First off, since i forget yesterday, here it is for today :) New proucts. And yes, I know it's not Friday. It was a special release date. Because the scraporchard market will be done for a few days after the 1st of the year for maintanence. SO, here's your chance to grab a bit of new stuff. I have 5 WordArts packs on sale, for only $2.00 a pack.
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Another day is over - hehehe. And it's 12:41 am, and I'm just now starting my blog. Still haven't designed. Sigh. I think I try and cram too much into my days. Maybe I need to do less. Nah, that's no fun!
I was supposed to wake up at 7am, to go grocery shopping with Andrea at 7:30am, but Captain America got a text at 6:00 am or something like that, that the post was operating on a delay, and wouldn't open until 9am. Because of the freezing overpasses. Sweet! SO, since the Commissary wouldn't be open anyway, I went back to bed. Sleep is a glorious thing...
Since I couldn't go grocery shopping when I wanted to, and my "flow" of the day was off anyway, I just took a real relaxing, lesiurely morning. At some point, I decided that it would be good to do the bills. Because that's always good.
I finished off my budget from last month, and figured out how much cash I needed to take out, and what "envelopes" to put it in, then started a new budget for this month. I tweeked a few of the categories, and it was all set. I just LOVE my new budget. It's great!
I headed out grocery shopping at around 11:30am. I know, kinda late, but it was ok. I took Joe with me for his "mom" time. Not quite as much fun as horseback riding or going to a movie, but grocery shopping with mom can be fun too. I'm not used to going with kids, though. Every single isle was the child asking "Can we get that? Can we get this?". And it wasn't just sugary food, either. It was stuffing, and box rice mix, and stuff like that. I must say, we did end up with a lot of stuff that we don't normally buy. BUT, we stayed in budget. I have $200 for the week budgeted, and the total was $201.17. I had an extra dollar from last week, and some change left over. So I just took the bagger tip out of my personal fund. It all worked out.
Joe and I ate Peanut M&M's on the way home. They were only $1.22 a bag in the Christmas section. I just LOVE cheap candy - hehehe.
We got home, and the kids all helped me carry in the groceries. I'd just got them all put away, and was starting on our bagel sandwiches, when Captain America called. It was only then that I realized that Tom wasn't at home. Captain America had come home for lunch, and taken Tom to the ID office to get his ID card. ROFL! I guess that Jake and Eme carried in al the groceries by themselves. And here I thought that Tom had helped. hehehe.
So, I put my bagel sandwich making skills on pause, and headed up to the ID office to bring Captain America Tom's Social Security card. When I got there, they didn't really need it. Oh well. Tom got his ID, Captain America went back to work, and Tom and I headed home.
I made up my sandwich, dished out a few chips to the kids, checked my emails, and started to get ready for the pool. The indoor pools opens at 1pm for open swim. We were gonna go and give it a "look see" today. We'd planned on going at 1pm, but it was 2:30pm before we actually got there. Right before we left the house to go to the pool, I heard this LOUD crashing noise, and went out to the dining room to investigate. The kids were yelling "Jimmy broke the window", and I was ready to really start yelling, but it was just one of the glass doors to my hutch. Just. Sigh. Tom broke one a few years back. Now half are broke, and half are glass. I guess 2 of them must look REALLY clean - LOL! At least it wasn't a window. I'd have been REALLY mad if it was a window.
My neighbor, Leigh, and her kids were there. We chatted for about an hour, then she left to go and do something. My kids were having a BLAST playing. I'm gonna have to come up more often. Because the pool is fun :)
I texted Andrea, and told her to come and play with me. About an hour later, she came. We stayed for about another hour, and she and I even got in the pool. It was FREEZING cold. OK, not freezing. But I was shivering. Too cold for me. But it didn't seem to affect the kids at all - crazy kids!
When we were about ready to leave, Andrea and I and the little kids went to the showers. We kept our suits on, but went and hung out in the warm water. It was SO nice. LOL! I think it may have been my favorite part :)
We were FREEZING all the way home. At least it's only about 6 blocks away. How handy is that :) I made the kids strip down, and take showers. We had tithing settlement at 6:30, and it was 5:45. We were cutting it close. Jim and Joe showered in the downstairs bathroom, Jake and Tom in the upstairs, and I don't know where Eme showered, but I know that she did. Everyone looked real nice when Captain America got home at 6pm.
So we're all ready to go, and I'm in the bedroom getting ready, and I hear Joe and Tom going at it. Captain America gets involved too. Tom is whining that Joe hurt him, they both start to get smoked. Then we look over, and Toms bleeding. Apparently, Joe threw a spoon at Toms face, and it cut him on the cheek. How does that even happen??? Poor Tom. It left quite the mark.
I didn't have time for a shower, so I just fixed my hair and make up, and threw on a black shirt and skirt. And my black trench coat. And a scarf. And some black boots. Perfect! I made some rice mix stuff (THANKS, Joe), and we headed out the door.
Tithing settlement was good. It's always nice to meet with the bishop. It's our chance to tell him if we pay a full tithe. And we do. 10% of what we make, we gve to our church. The kids has some tithing to pay too, which was real cute :) They filled out the tithing slips, and passed in the money. Cute kids!
We hurried home, dropped off the kids and hubby, and I headed back out to my Primary Presidency meeting. Heidi (the president) lives only about 5 blocks away (by the pool), and it was at her house. We talked about teachers, and classes, and the "Meet Your Teacher" brunch on Saturday, and binders. Every teacher gets a manual with all the lessons, and a picture packet. Numbered. So we had to go through each binder, and check to see if all the pictures were there. It took a LONG time,but we managed to get it done. Definitely faster with 3 people instead of only one doing it :)
Next, it was home to the fam. They were all sitting around watching Captain America play Guitar Hero. And seemed to be enjoying themselves. I'd told them earlier in the day that they weren't allowed to play Wii/computer, unless their rooms were VERY clean, and their chores were done well. We had a mostly electronics free day in the Harty Household. BUT, the rooms were looking better as the day went on.
I somehow managed to drag Captain America away from the game, and we went out on our date. To the cheap movie theater. We saw "Couples Retreat". I didn't know a thing about it going into it. It was ok funny. Vince Vaughn is a funny guy :) Maybe a bit too much suggestive stuff, but funny, none the less. The yoga guy was NASTY! ROFL!
As we were driving back through the gate, Captain America was like "They're gonna pull us over for the inspection", and low and behold, they did. When they asked for our ID's, Captain America handed it to the, smiled, and said, "I was REALLY hoping that you guys would pick up". LOL! The guards laughed and though he was funny - hehehehe.
I was FREEZING to death, and was SO grateful to get back in the car. I'd worn a dress to tithing settlement, then went immediatley to the meeting, then on the date. (Plus, the dress is elastic waisted, so it wasn't a tights as my jeans, and I'd been eating junk food today - ROFL!), but it was SURE cold outisde waiting on the guards....
So here it is, 1:05am, and I'm off to design a quick freebee, then I'll be back to post it here :)
K, I'm back. And it's only 1:16am. Only - ROFL! Here's the freebee for today. I thought it was appropriate :) We're going to a New Years Eve party on Thursday. Should be a lot of fun :)
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