Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Good Hump Day Sparkfam!! Its a chilly day here in Chicago but at the same time & I thankful its not our usual blustery 19degrees outside. WHEW! Its a quiet day here around the office so I decided to get a blog in. Had some fun times this week & thought I would share them with you......
Sunday I went to Walmart after church, I keep the coupons I use not just keep googobs of them in my purse for no reason. I don't know how people save like $100 on stuff? I want to save a $100 on stuff I use everyday not stock pile it. So I bought some Secret Mystic Melon which is a gel but it hangs with me. So it was $3.97. I dug deep in my purse to find the coupon but it was a no go. I went home, looked in my purse & found 2coupons which expire this weekend. I had to buy the deodorant & an oil of olay beauty bar to save $3.00. Guess what? My hubby went to Walmart & spent $12.99 on Tide. While I had $2.00 off coupon for that. So I took both items back to Walmart after work & I had an errand that was in that direction. Not gonna waste gas for $5.00. So I went in, got my beauty bar went to the register to return them (yeap return the items) then repurchased them. Most stores except Jewel will honor coupons as long as you have your receipt & the coupon is NOT expired. Well Walmart you have to use the coupons while you at the register or you have to bring the items back to the store. I peep their game a long time ago so I was ready. The cashier thought I was nutz but you know what? I saved $5.00 on 3items. Once I bought the deodorant & beauty bar, I paid $4.11. I PAID $4.24 for the deodorant by itself!! SERIOUSLY!! Now those are the kind of coupons I think that are worth having. I will have that deodorant for 6-7weeks so hopefully another coupon will be up soon. lol Yeah I know I get kinda crazy when I get my coupons out & people hate to see me when I pull them out but I don't care. If you shop & get in line you wouldn't have this problem. So wait your turn, okay! That means you too! lol
I made chicken breast & the meat was so tender made my hubby want to slap his momma. Well he can't smack mine she deceased but we still find humor with one another. We got into a heated debate on Sunday evening & went to bed without talking, He got up the next morning complaining that the water wasn't HOT??? Well did you check the electric water heater? No but I will. He couldn't find anything wrong with it so he left for work. So I went to get ready & water was smokin HOT! He asked me if the water was still cold? I told him no. He was like I wonder why it was cold for me? Well I told him that the Lord saw he was messing with me & that was his punishment. He can't go round messin with God's children. I laughed so HARD!! He was like I am one of His too. Well, He must have a soft spot for me then. It was funny. So here's another funny one for marriage:
Today is Jillian Michaels DVD hope I make it.....My choice of foods, being lazy & complacent made me fat. My attention to every detail will make me healthier. What bad habit are you willing to tone down or give up to be healthier? For me, being complacent is what I want to rid myself of. Laziness I can shake off complacency is a BAD habit.
God bless & enjoy everyday!
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Good Sunday Sparkfam! It has been one this past week! I tell, if I were an alcoholic I would be drunk somewhere. lol Thank God I'm not & I made it through this week without incidence. It was cold earlier in the week but then it snowed 6inches. Well, first of all, I went out on Thursday & I had a cheese stick, a hot wing, chips & salsa....until there was a hair in the salsa. I couldn't eat the tacos I order so I ate the fries. I was sick to my stomach the rest of the evening. But it was a good time had by all & I would never go there again except for the chips.
Friday, I got to work almost on time & everyone came in. No one called off or anything. Then we all were released 1pm in anticipation of the snow. It wasn't bad while driving on the way home but after 20mins it was a mess! Then I had to stop to get gas which I should've done the night before but it was 14degrees. All I wanted to do was to get home. So a ride from the gas station to my house took me 30mins! A normal ride is 5minutes, so you can get a visual on my pain. Then my hubby "hurt" his arm so he is on disability & can you guess whose back is hurting today? Yeap, mine.
Saturday, I shoveled more snow this time in a fur coat. lol I am a queen so therefore I shoveled snow like one. Then I made my son unplug from the Xbox & go get a new shovel & some salt. He & I are always at odds with one another. A trip to the store together is just what we need to be us somewhat back on track. The trip start out rocky but by the end, he was helping mom & very grateful for going. Then hubby got a flat tire, so "super mom/wife" to the rescue! I stopped by the store & got a small jack & then flew off to rescue him & his male companion. lol After I rode home I started missing my grandson & daughter so I called to see what they were up to & went to visit them. I am a BONAFIDE homebody I LOVE staying in wrapped up in blankets with a good movie or a several episodes in a row. So going out to see my daughter who lives 40mins (I made it 30mins) was a chore. I was glad I went & it started to get late & time to go & he was so sad. I will have to make an effort to go by there once a month. Hey they're younger & they have fuel efficient cars too. Mine gas guzzler is not a fancy smancy as theirs. lol
Had a wonderful time a church as we are nearing the end of our 21day fast. The sermon was on first fruits giving & what God declares as a gift from the heart. It was wonderful as I am praying on what gift I can give from my heart & be a blessing. I know that what I desire to give others is not the same as I desire to give God. Hubby called its breakfast time at 2pm so pancakes scrambled eggs sausage bacon toast & grits. Now I am back to sparkin. Tonight's dinner will be chicken asiago, baked chicken thighs white rice chicken breast & steaks. This is my batch meal of the week so they can eat it however they want it. I actually want breakfast for dinner. That is my comfort foods brings great memories from my childhood.
God bless Sparkfam!
Just a homebody trying to reconnect with the outside world by visiting my loved ones. lol
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Good Thursday Sparkfam!
Tonight is our unofficial employees & the boards dinner out. They chose a restaurant that features Mexican & italian which is beyond my scope. So I'm not huge on real italian food its just too saucy & Mexican is out as I had chips & guacamole last night. So now what? Its my only meal of the day (a free meal at that!) so what do I do with that? My co-worker ask if perhaps we can do meal share? I don't care, I had a banana, strawberries & raisins with fruit juices so I'm covered. lol
So what's on the agenda for you guys tonight? Since I will be out I DVR Vampire Diaries & Grey's Anatomy so I won't miss any episodes. Also ran on the treadmill this morning for half a mile just to jump start my day. I am trying to do a 11minute mile. So I started & if I didn't have to go to work, I would've completed a 15:47mile & that's huge as I don't like running early in the morning. Funny thing is, I was pumped after that 10mins but I had to go. I will keep you posted. After I do it, don't know how often I will do it, since the goal was met? lol Maybe I will do a 5min mile. Weeeeeeeeeee I'm only kidding ya if I am serious that is....lol
So I will keep you abreast about the goings on at the meal tonight. If I even eat at all. Sometimes, if its not to my liking, then I can sit & drink water while everyone else enjoys their meal. My hubby hates when I do that but its better than me having to send it back because I'm not satisfied.
God bless & enjoy everyday!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Good Tuesday Sparkfam! This is a wonderful quote if I may so myself. To me when you bless people you sometimes are not even aware of what you are doing.
Today, my workout is walking 5-10min spurts, treadmill 50mins & abs. What you are you up to on this special Tuesday?
I pray you found time to spread the gift of love to someone you may or may not know.
God bless & enjoy everyday!
Monday, January 16, 2012
Good Day Sparkfam! Thank you Google for representing MLK day! WOOHOO!!
I had to work today but I am thankful for a job to go to. No insults to my boss, if I wanted it off, they would've given it to me. I think it would've been more important to Dr King that we continue to work & enjoy full benefit that jobs & life have to offer us. I did made it to work but will be leaving early so that I drop my son off to his ride home to college. Its crazy that he's been home almost a full month. Snow shoveled, kitchen mopped, room kept clean & picking up my youngest from school. He is a big help to me when he is here. When he is gone, I try to minimize as much as possible. I will miss him but I cutting the purse strings slowly but surely. It seems weird now that I don't have my grandson Iz but I have more time to focus on the tasks at hand. I didn't workout this morning but I had a late start. Will be able to do that tonight with nobody to have to feed & make sure they eating every bite. I miss Izzy though, he makes the house sound like 10kids are there & its only him.
Tonight's workout will be Imax 2 & maybe Jillian? The DVR changed & it erased some of my workout programs. I am saddened but it will make me open to more dvds & classes being offered else where. I just love to sweat alone, I don't have to wait for a machine to be free or did I wipe up all my sweat off the machine. lol Things we do for others while at the gym but not all adhere.
I am praying you have a blessed day & reflect on how far you've come in life. Where do you want to be by 2013?
God bless Sparkfam!
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