Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I went a little crazy yesterday

Yesterday was just one of those days. I needed to do several errands. But right before we are ready to leave, Prince hangs his pinky toe on a door. He had already hurt it two nights before by bending it back. So as he is bawling, I call my sister and she graciously agrees to watch the kids while I go.

I first went to the library. I love going to the library alone. I get to wander and meander and take my time. I even found "The Shack" yesterday that my DH has been wanting to read. It was put out by mistake because it had a ton of holds on it. But they let me have it since it was their mistake (don't you wish stores were like that?).

I go to Target to get a couple of things for the All About Spelling curriculum that I'm starting. I needed a 2'X3' magnetic white board and 2 3X5 index card holders. Well, struck out on both at Target. Nada. As I was leaving, I remember I had something in the van that I wanted to return. As I'm leaving, I notice there is no one in the Return line. Yay! I go into the rain, grab the bag, and come back. I swear, there was now a line of people returning stuff. And lucky me, there is a man returning stuff off of 5 different receipts. (sigh) I wait forever, finally get up there, and get my $$ back.

Now I have to go to Wal-Mart, my LEAST favorite place in the world. I go to the one I hardly ever go to since it's closer. Let me ask you a question...if you were just going in for office supplies, wouldn't you park on the regular Wal-Mart side, not the Food Center side? Makes sense, right? I park and go in, and wander around forever trying to find the office supplies. I can't find them!!! By this time, my back is hurting, and I seriously contemplate crying. I can't even find a hardworking, gracious Wal-Mart employee. As I stand in middle of an aisle, muttering to myself, I try to think like a Wal-Martian - where would I put office supplies if I was Wal-Mart? Oh, YEAH! I would put them in the FOOD CENTER!! I go over to the Food part, and sure enough, found the Office Supplies. Like I said, makes so much sense, right? Anyway, I did find the white board (Thank you, Wally World) and found ONE 3X5 index card box. I pick it up and notice it won't even close and catch. Of course. I go to the check-out, and guess who I'm behind? The 5-receipt man from Target! Of course. At least he was't returning anything. He did use a gift card, cash, and a debit card to pay for some Nyquil. Go figure.

So I call my sister in a panic, asking if she has any 3X5 card boxes laying around. She doesn't but assures me it's okay if I go and find one. So I go to Office Max. That's where I have a little meltdown. This is where I'm a little embarassed to admit how I acted. I go into Office Max straight to the index card aisle. There is ONE 3X5 index card box. I pick it up...and shake the lid up and down and it will NOT CATCH CLOSED! I said a not-so-nice word and slammed it down back on the shelf. I picked it back up again and THREW it on the shelf! Yes, I am embarassed. My only excuse is PMS.

I leave and go to another office supply store. They had only 2, with only one half-way working. I buy it. It will have to do for now.

I almost run out of gas on the way home.

I still didn't get to go to Michael's and get ebony pencils for out new Artistic Pursuits curriculum. And I didn't get to go into Lifeway and pick up our Fireproof movie copy that we pre-bought and got $10 gift cards (great deal and even better movie!). And the weather is nasty today. Oh, well. It can wait another week. :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Welcome to my new blog! There are a couple of reasons I am starting a new blog. No, I'm not trying to run and hide from anyone. LOL! ;) First, I realized my old blog was called "Homeschooling Hearts for God" but I never talked about homeschooling. So I thought about just changing the name on the blog, but that would mean I would have to leave the web address, which still has "homeschooling" in it. And since I'm a matchy-matchy type of girl, I really wanted the title and web address to match.

Second, I just wanted a fresh start. This is a new year, and I want to change a lot of things, and my blog seems the easiest place to start.

Third, if you know me outside of web world, you know that I like to change things all the time. I even like to change houses every couple years! LOL! I get tired of paint colors, comforters, themes, etc really quickly and always want to change it up (I usually don't have the money to change them all the time, but I *want* to!).

So I apologize for once again changing blogs on you. But if you aren't surprised I'm doing this, then you know me too well. ;)