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October 31st, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in headlines

With money so tight as it is (given my maternity leave as well as the downing economy in present times), we’re doing a lot to save on money. For one thing, we’ve significantly decreased our eating out. We’re having home cooked meals almost everyday, and I hardly ever go out to lunch anymore. It makes it easier since I’m not working, though, as I’m more available at home to cook meals. Everything saved is everything earned, as they say. This year, I am up for my annual (or semi-annual, rather) eye exam. I wear glasses, and in the past, I’ve even tried contacts. Glasses can be very expensive, and given that I am picky with my brands (I want something long lasting, not just something off the shelf that’s cheap yet breakable), I am looking at eyeglasses from ZenniOptical. They offer some of the best brands for some of the best prices. Perfect combination for me, given that I want to continue to save money, and spend money wisely when I need to. It’s perfect because I can walk out with great glasses starting at $8, buy online, and choose from so many different brands. Heck, at this price, I can even get two pairs and interchange them (I’ve never even considered doing that before now!).

Quiet Birthday

October 31st, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in received

Yesterday’s birthday was exactly as I had planned: quiet, relaxing, awesome. Spent with the husband and family, and even got to see my mother-in-law Sylvia and our niece, Chelsea in the evening. Couldn’t have planned it better. I’ve never been much of a party person or a grand celebrator of holidays. Not even for my birthday. Quiet evenings are definitely the way to go. In the past, we used to go to a movie and maybe a dinner and then come home and snuggle. Not much has changed since then, even with a new baby. I’ve always been a homebody. And I do enjoy that about myself.

Next year, at this time, we’ll have a rambunctious 1-year-old running around. It will be an interesting birthday, I can only imagine!

Nikon Binoculars

October 30th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in headlines

Ever wanted to get some really awesome binoculars? Dave and I have a telescope, but we’re also curious about getting actual Nikon Binoculars, complete with Free ATB Pro Gear from Nikon Hunting. Maybe we’ll get one of these awesome things for Christmas, as a combined Christmas present for the both of us. They look so cool and with all this hiking and camping we’re hoping to do in the near future with Lily Bean, we’re hoping to get some good use out of it. Now at Nikon Hunting, if we buy a ATB binocular, we could even receive a $25 or $50 gift certificate as well! That’s great, considering how much we can spend on accessories and gears and stuff! All we would have to do is fill in the rebate after the purchase and voila! It’s exciting. I’m going to check it out.

Birthday Wishes

October 30th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in gratitude, received

Today on my birthday, I have a lot to be grateful for this year. This is the first birthday I am spending as a mother. It’s my greatest present from the universe — ever. I am so grateful and so happy to have our little girl, it is unbelievable. Dave asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday — go out to dinner and a movie, or into town, or stay home. I told him, almost immediately, that I wanted to stay home and just spend time with him and the baby without having to worry about work, chores, or doing “things” around the house. I’d also like some of my favorite meals and maybe an afternoon nap. Afternoon naps are so under-rated. I think they should be required by law.

I can’t imagine spending my birthday away from Lily Bean. Sometimes I leave the house because I have to go to work, or run some quick errands. On my birthday, when I can do anything I want, I want to be exactly where I am — at home, close to her, enjoying her smiles and giggles and love. I want to be at home, with my adoring husband, who loves me and is still my best friend. Who has been there for me through thick and thin, through my crazy moments and my awesome moments. I want to be right here where I am, with people I love most and who love me most.

Can’t ask for a better birthday, really. I don’t need anything else in this world (besides the necessary food and shelter and sex stuff), not even alli pills or anything. This is exactly where I want to be.

Reporting Annoying Calls

October 28th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in headlines

We’ve been getting prank calls lately. Sometimes several times a day, even! Or, those darn annoying telemarketing calls. Sometimes well into the evenings or even on the weekends. They sure do know how to peeve someone off. I’ve been looking into how to stop all of this, or somewhere to report these people, and I came across www.reportphonenumbers.com. Now, I can report these abusive phone calls and maybe help shut down these annoying companies. This stuff should be illegal. It’s criminal that they’re disturbing people in their homes like this. How’d they like it if we call them during dinner time in their homes? Ugh!

Sleep Can

October 28th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in gratitude

It is truly amazing what a good night’s rest can do to a person. I had felt like I hadn’t slept for days. Most nights, I get up several times throughout the night because I check on Lily, or hear her squeaking through the monitor and it wakes me up. Last night, I went to bed at midnight (after doing all the nightly routine chores that I do), and next thing I knew, it was 7am. That was really, really nice. I didn’t wake up once. Not even to turn over or pee or check on Lily. I wonder if she squeaked last night at all. If she did, I didn’t hear it.

And now, I feel completely refreshed, like today is a brand new day and anything good can happen. The trials and tribulations of yesterday are gone, and today is something to concentrate on. Everything good will happen today. Yesterday is done with. I am happy, cheery, back to my old self. Nothing can faze me now. It’s a good feeling. It’s amazing what sleep can do.

Personal Loans

October 27th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in headlines

Money is hard to come by these days. I know it, you know it, the whole country knows it, and because of that, the whole world feels it. When one of us suffers, all of us suffers. It is a chain reaction, and it is just another show of proof that we are all connected in some way. Whether we want to be or not. Because of the country’s financial stress right now, getting Easy Personal Loans may be difficult. But you have to know where to look, and Personal Loans Mania can quite possibly be the answer for you. They make something so tedious and full of tension be so easy and quick. During this time, I am willing to bet many families out there are in dire need of personal loans to help make ends meet. Stop here. You’ve come to the right place.