Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My Furbabies

This beautiful solid white princess is Snowball. She is now 14 1/2 years old. She wanted to be the only kitty in the house. The only way Coal got to come in was that he was so small she didn't know what he was! Snowball was my Daddy's Christmas present from my brother two years before my dad passed away.

The large black cat on the computer is Midnight the mischief maker. I love him dearly, but he drives me nuts! He's into everything, but loving as can be. He's the one who likes to put his paw over your mouth if he doesn't want you to talk. He also likes to nibble on chins!

This loving trio is from left to right: Lucky, Roadrunner, and Punkin. Roadrunner and Punkin are litter-mates and younger brothers of Midnight---and cousins of Coal and Max. Lucky showed up at around 3 or 4 months old, but he's not from the litters of any of my females.

The pretty tortie above is Coal's (and Max's) mama cat, Little Girl. She's showing you where she left her babies for me to find.

The last picture is a re-post of Coal (all grown-up!) and Ginger the Chow who is now 10 years old. Notice Coal's tail, or lack of tail. The vet said that the vertebrate just didn't form enough to create a full tail.

Still to come in another post are Max and Peaches.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Isn't He Precious???

This was my baby boy, Coal, just a week or so after I found him under my car. I can't believe that was 7 1/2 years ago already! I was over at visiting Cory's and Maggie May's pages looking at kitten pictures and had to share Coal's. BTW, Coal started out as "my little lump of coal". I had a time trying to figure out a name so he became Coal. It was either that or Mole (at first I thought he was a mole!).

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Not Enough Time in The Day

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The photo above is from lolcats. It looks like my cat, Midnight, but he'd have his paw over the pacifier. ETA: Sorry that part of the pic is cut off, I don't know how to resize it.

Easter weekend was GREAT! DBF and I went to his parents' farm for the weekend. On Saturday they took us (his sister and 2 y/o niece too) to the Newport Aquarium. It was fo much fun. I got a lot of great pictures to use with summer school. I'll post either later this week or next week.

The class I'm taking is almost over. Then I have to get ready for summer school! I haven't felt like doing much at all this past week. Hopefully, this next week will be better.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Happy Easter!

Yes, I know that Easter is still a few days away, but I won't be near a computer then. DBF and I are visiting his family in Kentucky this weekend. They live near Lexington so it'll be about a four hour drive each way. We'll celebrate his niece's 2nd b-day while we are there. We all (his parents, sister, niece and the two of us)will spend Saturday at the Cincinatti zoo. I was already looking foward to spending the weekend with them, but even more now that I know about the zoo! I haven't been to the zoo since a field trip to the Nashville zoo when I was student teaching in 1998! Expect to see LOTS of pictures next week!!

I am almost finished with my "Integrating Technology" class! It's been very interesting which is good since I just found out that I will have to pay full price ($758!) for it. My dad received a purple heart when he was in the military so I qualified for a remission of fees. However, I would have to be seeking a degree. No thanks, I already have a bachelor's and a Masters. All I want to do is keep my Kentucky Teaching Certification! The crazy thing is, this is the paper I got from the university to tell me I'd have to change to degree-seeking status was the first contact that they've made. They never even sent me a letter telling me that I was enrolled! I had to call the Friday before classes started! Oh well, I hate to spend the money, but THANK GOD I have the money put away already to pay for it. It just means that I won't be able to pay off the $400 or so that I owe on my student loans from 11 years ago.

I've had some good deals at the stores lately. I've gone to Walgreens the past two Sundays. I loved getting the Softsoap for only tax! I got three on Sunday night. Then I gave the last Q to DBF (since he works near WAGS and I live 30 miles away) to get some more. Too bad the stores caught on and stop the multiple Qs from printing. DBF said he tried to get four in different transaction during his lunch and the new Q didn't print. Four for the price of one (I used $1 Q on the first one) isn't bad at all!

This past Sunday, I did the Colgate, Skintimate (again!), and Chapstick deals (couldn't find this on 3/29!). I have $6.50 in RRs. Need to check if there is a WAGS near DBF's parents. I already looked up CVS and found one about 30 minutes away from their farm. We will be driving right by it on our way home Sunday so I can get more FREE Softsoap----I love this stuff!

Another great deal was the Pepsi at Target last week. I had just gotten my Pepsi/Frito Lay Qs the day before. I also found the Gillette shampoo/body wash on sale for $2 (I had $2 Qs!). For 5 12packs of Diet Pepsi and 3 of the bodywash I spend a grand total of $6.12!! Plus I got a $5 giftcard to Target! DBF and I saw this kid (12 or 13) loading a cart down with Mountain Dew. It was a funny sight, but I know that if it had been a Coke sale, I would have bought 2 carts worth of Diet Coke!

I got a $15/75 CRT from CVS this week, but I didn't have the right Q from P&G to make it work. If I had Tide/Swifter Qs and could find my Intuition Qs I might have been able to do it.

Oh, I did make a quick $60 the other day! On January 2nd I had to get a script for strep and of course the stupid computers were on the blink so my insurance wouldn't go through. My insurance is throught Wal-Mart and I was filling the script at Wal-Mart-----how hard is that??? Anyway, I paid full price so I could take my meds and go to bed....all $64.xx of it! I never got anything back from it so I went back the the pharmacy and asked. Remember if you don't ask the answer is always NO! That reminds me, I need to check if CVS will take my insurance so I can get some of those $25 gift cards next time I need meds. Too bad I can't get the furbabies meds there----one of them is always needing something!

Well, that's an update of what's going on. I was going to post pictures of my deals, but I'm just too tired! Have a Happy Easter and Happy Passoever!