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I Just Gotta Tell You...

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It is time to confess and cleanse your soul with Mamarazzi and Glamazon! Both of these ladies are awesome, funny, and totally sweet.  If you haven't visited them before, go and do it today.




I confess....
I totally caved and we now have a cat.  But the cat comes with a contract.  I really don't want to take care of the little fur ball.  Kristin's babysitting money paid for the litter box, litter, scoop and all that.  Yeah.  She really wanted this cat.  He's doing pretty good so far.  
I confess....
I got a haircut on Wednesday and it felt weird.  I usually go six or seven months between cuts.  So after my last cut, I started saving money towards the next one.  I didn't have appointment, my mom did.  I went with her and our hairdresser squeezed me in later that day.  I actually had the thought, "I don't need a haircut."  and for a fleeting moment I had a pang of guilt.  WHAT!?  It's true.
I confess...
I bought me some chocolate.  That's all.
I confess.…

Pardon Me, But....

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Pardon me, but I am really...well I am p*ssed!  Why?  I will tell you why.  I am so enraged because a teacher of my HONOR ROLL STUDENT daughter has lumped her in with the "loser" kids...or as he so eloquently puts it:  kids who obviously don't care about their education!  Oh no he di-int!  But oh yes he did.  You see, Kristin is in fact on the honor roll.  Her GPA is 3.0 right now.  However, she has two classes she really struggles with:  Science and Math.  Her math teacher is very good to his students.  He lets them make up a test that they fail or score low on.  He has her set for the right math class in high school.  I have never met him, but I like him.  
Her science teacher, I am ready to go JACK BAUER on his sorry a**.

I truly have a dark side.  Come on teachers, help me out here.  She is a good kid who works extremely hard for her grades.  Science does not always come easy for her.  And when it is hard she sweats and pours over it.  She is failing at the moment.  An…

Pour Your Heart Out...

I am participating today with Shell from THINGS I CAN'T SAY and her Pour Your Heart Out meme.  If you haven't read her blog yet, you should absolutely do so! 

Depression is a very real thing, and unless you have it or know someone who does it is hard to understand how or why a person can't just "suck it up" or "put on their big kid panties and deal with it." If you have depression, you understand that having a "blue day" is more like having a down slope that is slippery and can go very fast and deep. 

When I had Kristin, I had visions of rainbows and ponies.  You know, we would take walks in the park.  She would be a chubby cherub who cooed and and made little spit bubbles.  Shortly after she was born, reality hit.  She was not a cherub that cooed and made spit bubbles.  She was long and thing....still is....and she was colicky.  On a good night I got about an hour and forty-five minutes of sleep.  I fell into the worst depression I have ever …

Just Say NO!

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Kristin has found and pretty much adopted this cat.  No he is not in our house...anymore.  I let her hold him inside for exactly 2 minutes then take the little flea bag kitty back outside.  He of course whines and cries for about 20 minutes then goes away.  I think.  He looks healthy.  His coat is shiny, his teeth and gums are in good shape.  Ears are clean.  No real signs of illness.  But no.  NO! NO! NO!  One friend told me to tell the kids the cat has worms.  I like that.  Hey for all I know it could be true!!  After all, I am not a vet.  I do not know what to look for.
This would not be the first time a cat has crossed our door.  Kristin found a cat a year or two ago.  This one was a kitten and had an injury.  I took that one to the shelter.  (A non-euthanize shelter.)  That little guy didn't stay.  But this new one...I am not sure what to think.  He acts like an owned cat, but he hangs around here like we feed him.  We don't. My brother and sister are the ones who brought …
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In today's economy most of us do what it takes to make ends meet.  It could be anything from dining out less to cutting out cable.  There are other ways to save before doing anything so drastic as cutting your cable.  There are coupons, catching a good sale, and the beloved generic brand! Let's face it, these no names are a money saver!  And some stores have really good deals and products.  I know Wal-Mart has their generic Ibuprofen and Excedrin for dirt cheap prices and mass quantities.  Yeah, I stock up on that stuff.  I also choose the no name cereals, and canned goods from my grocery store.  They taste good and the prices are hard to beat.  Even with coupons, the store brands usually works out to be the better deal. However, there are exceptions to the deal.  For instance, my Diet Coke.  I admit it.  I am a coke snob.  Rich even put me to the test.  Guess what?  I could totally tell the difference.  I want my Diet Coke and nothing else.  That makes it rough sometimes.  It&…