Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

Today we celebrate America's Independence Day. 
By blowing shit up and eating a lot. LOL!

Thank you to all of our military both past and present that have worked to guarantee our freedom.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Our animal magnetism lives!

We went to see Jurassic World in 3D and it was GREAT! LOVED it! Hubby and I got there really early, since the last time we tried to go to a movie the lines were so long at the box office that we left and went to another theater. Anyway, we went into the theater and were the only people there, so picked our seats and got comfy. We like to sit on the first row of the risers as Bobby likes to prop his feet up on the railing.

We kicked back and after a bit, another guy walked in and sat down ONE SEAT OVER FROM ME. I am glad I had my purse and umbrella in the seat next to me as he might have sat there. LOL! THEN, since the trailers hadn’t started, he gets on the phone and starts talking. OMG! Clearly he had no reason to worry about disturbing US. Ugh! At least he put his phone away when the movie started.

Before the movie started, I put my purse down by my feet. No need to sit and worry about it for the whole movie.

The next couple of people that came in sat RIGHT BEHIND US. It was just hilarious! We say it is because of our animal magnetism. And during the movie someone got on their phone and started talking. At least that person got up and left the theater, of course talking the whole way. I always wonder why people even go to the movies if they cannot turn their phone off for an hour and a half. I don’t think they are all brain surgeons.

Oh, and while I am on the subject of inappropriate cellphone use, when are people going to realize that while you are driving is not a good time to be checking your phone for messages. If you are waiting for a message that important, pull the hell over and get away from me.

Rant over.

Happy Monday everyone!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Thank goodness for the dollar store!

It has been 2 months since my second cataract surgery and I am still adjusting to not having to wear glasses all the time. I have not gone and gotten prescription glasses as I am doing great with reading glasses. I now can function perfectly fine with 1.75 or 2.0 readers. And I can buy them at the dollar stores....for A DOLLAR.

Why would I go get prescription glasses that I will have to pay more for? I have vision coverage, but my copy for glasses is $25. That is with no bells and whistles. No coatings. No progressives. Just plain single vision lenses. Why would I pay even $25 for one pair when for the same money I can buy 25 pair???

So, I have readers everywhere; in my purse, in my desk drawer, in the bathroom, on the computer desk at home, on my nightstand. And a couple of "just in case" pair, one in my purse and one in my tote bag I carry to work. Those are just in case I don't have a pair handy when I need one. I love it.

The only problem is that I take them off and put them on all day long and sometimes this happens:

I tucked a pair in the neckline of my blouse and when I bent over, they fell out. And I step on them. Ugh! Good thing I had another in my purse. But this was a really cute pair of tortoiseshell that I liked. So I guess I will have to suck it up and head to the dollar store and part with another dollar. :-)

Otherwise, I am loving my new, improved vision and have no complaints at all.

Happy Tuesday, all!

Monday, June 15, 2015

You don't have 3 days worth of food?

A friend of mine posted this pic of her local grocery store water aisle.
A tropical storm is in the Gulf of Mexico and headed toward the Texas coast. So everyone has gone crazy! Broadcasters are warning people to be sure and have at least 3 days worth of food and water. Apparently, the stores have been mobbed today.

Shelves emptied of water, batteries and food.

My first thought was that if you don't have enough food in your house to last for 3 days, you have a bigger problem than a tropical storm. Even when I was POOR I had enough food in my house to last 3 days. I had to.....I was poor. LOL!

And another thing a broadcaster warned people was to be sure and go to the ATM today in case you are flooded in tomorrow. If you are flooded in, why would you need cash???? I don't have to pay for anything inside my home. Crazy, I tell ya!

Personally, I am hoping to be flooded in so I can have tomorrow off. Our area does not really flood. When we had the "Memorial Day Flooding" we got rain but no standing water whatsoever. BUT, when it floods in Houston, the buses don't run. I take a park and ride bus every day to work. If the bus doesn't run, I am not going to work. I did last time as my girlfriend drove downtown, but she does not plan to go in tomorrow if it floods in Houston.

We are always prepared at our house. It is hurricane season. We live on the coast. Plus we always have enough food for 3 days. So, we are good.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Winners of my Renuzit Pearl Scents Giveaway!

Thanks to all who entered. The winners are:

Ashley Kolpak

Congratulations! I will be sending an email to request your mailing addresses.

Thanks for entering!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Renuzit® Pearl Scents® Review & Giveaway. (Ends 5/30)

As a Purex Insider, I recently received a jar of Renuzit® Pearl Scents®. I immediately opened it up to smell and it smells really nice! I received th Sparkling Rain scent which is green and though green is not my favorite color. I do enjoy the scent.  In put it on our bar next to some other candles and a plant and I think it looks nice.

It seems like Renuzit® Pearl Scents® has a strong scent while I hold it....and have my nose in it, but it really is subtle. I have found myself picking it up and giving it a shake when I pass by which seems to strengthen the scent. I think the container is nice and would work in any room.

There are several colors and scents, so you could work them with any color scheme. I think the pearls would be really pretty in clear glass dishes. Here it is in my bathroom:

Give your home another depth of beauty with the pleasing aromas of Renuzit® Pearl Scents®. The new look was designed to accent and highlight your home decor as well as provide long-lasting freshness.

Do you want to try Renuzit® Pearl Scents®? Well, you can! I received 3 coupons for a FREE jar of Renuzit® Pearl Scents® and I am giving them away. Entering, as always, is super easy.

• Check out Renuzit's Facebook Page and leave a comment that you did. (once)

• I know how some of my readers like daily entries, just because they like to come to my blog every day, so you can also enter daily by leaving a comment about your plans for the summer. (daily)

• And just to get the word spread about new Renuzit® Pearl Scents®, you can link back to this giveaway from your blog and get an extra entry. Just leave me a comment that you did. (once)

• Share this post on your Facebook page and get another entry. Just leave me a comment that you did. (once)

• Tweet about it and get an entry. Just leave me a comment that you did. You can do this one every day if you want. (daily)

Winners of the 3 coupons will be chosen by random drawing on Saturday, May 30, and the winner will be posted on my blog and notified by email. If I can not easily find your email address on through your blog, you must include it in your entry. I won't troll the internet searching for a winner whose email I cannot find. Been there, done that. Too much work!

Good luck!

Disclosure: I did receive the product listed above for review but my opinions are my own.

Friday, May 22, 2015

We found the perfect anniversary gift.

Yesterday was my parents' 59th wedding anniversary. Last week I had emailed my sister asking what I could get for them. I wanted to send them something, but wanted it to be something they would want/love, not just something to have sitting around gathering dust.

So, my sister texted me that she and my other sister and she were thinking about getting them a new rocker recliner as Mom had been thinking about getting one, but didn't want to spend the money. I thought it was a great idea and told Sis I was in...just let me know my part. She texted me yesterday that they had order the chair and it would be delivered today. It cost $300 and we are splitting 3 ways. A very reasonable price for a really good anniversary gift. I told Sis to send me a pic when it got there.

Here is a pic of my dad in the new rocker recliner:
Yes, it is CAMO! Sis said that my mom picked it out. It is perfect for them. After all, they DO live in a forest. Here is a clearer look at the chair:
What is funny is that when Hubby and I were shopping for a rocker recliner, we tried one out just like this one. It was SO COMFY, but neither of us wanted camo in our living room. LOL!

So my sisters and I have once again proven our love for our parents. LOL!