Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Genius Tip

I don't brag often, well except about how well hung I am. Anyways, I have a brilliant tip.
We have pea gravel all around the pool. It is terrible trying to keep the weeds out. I usually try to force one of the kids to pull weeds. It is a punishment that I like to use. You know like when they breath too loud or blink too much, I punish them with weed duty. LOL, not really.
Anyways, this is what the side of the pool looks like after a few weeks of not weeding. Not too bad, ehh? I took the leftover driveway salt from last winter and spread it thick the beginning of the season. It worked like a charm. Just make sure not to put it down if you are expecting a huge downpour. I spread the salt and then just wet it. This would work anywhere that you didn't want anything to grow.
I do have my moments in bed.
Have a great day,
SonyaAnn

Monday, August 29, 2011

Tomatoes and Tatas


There are some of you out there reaping the benefits of your gardens. God did not see fit to give me an abundance of tomatoes but He did give me more than my fair share of tits. I would rather have tomatoes.
I am improving, though. This is the first year that the plants actually grew. There are tomatoes on the plants but something is eating the few that do turn red. The good news is my neighbor has so many that he is sharing. A lesser endowed person would give up. Not me, I will live to plant another year.
I thought that I was being smart and planted corn in with the tomatoes. I had heard that you could tie your tomato plants to the corn. I, on the other hand, grow very weak corn. I have to keep propping it up. I have never heard of this problem before. I am going to have to tie up my corn. SIGH


This is my tiny garden that keeps replanting itself. I like this garden, the only thing I have to do is trim it a bit.
Thanks for stopping over and not laughing at my tomatoes or tits,
SonyaAnn

Friday, August 26, 2011

Fun Friday Facts!


"How about "Fab Ab Fridays" with pics of hot guys with great abs? Just a thought."-So we can all thank Frances for this Friday Fact Ab edition. I think that I may need to drop the fact part. LOL.
There are three flat layers in the abdominal cavity. They are called the external oblique, internal obliques and the transverse abdominis muscles.  If you are interested in more Ab info with no pictures, go here.
Just go back to looking at the picture,
SonyaAnn

Thursday, August 25, 2011

When Anna is Away

 Mom will clean. I know it doesn't look like a huge difference but it took a long time. Almost as long as finding a before picture!


It's just clean enough for her to complain about me erasing her from the room. I keep telling her that my cleaning is just making her room more mature. She isn't buying it. But she is still considered very clean at school and now at home too.
And that's it,
SonyaAnn

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Your Opinion

This is a question for little ol' you. It seems as if the world is going to hell in a hand basket. I personally don't believe that this was/is a recession. It was/is a depression. And I actually have fact to back me up(who knew). This is an older article but is still very relevant. Basically, it talks about how the government calculates unemployment and how it has been changed to exclude discouraged workers. That cuts the unemployment numbers down dramatically.
Anyways, I was wondering what you think about it and what are you doing to prepare for another downturn?
Drinking doesn't count!
Just wondering,
SonyaAnn

Monday, August 22, 2011

Customer Service


Did you ever feel as if a company's customer service left you in the dark? (Great tie in if I say so.) Den bought two things of mosquito spray for the yard. You know, the stuff you attach to the hose. And it wasn't cheap either. It was $16 for two bottles. I think that is a bit high considering A.) it was $6 a bottle weeks before 2.) it's poison, it shouldn't cost that much F.) the bottles are the size of Windex bottles, there should be a limit on how much you can charge for a bottle that size.
Fine, I will let it go that they were overcharging. That said even Den complained about the increase. And for him to notice anything to do with money, it must have been bad. LOL but true.
So he went out to spray the yard. The first bottle worked and the second didn't. The second bottle had crystals in it and clogged up the nozzle. He fought with it and fought with it all the while getting chewed by the mosquitoes. He tried to strain the crystals out but in the end, it just went to waste.
I called the company the next day-Cutter. I spoke with a very nice girl and she said that there were quite a few calls about this problem(crystals) and that she would send me a rebate form.
I thought it was all taken care of until I got the rebate form. Get this, I would have to buy more to get a rebate and it was only $2! I saved the bottle and the receipt so I could just submit that for the rebate but still that was an insult. I usually give people and companies the benefit of the doubt but this one irked me.
We won't be using their products anymore for starters. I understand that problems happen in the real world and the business world but still don't rip people off. I think they should replace it.
Any ideas,
SonyaAnn

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fun Friday Facts!


I love Captain Kirk and all things Sci-Fi. I just wish that I could write something that cool. Oh well, a girl can dream. Anywho, the fun little fact for the day is Captain Kirk's military serial number is  SC 937-0176-cec. Because everyone needs to know that! Alright no one really needs to know that. And go here, it makes me laugh every time.
Not every Friday will be Sci-fi so don't worry.
Have a great weekend,
SonyaAnn

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Being Right!

I have to say that it is really hard to be right all of the time. I will just have to get used to it.
I'm going to call a family meeting tonight and tell my family how lucky they are to have me. A study just came out that watching too much t.v. takes years off of your life. By turning off the t.v., they will live longer. I think they need to find a proper way to thank me.
Anna is off to college. Don't tell her but I had a really great summer with her, we didn't fight too much and she would call me "to keep me in the loop."
I just have one question, why is it Anna moved out but it was DJ's room that was trashed?
Have a great day,
SonyaAnn
PS-I'm at $223 for my Christmas fund. I got another $20 from Toluna and $3 from Pinecone.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

NaDa

I don't have much to report and that is a good thing. DJ is back to school, he is a sophomore. Anna is all set up and back at EIU, she is also a sophomore. I thought that I had it planned well. With a four year gap between them, I figured that we wouldn't have to pay for two kids in college at the same time. I have been informed that Anna's teaching degree will take longer than four years and that she would like to go for her Masters. Well if she is that smart, I'm sure she will find a way to pay for everything. LOL, I'll help but complain a lot.
I've been babysitting and I do love little ones. Dalten is 2 and he loves me. He is really good too. It's kind of nice to carry a little one around. Den even plays with him. Dalten was "hunting." Den was the monster. Den put his Darth Vader mask on and scared him back. They don't play that game anymore and Den got in trouble. Candy made it all better though. It's a wonder that our kids aren't more screwed up. I offered to have another baby for Den and he wasn't interested. I was told that in three years DJ will be going away to college and two was enough.Where is his sense of adventure?
And that's everything in my world,
SonyaAnn

Monday, August 15, 2011

All Wet


For the life of me I couldn't find a picture of a guy being waterboarded, this is the best that I could do.You are welcome. And on that note, I will start the post.....
I'm feeling a ton better. I'm afraid to say it but this is the best that I have felt in years. How sad is that! I'll drop dead tomorrow now that I have put it in writing.
A friend told me about Melatonin, a natural sleep-aid. I started using that about a month ago and it has help so much. I actually feel refreshed in the morning, I've never had that before. But I was still waking up with the headaches. Every morning, I woke up in pain. So I have been using one of the sinus flushing thingies. It's hell, let me tell you. Go ahead and try to waterboard yourself before bed. God gave you self preservation instincts for a reason, good luck overriding them. That said, if you can complete your mission, you will sleep so much better.
Who read the post? There will be a quiz,
SonyaAnn

Friday, August 12, 2011

Fun Friday Facts!

I think that I'm going to do a fun little fact or something like that. Now all I need is a fact!
Think for me,
SonyaAnn

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Quick Tip

My hair is going blond for some unknown reason. Most people go gray, I chose to go platinum at the roots. I have been coloring for some time now-not to get rid of gray but to cover the blond. I never remember to use all of the conditioner that comes with the hair dye. I use some of it right after I color and then forget about the rest. I have quite a few of the partial tubes (not that I have had to color my hair for that long, mind you). I have heard that when you go gray blond you start to forget things. Seems to be true.
Anywho, I have been using the remainder of the conditioner on my hair after I swim. It works wonders on stopping your hair from feeling like straw after the pool. Just a thought!
Have a great day,
SonyaAnn

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

More Money?

I think I found another site to get a bit more cash for Christmas. I know, I just need a job. I'm just not as good at this happy homemaker shit as everyone else. I can't seem to get everything done in the allotted time. I have been babysitting once in a while to get some extra cash for my brother's wedding in Vegas though. Yes, I know how you feel about the wedding and it is what it is. I think that only one of us will be going. Guess which one?
So I just signed up for Synovate. I'll let you know how it goes. I do like the fact that you can get paid quicker through them. They will pay you in $5 increments. 
Oh and I'm up to $200 for Christmas and have quite a bit in credit card points. I think that I will be able to cash in the points for $500 in October.
Thanks for stopping over,
SonyaAnn

Monday, August 8, 2011

I Know It's Just an Excuse


but I have so much to do around here that the posts will be brief. I'm so witty when being rushed.
My brother's wedding shower is on the 14th and Anna has to move into school on the same day. So Den is going to be me and go to the shower. I wonder how he will look in a bra. I have to sign papers at Anna's school and I want to make sure that she is settled. So my moronic family can be pissed, they do it well. I mean, if we had been important then maybe they should have asked us first what was going on in our lives before booking the hall. Just sayin'.
DJ is going back to school on the 16th. It's time, trust me.
Ass of now, I'm keeping up but who knows what will happen in the next few days. And Anna's closet looks like it had an enema. Did that ruin it for you?
Have a great day no butts about it,
SonyaAnn

Friday, August 5, 2011

Sad Edition of Friend's Friday


I think I need to kill off booger. It's not fun anymore and I'm having a hard time picking winners. So I think that I need something new and exciting not that boogers aren't. Do you have any ideas for a Fun Friday activity for us?
Have a great and booger-free weekend,
SonyaAnn

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hmmmm

I think that I have said many times, how I love my Marathon Master Card. I get 5% back on all Marathon purchases. That card was one of my closest friends. Well I guess my closest friend is leaving me. I got a notice in the mail that they are replacing my Marathon card with a Chase Freedom card. I will get 1% back on all purchases (this is the same as the main card that we use(I have auto-pay for everything set up on our Bank of America card)). They will give us a bonus 4%. I will have to call them every three months to get the 4%.
It seems like it is only a matter of time before they faze out the extra 4%. I just wonder how long before they try and get rid of all of the reward programs.
Enjoy the rewards while we got'em,
SonyaAnn

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Free Christmas Presents!!

This is an awesome gift and it's free!! Nothing screams the birth of Christ like being cheap. So lets all scream now!!!
Recyclebank is a site that encourages its users to be green. I don't mind earning free stuff and saving the environment all a the same time.
I signed up for Recyclebank a few months ago and have been slowly earning points from them. Trust me it is slow going but when you do get points the pay off is great. If you want to sign up, here is my link.
For 115 points, you can get a one year subscription to Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Popular Mechanics and many, many more. That would be a great gift. Also, for 100 points you can get a subscription to Sports Illustrated and many more for just $2. Ummmmm, I paid $25 for S.I. last year for my Father in law. Breaks my frugal heart.
Just a few Christmas ideas,
SonyaAnn

Monday, August 1, 2011

Bondage


I swear if I ever have to bring my computer in for work, I will have a lot of explaining to do! You have no idea how long it takes to find appropriate pictures for these posts. Or should I say inappropriate pictures. If I die, please smash my computer before Den gets it. I really don't want him to know what I do.
I wanted to talk about a really go tip today, duct tape. It is an all around savior and one of the best things to keep on hand. I have used it on anything from hoses to holding a skimmer together. So duct tape is just one more must have around the house to help you save money.
Now go back to staring at the picture,
SonyaAnn
PS-I was looking for a pic of duct tape bondage and it just got too weird even for me. I mean if you put it on your skin it leaves marks when you rip it off. Just use a belt for crying out loud!
PSS-Our dear friend, Donna Freedman has an interesting article about.......ummmmmm......hmmmmm....well I think you should just read it for yourself! Go here!