Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cyber Monday

Tomorrow is Cyber Monday, and I am looking forward to seeing if there are any super "I can;t live without that" deals online for me. There is a way to make money online, but you have to be diligent and make sure you research all of your options first.

If I make a considerably good deal online shopping, I consider that to be money made. Fore example. if I want to buy X product and in a store it is 20 bucks, but online it is 5, I feel I have "made" 15 bucks!

And because I lean towards that type of thinking, it is exciting to think that there may be some super sales online !!


Micah and Parker are three doors down catching the Grey Cup game, and me, Blake and Logan are at home. Blake and Logan have 8PM bedtimes and they need to keep to their proper bedtimes on school nights becuase they are grouchy little brats if they do not get enough sleep.

Parker is eleven though, on the verge of attitude, hormones and acne, and as such, has a later bedtime. 9PM.

Parker wakes up very easily and cheerfully in the morning too, so it is obvious to me that eh can handle this later bedtime. My younger two don't cause a fuss at going to bed earlier than Parker except on days like this, where they have to go to bed and they know that Parker is still off somewhere having fun!

if the younger two were capable of getting up in the morning on less sleep, then I would allow them to stay up on special days like this, but they aren't and as a parent I have to do what is right for them, and make them do what they do not want, because I know it is what they need.

And I am perfectly fine being the big Meany and doing it!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Leather and claws

We brought out dogs to my dads house tonight and besides the noisiness there is one other issue that we are dealing with.

The dogs are accustomed to sitting on the couches with us at home and cannot quite understand why they aren't allowed to sit here.

See, here the couches are leather, and there are no slipcovers in sight, meaning the couch is at serious risk from the doggy claws!

Quite the night so far, though, the dogs have new things to smell and new places to run and are barking up a storm! It's quite annoying!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The worst is Done!

I often find Micah super super hard to buy for, and consider him the "hardest" to get done fro Christmas. Sure, he gives us lots of ideas, but I don;t want just some dumb dorky assed thing, I want something he will super enjoy and really really love.

And still, I am done. D.O.N.E shopping for him!

Yeah, you heard me. Done.

And yet, even though i got him all his Christmas gifts, I *still* found him another gift - except, I just gave it to him, I didn't keep it back for Christmas (or his birthday in January)

Tonight when we were out shopping we found the cutest sweaters and I couldn't resist, and bought one for Micah.

I can't wait til tomorrow, he tried it on tonight when we got home, but he did it over a tee shirt. Tomorrow he will wear it for real and I think he will look Hawt!!

All I want For Christmas...

I was out, with the boys, for coffee tonight with my BFF Kissy. We went shopping after coffee and it was awesome! We like to be all sneaky sneaky about what we are getting for each other, we try to make sure the other doesn't know at all what we want :D

But tonight, there was a sale on ugg boots and she got a *bit* too excited about it, if you know what I mean!

Tomorrow I'm gonna be picking up a pair of size six uggs and wrapping them in festive paper for my BFF!!

And best of all, she still has no idea what I want! hahaha! I mean, she can go the easy route and get me socks, but that's not our style!


Micah and i are really stuck on what to get the boys for Christmas from the jolly red guy, if you know who I mean.

I just. They have a lot of crap, so what can we get them?

And unless someone has access to cheap flyer printing and starts dropping flyers full of ideas by the million from planes overhead, i think we are in trouble.

Actually, we are *kinda* thinking about getting the boys a pool table. We are checking online and I have found a few that look to be in OK condition, and they are for under 200 bucks, which is beyond awesome, but it would be darn hard to transport it, you know?

What do you think, would a six, eight and eleven year old enjoy a pool table? I know me and Micah would.... but they need to as well!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Close call!

Micah is off trying his best to murder Bambi's mama (Or better yet, Bambi's daddy), and while he is gone, the boys and i took advantage of his absence and headed into the city to do some last minute Christmas shopping.

Micah is harder to shop for so he is often left to the very end - and yes, I know that some of you don't feel that the first half of November is last minute shopping, but darnit, I do!

I'm please to say that except for one video game, which is not out until the 16th, we successfully bought his Christmas gifts!

One really super bad thing was at the till, as the cashier was running my stuff over her barcode scanner I was busy in my purse looking for my debit card and I could NOT find it.

It's been YEARS since I've had that particular thing happen to me and it was horrifying. Scenarios of having to actually say out loud that I did not have money with me were running through my head, and also? The lie was FULL there were tonnes of people behind me, waiting their turn!

Luckily, I found it *JUST* as she gave the total, but man, it was close!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Slow as Molasses!

My laptop is on its last legs. I have an online backup that runs at 4 am every morning so I am confidant I wont lose my pictures and music, but geesh it will suck when my computer dies. I really don't want to have to buy another PC right now, money is tight.

However, this time I am thinking about desktops as opposed to Laptops.

I have my iPad now, so when I travel I can do almost everything on my iPad that I can on a laptop, so I may as well get a desktop instead of a laptop. it would have better everything, including storage, that's for sure.

What are your opinions on laptops vs. Desktops? And don't suggest a mac. I'm not buying mac, they are too expensive!