - this is your break)
- unload the car
- put all the stuff away
By the time everything is put away you have either loaded it or unloaded it 5 or 6 times and pushed it who-knows-how-far, I'm sure it is miles :)
So who needs a gym membership? Just go grocery shopping!
Ha ha ha ha!
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Ugh, lunches.
Does anyone else struggle with what to pack for school lunches? I just don't know any more. And of course, all my kids have to like and dislike different things so packing lunches in the morning is like a puzzle trying to remember who likes what and who doesn't like what and trying to make sure everyone gets a somewhat balanced meal. I think I may go crazy. What are some things you pack in your kids lunches? Any favorites? Healthy ideas? I am totally open for suggestions here people! Help!
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I have officially joined the 21st century - yes, folks, I signed up for online banking! Whew! I avoided it for years for fear of security issues but after realizing how much I was spending on stamps, I thought this would be one way to help save money. So far I am liking it. It has only been 2 weeks so I am still learning but I think I am going to love it when I get it all figured out!
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Well, that is about it for now. Hope you enjoyed my random-crazy thoughts.
Maybe, just maybe, I will get my hands on the laptop one of these days!


Paul White said...

that was sure randomness at its best!!

Judie and George said...

Several items made me smile. I absolutely love online banking and you will too. Damon has been telling me all about the glories of iphones. He got a blackberry and now thinks it is junk because he wants an iphone. Contrats on missing the flu bug. I just finished a book on the 1918 influenza pandemic and am properly impressed with your immune system! I now know more about the subject that is comfortable, considering the flu scare. And the renters. . . that really IS a blessing.

Judie and George said...

I think I meant congrats . . .

B and Jessica said...

I love your blog! That's awesome that you didn't get sick. I rarely get sick too. Usually B is the first to bring home "the bug", then he passes it to Edmond...but I usually sneak by without getting it. Seriously, mother's do not have time to be sick!