Friday, May 31, 2013

Fabulous Friday

In my never ending quest to like our house, I am still looking for things to make it cuter. I found this on Pinterest. I'm still not sure if I love that site or hate it. Fine, I love it. But it is making me feel a bit inadequate at times.
I think that I could make something like this flower planter. Or I could just pin it and go pull weeds in my yard. Hell, I'll just have a drink and complain about the weeds. Much better.
Off to plan my weekend,
Sonya Ann

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Pump Me

This may not look like much but it is!!!!! This is will probably be the best garage sale find for us of all times. It's a jacuzzi brand pool pump. Its the best pump you can get for your pool. We normally use a 1.5 horse power pump, this one is only a 1 horse power but it will still do the trick, we will just have to run the pump longer. A new pump usually cost $430, a used pump is about $220 and this one was $10.
And to think that I didn't like going to garage sales at one time. That pump will be a life saver. The damned things always go out at the worst time and cost so much. Now we have a spare! I almost feel rich.
What was your best garage sale find?
Off to stare at my pump,
Sonya Ann


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Drunk Weed



 Did you know that Morning Glories are considered an invasive weed by some? Guess what I can't grow? I have tried for years to grow them on a trellis and they die. So I am growing them in a few flower pots and then moving the pots next to the trellis.
 The green trellis is where they should be. And if you look in the left hand corner you will see a Coleman floatation. I was not going to drown, I was pretending to pull weeds.

I learned something new about my husband. Did you know that if you buy him a case of Ice House and don't nag him about drinking so much-well he will continue to drink-but then he will just start pulling weeds? He did this without me even asking. Yes, he really did! Shit, I'm getting that man a keg!
If you continue to bring him beer and stroke his ego a bit, he will rip out a dead tree with his bare hands. I suggested getting a chain and using the van. He said he didn't need it. I'm starting to wonder what would happen if I gave him vodka.
To the liquor store,
Sonya Ann

Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day

Say a prayer and then hug your family. We have so much to be thankful for. The older I get the more I realize just how blessed I am for all of the men and women that have served and are serving in the military.
Hugs and gratitude,
Sonya Ann

Friday, May 24, 2013

Fabulous Friday

I found an awesome project for us and its easy!!! Over at DYI Home Sweet Home, Jamie took some nasty old boxes and made them awesome!! We need to try this!!
Thinking of more uses for duct tape,
Sonya Ann

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Commercial-Free

Hey, I just thought of something. And it isn't porn. No really, it isn't porn and stop saying that it's porn. You are so bad.
September of this year, will be the three year anniversary of us cancelling satellite. So we have made it 2 years and 8 months without satellite/cable and no one has died.  And they have stopped threatening to do bodily harm to me if I don't turn it back on. Even Den doesn't seem to mind anymore. When we were in Vegas, we watched a few programs and he said, "is it me or does it seem as if there are more commercials than program?" I think that we are a bit spoiled by renting programs from the library. No commercials for us.
The best part is we have saved $1280 so far. Wow, that is a lot of money. I actually had to recheck my math a few times because that is quite a bit. And $40 a month is on the cheap side for satellite/cable.
Now if I could only cut out the house payment, we would be all set. I'm working on it.
No commercials,
Sonya Ann

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

My Kids Aren't Right



I forgot to tell you about the card that I got for Mother's day. Dearest DJ was left in charge of getting the card this year.
And if you look at the very bottom of the card, DJ wrote, "PS-Ass"
Where did I go wrong,
Sonya Ann

Monday, May 20, 2013

I'm Scattered

I haven't been as out going as I normally am. I'm sorry about that. My computer was lost to a thunder storm. I loved that computer. Even the buttons had just enough spring to them. It was Heaven.
Even though I'm cheap and I loved my old computer, I'm alright with letting it go. The battery didn't hold a charge, the cord zapped you pretty fierce, and it would over heat and burn you. Yes, literally burn your leg. Plus it was more than 5 years old. In computer years that is like 97 and senile.
My new computer is shiny and new and sucks. All I can tell you is whoever came up with Windows 8 should have a hot poker shoved up their ass.
And this isn't the hot poker that I'm talking about. Yes, there is a plant named hot poker. Poor thing.
Windows 8 is an abomination. It took me 15 minutes and a help forum to find the damned off button. THE OFF BUTTON! And Lord save you if you need to scroll down. Cuz that stupid side bar jumps out.
People are taking their brand new computers in to have them downgraded to Windows 7. Maybe this is all just one huge money making scheme.
I'm learning it slowly. So I will be making my rounds to visit everyone very SSSSSSLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOWWWWWWWWLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYY!

This is a picture of Den teaching Anna to change her light bulb in her car. She wasn't happy with the lesson. Anna was out with her friends and the light bulb kept getting more and more dim and then it went out. And that was when the police officer saw her. I laughed my butt off at her. Mean but true.
He gave her a warning for the head light(which she went home and fixed! Way to go Den for being a great dad!) and a ticket for not having current insurance. Yes, you did read that right. She, of course, couldn't find her current insurance card. She did find it after he drove off. She went to the court house on her lunch break and took care of it. She then told me that it only took her a few "handys" and it was done. I mean really why does this child have such a foul way of stating things?
Who thinks like that?
Sonya Ann



Friday, May 17, 2013

Fabulous Friday

So we can even upgrade the outside of the ugly old pool. I'll just add this to the wish list. Or should I add it to the never-going-to-happen list? Maybe I should just concentrate on getting the tarp off of our pool. Yes, I will start there.
Have a great and project free weekend,
Sonya Ann

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Touch Me

Now this might not look like much but it is a little bit of Heaven, I tell you. I found some old coffee grounds in the back of the cabinet. They were so old I don't even remember when we bought them. I didn't want to throw them out so I decided to make a coffee scrub. So I wouldn't make coffee with the grounds but I will rub them all over myself. So much safer. It made sense in my mind.
I looked all over and couldn't find a coffee scrub that I liked so I made one up.
1 cup coffee grounds
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
Mix it all together and scrub away. I think next time I will try brown sugar just to be wild.
I have to say that I love this. My skin is so soft and super shinny.
It is on the messy side so keep that in mind. Use it in the shower, get all wet, scrub away with the grounds, and then rinse ever so carefully. That should keep the mess to a minimum. See I'm even neat and tidy in your house. Just imagine what I could do in your closets!
Have a shinny Thursday,
Sonya Ann

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Feed Me

I think I should just rename this blog, "What Sonya has screwed up now!" It might make for a better read.
I have been tracking our grocery expenses for 7 weeks now. Its a record for me. See getting the Iphone was a good investment. Ok fine not really but I still love it even after getting the bill! But the phone did make it easier to track my expenses and if I could ever get the grocery bill down, I could use that as justification for buying the phone. I wouldn't buy it either but I'm still looking for a reason to justify the phone.
I averaged it out and we are spending an average of $131.03 a week. Hmmmm, not so good since I have $100 budgeted. But I do have an excuse-well sort of. Our next door neighbor's daughter died. And we made at least, $100 worth of food for them. And that is on the low side.
Just so I don't start balling again, I'll only skim over what happened next door. Their only son was hit by a truck and killed a few years ago, he was about 28 when it happened. Their only daughter had cancer and fought for 2 years before she passed away. Amanda has a 3 year old daughter. I was fine until Lilly(the three year old) came up to me and said, "my mommy is dead."
Since Den and I have known them for almost half of our lives(yes, we have lived her for that long), we had to do something. So we cooked for almost an entire day. I hope it helped but at this point I don't know anything that can help those poor people.
How in Hell can I go from a food budget to death? I make myself miserable and confused just trying to sort it. But anyways, if we hadn't hadn't cooked for them our total would have been around $116 a week. I'll try and do better.
Off to eat,
Sonya Ann

Monday, May 13, 2013

Um Santa That Isn't the North Pole

Is there any other holiday that you would like me to ruin for you? I have finally found my God given talent-perversion. You are oh so welcome.
I got a massive check for $3 from Pinecone. And that's it!
And my totals are....................
$120.26  BP
$5         free check from magazines.com
$36       Pinecone research(surveys)
$75       Energy Plus(electricity rebate)
$80       Jewel(bonus for buying gift cards)
$5.74    Bank of America Add it up(Like Mr.Rebates/My Points)
$15       AutoZone rebate/visa card

$337 for Christmas 2013.
What a way to start the week!
Wonder what Santa was getting,
Sonya Ann

Friday, May 10, 2013

Fabulous Friday

Could someone please make my backyard look like this? Pretty please? I'll be good. Ok, maybe not good but semi-acceptable.
Go over to Tootsie Time and just look in amazement. I can barely get the grass to grow. Poor me.
Our yard has so many problems, wait, our house has so many problems that sometimes I don't know where to start. I'm trying to break it into manageable chunks. We cleaned out our crappy fence line. Maybe if we get just one area looking acceptable, we will be inspired to do more or just too tired to care. Probably the latter.
Looking for yard-workers,
Sonya Ann

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Not Fun Thursday

This is what the back fence looked like last year. Yuck. It was terribly over-grown.
 The boys went all kinds of crazy and chopped everything down. But it is so much better.
And this is what it looks like after I bagged up half of it. I'm off to chop and complain.
Going to be a long day,
Sonya Ann


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Santa Will Be Here-Not Really

I loved this movie. And it was made all the more enjoyable just watching Den laugh so hard. He had tears running down his face. He was cute, Santa not so much.
And the amazing news is I got more money, honey! I'm trying to get you all excited. Is it working or do we need more nudes of Mr. Claus like last week? Or was that the week before? If I cared I would look it up, guess what, I don't care a bit.
So on with the show! I got an entire $3 from PineCone Reasearch. Thrilling! $24.41 from BP and a $15 visa card from AutoZone. Hey guess what I'm getting for Christmas? If you said the $15 visa card, you would be right. They put my name on it so I guess they wanted me to have it. I mean I could give it to Den for Christmas but he would just have to give it back. Wait, I think I'm on to something.
Here we are......
$120.26  BP
$5         free check from magazines.com
$33       Pinecone research(surveys)
$75       Energy Plus(electricity rebate)
$80       Jewel(bonus for buying gift cards)
$5.74    Bank of America Add it up(Like Mr.Rebates/My Points)
$15       AutoZone rebate/visa card

$334 for Christmas 2013.
Almost one year ago, I had $235 saved for Christmas. Wow, I thrill even myself. I set the bar real high.
And that's about it,
Sonya Ann


Monday, May 6, 2013

The Joys of Teenage Sons

I am here to help you. Sometimes we learn by watching others and sometimes we just need to experience it first hand. I am here to enlighten you. Trust me, you will thank me for this one day.
I would like for everyone to experience what it is like to live with a teenage boy. I love him but I'm not real fond of him a lot of the time.
If you do not have a teenage boy and are thinking about having a son, your son is grown and you need a refresher, or you have a son that hasn't hit the teenage years, you need to prepare/learn.
And this is where I come in. Pick a few things off of the list and do them. For the people that don't have teenage sons, you will think this is a joke. For the people that have raised/are raising a teenage son, we know the truth.
* Fill 17 cups with various drinks. Leave them in different places around the house. Spill 2. Walk away like you didn't see a thing.
*Fall up the stairs.
*Stare blankly at someone giving you directions. Go blah, blah, blah in your head as they speak. Now try and do what they told you. Get mad and roll your eyes when you screw it up.
*Fall down the stairs.
*Chew off your fingernails and spit them around the house randomly. If you spit them in the kitchen, you get bonus points.
*Pretend you are a ninja, grab your mother in a choke hold and act as if you are going to punch her repeatedly in the kidneys. Forget that your arm is 5 inches longer than it used to be and actually punch her in the kidney. Act shocked and surprised when your kidney damaged mother, elbows you the stomach and calls you an ass.
*Eat an entire box of Little Debbie snack cakes and stuff all of the wrappers in between the couch cushions because it is too much trouble to get up.
*Scratch your balls. If you do not have balls, borrow someone else's. A pubic hair under your nail is a bonus.
*Reach your nut hair hand into a bag of Doritos.
*Trip while standing still. Bonus points if you fall on someone.
*Get mad when you have to take the trash out. Kick the can as you rip the garbage bag out. Split the bag open and in one fluid motion, scatter garbage across the kitchen. Added points, if you can get coffee grounds on the wall. Mega bonus points, if you only clean up half of what spilled and leave the rest for someone else.
*Flush your damned cell phone! Have your kidney damaged mother shove her arm down the toilet trying to retrieve it. Be mad because life isn't fair and you don't have a phone. Don't think about the fact that someone has their flipping arm in the toilet after you have done god knows what in it.
*Straighten your ass up when your father gets home and has to tear out the damned toilet! Act as if you are going to help even though you aren't.
*Get mad because you have to unload the dishwasher. Dump everything in the wrong place and continue to do so until someone threatens to stab you with a fork.
*Eat White Castles and beans-fart in a glass jar, put the lid on. Heat the jar to 350 degrees for 5 hours. Take your hot fart jar to the smallest room in your house. Place it in the center of the room and take the lid off. Now close the door and don't open the door until company comes over.(I want you to know what it smells like to live with a teenage boy.)
*Don't brush your teeth.
*Rub yourself down with a bean burrito and then don't bathe for a week.(Again, your house and person should stink if you want to know what it is like.)
*Laugh at fart jokes and boobies.
I'm sure that I missed a few or that I am just blocking it out.
Needs to drink,
Sonya Ann
PS-My computer was killed by a lightening storm on Thursday night. Trust me this has been a mess. The good news is I have a new computer, the bad news is I can barely use it. Windows 8 sucks. I promise that I will be around to visit everyone. It is just going to take me a while to figure out how to get there! But the love I have for you is still there.



Friday, May 3, 2013

Fabulous Friday

I found something else for us to add to the to do list that we never really will do, Lawn Yahtzee! It's just 4x4s! That would make for an awesome drinking game. I wonder how big the cup you shake them in would have to be.
Thinkin' of Drinkin',
Sonya Lush

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Cleansed

This house is clean! Ok, I stole that but it really is clean. I have a shit load of poltergeists but the walls have been washed. ;)
I finished all of my Spring Clean. I'm always glad when it has all been cleaned but I hate doing it. I changed it up this year because I am a rebel. I cleaned individual rooms completely instead of washing all of the walls one day, then all of the ceilings another day. I just concentrated on one room. And I only Spring cleaned one room a week. That made it so much easier than tearing up the entire house in a week or so.
Now that the kids are older, I don't have to dejunk the house as much. Anna got rid of the things that she didn't want before she left and DJ doesn't really want stuff other than video games and paintball equipment. So gone are the days of trying to dejunk their rooms before they came home from school. Trust me it makes life so much easier when little ones aren't bringing crap into the house by the armful. Well, it wasn't that bad but it felt like it a few times.
So are you done with your Spring Cleaning? How do you clean, by the room or the chore?
Maybe Holy water will get rid of poltergeists,
Sonya Ann

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wicked Wednesday

I love how his arm is bent the wrong way at the end. That sounded cruel, I don't love for people to be bent the wrong way. Well there are a few people that I would like to twist around. Never mind, just watch the clip.
Not a bad cleaning lady,
Sonya Ann