Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Chicken Day!

Well, You're probably wondering why I said Happy Chicken Day, instead of Happy Turkey Day... This year's holidays are very meager, but still very blessed. We've had several chickens that we bought a while ago when Walmart had the 98 cents a pound chickens and we had money and time to walk that far all at the same time. We saved the biggest for roasting. Well, my parents are working on moving to Indiana this coming spring/summer, and they are up there for this weekend, so we knew we were going to be on our own for the first time. And we both have to work on Thanksgiving, I from 10-1 and Grant 3-11 and 11-7. So we had our feast last night. We had our Roast Chicken which turned out excellent (The first time I'd ever roasted anything without a bag!!!), Stuffing (from a box), Au Gratin Potatoes (from a box), No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Dessert (From a box), and (this one you'll never believe) Cool-Whip from a box! Most of that was given to us, or we bought at ridiculously low prices. The Cool-Whip in a box we have at Dollar General, it's called Dream Whip, and you just mix up a packet with vanilla and milk, and whip it until it's the right consistency. It's shelf stable, that's why I got some, and it didn't taste too bad!
Well, as my parents were leaving for Indiana this morning, they brought us their extra car so we could use it for the weekend. So, I went to work (not having to walk for the first time in months!) and when I got off we went to get my new Driver's License. (I've been living in Missouri for 4 years and married for 2 and still hadn't switched states or names.) So now I'm official! Then we came here, and we're going to get the Christmas decorations out of storage this evening, and finally clear out the junk from the house that has needed to go to storage since we moved and we couldn't get it there!!! Maybe by Christmas my house will be company worthy!

~*~Dollar General Sale Report~*~
*70% off all Halloween Decorations (this doesn't include scarecrows and pumpkins, those are harvest...)
~~~*~~~Thanksgiving Sale~~~*~~~
Not all stores got in all items
---All Week---
*The Zone Wireless Gaming System $39 (regularly $49)
*Axe Holiday Gift Set $8 (Regularly $10)
*Black and Decker Coffeemaker $15 (Regularly $20)
*Flying Alarm Clock (It really does fly) $5 (Regularly $8
*Portable Dvd players $25

---Thursday and Friday only---
*Wrangler Jeans $8 (regularly $12)
*Net 10 Phones 1 penny w/purchase of phone card ($30-$100)
*Emerson 1 GB MP3 Player $12 (Regularly $18)
*100 count mini lights BYGO Half Off (Regularly $3)
*The ad states that there are "Wheelie knock off" Shoes in the sale, they have been pulled because of technical difficulties, we are hoping they will be brought back at a later time...)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Free Book Offer from Oprah and

Until 11:59 pm on November 22 you can go to to make your own photo book and recieve it for free (with shipping and handling, usually around 6.99), a $20 value! I just went and made mine of my wedding photos. You get 20 pages of photos, and you can add extra pages for a minimal charge. A warning though, because of the overwhelming response to it, they said they are having a wait time on customer support of about 1 hour, and it takes a while to check out. They said the best time to check out with it is weekdays mornings and afternoons. You can save your book and return to it at another time! A good Christmas gift, or keepsake for a special family event!
The page is, and I believe that it is also on the homepage with a link stating For Oprah Viewers (or something like that).

Monday, November 10, 2008

The last week...

Ok.. So I think it's been at least a week since I posted, and I'm sorry for that. With it getting colder I just don't have the motivation every day to leave for work 1 or 2 hours early to go to the library. Today, however, Grant had the day off, and I don't go to work until 4, so we walked the 2 miles to the Christian College that we both used to attend, to get on the computers there. We have managed to get a few things done around the "homestead." I baked bread for the first time in our new house. I baked the Betty Crocker White Bread recipe for 4 loaves. I must say that the electric stove and I are not on the best of terms right now. The bread was supposed to bake for 20 minutes, after 5 it was burning, and i pulled it out and we tried some and it was cooked, except for a couple of the loaves were still doughy on the inside, but not too bad. Hopefully sometime soon I'll have some extra money and can get a thermometer for the oven to find out if that's the problem. We also worked on boarding up the holes in the ceiling, which seems to have helped, and we started on some of the holes in the floors. We hung up blankets over some of the windows, and started re-arranging the bedroom to maybe make it warmer. My office is for the most part set up, but not organized yet. The living room/craft room is a completely other story. Most of the stuff that needs to go to storage is housed in this room for now, and with not having a running car, that makes things difficult. We're hoping to talk someone into helping with this for payment of some cookies or homemade bread or something.