Saturday, July 31, 2010

I Love Coupons

I am on a coupon high right now!  I just dragged myself to CVS because today is the last day of their sales and I had coupons for a few sale items that also expired today.  I always used coupons but now that I have been blogging I have been learning to shop better at CVS and Walgreens.  I use to get those extra care bucks and then forget about them and wind up throwing them away.  I never even thought about splitting my order up to use them or to use them to buy staples like milk, bread, and eggs.  So here is what I did:

Kotex by U was 4.99  and get 4.99 Extra Care Bucks
I had a $2.00 ECB and $1.oo off coupon
SOooo  I only paid $2.00 for the kotex and then I applied the $4.99 ECB towards my next purchase which was.....
Herbal Essence shampoo and conditioner 2 for $5.00 
(2) Pantene Restoratives shampoo $4.99 each (and get $1.00 ECB) this was actually sale for tomorrow they honored.

I had two $1.00 coupons for the Herbal Essence
Buy 1 get 1 for the Pantene
and $4.99 Ecb from the kotex

So for all these items I only paid $6.75!!!  It woul have been less if it weren't fo stupid taxes.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Have you ever heard about Broken Heart Disease??

Early this morning I received a call from my mother informng me that my grandmother(who lives in Arizoma) had a heart attack.  Thank god she is ok and in stable condition.  Apparently whatever hospital she was in felt it was necessary to transfer her to another hospital because they were not equipped properly to give her the care she needs. 

Upon receiving numerous tests it was concluded that my grandma had a heart attack, her blood was very thick and  she also has cardiomyopathy  The Dr. had said he also calls this the Broken Heart Disease.  He asked my uncles if there was anything going on at home to have brought this on.  Indeed there is something going on (I cannot speak on those details) but it is enough to break your heart and it seems my poor grandma is caught in the middle since she lives with them.  It is not something she said or did but it involves her children.  My grandma is
old fashioned and old school...if you mess with her kids you are messing with her.  Even if her children are wrong she is right there to back them up.  

Of course I went right on the internet and looked up this disease and sure enough there it was....triggered by extreme emotional trauma such as death, armed robbery and even a surprise party.  Upon testing there is an unusual shape of the lft ventricle tht balloons outward.  Can you imagine walking into your surprise party and having a heart attack and then that damage giving you a broken heart?

I hate being so far away and not being able to see her.  I also hate that I dont have a regular job that I can take time off to see her.  I have 4 families who depend on me plus my own. is important.  You can be here today and gone tomorrow.  I have gone through that when I lost my dad at 47 years young and my mother in law who was 52 years young.  I think I am going to look into airline tickets right now. 

Monday, July 26, 2010

Cheap cheesecake at the Chessecake Factory!!

Don't you just love cheesecake?  If so, head on over to the Cheesecake Factory facebook fan page. Click on the "Like" tab and then click on the "Fan Exclusive" tab to print a coupon for $1.50 cheesecake slices on Thursday 7/29.  Why not treat yourself to a cheap treat!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Our boat trip on the HUdson River

A few weeks ago Mr. Amazing's very good friend (Captain James) purchased a 21 foot Yamaha boat.  It seats about 9 people, has a canopy to keep you out of the sun and many compartments to store things.  We have had a wonderful opportunity this summer to go on the boat on numerous occasions.  For those few hours I am on the boat I kind of forget about all my worries and when my husband asks if we want to go on the boat WHO CARES about laundry, dishes or anything else that has to be done.

This past Sunday we were on the boat leisurely headed back towards Staten Island when Captain James spotted what looked like a small overturned boat.  We went up closer and it was an overturned jet ski.  To make this long story was a cute guy who overturned his jetski and he was not able to turn it back up.  He was clinging to life because he tire himself out.  The current was very strong that day.  He most likely would have drown even with a life jacket on. 

We towed him and his jet ski back to Yonkers and and a rope got caught up in one of our engines.  Luckily we made it back to the dock to drop him off.  He thanked us profusely before the dumbass fell off the dock 2 more times.  I am sure he was mortified.  You would think he would have stayed with us until we were able to safely leave  BUT NO!!  Dumb Ass jet skier just left.  Turns out the jet ski was his cousins.  They fixed it and put it back in the water.  The cousin had told us he made Dumb Ass stay in the car for being a wimp because he was told not to take the jet ski out that far.  That dumbass would have drowned with that current or who knows where it would have taken him if he let go of the jet ski.

We were able to successfully untangle the rope around the engine and were able to leave.  It was a scary journey home as it was getting dark.  The waters were very rough especially by the Statue of Liberty because there are ferries and ships in the water.  We hit a bad wave that kind of sent us a little airborne.  It was enough to scare me to put a life vest on.  We made it home with the guidance of the moonlight to keep us on the right path. 

Lessons learned:  ALways wear a life vest and No good deed goes unpunished

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pencils for a Penny at Staples

The back to school sales have begun.  This week at Staples you can get pencils and folders for a penny with a $5.00 minimum purchase.  This offer is only good until tomorrow. 

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven on 7/11

Head on over to 7-Eleven on 7/11 as they celebrate their birthday for a free slurpee.  With the scorching hot temps we have been having here on the East Coast...that slurpee is sure to cool you down.

Back to the daily grind

I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful 4th of July weekend.  It came and went way too fast.  We had a birthday party to go to on Saturday for one of the kids I babysit, my brother came over with his family later that afternoon for a quick dip in the pool since it was like 100 degrees outside.  I decided to have a BBQ on the 4th (because I am crazy!) worked my butt off and my house is still a wreck....but a fun time was had by all.  (all that matters)  I did feel bad for not taking my kids to see fireworks that night but they were all over the place sporadically on the block and on TV!

Now it's back to the daily grind...babysitting, dishes, laundry, vacuuming, whats for dinner, and keeping the kids entertained.  UUUUGHHHHH  where do I begin?  I still feel so wiped out.  Another scorcher here today...might reach 102