Saturday, April 18, 2015

Blogger Spotlight!!!!

This Saturday we all have to show the love for Jane over at Life begins at Retirement or Crabapple Landing! She is such a kind soul and is all pinching a penny or two. I love to read about her adventures which include hiking until her butt won't let her sit or kicking the hell out of Dougie. She always has a lot going on. Stop over and see what she is up to.
Happy Saturday,
Sonya Ann

Friday, April 17, 2015

Fabulous Friday

This brilliant idea is from Craving Some Creativity! I know its a bit early to be thinking about the 4th of July but I love anything to do with summer. And we know that I can come up with more than a few empty wine bottles. Being creative and drunk is all that I stand for.
Drunk Patriot,
Sonya Ann

Thursday, April 16, 2015

What Having No Life Looks Like

I'm adjusting well to a very boring life. It's much easier to adjust to the kidless life than it is to a kid life.
So when you have nothing to do, you boil candles. Actually, I wanted the glass jar. Really, it might be an obsession. Soap, jars and baskets, I can't seem to stay away from. I must have been dirty without anything to store things in in my last life.
Anywho, if you want to get the little bit of wax out of a jar just boil it and it will slide right out. See some useful things come about from visiting me. 
It almost looks good enough to eat. Almost. But it does smell good enough to eat. And then Den got involved and said that I should save the wax and make a new candle. So I put the wax back in the jar that I just got it out of and threw it under the sink. I guess I will save up a bunch of wax and make something new. Or just leave it under there until Den goes to get something and all my jars spill out. Then he will recycle them. He lacks the vision that I have.
And since nothing else goes on around here, we decided to have a taste test. Coke with real sugar verses Pepsi with real sugar. I chose the Coke and he chose Pepsi. I thought they tasted a bit flat but maybe that was because they were missing the rum. Maybe we should try that again.
A friend stopped over one night and I answered the door holding a bottle of vodka. Bless her, she joined me in drinking dinner. Den shook his head and decided not to try and keep up. It went something along the lines of vodka, smirnoff ice, vodka, smirnoff ice, vodka, tequila.  Hey, it was a 6 course meal. See I can cook a good meal.
Tasting liquor,
Sonya Ann

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wicked Wednesday

I could see sluggy doing this to get a deal. Or better yet, to get the last bottle of body wash at Rite-Aid. Yes, it will happen.
Happy Wednesday,
Sonya Ann

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Greek Turkey Mashup

This past weekend started out odd. This is a very bad picture of a turkey on our garage. Yes a turkey. I was in the kitchen cooking(that statement should scare you) and Den was looking outside at all the things that needed to be done. He said, things are so boring around here. To which I said, every time someone wishes for excitement, its a BAD THING!
I realized I forgot something for dinner and started downstairs to retrieve it and as I was in the front room something extraordinarily fucked up caught my eye. There was a very large woman with no shoes on, sweat pants that had seen better days and were rolled up, with an undershirt on that was WAY, WAY, WAY too tight, hauling ass down our driveway into our backyard.
I went back into the kitchen and told Den that someone was there to see him. And then I shit you not a massive turkey came running into our yard. The barefooted woman was CHASING A TURKEY. Well, now I have seen everything. In the end, all she wanted to do was take a picture. But for the life of me chasing it down didn't seem like a good idea. Or that outfit. Or the fact that she was running like a lunatic into people's yards. Or running without shoes on.
Bet this one has never happened at your house! And Den got in trouble for wishing for excitement.
On Saturday, Den decided that our bathroom's days are numbered. My frugal self always cringes when he comes up with a plan.
We went to Hobo. Its a discount warehouse sort of thing. Everything is a lot cheaper. Den likes this tile but I think it looks too much like the kitchen tile.
It's in a really bad neighborhood. Like duck and weave to get into the building sort of place. Its so bad that they have to lock up the small tile. How nuts is that?
We also decided to splurge and get a new runner for the front room. Look carefully at the sign on the left. We decided that a runnr ass wasn't for us though.
This was a purchase that I poo-pooed. Den wanted to buy a few orange jumps suits for our heavy drinking nights parties. He thought it would be a good idea for everyone to wear a jumpsuit and then perhaps take a long walk through our neighborhood at night. Seems like it would be a good way to get your skull thumped by a cop.
He also told me not to use his real name while in the store for safety reasons. He wanted me to call him Carlos Spicy Weener. I called him Mr. Weener most of the day.
We went to the liquor store to stock up on alcohol for Greek Easter and then went to our local vineyard. It's called Vigneto del Bino and it is owned by the Trombino family. They must be Polish.
This was my first wine tasting ever. Let me just tell you that I had class and sophistication eking out of my butt that day. That said, it was wonderful and relaxing. We will be sure to do this again. It was about $18 a bottle which is way higher than my normal $3 Boones but it was really good.
Here is a shot of our new runner. And we also bought some trim for in the kitchen. We are just now finishing it after about 10 years. Way to go us.
Den said,"We bought liquor, trim and carpet." And then he laughed like a 13 year old boy. This is what I'm dealing with people.
This is a shot of the cabinets with the trim being installed. I think there are times when Den wants me to help instead of snapping pictures.
Sunday was Greek Easter. Its so much fun and highly intoxicating. Our neighbor across the street and one down throws a bash every year. Thank God it is so close because there is no way that we would make it home if it was more than a few steps.
Every year they put bread on one of the kid's head and pour wine on the bread as a blessing. Then everyone takes a piece of it. They also tell everyone about some of the Greek traditions and sayings. Its a good thing that they do the blessing in the beginning. An hour later and everyone is smashed beyond belief.
This is Den with one of the MANY bottles of Metaxa that are passed around. One year, they had DJ so smashed. They kept telling DJ that it was rude to all Greeks if he didn't take a drink. I asked what age do Greek children start drinking at and they said they can drink as soon as they can walk. So I guess about 2.
The food was amazing. They said that you can't leave the house hungry or sober. Mission accomplished. 

Then for another Greek tradition. The Greek pyramid. Oh and the more they drink the more naughty jokes they tell about little boys. SO FUNNY!
The men on the bottom decided that the women should be on the second level but I said, no way you just want us on top of you. Everyone laughed. No women joined in.
They just kept snagging little kids and throwing them on top. They don't seem to care about their children's safety much.
And last but not least, I got another $15 from Pinecone research.
So we have..............
$45         Pinecone Research
$69.59    BP
For a total of $114.59!!!

And I think I'm done for the day. Maybe next weekend we will just rest. Probably not but I doubt that we will have a crazy woman running down our driveway after a turkey. Wait, it might be me.
Glad its over,
Sonya Ann

Monday, April 13, 2015

Bloggers United Federation Week 4

Wow, we have officially been a group for a month. I love it!
And I am so thankful for everyone that is playing along with my little delusion. It's fun to be the Captain of a bunch of crazies.
So quiet down in the back and let's see if we have figured out anything new that we can use to make more money from blogging.
joe has decided that he is the official pool boy. This is probably the most important find of the week.
Anne from New happenings at the table and whatever has asked for an official list. I love that everyone is coming together and helping to find ways to make this work. I will start the original charter members list at the bottom of the post. This way we will know who wants to be in this clan and who to visit. Feel free to cut and paste the list. I'm going to add everyone to my blog roll and that way I can visit them A LOT. So the question is, how often to visit everyone on the list? And we need to start linking to other people's blogs. How often should we do that? I think we should leave it up to the blogger on how to do it, daily roundup, entire post. What do you think?
I brought in a whopping $3.87 last week. Hey, I'll take it. My numbers are moving upward!
It is also really helps to post seven days a week. People keep coming back.
Sak from Virtual Travel Advisor brought up the point about clicking and closing the page. Does anyone know about this? I thought you were supposed to click and leave it open.
So what has helped make more money writing? Ads on the right side of the post. Posting seven days a week. Talking about porn and how to generate more income. Linking to other bloggers. Having a wonderful bunch of bloggers back you!!! Yup, that's the one.
Sonya Ann

Leave your name and your blog/site name and tell me that you want to join the gang and I'll add you to the official list. Feel free to give yourself a title.
And the official members of the Blogger United Federation are.............................

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Makin' It and Savin' It Sunday

Happy Sunday! So who is sober and wide awake?
I'm pretty sure that Den could make us furniture and it would probably be spectacular. I would make a chair and the first person to sit on it would be impaled. I could see it happening. Run or lazily walk over to the Penny Hoarder and read the quite entertaining post on DIY Savings: How I Saved $5,000 by Building My Own Furniture.
Have you ever built any furniture? Has anyone ever been injured?
Kickin back,
Sonya Ann

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Blogger Spotlight!!!

Wow, we made it to our second edition of Blogger Spotlight! And we made it to another Saturday. So who is hungover? Really, I wont tell anyone and I won't judge.
And our blogger in the spotlight is sluggy over at DON'T READ THIS; IT'S BORING! Honestly, the bright light and any loud noise probably won't help her hangover. Did you see her alcohol budget from last year? Dude, I long for that level of alcohol consumption!
I love that picture. That was me trying to take a selfie with the four of us. I cut myself our completely. I love DJ's smile. He said he couldn't wait to see how bad I screwed it up. He was right, don't tell him that I said that.
Stop over and say hi to sluggy, tell her I sent you. It's not really an order, its more of a loving shove.
Happy Saturday,
Sonya Ann

Friday, April 10, 2015

Fabulous Friday

Look at that window!!! It is perfect. And I now have a new plan. I sort of make plans within plans. Maybe that is why my To Do List is never ending.
Go over and poke around Debbie Doo's, there are plenty of awesome ideas to draw you in. And then come back to my house and help me tear out my windows. We need new windows terribly and this way, I will be able to reuse the old ones and make something cute out of them. I think this is a perfectly acceptable plan. Do you think I will be able to get Den on-board?
Scheming Planning,
Sonya Ann

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The World's Easiest Diet!

I have to tell you first that I'm not getting one penny for this endorsement and secondly, I'm not sure that it will work for you. I'm just telling you what has happened with me. Look, we established that I should only be half listened too a long time ago. It may work or you might end up damaged and the police might get involved. Hey, I had someone call the police on me while having a party with kids here. Not to fear, when they walked into the backyard, I made the announcement that the entertainment had arrived. Then I offered them both a beer. Hey, I really am a nice person. They politely pointed out that they were on duty. I apologized and then offered them two beers. The shit that comes out of my mouth, I swear. No really, I swear and I'm shocked by the shit that I say. I have the same surprised look on my face that everyone else usually does. I can't control it and I get no advanced warning.
Anyways, it looks like another post that I will be jumping from one random thing to another. We should all be used to that by now.
Ok, where was I going with this? Ahhhhh yes, Den snores like a MOFO. It's terrible. He is a soft spoken person until he gets in bed then he's so loud. I personally have come to the conclusion that he isn't really a quiet person, he just has no voice left from snoring all night. He also likes to point out that I snore. To which I say, you have to sleep to snore. We have tried pills, sprays and the only thing that helped was using two pillows. It helped but the minute his head moved off the second pillow, he was snoring and I was back to plotting his death.
Then I ordered the snore guards. And overnight it was a whole new world. And after a month and a half, I had lost 10 pounds and HAVE DONE NOT A DAMNED THING!
There are a few things that you need to know about using them. You have to boil them and CAREFULLY mold them. As soon as it starts to melt, pop that sucker in your mouth. You will need to align your bottom jaw with your top teeth. While it is still hot, push it against your teeth with your tongue while biting down. Also pull in your lips and push on them with your fingers to help get a better mold in front. It's a lot to do at once but it will help you get a better fit. Den and I both had a bit of jaw pain for the first few days but it goes away. We also had sore spots on our gums for a couple of days. They will go away soon. And one last yucky thing, you are going to drool terribly in the beginning. Sleep with a washcloth. Den and I have been married for so long that a little drooling doesn't even phase us.
Now on to the best part, I'm losing weight and doing nothing. Plus, I feel much better when I wake up. I think what was happening was I was so tired I was eating more and craving carbs. Once I felt refreshed, I didn't reach for that stuff as much. Will this keep up? I have no idea but just feeling refreshed is enough to continue on.
So if you are dieting and not losing weight, this might be a way to go. Hey, its something to try. Just make sure that you get one for your partner too. Share the fun, I always say.
Sonya Ann
PS-Our favorite Frances is having another giveaway!! She is on a roll I tell you! Stop over there and tell her to pick me!!!