Thursday, October 20, 2016

Cheap Wall

We live for projects, that must be it.
I came up with a plan for Den because I am cheap he is talented. I wanted matching pictures for DJ's room and I knew he could paint something. He has all the talent in the house. I come up with project for him. Yin and Yang, I tell ya.
When this was still in the "thinking about it" part of this project, he asked if I thought he should paint with watercolor or oil. I said, you get wall paint.  I know my cheap is showing but it matches!!!!
This was the painting that I based DJ's room on. And I'm still sorry that I didn't buy it but.....................
Den is getting close! We have 5 canvases of different sizes so he can practice. And worse case scenario, he can paint over it with white paint and start again.
Or we could just hide it with a bad cat!
He is trying to get me to paint one, a painting not a cat. Yeah, I'm not sure about that.
Do you paint? Do you do projects the cheapest way possible? Is your cat a dick?

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wicked Wednesday

I was rereading some of my older posts about Anna and I have to tell you that I never would have guessed that she would have turned out. She is even starting classes for her Masters. She complains about being a grownup. I love it. I also like to give her shit. Hell, I figure a owe her many years of it. So I send her pictures like these. You know something uplifting for her spirit.
She says there are days when she just shakes her head at "her" kids.

I love hearing about the naughty kids in her class. She said one boy yelled out "Son of a bitch" because he was mad. She said the class went instantly quiet and she could hear the wind whooshing as the kids heads whipped around to see what Anna would do.
If nothing else, Anna is going to have some awesome drinking stories. Just like her mother.
Do you tease your grown kids? Do you yell out son of a bitch? Do you have great drinking stories?
Drunk Son of a Bitch,
Sonya Ann

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Overwhelmed Meat

It was a wonderful weekend!Yay!!! And it was probably wonderful because we weren't buy, moving or painting anything.
Den saw an estate sale on the way home Friday afternoon. I reminded him about how we ended up redoing two room because of an estate sale but he promised that we wouldn't buy any furniture. I was skeptical.
It ended up being the most interesting estate sale ever. It was a 100+ year old farm and barns. One of the feed storage barns had been changed into a cute little store. Den perused all of the books for sale and I talked to one of the owner's grandchildren. The farm had been through many changes, it was of course, a farm at first, then had cattle and horses and then was a Christmas tree farm. As of late unfortunately, it was just a place for the entire family to store stuff. Now they are trying to sell everything off.
Den and I enjoyed walked through the entire house which of interesting. You could pick out all the areas that had been add-ons and when they were done. The kitchen was from the 50's and the basement had to have been from the 80's.It was interesting but needed a ton of work/updating.
Den ended up spending $16, $15 for the sickle and $1 for 3 books. We now have the teachings of Buddha next to Mein Kampf. It seems so wrong.
Late Friday, we headed up to Woodmans in Kenosha. Den wanted Millies sausage. And then I hit the mother load!!! Did you ever see a printer in a store before?!?!?!? I saved a ton there! They even had coupons for $1 off $5 meat and veg coupons. Plus they had $1 off $1 crackers, I scored 6 free boxes of crackers. I'm thinking we might need to head back up there. I can't remember the last time I got this excited in a store. Den was not as overwhelmed as I was. Men!!!
Saturday, Den made a rolled roast. Yup, he just makes yummy foods like this. I'm a brat, I know it. And then his buddy came over and we had a great meal and they jammed out on the guitars.
Sunday, was somewhat lazy. We pulled dead flowers and put away more pots/decorations/tables/benches in the shed. Den played video games and I did some chores and poked around on the internet. It was boring and glorious!!!
Are you glorious? Did you redo any rooms? Do you have a coupon printer in any stores by you?
Not remodeling,
Sonya Ann

Monday, October 17, 2016

Pimple Legion

I'm not sure if I spoil myself or I just like experimenting on me. I'll say spoil since that sounds a bit less creepy.
I read online that pepto-bismol helps with pimples and black heads. And since I'm still me, I bought the knockoff pepto at the Dollar Tree. Pink is pink, right?
I rubbed a goop or two of pink bismuth(knockoff name) on and waited for it to dry. I also used a bit of my homemade lotion(equal parts olive oil, coconut oil, and beeswax) on my legs. And then slipped my hands in my $1 garage sale find spa gloves. Living the high life!
The pimple treatment works but its one of those "ya gunna have to do it a few times" sort of thing.
And while you are waiting for your pimple treatment to dry, watch Legion. If you love Tremors like I do, this is a great runner up.
I said to Den, wow look at his abs. Den snarled and said they were fake. He seemed a bit jealous. Snort.
Sometimes, I feel as if I vomit thoughts on you all the time. The odd thing is you keep coming back. So does Den. What's wrong with all of you?
Do you have a special treatment for pimples? And what the hell, why do I have wrinkles and pimples!?!?!?! Do you love Tremors? Do you vomit on people?
Lots of thoughts,
Sonya Ann

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Makin' It And Savin' It Sunday

How about we all sit down and complain about the American healthcare system!?!?!?! UGH!!! There is a good article on Penny Hoarder about medical bills that go to collections and how to handle it. So do you want to hear what's going on with me? Let's just skip over the fact that we are paying close to $10k a year for our medical coverage through Den's work. Or the fact, that it is miserable to deal with our medical group. Oh and I won't mention that when we have a medical problem it is easier to just pay cash and go to CVS clinic. So what am I bitching about? A year ago when Mr and Mrs Sluggy came out for a visit, Den fell apart and had a large abscess in the back of his throat. Did you know that your medical group is a separate entity from your medical insurance? No, well you aren't alone on that one. Our medical group went bankrupt and stuck us with the bills. $1336 is WAY overdue! And guess who they are coming after? Even though Blue Cross is being paid by us for coverage, it is up to our medical group to pay part of the bill. WTF!!!! How can you have medical bills when you paid your deductible!?!?!?!? I don't see this being resolved anytime soon. I have a stack of papers and have documented everything but you know how these things go.
What is your craziest medical story? What's the longest you have fought over a medical bill for? Should I let it go to collections and attach a dispute?
Always fun,
Sonya Ann

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Our 2016 Mission and Our Favorite person!!!!!!

My brain is in a much better place than last week. It may have been living with the paint fumes that was making us nutty.
The house is back in shape and that helps my well being. Den said we aren't making anymore projects for ourselves for a few weekends. Yeah, whenever he says something like that-life goes to shit. But so far everything is holding together.
And I guess that's it. SOOOOOOO boring.

And our favorite person for the day is Life After Money!!!!! How cute are these!?!?!? Jump over there and check out her crazy talent!!!
Do you have plans for today? Do paint fumes make you crazy? Are you crafty?
Sonya Ann

Friday, October 14, 2016

Fabulous Friday

How adorable are these!!!!! This is from Dessert Now, Dinner Later!!! Why can't I come up with cute things like this?
And because I am lazy I would probably buy the eyes from Walmart and Aldi sells white chocolate covered pretzels. Slap them together and DONE.
Do you make cute food? Do you cheat? What was the most adorable food you have ever made?
I made these 6 years ago for Halloween. Damn, I am getting old. Where is all the time going?
Halloween Lover,
Sonya Ann

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Shirtless Holidays

Yes, Macy's is already decorating for Christmas!!!!!! I feel like complaining, like where is the Halloween decorations! Oh and please don't think that I mall shop, I was only using the $10 off $10 at JcPenneys and picking up the free gift from Bath and Body works. Don't want to tarnish my reputation or anything.
Macy's should try harder like Cracker Barrel. I need big eyeballs to set around the house. Doesn't everyone need big balls for their house.
I may frugal sin once in a while and eat at Cracker Barrel. Shhhhhhh!
But since I brought up Christmas, I was thinking that these cutting mats might make good gifts for the kids.
And this is what I want for Christmas or my birthday or Halloween or any holiday you want to give him to me for, I would appreciate it. Oh and if I die, could one of you please erase my phone. I don't want to make Den jealous of Jason Momoa. Like, DAMN!!! He really does it for me(I may have brought that up before). Oh and speaking of Den..............................
Happy 43rd Birthday!!!!! Maybe I should get Den, Jason Momoa for his birthday? Maybe Den would share him? Hmmmmmmm, maybe I should stick with liquor as a gift.
Somehow I managed to work in Christmas, Halloween, a shirtless hottie and Den's birthday! I dare you to better. BAHAHAHA and a movie line.
Still an idiot,
Sonya Ann

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wicked Wednesday

Today, Den and I have been married for 22 years. How did we get so old? I'm just shocked that we haven't tried to kill each other yet. No really, he has been bad at times. Did I ever tell you how Den and a bunch of his drunk buddies set off a quarter stick of dynamite in the pool? Or how he and a buddy caught a car on fire while working on it and then decided not to waste the fire extinguisher and try and blow it out with an air gun. Mind you, I have been perfect all of this time. Please don't ask me about the time that I removed all of the snow and ice from Den's car with a metal shovel. It's been one hell of a ride for us but worth it!
Perhaps its our sarcasm that keeps us together. Or the fact, that we think the other isn't that bright. Maybe it is the fact that we are still drinking buddies and that is the glue that blinds binds us. Your guess is as good as mine on how we managed to stay married.
So what is the key to a good relationship? Is it drinking or blowing shit up?
Happy Wednesday,
Sonya Ann

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Painted Bar

What sort of Hell were you trapped in this weekend? I was in the home improvement part of Hell.
Pretty much every room of the house was a mess. The laundry room was in decent shape but that's not saying much.
I did end up sleeping on the pullout part of DJ's new bed. For a $100 el cheapo mattress, it's amazing. But part of that could have been because I was dead tired.
Remember the party I was supposed to go to on Saturday night? Yeah, all that bitching I did and I went anyways.
Saturday morning, they called me to thank me for their son's present. I didn't blow the surprise but I felt guilty. Den ended up staying home and painting and I dressed up and ditched him. The entire party was planned by her husband and he didn't explain it. It was a sports bar where you paid $22 for a wrist band to drink and play games, pool, bumper cars, and video games. I didn't pay or play or stay but it wouldn't have looked so bad had it been explained. MEN!
I caught a bunch of shit from Den. I went to a bar and he stayed home painting. He said he will be bringing it up during our divorce proceedings. Brat.
Sunday night, it started to come together. THANK ALL THE POWERS THAT BE!
We love the furniture we got for DJ's room.
We are going to tone down the massive and dark bed with a bunch of pillows. DJ's room needs a few more things but I'm happy where it is now.
I LOVE the new furniture. See it all worked out and you were so upset about all of it. ;p
This is what it looked like before. Well, mostly its a shot of Lauren bringing me German potato salad but you can see the old dated dresser.
This picture is a bit yellow. But I am so glad its finished and I can go back to complaining about the normal stuff.
Thank you for always being here for me and getting sucked into my madness. Love you guys!
Did you complain this past weekend? Did you paint? Do you go nuts when updating your house?
Sonya Ann