Thursday, June 12, 2008

End of School Year

So for the last week or two, I've been busy trying to tie up loose ends before the end of school year. Well another way of saying it would be "I had to get my shopping fix in before the end of school year." Jacob is not a shopper. Today was the last day of school, until August 20. Not that I am counting or anything.

Well I did tie up a few loose ends. I won a coupon for a free soda at WaWa from entering a contest on Kimberly's My Good Cents blog. So I wanted to use it before it expired (and not have to chase Jacob around inside the convenience store). Her blog has all kinds of deals, and promos and money saving stuff on it.

I've used up almost all of my Staples $3 coupons. One day last week I splurged and got a mani-pedi (my idea of a splurge is getting a $30 mani/pedi plus tip at the cheap nail salon if you go on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.) THEN a few days later ended up getting a really bad splinter under a fingernail so I removed the nail polish to make sure I didn't see any more splinter. It was a baaaad splinter.

Used up a $5 Ace Rewards gift card that was expiring at the end of the month. Ended up buying $5 worth of laundry detergent.

Then today my DH had the day off from work, so we ended up doing some shopping at Walmart and Target. Bought Jacob a pair of water shoes for $4.88. Going to put up a little pool (bought last year at end of summer clearance at Target) on our deck and I don't want him to get splinters (we have an old wooden deck). Geez, in all this time on the blog I don't think I've used the word splinter once, and now here it turns up twice in one posting.

I need to get more organized, I know he has a pair of water shoes around here someplace, (bought at thrift) and I think they will fit this year but I can't find them. I thought for sure they were in his closet but I cannot find them. Maybe that will be my mission for tomorrow - find the other pair of water shoes so that he will have two pairs to use.

I found out that the CNN piece aired today at 3:45. I didn't find out until after the fact, but I should be getting an electronic copy. I don't think the website was mentioned since I don't see a big spike in website hits.


Anonymous said...

Been reading your blog for a few months now- I saw your interview on the channel 5 fox news just now (not cnn) and they had your sit up for about 2 seconds so maybe not long enough for anyone to see it well enough to know where to find you. Asoon as I saw your face I said oh I have to let her know shes on the news out here in Las Vegas NV! Denise

Anonymous said...

Saw you on our local news today in Louisville, KY (nbc)! There was a clip of you talking about a coffee table/trunk(?) that is one of your favorite yard sale finds. The piece was about how to save money. Don't think they mentioned the site, though!

Kimberly said...

I wanna see you on tv! Let us know when you get the tape and what you thought of it... that's a bummer they didn't throw the website out there..