Sunday, September 13, 2009

Random Thoughts On The Coming Week

I've been busy this week working on some small scale fall cleaning... mainly decluttering. We don't have a lot of clutter but we do have areas that tend to collect some. So I worked on the bookshelves/entertainment center in the living room and the two areas in the kitchen that had accumulated clutter. I got my bills and receipts organized... something I've let go for almost 2 years... but now it's back in order.... and you know... it really didn't take that long.... and hour or so... why did I put it off??? And I'm working on getting my coupons reorganized. So I'm feeling like I'm making some accomplishments! I even cleaned a few areas of well...ok... I did that because Steffie spilled her Coke.... but then I just kept going until I had a nice sized area cleaned... and then I started another.... I never finished that one though... not yet... maybe this coming week.
Speaking of this coming week... it's pay week and therefore grocery shopping week again. I vowed last time to have my coupons clipped and organized by the next time... so I'm working on it. We'll see how The Grocery Game plays out for me this week. I don't anticipate spending nearly as much time organizing my shopping plan as I did last trip. Although I think having a plan is key to saving more money... last time I spent as much time planning as I did shopping... maybe even more. But I'm learning as I go and getting faster at the game. A Lot of it is due to one of my favorite blogs and my friend Sherri over at Luv A Bargain... she really makes it easy to find great freebies and deals at Walmart, Walgreens, K-Mart, CVS, Target, Rite Aid and more! So if you want to shop for free... or nearly free... check out Sherri's blog... print out her current list and grab your coupons and go shopping. The other day I got $45 in items for $12 at Walmart.... Thanks Sherri!!!.... would have been less but I had to buy stuff Steffie

My goal for this week is to continue decluttering.... decorate for Fall/Harvest... get my shopping done... and start planning Steffie's birthday party.... I can't believe how close it's getting and I haven't planned the first thing yet except that there will be a party, a cake and gifts.... so I'm getting behind.

This time of year is probably my favorite. I love Fall and the colors it brings... the cooler temps... opening my windows and turning off the air conditioner(can't wait for that one!). But one really fun thing about the particular weeks we are in right now is that all three of my older children are the same age... for 19 days out of each year they are all 3 the same age... right now they are 20. I used to really love to have fun with this when they were small. We had a triplet stroller (bought used from a friend who had triplets)..... and they were pretty close to the same size... so people always stopped us to ask questions. "Are they triplets?".... "No".... "How old are they?".... "two".... "All three of them are two but they are not triplets?"..... "yes".... I would play with the questioners for a few minutes before finally explaining that Sarah would be having a birthday in a few days.... that the the boys were identical twins and Sarah was 11 and 1/2 months older. It was just fun to watch them try to figure it out... I know I'm a bit rotten :)
Sarah's 21st birthday is coming up.... of course she plans to party it up at the club... she keeps asking me if I'm going and I keep telling her no.... she'll have plenty of friends there to keep her distracted.... I doubt she'll miss her but for whatever reason she wants me to go. I haven't been in a bar in how many years??? I don't even know. A lot! And being in bar with a bunch of barely 21 year olds... just doesn't sound fun. I'll bake her a cake and I'll stay home while she parties.... she can show me pictures and tell me all the details after she sleeps it off :) She tells me everything.... even when I don't want to know....

So that's my random what's going on in the world of LaShan.... everyone have a great week!!!

A Lil Enchanted,

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Wendy Hawksley said...

With the Mercury Retrograde and Autumn on its way, this is such a good time to declutter, mentally, physically and emotionally.

Ahhh, payday. I'm waiting impatiently for tomorrow... Things to do! But of course the Air Force always manages to screw up SOMETHING when we move. They've overpaid us. We have to pay them back. Wah, wah.

Wow, 21... Yeah, partying it up at the club doesn't sound like a good time to me either. It wasn't a good time to me when I was 21 myself. I'd probably do the same thing - let mine have fun with friends, and tell me about it later. :)

Ace said...

I'm looking forward to assisting with the annual fall yard roundup, clutter removal, cleaning and fixing. Its always too hot in summer so the extra yard work gets behind...but I'm catching up with a vengeance.

The coupons at Wal-Mart were absolutely awesome...the only hitch in our giddy-up was a cashier who acted like she'd never seen a coupon before...took her what seemed like 20 minutes to check out just a few items. Maybe she was new...

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

I’m doing my rounds and just wanted to pop by and thank you for commenting at my blog last month (August). I appreciate your input.


StaceyC4 said...

You were chatty for a Monday morning! I am both loving and hating the whole coupon thing. It really does take a lot more time than I thought. Yesterday it took an hour just to cut them and I haven't organized them or put them in to my binder yet!! And I can't shop until I do!!

PJ said...

well hello ace! nice to see you here...hehehe.

i think the coupon thing would be way too tedious for me. i never have enough money at one time to buy any major groceries so the amount i would save wouldn't be worth it to me. but maybe some day when i make the big bucks i will try and do that.

when my daughter turned 21 she wanted me to go out with her also. i did. i drank. i was sick the next day. but it was fun at the time. i remember when tony turned 21, he was passed out by 10:00. i went to pick him up and he passed out in my explorer and wouldn't get up. i left him there...hehehe.

me and my sister are the same age for about 3 months. she was a premie and i like to have fun with that too. lol

have a wonderful day my friend, much love to you!

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I've been working on de-cluttering here too! I just couldn't stand it anymore!

I (vaguely) remember turning 21... now I feel old thinking of how long ago that was! I hope she has a blast! :)

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Yea!!! I'm so glad you got such great bargains. Doesn't it feel so good when you look at the receipt? It's so fun to me too:) I have been clipping my coupons while watching TV lately. Helps it go by faster. Have a great day!