Tuesday, May 26, 2009

We have a winner!

The winner for the $25.00 gift certificate for ecostore has been randomly picked.........and the winner is.........................Dorlene! Dorlene , I can't find your e-mail address. You can email it to me at ava_collett@hotmail.com. I need it for the company to be able to send you the certificate.It will not be used for any other purpose. Thanks to everyone who entered.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Contest for ecostore products.......

So I've been trying out this new shampoo for my family and even my dog! It's good for the environment so I figured it had to be better for us too , right? It's from http://www.ecostoreusa.com/ . We tried the Rosemary and Orange shampoo and conditioner. It doesn't lather as much as your usual stuff , but that's because it doesn't have all that nasty artificial stuff in it! And it made our hair feel really clean and soft. And it only takes a tiny bit , so it's a great value for your money.

The dog shampoo was the Herbal Fresh All Natural Shampoo. Our little wiener dog has sensitive skin and would scratch all the time. I didn't realize it was his shampoo until I used this. It doesn't irritate his skin so he doesn't scratch like he did before. I don't have a Meijer store near me , but you can find the products there , or on the website.

Anyway , if you'll visit the website and post a quick comment here , somebody will win a $25.00 gift certificate , then you can see for yourself how great this stuff is! You have until Tuesday morning , so start posting. Thanks!

Mama said there'd be days like this.....

The other day I woke up with a bad headache . I should have just quit my job and went back to bed. But I drug my old tired butt out of the bed (first mistake ) and stumbled to the bathroom and looked in the mirror ( second mistake ). It gets worse every day. I think I was 10 years older than when I went to bed the night before. I had dreamed all night of being chased by robbers. That takes a lot of energy , not to mention the fear of what they would do to me when they caught me and found out I was broke. Anyway , while I was trying to brush my hair , I discovered a bony ridge on my skull. This ridge was right in the middle if my skull , starting at the hairline. It went about 3 inches back , ending exactly where my sunglasses sit. On either side of the ridge were two little trenches. They were pretty deep. Well , great , I thought. During the night some horrible abnormality had formed on my head , and now I had to deal with that , along with all the other crap I was sure I would face that day.
Well ,had to go to work no matter what obscenity was growing out of my head. As I pushed my sunglasses back I noticed that the nose pieces fit PERFECTLY in each little trench. I never wear them on my eyes , just to hold my hair back. I'd been doing it for years , so I decided I would go without them a few days to see if that was causing the problem. Sure enough , the trenches begin to disappear so that the ridge could no longer be felt. Who would have ever thought you could wear TRENCHES in your head with your glasses?

But I'm getting ahead of myself. I wanted to tell you about my DAY. I went on to work and had the usual . You know the kind. I had to pay the bills that day , so when I got home that afternoon , I was as broke as I was when I started. Only difference was my feet were swollen and my back hurt. When I stopped at the mailbox I noticed a letter from the social security. For a moment I felt a flicker of hope. Maybe they had made a mistake on withholding or something? Maybe we were gonna actually have some money left over out of my husbands check each week? I eagerly tore the letter open and this is what it said: "GOOD NEWS! You qualify for a free funeral"! Now who in the *ell do they think that is good news for? Not for me. Maybe for my relatives. Why didn't they send THEM the frigging letter. What a day!

Well , as they say , there's a silver lining in every cloud , so I guess the fact that I have lived long enough to qualify for a free funeral is good news. Hey , I take it where I can get it , you know what I mean? And I'm an optimist at heart , so as I lay my weary head upon my pillow , I knew tomorrow would be a better day! I just wish there was some way to tell those robbers that I 'm broke before they start chasing me again tonight........

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

My sister

Its been hard to write lately. My sister was diagnosed with colon cancer in Feb. She is undergoing very intense chemo right now , and its been kinda hard to think funny thoughts. I've always been really close to her. She is 11 years older than me and she really took care of me alot , instead of my mama. I don't know if I would have ever been taken to a park , or read to or taken swimming , if not for my sister. Shes the one I went to when the growing up girl things started happening. I don't blame my mama at all. I loved her dearly , but she was just raised differently and it was a different time back then. I guess a time when people believed that kids should be seen and not heard.

I pray that my sister will be alright. She is such a special person. She's the kind of person that when the house is full , you can always find people flocked around her. Anyway , I'll get back on track soon. Have a great day , and think of my sis in your prayers.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Just another day in paradise............

Well gosh , it rained Friday night , all day Saturday and most of today. Saturday morning Cane got out of bed ( my bed ) at 8 am and at 8:15 he said , " I'm bored." So can you tell how my weekend went? By last night we were separating all the pens and pencils in the house , making sure they would write , and then putting them in their own little drawer. Tonight we're planning on mating all the socks. That ought to keep us busy until bedtime , as I haven't mated them since 1999.

I guess since we've been stuck inside with 2 boys all weekend , my husband had nothing else to do , so he started thinking. That by itself , is always dangerous , and produces crazy results. This morning , after he had been thinking awhile , he came into the kitchen where I was ( I've been there for 50 years , so he always knows where to find me ) and said , " Happy Mothers Day ". He was grinning from ear to ear , like he deserved a medal or something , for remembering. Being foolish , I blurted out that it wasn't mothers day until next Sunday. So then he asked me what I wanted for mothers day. In past years my wants were along these lines................

A day at the spa
a new printer
a new purse
a mani/pedi
a gift certificate to Hobby Lobby

you get the picture. Anyway ,he always insisted I tell him exactly what I wanted , how much it was and where he could find it. No surprises there , you're thinking. WRONG. I got a box of NASTY tasting candy , and a stuffed teddy bear. Well , I guess I still get surprised because the color of the teddy bear varies from year to year. So when he asked me this year I said " some chocolates and a teddy bear". Wonder what he'll get me??????????