If you are expecting this site to show a person whose house is spotless, with homemade meals and desert made from scratch on the table every night, the laundry always caught up, my kid always acting perfect and handmade gifts given for every holiday, then you’ve landed on the wrong site.

If you are NOT like the person mentioned above and you want to come hang out with someone who isn’t a Supermom either, then you’ve come to the right place.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Prestone Antifreeze Rebate Deal

I stumbled across this deal by accident. Sometimes good deals aren't advertised.
I was shopping for antifreeze when I noticed Prestone antifreeze had a great rebate deal that offered a $7.00 rebate for each bottle purchased - limit two per household.
This made the name brand coolant cheaper than the cheapest store brand!
I bought mine at Meijers and the rebate form printed at the register.
Just remember to save your receipt and the foil seals off of the top of the bottles. My poor husband had to go out and search around on the garage floor and driveway for ours!
Fill out the form and send it in your original receipt plus the foil seals and wait for your $14!

Toys R Us Extending Cyber Monday Deals!

Toys R Us are extending their Cyber Monday sales deals till Tuesday Nov. 30 till 1:00.
So if you need to do more shopping or forgot a gift you wanted to get, head on over to Toys R Us and see if you can still snag a Cyber Monday deal!
Check it out at http://www.toysrus.com/

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving.
I am very thankful for all the blessings in my life.
I hope you enjoy many blessings, too.

And remember,
“Gratitude consists of being more aware of what you have, than what you don’t. “
~Author Unknown

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Car Seat Warning

Today my son and I went to the grocery like we have done countless times. His car seat rarely is removed from our car. Well, today when we arrived I unlatched his belts and to my horror had discovered that one of the shoulder belts had become detached from that metal plate in the back.

On most all car seats is a small metal plate located on the back that holds all three belts – the shoulder belts that thread through the back of the seat and the ones that go over the lap and between the legs. These belts are sewed to a piece that runs under the base of the car seat and hooks to this metal plate along with the shoulder belts.

If you have ever had to re-thread the belts you know what plate I’m talking about. It has hooks that the belt loops slide over and the way it’s designed you would think it would be virtually impossible for the belts to slide off on their own. Today I found out that it’s possible.

Since our car seat is rarely removed, it must have been all the countless loosening and re-tightening of the belts that caused the loop to slowly wind its way around the hooks on the plate and come off.

I periodically check to make sure the seat belt that secures the car seat to the seat is latched and snug, but I never thought of checking to make sure the car seat’s straps themselves were secure.

I shudder at the thought of what might have happened had we been in an accident. Thank God we were not.

Please make sure your car seat’s belts are secure by periodically removing the car seat and checking them where they secure in the back. I would also check the car’s seatbelt that secures the car seat to the seat is secured and snug along with any latch system if you are using one.

We get so busy and sometimes we trust things to always be OK when often times they aren’t or just plain forget to check. I will put this on my list of things to check on a regular basis. I hope you will, too.



Friday, November 19, 2010

Good News: Homeless Man Returns Money Found

Now for some good news for a change:

A Tempe, AZ homeless man found a backpack and over $3000 in it. He could have had helped himself and very easily kept it. Instead he did the right thing – he helped track down the owner and returned everything.


Now, as his story is slowly being spread, others are helping this man. His good deed is being rewarded as no good deed goes unpunished.

What I don’t understand is why this news story is not front line news. We need our children to hear more stories like this.

God has asked us to help one another. Here, a man who had nothing helped someone who clearly had more than he and in return strangers are helping him back.

God must be smiling.

To read the whole story click here:
Homeless Tempe man turns in backpack with $3,300

Thursday, November 18, 2010

My Answer To the Idea of Re-Incarnation

I met someone who believes in re-incarnation.

He thinks that we keep coming back till we “get it right.”

He was expecting an argument out of me based on my religious beliefs.

He was surprised when I excitedly said, “Cool! That means I’m going to live forever!”

He shook his head and said, “No, we just keep coming back till we get it right.”

I said, “I know! That is so great! Since I’m such a slow learner when it comes to getting things right, I’m going to be around for eternity!”

He walked away.

I either made him re-think his whole belief system or he’s putting in a request to be re-incarnated in other place on the planet to stay away from me.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

See Shooting Stars Tonight

(Info from Yahoo News)
The Leonid meteor shower of 2010 is peaking this week and the best time to see the sky show is now.


This annual meteor shower should be at their best through Nov. 18, according to skywatching experts. Avid meteor gazers graced with clear skies may see between 15 and 20 meteors per hour. That’s a lot of wishes to make!

This sky map shows where to look to see "shooting stars" from the Leonids this week. The best time to try to see them are in the last two or three hours before sunrise, when the moon has set.

"From the time of moonset until around 5:15 a.m. – when the first streaks of dawn begin to appear in the east Ñ the sky will be dark and moonless," advises Joe Rao, SPACE.com skywatching columnist. "That interval will provide you with your best opportunity to see any Leonid meteors."

Another tip: Make sure to stay warm and get comfortable.

"If you have a lawn chair that reclines, use it during your search for Leonid meteors since it will help keep your neck from getting stiff as well as make it easier to look at the night sky," Rao said.

The Leonid meteor shower is an annual event that returns every mid-November. The shower is caused by material left behind the comet Tempel-Tuttle when it passes near Earth's orbit during its regular trip through the solar system.

So see if your kids would be willing to get up a little earlier to see a spectacular event. It will be a great family experience.

Also check out:
A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky: The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations--and How You Can Find Them in the Sky ~ Michael Driscoll

Save $10 off $25 at Macy's

Click on this link: Macy's $10 off $25 or More to get your free coupon.

*Please note, this coupon is good only in stores and for today Nov. 17, 2010 till 1:00 PM ONLY!


I think this time limit today is very unfair for people who are working and can't get off in time.

Though you could print your coupon and throw yourself on the mercy of the store manager who might honor the coupon past 1:00 you might get a better response from the corporate office.

If you were to sign up your email account to receive future sales and specials and then write them a note stating how you would have been happy to shop there if they would have extended their coupon honor time, but may choose not to due to them leaving out many shoppers who work during those hours, you might get a favorable response.

Maybe you could also find a nice way to add that if they had any special offers they could send you, you might be persuaded to swing by a Macy's store and check out their sales.

They might just send you a special coupon just for you. Worth trying.

So if you were planning on doing some shopping today and have the time, print this coupon out and swing by Macy's to see if you can snag a deal!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Join Shaklee for FREE!

Now you can really help someone make it a healthy home for the holidays!

With a $70 (Member Price) product order, they’ll not only have their $19.95 membership fee waived, but they can also enjoy healthy discounts all year long on the world’s best natural, whole-health products.


That means membership is free with the purchase of Vivix®, Shaklee Vitalizer™, a Get Clean Starter Kit... or any combination of Shaklee products totaling $70 MN.

Help somebody make a healthy choice for the holidays, and reap the benefits of membership in Shaklee all year long.

For a limited time only, through November 30, 2010.*

* Between November 1 and November 30, 2010 purchase any Shaklee products with a minimum combined value of $70 (MN) and we’ll waive the $19.95 Shaklee membership fee!

For more information or to join visit our website:
Shaklee Independent Distributor

Give the gift of health this year, give the gift of Shaklee!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank You Veterans

Thank you veterans both past and presently serving.
Your sacrifices are great and we honor you.
We also honor your families who also sacrifice, especially when their loved one is far away.

If you are veteran, you may want to check out the local restaurants in your area today.
Many of them are offering free meals to veterans.
You will need your military ID for proof.
Call ahead and ask for the manager to see if they are offering this special.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Our Visit to Our Lady of Fatima - As Usual It Didn't Go Quite as Planned

We went and saw Our Lady of Fatima and prayed for healing. A healing we most desperately need. The event only comes to the US once every ten years or so. It was worth seeing especially in my old parish.

My 2 year old however, decided to throw a fit when I told him he couldn't grab one of the large glass candles. So he decided to push it off the communion rail. Only by the grace of God did I manage to catch it in time. I can't imagine how embarrassing it would have been had he knocked over all these glass pillar candles in front of church during a solemn time.

Not to stop there, he turned to go and forgot he was on a small ledge and fell - flat on his face right in front of everyone. He wasn't hurt and wasn't crying, but as I hurriedly scooped him up and checked for injury I glanced at the congregation. I heard their gasps of horror when he fell and now I was looking at all their disapproving faces mostly from older women.
One loan younger mom who was there with her children though, gave me an understanding smile as I mouthed sorry to everyone. I felt a little better in my embarrassment and I was truly thankful for her kind smile.

I looked around for my husband who had already had found a pew and was kneeling down praying. I was hoping he was praying for us, but he was probably secretly praying that no one knew he was with us.

We quickly lit our candles and said our prayers. I went to go and sit down, but my son wanted to play with the candles some more. I took him by the hand and tried to walk away when he went into a full blown, 2 year old style meltdown. In an old church screams from a child are amplified and if there had been paint on the walls I’m sure it would have peeled.


I quickly picked him up and hurriedly walked down the long aisle to the back. I don’t remember that aisle being that long on our way up it, but it sure did seem to take forever to carry a kicking and screaming toddler back down it.

I could almost feel the burning, hateful eyes of the other parishoners in my back. Tiny beads of sweat were forming on my beet red, hot face as I quickly pushed open the big heavy wood doors to the outside. The cool outside air was a welcome feeling, but I felt a sense of loss on having exit like we did. This was not turning out to be the type of occasion I was looking forward to.

Once outside and after he had calmed down, I proceeded to tell my son that we would leave if he wasn’t quiet. He didn’t want to leave and wanted to go back in. When he was ready we re-entered the church. We chose a pew in the back near the exit in case my son, during the service, would once again act out. Luckily he was quite good during the 30 minute service.


As I sat there in my embarrassment, I pondered whether Mary ever had occasions like these when Jesus was a toddler. I took a little comfort in dreaming about how He might have been as a 2 year old and if or when he acted out how she handled it. She probably never did have to, but I’m sure if she did, it would have been with a great deal of grace.

In addition to our prayers for healing for my husband and protection for my son, I asked Mary if I could come to her for motherly advice now and then since I no longer have my mother to go to. I seemed to receive the answer of most certainly….anytime. I also seemed to have heard inside my head the words, “God has blessed you with a most precious gift and He wouldn’t have done so if He didn’t feel you could do it.”

When we made our way back up to view Mary one last time, I looked at her face and saw a weary tiredness. Maybe it was my own look being reflected back to me. But I also saw a quiet understanding in her face as if she remembered how hard being a mother can be and to just hang in there.


Bless that one understanding mom who smiled in her understanding way when everyone else was judging me and bless our Lady of Fatima who also seemed to show a look of weary understanding of only a mom who's been there could give.

If you want to see where the Our Lady of Fatima is coming to please visit the website:
Our Lady of Fatima

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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