Thursday, August 30, 2007

Tanner Funny

A discount furniture store here in town is liquidating their inventory. Although they don't have the best furniture, I thought I'd better check it out. I certainly did NOT find any GREAT deals nor did I find any GOOD deals. Near the end of our browsing, this conversation takes place:

Tanner: Wow! $17!! (referring to an UGLY floor lamp)

[Now I'm thinking he's surprised that such an ugly lamp can cost SO much.]

[But he's really thinking WOW, you can buy a lamp for ONLY $17!!]

Tanner: I can afford lots of things with my own money in here!

I was laughing so hard because he was totally serious!!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Too Tired To Cook

It's Friday evening and you don't want to make supper. It's been a long week and besides, you've cooked all week. You deserve a break. So you dig out the coupon book that you bought from the B*y Sco*ts fundraiser to see where you can go out to eat. You come across the G*dfathers' buffet and boy, does that sound good! You read the fine print to make sure you can use it as some have restrictions. Sure enough, it's valid Monday - Friday. Everyone else agrees that G*dfathers sounds yummy............

Only to discover when you get there that they are NOT serving the buffet. Nor do they EVER serve the buffet on Friday nights. WHAT?!?! But the coupon says it can be used Monday - Friday!! G*dfathers informs you that they only serve the buffet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. WHAT?!?! So, we left...............without having the buffet...............and went across the street to B*rger K*ng. But B*rger K*ng just wasn't the same (obviously) and it did not HIT THE SPOT.

You should have just stayed home and cooked!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

What Kind of Sandal Are You?

You are Flat Sandals

Casual yet flirty
You look great in a simple top and jeans
Your look is approachable and cute!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Summer Vacation - 2007

Last weekend was our fun but low-key summer vacation.

Saturday morning we headed to the fair in SF. This was the first time we've been there. Of course, it had to be 95 degrees!! I like it hot but not this hot, especially when we're planning to be outside all day. We spent FIVE HOT hours (11 to 4) there before we finally called a time out. We checked into our hotel so the kids could swim. Dean & I had enough points on our separate hotel rewards cards for a free night but with Dean's they were fully booked and with mine we could only get a Level 1 or Level 2 hotel. We normally stay at the nice Ramada with the wonderful waterpark which is a Level 3 hotel or the Best Western with the waterpark - no rewards card. Being I didn't feel like spending $160+/night for a rewards room at the Ramada when I could get a room for free elsewhere, we decided to stay at the Ramada Limited. Well, we won't be staying there again. The hotel was alright. We've definitely seen much worse. The pool was so lame. They closed the hot tub 15 minutes after we got there (which after being outside in 95 degree heat I don't know why the kids wanted to sit in there in the first place - I normally don't allow them to sit for more than 5 minutes anyways) and there was so much chlorine in the pool that our eyes just stung sitting in the room. Needless to say, the kids did not enjoy the pool and only swam for 30 minutes. Next time we'll go for the waterpark!

The kids were a bit timid of the rides when we first got to the fair. After some (ok, LOTS) of prodding from Dean & I, the kids finally started going on them and LOVED them! They couldn't get enough!! The ferris wheel took A LOT of prodding for Tanner and then he gripped that center bar tight the whole time! Watching the kids on some of those rides got me sick to my stomach. It's a good thing I didn't go on them!! Plus, with it being so hot, we drank and drank and drank LOTS of liquids!! But no one got sick! YEA!!

After swimming, we went to Olive Garden for a yummy supper! Then we went to Falls Park which the kids really enjoyed. At 8:30 we headed back to the fair so we could see it in the dark and stayed until 10:30. Then we headed back to the hotel and finally crawled into bed about 11:30. What a late night - especially for the kids! Our feet were killing us after being on them for 8 hours!!

On Sunday Dean went golfing with my friend Ellie's husband, Mike, while the kids and I shopped for back-to-school clothes. We found quite a bit for Hayley, some for Tanner, and quite a bit for me. Oh yeah, I'm not going back to school. Oh well, I thought I needed some more new clothes anyways. After golfing, Dean joined us for some shopping. Aftewards we met Ellie & her family at Chevy's for supper and then went back to their house to visit. We finally got home about 10:15!! We were pooped! I told Dean to grab the toiletry bag and leave everything else in the car and I would unpack it on Monday! Our feet were way past killing us after being on them for an additional 7 hours!! (No, I don't wear appropriate shoes - I believe in fashion before function!)

I was hoping to get to the Omaha Zoo but right now it doesn't seem like it's going to work out this year. :( Although our vacation was low-key this year (last year we went to the Black Hills), we had lots of fun!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Multi-Tasking Moms to the Rescue

Multi-Tasking Moms is having a contest. Wahoo!! momAgenda has agreed to sponsor Multi-Tasking Moms. Yeah!! That means someone can win a fabulous momAgenda Desktop Planner! I would LOVE to win this planner! Our lives can get pretty hectic and as my kids get older, it only get more hectic!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Big Brother 8

Oh, I am so mad that Eric did NOT get evicted tonight! It was his time to go!! Amber - you could have overcome your predicament by going directly to Eric and telling him that you were revoking your promise because of what he did, apologize to your daughter for taking back your word, and then pray about it!! This was a decent way to go about it and you didn't do it and should have, espcially after Eric blabbed about using your secret against you when the time was right!! Geez, girl - YOU ARE STUPID!! I hope it comes back to bite you in the butt!

I wish Jessica hadn't won HOH. Jessica - you are a weasel. I hope it comes back to bite you in the butt, too! I can only hope everything turns out for the best considering all the people that have stipulations on them - eating slop the rest of their time there and not competing in POV competitions.

At least Kail doesn't have to eat slop and forgo competing in the POV competitions. Being on the nomination block three weeks in a row has to be extremely stressful. I'm sure part of her is relieved to be gone!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

A Hayley Not-So-Funny

It was a SUNNY and HOT afternoon. The temperature reached into the 90s. We spent three (sticky) hours at the pool. We had just left the pool and were climbing into our truck.

Me: Did you kids have fun?
Tanner/Hayley: Yep!
Me: Wow! I think I sweated off some fat sitting there!
Hayley: Yeah, I think you did!
Me: What?! No, Hayley, the correct answer would be, "Mom, you didn't have any fat to sweat off!"
Hayley: Mom, you don't have any fat. You're skinny!
Me: Too late honey!

So I called Dean to ask if it was alright with him if I let Hayley walk home.

Dean: No. Why?
Me: (I repeated the above conversation.)
Dean: (laughing) Oh boy, she's in the dog house!

So after we got home and Hayley asked me for permission to do something I jokingly told her no, she was in the dog house the rest of the day. Her response?

Hayley: Mom, we don't have a dog house so I can't be!