Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Insane Weekend + Appliance Makeover

After what has been the most insane weekend of my life, we finally have our new appliances installed and working.  That was of course after police, the fire department and the gas company breaking into our house while we were in Virginia Beach, but hey... that's water under the bridge at this point.

So here are some pictures


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Biggest Purchase Yet

Other than our house of course... but we just bought appliances tonight. We've been eyeing up the ones we like, but we actually bought them tonight. First, we went to HHGregg and priced them, and then of course I went to Lowes and compared. I took the Lowes prices back to HHGregg and they beat them and offered 12 months free financing so we did it! We were planning to put our tax return towards appliances, so we filed and are just waiting to get it back.
For those of you very interested, here's what we got:  Frigidaire Gallery Appliances

They get delivered on Friday!  Woo hoo!!


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New Friend

I have been working at the school I teach at for two years now, and I've always felt that I go, do my job, and leave.  I have made some close acquaintances, but no one that knows all about me, or really cares to.  I made one friend throughout the first year, Marti, whom I love, but she works at the high school, and not with me in the junior high.  I didn't feel disappointed by any means about the people I met, I really enjoy them, but I was waiting for "my person" to come into my life.  That all changed this year.  While I have some friends from who I enjoy spending time with, I found "my person" and I couldn't be happier.

While I don't see her until 12:30 for lunch, and I only get to see her until 1:55, those minutes are some of the best of my day, and I look forward to them.  We eat lunch together and often plan together too since we never get to see each other.  I know that she was not looking forward to the move from the High School to the Junior High, but I am very, very glad that my school district decided to move Melissa down with me, so that I could have "my person."  Call me selfish, but I believe they moved her just for me!  We are SO very alike, but SO very different at the time, and it really works.

This post should have come a long time ago, and it sortof did, on Wednesday, December 21st, I made a post about my teamies, and that was about Melissa and my other teammates on my team at the Junior High.  Anyway, Melissa went above and beyond today, and while I can say thank you a million times, I am even more thankful for her as a friend.

During my fifth class in a row of the day, I got an e-mail from the secretary saying that I had a package in the office.  I had to wait until the end of the class period (believe me... torturous!) but I rushed down to get it.  It was from 1-800 Flowers.  It is not my birthday nor our anniversary, so I was confused.  Melissa was with me the entire time, and she was trying to convince me that maybe I missed an event.  I opened the package and saw these GORGEOUS flowers, and it took me awhile, but I got them out of their package.  We stood there in awe of them saying how pretty they were, but I still hadn't figured out who they were from, so I searched for the message that I knew had to be somewhere.  I found it on the outside of the box.  It was so simple, but one of the sweetest messages, which is now permanently attached not only to my computer for me to see, but also to my heart (corny I know!)

 So today, I am thankful for Melissa, "my person" and her generosity.  I have always been the giver in friendships-- the one who buys the cards and makes the effort, but it was done by her, which was a great feeling... and I LOVED IT!!! :-)

And I also loved this surprise of the day.... I knew it was going to snow, but what a GORGEOUS snowfall

Monday, February 6, 2012

Best haul yet

So as you all know, I've been couponing.... or attempting to... but today was my transaction of all transactions!  I was able to have the score of the century at CVS.  Have I told you lately how much I love CVS?

Well anyway, I was able to get 6 Lady Speed Stick Deodorants and 2 Gillete Electric (sortof) razors for a total of FIFTEEN CENTS.  Yes, you read that right... FIFTEEN CENTS!

Here's the loot
Last week, CVS had Lady Speed Stick deodorant which is what I use for 1.99, plus if you spent 12.00 on those products, you'd get $6 Extra Care Bucks back.  Between the buy one, get one coupons that I had, I got the deodorants for free, PLUS got the $6 back.  Then, I used the $6 to buy the two razors (regularly $12, but 75% off) and the total came to 0.15.  I don't think I'll EVER top this one!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Movie Rec

Last night, we watched the most incredible movie, and I can't stop raving about it.  It's called Courageous, and even though some tears were shed, it was totally worth it.  If you haven't seen it, go hit up Red Box and get it :-)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hectic Week

Tonight was my only night without something after school, so I made my husband his favorite meal-- meat loaf.  And... I even made homemade mashed potatoes for the first time!  To top it off, I ironed his weeks worth of shirts on Monday so he was set and ready to go.... now why can't I be that productive with my own things...Uggh!