Monday, June 30, 2014

Mixed Up Monday

So what's going on here you ask? Not much and everything. Same as usual!
I have not gotten the Sunday paper in weeks. Yes, weeks. I'm still alive and not going through withdrawals. I'm just as shocked as you are. But I have ran through a lot of our supplies. We shall see if I spend a lot on shampoo and stuff.
It has been a liberating experience. Clipping was a huge Sunday time suck. So I like having the time to just drink my coffee. And it doesn't feel like we are spending a lot more. I have also given up my beloved CVS.
I feel free, I wonder if you get the same sensation if you burn your bra. Don't worry, I won't let that kind of wrath loose on the world.
Ahhhh, Spirit airlines messed with their miles program. They aren't charging more for their cheap flights but it now seems that there is a layover on most of the super cheap flights. I'm choosing to look at it as a chance to stretch my legs. I hate sitting on the flight for hours. Den is grumbling and wants to find a new airline and new airline credit card. I'm using the miles and he can grumble all he wants. I try to keep him happy and calm but my cheap ways override his misery. We will see how I feel about being cheap after my 200+lb husband has a tantrum in an airport.
I can't believe I forgot to tell you this but I hit for $480 when we went to IN for DJ's orientation. That should tell you how crazy it has been here if I forget about money.
The orientation was a time suck for the family members. We drove in the night before and went to bed at about 2am. I drove through the worst storms of my life. And it went on for 5+ hours. Just when I thought that I had gotten us ahead of the storm, someone had to pee and we would stop just long enough for the storms to catch up. Next time, I say piss yourself. It was also great when a road worker was trying to take down a sign in the terrible storm and the wind blew the sign and the man out in front of me. I managed to stop but shook for half an hour after.
The next day we were so tired that we ditched DJ and orientation and we all slept in my van like homeless people. I love my van. We were just refreshed enough to hit the casino. We have this silly game that we normally play. We each put in a $20 before we are leaving a casino, each person gets to pick a machine, we max it out and then we each get a spin. Donna picked the machine and I hit for $480, Den cashed it in. That is the largest amount I have ever hit for. I used the money to pay for the rest of the trip. I had money set aside for the trip but I told DJ that if I went over, he had to pay for some of it out of his account. He is lucky like I have never seen. I won only so he didn't have to pay.
A massive $3 from Pinecone puts me at...........................
$100.49     Google(blog writing)
$84            Pinecone research
$179.09     BP
$25            Amazon gift code that I won from Donna Freedman at Surviving and Thriving!!!!!
Total $388.58 for our 2014 Christmas!
I would love to get a bit more for this fund say another $1000 or so. Maybe I can win it! Giggle. I'll just tell DJ that I'm paying for Christmas out of his money.

Another thing I forgot to tell you about...............................
Remember how Guido ate my best pair of flip-flops? Well I bought an adorable replacement pair which lasted all of three wearings and then the strap between the toe gave. You know how I have said before that setting shoes on the table is bad luck. I know that you have bad luck when you break a shoe string. Well, having a dog chew your shoes and then breaking the toe strap of a flippy is a terrible curse on your feet. I broke my swear toe. The corner of Anna's dresser is a fucker.
I need a vacation but one where I don't have to drag a husband behind me having a fit and one where I don't wear flip-flops.
Leaving and behind,
Sonya Ann


Mama .bonnie said...

Having gone to 4 college orientations I can say this with knowledge: Been to one, you've been to them all! Basically, it's letting you know that they are now adults, cut the apron strings, we'll be sending you a bill but don't ask to see ANYTHING from them about your child while they are away at college ;o)

Cheapchick said...

You forgot to tell us you won money! Seriously, that sounds like you do need an alone vacation. I can't do flip flops as can't stand anything between the toes so do regular over the toes strap sandals. I don't think they make flip flops all that well.

slugmama said...

Well SOMEBODY offered to take you on a road trip but you never answered, them.
I feel so unloved. 8-(

$480 can buy a lot of alcohol ya know.

Sonya Ann said...

Mama-AMEN! You got it down pat. It really is BS. Please pay for everything but don't ask any questions. Pissed me off.
DJ gave us his passwords for his account without us even asking. He knows how things work around here. We all get access or you can pay it yourself.

Sonya Ann said...

Cheapchick-Dens going fishing so I will get a vaca from him now I just need to ship DJ off. Oh well, he will be gone soon enough.

Sonya Ann said...

sluggy-I want to get into trouble with someone but I have to dump DJ off first and then go to Vegas then I'm all yours.

Sheila said...

I don't "clip" all coupons only the ones I need when I shop as I find it a huge waste of time too....and I don't blame you for giving up on CVS ;)

Sonya Ann said...

Sheila-It just seems like I can't run a deal around here that "pays" me back for all of the work.

Frances said...

As always, you are a nicer mom than I am. I would not have used my casino winnings to pay for something the kid was supposed to ge paying for. I am mean like that.

Congrats on the win! Even thought you spent it on someone else, I know the high of winning was good!

I haven't been doing much deal shopping myself. I continue to cut coupons we might use, but I have been letting Hubby do most of the shopping. He uses coupons I give him, but it is hard to guess what he is going to buy. LOL!

Sonya Ann said...

Frances-I'll get it back from the boy, one way or another. I'll use the excuse that he needs TP and take gas money from him and ten visit the casino out there. LOL
I've never won before so it was a rush. I hope I get that rush again.