Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Here is what it looks like now that I have moved all my wrapping items into it.
It held almost everything, except the big boxes and bags. I also placed 2 new HEAVY rolls of Christmas wrapping paper into the old container I was using. I also, at the last minute, realized I needed to put the removable pieces into the old container since I had no room for them.
So although I am using 2 containers, I LOVE MY NEW ONE!!!
This just means I now have more room and can buy more stuff when it is on clearance after Christmas!!!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
I got in line….
Pulled up to the machine….
Placed my card in the slot…
Touched the numbers which were my password…
Clicked “Enter” on the screen…
Waited and waited some more…
The machine made noises like it was counting the money. (It did this about 4 times.)
It finally spit my card out without my money or my receipt.
I put my card in again and checked the balance.
I panicked since I thought it was short $200.
I checked it again….same thing.
I stupidly pulled forward and told the two cars behind me it didn’t give me my money. Both of them left to find another ATM.
I pulled around back to the ATM so I could be in front of it. (Maybe I thought I was guarding it in case my money came out.)
I called the 1-800 number and listened to the automated prompts tell me $200 had been taken out from my account.
I wanted to cry.
I called my mom who told me to call again.
I kept telling the automated system “help” and “customer service” until I finally got a live person.
Thankfully, she told me she saw I had tried to take out $200 but she also saw it was revoked and the money was put back into my account.
She was even nice enough to tell me all my recent activity. She was believable, but I had to see for myself. So I checked my bank online when I got home and this morning. It was all okay.
I hope this never happens to me again.
Needless to say, I will not be going to the ATM for awhile.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Between Kroger and Harris Teeter, this is what I got.
(The Mallow Cups were $0.50 each. Matt wanted 6 of these since he never sees them anymore.... so that was $3.00 right there.)
Some of my best buys:
- Kroger - Tyson Chicken Strips (7)
- Reg. $3.99 On sale for $2.99
- Used 7 $0.75 off coupons ($1.65)
- =$1.45 each
- Kroger - Steam Fresh Veggies (5)
- On sale for $1.67
- Used 5 $0.50 off coupons ($1.50)
- =$0.17 each
- Harris Teeter - Smart Balance Butter (2) (one on each card)
- Reg. $3.49 On sale for B1G1 free - $1.75
- Used 2 $1.50 off coupons
- =$0.25 each
Sunday, September 13, 2009
This is only his third time in it.
He does not like it at first. He tries to get out of it.
As you can see, he eventually just sits down and enjoys the ride.
He always faces me in it... today, he was still facing me, but was also looking outside.
Can we say PROGRESS?!?!?
(He sits behind the passenger seat.)
When we got home he didn't even try to get out of the seat. Guess he wanted to go somewhere else.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
For your viewing pleasures!
Our lunch entertainment!
The "guys" got the viewers involved in the dancing. I liked the interactive nature of this!
Of course, I am too self-conscious to get out there and do anything myself... I would make a fool of myself....trust me!
I wasn't sure where to put this since I do not see a picture of this ride, but I needed to call my mom out on here.
You know the "rafting" ride where up to 8 people can sit in a circular boat and it goes through the water and you can get wet?
I hope you do.
Okay, now for my story...
I did not want to ride it.
I do not like being wet.
But I decided to ride it since my mom wanted to go on it and at this point, she had not been on any rides.
So we go to the ride and actually get on it and we start to buckle our seat belts... my mom gets up claiming she isn't riding it.
To make a long story short, G. and me got REALLY wet!
Not soaked, but wet enough!
My mom set us up!
She claims she didn't, but I know she did!
I just wanted to make sure everyone knows how she did the two of us wrong.
Tell all your friends!
Me and G. rode all "the big people" rides except for this green one. I was too chicken to ride it. It shoots you forward, you go around a loop (upside down), and then go straight up to the end. (Look closely at the picture.)
Then, you do it all again but backwards.
I would like this ride except for the backwards part.
That would scare me too much!
That yellow roller coaster is the CHANG or CHONG (not sure what it was called).... it was awesome!
You are standing while on the roller coaster. It is kinda weird. Word of advice.... don't lock your knees. All the bumping back and forth will probably bother them.
I had lots of fun!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Since there are no coupons in the newspaper today, I thought I should list which website I visit to print coupons from the Internet.
But first, some useful tips.
1. Print in black and white (grayscale) to save money on ink. Black ink is much more cheaper then color ink so just change the setting for your printer.
2. Try to print as many coupons on one page as you can. For example, if a coupon only took half a page, I will print on the other side when I print the coupon a second time. Just do not overlap coupons. Once you print a few coupons, you will begin to see how they print which will help you.
3. All online coupons will allow you to print them at least twice (almost all of them will only let you print them twice). To do this, click "back" and then "refresh".
Game coupons here
People list links to coupons at these two sites
Good luck finding some good coupons!!