Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Butt Biting


Have you ever written a post and then had it come back to bite you in the butt? God, I hope this isn't one of those posts. Has this ever happened to you? The exact opposite happened after you hit the publish button?
Anywho, to the real story.........................
Things have certainly changed a bit here at A Mom, Money, and More since I started it. Anna has changed so much. I wish that I could send this little post back to myself say when the lovely child was 16. I probably would have dismissed it completely. She was the devil back then I was sure of it. All drama and mouth. She still reverts every once in a while but there is a pleasant side to her and I get to see more and more of it. She has even backed me up a few times when DJ and I have locked horns. I never would have seen that one coming. She said to me after one nasty fight with DJ, "If he would just shut his mouth, it would have blown over. Instead, he just made it worse for himself." I laughed really hard, she looked shocked and hurt. She said, "I never acted that bad." I laughed all the harder.
Anna came home a few weekends ago FOR AN INTERVIEW for a job for the summer. Holy shit! She found said job all on her own and coordinated everything even wrote a very good resume. How things have changed. The bad new is 200 people applied for 20 job openings. And would you like to know the job? Summer Camp. Yes, the shit jobs from our youth are now highly sought after. And it wasn't even posted online or in the newspaper. It was just word of mouth and that mouth traveled to 200 people. Needless to say, she is going to try for some other jobs. She is studying to be a teacher and had quite a bit of time with students and special ed. students so she is hoping that will help her get a job at a camp. God, when I was her age they NEVER had enough people to fill the slots. How things have changed.
She has been saying how she is broke and has bills to pay. HAHAHA! Next year, she is going to have her own apartment. When my SIL went to school there they rented the apartments for 2 semesters now it is a full year lease. Her boyfriend(that we really like and Den hasn't tried to shoot-I'm taking that as a good sign) has an apartment now. He is going to stay at the school for the summer and work. He said that its silly for him to move back home and work and still have to pay for the apartment. I'm just afraid that Anna will end up doing the same thing. I do want her home for the summer, I just want DJ gone. Shhhh, don't tell him I said that.
How much do you want to bet that by the end of the summer I will be wishing Anna back to school? Refer back to the opening paragraph.
Have a great day,
SonyaAnn



Monday, February 27, 2012

More Christmas Fun

Ahhh there is nothing better than a good ass whoopin'.
Here is a bunch of information that you really don't want.
(That video clip is a bit distracting)
I got another $3 from Pinecone!
Pinecone $9
Toluna $60
BP $75
For a grand total of------$144!
I got the Boston Market Gift card. So the mystery continues. I guess I'm just going to count the Chili's gift cards as a freebie from the gift card gods. 

And this is what I have in the Christmas closet.......

1 $10 Boston Market Gift card for $5
2 $10 Chili's gift cards(free?)
3 felt hats  at $1.93 each.  $5.79 for all(50% off)
2 Christmas bells at $4 each. $8 for all(50% off)
1 tabletop ping pong for free(was $10 marked down to $5 used my CVS bucks to pay for it)
6 spatulas for1.92 each. $11.52 for all(70% off)
9 plates for 1.92 each. $17.28 for all(70% off)
11 cookies jars at 6.39 each. $70.29 for all(70% off)

 I've spent $117.88. If I had paid full price, it would have been $397.88. I'm at 70.4% savings.
And that's all she wrote,
SonyaAnn



Friday, February 24, 2012

Fab Abs Friday!


Hmmm, I'm almost positive we all did him before. We need to find some fresh meat.
Have a great weekend,
SonyaAnn


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Being Famous

 You know that you have made it when someone names an apple after you. I know the picture is a bit fuzzy but hey, I'm too famous to care. If you are interested in the Sonya apple go here to find out more about it. "Sonya's other distinctive feature is its exceptional sweetness."-Yup that about sums me up. And now for the sad part-I didn't buy me. It was $.40/lb cheaper for gala. 


Since my last name is Mott, what are the apple gods trying to tell me.
I'm fruity,
SonyaAnn

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Melting Christmas Porn & a 20 Minute Comment

Poor guy looks a little limp.
I got another $3 from Pinecone research. They are my favorite, now if they could give me about 30 surveys a day I would be all set.
Pinecone $6
Toluna $60
BP $75
For a grand total of------$141! It's glorious to be rich. Feel free to be jealous.
Nothing has changed in the gift closet but if you want to know what I have in there go here.
I had some really great questions on the last Christmas porn-whatever we call it- post.
Dear sluggy asked(much to my dismay)-
"So what are you shooting for here? Do you have a number of gifts to get?
Or a number of recipients to get for?
I need more complications and NUMBERS dang it!lol"
Here is the answer that I left her-
"sluggy-You are adorable when you crunch numbers.72 people total. Some of the people get a family gift. 32 people done. I figure I need $1400 more if I don't do any deals. I figure that I will make at least $800 from points on our credit cards alone. So I'm at $600. From the survey sites, I bet that I can get a bare minimum of $150. So I'm at $450. And it is still only February so I think that I can score some cheap gifts and get that down. I;m just not having as much luck as I did at the end of last year. I was really hoping to score more cheap gift cards already." That took almost 20 minutes to figure out. But in the end, I really needed to figure this out. I looked at the points that I have already racked up and I'm not sure if I will hit my target of $800. But what I didn't count was the sites that give me free gift cards. We shall see.
There was also the mystery of the Boston Market/Chili's gift cards. I have such smart people come to visit me!
Annie asked, "Did you get the Boston Market GFs? If not, maybe they sent you Chili's by mistake instead." I did some checking and the Boston Market cards are supposed to ship. Hmmmmm, I'll give it a few more weeks before I call.
Not much more to report and feel free to ask me more questions, even about sex.
Have a great day,
SonyaAnn
PS-Donna Freedman has a NEW column at MSN. It is going to rock hard. So run over there and check it out, just don't trip cuz I don't want to get sued! Run here!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Not To Alarm You

 I don't want to scare anyone but I think that I might be a superhero. And better yet, I might have superpowers. If I'm going to be a super hero, I guess that I would choose Wonder Woman. I have big boobs and I wouldn't mind tying up a few people in a purely sexual way of course, its not like I would save anyone. Saving people would be work.
As you know I have never been one of those people to roast my husband on my blog. I guess I just think it is wrong. If I was going to tear him apart then I would at least let him write something in his defense or his side of the story, no matter how wrong and/or stupid it might be. OK back to the story. Den and I got into a nasty fight a while ago. I won't go into details except to say, I'm pretty sure he is always wrong and is completely missing the emotion chip. It might have been about him neglecting me emotionally and him having NO IDEA what I was talking about. Again, I won't roast him or tear him down but it must suck for him to be wrong all the time. I feel so much better that I stuck to not posting my personal life or our fights on my blog. Please forgive me for not telling you what the fight was about. And don't ask, I have values.
We both went to bed angry. Well I went to bed, he went to couch angry. It's good for him, it's like camping. As I was falling asleep I said to myself, "I wish that he knew how miserable it is to deal with him." And off to sleep I went. I should have wished for fucking money! I can't believe that I wasted my one wish on THIS!
After the fight was over and he decided that he was ALL wrong, he told me about his day. Actually, I think that he was afraid of what was to come if he didn't calm me down.
He said that his day went a little something like this. His eyes started to burn and itch not too long after he got to work. Then he got a small headache that went into a huge headache. Someone had finished off the bottle of aspirin that he keeps at work. Out of nowhere, he had stabbing pains in both of his ears. He said when blood started trickling from his nose he knew that I had put a voodoo curse on him. See how I get blamed for everything. He figured that I was shoving insulation up the voodoo doll's nose that I have of him. I told him that wasn't it at all, I was twisting the nuts on his voodoo doll. I must have had the doll upside down.
The fight is over and while I truly believe that no one ever wins when they fight, I'm putting another notch in my lipstick case. Not that I have a lipstick case or wear makeup. 

 And since we are being honest, I would probably closely resemble this picture if I dressed up like Wonder Woman. Sad but true. Is she wearing depends?

Or maybe I would resemble Chet more?
Have a voodoo free day,
SonyaAnn


Friday, February 17, 2012

Fab Abs Friday!

Another day and another guy that wouldn't give me the time of day! Shhhh, don't tell Den.
Have a great weekend,
Sonya-the pervert-Ann


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Inspiring Anarchy


How could this cute little boy cause such an uprising? Well to be honest, it's not him, it's me. I have such a terrible streak!
My adorable little nephew is three and is in the throws of potty training. He was at his best friend's house, Eyla(pronounced I-la). Eyla is a girl and is a bit older than Justin. He looks up to her. Ahhh, and you see where this is going. He had an accident and they found some PJ bottoms that Justin could borrow. They were hot pink. He has been wearing them every night to bed and was having full on fits to wear them to school. My SIL said no to wearing PJs to school. My BIL did not find find this funny in the least. He believes that boys only wear boy's clothes and girls wear their clothes. He isn't going to bend on this one. I'll just bend for him. Go ahead and say it, "Oh dear God what did you do SonyaAnn." I did what any great and wonderful aunt would do. I found the cutest/girly/screaming pink pjs I could find and they have the little mermaid on them. Then I bought him a pink leopard skin purse, a tiara and Den found a pair of pink plastic heels to finish off the outfit. We also got him a cup with all of the Disney princesses on it. There might have even been a pink wand and bracelets in there. And to be fair my 6 month old nephew, Andrew, got an adorable pink sleeper.
Guess how this went over with my BIL? No go ahead guess. Yup you got it, he isn't happy. When DJ was little he dressed in all of his sister's dress up clothes. My SIL even bought DJ a purple boa. He kept it for years. No one around us(Den's side or my side) was ever raised that you weren't allowed to play with the opposite genders clothes/toys. Not my BIL.
OK so I thought that this would be a funny joke and I even wrote a note for Cindy(SIL) to save all of the pink stuff for her next baby. She is really hoping for a girl.
I also figured since it was PJs no one would see him. My BIL wouldn't be happy but Justin could just wear the PJs to bed and no one would know.
And now to the anarchy part, Justin is over the moon happy with the box we sent. He even wanted to show all of the neighbors what his Tia(that's what he calls me) and bubba(that would be Den's name-haha) sent him.
My SIL took him to all of the neighbor's houses and let him show off.
Don't let me around your kids,
SonyaAnn

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day




Happy Valentine's day! Can you believe that one picture? Betty Boop is such a slut, look how short her skirt is.
Have a great day,
SonyaAnn



Monday, February 13, 2012

Hope?

I saw something happen last week that I never thought would happen. I think DJ has a soul. I know that you are going to argue with me that teenagers don't have souls and you are probably right. But there might be evidence to the contrary. Maybe.
Dalten, the lovely little boy that DJ and I watch(well its DJ's job since he needs car insurance $ but I'm there for moral support) was not feeling up to par. I'm not even going to bring up the fact that a parent should ask before dropping their kid off and check to see if you are willing to watch a sick kid. At least, let DJ watch him at their house. But I'm getting off track. Anyways, poor little Dalten was cuddling me because he didn't feel good.*God I miss that. Not a sick kid but snuggling with a little one.* He turned to me and said, "I'm going to srow up." I leaned him forward and then noticed that he was about to puke on the dog. Dear Lord. I lovingly shoved the dog as hard as I could from a sitting/trying to get Dalten off the couch/direct his head position. That old girl is quicker than she looks(the dog not me). DJ ran for paper towels and Den ran for a bucket. I applaud them for trying but they failed miserable. Dalten puked all over the floor and both of our feet. Oh Joy! He had one glorious finale in the bucket and then we went in the bathroom to clean up. Den and DJ went to work on the carpet because that wasn't as scary as the child.
When I was sure Dalten was done, I let him loose and he ran up to DJ. He started crying really hard and had big old tears running down his face. He said to DJ,"I want my daddy." DJ bent over and rubbed his back a bit. I was surprised to see how much it bothered DJ to see him that upset. Then DJ said, "I know buddy." I was just so shocked. He might have a soul. But then DJ said, "Kid you desperately need a tic-tac." Well almost a soul.
Thanks for stopping over,
SonyaAnn


Friday, February 10, 2012

Fab Abs Friday!

Have we done him already? I can't remember.
Have a great weekend,
SonyaAnn

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Hot for Christmas

Things are looking up. I got another $25 from BP.
Pinecone $3
Toluna $60
BP $75
For a grand total of------$138!


I also had the oddest thing happen. I received 2 $10 Chili's gift cards and I know that I didn't order them.  The last thing that I ordered was the Boston Market gift cards. Hmmmm, so how do I count this one? Free? Please tell me what you think because I don't know how to count it. I checked and I received everything from Christmas 2011. I'm at a loss.

And this is what I have in the Christmas closet.......


2 $10 Chili's gift cards(free?)
3 felt hats  at $1.93 each.  $5.79 for all(50% off)
2 Christmas bells at $4 each. $8 for all(50% off)
1 tabletop ping pong for free(was $10 marked down to $5 used my CVS bucks to pay for it)
6 spatulas for1.92 each. $11.52 for all(70% off)
9 plates for 1.92 each. $17.28 for all(70% off)
11 cookies jars at 6.39 each. $70.29 for all(70% off)

 I've spent $112.88. If I had paid full price, it would have been $387.88. I'm at 70.9% savings.  Almost looking forward to Christmas,
SonyaAnn

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

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Again with the crap pictures! My phone is dying and the camera with it. Hmmm, I wonder if I cleaned the lens if that would help.I wonder if cleaning the lens would make the speaker phone shut off since that is all that works now.
Anywho, as some of you knew last week I was sooooo sick. So sick I didn't look at the computer for days and I smelled a bit. Maybe like cheese. It was funny when I  was sick, not so much now. Den said I smelled a bit swiss-y.
I did find something that helped-the aerate button.  Not for the smell but on the blender!
I love the powdered mocha coffee drink from Aldis. It is the best that I have found. I tripled the amount of mix I used and mixed it with hot water. Then I blended aerated it with 7 ice cubes. I'm going to put Caribou coffee out of business.
Off to aerate,
SonyaAnn

Monday, February 6, 2012

Rhymes with Kasino


I'm going to be very cryptic about this post. I don't want to be judged by you so just try and figure it out from the clues. I may or may not be at the casino. 
It's not my fault! The casino in the WI dells sent us $100 in free play cuz we are high rollers, lol! And we had a free night at the water park up there. All we had to pay for was gas and food! Seriously, how can you turn that down?
We also, may or may not have booked a trip to Vegas in June using free airline tickets. Den has been remodeling a bathroom to pay for our trip. We have the car and room paid for, now all we need is gambling money and food money. Hell who needs to eat, we just need gambling money.
Tomorrow's post will be on penny pinching your way to getting your mortgage payment back.
At least, Den and I are getting along. Den blames the kids. Life does seem to be better when they aren't around. Shhhhh don't tell them!
And now I have a gambling challenge for you. I'm a pusher what can I say. Go here. Go to American roulette. You will have $1000 in your fund. You get 10 rolls. How much are you up or down? I got $1225 in 10 rolls.
Go big or go home,
SonyaAnn



Friday, February 3, 2012

Fab Abs Friday!


I'm getting a bit tired of the abs. Have any ideas?
Thanks for stopping over,
SonyaAnn

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Not Sure What to Name This Mess

 I got another $40 from Toluna. I'm not going to complain!
This is the breakdown for 2012 so far........
Pinecone $3
Toluna $60
BP $50
$113 this early isn't too bad. I made $906.50 last year so I hope that I can beat that this year. I'm pretty sure that I can.  We paid $603.16 OOP for Christmas last year and I hope to get this down to $0. My family doesn't want to exchange so that will help. I'm not even going to bring up the fact that they won't send my kids a text for their birthdays let alone a card.



And this picture is your WTF moment for the day. And no it isn't me, smart ass.
Smile,
SonyaAnn