First, let me say that I'm digging Microsoft Word 2007. It looks like I am working, but really, I am writing a new blog post that will be published straight from Word. I don't even have to pull up my hot pink screen! Now THAT, Mr. Gates, is progress. (Not really, I'm trying to get better about taking a lunch…)
Good deal #2 - As many of you know, Larry and I are "regulars" at several places. Wednesday we usually go to Carino's, Thursday is Pluckers and Friday is either A La Carrera or Daily Grill. (Just to fill in the blanks, Monday is turkey meat loaf night at home and Tuesday depends because I work late lots of Tuesdays.) Well, we are like BFF with the bartender at Carino's, so he told us we should enter the company NCAA bracket contest. I went in and filled out a bracket and there were only like 5 other players, so I knew I would at least win one round. However, since there was low turnout in participation, they cancelled it. BUT – they are giving us all a $50 gift card for entering!
If you are my dad or brother, you might want to skip good deal #3, as I am talking about bras. So, a few weeks ago, I needed a new bra, and went to Dillards to pick a few up. (Actually, I went to Dillards because they sell the Spanx "Brallelujah" and I really wanted one. It seems I always have falling straps, and this bra has stretchy straps that you don't have to adjust. However, apparently this bra either fits you or it doesn't and it didn't fit me. (I'm still sad about it.) So anyway, after trying on at least 63 bras, I picked out a neutral one and a black one. (I'm very picky.) When I went to pay out, they said, "If you wait a few days to come get the black one, we will donate 20% to breast cancer research and you'll be entered in a drawing for a free bra and Estee Lauder products." So I said, "Sure." I went back a few days later, picked up my black bra, and called it a day. Well, they called me yesterday to tell me that I won the drawing and I get to go pick out a new bra! (One Wacoal bra or one B-Tempted Bra and panty.) Any of you who purchase bras know that they can be expensive, so that is a pretty good prize! With that being said, I just bought two brand new bras. I can always use more, but I hate to be greedy. So if I have a reader out there that is wearing a raggedy bra, or perhaps is pregnant and will need a bigger bra for awhile, or just wants to take advantage of my generosity, let me know, and I'll give you my free bra. (But if I don't get any takers, maybe I'll get a fun one for once – like hot pink or polka dotted.)
Good deal #4 – I've mentioned it before, but I'm really not kidding. You guys need to listen to the Christian radio station so that you can get hooked up. http://khfi.halfoffdeals.com/index.php?index_type=promo-detail&pid=65839 I got a $500 gift card for $200 to milk & honey Spa. (I'm using it for an upcoming spa day with friends, and we will split the $200 cost but get $500 of services!) This is also the site where I got the $50 Oasis gift card for $25.
I think I'm forgetting something, but I guess I should go pop my popcorn and eat something, so that's all for now.
Did you know that your middle name is your Guardian Angel's name? Well, that's what I think. So Helene had my back today. We were headed to our normal Wednesday spot and pulled into Wells Fargo so Larry could deposit some money from the NCAA bracket game he is running and so I could cash a reimbursement check. It wasn't even raining or anything when we pulled up. All of a sudden, Larry heard a little "click" on the car and started pulling up. I was all "Why are you leaving, I haven't gotten my money yet?" Then..... HOLY HAIL, BATMAN!!! What are the odds that you'll be under a covered bank drive-through when a hailstorm starts? It was so scary. We saw about 3 windshields get shattered. (Including the bank teller, who made her final payment on her car yesterday.) I took a picture with my phone but I don't know how to transfer it. We waited for it to end, then headed home and saw at least six busted windshields. The whole golf course looked like it was covered in snow.
Here is a close-up, and this is after it had already started melting:
Only bad thing that happened was to Larry's poor truck. Aw.
Just got back from Carinos, (Larry couldn't stay away) and went to the bathroom. This is where I discovered my luck has run out. The skylight got busted.
So we went to check out the other skylight in the living room. It isn't as bad, but has a few little holes and a bunch of pooled water just waiting to gush down and ruin the wood floors.
So, I know we need more rain and all, but I hope that it waits until we get the holes in our ceiling fixed. But to be honest, the first thing I thought about is all those people who got hit by the Hurricanes. I mean, we had a hailstorm and have a truck and two skylights that have to get fixed..... those people lost everything. So I guess I am lucky after all.