Yeah…Still Here.


What can I say….life is busy. Cut me some slack! I am a mama of four kids, one busy hubby, a double major in college, I (try) to maintain a household and…still do all of this while looking fabulous! (okay…that part was a bit of a stretch)

I am debating on trying the app for my snazzy new phone (yes…it really is awesome…no…you can’t have it!) and blogging on the go cause how awesome would that be. My phone has a built in speech to text option and that my friends…is a whole new level of awesome.

Point in case:

I detest (I use this word STRONGLY) typing. It’s almost as bad as writing in my opinion. Why blog you ask? Well…that’s different. I LIKE to tell everyone what’s going on. I DON’T like to type a three page paper on the Jewish Holocaust (mainly because I REALLY DETEST the Nazi commander…I shall not even give importance by actually “saying” his name). Enter Documents to go on my snazzy android phone. Oh….my…goodness. It goes like this…open word to go…click microphone button and ….speak. NO typing. None. I literally “voiced out” a three page paper on how America could have better intervened on the Jewish people’s behalf….(seriously? duh.)

I can’t tell you how this has brought my half hazard school work to a new level of lazy. 🙂 BUT…maybe now things will actually get done in a more timely manner.

So back to the awesome phone. Here’s where you all ask…well….what it the phone?! It’s the Galaxy Note (okay it’s a knock off of the Galaxy Note for a mere fraction of the price). I tell you there are still things that I am finding out about this phone that amaze me everyday. For instance..I had no idea I had a hotspot option. My teenagers are THRILLED by this…thrilled I tell you. I can watch movies on Netflix, catch up on my Supernatural and Vampire Diaries on the CW app (yup…there’s an App for that) and troll through the million youtube channels I subscribe to. It reminds me of what I have going on each week (or daily if I so prefer) and trust me…that one is a God send…nothing like forgetting you have a dr apt for your twins until the day of and have NO ONE to go with you to do the shots. Still having nightmares from that one. IT has enabled me to carry my facebook addiction to a whole new level and trust me…it’s pretty bad lol. (You know it’s bad when you find yourself trying to “like”  and email a friend sent to you) OH and….for you super busy people out there it has a dual SIM capability. This means you can have TWO numbers with this phone (one for personal and one for business)  and I just think that’s the neatest thing ever. Nerdy? Yes.

There are a million and one reasons I can go on and on about why this phone is awesome but I don’t want to be here all night.

The link to the awesome phone is below:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0084S70Q2/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

ANNNNNYWAYS….I’ma get off a here for now and maybe sleep…maybe. Proly not. Will more than likely look for the wordpress app 🙂

Life IS Hard…Get Over It.


May I take a moment to say a small rant here? We all know that I am a true Facebookaholic…I check my news feed constantly (just in case I’ve missed something from the last time I checked it…five seconds ago). I am shameless in admitting this. Where I once woke up to a cup of coffee and a gossip news paper, I now drink my coffee to the local woes and happy congratulations. I am also shameless in admitting that as well.

 

But here’s my beef…I can handle the constant whining and complaining from the teenagers (after all…I have two of those) but when the adults feel the need to constantly …and I do mean constantly complain about how miserable their life is it kinda sorta ticks me off. Now here’s where the smart aleck will chime in with …well if you don’t like my posts…feel free to delete me…and I have…trust me I have. The world is depressing enough as it is with out seeing your incessant posts about how your job sucks…your husband is a you-know-what…and your children and ungrateful ingrates.

Life is far too short to feel that miserable with your life. You’re alive aren’t you? Yes? There ya go…chalk that one up to good fortune. Your job is not exactly as fabulous as you had anticipated…look for a new one! If the man/woman you married is no longer a great catch…throw them back!! If your ungrateful children act…well…ungrateful…pull a page from grand moms book and grab a switch from outside (or take away the ungodly expensive toys you have spoiled them with for say…more than 5 seconds)!

Life IS hard people. It’s what makes you a stronger person. Where would we be as a (somewhat) intelligent race if not for our struggles that brought us here? No one said life was easy…if they did they should tied and properly beaten for lying to you!

Where is your mention that while your job sucks….at least you have one!! What about the fact that though your husband/wife is not the knight in shining armor/princess you thought he/she was…he/she decided to stick it out with your griping behind! And sure your children could use a few swats to their spoiled behinds…but they are what YOU made them. There must be SOME endearing qualities about them….right….right?

Alls I’m sayin’ people is…lighten up! One day you are going to wake up and look around and “oh crap I’m old!” is going to come out of your mouth. Do you really want to look back and say…”man I was such a bummer.”? No. No one wants to be remembered for being that grouchy person that no one could stand to be around.

In the famous words of  Truvy Jones …”SMILE IT INCREASES YOUR FACE VALUE!!” (for those of you not aware of who Truvy Jones is…it’s a quote from Steel Magnolias…and your movie education is seriously lacking!)

 

P.S. I apologize in advance to any one that may be offended by my (rude but truthful) outburst…well…not really. If you are offended…obviously you need to smile more often too!

To Extreme Coupon or Not?


AS the impending births of the twins edge closer and closer I am overly (and for good reason) anxious about saving every single penny I can. I have never really considered couponing (sp? is that even a word?…lol) before but with four children and two adults in the house I know I am going to have strap down the wallet and pinch those pennies.

So off to research I went…and was immediately sucked into planet coupon! Hours…literally hours later I drug my bleary and blood shot eyes up from the screen only to realize…it was 1:30 in the morning! Good grief I had been surfing through the coupon sea for three hours! But…with that being said…I learned so much. Youtube and Google (my two most favorite sites in the whole world…well…besides Facebook) had so many ideas and videos about different methods that I wanted to speed time up to Sunday (apparently that’s when all the GOOD coupon deals are out) and dash out to do some serious damage with my loot!

I signed up for membership after membership (not the cooky ones but stuff like Publix’s Baby Club  and the like) until my fingers bled. (okay exaggeration but you get my point!) Looked into every single store with in a 50 mile radius from my home for deals and printable coupons (hmmm…one must have ink in their printer for that one mustn’t they? Note to self: BUY PRINTER INK!) I even discovered that I had accumulated .15 off of every gallon of gas I bought due to my Win-Dixie card and their Fuelperks program! I was amazed! You mean I could have been saving .15 all this time? How did I not know this? (I do recall hearing it in passing but dismissed it as not really worth my while…that’ll teach me to dismiss so easily won’t it?)

And so…I eagerly await the Sunday paper, anxious to start my clipping and saving and am already sorting out different methods I want to try. I have properly bookmarked all of the sites I think that will help me the most and I will share them at the end of this post (let’s give credit where credit is due) and want to give a big shout out to my girl Lori Jones for helping a sista out! You have likely started me on a new addiction (and one that my husband can FINALLY get on board with!)

I shall keep everyone posted on my huge successes and can’t wait to save oodles of  money!!!

Those links I mentioned:

http://www.southernsavers.com/

http://www.iheartpublix.com/

http://thekrazycouponlady.com/ (I think I like these two crazy chicks the most!)

Until next time,

ME!

 

Confessions of a Blogaholic!


As I have rambled and browsed through the many Blogs available to my viewing pleasure on WordPress I have come to the conclusion…this could be worse than Facebook! And that my friends is saying something…seeing as how I hardly ever can pull myself away from Facebook to get on with the real world.

 

I began my Blog to help me sort out my chaotic thoughts (and I am always happy to share those chaotic thoughts with others) but I have read so many interesting Blogs in these past few days. Some related to my story, some not. But there are at least six “Blogs” out of every ten that I read that I can relate to. Who knew there were other people on the planet? People that, apparently, have the same problems and joys in life that I do.

 

It is eye opening to realize that there is a whole wide world out there filled with fantastic people just as eager as I am to share their woes and happiness. (yes yes…the ever optimistic bubble head that sees only the good in the world..that’s me)

So as I posted my first reply to another’s Blog I felt I had passed a milestone…this would be the beginning of “meeting” and “talking” to other people that ***gasp***don’t even live in the same state as me! Why, I might even one day be able to say…”I have a friend online…” and actually mean it!

Now don’t get me wrong…I do live in Small Town USA (think Mayberry) and every stranger is welcomed with open arms and hearts (but still watched for suspicious behavior for at least 20 yrs). We really do say, “Bless your heart.” and “Tsk…***with a shake of the head***that boy will never learn.” (never mind that said boy is a twice grown man…lol).

It’s nice to see and read that there are others out there just like me that blubber on in their own “chaotic” way and I look forward to “meeting” all of you!

Signed,

The Blogaholic