Friday, April 18, 2014

Fabulous Friday

This is awesome. I wouldn't wear it but I might buy it for a gift for Anna or one of her friends. Not DJ because he has said since he was little that he was Jewish. Remember the old song-one of these things just doesn't belong here- yeah that would be the boy.
You would have to wear it while eating breakfast or BLTs, it would be the law. Let's just hope that we are leaving scarf weather behind.
I smell bacon,
Sonya Ann

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Quick and Frugal Kindness

This isn't a braggie sort of post, its just about doing something kind for someone hurting.
That basket and goodies cost me just under $7. The basket was from the Goodwill and the goodies and fruit were from the store.
I have a thing for baskets, maybe its from a past life or something, but I would fill my house with baskets if I had no self-control. Hmmmmmm, I have self-control with buying baskets but not liquor. Something to explore with a therapist, I guess.
Anyways, Anna's best friend, who we consider a part of our family, Grandfather passed away. Anna had spent quite a bit of time with him. And they were buddies.
As ya know, I'm from da Chicagoland area and in these parts, people don't send over food when someone passes. I think that is a sad thing but its just not the way it is around here. People just give money or flowers. Down south, you will have food in every nook and cranny of your house if someone passes. I've seen it and it was wonderful and a bit scary.
Anywho, the point is it doesn't take a lot of money to let someone know that you care. Make a basket, write a note or give someone a cup of tea and listen. I think being creative more than covers the lack of funds.
Wow, this was way too mushy for me. I'll have to link to porn or something on the next post. Maybe sex baskets?
What is your frugal hack to show da love?
Kind or crazy,
Sonya Ann

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Something To Do

So I was poking around the internet and I found a really interesting site called Things I Find in the Garbage. I can't believe the good things that Martin finds. He sells what he finds and uses the money to help support himself. Brilliant! I can't believe the things that people throw out and what he has saved. I try to donate whatever we can't use or find a good home for it. But then again, I don't have a ton of stuff either. I can't imagine having so much that you could throw out silver plated serving ware. How much would you have to have to consider something worth a few hundred dollars to be trash? It's mind-boggling.
Thinking about pickin' trash,
Sonya Ann

Monday, April 14, 2014

You Get It All

I received an entire $6 from Pinecone research. I know, it is just too exciting. It gets betters, trust me.
So I have.....................
$48           Pinecone research
$118.82     BP
$25            Amazon gift code that I won from Donna Freedman at Surviving and Thriving!!!!!
Total $191.82 for our 2014 Christmas!
That's not a volcano, its a pimple. Yes, I made it worse.
Anyways, my skin is completely cleared up. Crazy as it sounds I started using my lotion bars on my face every night and sometimes in the morning. I won't say that my wrinkles are gone but they seem to have faded a bit. And I can tell that they are worse if I go a few days without putting it on my face. Hmmmmmm, youth in a bar? I won't say for sure but I also use the bars to rub/push out the puffiness on my eyelids and rub the lovely crease that was forming on my brow(I blame Den and the kids for that one). It has made a huge difference with both. Will it work with fat? Probably not and I would need a shit-ton of them to cover my ass!
Speaking of my fat ass, I'm down 7 pounds. This is a never ending hell I am trapped in. I don't think that 7 pounds in a month is that great. But it is better than gaining and I have managed to do it with Den cooking. My mantra is.......Stuff less in your face-FAT ASS! It helps but I'm slightly suicidal.

Sue is getting bigger and lazy and odd. He only wants to sleep on me. Either on my legs or between my boobs. If I am sitting down, he likes to stand on my boobs and tries to stick his nose in my mouth. He also tries to do it to my bestie. But only us. Maybe it's all the alcohol?
You wouldn't want me to have a normal pet, would you?
Back to your normally scheduled program,
Sonya Ann

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fabulous Friday

I have so many projects and no Anna. I miss her and her crafty ways. She was always doing something adorable. You should see her apartment. It really is shocking how crafty they are. She says that people compliment them all the time about how nice it is.
Anyways, back to the candles. I need to start doing fun stuff like going to the casino and drinking making wonderful crafts.
Sonya Ann

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Avocado Ideas

While this isn't the most appetizing photo, this did work well. We had friends over for dinner and Den sliced some avocados. They weren't a big hit but the homemade tamales were so the dinner was still a success.
Anywho, the avocados were turning brown and I wanted to drink entertain so I needed to do something fast and I didn't want to throw them out. In my inebriated rushed state, I remembered the guac experiment and wondered if it would work with just sliced avocados. I put them in a container and added water. Then off to drink I went.
Those lovely slices are two days old. They are a bit softer, perhaps a tiny bit water-logged(they are perfect for guacamole), but still green and taste the same. This is really a good way to store them. Next time we have avocado slices, I'll put them in water as soon as they are sliced. This would also work great if you were bringing them to a party. Just a thought.
Alcohol logged,
Sonya Ann

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bad, Bad, Bad

I did NOT do this! But I laughed VERY VERY hard. I can't help it. I think I have authority issues or mental health issues. Something isn't right.
Some person(I'm assuming a student) hacked the high school email system at DJ's school and sent out a horrible video to the entire list of teachers, students, and parents. I'm not going to link to the video because I don't want those kinds of diseases on my computer. And I'm sure you feel the same way about infecting your computer.
But my bestie did have her son forward it to my phone. Yes, she is as messed up as I am. I, of course, downloaded it and showed it to Den and DJ. I laughed until I had a headache.
I won't give a blow by blow but one of the three ladies was being booby-slapped quite vigorously. I can't even imagine the look on the new principal's face when he opened that one. 
Not right,
Sonya Ann

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mish Mosh

I do believe that it will be snowing and crappy in June. I would like to think that I would be happy and the animals would flock towards me and we would break out in song and dance.
It has gotten to the point where Den was weeding one of the flower beds while there was still snow on the ground. He just wanted to be outside doing something. Nope, that is just too cold for me.
I have the feeling that we will be ice skating on our pool this summer.
I got $3 from Pinecone Research and $33.46 from BP.
So I have.....................
$42        Pinecone research
$118.82 BP
$25      Amazon gift code that I won from Donna Freedman at Surviving and Thriving!!!!!
Total $185.82
I'm not going to have enough money for Christmas at this rate. Oh well, its too soon to stress.
The oral surgeon PAID! Finally!!!!! I should probably put the money towards Christmas but we need to visit Den's grandpa in upper WI and that won't be cheap. We are trying to rent a cabin but it is harder to rent one because people don't return phone calls or emails. We may end up in Motel 6.
And DJ has a 2-3 day orientation in IN. I'm betting the $709 refund won't pay for both. Hmmmm, maybe I could sell our teeth to help cover the costs.
This may kill me but I'm cancelling our Sunday paper. It is going from $1 a week to $3 a week. I love my coupons but not that much. I'm also hoping that I can print more coupons online. I may go through withdrawals though.I may miss this more than the satellite! Speaking of satellite and the tv..............
As you know, I cancelled the satellite over four and a half years ago. We have saved over $2100 by shutting it off. I did break down this Christmas and buy the kids a years subscription to Netflix. It was just under $100 for the year and they can share the same account. The funny thing is DJ said to me the other day how most of the shows are crap and a waste of time. That is quite a statement from a teenager.
I prefer to rent an entire season of a tv show that I have heard good things about from the library. Even Den has gotten to the point where commercials tick him off. Should I bring up the point that I post commercials every Wednesday? No, probably not.
And Spent,
Sonya Ann