Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I'm sooooo excited.... this Friday night I have organized an informal spark get together. I am the current team leader and I decided it was time for a mix and mingle get together. Looking forward to meeting others who share my enthusiasm, to meet the people behind the keyboard/computer screen. I'm excited, yet nervous but really looking forward to it. Nothing formal, just a simple gathering of fellow sparkers. We are bringing SPARK-tacular treats to munch on. Hopefully this will be a success and people will show up. It's taken a lot of planning so I'm hoping others will come and we can have a meeting of minds to develop new and interesting ideas for the team.
I truly wish all my fellow SP buddies could be there, like Jolie, Judy, Sherry, Jen, BFF, (to name a few) etc., but I know you will be there with me in spirit. Your support has meant so much to me over the last year, couldn't do it without you ladies and dudes, too.
Would you attend a spark gathering?????
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Yesterday was my 15th wedding anniversary. Hubby and I had promised each other that we would not buy each other anything since we just spend money painting our bedroom, new ceiling fan, new curtains and bedspread. We decided we were just going out for dinner. So when I got home from work last night, there was a beautifully wrapped package and card on the kitchen table. My first reaction was to be really mad, since he was breaking the rules about not buying anything, but I couldn't stay mad at him too long. I opened the box and this was inside....
I love it. What I love the most about it though is that he went to my favorite Vera boutique, and with the sales lady's help, he came home with the exact Vera bag I had been wanting. Good job hubby. It was sooooo thoughtful that he thought of this all by himself AND... had it elegantly giftwrapped with a beautiful bow. After all these years I didn't know he could shop by himself, he usually has our daughter do it, my sister do it or he consults with my BFF, but he did it ALL BY HIMSELF. He never ceases to surprise me.
We went to Red Lobster for dinner - those cheese biscuits were a very weak point and I had two, too many and we won't mention the slice of strawberry cheesecake, but we shared that. Great evening. Funny though, we came home and both fell asleep by 8:30 sitting on the couch watching TV, that's what old married couples are supposed to do, lol.
Gonna have to bust out a hard workout tonight to undo the cheesey biscuit damage.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Spent a couple hours on Saturday at "All the Rage" prom dress shopping with my daughter, such a lovely boutique with really nice people. This is her Senior prom and to top it all off, her 18th birthday is on the same day. She begged me to buy her a designer gown, she said she had to be a show stopper for prom, since it is her birthday too, and if you buy it from that store, they guarantee no one will be wearing that dress at your prom (how cool is that). I just couldn't resist when I saw her wearing this beautiful dress. She truly deserves it, she's a great kid, fantastic student and just all around wonderful (most of the time, lol).
My baby is growing up, she's turning into a young woman of beauty, sophistication and style, so the dress compliments her perfectly.
What do ya think?
Friday, January 14, 2011
I decided over New Years holiday to get organized and start saving money, so I started with grocery coupons. Last night I took my shopping lists and coupons and got some really good deals. Most of the stuff I don't eat, but the family does - gotta keep them happy even though I've turned into a health nut.
Two boxes of cereal, had a $1.00 off coupon and got a free box of granola bars
Razors - BOGOF
2 boxes of Taco shells and 2 seasoning mixes for $1.74
Total Spent = $20.28 a total SAVINGS of....... 18.57
The money I'm saving will be put in my vacation fund for our upcoming trip to San Fran this summer. I think I might like this "couponing" thing.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
A Great Start: Got up this morning at 4:15 to get my workout outta the way - P90X Kenpo is DONE, anything else today is X-tra - woo hoo.
Something New: A friend told me to mix protein powder in oatmeal for breakfast cuz I'm growing kinda tired of making chocolate smoothies, especially since it is soooooo cold outside. Well, I'm not a fan of oatmeal but I tried it anyway, I think I've found my new breakfast food of choice - kinda like the oatmeal, well the protetin powder was a tad overpowering so next time I'm gonna mix two packets of oatmeal with it instead of one. This is supposed to keep me FULL until lunchtime, chase away those morning hungries, so we will see if the oatmeal sticks to my gut and keeps me full.
Tonight: Coupon shopping at Target - yeah, for retail therapy, even if it's for grocery items. Gonna save a couple bucks - even better. A friend suggested I put the money I save in a jar to save for a great vacation, gonna try that. I'm all about a great vacation, especially going to San Fran this summer to see my BFF.
It's gonna be a day.
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