Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wicked Wednesday

This should be the motto for my blog. Hell, perhaps for my life.
Today's wicked Wednesday is just a mashup. Let's call it ADHD Wednesday, shall we?
A guy hit on me the other day. Yeah it's so rare, my brain overloaded and I tripped. The kicker is I was sober. Completely true story.
B-12? Snorting B-12 and coffee grounds?
This happens ALL THE TIME!!!!! I have so many voices in my head, it's scary and soothing.
What disease do you have? Do you trip?
Not sexy,
Sonya Ann

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Clean Yanker

Den made a new friend this weekend and he named him Buddy. I do worry about him at times.
We went garage saling on Friday and spent an entire $2.50. The books were $1 each and the basket and the plant, errrrrrrr Buddy, were $.25 each.
Den is now reading Mein Kampf. He said he is getting in touch with his German roots.
Saturday, we headed off to a neighboring town, Richmond. It is a quite and adorable town plus I had a gift card. Sigh, Richmond deli was out of business.
Anywho, we hit the Store first. I guess they couldn't think of a better name.
It is a typical resale shop, fun with a lot of over-priced garage sale finds. Hey, I never blame anyone for trying to make a profit. I even found two necklaces.
Next, it was a rummage sale sort of thing. No great finds there but it was fun to walk.

And since we didn't have a place to eat,  we went to Dog n Suds. It is one of my all time favorites. Yummy burgers and fried mushrooms. Don't ask about my diet. Or should we just call it what it is and the weight gain of 2016!
And because we needed to eat more, we went to Harvest Time Orchards. Who could turn down a fresh apple cinnamon donut? Not I!
As we were heading back, Den saw the Mattel outlet store and had to stop. Ok fine, we should probably walk off all the food we ate. Who am I kidding, we would need to run a marathon to work all of that off.
This was a letdown for me. It was not lower priced by any means. My frugal toy eye, might be out of the loop for a while but I could still tell that everything was priced about the same as normal stores. It's amazing that they can still churn out crap at a steady pace.
So our Saturday score cost us $7.49. We stopped by a friend's garage sale and she gave me the two cups and the toe thingy plus, invited us to a wine tasting and out on their boat. Den said it was our best garage sale ever. LOL. The coffee drink, the rice, and the Kashi bars were all free.
I'm really in love with this necklace. It has to be pretty old and is quite heavy plus the clasp is 14 carat.
Any guesses on the decade its from? Maybe the 60's?
Sunday, wasn't a fun day. Den went to mow and then yanked the cord out of the lawn mower. I told him not to yank so hard. He wasn't pleased with me or the lawn mower. That took a while to fix. And while he did that, I worked on cleaning up the game room. Moving stuff into Anna's closet. Cleaning the game room after everything was sorted. Sorting the tupperware cabinet. Dear Lord, I need to stop collecting containers. I recycled a lot but held some of the good but crappy looking containers so that I can sent Thanksgiving leftovers home with people and not worry about getting my containers back. I then did yard work. I pulled tons of weeds, rearranged a few things, cleaned the pool, put down weed killer. Basically, I made myself miserable and sweaty. Den did the same.

Den then made an awesome German dinner. He made German potato salad, Rouladen, and red cabbage. Maybe it is a good thing that he is getting in touch with his German roots. Roots taste good.
Did you have a good weekend? Did you eat roots?
Tidy eater,
Sonya Ann

Monday, August 29, 2016

Fat Spirit

Is my fat making me look fat? Poor Hairy. He is our good cat and overweight cat. He may be my spirit animal.
If you look closely, there is a green rubber spider near Hairy. It's his arch enemy.
He likes to show it who is boss. And he seems to get quite the workout. Perhaps I need a green rubber spider.
I try and diet and then I realize that this may just be me. Fat and flabby. Oh well, at least the cat gets me.
Do you attack green spiders? Do you like my flab?
No workouts,
Sonya Ann

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Makin' It And Savin' It Sunday

I think this is a business that I could do. Well, maybe. Run over to Penny Hoarder and read about how one woman made $1100/month growing microgreens in her apartment. I, at times, have a thumb of death for plants but still I might be able to do this. Maybe this is how pot growers get their start?
How about you? Do you side-hustle? You grow the green?
Sonya Ann

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Our 2016 Mission and Our Favorite Person!!!!

So what have I gotten done this week? I'm just trying to get back into the swing of life.
I miss the boy a lot but I am trying to look on the bright side of it all. Yeah, I have yet to see the bright side or find it.
I think I have sorted all of the bills from moving DJ, the car, and the tuition bill. That was a mess!
I'm also trying to dig out the mess in the game room. That poor room. We end up dumping odds and ends in there. I have mountains of paper towels in there and pop. I think I found a home for the pop and the paper towels are now living in Anna's closet. I also want to get rid of the crappy futon in there. It has a massive dent in it from Den's butt. I think we will donate it and then buy a proper couch. I think it would be smart to get a couch when we get furniture for DJ's room. I mean why pay delivery charges twice. I have to laugh, I make Den nuts. Every time we go for furniture, I find more that we need and then bring up the argument that I'm saving him money by getting new furniture all at once. He argues that we should get nothing and save a ton of cash. Poor man thinks he knows something.
I have been reading Sarah Titus lately. I love her. She has such great ideas and I always seem to find a new money saving nugget in her posts.
What have you accomplished this week? You ticked off your man?
Sonya Ann

Friday, August 26, 2016

Fabulous Friday

Since summer is winding down, I keep finding more things I want to make and plant. This might be the best thing yet. Run over to Red Head Can Decorate and check out the post!!! Really, just give me a few more weeks of hot weather. Please. I have been good kind lovable sober helpful me.
I also saw this gem and thought, I should give out candles for Christmas and add something like this. That's festive, right?
Are you going to be good kind lovable sober helpful busy this weekend? What drinks projects do you have going on?
Sonya Ann

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Your Playbook for Tough Times

How amazing is this!?!?!? Our own Donna Freedman has a new book out on everything frugal!!! Might we call it the new frugal bible?
I was privileged enough to get an advanced copy. Look, I know people. What can I say?
This is truly" a how to pull yourself up by the bootstraps" kinda read. It's a light at the end of the tunnel for everyone that knows how hard it is to overcome tough times. And Donna is our resident expert on pulling herself up from the very bottom. Not only did she dig herself out but she is showing you how to overcome your financial situation on a positive note. No more blaming the victim, no more kicking someone when they are down. Donna has been there and done that and now she is going to help pull you up too. It could be one of the best investment that you can make for your financial future. Run to Amazon and get your copy. 
Thank you,
Sonya Ann

Chewing Van

I decided that you needed a post about what makes me happy. Hard to believe that I didn't post anything about liquor!
DJ is a funny kid. Or is it sarcastic? Anywho, when we cleaned out his room, we found quite a few portable chargers. He looked at me and said, "I don't know where these all came from. I'm kinda concerned that I stole them from the school." Ahhhh, is there anything better than an absent minded thief.
I love my Kia van but poor Ol' Girl has some serious electrical problems. Besides, the doors opening and closing on their own, the radio changing from FM to AM when you hit the volume button, the air bag light coming on when you start the van with the AC on, now none of the cigarette/charger ports work. Not being able to charge your phone while using it for a GPS, sucks hard!!!
DJ gave me one of the stolen portable chargers and it has made my life so much better. I highly recommend them. Stolen or not. ;p
And I'm still on about the Norwex cleaning cloths. They have now found a place in the kitchen next to the dish towel. Yes, it is quite an honor really. And I'm using quite a bit less paper towels. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the cleaning cloths.
This is my wonderful mouth guard that I use every night. It has made my life so much better. I grind my teeth until I wake myself up. And the jaw pain and migraines were out of control. It seems though I am chewing through them. What the hell am I dreaming about?
Just think of all the money that I am saving by not buying a new van, paper towels and braces. LOL
What do you do to save money? What do you do at night?
Night walker,
Sonya Ann

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wicked Wednesday

I try and diet and then I get hungry. If only there was a diet that let you eat and drink, everything that you want.
Wait, maybe I could get people to pay me not to take my clothes off!!!! I might be on to something.
I closely resemble this little fellow. We both have nice hair.
I might do this. How about you? Do you lick windows for pizza? Do you lick windows just for the hell of it? Just for the yell I get! (You get an A for the day if you can name that song!!) Mmm, mmm, mmm for the smell of it.
Not wanting my bod,
Sonya Ann
PS-I have actually had better luck with taking B-12 than with cutting my calories way back. Has this happened to anyone? 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Wooden Toe

This is a blurry picture of Indian food!!!! I was so excited, I took a crap picture. LOL.
Aldi has the Indian food kits back and I loaded up. I bought enough kits to make it once a month for a year. The tikka masala and the vindaloo rock!! And the kits are only $1.99 each.
Oh and we pool drank Friday. It was probably our last swim of the year. The temperature isn't going to be high enough to support life pretty soon. ;p
Saturday, Den, Donna(my MIL) and I were going to go to Irish fest but the weather wasn't cooperating so we did the only sane thing and hit the casino in Milwaukee. We all ate for free at Ru-Yi and then played for a few hours. We all walked out even so I would say it was a pretty good day. Den hit for $200 twice and was kind enough to share with both of us. My MIL hot for $100 and I hit for $28. I was the problem in the group.
On the way home, we went to Woodmans in Kenosha. It is one of the few place my MIL can get the coffee that my FIL loves. They also have an amazing liquor store. I mean, we just had to go. I found a new drink, its called Mike's Harder-mango. Long story short, we came home, I drank a few not realizing that the alcohol content was much higher and managed to stub my toe on the couch and break it. Den laughed really hard, me not so much.
Sunday, I woke up and somehow managed to put my shirt on backwards and then headed out. I'm just great.
We hit the Red School cafe first.
The food was yummy even with my shirt on the wrong way.
Next we hit the adorable produce stand in WI. Yummy corn and peaches!!!! Go us.
Then we went to the barn sale that is just down the road. It's quite scary there. I feel as if I need a shower and a tetanus shot afterward.
Den always manages to get in my shots. How cool is this old stove? I felt sorry for it sitting out in the elements but my guess is it won't be there long.
We hit a few garage sales after the barn sale. We spent $18 for all this. Den keeps bringing life jackets to the owners of the camp site that he goes to. They are just scraping by. He has his moments, doesn't he?
We scored 3 life jackets, 2 pieces of cedar, 2 watering globes, and some sort of fishing/net ladder thing-y.
As we were leaving the garage sale where we got the wood, I said to Den," She gave you wood." I thought I said it softly. I have been informed that I never say anything softly. Well, the woman heard me, repeated it loudly and then laughed for a long time. For me being so funny, I received the "shut the hell up" look from my hubs. Being made fun of builds character, Den has a TON of character.
I finally got real watering globes!!!! $1 for both is awesome!!!!
Sunday night, we barbecued and ate yummy steak and corn. I was happy!
What did you do this weekend? Did you make fun of Den? Did you snap a toe? Did you find a new favorite drink?
Wood giver,
Sonya Ann

Monday, August 22, 2016

Star Piss

Some people rescue animals(Well, I do that too) but I mostly like to save flowers. These were dying at Walmart a few years ago and I snagged them. My flower smart MIL told me these are dianthus. I say they are red flowers but who am I to argue. Oh wait, I argue a lot. We all have our strong suits.
She told me a while ago if you trim them after all of the flowers are dead, they will bloom again. Ok, I stored that in the back of my mind. Actually, I forgot it and then everyone was coming over for the 4th of July and they looked terrible. So I chopped off the dead part and low and behold, more flowers bloomed later.
Speaking of Den's side of the family, they all went to Alabama for a quick trip. My nephew got stung by a jelly fish and his brother loved nothing more than to piss on him. I think this might need to be made into a Christmas card.
Speaking of Christmas, I think I found a gift for Anna. She said getting into a car in AZ is miserable. I mean who couldn't use a Star Wars car visor!!!!!!
What's up with you? You peed on anyone lately? You chopped the heads off anything today?
Sonya Ann
PS-Sluggy is having another giveaway!! Run over there and tell her to pick me. Ok fine, you can enter too!!!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Makin' It And Savin' It Sunday

Duuuuuuuddddddeeeeee, pass it. Do you have the munchies? Well, yes it is obvious that I like snacks. Have you seen my BUTT?
This has to be the strangest way to make a living yet!!!! Roll joins and make money. Run over to the Penny Hoarder and read about Weed Art. Why can't I think of something like this and make a living at it!?!?!?! Could I turn liquor into art? How about frozen wine sculptures? Liquor doesn't freeze the greatest though. Hmmmmm, I'll have to work on this.
How about you, do you toke? Do you wish for an easy job?
Not stoned,
Sonya Ann

Saturday, August 20, 2016


I normally post about what I accomplish on Saturdays. I'm calling it-I got it all done.
DJ and I left on Monday morning at about 9:30am. I figured since he had never driven in Chicago, we would miss all of the traffic if we left then. I was so so wrong. I was the lead and I somehow managed to ditch him leaving our damned neighborhood. How the hell does that even happen?!?!?! Not a good start. I finally had to call him and tell him to get his ass in gear. I told him I would slow down to 70 and he needed to kicked up to 80. He started complaining and I yelled at him. In a difficult situation, I will yell at you until you do what I want. Anna says it somehow has a soothing effect. Feel the sooth.
The traffic was so fierce at times that I thought to myself, well the boy had a good life and it was nice knowing him.
We stopped in IN and we went to my favorite Chinese buffet. This is what the kid looked like after driving through Chicago and then Gary. He looks older.
After a few more hours of driving, we made it to the apartment. DJ is living with Cammie and Lincoln. Cammie moved in first. She had most of the stuff since she had an apartment before.
It is an adorable 4 bedroom. And Cammie gets most of the credit. She is a sweet girl and fixed it up with second hand and hand me downs.
Then DJ and I got busy hauling crap back to his apartment. Two days of moving/buying crap.
He brought the bedroom furniture that he had at home. It's heavy. Very heavy.
When the three roomies were deciding how to split everything, Cammie wanted her own bathroom. That was a good call. Lincoln wanted the biggest bedroom. Cammie got the second largest bedroom. DJ got the smallest bedroom and then claimed the fourth bedroom as a game room. They all got something.

This is his actual bedroom. He's happy and packed in there.
It was a hell of a trip and I managed to charge so much that I locked up 2 credit cards for fraudulent charges. That ate up 30 minutes to straighten out. But I was glad to be sitting. It was hot and I was tuckered out.

I'm back and sad. I have no kids at home. DJ's empty room isn't helping me any. But I will say that it is easy to clean. Anna did text and say that she has quite a bit of time off and can now plan a trip home. I suspect that Den had something to do with her text. It was almost perfectly timed. I'll be fine. I just need to fix up the room like I did Anna's.
I spent the end of the week trying to get caught up around here. 
So what have you been up to lately? What did I miss in your world?
Sonya Ann