Thursday, October 29, 2009

Neglecting My Blog.....

Another busy week here at the Morris Family Farm. Hubby continues to work lots and lots of extra hours, but that's a good thing.

Jacob missed an entire week of school with the (not Swine) flu and now I am doing battle with the same thing. I saw our medical person today, cause I have to every few months. Gonna go the pain management clinic route very shortly here.

My very favorite Bridezilla added me as a friend on Facebook. Tres cool! I'm old enough to be her mother. That's just weird. Seems like I blinked and 20 years flew by.

I wonder if my buddy with the prairie dogs is okay.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

checking in

Busy week! Business was slammin' (it's not anymore though) and hubby's part time job was more like a full time job. Sick kidlet and my body won't let me sleep more than four hours at a time...seriously. It says "nope, not gonna do it - you can just wake up and deal with it." My husband goes to bed at 10:00 pm and awakens about 6:00 am....every day. I envy him. Weirdo.

That's my news. I am going to take a nap now.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Two things

My son had his 6 month check-up, and no cavities! He got that steel enamel from his dad and my dad - definitely not from me.

The legal show is finally on the road.... finally. Thank you J.A.G.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Saturday Night Savings....woo hoo

It's a good thing I sowed all my wild oats in my 20's - otherwise I'd be really bored at this point in my life. I made two trips to Albertsons to take advantage of the General Mills promo (spend $25 and get a $10 Catalina back).

In between those two trips, hubby and I were across the street, spending quality time with our neighbors' dogs (they will return tomorrow). They have Gunnar, who is the sweetest and most mellow yellow Lab and Parker (should be Barker), a toy Australian Shepherd who never stops moving.

Anyway....the items of interest in this GM promo are the Progresso Soups, Chex Mix, Green Giant veggies and last but never least, the Pillsbury products. Note to Mom: I will make many main dish meals using the biscuits and crescents. So in the words of some unknown voice at the Peter Pan ride at Disneyland....."Hereeeee we go....."

21 cans Progresso Soup (very good soup by the way)
3 pkgs Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
3 boxes Hartz tartar control dog biscuits
3 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
3 Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls
4 lbs. butter
1 pkg Green Giant peas
1 pkg Green Giant broccoli
1 pkg Green Giant spinach
1 roll paper towels
1 pkg store brand toilet paper
1 pkg Mission flour tortillas
1 tub Smart Balance spread
1-1/4 lb pkg beef tip steak
1 pkg Chicken Nuggets
1 pkg Hearts of Romaine salad mix
1 pkg Veggie Lovers salad mix
1-1/2 lbs Dietz & Watson London Broil deli roast beef (this alone was $11.91)

Total Spent: $53.93 plus I came home with a $10.00 Catalina and 2 Catalinas each for a free box of Milk Bone dog treats.

Once again....I ROCK.

Saturday, October 10, 2009


So....late Friday afternoon hubby hands me a very thick manila envelope from my attorney. I groaned because thick envelopes are never good news. I certainly wasn't expecting to find 46 pages of questions. These aren't your easy/peasy questions either. Nothing like "what's your favorite food" or "if you were an animal, which animal would you be." These are questions like "where did you go to elementary school" and "describe every illness and/or surgery you've had in your life."

What bothers me the most is the use of the word "alleged." I realize these papers are generic and not customized to my particular situation. Knowing that doesn't help. I think there should be an express lane, like on the freeway, for persons who were waiting at a light, minding their own business, when an alleged car allegedly landed sideways on their hood.

I'm a big girl. I should not tear up every time I walk past that hunk 'o legal mumbo jumbo. No one said life was fair....allegedly.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

odd little shopping trip

Made a quick run to the store yesterday. Please excuse the blurry photo. It was dinner time and folks wanted to eat. I purchased:

Little Cesar's dog treats - $1.00
Nestle Oatmeal Raisin cookie dough - FREE
Loaf of French bread - $1.69
Natural Sensations cat treats - FREE
Soft Scrub pads - $.50

These prices are after coupons of course. With tax I spent $3.23.

And here is Juneau just about to enjoy one or two....or six....of these little dog treats.

His head is 13 inches wide. Don't know why, but I find that just amazing.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

eBay and the ***** Stars

If I ran the world, eBay sellers would not be begging their customers to leave five stars on each of the four feedback categories. They would not email them, and go on and on about how four stars is the kiss of death. Nor would they include notes in their packages, once again pleading with the customer not to leave anything less than five stars.

eBay has changed A LOT in the past 10 years. And not all for the good. I don't know if their star system, or their latest addition, the Top Rated Seller, will make much of a difference overall. For honest sellers who take pride in their work, ship quickly and safely, and treat their customers the way they would like to be treated.....well, it's just business as usual.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Meal Plan Monday

Monday ~ Spaghetti, salad, French bread

Tuesday - Chicken enchiladas, rice, beans

Wednesday - Soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, fruit

Thursday - Baked Albacore tuna, rice, salad

Friday - Homemade pizza

Saturday - not sure need to check freezer

Sunday - same as Saturday right now....LOL

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Jacob was accepted as part of the Worship Team for the Children's Ministry at church. It will be him and four other teenagers.

Everything this kid does is God-related. He makes these choices all on his own. We don't force him. He's an amazing guy.

quote of the day

"Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built."

- James Dobson

Saturday, October 3, 2009

~ for my Husband

Six years ago today we were married. In an instant you changed me from a frantic and frightened single mom to a fairytale princess. You strive every day to be a godly husband. You make me want to be a better person. I do not know where I'd be without you.

The song you hear playing right now means a lot to me. I hope you will listen to it.

You're a wonderful husband and father, and an excellent role model for our son. You are my Prince Charming, my knight in shining armor. When you put your arms around me I know everything will be okay.

Thank you for taking me as I am ~ I love you.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

alternative to pedi paws

I'm a nervous dog mother, I'll admit it. And I was concerned about one particular nail on Juneau's front paw. Last night hubby and I dropped by the vet to have a tech look at the nail. We weighed Juneau and he was 99.6 lbs.

After we had the answer to the nail question, I asked the tech about Pedi-Paws. She told me a Dremel tool works much better. The motor is stronger and doesn't heat up nearly as fast. I don't know how many people own Dremels (we do), but I thought I'd pass along the to speak.